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  2. Updates on Monday 12 September

Live Reporting

By Stuart Maisner and Kathryn Langley

All times stated are UK

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Anthony Knockaert

Danny Ward's goalkeeping error gifts Brighton victory as Championship leaders Huddersfield suffer a first loss of the term.

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Bye for now

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

That's all for our live coverage today, we'll be back with you from 06:00 BST tomorrow morning.

In the mean time, if you'd like to get in touch then you can find us on TwitterFacebook, or send us an email.

Have a lovely evening.

Surrogate baby may be 'left in India'

The Sussex grandparents of a baby born to a surrogate mother in India say they are beside themselves with worry that delays in issuing her passport means her parents may have to return home without her. 

Pam and John Newman, from Horsted Keynes near Haywards Heath, say they fear their son and daughter-in-law's temporary visa - which has already been extended - may run out before baby Lily gets her passport.

Mary Shipstone

The address of a girl fatally shot on her doorstep by her estranged father was accidentally sent to him by her mother's solicitor, it emerges.

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i360 closes for a second day

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The Brighton i360 will be closed again tomorrow as engineers carry out technical checks. The city's newest attraction has broken down three times in the past four days.

Seagulls: LuaLua out for two matches

Brighton and Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton's confirmed they'll be without Kazenga LuaLua for the next two matches.

The winger suffered a knee injury during training last week.

He'll miss tomorrow night's match against Huddersfield and Saturday's trip to Burton Albion.

Kazenga LuaLua
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View of i360 tower in Brighton

Brighton's i360 attraction is closed after it breaks down for a second time, trapping passengers in the observation pod.

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Sussex fast bowler Steve Magoffin

Sussex bowler Steve Magoffin takes 5-38 to reach 50 wickets for the season, but Worcestershire are on top at Hove.

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Mini-heatwave on the way!

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

It's looking good for the next few days! Here's my forecast.

Today's headlines

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A serious case review's been published after the murder of a schoolgirl, the Brighton i360's shut after a series of breakdowns, and ancient woodland is being sold off.

I've got the headlines in Sussex.

i360: Closed for another day

The Brighton i360 will be closed again tomorrow. 

Checks are continuing into technical problems at the 450ft tower. 

It's broken down three times in four days, trapping visitors in the viewing pod. 

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Gull humanely destroyed after being shot and injured

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Sussex Police and the RSPCA are investigating after an adult herring gull was shot by someone using an air weapon in St Leonards. The pellet rendered the bird unable to fly and it had to be humanely destroyed.    

Seagull x-ray

Mary Shipstone: 'He shot her the second time so I would see him do it'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

The mother of seven-year-old Mary Shipstone has described the moment her little girl was shot dead by her estranged father. 

A serious case review has found that Yasser Alromisse was mistakenly sent the address of the safe house in Northiam in legal papers.

Middlesbrough was ranked as the worst place to be a girl

Girls growing up in parts of England have a much lower quality of life than others, according to analysis of official statistics.

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Newspaper round-up


Here's what is making the headlines in the local newspapers:

The Argus: Crumbling Seven Dials roundabout to have three week repairs.

West Sussex County Times: Concern for missing Crawley teen.

Eastbourne Herald: Decision looms over 425 homes plan.

Hastings Observer: Reward for wanted man ‘thought to be in Hastings’.

Some of those turned away among those stuck on Sunday
Would-be passengers hoping to ride on Brighton's new attraction, the British Airways i360 tower, are turned away.

What happened #onthisday?

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Tributes to two air crash victims, Brighton hosts the Green Party conference, and more passengers travel through Gatwick - it's #onthisday

Cricket: A terrific afternoon for Sussex

Adrian Harms

BBC Sussex sports reporter

It's been a terrific afternoon session for Sussex who took five wickets leaving Worcestershire 205-7 at tea.

The visitors had looked relatively comfortable having reached 165-3, but the dismissal of skipper Daryl Mitchell for 75 triggered a collapse of three wickets for just one run, with Steve Magoffin taking four of the wickets to fall today

Magoffin won't want the season to end having now taken 28 wickets in the last five matches, and over 50 wickets in every one of the five seasons he has been at Sussex.

Sussex v Worcestershire

'I had to have multiple surgeries many times a year'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Scientists in East Grinstead are working to develop ways of preventing post-surgery scars for patients like Trudi Gwynn. 

Reaction to resignation of David Cameron

BBC South East Today's political editor has tweeted about former PM David Cameron's resignation and what he previously told her... 

What David Cameron told me just before last year's general election…

Concern for missing teenager

Police are worried about Abigail Beach who's gone missing from home in Bexhill.

The 16-year-old was last seen on Friday afternoon. 

She was due home by 22:00 BST but didn't turn up.

Officers say she has connections to Hastings and Eastbourne.

Abigail Beach
Sussex Police

Paralympics: Gold for Will!

Groombridge's Will Bayley has won gold in the class seven table tennis at Rio, beating Pereira Stroh from the host nation, three games to one.  

Will Bayley

Football match abandoned after 'player assaulted'

A man's been arrested after a Worthing United football player was reportedly punched in the face by a spectator. 

Police were called to the club's ground during their game against Peacehaven FC on Saturday afternoon. 

The assault is alleged to have happened as the player was leaving the pitch to be subbed - he was seen by United's medical staff. 

A 24-year-old from Rottingdean has been questioned on suspicion of assault and bailed until next month. 

Peacehaven FC say they'll be holding a full investigation into what happened.

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Paralympics update: Will Bayley

Groombridge's Will Bayley has won the first game in the men's singles class seven table tennis final, against Brazil's Pereira Stroh.

Will Bayley
A driver who was being pursued by police dialled 999 to say he was being followed.
A driver who was being pursued by police dialled 999 to ask them to stop following him.

'I'm being told it's shut all day. I'm a bit annoyed'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Tourists in Brighton have been reacting angrily to the news that the i360 will be closed for the rest of the day, following technical problems.  

Warm evening with sunshine tomorrow

Kate Kinsella

BBC weather

We're looking at some very warm temperatures over the next few days - here's my forecast.  

Sussex v Worcestershire: Lunch report

Adrian Harmes

BBC Sussex sports reporter

An entertaining morning's cricket at Hove with Worcestershire recovering from 11-2 to reach the interval 92-2.

Joe Clarke and Daryl Mitchell have led the recovery - both playing with increasing confidence,  and a feature of both innings has being some beautifully struck cover drives.

Earlier Chris Jordan and Steve Magoffin had posed plenty of problems with the new ball, Magoffin claiming his 50th wicket of the season when he had Tom Fell LBW.

Sussex v Worcs
Adrian Harmes

High speed rush hour car chase captured on camera

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

The dramatic moment when a Sussex police pursuit was brought to a conclusion has been captured on camera.

Address of girl killed by father was sent to him in error

The address of a girl murdered on her doorstep by her estranged father was accidentally sent to him by her mother's solicitor, it has emerged in a serious case review.

Seven-year-old Mary Shipstone was returning to the safe house in Northiam from school with her mother when Yasser Alromisse shot his daughter in the head - then turned the gun on himself.

Five months earlier, the girl's mother, Lyndsey Shipstone, reported to police that her solicitor had inadvertently revealed her new address to Alromisse in legal papers, the review revealed. 

Mary Shipstone
Lyndsey Shipstone

Lifeline for unpaid ambulance drivers

Ambulance drivers in Sussex who’ve not been paid in full this month will have some respite – after their Union stepped in.

The GMB union, which represents workers at Docklands Medical Services, will give them each a £100 supermarket voucher.

Docklands Medical Services provides ambulances and drivers to Coperforma’s patient transport service in Sussex, and says cash flow issues have led to late payments for staff.  

Portslade stabbing update

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Three people have been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Portslade, according to Sussex Police.

A 16-year-old boy remains in a stable condition after he was stabbed in a car park in Abinger Road on Saturday afternoon.

The scene of a stabbing in Portslade

A 16-year-old boy from Portslade, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, remains in police custody.

A 15-year-old boy from Hove, and an 18-year-old from Portslade have been released on bail.

Breakingi360 to remain closed today

The BBC has been told by workers at the British Airways i360 that it will remain shut today following technical problems.

The Brighton attraction broke down twice yesterday and once last Thursday with passengers stuck inside.   


British Airways i360: 'We are sorry for the inconvenience caused'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Here's the full statement issued by British Airways i360, following its third breakdown in four days.

British Airways i360 was affected by a technical fault. Passengers disembarked and our on-site engineers are correcting the fault to enable operations to resume. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to customers and will offer those affected a full refund for their visit and a complimentary ticket to return another time.”

i360 breakdown
Nick Burlin
Picture from Nick Burlin

A glorious start to the week

Kate Kinsella

Weather presenter

It's warm and sunny out there for the start of the working week. Here's my forecast.

'This undermines confidence in the project'

John Young

BBC South East Today reporter

I was out last night reporting live on the breakdown of the i360 in Brighton. Here's my analysis.

'We can think about reversing the process of scarring'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Scientists in East Grinstead are working to develop improved ways to heal scars. 

The doors weren't shutting properly and they started lifting the floor up'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

The owners of the i360 in Brighton have apologised after the attraction broke down twice yesterday, trapping tourists in the viewing pod.

This morning's top stories

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

The i360 breaks down twice, one in five Southern trains run late and an ancient woodland is up for auction. Here are your top stories this morning.