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  1. Updates on Wednesday 18 January

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  1. That's it from us

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    We've come to the end of the live page, but we'll be back tomorrow with all your news, sport, travel and weather from 06:00 GMT.

    You can still get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.  

  2. Blogger raises awareness for hair loss

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    When she was 16, Jade Jarvis, who lives in Eastbourne, started losing her hair. She found coping with alopecia incredibly stressful but learned to accept it, and has now found the confidence to campaign for more awareness.

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    Video caption: Alopecia
  3. Chilly but bright

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    It will be a crisp morning out there in the South East - here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather
  4. Teenager attacked in Brighton centre

    A 17-year-old was left needing stitches after an unprovoked attacked in the city, Sussex Police said.

    The victim was walking along Staplefield Drive shortly before midnight on Friday when he was attacked.

    Two men, aged 19 and 22, from the Brighton area, were arrested close to the scene along with an 18-year-old woman. All three have been bailed until 4 March.

  5. BreakingTalks between Southern and Aslef adjourned for the day

    Talks between the Aslef union and Southern, aimed at resolving the ongoing rail dispute, have been "constructive" and will resume tomorrow, the BBC has been told.

  6. Dolphins spotted off the Chichester coast

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Don't see this every day!  

    Fisherman Allen Longland filmed these dolphins 10 miles off the Chichester coast   

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    Video caption: Dolphins
  7. Brexit - what do you think?

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Prime Minister Theresa May says the UK wants to be Europe's "best friend and neighbour" when it quits the European Union

    Is leaving the single market what you wanted when you cast your vote in the referendum?

    What will it mean to you?

    Lewes MP Maria Caufield voted to leave and now sits on the Brexit Select Committee.

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    Video caption: Brexit deal reaction
  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M23 West Sussex southbound

    BBC Travel

    M23 West Sussex southbound severe disruption, at J10a for B2036 Balcombe Road affecting J10 for A2011.

    M23 West Sussex - M23 exit slip road closed and heavy traffic southbound at J10a B2036 Balcombe Road, because of a vehicle fire. Congestion to J10, A2011 (Crawley).

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  9. What's in today's newspapers?

    Pile of newspapers

    The Argus: Student attack victim was "failed" by university

    Eastbourne Herald: Temporary traffic lights causing huge delays in Eastbourne

    Brighton and Hove News: Tennis clubs given reassurance after council petition

    Crawley Observer: Oldest living Olympian celebrates his 100th birthday

    Brighton and Hove Independent: Consultation on planned cuts to youth service funds Read more at: 

    Chichester Observer: Lavant to push back against bid for A27 consultation re-run 

    Mid Sussex Times: Tools worth hundreds of pounds stolen from parked vehicles

    Hastings Observer: Anger as firm plans to close two St Leonards care homes

  10. Southern strike: 'It's music to our ears'

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Talks are continuing today between Southern and the ASLEF union in a bid to solve the dispute over whether conductors or drivers close train doors. 

    Southern confirmed that a "full train service" will be restored from next Tuesday.

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    Video caption: Maria Caulfield
  11. Man wanted in connection with Burgess Hill assault

    Police wish to speak to Danny Hannan in connection with an assault on a woman in Burgess Hill.

    Danny Hannan

    The victim, who is known to him, required hospital treatment to injuries she received during the assault in the early hours of Saturday 14 January.

    He is white, 5’ 10", with short brown hair.

    He has links to the Mid Sussex area.

  12. Have you got a story we should be investigating?

    Our award-winning BBC South East Investigations team has brought you stories of people smuggling, scammers, flytipping and dangerous criminals.

    This year we want to continue exposing people breaking the law - with your help. 

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    Video caption: South East Investigates trail
  13. Lunchtime weather

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Weather

    It was a very chilly start but will we get sunshine? Find out in my forecast.

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  14. Soldier was not unlawfully killed in 'friendly fire' incident, coroner concludes

    A Sussex soldier who died in a "friendly fire" shooting during combat on an Afghan battlefield was not unlawfully killed, a coroner has concluded.

    Lance Corporal James Brynin, 22, was part of a troop carrying out intelligence work on the Taliban in the Kakaran area, north east of Lashkar Gah, when he died on October 15 2013.

    After coming under enemy attack, Lance Corporal of Horse Mark Kelly fired in the wrong direction and shot Shoreham-born L/Cpl Brynin, of Pulborough, who died from a gunshot wound to his face and neck.

    James Brynin

    The inquest was stopped last year to allow service police to decide whether the death may have been homicide.

    L/Cpl Brynin's family were told last November there was "insufficient evidence" to prosecute L/Cpl of Horse Kelly.

    Concluding the inquest at Arundel Town Hall following seven days of evidence, West Sussex senior coroner Penelope Schofield said L/Cpl of Horse Kelly did not take "sufficient care" and appeared to have been "disorientated and misfired". 

  15. Rise in sheep attacks on Sussex farms

    Siobhan Daniels

    BBC Live reporter

    Police are promising to take a tougher stance with dog owners whose pets attack livestock, after a marked increase in the number of sheep being killed in the South East.

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    Video caption: Sheep 2
  16. What's in today's papers?

    Pile of newspapers

    The Argus: £58m cuts to council budgets as fears grow ‘breaking point’ is nearing

    Brighton and Hove News: See the stars at Sussex University tonight as astronomers prepare to share their telescopes

    Chichester Observer: Daughter pays tribute to ‘loving father’ lorry driver who died in A27 Emsworth crash

    Hastings Observer: Public ‘misled’ over driver-only Southern trains - 1066 rail groups

  17. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A26 East Sussex both ways

    BBC Travel

    A26 East Sussex both ways severe disruption, between A22 Black Down Roundabout and Budletts Roundabout.

    A26 East Sussex - A26 in Maresfield closed and slow traffic in both directions between the A22 Black Down Roundabout junction and the Budletts Roundabout junction, because of an overturned lorry and recovery work. On the roundabout. Also affecting A22 between A26 and A272.

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  18. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A259 East Sussex both ways

    BBC Travel

    A259 East Sussex both ways severe accident, between St Crispians and Blatchington Road.

    A259 East Sussex - A259 Station Approach in Seaford closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the St Crispians junction and the Blatchington Road junction, because of an accident involving three vehicles.

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  19. Nippy in Sussex

    Tom Darby

    BBC Live reporter

    Nobody's been able to beat -7 yet, but it was pretty close in Burwash.

    Temperature