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Shoreham air crash medics win royal awards

Three medics who treated victims at the scene of the Shoreham air crash have received awards from the Royal Humane Society.

Eleven men died and a number of people were injured when a vintage jet crashed during aerobatics at the show last summer.

Now, a nurse and two doctors have been commended for risking their own lives to help others.

Malcolm Shaw spoke to Dr Marianne Jackson.


Players kick off for world record memorial match

Two teams are trying to set a new world record for the longest-ever football match.

The attempt is being held in memory of three young players from Sussex - Matt Chaplain who died of a cardiac arrest in 2013, and Jacob Schilt and Matt Grimstone who were both killed in the Shoreham air crash last summer.

The teams must play continuously for at least 105 hours to achieve their goal. Follow their progress at

Malcolm Shaw spoke to organisers, players and supporters.

Future set fair for Newhaven-Dieppe ferry

The future of the Newhaven to Dieppe ferry looks more hopeful, after a delegation from Sussex held talks in France.

The service is currently operated by the Danish company DFDS, and subsidised by the French.

But the cross-Channel rivals Eurotunnel mounted a legal challenge, claiming that's unfair competition.

Now, a new contract has been put out to tender. Malcolm Shaw spoke to Lewes MP Maria Caulfield, and Steve Saunders, Mayor of Newhaven.

Bruno stays but captain Greer and goal hero Zamora to leave Seagulls

Brighton & Hove Albion have offered new contracts to player of the season runner-up Bruno, and goalkeepers Niki Maenpaa and Casper Ankergren.

But club captain Gordon Greer, Inigo Calderon, Andrew Crofts, Bobby Zamora and Adam Chicksen won't be offered new deals, and will leave at the end of June.

Loan players Steve Sidwell and James Wilson each return to their parent clubs – Stoke City and Manchester United respectively.

Manager Chris Hughton said, "It never gets any easier to make these decisions, or to deliver the news to players – particularly on the back of such a good season.

"In the case of Gordon and Calde, there is the added factor of their standing with the club. They are our two longest serving players in the current squad, and have each achieved so much for this football club.

"Similarly with Andrew Crofts, he has been an excellent servant across two spells here. He's another who's given so much to the club.

"With Bobby, his history with Brighton was written long before I arrived, but he has only added to that in this past season, with his performances, goals and contribution in the dressing room."

Mother could be deported to South Africa

A mother who has lived in Medway for more than half a century could be deported to South Africa.

Eve Woods came to England when she was just four. She hasn't left the country since. Now, 53 years later, the Home office has told her she does not have permission to be in the country.

It means she could be forced to leave her partner, children and elderly parents and sent to a country where she doesn't know anyone. She's been talking to our reporter Nashreen Issa.


'The whole town gets involved' Laurie Anderson tells us about running the Brighton Festival

The Brighton Festival is about to enter its third and final week with a host of performances and events, including the Great Escape music weekend, still to come.

For guest director, US pop star Laurie Anderson, its been a chance to curate a festival she's not only performed in but visited during its now 50 year history.

So how has she enjoyed running the show? Andy Dickenson went to meet her, as well as Rachel Champion and Tristan Shorr, producers of The Last Resort.

Health bosses from China to see the best of NHS

Great Western Hospital will showcase its facilities Credit: ITV News Meridian

Leaders from some of China's top healthcare institutes are in Swindon today.

They'll visit the Great Western Hospital to gain a first hand insight into the nuts and bolts of the NHS, seeing how UK medical students are trained with help from expert staff and state-of-the-art equipment.

The training facilities at the Great Western Hospital are among the best in the country and we are incredibly proud to have been chosen to demonstrate to our Chinese counterparts the very high standard of training that exists in the NHS.

The feedback we get from students is always of a high standard, so I'm really excited that our visitors will actually get to see our fantastic equipment and facilities in use and the difference it can make to the next generation of doctors and nurses."

– Dr Michael Natarajan, Clinical Lead for Simulation

Review launched into ten homicides involving mental health patients

NHS managers in Sussex have begun the task of reviewing the cases of nine more killings - involving people or patients in their care - after severe failings in the treatment of a road rage killer.

Matthew Daley was found guilty of stabbing to death great-grandfather Don Lock after a minor crash between their cars at Findon, near Worthing, in July last year.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust had rejected pleas from Daley's family to have him sectioned under the Mental Health Act. With the full story, here's Malcolm Shaw.

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