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  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Updates on Tuesday 10 January

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  1. Good night from Sussex Live

    Tom Darby

    BBC Live reporter

    We're done for another night - thanks for joining us.

    We'll be back tomorrow morning, bright and early. From 06:00 GMT will have all of Sussex's news, travel, sport and weather.

    If you'd like to get in touch with us between now and then, you can get us on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

  2. This evening's Sussex headlines

    Tom Darby

    BBC Live reporter

    Here's a round-up of the top stories for the county at the moment:  

    Mark Manning
    Image caption: Jurors heard there was a row over an unpaid debt owed to Mark Manning (pictured)
    • The trial has begun for a man accused of the murder of a former bomb disposal expert from Sussex. 40-year-old Colin Gale from Offington Lane in Worthing denies the murder of 54-year-old Mark Manning in April 2014 but has pleaded guilty to preventing the lawful burial of his body.  
    • Southern says it won't back down in an increasingly bitter dispute with unions over who should close the doors on its trains.
    • The Royal and Sun Alliance has been fined £150,000 following the loss of customers personal information from its offices in Horsham. 
  3. Body in garden accused appear in court

    rubble in back garden
    Image caption: The back garden of the property in Luton where Natalia Wilkanowska's body was found in December 2015

    A missing woman's body lay under builder's rubble in a Luton back garden for more than 12 years before it was discovered, a trial hears.

    Body in garden accused appear in court

    rubble in back garden

    A missing woman's body lay under builder's rubble in a Luton back garden for more than 12 years before it was discovered, a trial hears.

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  4. The view from a Southern train

    Marc Ashdown

    BBC reporter

    I travelled from Caterham to London Victoria on one of only a handful of Southern trains running today. 

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    Video caption: Southern Ashdown VT
  5. 'You could not get me home on time to see my son'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Commuter Emma Green from Littlehampton in West Sussex told a BBC Southern rail debate, which aired last night, how she had to leave her job to work closer to home - because she couldn't rely on the trains to get her home to see her son.  

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    Video caption: Commuter Emma Green on the Southern Rail Crisis
  6. £150k fine over Sussex data breach

    Royal and Sun Alliance (RSA) has been fined £150,000 following the loss of personal information of nearly 60,000 customers.

    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said the fine followed its investigation into the theft of a hard drive device from the insurer's offices in West Sussex containing 59,592 customers' names, addresses and bank account details including account numbers and sort codes.

    The device also held limited credit card details of 20,000 customers, although CVC numbers and expiry dates were not affected.

    ICO enforcement officers found that RSA did not have appropriate measures in place to protect financial information by preventing the theft.

    It said the device was stolen either by a member of staff or a contractor, adding that the information on it was not encrypted and the device has never been recovered.

    Quote Message: When we looked at this case we discovered an organisation that simply didn't take adequate precautions to protect customer information. Its failure to do so has caused anxiety for its customers not to mention potential fraud issues." from Steve Eckersley Head of Enforcement, Information Commissioner's Office
    Steve EckersleyHead of Enforcement, Information Commissioner's Office
  7. What's in today's papers?

    Stack of newspapers

    The Argus: Fiancée of Shoreham Airshow disaster victim changed with drug dealing

    Brighton and Hove Independent: Brighton and Hove children's committee chairman steps down

    Chichester Observer: First of week's three Southern rail strikes begins

  8. Home Secretary puts her foot in it

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Home Secretary and Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd put her foot in it on the way to Number 10 when her heel got caught in a gap between paving slabs. 

    Ms Rudd had to lean on the Downing Street railings to balance herself before an aide came to help her free the shoe. 

    She was heard to say "ooops!" during the incident, and then joked: "All going so well", as she continued her way into Number 10.

     A policemen asked her: "Are you OK, ma'am?" as she entered the building, to which Ms Rudd replied: "Yes, thank you."

    Amber Rudd
  9. You've been having your say on the #Southernstrike

    How is the strike affecting you? 

    You can get involved by using #Southernstrike, by emailing us or sending us a message on Facebook.   

  10. Concern for missing teenager

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Yara Molabaksh has gone missing from her home in London and police believe she might be in Hastings.

    The 16-year-old was last seen on Sunday afternoon.

    They're asking anyone who knows where she is to contact them quoting serial 749 of 08/01.

    Yara Molabaksh
  11. There could be snow on the way

    Kate Kinsella

    Weather presenter

    It's getting colder and there could be snow by Thursday.

    Here's my lunchtime forecast.   

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    Video caption: Weather 1330
  12. Strike action dates

    Southern rail trains

    Members of the Aslef union are due to take strike action today, tomorrow and Friday.

    There is also due to be strike action on 24, 25 and 27 January. The overtime ban will also continue.

    Southern says that passengers can get more information about strike day compensation here.

  13. 'It's not fair to impose this level of disruption'

    Transport Secretary Chris Grayling this morning condemned the latest strike action at Southern rail.

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    Video caption: Southern grayling
  14. Sussex players in Visually Impaired World Cup cricket squad

    Johnny Cantor

    BBC Sussex commentator

    Three Sussex players have been named in a 15-man Visually Impaired cricket squad for the upcoming World Cup in India.

    Daniel Field, Simon Ledwith and James Millard will be part of the group that kicks off their campaign against Pakistan in Delhi.

    The top four teams from a round robin format will qualify for the semi-finals and final on 11 and 12 February.

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    Video caption: Southern rail strike: A very long coach journey

    Commuter Alison Braganza's video diary of her long coach journey to work due to the Southern rail strike.