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  1. Updates on Monday 24 October

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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.

Sussex football club break-in

A burglar's stolen cash and bottles of champagne from the bar at Crawley Town Football Club. 

Police say someone broke in to Redz Bar in the early hours of last Friday morning.

They've released this CCTV image of a man they want to speak to, saying he could hold vital information about what happened.

CCTV picture
Sussex Police

Here's your forecast

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

Damp to start, but drying up later. Here's your weather forecast for tomorrow.

'It's been our policy for over 15 years to seek to eradicate DOO'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A leading member of the train drivers' union told MPs this afternoon why they support the RMT, in its dispute over the introduction of driver-only-operation trains. 

Brighton attraction gets royal visitor

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The Brighton i360 tower will be officially opened on Friday by a member of the royal family.

On this day

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Christmas delivery threat, the party could be over in Brighton and charities facing ban - it's #onthisday.

Severe disruption: A23 West Sussex both ways

BBC Travel

A23 West Sussex both ways severe disruption, at A273.

A23 West Sussex - One lane blocked on A23 at Pyecombe, because of a broken down vehicle.

Check local traffic and travel reports for:

Tracey Curtis-Taylor

A British adventurer is stripped of an award over claims she lied about flying solo on an 8,000 mile trip.

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'A-ha': Alan Partridge comes to Brighton

Fans will have the chance to say “A-ha” as Steve Coogan’s comedy creation Alan Partridge is due to sign copies of his new book in Brighton on Tuesday. Here are five fun facts you didn’t know about Norfolk’s finest…

RMT quizzed over Southern strike

Our political reporter Ben Weisz has been following this afternoon's Transport Select Committee where Mick Cash from the RMT is giving evidence about the Southern strike.

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Fire forces evacuation of Brighton hotel

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A hotel in Brighton has been evacuated after a fire in a nearby sub-station. 

Up to 30 firefighters were called to North Street at 14:52 BST after smoke started drifting into the high-rise building. 

The fire is now out and nobody was hurt. 

Will it be Gatwick or Heathrow?

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The Prime Minister's office says an announcement on airport expansion in the South East will be made to Parliament around midday tomorrow.

Duke of Edinburgh to open i360

The Duke of Edinburgh will officially open Brighton's i360 tower on Friday, it has been announced.

He will take a flight on the observation pod before unveiling a plaque at the site.

Duke of Edinburgh
EPA

Firefighters tackle Eastbourne shop fire

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Firefighters are at the scene of a fire at a takeaway restaurant in Eastbourne. 

Crews from Eastbourne, Seaford and Hailsham were called to Susans Road at 13:26 BST. 

It's believed the fire started in the kitchen.

Shaun Thomas Carter sent us these photos.

Building fire
Shaun Thomas Carter
Building fire
Shaun Thomas Carter
Fire engine
Shaun Thomas Carter

The roads this afternoon

BBC Travel

There are no major hold-ups in Sussex this afternoon. For more detailed information as rush hour approaches, visit BBC Travel here.

Travel map
BBC

Your lunchtime weather forecast

Kate Kinsella

BBC weather

Here's a look at the weather over the next day or so. 

Fairmead Close

A 71-year-old man is jailed for five years for shooting another man in the leg in a Sussex village.

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Man wanted for recall to prison

Darryl Rodger
Sussex Police

Sussex Police are looking for Darryl Rodger, 22, from Crawley, who is wanted for recall to prison after breaching the terms of his licence for release.

He was given a three year sentence for conspiring to supply class A and B drugs on 26 June 2015 and was freed on licence on 19 August.

He also goes by the names Darryl Roger and Darryl Waheed.

Anyone with information should email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 1401 of 14/10. 

Undercover footage reveals illegal river 'harvesting'

Cockles are being picked illegally, in broad daylight, at a Sussex river.

We went undercover to find out more.

You can see the full film on tonight's edition of Inside Out South East, at 19:30 BST on BBC One.

Car crashes into house

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

A car crashed through a brick wall and into the window of a house in Portslade on Saturday. 

Sussex Police received a report at about 17:45 BST in Southdown Road.

The vehicle was recovered shortly afterwards. No injuries were reported.

Thanks Steve Taylor for sending us this picture.

Car in house
Steve Taylor

Severe disruption: West Sussex both ways

BBC Travel

West Sussex both ways severe disruption, between Worthing Road and A24 Worthing Road affecting A24 Worthing Road.

West Sussex - Mill Straight in Copsale blocked and queuing traffic in both directions between the Worthing Road junction and the A24 Worthing Road junction, because of an overturned lorry. Congestion on A272 to Buckbarn Crossroads.

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Brighton 'tornado of starlings' photograph scoops top award

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

Birds
MATTHEW CATTELL/PA

Did you miss this?

This stunning image of starlings flying around the remains of Brighton's West Pier has been awarded the top prize in the Landscape Photographer of the Year awards.

ICYMI: 'Purple paint over 18th Century flintwork'

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

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

Here's the view of one historian.

Sussex Formula 1 driver finishes just outside the points in Austin

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

Sussex driver Jolyon Palmer finished 13th in Austin as Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton took his 50th win at the United States GP. 

But it seems the Horsham driver wasn't best pleased with his performance... 

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This morning's top newspaper headlines

A pile of newspapers
Thinkstock

The Argus: A bid to revitalise parts of Brighton and Hove’s aged seafront could get a £24 million funding boost amid a new plan to make it an all year round attraction.

Worthing Herald: Schools have taken their fight for fairer funding to the most famous front door in the country – 10 Downing Street.

Eastbourne Herald: More than 50 per cent of Sussex drivers admit to using their phone while driving, while six per cent even admitted to taking a selfie behind the wheel, a survey has found.

Chichester Observer: The founder of an inspirational charity, an internationally-acclaimed composer and a leading educationalist are all to be recognised for their unique contributions with honorary degrees from the University of Chichester.

Crawley Observer: Vital funding has been received by Relate North and South West Sussex to help support young people.

Starling Vortex by Matthew Cattell

An image of starlings flying around the remains of Brighton's West Pier is awarded the top prize in the Landscape Photographer of the Year awards.

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Calais 'Jungle' closure underway

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

Work has begun to dismantle the migrant camp in Calais known as the "Jungle".

ICYMI: 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.

Community Heroes Awards

The finalists in the BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey Community Heroes Awards have been revealed.

You can see a list of the finalists here#BBCHeroes

BBC Sussex and Surrey Community Heroes Awards
BBC

Storm Imogen photograph wins award

Picture of the sea taken during Storm Imogen
Rachael Talibart/PA

This stunning picture taken in Newhaven during Storm Imogen by Rachael Talibart won a category at the Landscape Photographer of the Year awards.

It won the competition's Sunday Times Magazine award.

Read the full story and see the other winning pictures here.

Indonesian lorises 'saved from sale on Facebook'

Indonesian lorises
International Animal Rescue/PA

Dozens of critically-endangered primates have been saved in Indonesia from being sold by traffickers on Facebook, a UK charity has revealed.

East Sussex-based International Animal Rescue (IAR) said 34 "extremely stressed" slow lorises had been seized.

Some had bite wounds, six had been shot with air rifles, some had their teeth clipped and several were pregnant. You can read the full story here.

A grey morning and some rain

It's not a great start to the working week.

Here's my forecast.

ICYMI: He's an 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.

And it's all made here in Sussex.

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

Brighton 'tornado of starlings' photograph scoops top award

Starlings at the West Pier in Brighton
Matthew Cattell/PA

An image of starlings flying around the remains of Brighton's West Pier has been awarded the top prize in the Landscape Photographer of the Year awards.

The shot by Matthew Cattell was likened by judges to the tornado in the Wizard of Oz movie.

It beat thousands of submissions to win the overall title. Read the full story and see the other award winning pictures here.

Undercover footage reveals illegal river 'harvesting'

Cockles are being picked illegally, in broad daylight, at a Sussex river.

We went undercover to find out more.

You can see the full film on tonight's edition of Inside Out South East, at 19:30 BST on BBC One.  

Happy Monday!

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

Eastbourne Seafront
Sue Lockhart

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

Sue Lockhart sent us this great shot of Eastbourne Pier - it's our #photooftheday

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