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  2. Updates on Wednesday 28 December

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That's all from us for another day

Tom Darby

BBC Live reporter

We'll be back tomorrow morning at 09:00 GMT for another day of news, sport, travel and weather for Sussex.

If you'd like to get in touch with us in the mean time, you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

'Hate crime' attack in Shoreham

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A 22-year-old man's suffered cuts to the head after being attacked by a gang of youths in Shoreham. 

It happened on Coronation Green in the High Street in the early hours of 23 December.

The victim had been walking home from the pub with a friend. 

Police say a group of  about 12 men and several women were involved.

This is being treated as a hate crime and was totally unprovoked. The victim was set upon by a number of youths and was punched and kicked to the floor in a sustained attack."

PC Dave SladeSussex Police

Man sought over wallet and money theft

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Police in Eastbourne are looking for this man after an 83-year-old man's wallet was stolen, and then his card used to take £1,800 from his bank account. 

It happened in the Terminus Road area on 23 November. 

It's thought the thief may have been working together with a younger man and a blonde woman. 

CCTV picture
Sussex Police

Council leader: Concern over rail strikes

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Louise Goldsmith

The leader of West Sussex County Council has called for action to sort out what she calls the "huge detrimental effect" the current Southern rail strikes are having on the county. 

Louise Goldsmith has written to the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, to highlight the economic impact the industrial action is having on residents. 

In the letter she also raises concerns about the impact on children getting to school and college and patients attending hospital appointments.

As the county's third largest employer, we are more than aware that this is having an impact on productivity, potential recruitment and the ability of some of our staff in key area such as Children's Social Care to do their jobs. My request, or should I say plea, is very simple and very clear - to find a solution as quickly as possible in the New Year and to resolve the situation in order to support West Sussex working effectively again for our residents, our businesses and our national economy."

Louise Goldsmith(Con) Leader, West Sussex County Council

Sussex cinema celebrates centenary

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

One of the South East's historic cinemas is celebrating an important birthday.

Unwanted Christmas presents? Here's an idea...

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Unwanted Christmas presents

Did you get something for Christmas you really didn't need or want? 

BBC Sussex is looking for your unused and unwanted gifts for its second Give A Gift Day - they'll be sold to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

The event is taking place on 14 January at St Paul's Art Centre, Chapel Road in Worthing. 

You can donate almost anything, except homemade food, knives or electrical goods. 

Please drop off your unwanted items during office hours at the BBC Sussex reception on Queens Road in Brighton. 

Take a tour of East Sussex's medieval cellars

Simon Jenkins

Reporter, BBC Sussex

Winchelsea in East Sussex has more medieval cellars than virtually anywhere else in England.

The town's Archaeological Society is running guided tours today and I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview.

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Brighton makes top ten in New Year's Eve price list

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter


Brighton will be one of the most expensive destinations in the UK for this New Year's Eve, according to a survey. 

The city came in at number six in the poll, which compared the cost of hotels with at least three stars in 20 popular cities. 

It found the cheapest double room in central Brighton on the 31 December would set you back £179. 

Edinburgh was the most expensive destination. 

What's in the papers today?

Stack of newspapers

The Argus: £1.25m funding boost to tackle homelessness in Brighton and Hove

Chichester Observer: County council leader pleads for end to Southern strikes

Sussex Express: ‘83 per cent of 40 to 60 year olds are obese’, health research concludes

Have you seen missing Tracy?

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Missing woman Tracy Simmonds
Sussex Police

There's concern for the welfare of Tracy Simmonds from Upper Beeding, West Sussex. 

The 42-year-old was last seen at Worthing Hospital at 17:20 GMT on Christmas Day. 

Police believe she's on foot and in the Worthing area. 

They're asking anybody who knows where she is or has seen her to dial 999 and quote serial 594 25/12.

Severe accident: A27 East Sussex eastbound

BBC Travel

A27 East Sussex eastbound severe accident, between A293 and A2038 King George VI Avenue.

A27 East Sussex - A27 in Hove blocked and queuing traffic eastbound between Shoreham Harbour turn off and Hove turn off, because of an accident.

Check local traffic and travel reports for:

What do the next few days have in store?

Sara Thornton

BBC Weather

It looks like we've got some fog in store.

Here's your forecast.

Tom Darby

BBC Live reporter

We're back after a lovely Christmas break - we hope you've enjoyed it too!

We're here until 17:00 GMT with all of Sussex's news, sport, travel and weather.

Val Berbec took a shot of these fishing boats at Eastbourne's South Harbour, it's our Sussex #PhotoOfTheDay.

Boats at Eastbourne
Val Berbec

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