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Iconic Ladybird books go on display

There are a total of 59 original illustrations Credit: ITV Meridian

A collection of original illustrations for the iconic Ladybird books is to go on display at the Museum of Rural Life in Reading.

The artwork is from the 1950s, 60s and 70s on jobs of the day and includes the miner, the sailor and the lifeboatman.

Mel Bloor has been to take a look.

Mel spoke to Clare Plascow, Collections Officer, Museum of Rural Life in Reading.

Police refuse to check CCTV to catch bike thieves

When David Bailey had his bike stolen in Brighton, he thought there was a good chance the theft would have been caught on CCTV.

David, a solicitor, had left the £1000 mountain bike chained up, directly below a camera operated by Sussex Police.

But he was staggered when the force told him the crime wasn't serious enough for them to spend time checking the footage, as Malcolm Shaw reports.

Malcolm spoke to Cyclists David Bailey and Malcolm Harave


Memorial unveiled to the Shoreham air crash victims

It's almost two years since eleven men died when a vintage jet crashed during the Shoreham Airshow.

Today, artists working on a permanent memorial to the victims unveiled models of their designs for the first time.

David Parfitt and Jane Fordham have created five pieces which will be installed along the banks of the River Adur, as Malcolm Shaw reports.

The final days of the British Raj...

Seventy years ago we saw the final days of the British Raj - which saw the creation of two NEW nation states - India and Pakistan.

Stepping back in time - footpath reopens after 40 years

It's taken a 40 year battle, but a public footpath along the Sussex cliffs has finally been re-opened.

The path, running through a sewage works at Telscombe, had been diverted for health and safety reasons.

But ramblers never gave up their fight to use it once again.

And now it forms part of a vast network being developed around the coast of England, as Malcolm Shaw has been finding out.


Sussex hospitals trust remains in special measures

One of the South East's biggest hospital trusts is to stay in 'special measures', despite improving its performance.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust runs the Royal Sussex in Brighton and the Princess Royal in Haywards Heath.

Last year, the Care Quality Commission rated the trust 'inadequate', and says there's still much work to be done.

As Malcolm Shaw reports.

Malcolm spoke to Alan Thorne from the Care Quality Commission and Marianne Griffiths from Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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