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Singer faces eviction if she keeps parrot at home

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X Factor fans may remember Cori Burns' appearance on the show last September.

The 64-year-old songstress scooted on the stage in her cock-a-tooter.

But the bird lady's love of her feathered friends has led to her being threatened with eviction from her Hastings home.

All because of an African grey called Tommy.

As Tony Green reports.

Tony spoke to singer-songwriter Cori Burns and 'Lord Brett Mc Lean', friend of Cori Burns.

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Paralysed man threatened with eviction from his home

A decision by council officials to evict a paralysed man from accommodation where he relies on round-the-clock care is being described as disgraceful and inhumane. Simon Gray, who broke his neck two years ago, says he's being forced to move to save money and it will rob him of a vital support network. The 42 year old graphic designer from Burgess Hill is taking his fight to the local government ombudsman. Tom Savvides talks to Simon Gray and councillor Pru Moore.


100 year old Violet is threatened with court action over care home fees

A 100-year-old grandmother is being threatened with legal action over a disputed nursing home bill. This report by John Ryall includes an interview with Violet Davies's grandson Dean Davies

Threatened with court action at 100 years old

A 100-year-old grandmother is being threatened with legal action over a disputed nursing home bill.

Violet Davies, from Seaford, who's blind and deaf, has been given two weeks to pay nine thousand pounds - or be taken to court.

Her family have described the council officials who issued the threat as "heartless".

But East Sussex County Council say they're not convinced Mrs Davies is unable to pay. John

Violet Davies faces eviction Credit: ITV News Meridian

University sit in ends with eviction

Police move in to evict protesters Credit: @occupy_sussex

A sit in at the University of Sussex ended in eviction today.

The protest occupation was in the Terrace Room in Bramber House - the main student services building on the Sussex campus.

Eviction underway at University of Sussexc Credit: @occupy_sussex

The eviction of the 25 remaining occupiers followed a High Court hearing where an eviction order was issued.

The protest was in relation to the University's plans to work with external partners for catering and facilities management.

Bexhill-Hastings: Cost of evictions

A road protester and bailiffs last month Credit: PA Wires

Taxpayers have been left with a bill of almost 690,000 for evicting activists and securing the site of a controversial road building project in East Sussex.

Campaigners against the Hastings to Bexhill link road set up camps, locked themselves in tunnels and stationed themselves up trees.

Protesters are helped from the site in January Credit: PA Wires

The protest, dubbed "the second Battle of Hastings", led to the arrest of 28 people, amid fears the £93 million road would lead to more pollution and damage the environment.

East Sussex County Council said the bill for removing the protesters and securing the site in the threatened Combe Haven Valley, near Crowhurst, had been "an unnecessary additional cost".

It said the bill is on top of the £4.5 million already built up from judicial delays into the road scheme, which aims to regenerate one of the poorest economies in the South East.

Workmen clear the area of the Combe Haven Defenders base camp Credit: PA Wires

A county council spokesman said: "To secure the site and remove protesters from trees and tunnels has required highly-trained specialist staff.

"This is a significant sum but this was a significant protest. To remove safely people who have locked themselves in tunnels and to trees requires very specific skills and expertise.

"We will continue to work with security and the police, where appropriate, to ensure any preparatory works can continue to be carried out safely."