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Sussex travel company celebrates growth

A travel company based in Sussex has recruited almost a hundred new staff.

Tropical Sky in East Grinstead is thought to be one of the UK's fastest growing companies of it's kind. They specialise in long-haul flights. They started with just 5 employees. They also take on university placements.

Today they celebrated the opening of their new offices in the town.

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Human rights victory for Scientology couple

Sussex, East Grinstead
Scientology Centre in East Grinstead Credit: ITV Meridian

A couple from Sussex are claiming a human rights victory after winning the right to wed in a Church of Scientology chapel.

Scientologists Louisa Hodkin and Alessandro Calcioli, both 25 and from East Grinstead, had put the ceremony on hold after a High Court judge said services run by Scientologists were not "acts of worship".

But the Supreme Court today overturned that decision and ruled that the Scientology church was a "place of meeting for religious worship".

Judges said religion should not be confined to faiths involving a "supreme deity".

Plane noise affecting health of East Grinstead man

With Heathrow, Gatwick, Southampton, Bournemouth and Farnborough airports in our region - many of us are used to living under the flight path. Most people get used to the drone of aircraft noise - but one man from West Sussex - just can't.

Patrick Kiley from East Grinstead is unable to sleep at night because of planes flying over his home . And he's worried that changes to flight paths over Gatwick - could mean the noise will get worse. David Johns has been to meet him.

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Biker hurt after East Grinstead crash

A motorbike and a car were involved in a crash in East Grinstead where two people were taken to hospital.

The emergency services were called on Sunday 18th August at 10.30am after a Kawasaki motorcycle and a grey MG had collided.

The 19-year-old male rider from East Grinstead and the 50-year-old female driver of the MG were taken to hospital.

The rider was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital with serious injuries and the woman was taken to East Surrey Hospital suffering with shock, cuts and bruises.

Man due in court charged with cemetery rape

The woman was attacked in a cemetery at the weekend Credit: ITV News Meridian

A man is due in court charged with the rape of a woman in East Grinstead. Tyrone Carr, 27, a gardener, of High Street, East Grinstead, was charged yesterday evening. A woman in her twenties was attacked at Mount Noddy cemetery in the town in the early hours of Saturday 1st June.

He will appear in custody at Crawley Magistrates Court which sits at 10am on Tuesday 4 June.

Man charged with rape in cemetery

A man has been charged with the rape of a woman in East Grinstead. Tyrone Carr, 27, a gardener, of High Street, East Grinstead, was charged yesterday evening (3rd June) with the rape of a woman in her twenties at Mount Noddy cemetery in the town in the early hours of Saturday 1st June.

He will appear in custody at Crawley Magistrates Court which sits at 10am on Tuesday 4 June.

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