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TRAVEL: 5 vehicle accident closes M23

Five cars have been involved in a serious accident on the M23 London bound in West Sussex. The road is closed between junction 10 A2011/ A264 (Crawley) and M25 junction 7, congestion is to junction 11 A23 (Pease Pottage).

The accident happened at 12:05 this afternoon, two miles after junction 9. The carriageway is now fully closed back from junction 10, and is likely to remain closed until late afternoon for investigation work and recovery.

Trapped traffic is being release in one lane

'Something must be done': Brighton's homeless crisis on the rise

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.

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Man dies and four arrested in Worthing crash

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 collision happened at the junction between Offington Avenue and Offington Drive

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.

Cot warning after seven-week-old baby dies in Sussex

7-week-old Grace Roseman died in Bednest crib

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.

Grace Roseman was sleeping in a Bednest like this when she died. Credit: Bednest

‘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.'

– Spokesperson for Bednest

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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

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'.

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