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  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Live updates on Friday 21 April

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  1. That's it for us for today and for the week

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Thanks for joining us this week, we'll be back bright and early on Monday at 06:00 BST, bringing you news, sport, travel and weather.

    Have a great weekend.

    You can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email

  2. Burglary haul: Is any of this yours?

    Objects seized from arrested men

    Officers have recovered items they believe were been stolen during a number of burglaries across Sussex. 

    The haul, which includes items of jewellery and antiques, was discovered when police arrested three men back in March.

    If any of the items belong to you, contact Sussex Police on 101.

    Quote Message: Properties broken into extend from Lancing in West Sussex, through Steyning, Shoreham, Hove and Rottingdean, to Crowborough in East Sussex. The thefts all took place between the beginning of January and middle of March." from Ellie Mannan Sussex Police
    Ellie MannanSussex Police
  3. Concern for man who hasn't been seen for three weeks

    David Reid

    Police say they are increasingly concerned for the welfare of 47-year-old David Reid from Eastbourne.

    David, who suffers from mental health problems, was reported missing on Sunday April 2 from his home in Hampden Terrace.

    He had spoken to police in London on Saturday 1 April when he was found sleeping rough on Westminster Bridge. He was also seen on the same day on Praed Street near Paddington Station.

    Detective Inspector Neil Ralph said: "David now hasn't been seen for almost three weeks and we are getting even more concerned about him.

    "We know he suffers with mental health problems and believe his health may have deteriorated in that time. We believe he is still in the London area as he has not returned home to Eastbourne."

    Anyone who sees David or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact police here quoting serial 404 of 02/04. If he is in danger or in need of urgent medical attention, dial 999.

  4. 'I just wanted to die. That's how I felt'

    Amanda Akass

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    A victim of a heartless thief, this pensioner says the shock of losing hundreds of pounds nearly killed her.

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    Video caption: Pensioner says shock of theft nearly killed her
  5. What does the weekend have in store?

    Nina Ridge

    BBC Weather

    Prepare for cloud and a little bit of rain too.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: This weekend's weather forecast with Nina Ridge
  6. One last push for the title

    Johnny Cantor

    BBC Sussex commentator

    Promotion's in the bag, but will Brighton be crowned champions tonight?

    I'm at Carrow Road ahead of the Albion's visit to Norwich City.

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    Video caption: Will Brighton be crowned champions tonight?
  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A21 East Sussex both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A21 East Sussex both ways severe accident, between B2089 and B2090 Park Lane.

    A21 East Sussex - A21 in Battle closed in both directions between the B2089 junction and the B2090 Park Lane junction, because of an accident involving three vehicles.

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

  8. 'I'm looking forward to spending some more time in the city'

    The guest director of the Brighton Festival, Kate Tempest, speaks about the city, the Mercury Prize and the festival.

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    Video caption: Guest director of Brighton Festival, Kate Tempest, speaks about the festival
  9. Dog owner laughs as child is attacked

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Police are hunting a man who did nothing to prevent his dog biting a 10-year-old girl in Littlehampton.

    She was with her aunt in a playing field at South Terrace, when her football rolled towards a bench where two men and a woman were sitting with three dogs.

    As the girl went to fetch the ball one of the dogs, described as a slightly fluffy greyhound type, ran at her, chased her and bit her on the left buttock, causing puncture wounds.

    Rather than help, the trio are said to have just laughed.

    The owner of the dog which attacked the girl is described as in his mid-fifties, with dark hair and an American accent.

    Quote Message: The girl was very upset. She is now scared to go to any park for fear of seeing a dog and is even frightened by her own family's dog, which may now have to be re-homed." from PC Darren Porter Sussex Police
    PC Darren PorterSussex Police
  10. 'Take the leg away, and he will run another marathon'

    #Get Inspired

    Seven inspiring runners taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday

    Those were the words of Denise Arthey to doctors after she and her husband Chris were involved in a road accident while on holiday.

    Chris and Denise are just some of the thousands of inspiring runners who will be taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday. 

    Read more about there story here and follow the live text commentary on this website from 08:25-16:00 BST on the day.

    If you're taking part in the race - or know someone who is - let us know by using the #GetInspired on social media and we could feature your message!

  11. Concerns over muscular dystrophy support in South East

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    People supporting patients with the muscle-wasting condition muscular dystrophy say they're getting a raw deal from the NHS in the South East.  

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    Video caption: Muscular dystrophy carers in south east say they're getting raw deal from NHS
  12. Albion boss pays tribute to Ehiogu

    Norwich v Brighton (19:45 BST)

    Ugo Ehiogu

    As we wait for the two sets of players to emerge onto the Carrow Road turf, it's worth telling you that there'll be a minute's applause and black armbands worn to mark the death of Ugo Ehiogu this morning.

    The former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough defender died aged 44 after collapsing on Thursday - and Brighton boss Chris Hughton has been paying tribute.

    "I spent time with him professionally, but also socially," said Hughton. "I had huge admiration for him as a player, person and coach. 

    "He had an infectious enthusiasm and he was someone I always enjoyed spending my time with. My thoughts and condolences are with his family and many friends."

  13. What's the weekend weather got in store?

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    Weather presenter

    It's going to be mild with a lot of cloud. Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather 1330
  14. Shaky's coming to town

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Shakin' Stevens was the biggest-selling UK singles artist of the 80s. 

    He's got gigs coming up in Tunbridge Wells and Hastings. 

    Here are some facts you might not know about him.   

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    Video caption: Shakin' Stevens is touring the South East
  15. BreakingTeenager cautioned over offensive messages directed at Katie Price's son

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    A man arrested after offensive messages were posted on Twitter about TV star Katie Price's disabled son has been cautioned. 

    The 19-year-old from Newick, East Sussex, was arrested on suspicion of causing racially or religiously aggravated harassment, alarm or distress by words or writing.

    Katie Price posted a screengrab of a message she received earlier this year, which featured images mocking her 14-year-old son, Harvey, who is blind.

    Katie Price and her children
  16. South East rape figures soar

    The number of rapes reported to police in Kent and Sussex has more than trebled over the past four years.

    Police think the rise could be down to increased confidence in people coming forward. 

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    Video caption: The number of recorded rapes in Kent and Sussex has tripled in four years