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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 13 February 2017

Live Reporting

By Claire Cottingham and Kathryn Langley

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's it for tonight

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    We'll be back at 06:00 GMT with all the latest news, sport and weather. 

    Is there something you'd like to tell us about? Or have you got a lovely picture to send us? We'd love to hear from you.

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

  2. Peter Falconio murder: Girlfriend Joanne Lees finds Australian sister

    Joanne Lees, left, with her sister Jess
    Image caption: Joanne Lees, left, with her sister Jess

    The girlfriend of murdered British man Peter Falconio plans to apply for Australian citizenship after learning she has a sister in the country.

    Joanne Lees, 43, returned to Australia as part of a TV special to search for Mr Falconio's body in the Outback.

    Bradley Murdoch was convicted in 2005 of murdering Mr Falconio, 28,  a Sussex University graduate and assaulting Ms Lees, then 27, on a remote stretch of highway in July 2001.

    Ms Lees revealed she met her sister, Jess, for the first time last year.

    "I feel less alone in the world," she said of Jess, who is eight years younger. Ms Lees' father is Australian and the pair are estranged.

    Read the full story here.

  3. The fishermen who take drugs

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    In the last two years 15% of fishing vessel accidents have involved drug abuse.

    The Marine Accident Investigation Branch says there is clear evidence drug use by fishermen at sea is a growing problem.

    We've been to meet the brother of one fisherman who died off the coast of Eastbourne last year.

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    Video caption: Concern over drug use by fishermen
  4. Sunny days are coming

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    It's becoming milder across the South East. Here's my forecast for the next couple of days

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    Video caption: South East weather
  5. Four arrested after Hastings drugs search

    Three men and one woman have been arrested after police searched an address in Cambridge Road, Hastings.

    A 39-year-old man and 37-year-old woman, both from Hastings, and a 21-year-old man from Lambeth, South London were arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine, with intent to supply.

    A 36-year-old-man, of no fixed address, was arrested on suspicion of possessing heroin, with intent to supply.

    All have been bailed until Tuesday 7 March while enquiries continue.

  6. Police hunt light-fingered thief

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    CCTV image

    A light-fingered thief stole three lamps from a furniture shop in Bognor. 

    The lamps, worth £300, were taken at lunchtime on Friday.

    Police think a man targeted the store three times in December and January.

    They want to speak to the man pictured above in connection with the thefts. 

  7. Man's death 'unexplained' after seafront collapse

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A man has died in hospital after collapsing on Brighton seafront at the weekend.

    The 39-year-old from Guildford is believed to have left a nightclub in the Kings Road arches at around 02:20 GMT yesterday.

    He collapsed opposite The Old Ship Hotel just after 07:00 GMT.

    Police say his death is being treated as unexplained but isn't thought to be suspicious.

  8. Police hunt 'armed' gang

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Police officer

    Police are looking for a gang of youths who claimed to be armed with a gun or knife while threatening people in Hove.

    It's thought the same group of young men and women were behind four incidents in the Dyke Road Park and Davigdor Road area in the early hours of Saturday. 

    Nothing was stolen but two of the victims were physically attacked.

  9. 'We have to lay him on a floor which could be urine-soaked'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    How would you feel if you had to change your disabled child on the wet floor of a public toilet?

    One Eastbourne mum says enough is enough.

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    Video caption: Petition launched to improve quality of disabled access toilets
  10. Skaters rock out... to the piano

    It's the world's largest underground skate park and BMX bikers and skateboarders at Source Park in Hastings normally try out their stunts to a background of rock, punk and hip hop.

    This afternoon, though, the Russian concert pianist Alexander Panfilov will be their accompanist through a partnership with the organisers of this year's Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition.

    Briohny Williams is there today - and she captured this video of organisers trying to get the piano into place...

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  11. Police concerned for missing 14-year-old

    Jack Winstanley

    Jack Winstanley was last seen on Tuesday 7 February at 14:45 GMT in Swanborough Drive, Whitehawk in Brighton but has not returned home.

    Vicky Morris, missing persons co-ordinator, said: "We are concerned that Jack failed to return home and would ask anyone who has seen him or who may know of his whereabouts to contact us so that we can make sure he is ok.

    "He is white, 5ft 1in tall,with short mousy brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black North Face jacket, grey tracksuit bottoms and blue trainers."

  12. Family grateful for support after kayaker's death

    Dominic Jackson

    The sister of a kayaker who was found dead after going missing off the Scottish coast has welcomed the "phenomenal" response to the family's plans to set up a charity promoting sea safety.

    The body of Dominic Jackson, from Uckfield, was found last week.

    His family have launched an online fundraising drive to create a charity that will promote the use of personal locator beacons among adventurers -- and promote safety at sea.  

  13. Southern row: Driver's running 'a thousand' services alone

    The equivalent of a thousand Southern services per year are operating without a second member of staff on board, the RMT union has claimed.

    The union is locked in a bitter, ongoing dispute with Southern over changes to the role of guards.

    The claims come ahead of talks scheduled for tomorrow.   

    Southern rail

    The RMT says new figures show that on nine days this year, at least 26 trains did not have an Onboard Supervisor. 

    Southern says there are exceptional circumstances when they will run a train without a second person, rather than cancel it.

  14. Bright sunshine...finally!

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC weather

    But is it here to stay, that's the question - here's my lunchtime forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather 1330
  15. Man stabbed in chest during Seaford fight

    Three men have been arrested after reports of a large group of people fighting in Seaford, which led to one man being stabbed.

    Shortly after midnight in the early hours of Sunday 12 February police were called to Sutton Park Road, following reports of fighting outside the Tesco supermarket.

    During the incident a 24-year-old Newhaven man sustained a stab wound to the chest and was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.

    He has been detained for treatment and is currently in a stable condition.

    Two 19-year-olds and a 20-year-old - were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

    One 19-year-old and the 20-year-old were also arrested on suspicion of possessing cannabis, and the second 19-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine.

    All three men have been bailed.