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TRAVEL - WEST SUSSEX: Accident A27 at Chichester

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.

Sea search launched after body spotted in water

helicopter search in Worthing Credit: Eddie Mitchell

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.

Credit: Eddie Mitchell

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Report finds Sussex route is UK's 'highest risk road'

The A285 runs between Chichester and Petworth

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 tackle bungalow blaze in West Sussex

Fifteen firefighters fought the flames at the bungalow in Henfield Credit: Eddie Howland

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'.

Police appeal for possible witnesses to Brighton rape

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 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 407 of 25/10 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

New luxury Rolls Royce model to be made in West Sussex

Luxury car to be built in West Sussex Credit: ITV news

The luxury car manufacturer, Rolls Royce, is designing a new convertible model that will be made at it's site in Goodwood in West Sussex. It will go on sale by mid-2016 - its price could be up to £250,000. A record number of Rolls Royce cars were sold from January to June.

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Water tornado spotted in Sussex

The unusual weather was seen over Selsey at the weekend Credit: ITV Meridian

The water tornado that was seen over Sussex at the weekend was an unusual sight for residents.

Just as the name implies, tornadic waterspouts start as tornadoes do, from intense, rotating thunderstorms and generally happen in warm temperatures with high humidity.

The water tornado seen in the sky above Selsey Credit: ITV Meridian
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