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Warning to beach-goers after man dies at Brighton

There's a warning not to stray too close to the sea after a man's body was pulled from the water off Brighton Beach.

Emergency services battled severe weather and fierce waves last night as they desperately searched for the man who'd gone into the sea between the two piers.

He was found two hours later but attempts to resuscitate him failed, as Malcolm Shaw reports.

The last of the lions - fears for Maidstone's Chinese New Year celebrations

Today marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year and crowds gathered in Maidstone this lunchtime to celebrate it.

However, there are fears this could be the last time its colourful lions will be seen in the town, due to cutbacks.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Chris Perkins from the Maidstone Cultural Group, Mayor Derek Butler and Kalysha Howard-Smith.


Is paramedic shortage putting patients at risk?

A serious shortage of paramedics at the troubled ambulance service for Kent and Sussex is putting patients at risk.

That's the warning from MPs and union leaders tonight - as it's revealed the South East Coast Ambulance Service is dealing with a recruitment crisis.

There are currently more than 140 paramedic vacancies - that's almost 1 in 6 positions unfilled.

Managers have even been on a recruitment drive in Australia to try and fill vacancies, as Malcolm Shaw reports.

Sussex woman's 'green' response to Trump's tweet mistaking her for his daughter

A woman from Brighton has been caught up in a Twitter blunder by Donald Trump.

The President-elect mistakenly sent a tweet praising his daughter Ivanka to a researcher with the same name at Brighton and Hove City Council. It's not the first time Ivanka Majic has had messages sent to her meant for the American businesswoman.

It has since been re-tweeted more than 5000 times.

Here's Ivanka Majic, speaking earlier on Good Morning Britain:

Ivanka has responded to Trump:

Inquest opens into death of Hampshire man in Tunisia beach terror attack

An inquest into the death of a man from Hampshire, and 29 other British holidaymakers killed in a terror attack on a Tunisian beach has got under way.

David Thompson, who was 80, and a retired Atomic Weapons Establishment scientist from Tadley, had been on holiday.

He was one of thirty people, gunned down on a beach in the resort of Sousse in June 2015.

An inquest heard today that the victims were systematically shot as they tried to escape. Kevin Ashford was at the hearing at London's Royal Courts of Justice.

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