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  2. Updates on Monday 6 February 2017

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  1. Good night

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it from us for tonight. 

    We'll be back again tomorrow morning at 06:00 GMT with all of the news, sport, travel and weather for the county.

    Enjoy the rest of your evening, and thanks for joining us.

  2. 'It's very, very prescient'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Keith Allen, father of Lily, takes on one of theatre's most famous slices of Victorian Gothic suspense.  

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    Video caption: Keith Allen in 'Gaslight'
  3. Brollies and overcoats needed

    Nina Ridge

    BBC Weather

    Wet tonight and much colder for the end of the week. Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: weather forecast with Nina Ridge
  4. Winter pressures leave all of our hospitals 'unsafe'

    Every hospital trust in the South East was operating at an unsafe level of bed occupancy this winter. Watch to find out how your local trust performed.

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    Video caption: NHS stats
  5. Pedestrian dies in Haywards Heath collision

    Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision in Haywards Heath, in which a 78-year-old female pedestrian sustained serious injuries and later died.

    It happened at around 17:20 GMT on Friday in South Road and led to the road, part of the B2272, being closed to traffic while emergency services dealt with the incident.

    The collision involved a grey Nissan Qashqai travelling south, driven by a 70-year-old woman from Plumpton, and the pedestrian, who was from Ardingly.

    The pedestrian had earlier been driving a white Nissan Note which was parked at the kerb while she got out to cross the road.

    She was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, for emergency treatment where she died. The Qashqai driver was unhurt.

  6. Police appealing for witnesses after man suffers serious head injuries

    A 24-year-old man from Horsham suffered serious head injuries after a crash in the town at 01:50 GMT on Sunday.

    It happened in Redford Avenue when a red Citroen Saxo car crashed into a parked Volkswagen Touran which then hit a parked Volkswagen Transporter.

    The man was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, where he is in a stable condition. There were no other injuries. 

    Anyone who saw what happened is asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk, quoting Operation Goldsmith.

  7. 'It's a cold shock. That's when you feel the acid eating away at your face'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    What's it like to have acid thrown in your face? Samir Hussain was the victim of an acid attack in Crawley in 2015 - today one of the culprits was sentenced.

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    Video caption: Samir Hussain, acid attack victim
  8. This afternoon's local newspaper headlines

    Newspapers

    The Argus: Faulty horn on ship at Shoreham Port keeps residents awake

    Eastbourne Herald: Pevensey Bay whale is museum’s star attraction

    Crawley Observer: Missing teenager returns home safe and well

    Brighton and Hove Independent: Work begins on ‘new Lane’ in Brighton

    Chichester Observer: Chichester’s Community Coat Rack already proving popular

    Hastings Observer: Scores demonstrate against Ore and Harold Place toilet closure plans

  9. Is this the light at the end of the tunnel for Southern Rail passengers?

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    What does the deal between Aslef and Southern include?

    It contains details of circumstances when a train can be operated as driver-only, without an on-board supervisor (OBS).

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    Video caption: Southern Rail explainer
  10. Sussex research on breast cancer

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    New therapies for breast cancer patients could soon be available thanks to the work by scientists at the University of Sussex. 

    Researchers, funded by Cancer Research UK, are analysing DNA to show drugs already on the market can be used in breast cancer therapies.

    Breast
  11. Heavy rain on the way

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Weather

     And it's turning very wet too. Here's my latest forecast. 

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    Video caption: Weather forecast
  12. Man dies following assault in Hastings

    One of two men assaulted in Hastings on Friday morning has died.

    Officers were called to Havelock Road just before 01:00 GMT after the victims, a 60-year-old and a 53-year-old, were found near the taxi rank with serious injuries.

    Brian Hill, 60, from St Leonards was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where he died on Saturday.

    The other victim, who is also from St Leonards, remains in a stable condition in another hospital.

    Two men, a 24-year-old from Rye and a 21-year-old from Hastings, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and bailed until 21 March pending further enquiries.

  13. Men admit their roles in acid attack

    Two men have admitted their roles in an acid attack at a cinema which left the victim scarred for life. 

    Shop worker Samir Hussain was attacked when Michael McPherson threw sulphuric acid in his face outside Cineworld in Crawley, West Sussex.

    Mr Hussain, who works in Tunbridge Wells, still wears a mask 18 months on, Brighton magistrates' court heard.

    Lee Bates, who was with McPherson at the time, was sentenced after admitting common assault, and McPherson, who admitted GBH, will be sentenced later.

    Samir Hussain

    Mr Hussain's ordeal began when he and a friend, Yasir Khan, left a late-night showing of the film Straight Outta Compton at the complex in August 2015.

    The court heard that they were approached outside the cinema by Bates and McPherson, who told them: "You've seen a gangster movie; you can see gangsters now."

    Steven Talbot Hadley, prosecuting, said Mr Hussain was punched by both men before McPherson retrieved a bottle of acid from his car and threw it in his face.

    Mr Hussain, 28, suffered severe burns to his face, neck and right arm.

    He has since had a number of skin grafts and still wears a protective mask.

  14. Today's local newspaper headlines

    Newspapers

    The Argus: Work on Hanningtons redevelopment begins today

    Eastbourne Herald: Volunteer hub opens in town

    Brighton and Hove News: Government paying train firm £38m for 'disastrous' performance, according to critical Commons report 

    Brighton and Hove Independent: Cash to keep library open during Saltdean Lido revamp

  15. Strictly winner performs in Brighton

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Kara Tointon first shot to fame playing Dawn in Eastenders. When she left Walford, the actress wowed the judges in Strictly Come Dancing, winning the coveted glitterball trophy with partner Artem Chigvintsev. 

    This week she's starring in the 1930s thriller "Gaslight" at Brighton's Theatre Royal.

    Here are some facts you may not know about her.

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    Video caption: Tointon
  16. NHS Health Check: Nine in 10 hospitals 'overcrowded' this winter

    The number of patients on hospital wards in England has been at unsafe levels at nine out of 10 NHS trusts this winter, BBC analysis shows.

    To minimise the risk of infections and delays in getting treatment, hospitals are meant to have no more than 85% of beds occupied.

    But the analysis showed 137 out of 152 hospital trusts have been above that level since the start of December.

    NHS bosses said hospitals had major problems discharging frail patients. Read the full story here.

    A library picture of two surgeons