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  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Updates on Tuesday 6 January 2017

Live Reporting

By Claire Cottingham and Bob Dale

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it from us for another night, we'll be back tomorrow from 06:00 GMT with all of the news, sport, travel and weather for the county.

    Thanks for joining us!

  2. 'Now I'm coming for everybody'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    He's the son of a Sussex boxing legend, and now Chris Eubank Jr is a world champion too, winning the IBO super-middleweight crown at the weekend.

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    Video caption: Chris Eubank Junior celebrates title win
  3. #MyCancerStory: Would you like to share yours?

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    As part of our #MyCancerStory series we have two drop-in sessions taking place this week. 

    If you'd like to share your story please come along and meet BBC Sussex presenters Danny Pike and Allison Ferns.

    There's free and confidential support for anyone struggling to cope with their own cancer diagnosis or that of a loved one, or you can just have a cuppa and a chat with a friendly face if that's what you fancy.

    The first session is tomorrow at the BBC Sussex reception in Queens Road, Brighton, from 09:00 GMT until midday. 

    On Thursday, they'll be at the Turnfit Health and Fitness Studio on Bridge Street, Guildford, between 13:00 GMT and 16:00 GMT.

  4. Get some layers on

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    It's going to be a chilly one. Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather
  5. Sussex Police support for National Sexual Abuse Awareness Week

    Sussex Police are supporting the second annual National Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week, which runs from Monday 6 to Sunday 12 February.


    Organisers are hoping to spread the message that any form of sexual abuse and sexual violence is unacceptable.

    The week aims to generate discussion among the general public, statutory bodies and third sector organisations about how sexual abuse and sexual violence is not okay, it aims to empower victims.

  6. This afternoon's top local headlines

    A pile of newspapers

    The Argus: Police deploy drone with thermal imaging camera in hunt for intruders

    Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne MP urges a spring clean for town

    Brighton and Hove News: Brighton Deliveroo riders threaten strike action

    Chichester Observer: Head's concern over independent school comments

    Brighton and Hove Independent: Hove man arrested over 24 sexual assaults in the city

    Hastings Observer: Centenary of SS Mendi disaster

  7. Is this the oldest Bichon Frise in the UK?

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter


    Her owner Sharon, from Hastings, certainly thinks so! Nellie the Bichon Frise is 17.5 years old, and according to owners research the oldest in the UK is recorded at just over 16-years-old. 

    Question is, can you beat that?

  8. Woollies at the ready

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Look East weather

    Temperatures are set to plunge at the end of the week.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: lunchtime weather with Kate Kinsella
  9. #MyCancerStory

    All this week we're telling the stories of people in #Sussex and #Surrey affected by breast and prostate cancer in our #MyCancerStory series.

    Ann Sandeman was pregnant with her third child when she was diagnosed with the disease...

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    Video caption: #MyCancerStory - Ann
  10. Man questioned over bicycle assaults

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A man has been arrested and bailed in connection with a series of sexual assaults in Brighton and Hove.

    The 20-year-old from Hove was questioned on suspicion of committing two assaults on Friday 3 February and 22 assaults between 29 December and 30 January. 

    A man on a bicycle was seen assaulting two women as they walked near the fountain at the Old Steine and in Old Steine Gardens on Friday. 

    Police say neither of the women have yet come forward.  

  11. Have you got a story we should be investigating?

    Our award-winning BBC South East Investigations team has brought you stories of people smuggling, scammers, flytipping and dangerous criminals.

    We want to continue exposing people breaking the law - with your help. 

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    Video caption: South East Investigates trail
  12. Are seagulls a menace or part of seaside life?

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Parliament will debate new measures to control seagull populations later today.  

    Tell us what you think - you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.


    Lucy has been in touch and says we are lucky to have a healthy population. 

  13. Increase in season tickets for Brighton fans

    Johnny Cantor

    BBC Sussex commentator

    Brighton and Hove Albion have announced an increase of between 2% and 5% on season tickets for next season. 

    Amex Stadium

    The renewal prices are fixed regardless of which division they play in.

    Current holders are able to renew their seats from today with packs expected to arrive with supporters within the next fortnight.

    The current Direct Debit scheme remains in place and the subsidised-travel zone continues to be included in the price.  

  14. Spending cuts and an extra 4.99% in council tax agreed for East Sussex

    Ben Weisz

    Political reporter, BBC Sussex

    £17m of further spending cuts and a council tax rise have been agreed by East Sussex county councillors at a meeting today.  

    Labour and Lib Dems didn't dispute those aims, but did table amendments about where the axe should fall. 

    They said Conservative plans relied too heavily on savings from a partnership with the NHS, and did too little for vulnerable residents or council employees.

    But ultimately, with support from UKIP and the odd independent councillor, the Tory budget was carried 25 votes to 15.

    What do you think? You can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.