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Burst water main- latest pictures from Burgess Hill

Credit: Pictures from Eddie Mitchell

Cromwell Road in Burgess Hill remains closed off as engineers try to mend a burst water main which caused extensive damaged overnight.

These are the latest pictures from the scene.

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It's hoped water will be restored later this afternoon
Bottled water being delivered to residents


Head quits teaching and blames Government 'red tape'

A primary school head has quit teaching after more than 20 years - blaming Government red tape for leaving her feeling frustrated and unhappy.

Kit Messenger, Head of Manor Field Primary School at Burgess Hill in Sussex, has sent her resignation letter to parents. In the document, she says the pressure to turn schools into academies and the focus on some subjects is leaving children poorly prepared for the future.

The school's governors say they support her decision, and that she will leave this summer. Parents have said their children will miss her. In the video the headteacher explains her reasons.

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Paralysed man wins housing battle with council

A desperate year of stress and worry. That's how a paralysed man from Sussex has described his battle with a council that tried to force him out of specialist care and in to unsuitable accommodation. Simon Gray, from Burgess Hill, has now won the right to live in a fully adapted home after the local Government Ombudsman ruled in his favour. She said the council was at fault in the way it handled the case. Tom Savvides talks to Mr Gray and councillor Pru Moore.

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