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Rare white peacock found wandering around village

A rare peacock has been given a new home after being found wandering around a Sussex village.

The leucistic Indian Blue peacock was keeping the neighbours awake at night in Handcross in Sussex.

He's been given the name Bertie and has taken up residence at Hoppers, the Hop Farm in Paddock Wood.

Despite being given his own stable his new owners say the bird still has the travel bug.

Lisa Williamson, Farm Help

Young driver admits killing two friends when car hit tree in West Sussex

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A young driver has admitted killing two of his friends when his BMW crashed into a tree and flipped onto its roof. Kyle Witney admitted causing death by dangerous driving after friends Marc Martin, aged 22 years, and Matthew Preece, aged 21 years, died in the accident almost a year ago. The 21-year-old, who previously described the victims as being like "older brothers" to him, was behind the wheel during the tragedy on December 17 last year. Matthew and Marc were both sitting in the back of the BMW when it crashed shortly after 10pm. The vehicle was travelling on High Beeches Lane heading towards Handcross village when it came off the road.

Witney suffered serious injuries as a result of the collision and a 16-year-old girl suffered minor injuries. Both were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for treatment

Kyle Witney Credit: ITV news

Witney of Finches Lane, Lindfield in East Sussex admitted the charges at Lewes Crown Court, East Sussex and was released on bail to be sentenced on January 15.

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Man arrested following double fatal Handcross crash

A 20-year-old man has been arrested after two men died in a collision last week.

Two passengers died when the car they were travelling in left the road and hit a tree at Handcross on Wednesday night.

A man aged 21, from Lindfield, and a man aged 22 from Haywards Heath who were sitting in the back of the BMW died later in hospital from their injuries after the car struck the tree and flipped on its roof just after 10pm.

The man from Lindfield has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Devastated mother talks of losing son in car crash

Two young people have been killed and a third has been seriously injured in a crash in Sussex. It happened at High Beeches Lane in Handcross. The car overturned onto its roof after hitting a tree. This report by Tom Savvides includes an interview with Marie Martin, the mother of one of those who died. It also includes an interview with Chief Inspector Phil Nicholas of Sussex Police.

Two car passengers killed in crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after two passengers died when the car they were travelling in left the road and hit a tree at Handcross on Wednesday night (17 December).

A man aged 21, from Lindfield, and a man aged 22 from Haywards Heath who were sitting in the back of the BMW died later in hospital from their injuries after the car struck the tree and flipped on its roof.

The BMW was travelling east to west on High Beeches Lane heading towards Handcross village when it came off the road.

Two die in car crash Credit: Press Association

The driver, a 20-year-old man from Lindfield, suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.

A front seat passenger, a 16-year-old girl from Haywards Heath, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital before being released.

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