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A man has been arrested after a 14-year-old girl was struck by two cars at a zebra crossing in Eastbourne.

Sussex Police said the incident happened at the crossing near the junction of Southbourne Road at 1540 GMT on Tuesday.

The crash involved a Peugeot and a Mercedes. The driver of the Mercedes, an 18-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

The girl was taken by ambulance to hospital in a critical condition.

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of careless driving following a six-car collision in East Sussex in which one driver was seriously hurt.

Sussex Police said the crash happened in Lottbridge Drive, Eastbourne, at midday on Easter Monday.

Six cars, all travelling south, were involved in the collision.

One motorist, a 63-year-old man from Caterham in Surrey, was taken to hospital in a serious condition. The other drivers had minor injuries.

Police said a 31-year-old man from Greenford in west London, who was driving a Honda Accord, was arrested.

A force spokesman said he had been bailed until 18 June while inquiries continued.

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Eastbourne, East Sussex, England.

Yup, this is my home town. I still live here. 90 odd thousand population but it doesn’t feel like a big town. We’re a seaside tourist resort with a reputation for attracting the elderly as well as students. Our most famous ‘feature’ is a cliff called Beachy Head which is a notorious suicide spot, people come from all over the world just to commit suicide.

The Seven Sisters cliffs are just along the coast from Beachy Head – these are also famous but not for suicides. Just for being so pretty and the fact there are seven!

We have a pier, two lighthouses (one in the sea, on on land – the one on land is now a B&B), beaches (hardly any sand it’s mostly pebbles), the usual shops and a few places to visit.

It’s about 30-35 mins away from Brighton and an hour and a half from London by train.

The link to the Wikipedia page about Eastbourne is here.

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A fire at a retail park in Eastbourne that damaged three shops was started deliberately, fire crews believe.

More than 80 firefighters tackled the blaze at the Crumbles Retail Park, in Sovereign Harbour, which started at 2030 GMT on Saturday.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said the fire started towards the rear of Boots.

Shoppers were evacuated from the Asda supermarket and Next clothes store but nobody was injured.

‘Deliberate act’
A spokesman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was put out at 1400 GMT on Sunday.

He said: “An investigation has concluded that the fire is most likely to have been caused by a deliberate act.”

A spokeswoman for Boots said the company was working closely with police and fire officers.

Det Insp Paul Phelps, of Sussex Police, said: “Four national businesses have all been badly damaged and at such a busy time of the year it will no doubt have a knock-on effect to the local economy.”

Incident commander Chris Baker advised businesses to take precautions and reduce the risk of fire spreading.

He said: “It is also very important not to store rubbish against the shop and if bins are stored nearby to ensure rubbish is regularly cleared away, as fires involving this can easily penetrate into the building.”

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Hopefully the pictures show how much snow we had just here in Eastbourne. Other parts of the UK were far worse. I didn’t venture out today but heard plenty of reports of how impassable Eastbourne was, mostly due to the lack of gritters!

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