EDL march arrests in Brighton

A march by the extreme right-wing group, the English Defence League, attracted just 200 supporters in Brighton today.

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Wristbands to get into Pride Street Party to be sold

Tickets will need to be bought for this years Pride Street Party Credit: ITV Meridian

Tickets will need to be bought for this year's Pride Street Party in Brighton following concerns about security.

Last year, 30,000 people descended on St James's Street and organisers are worried people could get crushed. Wristbands for the event will cost £5 and will go on sale next month.


World Cup terrapin team backs the England squad

Adam Lallana's terrapin equivalent Credit: Brighton Sea Life Centre

World Cup hysteria has reached a new high-water mark at Brighton Sea Life Centre, where the resident terrapins are getting behind the England team. There are now terrapins sporting the numbers of all 23 members of the England squad.

One of the squad gets his number Credit: Brighton Sea Life Centre

“We needed to number all 48 of our rescued terrapins anyway, so we could keep track of each one’s veterinary records,” said Curator Carey Duckhouse.

“So as England’s World Cup adventure could be over in a matter of days, although we hope it won’t be, we decided to get the first 23 done now."

Staff were even tempted to re-name some of the players…like Phil Jagishellka, Danny Shellbeck and Danishell Sturridge, but decided that might be taking things too far!


Watching the World Cup on Brighton seafront

Engineers will begin erecting a giant screen on Brighton's seafront for fans to watch the World Cup today. The free screen, run on bio-diesel and solar power, will stand in the shadow of the Palace Pier and Brighton Wheel - and show games as well as Wimbledon matches and movies.

ITV Meridian spoke to Bill Murray from Brighton's Big Screen.

Memorial service for First World War Indian soldiers

The Chattri Memorial Service Credit: ITV Meridian

The Chattri Memorial Service remembering Indian soldiers in the First World War has taken place in Sussex. Injured Indian soldiers were hospitalised in the Dome in Brighton. The Hindus and Sikhs who died were cremated on the Downs and, in 1921, the Chattri Memorial was constructed on the site.

Seagulls appoint a new manager - Sami Hyypia

Brighton & Hove Albion have announced on the club's website that they've appointed a new manager. He is Sami Hyypia's and has been given a three-year contract, he is a former Finnish international.

The new boss said, "I am absolutely thrilled by this appointment; Brighton & Hove Albion are an ambitious club and I am very pleased to have been given this opportunity.

I've held extensive talks with the chairman Tony Bloom and chief executive Paul Barber. I have looked at the club from top to bottom and I am very impressed by what I've seen at all levels." More details can be found here on the club's site.

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