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Severe accident: A264 West Sussex westbound

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A264 West Sussex westbound severe accident, between B2028 Turners Hill Road and Pembley Green affecting B2037 Snow Hill.

A264 West Sussex - A264 Copthorne Common Road in Copthorne blocked and queuing traffic westbound between the B2028 Turners Hill Road junction and the Pembley Green junction, because of an accident involving two cars and a bus and a fuel spillage. Congestion to the B2037 Snow Hill junction and to Crawley.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Paraglider 'fit and well' following Beachy Head crash

Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

The scene at Beachy Head
Dan Jessup

A paraglider is said to be 'fit and well' after crashing into the cliff at Beachy Head over the weekend.

The incident took place just after midday on Sunday 18 February, according to coastguards.

Police, ambulance and rescue teams came to the paraglider's aid, along with two RNLI lifeboats and a search and rescue helicopter.

The coastguards say the paraglider was winched off the cliff by the helicopter and then recovered to the top of the cliff.

Ambulance
Dan Jessup

Police concern over missing Sussex teen

Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

Police are concerned about a 15-year-old boy who is missing from Golden Cross near Hailsham.

Blu Dwight King was last seen in the area at around 01:20 GMT on Friday 16 February.

He was wearing a grey hooded jumper, black jeans and white and silver Nike trainers with a red tick.

Police believe Blu may be in the area however he also has links to Kent and Lewisham.

Blu Dwight King
Sussex Police

Man in serious condition after Sussex stabbing

Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

A man who was attacked and stabbed multiple times in Horsham is in a serious condition in hospital.

The incident took place along East Street at about 01:05 GMT on Sunday 18 February.

The 25-year-old victim was subject to what appears to have been an unprovoked attack by three men, say Sussex Police.

He sustained two stab wounds to his body and one to his arm and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for surgery.

Detectives have asked anyone who was in the town centre at that time and who saw anything, to contact them.

East Street, Horsham
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Community shock over train crash deaths

Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

The two people killed when their car was hit by a train at a level crossing in Barns Green near Horsham on Saturday have been named locally as 72-year-old Barry Hearnshaw and 15-year-old Will Hallett.

Carol Shepherd, a Lay Reader at St Nicolas Church in Itchingfield, told BBC Sussex that the whole community is in shock.

Steroids and syringes

Colin Campbell

BBC South East Special Correspondent

Young men are increasingly turning to the drugs in what could be a “hidden epidemic”, experts say.

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Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

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M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, between J5 for M26 and J6 for A22.

M25 Kent - One lane closed on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 and J6, A22 (Godstone), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

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M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J13 for A30 and J12 for M3.

M25 Surrey - Stationary traffic on M25 anticlockwise in Hythe End between J13, A30 (Staines) and J12 M3, because of all traffic being temporarily held.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

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M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, between J12 for M3 and J13 for A30.

M25 Surrey - Stationary traffic on M25 clockwise between J12 M3 and J13, A30 (Staines), because of a broken down horsebox and all traffic being temporarily held.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Man City women celebrate beating Birmingham City in the Women's FA Cup

Holders Manchester City need extra time to beat Birmingham City and reach the Women's FA Cup quarter-finals.

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Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

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M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, between J10 for A3 and J11 for A317.

M25 Surrey - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise between J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange) and J11, A317 (Chertsey), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M2 Kent eastbound

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M2 Kent eastbound severe disruption, between J4 for A278 and J5 for A249 Sittingbourne.

M2 Kent - Heavy traffic and one lane closed on M2 coastbound between J4, A278 (Gillingham) in Hartlip and J5, A249 (Sittingbourne) in Oad Street, because of emergency repairs.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

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M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe accident, between J1B for A282 and J1A for A282.

M25 Kent - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise between J1b, A282 (Dartford) and J1a, A282 (Swanscombe), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Coastguards at Bosham

A woman's body has been found in West Sussex after a four-day search for Joanna Orpin from Ryde.

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Boy and grandfather dead after level crossing crash in Horsham
The deaths of a boy and his grandfather whose car was struck by a train have been likened to "an earthquake".

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J13 for A30 and J12 for M3.

M25 Surrey - Slow traffic and one lane blocked on M25 anticlockwise between J13, A30 (Staines) and J12 M3, because of a broken down car.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

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M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, between J2 for M25 and J3 for A322 Lightwater.

M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 southbound between J2 M25 and J3, A322 (Lightwater), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Lizzy Yarnold

Lizzy Yarnold is to consider her future after becoming the first Briton to defend a Winter Olympic title.

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Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

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M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, between J2 for M25 and J3 for A322 Lightwater.

M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 southbound between J2 M25 and J3, A322 (Lightwater), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

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M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe accident, between J10 for A3 and J10 for A3.

M25 Surrey - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise between J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange) and J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange), because of an accident involving a lorry and a car.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M3 Surrey northbound

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M3 Surrey northbound severe accident, at J4 for A331.

M3 Surrey - M3 exit slip road closed London-bound at J4, A331 (Camberley), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M20 Kent eastbound

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M20 Kent eastbound severe disruption, at J7 for A249 Maidstone.

M20 Kent - M20 lane closed on exit slip road coastbound at J7, A249 (Maidstone), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

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M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe accident, after J9 for A243.

M25 Surrey - Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise after J9, A243 (Leatherhead), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M23 West Sussex northbound

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M23 West Sussex northbound severe accident, between J9 for and J8 for .

M23 West Sussex - One lane closed on M23 northbound between J9, Gatwick Airport and J8, M25 J7, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

National League

Hartlepool survive a late fight-back to beat Woking and stay four points clear of the National League relegation zone.

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Council tax bill and pound coins

Ben Weisz

Political reporter, BBC Sussex

Conservatives passed the measures, despite three of their own councillors abstaining.

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Football

Crawley record five successive home wins for the first time in the EFL with a deserved victory over Lincoln.

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Football

Walsall goalkeeper Liam Roberts helps earn his side a dogged draw against in-form Gillingham at Priestfield.

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National League

Barrow maintain their impressive away form with victory against fellow National League strugglers Maidstone.

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National League

New signing Corey Whitely scores on his debut to help Ebbsfleet claim a comeback win over FC Halifax.

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Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J11 for A317 and J10 for A3.

M25 Surrey - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise between J11, A317 (Chertsey) and J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

National League

Solihull move to within two points of safety as they make it six home league games unbeaten with victory over Dover.

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Winter Olympics: GB medal rush & more pain for Christie
Watch the best of the action from day eight at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J6 for A22 and J5 for M26.

M25 Surrey - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise between J6, A22 (Godstone) and J5 M26, because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Lizzy Yarnold (centre), Izzy Atkin (left) and Laura Deas (right)

Britain's Lizzy Yarnold defends her Winter Olympic skeleton title, as team-mate Laura Deas takes bronze and Izzy Atkin claims GB's first ever medal in a skiing event.

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Severe accident: M25 Kent clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Kent clockwise severe accident, at J5 for M26.

M25 Kent - M25 lane closed on exit slip road and queuing traffic clockwise at J5 M26, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A24 Surrey both ways

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A24 Surrey both ways severe accident, from A24 Ashley Avenue to Waterloo Road.

A24 Surrey - A24 High Street in Epsom closed and queuing traffic in both directions from the A24 Ashley Avenue junction to the Waterloo Road junction, because of a serious accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time