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A look ahead to this weekend’s FA Cup fourth round match at Vale Park

Round-Up: Leeds not professional enough, says Redfearn

Leeds United's caretaker manager, Neil Redfearn, suggested a paucity of professionalism has affected his players this season after the team suffered a 2-1 defeat to Brighton at Elland Road on Saturday.

Deals of the week: Hand Picked Hotels, Malta, Morocco

Rural retreat

Hand Picked Hotels has today launched a promotion across its group of 18 luxury retreats dotted throughout the British Isles. The deal includes an overnight stay, breakfast and dinner with a glass of champagne and canapés for £145 per couple. It is being offered for stays taken between 1 February and 18 March; properties range from the 18th-century Buxted Park Hotel in East Sussex to Crathorne Hall Hotel, a country manor house overlooking the Yorkshire Moors. Handpickedhotels.co.uk

Lawyer jailed over drink-drive lies

A City lawyer who claimed he was the victim of a kidnap to avoid being arrested for drink-driving has been jailed, Sussex Police said.

Six footballers arrested in sex assault investigation

Five Brighton and Hove Albion footballers and one from AFC Bournemouth have been arrested by police investigating a sex attack.

Reuben, five, with his seven-week-old sister Floren

Floren and Reuben Blake – the twins born five years apart

Jody and Simon Blake have spent the past couple of months showing off their twins Reuben and Floren to friends – and delighting in the looks of bemusement that greet them. Because while Reuben went back to school yesterday, his sister Floren will have to wait until 2017.

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (right) has been recalled from his loan spell at Doncaster and is back in the West Bromwich Albion squad

Hodgson sticks by recalled Jara despite arrest

Roy Hodgson, the West Bromwich Albion manager, has included recalled defender Gonzalo Jara in the squad for tonight's Premier League encounter at Newcastle, despite his weekend arrest for alleged driving offences. Jara has been recalled from a loan spell at Brighton, along with midfielder George Thorne and striker Marc-Antoine Fortuné from Portsmouth and Doncaster respectively.

Vandals blow up parking meters

Vandals armed with explosives have restarted a dangerous campaign of blowing up parking meters in a historic market town.

TV fitness trainer Angie Dowds feared dead at Beachy Head

TV presenter Davina McCall has led tributes to a television fitness trainer who is feared to have died at Beachy Head.

Detectives probe Sussex caravan fire deaths

Detectives are investigating the deaths of a man and woman who were killed in a caravan fire at a popular seaside holiday park.

Brighton: Anything goes at this liberal enclave

Brighton rocks – and the extraordinary cast of characters who inhabit its infamously pebbly beach represent a refreshingly bracing liberalism

Asbo for Nazi pensioner

A goose-stepping 80-year-old woman who hurled anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic abuse at neighbours has been given an Asbo.

Buyers alert as Brighton pier goes on sale

One of Britain's most famous seaside attractions, Brighton Pier, has been put up for sale. Its owner, Noble Group, has not revealed a guide price for the Grade II-listed landmark but GVA Humberts Leisure, handling its sale, said "strong interest" from potential buyers has already been generated.

Two men die in crash

Two men died in the early hours today when the car they were travelling in lost control and left the road, according to police.

Police chief suspended over 'offensive' text

A senior police officer has been suspended amid allegations that he sent an "offensive" text message, it has been disclosed.

No charges for pier blaze suspects

No charges are to be brought against two men arrested over a fire which destroyed Hastings Pier, the Crown Prosecution Service said today.

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