A fire in Littlehampton, where a man died, is now being treated as arson and murder.
Terry Davies, who was 24-years-old, lived in the property in South Terrace when the fire started on Thursday 12th September.
He sadly died from smoke inhalation.
It was originally believed the fire was started by an electrical fault but further investigations by the West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has found that white spirit had been used instead.
The investigation has now been passed on to the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team.
Detective Inspector John Wallace said, "A young man lost his life that night because someone started that fire in the property, a fire which could have cost the lives of other occupants who had to be rescued by firefighters.
"We need to find who is responsible."
Anyone with information is urged to contact the police on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting Operation Annexe.
A fisherman was rescued this morning after the boat he was on caught on fire.
Emergency services were called around 9.30 this morning to attend the scene. The owner had taken to his liferaft and paddled away from the craft. He was wearing a lifejacket and called for help using his mobile phone.
The lifeboat crew found that the fisherman, who was on his own, had successfully launched and climbed aboard his liferaft. He was unharmed, and was recovered by the lifeboat crew. Shoreham Lifeboat remained on scene and stood by the burning wreck, which has subsequently sunk.
Planning permission for the replacement store was granted last year by the District Council. During construction works we have sought to minimise any disruption, particularly with regard to dust during the hot weather, when we have been regularly damping down the site.
Sainsbury’s is keen to be a considerate neighbour. We are currently arranging a meeting with our neighbours and the local MP so we can understand their concerns more fully and discuss any possible solutions.”
Some of England's rarest and best-preserved railway signal boxes from across our region have been given Grade-II listed status.
The chosen railway boxes include those from Canterbury East, Maidstone, Wateringbury Eastbourne, and Rye,
The list was announced by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, who teamed up with Network Rail and English Heritage to seek out the best historic boxes.
In the 1940s, there were about 10,000 signal boxes but today there are fewer than 500 in use.
John Minnis, senior investigator at English Heritage, said:
"These are very special buildings, at one time in a familiar sight on our railway system. Today's listings will ensure that many of these highly distinctive designs are protected for years to come, providing a window into how railways were operated in the past."
Littlehampton RNLI have received a steep increase in call-outs after the heatwave.
The lifeboat station has picked up 11 call-outs in the last four days.
The first launch happened on Thursday evening at 19.01 to rescue a sail boarder separated from its boat.
The second launch happened minutes later at 19.07 to recover a dinghy wedged in the west works with no casualties.
The other incidents the RNLI were called to assist included a capsized kayak, a man stuck in a child's inflatable dinghy and a 28ft broken down cruiser.
Nick White, Lifeboat Operations Manager, said: "This busy weekend underlines the constant availability of our volunteer lifeboat crew, the important lesson is to be prepared. Wear lifejackets at sea, have a means of communication, avoid inflatables, and swim from the RNLI life guarded beaches."
A member of the public has described how a fire which started burning in grassland spread to several cars and caused a small explosion.
The fire at Littlehampton started just after 1pm on 16th July 2013.
It was a section of dried grass and brush inside the golf course side of the fence. Cars park there in order to use the beach. One brave owner jumped into his convertible Jaguar while flames engulfed the car, escaping with blistering paintwork and melted plastics. Other cars, a Lexus and Volkswagon, went up in flames with a small explosion from the fuel tank on the Lexus."
– Peter Fitzpatrick, eyewitness.
Mr Fitzpatrick said the fire continued to spread for 15 minutes, with flames 15 ft hight. He said the fire brigade ran hoses to fire hydrants to keep the blaze contained. The cause is not know.