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  1. Updates on Wednesday 21 September

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  1. It's goodnight from us

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Thank you for joining us today. We'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather from 06:00 BST.

    Remember you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or send us an email.  

  2. Another nice autumn day on the cards?

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    Will tomorrow be as pleasant as today? Here's my forecast.  

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    Video caption: The weather with Rachel Mackley
  3. Snowdogs by the Sea

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    An unusual art trail has been launched in Brighton and Hove.

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    Video caption: snowdogs
  4. 'We've managed on a shoestring but it's wearing out'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Years of underfunding for schools in West Sussex is causing a financial crisis so severe that headteachers are being forced to consider drastic measures to cope, according to the Conservative leader of the County Council.

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  5. BreakingLeak reveals Amber Rudd's links to offshore investment funds

    Home Secretary Amber Rudd used to be a director of two offshore companies, leaked documents reveal.

    Papers seen by the BBC's Panorama show she was a director of Bahamian firms Advanced Asset Allocation Fund and Advanced Asset Allocation Management between 1998 and 2000.

    Ms Rudd, who became an MP for Hastings and Rye in 2010, has not responded to questions about the firms and the role she played in them.

    But there is no suggestion she herself used the companies to avoid tax. Read the story here.

    Amber Rudd
  6. Sussex newspaper round-up

    The Argus: Teenage girl in hospital after stepping into side of bus in Hangleton during rush-hour

    Chichester Observer: Aerial footage shows river wall damage

    Eastbourne Herald: Gold coloured domes allowed to remain on Eastbourne Pier

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  7. This evening's headlines

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    School funding, water firm criticised and homophobic abuse. Let's take a look at this evening's top stories for Sussex.

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  8. Police in road safety project

    Police forces in the South East are holding a day of action to try to improve safety on the roads.

    It's part of Project Edward (European Day Without A Road Death), which aims to have a total of zero road fatalities in Europe on that day.  

    It comes after 125 fatalities across the South East last year. 

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    Video caption: Road fatalities in the South East
  9. Housing waiting lists: 'The administration wants to get to grips with this'

    Ben Weisz

    Political reporter, BBC Sussex

    There are 24,000 people on the council housing waiting list in Brighton and Hove. With just 800 housed each year, most have no hope of getting a new home.

    The Labour administration wants to get to grips with this.

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    Mostly, they want to prune the list down to a much trimmer 8,000 households. Off with the homeowners, off with people who don’t accept the first offer that’s made to them, off with anybody who is in rent arrears to the council.

    But don’t expect opposition councillors to simply hand them the shears. Greens find some of the measures “draconian”, while some Tories are fuming they were given the plans just ten days in advance.

    Estate agent board

    With sweeping welfare changes on the horizon in November, council officers are nervous. Fail to streamline the system and it’ll be that much harder to deal with many new families who may suddenly need to join the register.

  10. Cricket: A session disrupted by rain

    Adrian Harms

    Sports reporter, BBC Sussex

    A session disrupted by rain and bad light but in between the interruptions, Sussex reached tea 128-3 with Chris Nash out for 66 before tea having passed 50 for the 12th time this season

    Gloucestershire bowlers have plugged away without much success, but may now feel the door is slightly ajar with an inexperienced Sussex middle order to follow.

    You can get updates here.  

    Gloucs v Sussex
  11. Council seeking urgent meeting over A27 improvement plans

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    West Sussex County Council has published its official response to five options put forward by Highways England to improve the A27 at Chichester.  

    The authority does not favour any one particular option. 

    A27 at Chichester

    The council is seeking an urgent meeting with Highways England where they can put forward the concerns of local residents. The consultation period ends tomorrow.

    The full response is here.

  12. 'We're the first company in the country where customers pay for the water they've used'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Southern Water is defending its record, despite being named the worst performing company in the UK, with 16,000 written complaints last year.

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    Video caption: Southern Water defends its record
  13. 'It's important that West Sussex gets a fairer deal'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Years of underfunding for schools in West Sussex is causing a financial crisis so severe that headteachers are being forced to consider drastic measures to cope, according to the Conservative leader of the County Council Louise Goldsmith.

    The Crawley MP agrees.

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    Video caption: Schools Smith
  14. BreakingeasyJet pilots vote for strike action

    Pilots at easyJet have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action over fatigue, but talks are planned to try to resolve the row, said union Balpa. 

  15. Police concerned about missing teenager

    Police are concerned about the welfare of missing 15-year-old Edward Little from Lancing.

    He was last seen leaving a property in Sandwich on Thursday at 15:30 BST to catch a train. It's thought he could be in the Worthing, Lancing or Brighton area.

    Anyone with information is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting serial 92 of 16/09.

    Edward Little
  16. What does the weather have in store for us this afternoon?

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC weather

    It's not been a bad day so far and the sun is expected to keep shining.

    Here's your forecast.

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  17. A good morning for Sussex

    Cricket

    Adrian Harms

    Sports reporter, BBC Sussex

    Sussex cricket

    It's been a good morning for Sussex who have reached lunch on 47-1 on day two against Gloucestershire.  

    Jofra Archer took two of the three wickets to fall this morning in a lively spell, including the wicket of Chris Dent who had battled hard in his innings of 90.

    The wicket looks to have flattened out and Sussex will be looking to build a big total after lunch.

    You can get updates here.

  18. Entertainment round up

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    The Brighton festival names its new director, Gemma Arterton has a new film, and there's an acclaimed play in Sussex. 

    Here's a look at the showbiz news.  

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