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£6m work starts to "transform" Eastbourne town centre

Work is starting on the latest phase of an ambitious scheme to modernise and transform Eastbourne town centre.

The project, costing £6.2m, aims to reduce traffic and improve access for pedestrians and public transport.

The changes will work alongside the redevelopment of the Arndale shopping centre, as Malcolm Shaw now reports.

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Fire service update from Birling Gap incident

The investigation continues into what caused a gas cloud to affect hundreds of people on the Sussex coast. The fire service has released a statement:

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has now been officially stood down from the Birling Gap incident.

The Service is thanking the public for the way they responded, following instructions given by the emergency services and other agencies who were working together at the scene and along the coast.

Members of the public who were affected are reminded that they can call 111 if they continue to suffer persistent symptoms or symptoms worsen.

For further information please go to: https://sussex.police.uk/news/agencies-report-gas-cloud-appears-to-have-cleared/

– East Sussex Fire and Rescue statement

REPORT: Toy stories on display in Sussex town

From the Magic Roundabout to Dangermouse and Thunderbirds - a unique collection of children's TV memorabilia has been brought together in Eastbourne - and its looking for a permanent home.

Andy Dickenson reports.

Andy spoke to Paul Young, the creator of Animazing.

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