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Eastbourne is one of the fastest growing seaside resorts in the country

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Eastbourne is one of the fastest growing seaside towns in the country with a massive rise in business this year. A survey by a letting firm found more and more holidaymakers are looking to the South Coast town for their self-catering break.

Their website recorded a rise in searches for Eastbourne of almost 44% between January and June, compared to the same period last year. The website VisitEastbourne.com also saw a rise in users of more than a quarter during the first half of 2015, along with an increase in overseas visitors and bookings for self-catering properties.

Eastbourne Borough Council Lead Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Enterprise, Cllr Margaret Bannister said “We’ve definitely seen a growing trend this year with more and more independent holidaymakers searching for Eastbourne, looking for boutique style self-catering accommodation, of which Eastbourne has a wonderful offering.”

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VIDEO: Life-saving donor's new battle to save her father

A Hampshire woman whose selfless donation of bone marrow saved the life of a stranger is campaigning to raise awareness, after her own father was diagnosed with leukaemia.

Martin Maylam from Petersfield was told he needed to find a bone marrow match just two weeks after his daughter saved the life of a little boy.

Unfortunately none of his relatives are a suitable match, and the family is asking members of the public to register with the Anthony Nolan Trust.

Verity and her father have been telling their story to Fred and Sangeeta.

You can find out more about stem cell donationhere.

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