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Summary

  1. Our live page coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates on Friday 7 April 2017

Live Reporting

By Stuart Maisner and Kathryn Langley

All times stated are UK

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    Have a great weekend.  

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    Severe disruption: A259 East Sussex both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A259 East Sussex both ways severe disruption, between A2010 West Street and Lower Rock Gardens.

    A259 East Sussex - A259 Marine Parade in Brighton closed between the A2010 West Street junction and the Lower Rock Gardens junction, because of Brighton Marathon.

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

  3. 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
  4. Who is Poly Styrene?

    Lee Gibbs

    BBC Live editor

    A new film about X-Ray Spex singer Poly Styrene is in the works.

    Here are some facts you might not have known about her...  

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    Video caption: Who is Poly Styrene?
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    Severe accident: M23 West Sussex southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M23 West Sussex southbound severe accident, between M23 J9 and J10 for A2011.

    M23 West Sussex - M23 entry slip road from Gatwick Airport Spur Road (J9) closed, two lanes closed and queuing traffic southbound between M23 J9, Gatwick Airport and J10, A2011 (Crawley), because of an accident involving a car.

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

  6. Man admits police chase crash death

    Scene of Brighton fatal crash

    A driver has admitted causing the death of a 78-year-old man he struck while speeding away from police. 

    Jonos Sasvari, of Little Preston Street, Brighton, died in Old Steine, near the seafront, on 10 January. 

    Gavin Dawes, 33, of Phoenix Rise, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and two counts of dangerous driving at Hove Trial Centre.

    He was remanded in custody until sentencing on 16 June.

    On this date he will also be sentenced for a previous dangerous driving incident.

  7. Kick-start your career with street cricket

    #GetInspired

    As the County Cricket season gets underway today,  England opener Haseeb Hameed gives his support to a different form of the game....

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    Video caption: Street Cricket: From tape balls to playing at the highest level

    If you want to find out more about how to get into cricket, take a look at the Get Inspired guide.

  8. Meet the self-confessed 'proud forger' of famous paintings

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    David Henty has been reported to the police, he's served a prison sentence for forging passports and he's banned from selling his work on some online auction sites.

    Despite that, his copies fetch thousands of pounds - and in June he'll exhibit his versions of Van Gogh, Caravaggio and Modigliani masterpieces in Brighton. 

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    Video caption: Exhibition of artwork copies in Brighton
  9. 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
  10. Rikki Clarke has rejoined his first county Surrey, from Warwickshire

    With the 2017 county season here, keep up to date with the latest signings, departures and rumours ahead of next season.

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  11. 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.

  12. The sun has got his hat on

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC Look East weather

    You may need suncream this weekend. Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather 1330
  13. Women's football: Honouring the trailblazers

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Lewes FC Ladies are donating gate receipts from their last four home matches this season to women's charities.

    It's in honour of the pioneers of the women's game who were big news a century ago.

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    Video caption: Women's football pioneers honoured by Lewes Ladies FC