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Apologies and promises from i360 chairman as tourist attraction re-opens

The designer of the south coast's newest and tallest visitor attraction said the i360 was back in business today - and promised no repetition of what he called 'the teething troubles' of the past week.

David Marks admitted the problems, which saw hundreds of people trapped in the observation tower, were unfortunate and apologised to customers whose trips had to be cancelled. Andy Dickenson reports.

Brighton's i360 tower is open today

The i360 is open today Credit: ITV

The British Airways i360 tower, beset with technical problems, is open today.

Hundreds of passengers were trapped for hours when it broke down on Thursday and twice on Sunday


Tourism in Brighton 'never stronger' as Brexit pound increases staycations

Are you one of the five million Brits who have been holidaying 'at home' this weekend?

Experts say that with the falling value of the pound, following the EU referendum, more of us than ever are taking our vacations in the UK. And with the sun shining, that's led to a bumper Bank Holiday in Brighton.

Andy Dickenson reports, speaking to Max Leviston, general manager of the Sealife Centre, and Amy Gray of Visit Britain.

Tributes paid to teenager killed at her home

The family of a 19-year old woman, whose body was found in her flat in Portslade, have paid tribute to her.

Police were called to a property on Chrisdory Road, Mile Oak on Thursday.

Tributes paid to Shana Grice Credit: Sussex Police

Shana is our beautiful girl, a kind thoughtful, caring daughter who always thought of others. We would like to thank Ashley and his family for their support. We would also like to thank everyone for their beautiful kind words. We would like to ask that our privacy be respected through this difficult time.

– Parents Sharon Grice & Richard Green

A 27-year old man arrested on Thursday on suspicion of murder is still in custody for interview and further enquiries.

The death has been notified to the Independent Police Complaints Commission owing to there having been previous police contact with Shana Grice and other people.


Thief caught on camera as she pinches tip jar from cafe

Do you recognise this woman who appears to steal a tip jar from a café in Brighton?

Police appeal after theft Credit: Sussex Police

She was captured on CCTV at Little Miss Piggies Café in St James' Street.

The jar in the shape of a pig contained £45 in tips for staff.

We are appealing to anyone who recognises the suspect to let us know who it is. You have to watch the CCTV footage carefully as she takes the tip jar quickly from the counter before leaving the café.

– PC Grant Hebblewhite

Click below to see the footage.

'Racism is endemic' at Sussex NHS Trust placed in special measures

Last night we reported on claims of bullying, harassment and discrimination at the biggest NHS Trust in Sussex.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has been placed in 'special measures' while major problems are being tackled. Today we spoke to a doctor who tells us racism at the organisation is 'endemic'.

It comes as the new Chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission says a failure to tackle deep-rooted race inequality will cause more and more divisions in our society.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Dr Vivienne Lyfar-Cissé, Chair of the NHS BME Network.

'There was no management for my Mum' - Sussex NHS Trust goes into special measures

An NHS Trust that runs both the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and the Princess Royal in Haywards Heath has been placed in 'special measures'.

A new Care Quality Commission report describes a catalogue of errors - including patients treated in corridors, a lack of leadership, poor safety, and long waiting times.

The damning indictment even included allegations of bullying and discrimination between staff.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Maggie Snowsell, Alan Thorne of the Care Quality Commission, and Dr Stephen Holmberg of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

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