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  1. Good night from the BBC Live team

    Tom Darby

    BBC Live reporter

    That's all from us for another week, we'll be back on Monday from 06:00 GMT with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

    Thanks for joining us, and have a lovely weekend.

  2. Views sought on Hastings street drinking

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    People in Hastings are being asked for their views on banning begging and street drinking in the town centre.

    It's after complaints antisocial behaviour is having a serious impact on businesses and the local economy. 

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  3. Train complaints soar

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Southern train

    Passenger complaints about trains operated by Southern rail's parent company soared at the end of last year, according to new figures. 

    Four times as many complaints were received by Govia Thameslink Railway between October and December, compared to the same period a year earlier. 

    The operator says the figures are "disappointing but not surprising" in light of industrial action. 

    It claims complaint rates have since started to fall as the performance of its trains has improved. 

  4. It's Red Nose Day!

    To celebrate, we asked Crawley comedian Romesh Ranganathan to give us a joke.  

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    Video caption: Comic Relief - Romesh Ranganathan tease

    We'd love to hear what you've done to raise money for Comic Relief. Let us know on  Twitter , on  Facebook , or by sending us an  email .    

  5. A lovely but slightly chilly weekend

    Sarah Keith-Lucas

    Weather presenter

    It'll be dry and bright. But wrap up warm in those chilly winds.   

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    Video caption: Weather Sarah
  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A27 East Sussex eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A27 East Sussex eastbound severe disruption, at A293.

    A27 East Sussex - A27 in Portslade-By-Sea entry slip road closed eastbound at Shoreham Harbour turn off, because of an overturned vehicle.

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

  7. The Seagulls' promotion race: Your thoughts

    Johnny Cantor

    BBC Sussex commentator

    Brighton and Hove Albion have just eight games to secure automatic promotion to the Premier League. 

    So how are Seagulls supporters across the globe feeling ahead of the Championship run-in?

    We’ve been asking for your videos. 

    Here's another of our friends from Seagulls Downunder . Richard Parker lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

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    Video caption: Seagulls Around the World - Auckland, New Zealand

    If you'd like to send us your thoughts in 45 seconds, email me at

  8. Dame Vera Lynn becomes first ever 100-year-old to hit the charts

    Vera Lynn

    Dame Vera Lynn, who celebrated her 100th birthday this week, has become the first 100-year-old to have an album not only in the Official UK Album Charts, but in the Top 3. 

    Vera Lynn dominated the charts when they first launched in 1952. 65 years ago the 'Forces' Sweetheart' had three singles in the Top 10 simultaneously. 

  9. Westminster attacker: The Northiam years

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    The Westminster terrorist, Khalid Masood, lived in Northiam for a while, on the Sussex-Kent border, where he attacked an innocent man with a knife in the village pub.

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    Video caption: Khalid Masood attacked a man with a knife in Northiam
  10. Westminster attacker: 'Pleasant kid'

    The Westminster killer, Khalid Masood has been described as a 'pleasant kid'. John Harvey went to school with Masood in Tunbridge Wells. 

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    Video caption: Voices of those who remember Masood
  11. Westminster attacker described as violent cocaine user by former acquaintance

    A man who claimed he knew Westminster terror suspect Khalid Masood, when he was known as Adrian Elms, as a casual acquaintance in the early 2000s in Eastbourne told the BBC that he was a cocaine abuser with a reputation for violence. 

    The 41-year-old former electrician, who did not want to be named, said: 

    Quote Message: I first met him in a pub around Christmas Eve 2001 around the time my father died. I was introduced to him as 'black Ady'. We weren't good friends. I believe he had just got out of jail at the time. Some mutual friends had had a call from his cousin saying 'this guy has just got out of prison, come meet him, he's alright.' I didn't speak to him much that evening. He was very polite. He was an angry guy, you could tell. He wasn't the kind of guy you would want to upset. I didn't see him again for a few months, by then he was living temporarily with a friend."

    He described visiting them both in the flat they shared in Eastbourne between 2002- 2003.

    Quote Message: The next time I saw him it was summer 2002 then he was on steroids, though he wasn't huge. There was a brothel a few doors down and I remember Ady saying he had seen prostitutes sleeping in the back garden. He didn't talk much. One time I noticed a Koran and I made a joke like: 'Are you reading that?' He did not seem the religious type at all. He never talked about religion ever. He took quite a lot of cocaine and he seemed to like women with pink hair . He had one girlfriend, maybe she was his wife later on, and she had silicone breasts., So I didn't think he was a religious Muslim at all. But I spoke to my friend who lived with him for a while and he said he used to read the Koran all the time." He continued: 'He was really polite. Everyone who met him said he was really polite, but he had a reputation for being a bit of a psychopath. He was in a pub one night and two guys were playing pool something was said and he battered them both with pool cues."

    He described a minor mix-up over whether they had accidentally dated the same woman. 

    Quote Message: It wasn't the same girl but they worked in the same shop that was how it happened. When it got cleared up Ady said something like: 'If I didn't know you, I would stab you in the face'. I mean he was joking, then he stabbed that guy Dan Smith in the face."

    The pair lost touch in the mid 2000s until he noticed the name 'Adrian Elms' in a newspaper report following the attack on Wednesday.

    Quote Message: I saw the name, but the photo didn't look like him. Then I messaged a friend of Facebook and he was like 'yeah, that's the same guy, that's Ady'."
  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A27 East Sussex eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A27 East Sussex eastbound severe disruption, at A293.

    A27 East Sussex - A27 in Portslade Village entry slip road closed eastbound at Shoreham Harbour turn off, because of an overturned vehicle.

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

  13. Puppy stolen during Barnham break-in

    A 13-week-old puppy called Barney has been stolen from a house in Barnham, as well as a blue Vauxhall Meriva car - later found set alight - two laptop computers, £400 cash and a handbag.  

    Stolen puppy

    The Golden Retriever puppy was taken during the burglary that happen in the early hours of Thursday morning 23 March.  

  14. A settled picture for the weekend

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    Weather presenter

    It'll stay dry with some brightness for the weekend, although a bit breezy at times. 

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    Video caption: Weather 1330
  15. Westminster terrorist with South East links

    The man who killed at least four people in an attack in London was born in Kent, and was previously jailed over a knife crime in Eastbourne.

    Before he ploughed a rented car through pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and fatally stabbed a police officer outside Parliament, Khalid Masood, was born in Dartford under the name Adrian Russell Elms. 

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    Video caption: Graphic from Westminster attacker
  16. Arson damages school near Arundel

    Arson damages school near Arundel

    Extensive damage has been caused to a primary school in Yapton. 

    The fire started around 02:00 GMT on Saturday March 11 in a bin next to the school on North End Road and caused extensive damage to the building and playground.

  17. 'First picture' of Westminster attacker revealed

    This photo of Huntleys School for Boys football team in Tunbridge Wells is believed to include Westminster attacker Khalid Masood. 

    At the time he was called Adrian Ajao.

    Adrian Ajao
  18. Hotel room Westminster attacker stayed in

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    Video caption: Hotel room Khalid Masood stayed in

    This is the room Khalid Masood stayed in at Preston Park Hotel before carrying out an attack on London.