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'Responsibility should be taken' - father's dismay after tree destroys family home

A family of five from Crawley in Sussex has been left homeless after a ten tonne tree toppled onto the roof destroying much of their house.

The mature oak, in full leaf, collapsed without warning despite regular inspections by the council. No-one was injured but as Andy Dickenson reports it could have been a very different story.

He speaks to the householder Imkiaz Najam and his neighbours Vera King and Mahomad Ibrahim.

Call for volunteers to help save Earth from solar storms

Do you have what it takes to become a storm watcher? Credit: University of Reading

Space enthusiasts are invited to become scientists to help identify massive solar eruptions by watching video clips recorded in space.

Scientists from the University of Reading are asking members of the public to help review NASA footage in the latest Solar Stormwatch project.

The project, hosted by Zooniverse, launches on 20 September and asks volunteers to review footage of eruptions on the sun’s surface.

Each eruption was made up of a billion tonnes of matter travelling at a million miles per hour.

These solar storms are capable of damaging satellites, overloading power grids and exposing astronauts to cancer-causing radiation.

Hundreds of volunteers assisted in the first Solar Stormwatch project in 2010, leading to seven scientific publications.

Plea for more organ donors - 'families need to talk'

Her son's organs were used to save lives after he was killed in a road crash - now she's making an impassioned plea for more people to sign the transplant register.

Ali Reynolds, from Bexhill, is backing the national Organ Donation Week which started today.

Statistics show that in the last ten years 675 people in the South East have died while waiting for a transplant.

80% of us support organ donation but fewer than half have ever talked about it.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Ali as well as specialist nurse James Broughton.

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