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Brighton hosts the UK's biggest digital festival

It's the biggest celebration of digital culture and technology in the country, and it's happening throughout September.

The Brighton Digital Festival is underway, with 200 events in 100 venues. It brings together musicians, engineers and artists. In fact, just about anyway who uses digital technology in their work.

Malcolm Shaw spoke to Hugh Jones of Senseries, Simon Riley of Maker Club, Jesse Black Mooney of Brighton Digital Festival, and Mark Vidler and Graham Daniels of Addictive TV.


Appeal launched to build memorial for air crash victims

A top record producer has launched a campaign to create a memorial to the victims of the Shoreham air crash.

The tragedy has inspired Brighton-born composer David Courtney to start a fund-raising project called S.A.D (Shoreham Air Disaster) as a tribute to those who lost their lives.

The Grammy-nominated songwriter is releasing a new track entitled “We Will Not Fall” recorded as a duet with renowned Russian musician Marina Kapuro, to raise money for a permanent monument.

“I hope the music and video touch people’s hearts. The memorial will give the families and friends of the victims a lasting shrine and a special place to visit”, said David.

Triathlon tragedy: body recovered from Leybourne lake

Paul Gallihawk went missing on Saturday morning Credit: Kent Police

Divers searching for a novice triathlete who disappeared during a swimming race at lakes in Kent have retrieved a body from the water.

Paul Gallihawk, went missing at Leybourne Lakes on Saturday morning. A search was carried out all weekend and a body was found soon after it resumed this morning.

Paul was raising money for medics who cared for his father. Tonight donations to his Just Giving webpage are on course to exceed four thousand pounds.

John Ryall reports.


Team-mate speaks of shock at Shoreham deaths

Tony Burnett played with Matt Grimstone and Jacob Schilt Credit: ITV Meridian

The footballing community in Sussex is in shock at the loss of two of their players in the Shoreham Airshow crash.

Worthing United footballers Matthew Grimstone and Jacob Schilt, who were both 23, were among at least 11 people who were killed when a plane crashed into the A27 on Saturday.

Team-mate Tony Burnett had known Matthew Grimstone for five years, playing alongside him with Mile Oak FC. He also played with Jacob Schilt and Matthew on Sundays at AFC Shoreham.

Mr Burnett said their team-mates are all in shock.

Driver dies after crash with fire engine

Credit: ITV Meridian

A young driver died after a fire engine collided with his car. Hampshire Police say his Ford Puma was struck by a fire engine late on Saturday night in the New Forest.

Both carriageways were closed as emergency services raced to the scene along the A337 near Lyndhurst, Hants. Paramedics tried to rescue the driver, aged in his 20s, but he was unable to be saved and died at the scene.

One fireman was taken to hospital with minor injuries, officers said.

The force was working with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service to find out how the two vehicles collided.

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