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  2. Updates on Monday 23 January 2017

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  1. Good night from Sussex Live

    Tom Darby

    BBC Live reporter

    We'll be back again from 06:00 GMT tomorrow morning, with more of Sussex's news, sport, travel and weather.

    Thanks for joining us tonight, and enjoy the rest of your evening.

  2. Southern dispute: Calls for legislation outlawing strikes

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A Conservative MP is looking to introduce a private members bill to Parliament tomorrow aimed at preventing a repeat of the industrial action on Southern.  

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  3. Southern Strike latest - analysis

    Helen Catt

    Political editor, BBC South East

    With RMT drivers due out on strike, there are questions over whether drivers who are members of Aslef will cross their picket lines. 

    Meanwhile a Conservative MP is seeking to change the law, to make it harder for unions to call strikes on the railways.

    Aslef Is not making any official statements all the time that the talks are ongong at the TUC. It's slightly complicated, in that is NOT their union on strike or their dispute. 

    While it is still about safety and driver operated doors, it is legally a separate action. Southern says the RMT strike as it stands won't affect its plans for a full service.

    Southern trains

    As for that bill in Parliament - it's being put tomorrow morning by Chris Philp - It's just the first stage. 

    He's not expecting any opposition, but it's worth remembering it is a private members bill, and those are very hard to actually get passed into law. 

    He will face a challenge if he doesn't get Government backing for it, and it's not one that's likely to get much support from other parties.  

  4. Is there an end in sight to the fog?

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    There are Met Office warnings out there for the fog. Here's my latest forecast.

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  5. Dramatic fox rescue

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service have saved a fox which was caught in fencing at Ardingly for several hours.    

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  6. This afternoon's local newspaper headlines


    The Argus: Work about to begin on a £21m makeover of venues

    Eastbourne Herald: Drusilla’s reveals £1m replacement for Thomas attraction

    Brighton and Hove News: Brighton woman paid back £5k in service charges after council bills her too much

    Crawley Observer: Wanted man tasered in Crawley

    Brighton and Hove Independent: Brighton MP attacks Trident submarine test ‘cover up’

    Chichester Observer: Met Office alert over more fog for Sussex

    Hastings Observer: Hastings and Rye Green Party protest against Donald Trump inauguration

  7. Smear test concern in South East

    A quarter of women in the South East aren't taking up their invitation to go for a smear test to check for cervical cancer.

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    Video caption: Cervical cancer South East
  8. Gone in 60 minutes

    It's the second most stolen car in the UK - and it can be completely dismantled in roughly one hour.

    On tonight's Inside Out South East, we show how stolen Land Rovers get stripped down.

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    Video caption: Dismantling Land Rover

    You can see the full programme tonight on BBC One at 19:30 GMT.

  9. Watch out for the fog

    Kate Kinsella

    Weather presenter

    There's tricky conditions out there in places. Here's my latest forecast. 

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  10. Man stabbed in Haywards Heath

    Police are seeking witnesses after a 36-year-old was stabbed in his legs in his flat. 

    Two men, both in their late 20s or early 30s are now being sought in connection with the attack.  

    Officers were called on Friday 20 January and the victim was treated at hospital.

  11. Dying WW2 veteran Sandy Saunders in 'last flight'

    A 94-year-old veteran has taken to the skies in a World War Two plane, in what will probably be his last-ever flight.

    Sandy Saunders suffered 40% burns in an RAF training crash in 1945.

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    Video caption: Dying WW2 veteran in 'last flight'

    Along with other wounded veterans, he was given skin grafts by pioneering surgeon Sir Archibald McIndoe in East Grinstead.

    The patients became know as the Guinea Pig Club, because of the experimental nature of the surgery.

  12. Fog disruption in the South East

    Flights are being disrupted at Gatwick Airport after air traffic control restrictions were imposed because of the heavy fog across the South East and other parts of Europe.


    This was the scene at the airport this morning - taken by a passenger on a flight that landed from Jersey. Gatwick says the fog is causing delays and some cancellations.

  13. Aquarena: Secretary of State considering call-in

    Ben Weisz

    Political reporter, BBC Sussex

    I've learned that controversial plans to redevelop the Aquarena site on Worthing seafront could be under threat - after the government confirmed it was looking into the decision. 

    Communities Secretary Sajid Javid is considering whether to use his powers to call in planning decisions of national importance. 

    If he called in the Aquarena decision, he'd then decide whether to uphold Worthing Borough Council's approval, or overturn it. 

    On Thursday, councillors voted 6-1 in favour of Roffey Homes' plans to create 141 homes, plus shops and a cafe, on the brownfield seafront site.   

    Computer generated impression of the new Aquarena tower as seen from the east

    West Worthing MP Sir Peter Bottomley tells me he welcomes the chance to give the plans closer scrutiny, and that he hopes Mr Javid ultimately chooses to overturn the planning permission.

    I understand the Secretary of State will make the decision personally. 

  14. Bruno and Baldock assessed ahead of Cardiff

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Brighton and Hove Albion skipper Bruno and striker Sam Baldock will be assessed later on today ahead of tomorrow's home game with Cardiff City in the Championship.

    Both players will train this afternoon after missing Friday's win over Sheffield Wednesday.

    Meanwhile defender Gaetan Bong remains sidelined with a knee injury.

  15. This morning's local newspaper headlines


    The Argus: Work about to begin on a £21m makeover of venues

    Eastbourne Herald: Power cut hits Eastbourne town centre

    Brighton and Hove News: Hundreds of people – including doctors, nurses, other NHS staff and union members – marched through Brighton

    Crawley Observer: Frost and fog warning after conditions cause several crashes

    Brighton and Hove Independent: Southern strike action ‘solid and determined’

    Chichester Observer: A259 reopens after 24-hour closure

    Mid Sussex Times: Burst water main causing delays in Burgess Hill

    Hastings Observer: MP pays tribute to ‘fantastic work’ of mental health service staff after visit

  16. Eastbourne star excited to meet William in QF

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    British number one Johanna Konta says her Australian Open quarter-final match against Serena Williams is a "great opportunity".

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    Video caption: Williams match a 'great opportunity' - Konta