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Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

We're back at 06:00 GMT with more news, travel, weather and sport from the county. 

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Emergency services at the crash site

Eleven people died when the vintage hawker jet crashed on to the A27 during a stunt at the show.

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BreakingAnother great win for the Seagulls

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

The final whistle has just blown at the Amex and Brighton have secured another great win to move two points clear at the top of the Championship.

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Brighton v Cardiff action shot

Brighton went back to the top of the Championship thanks to Tomer Hemed's winner against a determined Cardiff.

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Shoreham air crash: 'We still have no answers'

Familes of the Shoreham air disaster victims say they are still waiting for answers, even though all 21 recommendations of a major new report have been accepted by the Civil Aviation Authority. 

Two of the 11 who died in August 2015 played for Worthing United FC.

Sign of the times

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

A rare collection of signatures from historical figures has gone on sale in Worthing.

Millions raised by speed cameras

Nearly £3m was generated in fines by speeding drivers in Kent and Sussex last year. 

Take care on the roads tomorrow morning

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

A warning about fog, and two very cold days.

Here's my forecast.

Reported rape in Brighton

This picture has been released by Sussex Police, who are investigating a reported rape.

Suspected rape
Sussex Police

A 19-year-old woman had met the suspect in a nightclub and then at a fish and chip shop along the seafront. They went to an alleyway where she said he raped her.

He was captured on CCTV afterwards in Middle Street, Brighton, at 04:00 GMT on Wednesday 30 November.

Southern strike: MPs reject strike-limiting bill

Hamish Mureddu-Reid

BBC News Online, South East

Proposals by Chris Philp, the Conservative MP for Croydon South, to limit strike action and protect people's "right to get to work" have been rejected by MPs. 

Mr Philp was denied permission to introduce his Industrial Action (Protection of Critical National Services) Bill to the House of Commons for further debate by 206 votes to 127.

Picket line at Brighton

A rail company blames roster errors and staff sickness for cancelled trains, not a drivers' strike.

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Orangutan's progress after rescue from a life of neglect

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

An orangutan, rescued from a life of life of starvation and neglect by a team from Uckfield-based charity International Animal Rescue, is making great progress two years on.

East Sussex: Duke of Edinburgh's Award spared

Ben Weisz

Political reporter, BBC Sussex

East Sussex County Council will carry on running the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, it announced today. 

In a draft budget, which aimed to save nearly £17m and raise council tax 5%, the council had planned to stop providing the scheme. 

But after over 6000 signed a petition, the Tory adminstration today revealed it will no longer cut the Award programme. 

Screenshot of an e-petition calling for East Sussex county council to keep the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in East Sussex
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Over 6000 had signed Daniel Manwell's petition

The council will now also spend £1m extra next year on roadside drainage, and £300,000 on making pavements more accessible. 

Most of these new measures would be paid for by putting less money into a capital projects fund. 

Councillors vote on the final proposals on 7 February. 

Southern dispute: 'A breakdown in solidarity between the unions'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Southern says Aslef train drivers crossed the RMT's picket lines this morning to ensure a full service was run.

Is there an end to the cold in sight?

Kate Kinsella

Weather presenter

Don't put your thermals away just yet. Here's my latest forecast.

Severe accident: A275 East Sussex both ways

BBC Travel

A275 East Sussex both ways severe accident, between Hamsey Lane and Wickham Lane.

A275 East Sussex - A275 Resting Oak Hill in Cooksbridge blocked and slow traffic in both directions between the Hamsey Lane junction and the Wickham Lane junction, because of an accident involving two cars.

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Sussex duo hopeful ahead of India matches

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

Sussex's Tymal Mills will be hoping for selection ahead of England's first Twenty20 match against India in Kanpur on Thursday.

The fast bowler is alongside Chris Jordon, who is well known in the England line up. 

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This afternoon's Sussex newspaper headlines

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The Argus: The waste site developers claim you won't be able to see

Eastbourne Herald: Former Eastbourne student successful in Brexit case

Brighton and Hove News: Third fog warning issued for south coast

Crawley Observer: Town centre shop to close

Brighton and Hove Independent: Brighton Pride hands out grants to community groups

Chichester Observer: ‘Snubbed’ Southern train drivers start latest strike

Mid Sussex Times: Passengers warned of airport terminal moves

Hastings Observer: Derailed train causes delays on Hastings to Charing Cross line

CAA 'accepts all recommendations'

A Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has told the BBC there were 21 recommendations made to it over the Shoreham air crash

A spokesperson said: "We have accepted all of these. More than half have been completed, some are longer term work, but the aim is to have as many in place as possible before the start of the airshow season."  

Southern dispute: 'It's a case of what side you're on.'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Twelve train driver members of the RMT are on strike on Southern services today and the union is asking for the train drivers union Aslef not to cross any picket lines.   

Shoreham recommendations follow disaster

Shoreham air crash
PA

The Civil Aviation Authority has given the nod to eight further recommendations made by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

These include guidance on how to carry out risk assessments for airshows and publishing "target safety indicators" for the civil display flying in the UK.

These measures are a response to the Shoreham air disaster, in which 11 men were killed when a Hawker Hurricane jet crashed during a display in August 2015.

BreakingShoreham report approves recommendations

The @UK_CAA approves several #Shoreham air disaster recommendations made by Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

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Council forced to make cuts

East Sussex County Council's cabinet is likely to approve a budget today which would see council tax going up by nearly 5% - and making £17m of cuts. 

The increase is the maximum allowed without triggering a local referendum. More than 5,000 people have signed a petition protesting against plans to cut funding for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme as part of the budget. If approved, the budget will be put to the full council on 7 February. 

The council's leader says they're being forced to make savings.

Southern Strike latest - analysis

Helen Catt

Political editor, BBC South East

With RMT drivers 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 train
BBC

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

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.  

Top of the Championship beckon?

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

It's a big game tonight for Brighton and Hove Albion, who'd go back to the top of the Championship with a win over Cardiff. 

The Seagulls are currently in second place, having lost just once since September. Full commentary on BBC Sussex tonight - KO is at 19:45 GMT.

Chris Hughton
Rex Features

Have you ever been done for speeding?

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

It's been announced this morning that, from April, new fines for severe offences will start at one-and-a-half times the drivers weekly income, an increase on the current 100%. 

I want to hear from you this morning on this, you can call 03459 570057.

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 later aimed at preventing a repeat of the industrial action on Southern.

E-fit released after sexual comments made in Chichester

An e-fit image of a man who made sexual comments towards women in Chichester has been released by police. 

Sussex Police
Sussex Police

The first incident happened on Tuesday 17 January as a woman wheeled her bike along Broyle Road. A man approached her, made a sexual comment and then followed her before the victim rode off.

An hour later, another woman walking her dog in Oaklands Way was approached by the same man. He made a sexual comment and then assaulted her. She shouted for help and he ran away.

Fence fox freed

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

This is the moment rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service freed a fox that was caught in a fence at Ardingly for several hours.  

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.  

Good morning!

We're with you until 22:00 GMT with all of the news, sport, travel and weather for Sussex.

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