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  1. Updates on Friday 9 December

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  1. It's goodbye from us

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Thanks for joining us - we'll be back on Monday at 06:00 GMT with all your news, sport, travel and weather.

    In the meantime please remember you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email, especially if you see something we should be covering.

    Have a nice weekend. 

  2. Southern strikes: 'It's going to be the death of Seaford if they carry on'

    Piers Hopkirk

    BBC South East Today reporter

    If next week's strike by train drivers goes ahead, one Sussex town could lose its rail connection completely.

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    Video caption: Seaford faces being cut off because of the coming rail strike
  3. Wet weather weekend

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    A wet Saturday awaits us in the South East - watch my weekend forecast here: 

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    Video caption: Weather
  4. 'A cracking game in prospect'

    Johnny Cantor

    BBC Sussex commentator

    It's second against fourth in the Championship tonight as Brighton and Hove Albion host Leeds United.  

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    Video caption: Seagulls preview Friday version
  5. Brighton and Hove one of biggest earners from parking charges

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Brighton and Hove has made more money from car parking than anywhere else outside of London, according to the RAC.

    The city council took £20m last financial year, double what it made five years ago.

    The council says the money funds up to 46,000 bus passes for the elderly.

    Philip Gomm from the RAC Foundation spoke to BBC Sussex this morning.

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    Video caption: Brighton and Hove City Council made £20m from parking last financial year
  6. Driving up the cost of parking

    How much is your council making from parking charges? And what's that money being spent on?

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    Video caption: the cost of parking in the South East
  7. Police appeal over Crawley crash

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Police have made another appeal for witnesses to a crash involving four cars in Crawley. 

    It happened on the A23 Crawley Avenue at 17:15 GMT on 22 November. 

    Three of the drivers and one passenger suffered minor injuries.

    Quote Message: I'm keen to speak with any witnesses who have yet to come forward. I am particularly interested in hearing from anyone who may have been behind the collision and had a good view of what happened." from PC Dave Harwood Crawley Neighbourhood Response Team
    PC Dave HarwoodCrawley Neighbourhood Response Team
  8. BreakingSouthern to appeal High Court ruling

    Helen Catt

    Political editor, BBC South East

    Southern rail has confirmed it is appealing against a High Court judge's decision not to grant an injunction on Aslef's strike action.

    No date for the appeal has yet been set.

  9. Southern strikes: MP calls for change in the law

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A Sussex MP says the government should consider a change in the law to stop crippling rail strikes from happening in the future.  

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    Video caption: Sussex MP calls for change in law to stop rail strikes
  10. How will the weekend look?

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC Weather

    We've got a mixed few days ahead.

    Here's your forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather
  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M23 West Sussex northbound

    BBC Travel

    M23 West Sussex northbound severe disruption, at J10 for A2011.

    M23 West Sussex - M23 exit slip road partially blocked northbound at J10, A2011 (Crawley), because of a broken down vehicle.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M23 West Sussex southbound

    BBC Travel

    M23 West Sussex southbound severe disruption, at J10 for A2011.

    M23 West Sussex - M23 exit slip road partially blocked southbound at J10, A2011 (Crawley), because of a broken down vehicle.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  13. London Mayor: Southern chaos a 'total disgrace'

    Sadiq Khan

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan today criticised all sides for the disruption on Southern.

    Quote Message: The ongoing chaos on Southern rail services is a total disgrace that is badly failing commuters who just want to get to work and back. The unions should cancel the strikes and get back around the negotiating table, but the government are washing their hands of this crisis and abandoning commuters in the process."

    And he said the number of days lost to strikes on the underground had "reduced by 92%" since he became Mayor.

    Quote Message: This is yet another reason why the government should devolve control of commuter services like Southern, Southeastern and South West to TfL. It is absolutely clear that commuters would suffer from fewer strikes if TfL controlled these routes, and fares would be more affordable - with our four year freeze on all TfL fares." from Sadiq Khan Mayor of London
    Sadiq KhanMayor of London
  14. What's in the papers today?

    Stack of newspapers

    The Argus: Council misses its target for building cheaper homes in Brighton and Hove.

    Eastbourne Herald: Former Corrie star Denise Black drops out of Eastbourne panto.

    Hastings Observer: A259 Hastings seafront blocked eastbound after cars hits bollard.

  15. 'You've got to strike a balance'

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Brighton and Hove has made more money from car parking than anywhere else outside of London, according to the RAC.

    The city council took £20m last financial year, double what it made five years ago.

    The council says the money funds up to 46,000 bus passes for the elderly.

    Philip Gomm from the RAC Foundation spoke to BBC Sussex.

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    Video caption: Brighton and Hove City Council made £20m from parking last financial year
  16. Southern: MP calls for change in the law

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A Sussex MP says the government should consider a change in the law to stop crippling rail strikes from happening in the future.

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    Video caption: Sussex MP calls for change in law to stop rail strikes