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  1. Updates on Monday 30 January

Live Reporting

By Claire Cottingham and Bob Dale

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight from us

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it from us for today, thanks for joining us.

    We'll be back tomorrow from 06:00 GMT, keeping you up to date with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather, right through to 22:00 GMT.

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

  2. Anti-trump protest draws thousands

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

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    Video caption: Protests against Trump in Brighton

    Police say 2,000 people turned up in the centre of Brighton for a protest against President Trump's temporary travel ban.

    They gathered in Bartholomew Square outside the town hall from 17:15 GMT.

    Some 1,500 people then marched along North Road towards the city railway station. 

    There were no arrests.

  3. Talks over new rail line

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A number of Sussex MPs have met the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to discuss opening a second mainline route between Brighton and London.

    The route would travel through Lewes and Uckfield and link Sussex with Canary Wharf and Stratford International.

  4. Convicted Hastings drugs offender Kyle Gilmore wanted for recall to prison

    Man breach

    Sussex Police is offering a £500 reward for information leading to the arrest of Hastings man Kyle Gilmore who is wanted on a warrant for recall to prison.

    The 23-year-old was jailed for two years and eight months at Lewes Crown Court on 17 April 2015 for possession of drugs with intent to supply, but released on licence on 25 July 2016.

    He has since breached the terms of that licence. 

  5. 'She will accept any kind of relationship with any kind of bigot around the world'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    President Trump's temporary travel ban has been roundly condemned by Brighton's Green MP, who also believes the Prime Minister should be doing more:

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    Video caption: Caroline Lucas condemns Trump's travel ban
  6. Large protest in Brighton

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Here's the scene in Brighton this evening as large crowds gathered to protest against Donald Trump's controversial travel ban on seven mainly Muslim countries.

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    Video caption: Brighton anti-Trump protest
  7. A day in the life of Crawley Old Girls

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

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    Video caption: The first football club in the country to set up a team for older women.

    Crawley Town was the first football club in the country to set up a team for older women.  

    You can see the full video on Inside Out, on BBC One South East and London, on Monday 30 January at 19:30 GMT and later on the BBC iPlayer.

  8. Sussex doctors lead campaign for more health funding

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Two senior doctors from Sussex have gathered signatures from thousands of colleagues, to issue the government with a stark warning over the future of the NHS.

    Anita Sugavanam, a consultant anaesthetist, and Rob Galloway, an emergency medicine consultant, work at the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. 

    A letter signed by more than 2,000 GPs, consultants and specialists appears in the British Medical Journal today.

    It claims a lack of funding means doctors have unacceptable levels of safety concerns for patients and feel exasperated and demoralised.

    The letter calls for 10% of the UK's gross domestic product (GDP) to be spent on healthcare.

    Quote Message: We have reached unacceptable levels of safety concerns for our patients within the NHS and simply cannot continue. This is the letter we hoped we would never have to write. from Anita Sugavanam and Rob Galloway Letter published in British Medical Journal
    Anita Sugavanam and Rob GallowayLetter published in British Medical Journal
  9. Skull washed up on beach

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    Stock picture of a human skull
    Image caption: Stock picture of a human skull

    A human skull has been found on a beach.

    Police were called at 10.34am after the discovery at East Head on West Wittering beach.

    A Scenes of Crime Officer collected the skull at around 1.20pm. 

    At this stage it is not believed to be linked to any suspicious circumstances, but has been sent away for forensic analysis.

  10. Meeting McGann

    Sara Smith

    Reporter, BBC South East

    He's been Withnail's best friend, The Monocled Mutineer and Doctor Who. Now Paul McGann is bringing a new play to the South East soon - Gabriel, based in Nazi occupied Guernsey.  

    Watch my interview with him on South East Today at 18:30 GMT on BBC One. 

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  11. Homeless man attacked in city centre

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    A homeless man was brutally attacked as he lay in a doorway.

    The 32-year-old was sleeping outside Gold Arts in East Street, Chichester when he was assaulted just after midnight on Sunday morning,

    His head was badly injured and he had to be treated in hospital.

    Two men have been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent, and have been released on bail until a pre-trial hearing on February 27.

    Police are asking any witnesses to email quoting serial 11 of 29/01 or by calling 101.  

  12. Investigation launched after woman attacked in Seaford

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    A 28-year-old woman reported being raped by a man at Seaford Golf Course on Sunday 29 January. 

    She was at the Co-op in Broad Street and just after she left at 17:04 GMT, she was assaulted in the nearby wooded area at the golf course.

    Quote Message: We are supporting the victim and working with her to make sure we have all the information about what happened. We are appealing to anyone who might have seen a man outside the Co-op around 17:00 GMT and saw anything suspicious. Anyone with information or who saw anything that could help us, please speak to us." from Det Sgt Dave Elcock Sussex Police
    Det Sgt Dave ElcockSussex Police

    Anyone with information is asked to contact police on quoting serial 1033 of 29/01.  

  13. Trump petition: Areas most opposed to US President's visit

    Donald Trump and Theresa May

    More than one in 20 voters in some parts of the UK signed the petition against a state visit for US President Donald Trump.

    The petition on the Parliament website passed one million signatures earlier and will now be debated by MPs.

    It came amid mounting protest to the President's clampdown on immigration to the United States.

    Constituencies with the most signatures were in London, apart from Bristol West and Brighton Pavilion.

    As of 10:00 GMT the single largest number of signatures came from voters in the Bristol West constituency.

    Read more on this story.

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    Video caption: The first football club in the country to set up a team for older women.
  15. Jewellery and safe stolen during Worthing burglary

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a break-in at a property in South Street, Tarring, on 19 January.

    Intruders entered the property through a window between 13:00 GMT and 17:45 GMT and searched the home.

    They stole a rose gold Michael Kors watch worth £400, a silver necklace with a heart pendant and a small electronic safe containing about £500 in cash. Another watch was left smashed on the floor.

    Anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen something suspicious is asked to get in touch online via or by calling 101 quoting serial 999 of 19/01.

    A watch
  16. Cloudy start to the new week

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC weather

    It's much milder than last week, but the clouds are set to stay this afternoon. 

    Here's my lunch-time forecast.

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    Video caption: Kate Kinsella weather
  17. Police investigate betting shop robbery

    A member of staff at Corals in Worth Road, Crawley, was threatened with a gun at about 21:00 GMT on Saturday. 

    He demanded cash before leaving.

    Detective Sergeant Colin Garman said: "Thankfully the member of staff was not injured but was very shaken by what happened. The suspect is described as 5ft 11 to 6ft, wearing dark clothing including a hooded top and a New York Yankees baseball cap with white writing and a red logo on the front.


    "We are appealing to anyone who might have seen the man leaving shortly after 21:00 GMT as it is a busy parade of shops with a pub right next door."

    Anyone with information is asked to contact police on quoting serial 1329 of 28/01.

  18. Brighton sea death update

    A 29-year-old man died after being pulled from the sea in the early hours of this morning in Brighton.

    Emergency services were alerted after the man went into the sea at Kings Road Arches at 23:40 GMT last night.

    The alarm was raised by a woman who had gone into the water in a bid to help him. He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, where he was pronounced dead.

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    Video caption: Search Brighton
  19. Cricket club destroyed by fire

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Cricket club

    Members of Aldwick Cricket Club in Bognor are devastated after a fire destroyed its headquarters in Hook Lane.

    Chairman Jim Smith says the fire will impact many others too as the facilities are used by a number of other clubs. 

    He added that they've lost a lot of equipment in the fire. It is not yet known how it started.


    Police say they were called by the fire service at around 03.15 GMT on Monday 30 January following a fire at an ice cream kiosk in Hotham Park, Bognor.

    There were no reported injuries but the building was badly damaged.