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Summary

  1. Our live coverage has ended for today
  2. Updates on Thursday 15 September

Live Reporting

By Stuart Maisner and Kathryn Langley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    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.

  2. A27 improvements: Options rejected

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    All five options to improve a bottleneck on the A27 at Chichester have been rejected today by West Sussex county councillors. 

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    Video caption: Councillors reject A27 options
  3. BreakingHundreds of homes without power

    Nearly 350 homes are without power in the Portslade area of Brighton this evening. 

    UK Power Networks say an underground electricity cable has broken and their engineers are at the scene working to fix it.

    The power went off at 20:46 BST - the company says it's hoping to have it back on by 23:00 BST. 

    More details here.

  4. Say goodbye to the nice weather

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    What's the weather got in store for tomorrow? Here's my forecast:  

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    Video caption: Weather - south east
  5. 'I'm not buying a flint cottage in Snowdonia...'

    South East MEP Nigel Farage is preparing to deliver his final speech as UKIP leader at the party's annual conference.

    But is this the last we'll be seeing of him...?

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    Video caption: Nigel Farage interview to BBC South East
  6. Concern over Gatwick night flight proposals

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Eight MPs from the South East have written to the government in protest at proposals by Gatwick to charge less for night flights than daytime flights.

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    Video caption: Gatwick night flights
  7. Petition to strip Coperforma of its NHS contract

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    There are more calls to strip Coperforma of its NHS contract to deliver non-emergency patient transport in Sussex. Former Eastbourne MP, Stephen Lloyd has started a petition calling on the NHS body that hired Coperforma to take back the contract. 

    Stephen Lloyd

    Yesterday drivers at one of Coperforma's sub-contractors, Docklands Medical Services, turned up to work to find a note on the door of the ambulance station saying that they'd closed, and blaming Coperforma for the problems.

  8. This evening's headlines

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A row over road improvements, anger over night flight proposals, and police hunt a man from Eastbourne. Here's a look at this evening's top stories for Sussex.

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    Video caption: 3in30
  9. Chichester: Divided on road proposals

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    People in Chichester have been giving their views on how to improve the A27. The county council met this morning, with politicians refusing to endorse any of the five options proposed by Highways England. 

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    Video caption: Chichester bypass vox
  10. Newspaper round-up

    Here's a round-up of the top stories in our local newspapers this evening.

    The Argus: Post Office staff strike today - Sussex branches affected.

    Hastings Observer: Bexhill man arrested after Hastings man left with head injuries following robbery.

    West Sussex County Times: Police helicopter and dog unit called to break-in.

    Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne cleaner jailed for sex offences.

  11. Ordeal of kittens trapped in narrow drainpipe

    West Sussex County Times

    Three tiny kittens who were plucked to safety after becoming trapped in a narrow drainpipe are now looking for new homes. Read more in the West Sussex County Times report here.

    The three kittens that were trapped in a drainpipe
  12. A27: Severe delays after road crash

    There are some really severe delays on the roads this evening after an accident on the A27 in Brighton.

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  13. Belgian WW2 pilot honoured in Kent ceremony

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    The family of Belgian pilot, Albert van den Hove D'Ertsenrijk, killed fighting for the RAF in World War Two have travelled to Kent to attend a ceremony in his honour, on the 76th anniversary of his death.   

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    Video caption: Pilot memorial
  14. Have you seen this man?

    Karl Bowker is wanted by police after he didn't turn up to court charged with drug-driving. 

    He was pulled over in his VW Golf in June. 

    The 34-year-old tattooist from Winston Crescent in Eastbourne is accused of driving with cannabis in his system, possession of the drug and driving without a licence. 

    Karl Bowker is wanted by police
  15. Beauty in books

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A new exhibition at a museum in Ditchling, East Sussex, is showcasing works of literature from the late 19th and early 20th century.

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    Video caption: New exhibition at Ditchling Museum
  16. LuaLua injury: Hughton responds

    Johnny Cantor

    BBC Sussex commentator

    Brighton and Hove Albion’s Kazenga LuaLua has been ruled out of action for six weeks. The winger underwent surgery on a knee injury yesterday. 

    Albion manager Chris Hughton told BBC Sussex: ‘‘It’s a big blow…. He’s been in good form, in training and the two cups games hence we didn’t want him to go out on loan, all of that makes it even more disappointing.”

  17. 'It really saddens me to see such polarisation'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    The leader of West Sussex County Council has called for less conflict in the debate over a bypass for Chichester.

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    Video caption: Bypass Goldsmith
  18. South East teams against new city-based cricket competition

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Kent, Sussex and Surrey Cricket Clubs have all voted against new proposals for a new T20 competition.  

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    Video caption: Cricket