With protests already planned for this weekend's Lib Dem party conference in Brighton the police, politicians and businesses will all have their work cut out.
Around 8,000 politicians will descend on the south coast for the party's first get together in the city for five years. Andy Dickenson reports.
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Simon's Blog - Stormy Weather
It's that time of year again... Shrove Tuesday is nearly here and many of us are getting ready to cook up a batch of pancakes.
Monday night's weather for the east of the region