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  1. Updates on Saturday 5 November

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Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Thanks for joining the BBC for our live coverage of the Lewes Bonfire celebrations. 

If you went, we hope you got home safe and sound.

We'll be back on Monday at 06:00 GMT, but in the meantime please continue to send us your pictures and videos on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

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Lewes Bonfire: 'It's the best thing I've ever seen'

The crowds in Lewes this evening seemed to have a really good time.

Thousands lined the streets

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Large crowds lined the streets of Lewes this evening to enjoy the annual bonfire celebrations, despite a rail strike, extensive road closures and heightened security.

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Tens of thousands of people take part in the bonfire celebrations in the East Sussex town of Lewes.

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Lewes Bonfire in statistics

It's one of the biggest public gatherings in the South East. Let's take a look at the Lewes Bonfire in statistics:

A surreal evening of fire and fury

Here are some dramatic pictures from the Press Association showing the surreal goings-on in Lewes this evening.

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Lewes Bonfire: Increased security and travel disruption

There was increased security and travel disruption at the Lewes Bonfire celebrations. Here's why:

A spectacular parade

Piers Hopkirk

BBC South East Today reporter

I've been in Lewes all evening following the parade through the town. You can catch my full report on South East Today on BBC One at 17:50 GMT tomorrow.  

Cliffe Bonfire Society on parade

The Cliffe Bonfire Society is one of seven societies in Lewes which take part in the celebration.

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'We have to respond to what's going on in the world'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

There was a mixed reaction to the news that armed police will patrol the streets of Lewes during the bonfire celebrations.   

Sussex Police are towing away dangerously parked cars

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Sussex Police has put out a warning on Twitter that is towing away cars dangerously parked on the A26 and A27 tonight. It says drivers who's cars have been removed can pick them up from Police HQ in Lewes before midnight. 

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Donald Trump is most popular!

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Pictures of Donald Trump effigies seem to be the most popular you're sending us this evening. 

This one was posted on our Facebook page by Jane Weir. 

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And here's another Trump from Ella Whelan who said there were three different effigies during the procession.

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Keep your images and videos coming - on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.    

A spectacular evening in images

Here's some stunning pictures taken this evening by a Press Association photographer.

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Don't forget your earplugs!

The Lewes celebrations are an assault on the senses - clearly demonstrated by this video.

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Fire fighters 'enjoying the spectacle'

A "watching brief" so far for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

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Procession in full flow

Mark Sanders

BBC South East Today reporter

The Lewes bonfire procession is in full, and noisy, flow tonight.

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Your pictures of the procession

Here are some of your shots from the procession. Remember you can send us your pictures and videos of the event on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

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'They burned me there once'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Former Lewes schoolboy Piers Morgan has taken to Twitter this evening to point out that he was once burned as an effigy at the Lewes Bonfire. 

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'Most of our income comes from street donations'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Charities relying on the annual Lewes Bonfire for some of their takings fear collection totals may be down this year. 

Fire trailers dragged through the town

These pics by Caitlin Rowley show the torches and fire trailers being dragged through the town.

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Bonfire societies begin their march

Mark Sanders

BBC South East Today reporter

The bonfire societies are making their way through Lewes.

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Your pictures of Lewes Bonfire

Here are some of your pictures from the parade. Please keep sending them to us on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

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'It is one cracking night'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

So what's the view on the streets of Lewes this evening. 

The procession marches on

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Huw Oxburgh from the Sussex Express newspaper has taken this video of the procession.

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Your pictures of Lewes Bonfire

Here's a selection of your images and videos taken of the Lewes Bonfire celebrations tonight.

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Lewes train station empty

Here's a pic from Eastbourne Herald reporter Ginny Sanderson showing a rather sorry looking Lewes station.

No trains are arriving or departing following the Southern rail strike.

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The crowds are building in Lewes

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Here's the first pictures of the crowds gathering in Lewes for tonight's celebrations.

At a glance: Tonight's disruption in Lewes

Here's a look at the road closures in force around Lewes this evening. 

Trump effigy takes to the streets

Mark Sanders

BBC South East Today reporter

An effigy of US presidential candidate Donald Trump is being paraded through Lewes.

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'I don't see us as a target'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Residents in Lewes have been giving their reaction to the news that armed police will patrol their streets during the bonfire celebrations.  

Which effigies have been chosen for tonight's celebrations?

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

We've had a sneak peak at the effigies for this year's celebrations. Can you spot a certain US presidential candidate and some senior British politicians too? 

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The scene in Lewes this evening

Piers Hopkirk

BBC South East Today reporter

I'll be following events in Lewes this evening as preparations are well underway in the town.

Here's some images I took a few minutes ago.

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'Things are a bit different this year'

John Young

BBC South East Today reporter

I've been in Lewes looking at how the road closures are likely to impact today. 

Lewes Bonfire: Expect increased security

Expect increased security and travel disruption if you're heading to the Lewes Bonfire celebrations. Here's why:

Good evening from Sussex Live

We're here tonight bringing you all the latest news from the Lewes bonfire celebrations. 

Please send us your pictures and videos of the event on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

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