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'We feel crushed' American wife and mother told to leave UK under new immigration rules

They're being affected by a law that "wasn't meant for them". That's the view of Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell after strict new immigration rules look to force a family apart.

Dominic and Katy James have been married for ten years and have a two-year-old baby - but Katy is American and was told on Saturday she could be deported. Andy Dickenson reports.

New play explores the highs and lows of living with autism

This week is Autism Awareness Week, and a young playwright from Sussex has drawn on the experiences of his own family to explore the condition.

Tom Page, who's 19 and from Eastbourne, has an older brother Ben who's autistic.

Now, the teenager has written a powerful drama which will be performed at this year's Brighton Fringe.

Malcolm Shaw spoke to Tom, and to Tim Marriott, Director of Drama at Eastbourne College.

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New pals for Clover - Guide dogs at work & play

Guide dogs are helping staff & students to de-stress

A college in Sussex has found an interesting new way to use guide dogs. The animals already do a remarkable for blind and visually-impaired people, but now the dogs are also helping staff and students at Sussex Downs College reduce their stress and increase their well-being.

The unique scheme also helps the guide dogs to become accustomed to dealing with unfamiliar situations and get used to different people. Malcolm Shaw reports.

The interviewees are students Natasha Duursma and Toby Bett; and Marion Williams from the Eastbourne & Pevensey Bay Guide Dog Group.

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Police make arrest in rape investigation

Sussex Police have arrested a man in connection with a rape in Eastbourne.

A 26-year-old man, who is from Eastbourne and known to the victim, has been arrested on suspicion of rape of a 17-year-old girl in Macmillan Drive playground on Wednesday, December 9.

He has been bailed until February 10 while investigations continue.

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