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  1. Live updates on Tuesday 7 March 2017 have now ended

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  1. It's goodnight from us

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    That's all from your Local Live team for another busy day. 

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

    And remember you can get in touch on   Twitter  , on   Facebook  , or by sending us an   email  .      

  2. Woman crushed to death by horse

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    A woman has died after being thrown from her horse during a hunt.

    Sue Webb, 64, from East Sussex, fell at a jump and was crushed when the horse, Ron, landed on top of her.

    Sue Webb mounted on a horse
    Image caption: Sue Webb mounted on a horse
    Quote Message: “She was energetic and articulate. Not only was she a great rider, she loved sailing in the summer and was a great homemaker.
    Quote Message: She was enthusiastic person who enjoyed life. And she enjoyed giving as much as she could to other people too. She will be tremendously missed.” from Peter Webb Sue Webb's husband
    Peter WebbSue Webb's husband

    She was riding with the Mid Surrey Farmers Draghounds at the time and was secretary of the group.

    Ron escaped unscathed.

  3. Seagulls win again

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Brighton remain in second position in the Championship - and on course for the Premier League - after a two-nil win at Rotherham this evening.

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  4. Another goal for the Seagulls

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Brighton are now two-nil up at Rotherham with just 10 minutes to go. Another step closer to the Premier League!  

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  5. Young man targeted by armed robber

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A man's been robbed at gunpoint in Brighton. 

    It happened just after 00:35 GMT on 23 February but police have only just released details. 

    The 22-year-old victim was approached in St George's Terrace by a man who demanded his phone and money. 

    The suspect ran off towards Upper Bedford Street.

  6. Update: Road reopens in Hove after powder spillage

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Sussex Police say it has now reopened the road in Hove following an earlier powder spillage. 

    Traffic is able to pass through Sackville Road at the junction with Portland Road. 

    Two passers-by were treated at the scene for breathing difficulties.

  7. No goals yet in Seagulls match

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    There's been no goals at half time in the big Championship match between Brighton and Rotherham.  

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  8. Update: Police cordon in Hove contines after powder spillage

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Sussex Police has issued this statement about the earlier powder spillage: 

    "At 5.15pm today a quantity of white powder was reported to have been seen on the ground in Sackville Road, Hove, at the junction with Portland Road, extending up to 100 metres.  

    "The immediate area has been cordoned off as a precaution while emergency services investigate the circumstances. A split bag of dehydrated lime used in building and construction work has been found at the scene and we are considering the possibility that this may be responsible for the spillage. Such powder can cause irritation to breathing.

    “The fire service are in attendance to assess the best way for them to clear up the material.

    “Two passers-by are being treated at the scene for breathing difficulties but their conditions are not assessed as serious.

    “There is nothing to suggest any criminal or terrorist intent.”

    Video from Nicki Si Christina

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    Video caption: Spillage of powder causes breathing difficulties
  9. Sussex actress up for Olivier award

    Actress Sophie-Louise Dann, who is from Bexhill, has just been nominated for an Olivier Award for her role in Gary Barlow’s new West End musical, based on the Calendar Girls story.

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    Video caption: Sussex actress up for Olivier award
  10. Wet wet wet

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    There's a lot of rain on the way. Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather Rachel 1830
  11. Breaking Update: Spillage of white powder causes breathing difficulties

    Chemical incident in Hove

    An eyewitness says that at around 17:15 GMT a large bag fell off a lorry and spread over the road.

    Cars then drove over it and the eyewitness says the dust affected people passing by. 

    He says that at the moment traffic is blocked for cars and pedestrians.  

    Chemical incident in Hove
    Chemical incident in Hove
  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A2023 East Sussex both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A2023 East Sussex both ways severe disruption, between Wordsworth Street and Portland Road.

    A2023 East Sussex - A2023 Sackville Road in Aldrington closed in both directions between the Wordsworth Street junction and the Portland Road junction, because of a spillage on the road.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  13. Spillage of white powder causes breathing difficulties

    Chemical incident in Hove

    Two people have suffered breathing difficulties after a spillage of a "large quantity" of white powder across a road.

    It happened at 17:13 GMT in Sackville Road in Hove.

    East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service says 100 sq m of road has been affected and the area has been cordoned off. It says it's being treated as a hazardous materials incident.

    Police, paramedics and the Environment Agency are on the scene.

    We'll bring you more when we have it.

    Chemical incident in Hove
  14. Praise for children who helped save their dad's life

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

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    Video caption: Praise for children who helped save their dad's life

    Children from Brighton who raised the alarm after their dad suffered a heart attack at home have been praised by the South East Coast Ambulance Service.

  15. Campaigners A27 improvements meeting

    The A27 in Chichester

    Councillors, community groups and campaigners met last night to pledge their support in finding a way forward for improvements to the A27 at Chichester. 

    The meeting was called by West Sussex County Council Leader, Louise Goldsmith, after the news last week that the planned improvements to the road had been cancelled by the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling. 

    Cllr Goldsmith said: “Following the events of the last week I thought it imperative that the community unites to demonstrate our willingness to work together to find a way forward. 

    “I am so grateful to everyone who came last night and for all the views which were expressed. My wish is that we all now work together to explore the ‘Art of the Possible for Chichester’ and the current challenges we face on the A27. 

    “I was heartened by the response from the community and I think we have a unique opportunity to now work towards a solution which is right for Chichester.” 

    The MP, Andrew Tyrie, and Chichester District Council Leader, Tony Dignum, were among those who attended the meeting at County Hall, Chichester, along with the Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, and Chichester College Principal, Shelagh Legrave OBE. 

    After the meeting the County Council says it will arrange community workshops to draw on the expertise and knowledge of people locally and to bring in outside experience and impartiality where needed. 

  16. Police appeal after man 'glassed'

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was glassed in the face during a fight in a pub in Burwash on Friday night.

    Police and ambulance were called to the Bear Inn in the High Street at midnight.

    A 22-year-old man was found to have suffered a cut to his forehead which was bleeding heavily. He was taken to Eastbourne General Hospital for treatment.

    The victim was assaulted when he went to play a game of pool in the pub and the suspect argued it was his turn to play.

    He then punched the victim in the face twice and picked up a glass and hit him in the face with it. The suspect then left the pub and may have been driven off in a vehicle with friends.

    He was aged between 19 and 24, between 5ft 7in and 5ft 9in tall, slim, with short brown hair with a gelled spike on top. He was wearing a grey top beneath a black sleeveless body warmer and dark bottoms.

    Anyone with information should report it at https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal/ quoting serial 14 of 04/03.

  17. London Bridge station closed

    The police have closed London Bridge station due to a security alert.

    A spokesperson for the Met Police said it was due to a suspicious vehicle.