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Goodbye from Sussex Live

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

That's it from us for today, and for this week.

We'll be back from 06:00 BST on Monday.

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

Have a great weekend!

River Kird

A dairy farm is ordered to pay more than £8,000 for allowing effluent to pollute an 8-mile (13km) section of a river.

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Your weekend weather!

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

A disappointing Saturday will give way to a much better Sunday. Here's my forecast.

Holocaust survivor's remarkable story

A new opera based on the incredible life story of an 83-year old Holocaust survivor gets its world premiere in Sussex tomorrow. 

Simon Gronowski was just 11 when he was arrested by the Gestapo, along with his mother and sister, at their home in Brussels in February 1943. 

Two months later he was sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp, but his mother helped him jump from the moving train. 

She was murdered at Auschwitz, but Simon managed to survive -- and was hidden for the remainder of the war by Catholic families in Belgium.

Robin Gibson has been to meet him at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill.

My exclusive interview with the Prime Minister

Helen Catt

Political editor, BBC South East

The Prime Minister has confirmed her determination to create new grammar school places across the South East.

Ahead of the Conservative Party Conference this weekend, I also asked Theresa May about people smuggling in the South East, and whether she intends to become directly involved in the Southern Rail row.

Corruption headlines are 'detrimental for the game'

Lauren Moss

BBC Live reporter

This week's headlines on alleged corruption have been bad for the sport, according to Brighton manager Chris Hughton.

Sam Allardyce resigned as England manager after being secretly filmed by the Daily Telegraph, seemingly offering advice on how to 'get around' rules on player transfers. 

Today the newspaper claims assistant boss at Southampton, Eric Black, gave undercover reporters advice on how to bribe officials at other clubs.

The Seagulls boss says stories like this are damaging for football. 

Memorial for Battle of Britain pilot

Lauren Moss

BBC Live reporter

A memorial dedicated to an Australian RAF pilot has been unveiled in Forest Row.

22-year-old John Crossman was flying a Hurricane during the Battle of Britain during 1940. 

He crashed into a field and was killed.

The crash was witnessed by a woman in Forest Row whose son has spent the last 25 years trying to learn more about the pilot's life and have a permanent memorial built for him. 

Champion clay pigeon shooter 'scarred' by Kent killer

Lauren Moss

BBC Live reporter

George Digweed, the clay pigeon shooter from Sussex, has spoken about the moment he and his wife were attacked in their home by a man who later murdered a pensioner during a robbery.

Mark Love was jailed for life yesterday for killing Roy Blackman as he tried to steal thousands of pounds from his home in March. 

Mr Digweed and his wife were attacked by Love just weeks before. 

Sussex newspaper round-up

The Argus: 'I've done nothing wrong' insists Hove man at centre of football scandal

Mid Sussex Times: Burgess Hill fire - police await CCTV footage to determine cause

Chichester Observer: Vigil to mark closure of Chichester magistrates courts

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Hostage suspect too ill for court

Lauren Moss

BBC Live reporter

A pensioner arrested after a 40-hour stand-off with armed police at his home in West Sussex has been unable to attend court because he is too ill. 

Terry Bridger, is charged with making threats to kill, possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, common assault and two counts of threatening to damage property.

The 72-year-old is accused of threatening his wife and police with a shotgun at his property in Harbour Road, Pagham last month. 

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The court heard that Mr Bridger had recently been transferred from Lewes prison to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. Prosecutor Mark Ashley said: "He's very ill." 

The judge adjourned to November 21, with a trial date set for February 20.

Cricket: Sussex batsman released from contract

Sussex batsman Craig Cachopa has been released early from his contract by the county due to personal reasons. 

The 24-year-old signed an extension to his deal this year but has decided to return home to New Zealand to spend time with his family and rest some minor injuries.

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You may need a rain coat this weekend...

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

Rain warnings have been issued for tomorrow.  

Showers will become more frequent later tonight with spells of more persistent showery rain developing through Saturday morning. 

There is some good news though - the rain will become less heavy towards evening before clearing.

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Police appeal for missing teenager

Police have issued a second image of teenager Bonnie May Rose Clarke, who is still missing.

The 16-year-old was last seen at about 23:00 BST on Monday and officers believe she may be in the Brighton area.

Anyone with any knowledge of her whereabouts is asked to contact 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 1555 of 26/09.  

Bonnie May Rose Clarke
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CCTV released after cash box stolen from shop

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after a cash box was stolen from a shop in Chichester.

The till float, which contained about £100 in cash, was taken from the counter of Steamer Trading Cookshop in South Street at about 15:00 BST on Saturday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 1259 of 24/09.

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Man's year-long fancy dress challenge

Lauren Moss

BBC Live reporter

Over the last 12 months Brighton chef Aaron Lawrence has taken his enjoyment of dressing up to a new level. 

He's worn a different fancy-dress outfit every day for a year, raising thousands of pounds for LGBT mental health charity Mind Out in the process.

Check out some of his outfits... 

'We've had instances of cars ploughing into the back of stationary vehicles'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

The Government has been accused of blatantly ignoring safety concerns over proposals to remove hard shoulders from parts of the M23 and M25.  

BBC Bus Tour in Chichester

BBC Sussex is in Chichester today with the #BBCBus tour - and the team have been tweeting some lovely pictures from in and around the city. 

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Families of Camber Sands victims considering legal action

Lauren Moss

BBC Live reporter

The families of five men who died at Camber Sands say they have not ruled out taking legal action. 

Kenugen Saththiyanathan, Kobikanthan Saththiyanathan, Nitharsan Ravi, Inthushan Sriskantharaja and Gurushanth Srithavarajah from London got into difficulties in the water in August. 

At a meeting last night a family spokesperson said they want to do whatever they can to stop anyone else suffering the same loss. 

Your stunning pictures of Sussex

Thank you for all the pictures you've been sending us.  

Here's a picture of sunrise over Westfield taken by Kate Tugwell.

Remember you can send us your pictures on Twitter, on Facebook or send us an email

Westfield
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Hughton previews Sheffield Wednesday match

Lauren Moss

BBC Live reporter

Brighton and Hove Albion face Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship tomorrow.

It'll be the first time they've returned to Hillsborough since being dumped out of the play-offs last season. 

Manager Chris Hughton says there are distinct similarities between the sides.

You can listen to full match commentary tomorrow from 15:00 BST on BBC Sussex.  

Severe accident: A275 East Sussex both ways

BBC Travel

A275 East Sussex both ways severe accident, around Cinder Hill.

A275 East Sussex - A275 in Chailey blocked around the Cinder Hill junction, because of an accident involving a tractor on its side which was towing a trailer full of hay,.

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19,000 people back campaign for West Sussex school funding

Lauren Moss

BBC Live reporter

A social media campaign calling for schools in West Sussex to get more government funding has attracted thousands of followers.

A petition put together by a supporter of WorthLess? claims schools receive one of the lowest levels of pupil funding in the country; £44 million less than the national average and £200 million less than the average London borough. 

They say the financial shortfall in places such as Crawley is so acute that the school day may have to made shorter, investment in equipment will be cut and cleaning services reduced. 

Teachers and parents plan to deliver their petition for fairer funding to Downing Street next month.

You can see it here.

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WorthLess? West Sussex Schools Campaign for Fairer Funding

This morning's top newspaper stories in Sussex

The Argus: Pupil, 15, arrested at Blatchington Mill school over possession of MDMA and cannabis.

Brighton and Hove News: Brighton hospital consultant 'congratulates' Health Secretary on 'hollow victory'

Chichester Observer: Open day at St Richard’s Hospital to find new staff

Worthing Herald: Poundworld store to replace BHS

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BBC Bus tour heads to Chichester

Lauren Moss

BBC Live reporter

The #BBCbus tour of Sussex ends in Chichester today. 

Here's Danny Pike explaining what the BBC Sussex team will be talking about in the city today.

You can listen here.

Second arrest in armed robberies investigation

Lauren Moss

BBC Live reporter

Police investigating a series of armed robberies in West Sussex have arrested a second man.

The 22-year-old from Lancing was Tasered during the arrest at West Worthing railway station on Thursday.

Sussex Police said he was being questioned about a series of armed robberies in Worthing and Lancing between 1 August and 18 September.

You can find out more here.

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Man's year-long fancy dress charity challenge

Lauren Moss

BBC Live reporter

Aaron Lawrence dressed up as a carrot
Aaron Lawrence

Every single day for the past year, Aaron Lawrence from Brighton has dressed-up in a different fancy dress costume.

He's raised more than £12,000 for LGBT mental health charity, Mind Out in the process. 

Today's his last day. And guess how he's celebrating? With a final fancy dress party tonight. See more on his challenge here.

Aaron Lawrence dressed as a Ninja Turtle
Aaron Lawrence
Aaron Lawrence dressed as a Thunderbird
Aaron Lawrence
Aaron Lawrence dressed as Sherlock Holmes
Aaron Lawrence

What happened #onthisday in Sussex?

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Promises to improve a failing health trust, no UKIP/Conservative alliance and more legal traveller sites - it's #onthisday.

'We've had instances of cars ploughing into the back of stationary vehicles'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

The Government has been accused of blatantly ignoring safety concerns over proposals to remove hard shoulders from parts of the M23 and M25.  

Families of Camber Sands victims considering legal action

Lauren Moss

BBC Live reporter

The families of five men who died at Camber Sands say they have not ruled out taking legal action. 

Kenugen Saththiyanathan, Kobikanthan Saththiyanathan, Nitharsan Ravi, Inthushan Sriskantharaja and Gurushanth Srithavarajah from London got into difficulties in the water in August. 

At a meeting last night a family spokesperson said they want to do whatever they can to stop anyone else suffering the same loss. 

How much do you know about the South East's piers?

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

An exhibition of photos of Britain's 58 surviving piers has gone on display in Hastings. 

Here are five facts you may not know about piers in Sussex and Kent.

What's the weather going to do this weekend?

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

Sunday looks good, but Saturday could be a disappointment.  

Here's my forecast.

Good morning from Sussex Live

Lauren Moss

BBC Live reporter

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

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

Andrea Heribanova‎ sent us this stunning photo of Beachy Head, it's our Sussex #photooftheday.

Beachy Head
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