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Thief steals money donated to help teenager walk again - captured on CCTV

A mother raising money for an operation to help her daughter walk again has spoken of her disgust after donations were stolen from her local pub in Sussex.

Marissa Tasker is 18 and has cerebral palsy, and needs ground-breaking surgery to remove faulty nerves in her spine that cause her legs to spasm.

The private treatment itself will cost tens of thousands of pounds. The theft was captured on cctv in a pub in Rottingdean, near Brighton.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Marissa, her mother Sharon and pub landlord Owen Evans.

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A businessman's tale of recovery after losing a leg

A businessman who was told he would die unless he had his leg amputated has been speaking of his road to recovery.

Paul Brayshaw now has an artificial leg, and with the help of the rehabilitation team at Brighton General Hospital - he is walking again. On New Year's Day he plans to do a sponsored walk to raise money for the team that helped him in his hour of need. John Ryall has the story.


Famous architect offers to help Lido

The architect Sir Terence Conran who owns "The Design Museum" in London has backed plans for the renovation of Saltdean Lido. It's understood that his architectural practice in Brighton has drawn up restoration plans for the 1930s structure.

"The art deco era is unique in British building history. Saltdean Lido is a beautiful iconic building which should be preserved. We are delighted the lido is back in council ownership and we look forward to having the opportunity to work further on the campaign's plans to successfully run the lido and to restore this fine building and facilities to their former glory. We would also like to pay tribute to the Saltdean Lido campaign which has been instrumental in making the decision a reality."

– Paul Zara, Conran and Partners, Brighton Office


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