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Brighton Festival 2018 is to be ‘a voyage of discovery’

Brighton Festival’s 2018 programme was revealed today (February 15), led by Turner Prize-nominated visual artist and Brighton resident David Shrigley as guest director.

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Full planning permission for the new homes was granted last Thursday (February 15)

COUNTY NEWS: Family of couple injured in Grand Canyon crash ‘humbled’ by support

Hundreds of people have donated to help a couple who were injured in a helicopter accident at the Grand Canyon this weekend.

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Jude Birch will visit Google's HQ after winning a coding competition

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex student wins trip to Google HQ in coding competition

A 17-year-old from Sussex beat more than 3,500 students in a coding competition to win a trip to Google's headquarters in California.
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Britney Spears is headling Brighton Pride Festival

COUNTY NEWS: Pride website crashes as Britney fans rush to buy tickets

Brighton Pride’s website has gone down this morning as fans rushed to buy tickets for the Pride Festival, which Britney Spears is headlining.

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Jonathan Davis made the final of SAS Who Dares Wins

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex man pushed to the limit in SAS show

From digital marketing to military training, a Sussex man has told of the mental anguish and physical exhaustion that he had to endure whilst he appeared on Channel 4’s SAS Who Dares Wins.
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Jools Holland and Marc Almond (Photograph: Andre Csillag)

Jools Holland and special guests to visit Brighton

In a 35-date UK tour, Jools Holland and his acclaimed Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will perform in the Brighton Centre on Saturday, December 15.

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Lionel Richie to perform at Sussex cricket ground

Superstar Lionel Richie will visit Hove this summer on his tour of the UK.

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Support Rockinghorse's appeal to help treat premature babies at the Trevor Mann Baby Unit

COUNTY NEWS: Charity's appeal to support premature babies in Sussex

A children's charity is a quarter of the way to raising £100,000 to help premature babies in Sussex.
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Lesley Manville as Cyril in Phantom Thread

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex actress nominated for Oscar

Lesley Manville has been nominated for best supporting actress at the Oscars, for her role as Cyril in Phantom Thread.

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The puppies found abandoned in Brighton

COUNTY NEWS: Poorly puppies dumped outside rescue centre in freezing temperatures

An animal charity is investigating after four puppies were abandoned just metres from a rescue centre in Sussex.

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Sulaiman Wihba who fled war torn Syrian in a refrigerated lorry to the UK had just been awarded a place at Oxford after completing his studies at Brighton College (Photograph: David McHugh/Brighton Pictures) SUS-180115-095230001

COUNTY NEWS: Oxford place for refugee who fled war-torn Syria

A Syrian refugee living in Sussex is celebrating after being offered a place at Oxford, two years after arriving in the UK in a frozen chip van.

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The budgies rescued by the RSPCA

COUNTY NEWS: Hundreds of budgies ‘flying free’ around Sussex home

The RSPCA is on the look out for new owners after rescuing 359 birds from a property in Sussex.

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The public will get the chance to abseil from the top of the i360 for charity (Photograph: Kevin Meredith/i360)

COUNTY NEWS: Abseil from the i360 for children's charity

Thrill-seekers will get the chance to abseil from the top of the i360 in aid of Sussex children's charity Rockinghorse.

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VIDEO: Police out in force ahead of Albion and Palace clash

There was a heavy police presence around Brighton station last night (January 8) ahead of the match between arch-rivals Brighton and Hove Albion and Crystal Palace.

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COUNTY NEWS: Stormy seas and trees down as Eleanor hits Sussex

Storm Eleanor hit the Sussex coast last night (January 2), with waves splashing over seafront railings and a trees down across the county.

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