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Care home creates "Memory Lane" for dementia patients

Dementia can be a devastating illness, and one of its most common effects is memory loss.

Often, sufferers recall the distant past more clearly than recent events.

Now, a care home in Sussex has created a special garden recreating the post-war era, to keep alive the memories of its dementia patients.

Malcolm Shaw spoke to Nosi Ncube, manager of Fairdene Lodge in Hove, and Warren Benbow, whose family made the project possible.


Hove father speaks for first time about affects of cardiac arrest

A father from Hove who suffered catastrophic brain injuries after he had a cardiac arrest has spoken for the first time about the impact it's had on his life.

Dan Mason was a fit and healthy 42 year old when his heart stopped suddenly. He's been left blind and paralysed.

Charlotte Wilkins speaks to Dan Mason, his wife Sabrina , and their friend Nicola Brown.

The family is raising money for care here.

Video view of King Alfred plans revealed for first time

It could be the biggest ever development on Hove's seafront. Plans for a new multi-million pound leisure centre along with hundreds of new homes were revealed for the first time this morning.

The King Alfred Centre on the historic promenade has been standing since the 1930s but a council-backed scheme could now replace it.

However, similar plans sparked controversy almost a decade ago when world famous architect Frank Gehry was on board. So will this project fare any better?

Andy Dickenson reports. He speaks to Cllr Warren Morgan, leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, Valerie Paynter of the Save Hove campaign, local resident David Jewell, and Robert Starr of the Starr Trust, with video courtesy of LA Architects.


Police launch hunt for missing woman

Credit: Sussex Police

Police are searching Hove for a woman who has gone missing from her home.

Melanie Bowles, 40, has not been seen since she left home in Godwin Road sometime overnight on December 14 - 15.

Melanie, who is white, 5'3", and of slim build with short brown hair, has five stars tattooed on her right wrist.

She left her car, mobile phone and purse at home. It is not clear what clothing she was wearing when she left.

We are particularly concerned for Melanie as she has recently been depressed, though her disappearance was unexpected.

– Inspector James Davidson, Sussex Police

Hooded handgun robber caught on CCTV holding-up convenience store

A hooded robber wielding what appears to be a 9mm handgun has been caught on CCTV holding up a convenience store in Hove.

The footage shows the man calmly walking into the Elm Stores in Hangleton on September 16.

He walks up to the counter and demands that a female assistant fills up a bag with cash from the till.

He managed to escape with £500, heading towards Hove Cemetery. Police say they later found discarded clothing.

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