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  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Updates on Friday 9 September 2016

Live Reporting

By Kathryn Langley

All times stated are UK

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Scott Hogan

Scott Hogan's double earns Brentford a first away win of the season in the Championship at Brighton.

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Good night

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

That's it from us for this week, thanks for joining us.

We'll be back on Monday.

Remember you can get in touch on TwitterFacebook or send us an email.  

Man arrested over racial abuse

A man's has been arrested after a woman was racially abused in Brighton.

The 46-year-old homeless man was picked up in Hove this morning.

He's being questioned on suspicion of racially aggravated fear or provocation of violence.

Hurstpierpoint fire: update

West Sussex Fire and Rescue say they've now been stood down from a fire in Hurstpierpoint High Street. 

Up to 30 firefighters have been tackling the fire this afternoon. 

It's thought to have broken out on the ground floor of a shop.

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Have you seen Joshua Maguire? 

Police want to speak to him in connection with threats to kill someone.

He has links to Crawley and Horsham.

Joshua Maguire
Sussex Police

Sussex newspaper roundup

Stack of papers

Here are the top stories from the local newspapers in Sussex:  

The Argus: i360 up and running but CEO refuses to reveal cause of technical fault.

West Sussex County Times: Fire at village pet shop.

Sussex Express: Alfriston traffic scheme could move to next stage.

Hastings Observer: Court case against St Leonards-based Nepalese colonel collapses.

Do you recognise these men?

Police are looking for these three men caught on camera at a shop in Eastbourne Arndale Centre. 

Officers want to question them after hundreds of pounds worth of hair removal equipment was stolen last Friday afternoon.

CCTV pictures
Sussex Police

Goodwood Revival: A fond salute to yesteryear

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

More than 150,000 visitors are expected at Goodwood Revival this weekend.

The three-day festival attempts to recreate the days of British motor racing in the 1950s and 1960s.

Update: Hurstpierpoint fire

West Sussex Fire and Rescue say they've now got seven fire engines at the scene of a fire in a shop on the High Street in Hurstpierpoint. They were called there just before 15:00 BST.

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Concern for missing teenager

Police say they're worried about Liam Moore, who's gone missing from Henfield. 

The 16-year-old was last seen at home yesterday afternoon.

They think he might have travelled to Crawley.

Liam Moore
Sussex Police
Wasp stings

A woman who was attacked by wasps while walking by a river with her daughter in a pushchair describes how she fled the swarm.

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Tim Jones / Twitter

Nearly 200 people on Brighton's i360 were stranded mid-air for two hours, with the drama unfolding on social media.

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High street closed off due to fire

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

West Sussex Fire and Rescue have just told me around 15 crew are at the scene of a fire in Hurstpierpoint High Street.

They were called there just before 15:00 BST.

The fire is in a shop, although it's not been confirmed which one.

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West Sussex fire crews to attend medical calls

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Firefighters in West Sussex could be called to some medical emergencies if they're closer than paramedics. 

Have you seen this man?

Malcolm Smith
Sussex Police

Malcolm Smith is wanted by Sussex Police for breaching the terms of his release from jail. 

The 36-year-old is believed to be sleeping rough in Brighton, but he also has connections with Hastings and Newhaven. 

He was in prison for harassment. 

Officers are asking anyone who sees him to call the non-emergency police number 101.

The weather this weekend

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC weather

Here's an extended forecast for this weekend's weather.

Brighton & Hove Albion v Brentford

BBC Sport

The Seagulls face Brentford tomorrow in their Championship match at the Amex stadium.

Kick off is at 15:00 BST and you can follow the match on the BBC Sport website, or on BBC Sussex.

Chris Hughton
Rex Features
Chris Hughton's Brighton lost 2-0 at Newcastle in their last game before the international break

Village 'at war' over caviar farm

The Argus

Here's today's Argus front page - you can read more on the caviar farm story here.

ARgus front page
Crash scene

Friends and family of a couple killed by a hit-and-run driver are calling for lifetime bans for motorists who cause death by dangerous driving.

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Gatwick: Banned substances seized

Highly poisonous cosmetic products linked to cancer have been seized at Gatwick. 

Around 280 skin lightening products are believed to have been smuggled on a flight from Africa. 

West Sussex Trading Standards and UK Border Force officers say they're now investigating a passenger.

Banned substances seized at Gatwick
West Sussex County Council

Vandals smash 'mini-eden'

Crawley Observer

Vandals have smashed solar panels in a Crawley school’s award-winning mini "Eden Project" in what police describe as a "mindless" attack. Read the Crawley Observer report here.

Crawley Police

On this day... one, three, five years ago.

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Let's take a look at the stories making the news in Sussex one, three and five years ago. 

Brighton i360: Passengers stuck after 'slight technical hitch'

Engineers had to be called to Brighton's i360 tower yesterday evening after it got stuck a few metres from the ground.

Read more here.  

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Drama on the i360 as 200 people are trapped

Trapped for two hours inside Brighton's i360 tower. What did 200 people make of their mid-air drama on Thursday evening?  

Today's top headlines

Jessica Banham

BBC Live reporter

Unpaid fines for using the Dartford Crossing, a Sussex officer caught stealing police property and breaking ground on a grammar school annexe. I have your #3in30.  

A fresher feel to the day

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

A bit cooler today as the weather turns wet over the weekend. Watch my forecast below:

Eastbourne hit and run: Call for tougher sentences

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The family of a mother killed in a hit and run crash in Eastbourne want tougher sentences for motorists convicted of causing death by dangerous driving.

24-year-old Joden Hunt was jailed for six years for killing Maria Smith and her partner while he was 16 times over the drug drive limit. 

It's nearly the weekend

Jessica Banham

BBC Live reporter

But before we get there, we'll be bringing you news, sport, weather and travel updates right up to 22:00 BST.

Remember you can get in touch on TwitterFacebook or send us an email.    

To kick the day off James Brown has sent us this stunning picture taken in Clayton. It's our #photooftheday

James Brown