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Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

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

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Have a lovely evening.

Police refused access to some Shoreham evidence

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The High Court has refused to allow Sussex Police full access to evidence gathered by Air Accident investigators following the Shoreham Airshow disaster, which killed 11 people in August last year. 

Widow wins embryo court battle

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A widow from East Sussex has won a High Court battle, giving her a chance to have her late husband's child.

Man arrested over historical sex offences in Warnham

Police are investigating claims an 11-year-old choir boy was assaulted in a church in West Sussex on several occasions in the 1980s. 

A 55-year-old man has been arrested over the allegations which relate to St Margarets Church in Warnham. 

Officers say further offences may have been committed against other boys during the same period.

Sussex newspaper round-up

The Argus: Jailed: the crooked pair who defrauded the fire service.

Brighton and Hove Independent: Missing teenager could be in Brighton.

Chichester Observer: Video shows shocking car crash.

Pile of newspapers
Whale skeleton being re-hung

The skeleton of a giant whale is rebuilt after being dismantled and stored for three years during a museum refurbishment.

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Image released in search for skull identity

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Detectives have released an artist's impression of a man whose skull was dredged up by fishermen off the coast of Newhaven two years ago. 

'The police do now have access to cockpit camera footage'

Mark Sanders

BBC South East Today reporter

Sussex Police has been denied access to interviews with the pilot in the Shoreham air crash. I was live in Shoreham this lunchtime giving this analysis.

Camber: Family in call for lifeguards

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The family of one of five men who died in a single day at Camber Sands this summer believe their lives could have been saved if the beach had permanent lifeguards.

Police appeal for missing teenager

Bonnie May Rose Clarke
Sussex Police

Police are searching for Bonnie May Rose Clarke, who officers think could be in the Brighton area.

The 16-year-old has not been seen since about 23:00 BST on Monday.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact or call 101, quoting serial 1555 of 26/09.  

Police release CCTV after charity box stolen

Police want to speak to this man after a charity box was stolen from a shop in Brighton. 

It happened at Sainsbury's in North Street at 19:45 BST last Wednesday. 

It's thought a security chain was cut with a pair of pliers while a shop assistant was distracted.

CCTV image
Sussex Police

Police dog sniffs out suspects

PC Steph Barrett and police dog Spud
Sussex Police

A Sussex police dog called Spud is being praised after finding two suspected criminals hiding in a plastic container at a garden centre in Mark Cross.

The six-year-old German Shepherd led his handler PC Steph Barrett from the scene of a car crash at Sussex Country Gardener in Tunbridge Wells Road, through the grounds and into the kitchen where he started barking to indicate he'd located someone.

PC Barrett lifted the lid of the unit, which is usually used to store cushions, and found two men lying top to tail inside.

Two men have been arrested and bailed.

Crashed car
Sussex Police

Sussex to host South Africa in 2017

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Sussex's County Ground in Hove
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Sussex will host tourists South Africa in a day-night match in 2017, the England and Wales Cricket Board have announced.

The Proteas will visit the County Ground in Hove for a 50-over match on Friday 19 May.

It will be the first match South Africa play on their tour of England, which will include four Test matches.

South Africa last played at Hove in 2003, when the visitors won a 50-over match by 153 runs.

He used to be a maths teacher in Crawley

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Crawley comedian Romesh Ranganathan is about to embark on a UK tour and his BBC TV show Agent Provocateur is back next month.

Here are some facts you (probably) didn't know about him...

Missing skull

An artist's impression of a man whose skull was dredged up by fishermen two years ago is released in a bid to identify him.

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Snowdog vandalised within days of charity trail launch

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

The Argus is reporting that one of Brighton's snowdogs has been vandalised.

Read the story by following the link below.

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Widow wins High Court frozen embryo case

The widow of a Falklands war veteran has won a High Court bid to keep frozen embryos that they created.

Samantha Jefferies, 42, from East Sussex, said they were her "last chance" of having his child.

Clive Jefferies died suddenly in 2014 and Mrs Jefferies was told the embryos could not be stored for longer than two years - despite consenting to 10. Judge Sir James Munby said it was "obviously right" they be stored for 10 years. Read the full story here.

Samantha Jefferies

Konta into the last 16 at Wuhan Open

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

Eastbourne's Johanna Konta beat Zhang Shuai of China in straight sets to reach the last 16 at the Wuhan Open.

Konta, seeded 11th, won 6-3 6-3 and goes on to face Spanish seventh seed Carla Suarez Navarro in round three.

Johanna Konta
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'The world was passing me by and I was just stuck'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

A student from Crawley, who had to have her legs and fingers amputated to save her life, has defied doctors' expectations and is learning to walk again using prosthetic legs.

Emergency services at the crash site

Police are refused access to interviews carried out with Shoreham air crash pilot Andy Hill by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

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Mobile phones: 'Police are simply not picking this up'

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

There has been a decrease in the amount of people caught using their mobile phone while driving compared to 2014. 

It comes just weeks after the government announced plans to double fines and points.

Sussex Police respond to High Court Shoreham ruling

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Shoreham crash
Eddie Mitchell

Sussex Police has been denied access to interviews with the pilot in the Shoreham air disaster, Andy Hill. 

Here's their response.

We understand that legally this case is without precedent in England and Wales and we accept the reasons why our request has not been granted in full.

As we have said before, this is an extraordinarily complex investigation, but we remain committed to finding answers for the families and friends of those who died.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul RymarzSussex Police

BreakingShoreham air crash: Sussex police denied access to interviews with pilot

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

The High Court has refused Sussex Police access to interviews carried out by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch with the pilot involved in the Shoreham air disaster, Andy Hill.  

Full judgement here

Shoreham Air Crash

Southern: Additional services announced for strike days

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Southern has announced additional services it'll be offering on the 14 forthcoming strike days, starting on Tuesday 11 October. 

They include:

  • Later services to Redhill
  • Later services on the London Bridge to East Grinstead route
  • Later services on the Brighton to Eastbourne route
  • Buses between Hastings, St Leonards Warrior Square and Bexhill
  • Buses between Dorking and Horsham
  • Buses all day between Ashford International and Hastings
  • Buses at peak times connecting Uckfield, Buxted, Crowborough and Eridge with Haywards Heath and Tunbridge Wells (for rail connections to/from London)

Full details here

Join BBC Sussex today in Horsham

Come and meet BBC Sussex presenters in Horsham today - live on the BBC bus.  

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Newhaven photo wins national competition

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A trip to the seaside usually means countless snaps of ice creams, sand castles and beach huts. 

But David Lyon captured a rather more dramatic image last year - the Newhaven ferry setting out in a ferocious storm.  

More than 8,000 people have signed a petition calling for lifeguards

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

A review is under way on whether to deploy lifeguards next year at Camber Sands, following a tragic accident this summer.

BBC Sussex bus tour hits Horsham

Danny Pike

BBC Sussex presenter

It's day three of the BBC Sussex bus tour of the county. Here's what we've got in store for you in Horsham today. Come and meet us!  

Serious case review into death of teenager

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A serious case review has found Brighton's social services could have done more to protect a troubled teenager in care who took his own life.  

BreakingCamber Sands: Council considers call for lifeguards

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

A review is under way on whether to deploy lifeguards next year at Camber Sands where five young friends died during a day trip. 

More than 8,000 people have now signed a petition calling for lifeguards to man the beach during the busy summer months.

Rother District Council is carrying out the review.

Police at Camber

'It just shows the message hasn't got through'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Police are catching only around half as many drivers using mobile phones as they were two years ago.

This morning's headlines

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

A big decrease in drivers being caught on mobiles, bids for a Sussex college and the first ever rural chaplain. Here are the top stories in Sussex this morning.  

It's looking like a bright and breezy day

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

And it's going to be quite warm - but we'll probably get some rain on Thursday.

Here's my forecast. 

Goalless draw for Brighton

Football managers
Rex Features

Brighton midfielder Dale Stephens was sent off as Brighton failed to extend a three-game winning run at Ipswich last night.

Read more here.

Good morning Wednesday

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

We'll be here until 22:00 BST with all the news, travel, weather and sport for the county.

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Thanks to James Brown for this shot of Shoreham Beach - it's our #photooftheday

Shoreham Beach
James Brown