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Man remanded on knife murder charge

A 48-year-old man was remanded in custody today after appearing in court charged with stabbing a 39-year-old to death in a seaside town.

Crawley, Crawley, hallelujah!

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Crawley Town got all their sightseeing out of the way well in advance of tomorrow evening's FA Cup fifth-round tie away to Manchester United by taking a guided tour of Old Trafford yesterday.

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Hot Tubbs thumps Torquay

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Huge oil find under village in West Sussex

Residents of a small village in West Sussex have been told they are sitting on a £345m oil reserve.

Boy, 17, arrested over man's death

A boy of 17 was arrested today by detectives investigating the death of a middle-aged man at his seaside home.

Pair held over nightclub 'glassing' attack

A girl of 17 and a man have been freed on bail after being arrested over a vicious glassing incident in a seaside nightclub, police said today.

Fake fox is on the menu on a delayed Boxing Day

Delayed boxing Day hunts, such as the East Sussex and Romney Marsh Hunt – pictured making its way through the streets of Battle in East Sussex – went ahead yesterday, despite many meets being cancelled due to the freezing conditions and snow.

Hastings' 'peerless pier' destroyed by fire goes up in smoke

Two men held after blaze wrecks the 138-year-old structure

Two held after pier is destroyed by fire

Two men were being questioned by police today after a landmark Victorian pier was destroyed by fire.

Finest Hours, By Max Hastings

Churchill during the war must be the most thoroughly ploughed field in British biography, but the incomparable Max has achieved a near-miracle. His account of the great warlord is excitingly told and, as Andrew Roberts has pointed out, endowed with "fresh stories".

Ex-policeman jailed over money laundering

A former police constable was jailed for 16 months today after admitting laundering more than £80,000.

A festival in tune with vintage Britain

They look as if they might be film extras, or perhaps a period drawing room farce. But these women were among thousands enjoying the last day of the first Vintage at Goodwood festival.

Pc charged with 'tip-off' misconduct

A policewoman has been charged after being accused of tipping off a person about a potential raid by officers, it was disclosed today.

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