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FREE bus travel this Sunday for veterans and servicemen and women

Metrobus and Brighton & Hove Buses are offering free travel to veterans and serving members of the armed forces this Remembrance Sunday (November 11).

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Anyone wearing their military service medals or carrying a military ID card can travel free all day on the bus network, across Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Brighton and Hove.

Metrobus’ Managing Director Martin Harris said he wanted to make it as easy as possible for people to travel to Remembrance Day services, parades and wreath laying on Sunday.

“It’s a particularly poignant day, marking the 100th anniversary since the end of WWI, and a time for communities to come together and acknowledge the debt the nation owes the armed forces, while looking toward the future with hope,”  Martin said.

Metrobus recently unveiled its new poppy bus to launch the West Sussex Poppy Appeal at the Wings Museum in Handcross. This bus will form part of the Armistice Day procession this weekend at Tilgate Park, Crawley, when the millennium beacon will be lit.

One hundred Brighton & Hove buses will each have a giant poppy on the front to support the Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal and there will be a bus at the Brighton parade and remembrance service at the War Memorial, Old Steine Gardens.

Community events continue into next week too. Brighton & Hove Soiree Rotary Club is inviting everyone to get on board the Brighton & Hove Buses’ Heritage Bus and share their family memories and memorabilia of the First World War while The Loose Cannons choir sings WWI songs.

The Heritage Bus will be parked outside The Hove Club, 28 Fourth Avenue, Hove BN3 2PJ between 6.15pm and 7.15pm.

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Crawley student heading for the Olympics

Anton Adewale a Crawley student at Thomas Bennett Community College who attends Pegasus Gymnastics Club in Maidstone has received some exciting news.

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After many years of training and hard work, gymnast Anton has been selected for the Team GB TOP Junior Squad.

The Olympic Programme (TOP) is world class and Anton will be attending 8 camps a year at Lilleshall which is a national sports centre.  Anton will be training alongside world class gymnasts from the Men’s Artistic GB Senior Team.

Anton has been training since just 6 years old and his immense dedication and commitment to gymnastics has resulted in his success. 

Supported by his family and Thomas Bennett Community College his dreams of reaching the Olympics are looking hopeful.

The Head Teacher at Thomas Bennett Community College, Stuart Smith says:

“The whole school take pride in Anton’s achievements. This is a significant accomplishment for a young person.  We are delighted to support Anton and look forward to hopefully seeing him join Team GB at the Olympics in the future”.

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