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Man arrested after takeaway fire in Sussex

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a fire at a Chinese takeaway in Bognor Regis. More than twenty-five firefighters were called to the scene at around 4.15am this morning to deal with the blaze at the business on Station Road in the town.

There are no reports of any injuries. The Sussex Police investigation continues.



Man in hospital after car collides with pub fence

A 22-year-old man is in hospital with serious injuries after the car he was driving collided with the fencing of a pub in Henfield near Brighton.

The incident happened on the A281 junction with Muddleswood Road in Albourne on Saturday 25th May 2013. Sussex Police and West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were called to the Ginger Fox pub at 6.35am. Officers are appealing for witnesses.

"The road was closed for several hours whilst forensic investigators carried out work at the scene and the driver was medically removed from the car.

"I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to police to please call 101 quoting Op Maine or email"

– PC Chris Welsh from the Road Police Unit, Sussex Police
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Meridian West: Report into the future of fire fighting

An independent report commissioned by the Government claims that fire services across the South could save millions of pounds of public money if they worked together more closely.

But the Fire Brigades Union has called it a "fig leaf" to hide further cuts which could put lives at risk. Malcolm Shaw reports.

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