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Threatened with court action at 100 years old

A 100-year-old grandmother is being threatened with legal action over a disputed nursing home bill.

Violet Davies, from Seaford, who's blind and deaf, has been given two weeks to pay nine thousand pounds - or be taken to court.

Her family have described the council officials who issued the threat as "heartless".

But East Sussex County Council say they're not convinced Mrs Davies is unable to pay. John

Violet Davies faces eviction Credit: ITV News Meridian

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University sit in ends with eviction

Police move in to evict protesters Credit: @occupy_sussex

A sit in at the University of Sussex ended in eviction today.

The protest occupation was in the Terrace Room in Bramber House - the main student services building on the Sussex campus.

Eviction underway at University of Sussexc Credit: @occupy_sussex

The eviction of the 25 remaining occupiers followed a High Court hearing where an eviction order was issued.

The protest was in relation to the University's plans to work with external partners for catering and facilities management.

Bexhill-Hastings: Cost of evictions

A road protester and bailiffs last month Credit: PA Wires

Taxpayers have been left with a bill of almost 690,000 for evicting activists and securing the site of a controversial road building project in East Sussex.

Campaigners against the Hastings to Bexhill link road set up camps, locked themselves in tunnels and stationed themselves up trees.

Protesters are helped from the site in January Credit: PA Wires

The protest, dubbed "the second Battle of Hastings", led to the arrest of 28 people, amid fears the £93 million road would lead to more pollution and damage the environment.

East Sussex County Council said the bill for removing the protesters and securing the site in the threatened Combe Haven Valley, near Crowhurst, had been "an unnecessary additional cost".

It said the bill is on top of the £4.5 million already built up from judicial delays into the road scheme, which aims to regenerate one of the poorest economies in the South East.

Workmen clear the area of the Combe Haven Defenders base camp Credit: PA Wires

A county council spokesman said: "To secure the site and remove protesters from trees and tunnels has required highly-trained specialist staff.

"This is a significant sum but this was a significant protest. To remove safely people who have locked themselves in tunnels and to trees requires very specific skills and expertise.

"We will continue to work with security and the police, where appropriate, to ensure any preparatory works can continue to be carried out safely."