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Girl, 17, found dead at house in Sussex

Police are investigating the death of a girl at a house in Ditchling.

The unnamed girl from Lewes was discovered in Ditchling after paramedics were called to South Street on Friday morning.

She had been found collapsed by a friend and was declared dead at the scene. Sussex Police say they are treating the death as unexplained.


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Boxing Day Hunt rides from Lewes

Ten years ago, the Hunting Act made it illegal to hunt foxes with hounds across England and Wales. Many said the Act would destroy a countryside way of life. But from the turnout at Boxing Day trail hunts across the South East, it seems the tradition is far from dead.

David Johns reports, speaking to spectators, hunt protestor Marina Pepper and Jonathan, a huntsman.

Huge Alex Salmond to be centrepiece at Lewes Bonfire

A huge Alex Salmond has made an appearance at County Hall ahead of tonight's prestigious bonfire celebration in Lewes.

It is thought to be one of the biggest bonfire night celebration in the world, where bonfire societies parade through narrow streets of the town.

This year Alex Salmond, Scotland's fourth First Minister, will be the centrepiece of the festivities.


Lewes MP Norman Baker resigns as a Home Office minister

Norman Baker has quit as a Home Office minister, complaining that working under Home Secretary Theresa May was like "walking through mud".

The Liberal Democrat MP accused the Tory Cabinet minister of viewing her coalition colleagues as "a cuckoo in the nest rather than part of government".

His decision comes days after he became embroiled in a fresh disagreement over drugs policy and accused the Tories of suppressing a report which backed his case for a review of the current law.

Crash involving coach and crane in Sussex

Police are at the scene of a road traffic collision on the A27 eastbound at Selmeston, between Lewes and Polegate, involving a coach and a mobile crane. It happened at 4.10pm this afternoon.

The coach has passengers aboard. It is not yet known if there are any injuries.

Diversions have been set up and motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek alternative routes if possible.

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