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Summary

  1. Our live coverage has ended
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 14 September

Live Reporting

By Stuart Maisner and Kathryn Langley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Bye for now

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it from Sussex Live for today. We're back tomorrow at 06:00 BST.

    As always, if you'd like to get in touch then you can find us on TwitterFacebook, or send us an email.   

  2. Do you know who these men are?

    They're wanted by police in connection with a stabbing in Brighton. 

    Officers were called to a row between a group of men outside the Metro Bank in Churchill square just after 20:00 BST on 1 September. 

    Two men were knifed in the groin and back. 

    The victims have both since been released from hospital. 

    Brighton stabbing suspects
  3. Seagulls chief exec: The rail dispute needs to end

    Albion chief executive Paul Barber has thanked Brighton and Hove Buses and Seagull Travel, after the two companies saved hundreds of fans from being stranded at the Amex last night.

    Southern Rail cancelled several post-match services during the game against Huddersfield Town.

    Paul Barber
    Quote Message: As one of Southern Rail's largest customers, I urge both sides to consider the severe damage this is doing to their business - and ours - as well as many others. The longer the dispute goes on, the more Southern's customers are losing confidence and patience." from Paul Barber Brighton and Hove Albion chief executive
    Paul BarberBrighton and Hove Albion chief executive
  4. Newspaper round-up

    Newspapers

    Here's what our local newspapers are reporting this afternoon:

    The Argus: 4X4 towing a digger flips over on A27 near Shoreham.

    Eastbourne Herald: Busy coastal road to close for eight weeks.

    Hastings Observer: Mum's horror as stranger throws her baby into the road.

    West Sussex County Times: Crawley lorry driver involved in fatal Horsham crash "11 times the drug-drive limit".

  5. Health experts: 'Stay safe in the sun'

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    We've had plenty of lovely weather this last couple of days, but health experts have told us that people still aren't getting the message about staying safe in the sun.

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    Video caption: Skin cancer warnings
  6. How long will the heatwave last?

    Nina Ridge

    BBC Weather

    More sunshine in store, but a warning for the end of the week.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: The weather with Nina Ridge
  7. Vandals smash precious church window

    Vandals have smashed and removed this valuable stained glass window from a church in Rye. 

    It was the oldest window at St Mary's Church which was built in the 12th century.

    It's believed to have been taken some time between 22:45 BST on 29 August and 08:45 BST the next day.  

    Stolen window
  8. Docklands closure: Analysis from our political reporter

    Ben Weisz

    Political reporter, BBC Sussex

    At Docklands' Worthing base, a handwritten note tells staff to go home, blaming issues with Coperforma, and giving the personal mobile number of a Coperforma staff member.

    No work for them today, and it's unclear when, or if, they'll be able to return.

    None of this is hugely surprising - we've been reporting that drivers haven't been paid properly for weeks. 

    But it does raise serious questions: What does the future hold for these staff? Why was an unsustainable contract signed in the first place? And what is the CCG that commissioned this service to begin with going to do about the situation?

  9. Cricket: Sussex v Worcs

    Adrian Harms

    BBC Sussex sports reporter

    An amazing game of cricket that ebbed and flowed with Worcestershire winning by just 11 runs.

    You have to feel sorry for David Wiese who was left stranded on 70 not out, and Steve Magoffin who despite taking 10 wickets in the match finished on the losing side.

    But what a performance from Miguel Cummins - 12 wickets in the match he bowled at express pace  throughout and finished the game taking two wickets in two balls

    A terrific end to the season at Hove on a day when County Championship Cricket was the winner

    Sussex County Cricket Club
  10. This afternoon's top stories

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    An ambulance company stops operating for the day, an apology from the head of a Brighton tourist attraction, and experts say we're ignoring warnings about staying safe in the sun.

    I've got this afternoon's headlines in Sussex.

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    Video caption: The headlines in Sussex
  11. What happened #onthisday in Sussex?

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A funeral's held for one of the Shoreham air crash victims, a Sussex company wins the contract to repaint Beachy Head lighthouse, and tickets for Brighton and Hove Albion's game against Liverpool sell out - it's #onthisday

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    Video caption: On This Day - 14 September
  12. 'We came in today and everything's been cleared out'

    Ben Weisz

    Political reporter, BBC Sussex

    Here's the reaction of employees I spoke to from Docklands, the Coperforma sub-contractor, which has admitted today being in financial difficulties.

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    Video caption: Coperforma vox
  13. Pilot rescued after plane crash lands

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    I've just been sent these photos by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service - a pilot being rescued after his plane crash landed in a tree at Cross In Hand near Heathfield.

    Plane crash lands in tree
    Plane crash lands in tree
  14. 'This is a teething problem. I'm embarrassed but not worried.'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    The boss of Brighton's i360 has apologised to customers for its recent breakdowns as the attraction reopened this morning.   

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    Video caption: i360 reopens
  15. Plane crash lands in East Sussex

    A light aircraft has crash landed in Cross In Hand near Heathfield.

    East Sussex Fire and Rescue say the plane came down in Herring Lane at 12:10 BST. 

    It landed 15m above ground, in a tree.

    The pilot was the only person on board and he wasn't hurt - he was rescued by the Battle and Bexhill specialist rope team.

  16. 'Cannabis should be legalised for medical use'

    Cannabis should be legalised for medical use.

    That's the recommendation of a cross-party group of MPs whose co-chairman is Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion.  

    Read the full story here.

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    Video caption: Cannabis
  17. Is the heatwave coming to an end?

    Kate Kinsella

    Weather presenter

    It's still lovely out there but make the most of the heat today.  

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    Video caption: Weather
  18. Cricket: Sussex v Worcs day 3 - lunch

    Adrian Harms

    BBC Sussex sports reporter

    Advantage Worcestershire after another eventful morning at Hove.

    Sussex need another 159 for victory with just four wickets remaining, but will rue the loss of Ollie Robinson run out for 42 off the last ball before lunch, a brilliant piece of fielding by Brett D'Oliveira. 

    Sussex County Cricket Club

    Earlier in the morning Joe Leach had ripped through the Sussex top order leaving the hosts struggling on 42-4.  

    Live updates here.