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  1. Good night from the BBC Live team

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

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

    If you'd like to contact us in the meanwhile, you can find us on  Twitter , on  Facebook  or send us an  email

    Thanks for joining us!

  2. Seagulls boss to start Brighton Marathon

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton is the official starter for this year's Brighton Marathon.

    He hasn't run a marathon himself but he's told us he knows why people want to...

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    Video caption: Brighton marathon: Chris Hughton part two
  3. Brighton Marathon: 'I admire those that run it'

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Thousands of runners are making their final preparations for this Sunday's Brighton Marathon.

    This year's official starter is Seagulls manager Chris Hughton.

    He's never run one, but we'll let him off as he's been busy...

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    Video caption: Brighton manager ahead of Brighton marathon: part one
  4. Sussex head coach: 'We want promotion to division one'

    Adrian Harms

    Sports reporter, BBC Sussex

    Sussex have been boosted by the early arrival of South African all-rounder David Wiese who's available for the first Championship game against Kent starting on Good Friday.

    Meanwhile head coach Mark Davis has told the BBC the team are looking to do well in all three competitions this season.

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    Video caption: Sussex cricket head coach Mark Davis on new season
  5. Will this week's mixed weather improve?

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    We've got a dry, bright few days ahead.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Evening weather forecast with Rachel Mackley
  6. Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

    Printing press

    The Argus : Two police officers charged with assault that left man with head injury

    Eastbourne Herald : Town centre pub is demolished

    Chichester Observer : A view to a thrill for Bond fans

    Mid Sussex Times : Woman dialled 999 and asked police to order her a takeaway  

    Brighton and Hove News : Thousands of plastic nurdles washed up on city beaches

    Hastings Observer : Scores of cars damaged in Hastings and St Leonards

  7. Sussex cricket captain: 'Last year was frustrating'

    Adrian Harms

    Sports reporter, BBC Sussex

    Sussex skipper Luke Wright says he's looking to make a concerted effort to secure promotion back to Division One of the Championship. 

    The all-rounder missed the start of last season through injury.

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    Video caption: Sussex skipper speaks ahead of new season

    Sussex have been boosted by the early arrival of South African all-rounder David Wiese who'll be available for the first Championship game against Kent starting on Good Friday.

    Luke Wells looks certain to miss that game though as he continues rehabilitation from knee surgery.

  8. Piltdown preserve is the most a-peel-ing

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A company in Piltdown, East Sussex, has won a top award for its marmalade, and an order from Fortnum and Mason.

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    Video caption: Piltdown firm takes double gold in marmalade awards
  9. ICYMI: Air ambulance to stay put

    The future of the Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance is secure. 

    Air ambulance

    Fears were raised when it was announced that development at Redhill Aerodrome could mean it would have to move - but today it's been announced that a new 25 year lease has been signed for the operation to remain at the aerodrome.       

  10. Settlement reached after Bednest cot death

    Grace Roseman

    A settlement has been reached after a seven-week-old baby was found dead in a bedside cot. 

    Esther Roseman told an inquest last year that she discovered baby Grace lifeless in the Bednest crib at their home in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, on 9 April 2015.  

    Her daughter's head was "hanging over the side" of the second-hand cot and she was "angled slightly upwards".

    A coroner issued a  safety warning  about the cot last year and expressed concerns about a lack of instructions.

    Quote Message: Both NCT and Bednest as organisations unreservedly apologise for their respective parts in the tragic death of Grace Roseman and have reached a settlement on a confidential basis with the Roseman family.
    Quote Message: NCT and Bednest would like to make it clear that no blame should be attached to any member of Grace’s family in relation to this tragic incident. from NCT and Bednest
    NCT and Bednest
  11. Funding for Shoreham air crash memorial

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Councillors in Adur have agreed to give £25,000 towards a memorial to the 11 men killed in the Shoreham air crash.

    The memorial will feature five pieces of art along the banks of the River Adur, and will cost a total of £150,000.

    The tragedy happened when a Hawker Hunter jet crashed onto the A27 during the Shoreham Air Show in 2015.

    Shoreham Memorial
    Image caption: The memorial will include seating
    Shoreham Memorial
    Image caption: Eleven arches will be engraved with dedications to each of the victims
  12. It's been a sunny morning...

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Weather

    But make the most of it. 

    Here's my lunch-time weather forecast.

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    Video caption: Lunch-time weather forecast with Kate Kinsella
  13. Rampion excavator 'currently immobilised'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Rampion excavator

    It's not looking good for this piece of machinery which is being used on the Rampion off-shore wind farm.

    The company behind the scheme said: "We can confirm that the elevated excavator working off Lancing Beach is currently immobilised and the operating personnel are safely back onshore.

    "For safety reasons a guard vessel is on site and buoys have been placed around the excavator.

    "We are awaiting the next low tide to seek to move the vehicle.”

  14. Two PCs charged after man injured in Eastbourne

    Two police officers have been charged following an incident in Eastbourne in the early hours of Thursday January 5.

    Police were called to South Street at 02:07 where paramedics reported that they were treating a 33-year-old man with a head injury.

    He was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries to his head, face and hand.

    Robert Rangeley, 35, a PC based in Eastbourne and Paul Bridger, 32, a PC based at Lewes, have both been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

    They have been bailed to appear at Hastings Magistrates' Court on 26 April.  

  15. Brighton & Hove Albion return to top of Championship

    BBC Sport

    Brighton

    Brighton & Hove Albion moved two points clear of Newcastle at the top of the Championship with a routine home win against strugglers Birmingham City.

    Glenn Murray's 20th goal of the season put Albion ahead on two minutes, turning in Bruno's cross on the run.

    Birmingham frustrated the hosts for the rest of the half, but Tomer Hemed chested in a second early on after the break to ease the pressure.

    Uwe Hunemeier's fierce shot made it three, before Che Adam's consolation.

    Read more here .

  16. Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

    Newspaper printing press

    The Argus : Anger at the 'utter devastation' of beauty spot which is ripped up

    Brighton and Hove Independent : Churchill Square car park remains closed after fire

    Worthing Herald : Artists’ ‘honour’ in selection to sculpt airshow memorials  

    Chichester Observer : Underfunding of schools an ‘embarrassment’ for Tories

    Crawley Observer : Parents’ little miracle ... and three more are on the way

    Eastbourne Herald : Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival to feature schoolchildren’s Towner artwork  

    Mid Sussex Times : Hundreds of riders set off on Greater Haywards Heath Bike Ride

    Brighton and Hove News : Former council leader hits back over Madeira Terraces funding, saying council's bid ignored key conditions 

    Hastings Observer : Hastings celebrates £800k funding boost for White Rock area  

  17. Air ambulance to stay put

    The future of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance is secure.   

    Air ambulance

    Fears were raised when it was announced that development at Redhill Aerodrome could mean it would have to move.

    But it's now been announced that a new 25-year lease has been signed for the operation to remain at the aerodrome.