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August 17, 2018 2:36 PM Woman sexually assaulted in Worthing

The woman in her 60s had been walking in a courtyard off Brougham Road when she was grabbed from behind and pulled towards a bush. The man grabbed her under her clothing but she screamed and he ran away. Detective Sergeant Simon Smith said: "The victim is being supported by officers and she has given us a description of the man, though she didn't get a good look at him. She said he was wearing 5

August 17, 2018 7:46 AM Councillor exchanging political swamp for Tough Mudder race this weekend

A COVINGHAM councillor used to Swindon’s political swamp is getting muddy for a good cause this weekend. Dale Heenan will take on the Tough Mudder at Badminton in aid of charity Open Door and Swindon Community Libraries Trust this weekend. He hopes to raise £1,000 towards the cost of opening a new café at Liden Library, which was handed over to the trust 5

August 16, 2018 8:35 AM A Level pass rates, boys against girls, subjects and more

- The proportion of candidates receiving top grades is the highest since 2012. A total of 26.4% entrants scored either an A or A*, up slightly on 26.3% in 2017. - 8.0% of entrants received an A*, down from 8.3% last year. This is the lowest level since 2013, when it was 7.6%. - The overall pass rate (grades A*-E) was 97.6%, down from 97.9% last year. This is the lowest 5

August 15, 2018 1:47 AM How a paedophile's hands led to his conviction

In July 2014, police in Manchester arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of filming himself raping a child. In the video, the face of the perpetrator was hidden but his hands were visible. Detectives felt they had the right suspect in custody, but did not have enough evidence to secure a conviction. With time running out, they turned to Dame Professor 5

August 14, 2018 1:08 PM York shop has best pie in county

THE winner of the first ever Best of Yorkshire Pie Competition, held at a long-running agricultural themed event near York, has been presented with his trophy. The competition at the 73rd Tockwith Show saw pie-makers combine regional flavours in a bid to achieve the perfect Yorkshire pie. Kevin Wilson, of Appleton’s Butchers, which has a shop in Lendal 9

August 13, 2018 8:33 AM Signal fault at Brighton Station causing service suspensions

Gatwick Express tweeted this morning: "Due to a Network Rail signalling fault at Brighton Station, Gatwick Express extensions to Brighton are currently suspended. Gatwick Express services between London Victoria and Gatwick will run as normal." Southern Rail said: "Due to a fault with the Network Rail signalling system at Brighton, fewer trains are able to run in and out of the station 6

August 12, 2018 6:58 PM Idris Elba comments on 007 rumours: Don’t believe the hype

Idris Elba has put the dampeners on rumours he is set to play James Bond – but it has only fuelled speculation he is taking over the role. The Luther star has long been thought to be in the running to play 007 after Daniel Craig, and on Sunday he sent the rumour mill into overdrive by sharing a selfie of the top half of his face with the caption: “My name’s 11

August 12, 2018 7:01 AM The King is back in the building at Rhyl Pavilion Elvis show

Elvis tribute Chris Connor will bring his retinue of superfans back to the Pavilion in the sensational The World Famous Elvis Show, recreating The King at his very best for the third year running. Elvis fans will feel that they have been transported back in to time. Anyone who wasn't blessed to catch The King live is sure to walk away almost as emotionally 10

August 10, 2018 8:09 AM Maya Jama rules out Strictly Come Dancing appearance

Maya Jama has dismissed rumours she is poised to take part in Strictly Come Dancing but confirmed she was asked to take part. The presenter had been one of the names thought to be in the running to take part in the BBC’s hit dance show. She told ITV’s GMB: “I’m not on Strictly. I don’t think now is the right time, maybe later in life.” Asked if she had been asked 10

August 10, 2018 8:06 AM Lombok earthquakes: Travel and safety advice for British tourists

The British Government is sending staff from the consulate in Bali and embassy in capital Jakarta to assist stranded British tourists. A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said: "We are working with the Indonesian authorities to provide assistance to British people caught up in the earthquake in Lombok and the Gili islands 11