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  1. That's it from us

    Our live coverage has ended for the week. We'll be back on Monday with all your latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J6 for B2235 and J5 for M26.

    M25 Surrey - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise between J6, B2235 (Godstone) and J5 M26, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey both ways severe disruption, at J10 for A3 Portsmouth Road.

    M25 Surrey - M25 partially blocked, Queuing traffic on entry slip road and queuing traffic on the exit slip road at J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange), because of a vehicle fire. On the roundabout.

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

  4. The Great Flood of 1968

    Sara Smith

    Reporter, BBC South East

    Fifty years ago this weekend Kent and Sussex suffered some of its worst flooding in a century.

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    Video caption: Fifty years ago some of the worst flooding for a century hit the South East
  5. Liberal Democrat's conference in Brighton

    The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Vince Cable says Theresa May's Chequers agreement is a form of hard Brexit and his party won't support it. He has been speaking to BBC South East's Political Editor, Helen Catt ahead the Lib Dem's autumn conference which starts in Brighton on Saturday.

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    Video caption: Liberal Democrat leader sets out his stall ahead of conference in Brighton
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    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J9 for A244 to J8 for A217 Reigate Hill.

    M25 Surrey - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J9, A244 (Leatherhead) to J8, A217 (Reigate), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  7. 'Four suspects' involved in Bosham burglary

    Stolen firearms

    Police have released these images of three unique firearms stolen from a house in Bosham, West Sussex.

    A total of 17 shotguns and rifles are reported to have been taken between 21:30 BST on Wednesday 15 August and 01:30 BST on Thursday 16 August.

    Jewellery, tools, and two vehicles were also stolen.

    A BMW was later recovered but a Ford Transit van is still missing.

    Detectives believe at least four suspects were involved in the burglary.

    Stolen firearms
    Stolen firearms
  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M2 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M2 Kent eastbound severe disruption, at J3 for A229 Chatham.

    M2 Kent - M2 exit slip road partially blocked and queuing traffic eastbound at J3, A229 (Chatham), because of a broken down vehicle and recovery work.

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

  9. Today's local news website headlines

    Newspaper presses

    The Argus: Family devastated as rat poison kills one dog and almost kills another

    Kent Online: Motorcyclist who died in A249 Detling Hill crash named as Joe Gibbo

    Get Surrey: Scary footage shows massive HGV weaving around on the M25 near Chertsey

    Chichester Observer: Selsey RNLI all-weather lifeboat pulls yacht with seized engine to safety

    Kent Live: Co-op petrol station in East Peckham is closed after a car fire

    Mid Sussex Times: Residents battle to halt new plans for Copthorne gypsy site

    Brighton and Hove News: Children adopted from abroad set to get priority for school places

    Brighton and Hove Independent: Upset as Tongdean Road flats approved

    Eastbourne Herald: Elderly woman in Eastbourne almost conned out of £4,000 by caller claiming to be the 'police'

    Crawley and Horley Observer: Petition launched to stop cuts to housing and support for young people in West Sussex

    West Sussex County Times: Horsham police crackdown on vehicle crime

    Sussex Express: Lewes hotel scheme would provide revenue stream for council

    Worthing Herald: Safety on road near Worthing shops to be looked following road rage incident

    Hastings Observer: St Leonards bus stop to be closed for a week

  10. Cyclist injured in motorbike pavement collision

    Man wanted by Sussex Police

    Police investigating a collision in Angmering are looking for this man.

    Two people were riding a motorcycle on the pavement in Rowan Way when they collided with a cyclist.

    It happened at about 17:30 BST on 8 September.

  11. Merger for music service could be explored

    Huw Oxburgh

    Local Democracy Reporter

    East Sussex County Council

    East Sussex's music instrumental service could be outsourced as the county council looks to explore sustainable long-term solutions for its future.

    Earlier this year the authority consulted on plans which could have seen individual and group lessons at schools axed due to a budget shortfall.

    This provoked a storm of protest with more than 12,000 people signing a petition opposing the closure of the service.

    During the public consultation extra savings were identified to balance the budget meaning the music instrumental service has been spared from the axe.

    But due to future financial uncertainty the county council is exploring alternative business models to ensure the long-term viability of the service.

    According to a report: "The number of people who provided feedback ... has demonstrated the degree to which the music service is valued.

    "Through the public consultation we have been able to find a positive way forward and it is hoped that we are now able to re-build trust and confidence in what we believe is a very exciting and financially sustainable future."

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe accident, from Clacket Lane Service Area to J5 for M26.

    M25 Surrey - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from Clacket Lane Service Area to J5 M26, because of an accident involving two cars and a lorry.

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

  13. Man sought over Hastings assault

    Nathan Thompson

    This man is being sought by police in connection with an attempted assault in Hastings.

    Police say Nathan Thompson, 31, is believed to be in the St Leonards area.

    Officers also want to question him in relation to controlling and coercive behaviour on a woman on Sunday.

    Anyone who sees him is being asked to ring 999.

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    Video caption: Could a crashed plane halt controversial dredging?

    Could the discovery of a crashed plane halt the controversial dredging of the Goodwin Sands?

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    Severe accident: M20 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent westbound severe accident, between J5 for Coldharbour Lane and J4 for A228 Castle Way Leybourne.

    M20 Kent - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M20 westbound between J5, Coldharbour (Aylesford) and J4, A228 (Leybourne), because of an accident involving.

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

  16. More controversy over Goodwin Sands dredging

    Dan Maclaren

    BBC Live reporter

    Campaigners say the discovery of a crashed World War Two bomber should prevent the dredging of the Goodwin Sands.

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    Video caption: Could a crashed plane halt controversial dredging?