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  2. Live updates on Thursday 9 February

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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 morning from 06:00 GMT to round off another week of news, sport, travel and weather for the county.

    Thanks for joining us.

  2. Body found in burning house

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Emergency services have found a body at the scene of a house fire in St Leonards.

    It broke out in West Hill Road around 17:35 GMT. Extensive damage was caused to the property, and the body of a man was found inside.

    The cause of the fire is being treated as unexplained.

    St Leonards fire
    Quote Message: We are in the early stages of the investigation to establish how the fire started and are working closely with East Sussex Fire & Rescue. I would ask anyone in the area who may have seen something that could help us to report information online quoting Operation Bogart." from Inspector Mark Evans Sussex Police
    Inspector Mark EvansSussex Police
  3. More on St Leonards fire

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Emergency services are still at the scene of a serious fire in St Leonards.

    At its height there were six appliances at the scene, in West Hill Road.

    At least one person's been taken to hospital.

    Firefighters at incident in St Leonards
  4. It's staying cold, and getting colder

    Sara Thornton

    BBC Weather

    The weekend might even see some snow.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Sara Thornton
  5. 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
  6. #MyCancerStory

    All this week we've been hearing from people in #Sussex and #Surrey affected by prostate and breast cancer in our #MyCancerStory series.

    Christina Cutting lost her husband Bob to the disease.

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    Video caption: MyCancerStory - Christina
  7. BreakingSerious fire in St Leonards

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    There's a fire at a house in St Leonards on West Hill Road.

    Six fire crews and the police are currently on site and there are road closures in place between Essenden road and Boscobel road. 

  8. Wanted: Have you seen these men?

    Wayne Leh and Matthew Sullivan

    Wayne Leyh and Matthew Sullivan are wanted on recall to prison for breaching the terms of their licence.

    Leyh, 35, was sentenced to five months for theft in October 2016 and released from prison in December. He is white, 5' 5", slim and has short brown hair. 

    Sullivan, 34, who has links to Seaford and Brighton is white, 5' 10", slim and has short brown hair. He was jailed for five years and eight months for possession of drugs with intent to supply in June 2012 and released in November 2016.

  9. This afternoon's Sussex newspaper headlines

    Stack of newspapers

    The Argus: Residents and traders disappointed after community carnival is cancelled

    Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne council leader addresses downland sale protesters

    Chichester Observer: A27 schemes ‘put at risk by £800m Government roads deficit’

    Brighton and Hove News: Gatwick Airport sponsors Brighton Pride parade

    Hastings Observer: Family’s tribute to Hastings attack victim

  10. Crime spree at Chichester beauty spots

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Police are increasing patrols around beauty spots in Chichester, after more than 70 cars and vans were broken into since the start of the year.

    It's believed thieves are targeting vehicles parked in areas such as Chidham Lane, Kingley Vale, Cocking Hill and South Harting, smashing windows and breaking locks to get in.

    Items stolen include handbags, laptops, hair straighteners and even a birthday cake.

  11. Three deer killed by dog

    Caution - disturbing content.

    Three female Fallow deer have been killed by an uncontrolled dog new Newick just before 17:00 GMT on Wednesday 8th February.

    Debbie Ticehurst, from Town Littleworth, was walking her dogs along a public footpath when she witnessed the incident. 

    Quote Message: I heard a couple of dogs barking, then a man shouting ‘Luther’ which I assume was one of the dogs names. I then saw two herds of deer running in two different directions within 50 years of each other both being chased by dogs. One herd ran into the trees whilst the other went across two fields chased by a dark coloured whippet type dog, they disappeared out of sight but the barking persisted. "
    East Sussex Wildlife Rescue
    Quote Message: As I walked back to my car I noticed the whippet dog running across the field back towards the man but then noticed two deer between two trees on the ground. One was clearly dead but the other was alive and on its back struggling, unable to get up. I was horrified and called East Sussex Wildlife Rescue straight away to get help and seek advice. As soon as I was off the phone I then noticed a third deer slighty further along the hedgerow struggling to get up too. The second dog was smaller and I think a terrier, and very vocal and the man clearly had no control over either dog.” from Debbie Ticehurst Eye Witness
    Debbie TicehurstEye Witness

    Chris Collinson from a deer rescue based at Chelwood Gate was on duty but had no choice but to humanely shoot the two of the deer.

  12. 'One day you'll realise you're an amazing dad'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    This Bexhill man was nearly beaten to death, but now a bright new chapter's starting for him.

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    Video caption: Alfie Peak becomes a father
  13. Whatever floats your goat...

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    I have to say, I would've loved this - a school in Brighton has adopted quite an unusual approach to improving behaviour.

    Since September more than 100 children at Varndean School have been caring for five pygmy goats.

    The project is designed to help children interact across age groups and improve confidence. 

    All we had was a goldfish...

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    Video caption: Goats
  14. It's a grey day

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC Weather

    And it's going to feel very chilly.

    Here's my afternoon forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather forecast with Elizabeth Rizzini
  15. Starlings over Brighton's West Pier

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    Video caption: Starlings over Brighton's West Pier

    This video, sent to us by Jan Honza Zicha or @Honzazi, is only five seconds long.

    But we've got a feeling you'll want to watch it again and again.

    If you've got a video you want to send us, you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email

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

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Nellie the Bishon Frise

    Her owner Sharon, from Hastings, certainly thinks so.

    In case you missed this yesterday, Sharon says Nellie is 17.5 years old, and thinks the oldest in the UK is recorded at just over 16 years old. 

    The question is this - can you beat it?

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

  17. #ICYMI: Chris Eubank Jr: 'Now I'm coming for everybody'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

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    Video caption: Chris Eubank Junior celebrates title win

    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.