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  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 19 April 2017

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  1. And it's goodnight from us

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it from us for today. Thanks for joining us.

    We'll be back at 06:00 BST tomorrow, bringing you news, weather, sport and travel until 22:00 BST.

    And if there's something you think we should know about, you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

  2. Royal quizzed by kids

    Bryony MacKenzie

    Education correspondent, BBC South East Today

    On a visit to a Sussex school, the Countess of Wessex fielded very important questions from the pupils.

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    Video caption: Countess of Wessex opens centre at school for children with autism
  3. Appeal over double fatal crash

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Police in a West Sussex village are trying to find witnesses to a crash that killed two people. 

    They were in a black Vauxhall Meriva that came off the road and crashed into a garden in Lower Beeding, not far from Horsham.

    It happened on the A281 Brighton Road yesterday. 

    The driver, a 25-year-old woman, and a man in his late teens died at the scene.  

  4. How the South East voted last time

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    MPs have voted in favour of holding a general election on 8 June.

    If you're not already au fait with the political make-up of the South East, we've compiled it into a handy video for you.

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    Video caption: Political make-up of the South East
  5. Meet Countryfile's newest presenter

    So what do we know about Steve Brown?

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    Video caption: Meet Countryfile's newest presenter Steve Brown
  6. It's still too soon to switch to the lighter duvet

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    Another chilly night, with more spring sunshine tomorrow.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Rachel Mackley
  7. New fleet for Adur and Worthing

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    If you live in Adur and Worthing you'll soon be seeing a new fleet of refuse trucks on the streets.

    It means your bins will continue to be emptied every week, rather than fortnightly or even less frequently. 

    The 24 new trucks are made by Dennis Eagle and cost a total of £4.2m.

    They'll be on the road by the start of summer, with the current fleet being offered up for public auction.

    New refuse trucks for Adur and Worthing
    Image caption: Cllrs Emma Evans and Clive Roberts with one of the new trucks
  8. Cash stolen by armed man in Worthing

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A man holding a knife has robbed a watersports shop in Worthing. 

    It happened at Worthing Watersports in Alinora Crescent on Monday at about 14:20 BST. 

    Worthing Watersports

    The man threatened the shop's two owners before one of them handed over £50. 

    Police say he had dark brown collar-length straight hair. 

    He left the shop and rode away on a black BMX bike.

  9. BreakingRail delays expected

    Network Rail says major disruption to and from London Euston is expected until 20:00 BST, following a line side fire near South Hampstead. 

    Southern trains are being affected by the delays.

  10. How do you poo? I mean, do!

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    How do you introduce two sloths to each other? By showing each one the other's poo, of course!

    Keepers at Drusilla's in Alfriston have been hand-rearing a young female, named Flash, and decided it was time she got to know the park's other sloth, Consuella.

    In the wild, the smell of another sloth's faeces alerts them to its presence, so staff spent a week swapping stools between Flash and Consuela's cages. 

    Flash and Consuela

    It seems to have worked, with Consuela now happily climbing in with Flash to socialise.

    Eventually it's planned to move them into a new South American enclosure, with marmosets, tortoises and iguanas.

    Flash and Consuela
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    Video caption: Tony Bloom: Brighton & Hove Albion owner enjoys 'amazing' promotion feeling

    Brighton owner Tony Bloom says it was an "easy decision" to invest in the club because of his love for the Seagulls.

  12. General Election 2017: Analysis from our Political Editor

    Helen Catt

    Political editor, BBC South East

    Here's my take on what will a snap general election mean for the South East.    

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    Video caption: Political Editor Helen Catt explains what a snap general election means for the South East
  13. The sunny and chilly weather continues

    Kate Kinsella

    Weather presenter

    Have you put your winter jumpers away? You may want to rethink. 

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    Video caption: Weather 1330 Kate
  14. Could this robot seal help dementia patients?

    Amanda Akass

    BBC Live reporter

    Researchers at the University of Brighton claim this robotic seal called Paro, which uses artificial intelligence, can help people with dementia.

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    Video caption: A robot designed to look like a cuddly seal pup is proving helpful to dementia patients
  15. Flying Scotsman takes off

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    After spending the Easter break here, today is your last chance to see one of the world's most famous steam trains on the Bluebell Railway.  

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    Video caption: the flying scotsman in sussex
  16. A very grand piano

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Royal fingers may have tickled these ivories, and after nearly two centuries George IV's piano is back in his opulent Brighton home.

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    Video caption: Prince Regent's piano brought back to the Pavilion
  17. Rare primates get second chance

    The Uckfield-based charity International Animal Rescue is helping to save these slow lorises, critically-endangered primates seized by the authorities in West Java.  

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    Video caption: Sussex charity rescues rare primates
  18. How many of these Seagulls facts did you know?

    Brighton Albion have made it to the Premier League for the first time in the club's history.

    Speaking of history, we've compiled some facts about the Seagulls that you may not have known.

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    Video caption: Brighton Albion have entered the Premier League for the first time