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Who's top of the table in the Dragonfly League?

Wildlife enthusiasts in the South East are being challenged to spot as many different species of dragonfly as they can.

The National Trust is running a league table of sightings at its properties across the region.

It's hoped that monitoring the dragonflies more closely will help conservation work to boost their numbers.

Malcolm Shaw heard from Crispin Scott and Fiona Scully of the National Trust.

Man arrested after death of woman in Sussex

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman in Mile Oak near Portslade. The 19-year-old woman's body was found at a house on Chrisdory Road - but the cause of death has not yet been established. The 27-year-old man, from Burgess Hill, remains in custody. The Independent Police Complaints Commission is also investigating.


Two of Camber Sands victims were brothers

The five men who died at Camber Sands have now been named.

They were Kenugen Saththiyanathan, 18, and his brother Kobikanthan Saththiyanathan, 22 both of Normandy Way, Erith; and their friends Nitharsan Ravi, 22 of Admaston Road, Plumstead, Inthushan Sriskantharasa, 23 of Chadwell Road, Grays and Gurushanth Srithavarajah, 27 of Elsa Road, Welling.

The men all travelled together to Camber for the day on Wednesday where they sadly died.

Their deaths have now been passed to the corone

Families of Camber Sands victims criticise safety measures at beach

The five men were in their late teens and early twenties

The families of the five men who drowned at Camber Sands on Wednesday (24 August) have criticised the lack of safety measures at the Sussex beach.

The victims, 22-year-old Nitharsan Ravi, 19 year-old Kobi Nathan and his brother 22 year-old Kenigan Nathan, 27 year-old Kurushanth Anna and 23 year-old Inthushan Sri, had all travelled together from their homes in Greater London.

Satthiyanathan Arumukam, 51, the father of brothers Ken, 19, and Kobi, 21 says his sons - who can't swim - would have had a better chance of survival if there had been lifeguards at the beach.

The air ambulance arriving at Camber Sands on Wednesday Credit: ITV Meridian

Meanwhile, relatives of Nitharsan Ravi say there should have been better protection at the beach, considering a Brazilian man had drowned at the same stretch last month. His sister has questioned why the beach has only been blocked off now rather than after the fatal incident last month.

Mr Ravi's brother Ajirthan, 19, said that two of the men had initially become trapped under the water after getting stuck in 'slippery mud' and sand. The three other men entered the water to try and save their friends but the attempts. According to Ajirthan Ravi, Nitharsan and Kobi still had heartbeats after being pulled from the water but died while first aid was being administered.


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