BBC Sussex Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Tweet This year marks the 50th anniversary of BBC Sussex which first broadcast from Brighton in 1968. The station back then was called BBC Radio Brighton, one of the first attempts done by the BBC to create regional radios. The first broadcast happened in the late afternoon of February 14th, but was anticipated in December 1967 by a test broadcast issuing a weather bulletin during a snow storm that hit Brighton. The original headquarters were in Marlborough Place in a building now hosting a language school. John Henty, who was…

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Women’s football continues to grow as a record 45,423 attend FA Cup final

Tweet The SSE Women’s FA Cup made history at Wembley Stadium on Saturday as it achieved a competition-record attendance of 45,423. This is the fourth consecutive year that the record has been broken, with an increase of over 10,000 fans on last year’s cup final. Quite a contrast to just five years ago, when less than 5000 were in attendance at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium. Heather O’Reilly, 2018 cup finalist and winger for Arsenal Women, said: “People can’t be interested in the women’s game if they don’t watch it and these…

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The Future of Hastings pier

Tweet With £500,000 pounds needed by the end of May, the future of the Hastings pier looks uncertain. Events such as Hastings Pier Jam are a possible solution to the funding issues currently experienced. The one-day music festival brought together a wide range of people and will have brought in a substantial sum of money to the pier itself. The worry regarding the pier is that it will have to be sold, and in turn commercialised. Commercialisation could mean an end to these kind of music events and the town…

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New study discovers why referees in football are getting abuse

Tweet   The war against referee abuse in football continues as new survey finds most grassroots referees put it down to a lack of respect shown at the elite level of the game.   The survey, which was conducted by Sky Sports News and the FA found that 91% of grassroots referees believe that the lack of respect shown at elite level of football trickles down to grassroots football. However, James Lisher, Senior Referee Development Officer at Essex FA, is not overly surprised by this figure and also goes on…

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