Brighton & Hove's homeless crisis has reached unprecedented levels according to a new report by the city's housing trust.
In the last year almost six hundred people have been reported as sleeping rough in the city. A lack of affordable homes, alcohol and drug abuse, and a poor support network for people with mental illnesses have all been blamed for the rise.
In the video below, Andy Winter from Brighton Housing Trust tells ITV Meridian how the situation is worsening.
A 27 year old man from Worthing has died after a van crashed into a tree.
Four men from Sussex - two in their twenties and two in their thirties - have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. They have since been bailed.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at the junction between Offington Avenue and Offington Drive in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The four survivors were treated for their injuries at Worthing Hospital.
A coroner has expressed concern over a bedside cot after a newborn baby from Haywards Heath was killed while she slept.
Seven-week-old Grace Roseman died while using a crib which could be joined onto her parents' bed.
She had manoeuvred herself over the edge of the Bednest - cutting off the supply of oxygen to her brain.
‘We are greatly saddened and extend our heartfelt condolences to Grace’s parents.
We are doubly upset to hear this news, since the concept behind Bednest’s design is first and foremost about baby health and safety and came originally from highly experienced neo-natal nurses.
It is not the case that the coroner has called the cot “dangerous” and asked for it to be withdrawn.
The coroner has highlighted that all safety guidelines for the correct use of the crib are laid out in the instruction manual, but due to a growing second-hand market for our Bednest cribs, these instruction manuals may not be passed on. This may be, sadly, what happened with Grace’s crib.
We are now considering displaying basic instructions on the side of the crib itself.'
The A27 westbound in Arundel is blocked with stationary traffic due to an accident. Three vehicles were involved in the collision near the A284 Lyminster Road (Crossbush Junction), just before the traffic lights.
Law lords will rule today on a landmark bid to register a beach as a village green.
The stretch of sand at the port of Newhaven has been fenced off since 2006 over safety concerns.
If campaigners win, the public will once again be able to access the beach.
The A27 Chichester Bypass is closed westbound with queueing traffic due to an accident between A259 (Fishbourne Roundabout) and A259 (Emsworth Junction).
Police are directing traffic. The accident happened approximately 1.5 miles after the Fishbourne Roundabout, in the direction of Havant. Emergency services are at the scene. Motorists are using the A259 as an alternative route which is becoming congested.
A large-scale sea search was launched in West Sussex this evening after a member of the public reported seeing a body floating in the water.
Emergency services were called to the coastal town of Worthing at around 6pm.
A police helicopter as well as two Shoreham RNLI lifeboats were deployed.
A new report has found that the UK's highest risk road is a stretch of less than 20 miles in West Sussex.
The number of crashes on the A285 between Chichester and Petworth has risen year on year. The Road Safety Foundation says that is because of the number of bends along the route.
The route runs north to south linking the A27 with the A272 and runs through the South Downs.
Firefighters in West Sussex spent three hours tackling a blaze at a bungalow in Henfield last night. The property was severely damaged, but firefighters said that 'Thankfully, the bungalow was unoccupied at the time'.
UPDATE: We've now been able to scale down our firefighting operation at the bungalow in #Henfield. Two fire engines remain at the scene.
UPDATE: swift and skilled work by our crews have brought the bungalow fire in #Henfield under control quickly.
Police wish to talk to two men who may be witnesses to a rape in Steine Street, Brighton, on Saturday morning.
CCTV shows three people - a woman and two men - all walking separately, enter the narrow street leading towards the seafront moments after a man had led a 27-year-old woman there and raped her.
Detective Sergeant Emma Vickers said:
"We have already spoken to a woman but wish to talk to these two men pictured on CCTV in the street at the time. They could be witnesses and we are asking them or anyone who was in or near the street between 8.45am and 9.15am on Saturday to call us on 101, email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting serial 407 of 25/10 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."