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Dale Stephens

Dale Stephens' second-half strike earns victory for Brighton at Wigan and takes them second in the Championship.

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Goodnight from Sussex Live

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

That's it for us for this week, thanks for joining us.

We'll be back from 06:00 BST on Monday, with all the news, weather, travel and sport for Sussex.

Remember you can send us your news, videos or pictures on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.   

'Purple paint over 18th Century flintwork'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Brighton's Old Town conservation area has been added to Historic England's 'at risk' list.

What's the weather got in store for this weekend?

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

It's going to be a lovely autumnal couple of days! Here's my forecast.

Severe accident: A24 West Sussex both ways

BBC Travel

A24 West Sussex both ways severe accident, between B2237 Worthing Road and Mill Straight.

A24 West Sussex - A24 in Southwater closed in both directions between Hop Oast Park And Ride Roundabout and the Mill Straight junction, because of an accident.

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'It feels like 50 minutes, not 50 years'

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

Dave had just celebrated 52 years on air, but how did it feel to have such a long career?

This is what he had to say about his time in broadcasting during an interview for his 50th anniversary. 

What happened #onthisday?

Eastbourne Pier gets a new owner, a power plant’s given the go ahead in Sandwich, and a bill for private ambulances. 

Peter Stewart looks at the stories happening #onthisday in the South East.

'It feels like 50 minutes, not 50 years'

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

Dave had just celebrated 52 years on air, but how did it feel to have such a long career?

This is what he had to say about his time in broadcasting during an interview for his 50th anniversary.

Out of this world talent

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

He's had his work, depicting space, planets and the stars featured in books, documentaries and teaching aids. But it's all made here in the Sussex.

We boldly went to meet Mark Garlick, the Hove astrophysicist turned artist.

'Take care y'all'

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

One of Dave Cash's final thoughts within the last few weeks on the BBC airwaves, as we pay tribute to the legendary DJ who passed away today at the age of 74.

Today's headlines

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

New technology is being used at Sussex ports, a rally in support of Southern workers in London, and a Brighton building is put on an 'at risk' register. 

Here are today's headlines.

BreakingLegendary BBC presenter Dave Cash has died

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

BBC Radio Kent presenter Dave Cash has died at the age of 74.

Dave Cash
BBC

Dave, from Hollingbourne near Maidstone, had just celebrated 52 years on the air. He worked at the pirate stations Radio London and Radio Luxembourg, later becoming one of the first DJ's on BBC Radio 1, alongside the likes of Tony Blackburn and John Peel.

But for the last 17 years he presented vintage chart and country music programmes on BBC Radio Kent and other BBC local radio stations in the South.

He leaves a widow - Sara. 

Chichester man invents reusable coffee cup

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

It's claimed that seven million paper coffee cups are thrown away each day in the UK.

Now a man from Chichester says he's invented a fully reusable collapsible one. 

Main road closed after fatal crash at Hailsham

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Hailsham
Chris Platt

A man has died in a collision on the A22 at Hailsham.

Police were called to the road at its junction with Hempstead Lane at 11:00 BST today, where a pedestrian had been knocked down by a lorry. 

The man died at the scene. 

The whole road is currently closed with drivers being asked to avoid the area. 

A dry but chilly weekend

Elizabeth Rizzini

Weather presenter

It'll be a mostly dry weekend - but there's a chill in the air.

Here's my forecast.

Severe accident: A24 West Sussex northbound

BBC Travel

A24 West Sussex northbound severe accident, at A24 Warren Road.

A24 West Sussex - A24 Findon Road in Worthing closed northbound at Offington Corner, because of an accident involving a car and a cyclist.

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Heat-seeking technology at Sussex ports

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Sussex Police says it has seen an increase in the number of illegal immigrants found at small ports and on ferries.

It's now using new heat-seeking technology to help detect people hiding in lorries arriving at Newhaven and Shoreham.

Southern commuters

Dangerous overcrowding and "mass panic in crowds" on the Southern rail network are an unacceptable health and safety risk, commuters say.

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Call for more Government funding

The Royal British Legion Institution is calling for more funding to help disabled people get back into work.

Minor accident: A24 West Sussex northbound

BBC Travel

A24 West Sussex northbound minor accident, at A24 Warren Road.

A24 West Sussex - A24 Findon Road in Worthing closed northbound at Offington Corner, because of an accident.

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Severe accident: A22 East Sussex northbound

BBC Travel

A22 East Sussex northbound severe accident, between A295 South Road and A267.

A22 East Sussex - A22 in Hailsham closed northbound between the A295 South Road junction and Boship Roundabout, because of an accident involving a lorry and a pedestrian.

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Russian warships in the Channel

Bryony MacKenzie

BBC South East Today reporter

Two British warships are shadowing a Russian aircraft carrier and other naval vessels as they begin to pass through the English Channel.

I'm in Dover following the situation.

Missing man found safe and well

Anthony O'Neil, reported missing from Bognor, has been found safe and well, say Sussex Police.

Man arrested after firework set off in pub toilet

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A man is being questioned by police after a firework was set off in a pub toilet.

Police were called to The Shore bar in Dane Road, Seaford, just before 21:30 BST last night. Officers found one of the cubicles in the gents’ toilets had sustained extensive damage.

A 35-year-old man from Seaford, arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, remains in police custody.

Post Men

Who's your favourite? Mr Strong? Mr Bump? or perhaps, Little Miss Naughty? 

From today, as well as being found on children's book shelves and on TV - you'll also be able to see Mr Men and Little Misses on stamps.

It's all to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the books, originally created by South East author and illustrator Roger Hargreaves.

Have you seen missing Anthony?

Police are worried about Anthony O'Neil who's gone missing from Bognor. 

He was last seen at his home in Aldwick Road on Wednesday morning. 

The 57-year-old also has linked to East Grinstead and Burgess Hill.

Police say his disappearance is out of character.

Anthony O'Neil
Sussex Police

Get Involved: Do you know an Unsung Hero?

#BBCUnsungHero

Do you know a local sports volunteer who deserves some much-needed recognition?

There are just three days left (nominations close at midnight on Sunday, 23 October) to nominate them for the 2016 BBC Unsung Hero award.

Find out how to here.

Unsung Hero award graphic
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ICYMI: Crunch in fruit workers blamed on Brexit

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

The effects of Brexit could see seasonal workers from abroad choosing to stay away from the UK, leaving farmers facing a shortage of fruit pickers.

It's being claimed potential workers are reluctant to come here by reports they wouldn't be welcome. 

The National Farmers Union is urging the government to introduce a Seasonal Agricultural Workers scheme. The change would mean farmers could recruit from outside Europe.

South East historic buildings 'at risk'

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A number of historic buildings in the South East that are considered to be under threat have been added to Historic England's "at risk" register.

You can read the full story here.

Entertainment round up

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Mr Men Stamps, a Raymond Briggs movie and a Casualty star in concert.

Here's our showbiz bulletin. 

Coming up on BBC Sussex

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

I'm on air on BBC Sussex at 09:00 BST.

Here's a teaser of what's lined up for today.

Your stunning pictures of Sussex

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Danny O'Callaghan from Eastbourne has sent us these great pictures which he took using a drone.

They are taken at Beachy Head, Eastbourne and Butts Brow in Willingdon.

They are definitely contenders for our #photooftheday. Remember you can send us your videos or pictures on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.  

East Sussex
Danny O'Callaghan
East Sussex
Danny O'Callaghan
East Sussex
Danny O'Callaghan
East Sussex
Danny O'Callaghan

BreakingRMT organises national demonstration

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

The RMT union says it has called a national protest for 1 November in support of guards working for Southern Rail as part of its long-running dispute with the company.

A spokesman says the protest will gather from 12:30 BST to 13:30 BST opposite Parliament.

There will then be a rally inside Parliament from 14:00 BST to 15:30 BST.

Speakers will include: Mick Cash, General Secretary of the RMT; Manuel Cortes, General Secretary of the TSSA; Andy McDonald MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport; and Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion.

Southern Train
PA

The RMT has demanded "passenger safety be put before private profit", but GTR maintains modernising the service would be "safe".

Chief executive Charles Horton said there would still be a second person onboard trains.

"By modernising the train service so that drivers have sole control, passengers will get better on-board customer service and fewer delayed trains," he said.

ICYMI: 100 British Modern Artists in one room

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

The autumn exhibition opening this weekend at Hastings' Jerwood Gallery is a bit of paradise for arty name-droppers. 

David Hockney, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth are - just for starters - three among 100 British Modern Artists inhabiting room after room of colourful pictures and sculptures. 

Russian warships to pass through English Channel

The Russian naval flotilla as seen from HMS Richmond in the Norwegian Sea
MOD

A flotilla of Russian warships is expected to enter the English Channel this morning en route to Syria.

Two British naval ships are shadowing the vessels. The Ministry of Defence said they would be "man-marked every step of the way" while near UK waters.

A Russian tug, believed to be in convoy with the taskforce, has entered the channel off the coast near Ramsgate. Read the full story here.

Bruno set to be fit for Wigan trip

Johnny Cantor

BBC Sussex commentator

Brighton and Hove Albion captain Bruno is on course to be fit for the trip to Wigan on Saturday, according to manager Chris Hughton.

The defender came off in the midweek win over Wolves with a groin problem.

Striker Tomer Hemed is set to train today. Hughton is expecting the Israeli International to be available for selection. 

Bruno
Getty Images

The news will be a huge boost for Chris Hughton. Bruno, 36, has been an ever-present in the league side so far this campaign and started every game last season.

The Spaniard has helped the Seagulls to eight clean sheets.

Centre back Lewis Dunk is suspended for the trip but Hughton has Connor Goldson at his disposal. The defender will be keen to get game-time and impress after signing a new four-year contract.

What happened #onthisday?

Eastbourne Pier gets a new owner, a power plant’s given the go ahead in Sandwich, and a bill for private ambulances. 

Peter Stewart looks at the stories happening #onthisday in the South East.

This morning's top local newspaper stories

Pile of newspapers
Thinkstock

The Argus: Apprentice candidates storm Brighton.

Worthing Herald: Couple giving back to hospital staff who saved their little boy.

Chichester Observer: Final A27 decision for Chichester due soon.

Eastbourne Herald: Witness plea after reported hit-and-run near Polegate.

East Grinstead Courier: Green spaces in East Grinstead will be protected from developers but only if you vote.

Midhurst and Petworth Observer: Campaigners get ready for debate over South Pond.

Crawley and Horley Observer: Break in at Crawley Town could cost thousands.

Happy 100th birthday Peacehaven

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

It's 100 years since property developer Charles Neville created a new community between the South Downs and the Sussex coast.