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Drug driver had taken cocaine, heroin and valium

Less than three months after new laws came into force, police have renewed a warning about the dangers of getting behind the wheel under the influence of drugs. It comes after Sussex Police released footage of a motorist caught driving while high. He later admitted to having taken heroine, crack cocaine and valium. Since March, when police have been able to carry out roadside tests, 57 people have been arrested in Sussex and 21 of them charged with drug-drive offences. This report by Tom Savvides includes an interview with Inspector Stewart Goodwin and video campaign footage form THINK!

Several Range Rovers stolen in Brighton

A couple from Brighton have become the latest victims in a spate of Range Rover thefts. Sara Demetriou and her husband Chris were visiting her mother when a thief tried to steal the vehicle - smashing into a wall as he escaped. The four by four was then dumped nearby. It was the 13th Range Rover Sport to be targeted in the city since January

Door staff to help protect vulnerable party-goers

Police have been meeting with door staff in Brighton to help them spot vulnerable night-clubbers they say could be at risk.

Over the last year more than 350 rapes and sexual assaults were reported, many of which have been attributed to the city's booming night-time economy.

Andy Dickenson's report contains clips of the Who Are You? ad campaign. He speaks to Ch Insp Katy Woolford of Sussex Police, Dave Joyce, Manager of Pryzm Nightclub, and Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne.


The X Factor comes to the South East

The X Factor is coming to Brighton Credit: © Myles Wright/ZUMA Wire/

The X Factor is coming to Brighton at the weekend.

Auditions are being held at the Churchill Square Shopping Centre and is only one of two in the South East.

Anyone over the age of 16 can go to the mobile audition pod in and sing for The X-Factor casting team. If the team is impressed with your vocals, you will then be in with a chance of auditioning in front of the X Factor judges, when the judges' auditions take place in summer.

The auditions will be held on Sunday, May 17th from 11am to 5pm.

First performance for Brighton's new Open Air Theatre

The first performance at the new Brighton Open Air Theatre is taking place today in Sussex.

The grass stage carved out of a former bowling green was the brainchild of local playwright Adrian Bunting. Sadly he died of cancer two years ago before his dream could be fulfilled, but his friends and the local community got together to make sure his idea came to fruition. Andy Dickenson reports.

Adrian Bunting hoped the 'Brighton Open Air Theatre' would become his legacy Credit: Brighton Open Air Theatre

Caroline Lucas: 'our voting system is broken'

The re-elected MP for Brighton Pavilion, the former Green Party leader Caroline Lucas has called for a reform of the voting system.

The politician held on to the Green Party's only parliamentary seat, winning 22,871 votes in the Brighton Pavilion constituency. However, more than a million people cast votes for Green candidates - Ms Lucas says that means there is something wrong with our voting system and she called for electoral reform, saying she would ally herself with other parties or organisations calling for change - including UKIP which also has just one MP after winning more than 3.7 million votes.

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas making her declaration speech after retaining Brighton Pavilion seat

"I think it's a real travesty over a million people voted Green up and down the country and yet that's been translated into just one seat.

"I'm feeling fairly confident that as a result of what we've seen tonight there will be a real movement outside of Parliament, a real anger for people wanting voting reform."

– Caroline Lucas, Brighton Pavilion MP
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