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Trump and May 'star' in Lewes Bonfire as thousands throng streets

It's the country's most famous Guy Fawkes celebration and flaming torches once again filled the streets of Lewes on Saturday night.

Bonfire societies in their traditional costumes were joined by spectacular effigies poking fun at politicians and world leaders - but with travel restrictions in place, did the visitors stay away?

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Ch Const Giles York, Mick Symes of Lewes Borough Bonfire Society, and Thandanani of Gumede Zulu Tradition.

  1. Phil Hornby

The Last Word, February 2017

We need new houses - hundreds of thousands of them. But where are they to go?

We've voted for Brexit: but where is it going?

And The Speaker's outburst about President Trump: one senior backbencher from the South tells us many of his colleagues are "incensed"

  • Kelly Tolhurst MP - Rochester & Strood, Conservative
  • Alan Whitehead MP - Southampton Test, Labour
  • Liz Leffman - Liberal Democrat from Witney

... debate the issues of the week. And what's it like to be in the eye of the storm? Two by-election candidates give us the view from the pavement.

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Hundreds gather in Oxford for anti Trump rally

Oxford was one of several towns and cities up and down the country where protests have been held against Donald Trump's immigration policy. Here's our report from Mary Stanley

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  1. Phil Hornby

The Last Word, January 2017

Clean. Soft. Hard. Red, white and blue. We're getting a better idea of what sort of Brexit we're heading to.
And we may be getting an idea of what destination the long-running Southern Trains dispute is heading to, as well. And Donald Trump - does he know where he's heading? The Dorchester ... in Southampton?

To discuss all this -

  • Conservative Ed Vaizey MP, from Wantage in Oxfordshire;
  • Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb in Brighton from the Greens;
  • Peter Kyle, Labour MP for Hove in Sussex

join Phil Hornby, our Political Correspondent

  1. Philip Hornby

The Last Word, December 2016

This week, we look at the troubled Southern Railway: as Aslef pile on the pressure and join the RMT, it's the passengers who face even more strikes, more uncertainty.

And uncertainty, too, over Brexit: six months after the vote to quit the EU, the timetable and the detail are still unknown.

We look back over 2016, a year unlike any other, with that referendum, the election of Donald Trump, and leadership elections for Labour, the Tories, and UKIP. In fact, they enjoyed theirs so much, they did it twice.

Lively political debate for our final show of the year with:-

  • Tim Aker MEP - UKIP
  • Royston Smith MP - Conservative, Southampton Itchen
  • Baroness Smith of Basildon, from Sussex
  • Stephen Lloyd, until last year, Lib Dem MP for Eastbourne

Meet Harvey Matusow - 'America's most notorious liar'

They called him 'America's most notorious liar'. Harvey Matusow was once a professional witness in Senator Joe McCarthy's communist witch hunts, and then later admitted his testimony was false.

But this extraordinary character later came to the UK and his archives ended up at the University of Sussex. Now a one-man show is now being performed in his name.

Andy Dickenson speaks to Diarmuid Hester and Doug Haynes from the university, as well as actor and writer Robert Cohen.

A lecture 'Who is Harvey Matusow' will take place tomorrow and the performance 'The Trials of Harvey Mostow' on Wednesday at the Latest Music Bar, Brighton.

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