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Sussex is a historic county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. It is bounded on the north by Surrey, east by Kent, south by the English Channel, and west by Hampshire, and is divided for local government into West Sussex and East Sussex and the City of Brighton and Hove. The city of Brighton & Hove was created a unitary authority in 1997; and was granted City status in 2000. Until then Chichester had been Sussex's only city.

The divisions of West Sussex and East Sussex were originally established in 1189, and had obtained separate administrations (Quarter Sessions) by the 16th century. This situation was recognised by the County of Sussex Act 1865. Under the Local Government Act 1888 the two divisions became two administrative counties (along with three county boroughs: Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings).

The appellation Sussex remained in use as a ceremonial county until 1974, when the Lord-Lieutenant of Sussex was replaced with one each for East and West Sussex. The whole of Sussex has had a single police force since 1968.

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Crawley Town Football Club is an English football team from Crawley, West Sussex. They compete in the Conference National division of the Football Conference, the highest level of the National League System and fifth highest of the overall English football league system.

The club was formed in 1896 and played their formative years in the West Sussex League. Five seasons later they entered the Mid-Sussex League and won the Senior Division in only their second season. Crawley remained in Junior Football until they entered the Sussex County League in 1951, although they had played in an Emergency County League competition in 1945-46. Four seasons in First Division ended in relegation, but Crawley returned to the First Division immediately as runners-up. The club then switched to the Metropolitan League, a competition for both professional and amateur sides. Still retaining their amateur status, Crawley won the Metropolitan League Challenge Cup in 1959.


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Devil's Dyke is a V-Shaped valley on the South Downs Way in southern England, near Brighton and Hove. It is part of the Southern England Chalk Formation. The hills surrounding the valley offer views of the South Downs, The Weald, and – on a clear day – the Isle of Wight. It is the site of ramparts, all that remain of an Iron Age hillfort, and a pub.


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Two men who killed another man with a meat cleaver in West Sussex have been sentenced to life terms in prison.[1]

Two men and two youths were arrested and drugs with a street value of £1,000 seized by police supervising children going to an under-18s nightclub.[2]



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