Brighton & Hove's homeless crisis has reached unprecedented levels according to a new report by the city's housing trust.
In the last year almost six hundred people have been reported as sleeping rough in the city. A lack of affordable homes, alcohol and drug abuse, and a poor support network for people with mental illnesses have all been blamed for the rise.
In the video below, Andy Winter from Brighton Housing Trust tells ITV Meridian how the situation is worsening.
A Landlord from East Sussex has been fined more than £2,000 for failing to make repairs and leaving tenants with leaky showers and broken toilet seats.
59-year-old Alan Filsell of London Road, Hailsham, ignored repeated requests to make repairs to a block of bedsits, which are located on the same road.
Wealden District Council says the condition of the property failed to meet required standards and contained potential hazards.
The property, called Gidleigh Lodge, has shared facilities and housed up to 20 people.
The owner failed to provide adequate, safe bathroom fittings and manage repairs despite repeated assurances to the Council that improvements would be carried out
A 27 year old man from Worthing has died after a van crashed into a tree.
Four men from Sussex - two in their twenties and two in their thirties - have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. They have since been bailed.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at the junction between Offington Avenue and Offington Drive in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The four survivors were treated for their injuries at Worthing Hospital.
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The Conservatives have gained the Lewes seat from Liberal Democrat Norman Baker. Tory victor Maria Caulfield works as a nurse in theRoyal Marsden Hospital and served as a councillor. The farmer’s daughter is a shareholder of Lewes Football Club.
Lewes and neighbouring Eastbourne constituency Eastbourne have now both been lost to the Conservatives. They were the only seats in the South East to be held by Liberal Democrats.
Except for one stint in the 1980s - the Thurrock seat in south Essex had been a Labour stronghold.
But at the last election the race was so tight - two recounts were ordered. Conservative Jackie Doyle-Price just scraped in with a majority of 92 votes which is the fifth smallest majority in the UK. The turnout was just under 60 per cent.
In this report, our reporter Nashreen Issa speaks to Tyrrells Hall club members and Mike Umoren from TRUST.
There are seven candidates standing in the constituency of Thurrock:
- Tim Aker (UKIP)
- Jamie Barnes (Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol)
- Polly Billington (Labour)
- Jackie Doyle-Price (Conservative)
- Rhodri Jamieson-Ball (Liberal Democrat)
- Aba Kristilolu (All People's Party)
- Daniel Munyambu (Independent)
Well, with less than a week to go to the general election, the pollsters are in a frenzy of anticipation.
And at Drusillas Zoo in Sussex they decided to it was time to test the politcal preferences of Porker the Pig.
Handfuls of his favourite food were placed in coloured buckets to represent the main parties. And it seems that Porker is a true blue Tory.
ITV Meridian spoke to Head Keeper at Drusillas Mark Kenward.
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In tonight's constituency profile, we take a look at Dover.
Its famous port has become a major focus for the immigration debate. Little surprise then that the seat is a key target for UKIP.
Last time - in 2010 - Conservative Charlie Elphicke won it from Labour with a majority of 5,274 and the turnout was 70%.
Sangeeta Bhabra went to have a closer look.