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Summary

  1. Updates for Sussex on 8 November

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  1. That's it from us

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Thanks for joining us today, we'll be back tomorrow at 06:00 GMT.

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

  2. 'This has been a potential fire sale'

    Helen Catt

    Political editor, BBC South East

    Local authorities across the South East are selling off land and buildings to balance the books, drawing criticism from one MP.

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    Video caption: Thanet Council's land sale policy criticised
  3. 'You can feel the history is with you'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A mural has been unveiled outside the Hippodrome Theatre in Eastbourne celebrating the acts who have performed there.

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    Video caption: Hippodrome
  4. It's going to be wet and cold

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    Unpleasant weather will affect most of the South East on Wednesday.

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    Video caption: Weather
  5. 'You only need this to happen once before passengers are put at risk'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    One of Brighton's MPs says he's alarmed that a Southern commuter train could move any distance with its doors open.

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    Video caption: Southern train moves with doors open
  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A24 West Sussex northbound

    BBC Travel

    A24 West Sussex northbound severe disruption, between Mill Straight and B2237 Worthing Road.

    A24 West Sussex - A24 Worthing Road in Southwater blocked and queuing traffic northbound between the Mill Straight junction and Hop Oast Park And Ride Roundabout, because of a vehicle fire.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  7. Police investigate 'nighthawking' at heritage site

    Damage at heritage site in Eastbourne

    Police are investigating reports of digging next to the memorial of the B24 Liberator at Butts Brow in Willingdon, Eastbourne.

    Officers believe the digging is consistent with Illicit metal detecting, known as 'nighthawking'.

    Anyone with information is asked to go to https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal/ quoting serial 723 of 07/11.

  8. Southern: Train travelled with doors open due to 'driver error'

    Jon Hunt

    BBC South East Today reporter

    Govia Thameslink, which operates Southern rail, has confirmed a commuter train did travel with its doors open.

    Quote Message: Yesterday morning there was an operating incident at Reedham station involving the 0554 service from Tattenham Corner to London Bridge.
    Quote Message: There was nothing wrong with the train and early indications are this was driver error in releasing the brakes before the doors had shut.
    Quote Message: This allowed the train to roll downhill unpowered one coach length at low speed before the driver realised his error.
    Quote Message: This was an unusually rare set of circumstances on a train that has run without a conductor for many years and could have happened even if there had been a guard on board." from Govia Thameslink Railways Spokesman
    Govia Thameslink RailwaysSpokesman
  9. DfT confirms "doors left open" on Southern train

    Jon Hunt

    BBC South East Today reporter

    The Department for Transport has confirmed the incident happened on a Tattenham Corner to London Bridge service.

    It was reported by operator Govia Thameslink. 

    Train
  10. BreakingEXCLUSIVE: Southern commuter train travelled with doors open

    Jon Hunt

    BBC South East Today reporter

    A Southern commuter train operating without a guard travelled for a distance with its doors open.

    The incident, which has been confirmed by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch, happened yesterday at Caterham. 

    Govia Thameslink, which is involved in a long-running dispute with the RMT union over the future role of guards, is investigating.

  11. How clean is your local beach?

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    The majority of beaches in the South East have a high standard of water quality according to new figures released today. See how your local beach performed here.

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    Video caption: Bathing
  12. Make the most of the dry weather while you can

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    There's rain on the way and it's still very cold. Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: weather 1330
  13. Allegations of spying on MPs 'extraodinary'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Allegations of spying on MPs at a Sports Direct warehouse have been described as 'extraordinary' by Business Secretary and Tunbridge Wells MP Greg Clark.

    MPs, including Hove's Peter Kyle, claim that someone put a miniature camera on the floor to record their private conversation.  

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    Video caption: Sports Direct
  14. Uber apply to operate in Crawley

    Ben Weisz

    Political reporter, BBC Sussex

    On BBC Sussex this morning, we heard that Brighton and Hove City Council are to meet with Uber bosses after drivers from London have been coming down to pick up work in Brighton. 

    I've also discovered that Uber have applied for a license to operate in Crawley.

    Uber taxi
    Quote Message: Uber do not currently have a license in Crawley, however we have received an application which is currently being processed. In the meantime we would encourage residents to use Crawley Borough Council licensed taxi companies.” from Crawley Borough Council spokesman
    Crawley Borough Council spokesman
  15. 'You can feel the history is with you'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A mural has been unveiled outside the Hippodrome Theatre in Eastbourne celebrating the acts who have performed there.

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    Video caption: Hippodrome