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COUNTY NEWS: Inflatable 5k fun run on its way to Sussex

Fun runners will make their way through giant inflatable obstacles at a 5k event in Sussex this summer.

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The West Pier (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

COUNTY NEWS: Pier ruins to be illuminated at night

A new lighting installation will see the ruins of the West Pier lit up each night, 40 years after it closed to the public.

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Derek Chatten underwent a TAVI procedure at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals heart centre

Ten years of saving Sussex lives with innovative heart procedure

Doctors in Sussex have marked a decade since they first performed a heart valve procedure for patients deemed too sick, frail or elderly to undergo open heart surgery.

Health
Burning the Clocks Brighton (Photograph: Ray Gibson)

COUNTY NEWS: Popular lantern parade set to light up the streets

It’s an annual tradition marking the winter solstice, which sees thousands parade through the streets with handmade lanterns.

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ACORN members following the successful negotiations

COUNTY NEWS: Students celebrate victory after rent strike threat over halls

University of Sussex students have declared victory in a protest over ‘high rents for dilapidated and unsanitary conditions in university accommodation’.

Education
Students vote to go on rent strike

COUNTY NEWS: Students on rent strike over 'unsanitary conditions'

University students have declared a rent strike, in protest at what they say are ‘high rents for dilapidated and unsanitary conditions in university accommodation’.

Education
A busy Brighton railway station (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

Rail disruption to last ‘until the end of the day’

Southern said there will be delays on its services for the rest of the day, after a series of signalling problems and a power outage this morning (December 8).

Transport
Toys R Us in Hove (Photograph: Google Maps)

COUNTY NEWS: Which Toys R Us stores are set to close?

Toys R Us revealed which stores could close next Spring, after announcing a restructure yesterday (December 4).

Business
Host Danny Pike with The Snowman at the fundraising ball (Photograph: Graham Franks)

Half a million raised at fundraising ball for Sussex children's hospice

The tenth Snowman Spectacular Fundraising Ball raised over half a million pounds for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice.
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The Hove Toys R Us store (Photograph: Google Maps)

COUNTY NEWS: Toys R Us to close 'at least 26 stores'

Retailer Toys R Us, which has a store in Sussex, said it is to close at least 26 stores next year.

Business
Daryll Rowe (Photograph: Sussex Police)

COUNTY NEWS: Hairdresser found guilty of deliberately infecting men with HIV

A man who set out to infect men in Sussex with HIV has been found guilty in the first case of its kind in the country, Sussex Police said.

Crime
The Brighton Centre

COUNTY NEWS: Conference centre to be used as shelter for rough sleepers

A room in a concert and conference venue will be transformed into a shelter for people sleeping rough this winter.

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A man being rescued from a tree beside the railway line (Photograph: Network Rail South East)

Man stuck up a tree causes rail disruption

A man trying to recover his drone managed to get stuck up a tree close to a railway line, and had to be rescued by emergency services.

Transport
Police released CCTV of a suspect

COUNTY NEWS: Police appeal for information on 'surprised burglar'

Officers are investigating a burglary at a house in Sussex, in which intruders were disturbed by the owners returning home.

Crime
Fruits of the Sea at The Salt Room

Sussex restaurant crowned Seafood Restaurant of the Year

The very best seafood restaurant in the UK is in Sussex, according to an industry competition.

Business
Sussex House, Hollingbury (Credit: By The Voice of Hassocks via Wikimedia Commons)

COUNTY NEWS: 'Crystal Maze' experience set to come to Sussex

An 'immersive adventure experience' similar to Crystal Maze is set to come to Sussex next year.

Business
Staff from the Royal Alex and TMBU enjoy the celebrations at the Rockinghorse 50th Anniversary Ball (Photograph: Stephen Johnson Photography)

Children's charity hits half a million at gala event

A Sussex children's charity has raised £500,000 in its 50th year, after a final fundraising push at its anniversary ball.
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Mid Sussex MP Sir Nicholas Soames, rail minister Paul Maynard, and Hove MP Peter Kyle

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex MPs urge Transport Secretary to invest in rail network

Two Sussex MPs, who head up a cross-party group on Southern Rail, have written to the Transport Secretary to ask for more funding in the south east.

Transport

COUNTY NEWS: Dogs make a splash at Sussex lido

Dogs and their owners got the chance to take the plunge with an autumn swim at a Sussex lido this weekend

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