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Santa's Christmas dash to help special care baby unit

Christmas shoppers in Brighton and Hove could hardly believe their eyes this morning when - not one - but six hundred Santas appeared!

They were raising money to buy state-of-the-art x-ray equipment for a specialist baby unit.

The Santa Dash covered 5 kilometres along the seafront, as Malcolm Shaw reports.


Blind-sided - why bus drivers can't always see cyclists

Every year, well over three thousand cyclists are killed or seriously injured on our roads, and most of those accidents happen in urban areas.

Now, in Brighton and Hove, a campaign has been launched to warn cyclists that bus drivers often struggle to see them.

That's because there are large blind-spots round their vehicles, as Malcolm Shaw reports.

Sussex mouth artist paints Royal Pavilion at Christmas

It was a freak accident which had catastrophic consequences. Barry West was just nineteen when he was involved in a road accident which left him quadriplegic.

But Bazza, as he likes to be known, was determined still to live life to the full. Since then he's conquered mountains, performed parachute jumps and scuba dives.

But he's also discovered a passion for painting, using only his mouth to move the brush, as Malcolm Shaw reports.

For more information on the Mouth & Foot Painting Artists, go to

Race is on the help victims of chronic regional pain syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is an illness that can cause years of almost unbearable suffering - and it's incurable.

But two victims of the condition are hoping to harness the power of motorsport to raise awareness of it, as Malcolm Shaw reports.


Sussex students help victims of Hurricane Irma

It's almost three months since Hurricane Irma ripped through the Caribbean, devastating islands like Barbuda.

Hundreds of people remain homeless, and rebuilding shattered communities will take years.

Now, a group of Caribbean students studying at a school in Sussex have raised thousands of pounds to help that work, as Malcolm Shaw reports.

"Mend Our Way" appeal to repair South Downs trail

The South Downs Way stretches right across our region, from Eastbourne in the East to Winchester in the West.

Every year, 20,000 people use the trail. But that's taking its toll, with some sections reduced to a muddy mess.

Now, a fundraising appeal has been launched to repair some of the worst-hit stretches of the pathway, as Malcolm Shaw reports.

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