What Happened Today? Brighton News Roundup

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On the day all the schools were shut, loads happened in Brighton and Hove. Here is a quick round up of all the headlines to keep you up to date. 

Hundreds of people backed a march through Brighton as the NUT called a strike over pay disputes. Following the closure of 159 schools today, a the demonstration started in the centre of town and moved towards the Level, where there was picnics and speeches over the issues in hand.

The NUT strike over pay finished at the Level. Photo by Matt Lee.

A man has been rescued in Saltdean after falling from some rocks on the beach. The incident took place last night, with the young gentleman involved subsequently breaking his ankle. Paramedics were called to the scene before the man was airlifted by Newhaven Coastguard to hospital. This is a vital reminder that the beaches can be dangerous!

Saltdean rescue
The team that helped in the rescue operation last night. Via @shorehamCG

Brighton Police announced sentencing for 7 conspirators as part of a Brighton drug cartel. The trials commenced on the 24th of June the perpetrators have been sentenced to a combined total of nearly 30 years in prison. When arrested members of the gang were found with weapons such as large hunting knives and imitation hand guns.

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Remy Douieb, the ring leader of the 7 man operation. Photo Credit: Sussex Police.

The new southern rail revised timetable will come into action on Monday. The franchise has cut up to 341 trains per day as an effort to avoid running behind and cancelling trains.

Trains have been disrupted for a number of weeks
Protests have happened regularly since the trains have been disrupted. The new timetable aims to avoid situations such as this. 
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