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Travel chaos as Pride crowds tried to leave Brighton by train

Crowds at Brighton Railway station yesterday evening

People attending yesterday's Brighton Pride faced chaos as they tried to leave the city by train.

Brighton station struggled to cope with the amount of overcrowding. A restricted service on Southern and delays on Network Rail meant passengers travelling home faced lengthy delays.

Southern warned passengers to make alternative travel arrangements.

Commuters at a packed Brighton Station Credit: Andy Dyer
Brighton Station struggles to cope with overcrowding


Mother and brother of Charlotte Eades almost half way in 200 mile memory walk

A 200 mile fundraising walk in memory of Charlotte Eades will finish today

The family of a Brighton teenager who died in February will be half-way in their 200 mile fundraising walk by tomorrow afternoon.

Charlotte Eades set up a video blog of her battle with a rare form of brain cancer. Her brother and mother have been walking 200 miles of the South Downs way as Charlotte Wilkins reports.

Coastguards search for pilot as plane comes down on Sussex coast

UK Coastguard coordinated a search for a light aircraft which ditched into the sea half a mile from Rye Harbour in East Sussex.

Coastguard rescue helicopters from Lydd and Solent searched the area for signs of the aircraft and RNLI lifeboats from Rye Harbour and Dungeness searched the sea. Rye Bay and Dungeness Coastguard Rescue Teams searched the shore.

The alarm was raised at 5.05pm and reports indicated one person was on board the air craft.

The aircraft and pilot have not been found and the current search is likely to continue until dusk.


British Airways i360 welcomes first fee-paying passengers

It's taken twelve years to plan, and two years to build.

And today was the day the public got their first chance to ride on the British Airways i360 in Brighton.

It's the world's tallest moving observation tower, and it cost 46 million pounds, so expectations were high.

But what did the first fee-paying passengers make of it?

We sent Malcolm Shaw to find out.

Project launched to save endangered dormice

Conservationists say urgent action is needed to help save one of our most endearing - but endangered - wild animals.

Hazel Dormice have vanished from much of our countryside. Habitat loss and climate change are among the reasons why.

Now, work is underway to protect our remaining dormice, and find ways to increase their numbers.

Malcolm Shaw spoke to ecologist Petra Billings, and Mark Monk-Terry of the Sussex Wildlife Trust.

Police issue video warning to teenagers: 'Stay off the tracks'

A warning is being issued to young people in the South East tonight - as figures show dangerous cases of trespass on our railway lines are on the rise.

The alert comes as shocking images are released of teenagers risking their lives by playing on train tracks across the country.

Andy Dickenson reports with footage from British Transport Police's 'Real Tracks' campaign, and interviews with Ben and Pearl Morris and Insp Mark Rushin.

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