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Burst water main in Bexhill affects thousands of homes

Bottled water is available ar several locations Credit: South East Water

South East Water are working to repair a burst water main in Bexhill which has left thousands of homes with little or no water.

They are providing bottled water for customers at several locations, but say the repair has now been made, and supplies should be getting back to normal soon.

The company is urging customers to get the latest information on their website.

The area affected Credit: South East Water


Great Escape veteran celebrates 100th birthday

  • Watch Andy Dickenson's report with Jack Lyon

He's thought to be one of two only remaining survivors of the famous 'Great Escape'.

Jack Lyon from Bexhill narrowly avoided the escape itself from Stalag luft 3, the alarm raised just as he was about to enter the tunnel.

This month he celebrated his 100th birthday.

Disruption after bus became stuck under rail bridge

The double decker bus was too big to fit stuck under a bridge Credit: British Transport Police

A bus became stuck after squeezing under a railway bridge at Bexhill in Sussex. It happened on the Hastings to Eastbourne line. Southern trains reported some disruption to services, but things are now back to normal.

Network Rail, The British Transport Police and Sussex Police were all called to deal with the incident.

'It's completely unrecognisable'. Four years on what's become of the site of the Second Battle of Hastings?

They called it the 'second Battle of Hastings' - when environmental campaigners descended on a small corner of Sussex in a bid to stop a link road from being built.

For seven weeks the resulting protests caught national attention, but four years on what has been the fate of Combe Valley?

A year ago the road between Bexhill and Hastings was finally opened at a cost of some £127million but how has the landscape adapted as more developments are planned?

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to environmental campaigners Andrea Needham and Anthony Bradnum, as well as John Shaw, chief executive of Sea Change Sussex.


Four men arrested after attack on 2 men in Bexhill flat

Four men have been arrested after a violent attack on two men at a flat in Bexhill, Sussex.

The victims aged 23 and 29 were set upon and tied up by several men - one was holding what looked like a firearm. The flat on London Road was searched by the intruders - but Sussex Police said nothing is known to have been taken. It happened at about 4.25pm on Saturday 25th February. Four men in their twenties were arrested later - on suspicion of aggravated burglary. Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses.

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