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Summary

  1. Updates on Thursday 26 January

Live Reporting

By Claire Cottingham and Stuart Maisner

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's it from us

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Thank you for joining us today - we'll be back with all the news, weather, travel and sport from 06:00 GMT.

    And remember, if there's something you'd like to tell us about, you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

  2. Thoroughly modern Sussex

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    An exhibition gets underway this weekend in London telling the story of Sussex Modernism.

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    Video caption: Modernism
  3. Posts mocking TV star Katie Price's son investigated

    Tanya Gupta

    Offensive messages posted about TV star Katie Price's disabled son are being investigated by Sussex Police.

    Officers are looking into posts sent from an account in the Brighton area after the model asked her Twitter followers to help identify the culprit.

    She posted a screengrab of a message she received which featured two images mocking her 14-year-old son, Harvey, who is blind. Read our full story here.

    Katie Price and Harvey
  4. Tributes paid to man who died in A27 collision

    A man who died in a collision on the A27 at Emsworth near Chichester has been named.  

    The family of Christopher Rudling, 60, from Waterlooville in Hampshire, have paid tribute to a "loving family man".   

    He was driving a Mercedes tipper truck when it collided with the central reservation on Monday 16 January.  

    Christopher Rudling
  5. Witness appeal following collision near Bexhill

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between two cars in Bexhill.

    The accident happened on Combe Valley Way at around 07:45 GMT this morning.  

    The driver of a silver Ford Focus, a 35-year-old man from Bexhill, was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries. The driver of a red Volkswagen Transporter, a 34-year-old woman from Bexhill, was taken hospital with minor injuries.

  6. Hospital trust remains in special measures

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    The hospital trust which runs the Eastbourne District General and the Conquest in St Leonards has been told it will stay in special measures despite making "significant improvements".

    Read the full story here.

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    Video caption: East Sussex Trust
  7. Is there a change on the horizon?

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    It's still bitterly cold overnight. But there are changes afoot.

    Here's my latest forecast. 

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    Video caption: Rachel Weather
  8. Legal review launched over land sale

    Eastbourne land

    A leading environmental lawyer is challenging Eastbourne Borough Council's case for selling off around 3,000 acres of its Downland Estate.

    Simon Boyle, who lives in the town, has produced a legal review, questioning the council's claim that the land is protected by 140 pages of covenants.

    Campaigners are concerned about the land's future if it falls into private hands, but the council insists it would continue to be used as farmland.

  9. #ICYMI: The art of lying down

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Turner Prize winning artist Elizabeth Price is exploring the imagery of human beings lying down in an exhibition at the De La Warr in Bexhill.      

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    Video caption: Exhibition by Turner Prize-winning artist Elizabeth Price
  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A286 Surrey both ways

    BBC Travel

    A286 Surrey both ways severe accident, between Highercombe Road and Beech Road.

    A286 Surrey - A286 Grayswood Road in Haslemere closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Highercombe Road junction and the Beech Road junction, because of an accident.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  11. Two thirds of hospital trusts in South East recruit from overseas

    Staff from more than 100 different countries are working in hospital trusts in the South East.    

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    Video caption: Hospital GFX
  12. Pushing for the Premier League

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    On the march to the Premier League - meet the born and bred Sussex player who could be key to Brighton and Hove Albion's promotion push.

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    Video caption: Solly
  13. Tim Peake set for return to space centre

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    For me, the closest I can get to space is eating a packet of Space Raiders, but today it's been announced Chichester astronaut Tim Peake is to go for a second time.

    Plans were unveiled as the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft that launched Major Peake into orbit and returned him to Earth went on public display at London's Science Museum.

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    Video caption: Tim Peake

    Major Peake's next mission has not yet been named or scheduled and is unlikely to take place before 2019. 

  14. Rikki Clarke has rejoined his first county Surrey, from Warwickshire

    With the 2017 county season here, keep up to date with the latest signings, departures and rumours ahead of next season.

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  15. Crawey sign defender

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Crawley Town have signed former Derby and Northampton right-back Josh Lelan on an 18-month contract.

    Josh Lelan
  16. Bitterly cold, but will temperatures pick up?

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC weather

    It's cold enough today for a few flakes of snow.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: The weather with Elizabeth Rizzini