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Live Reporting

Bob Dale and Claire Cottingham

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  1. Good night from the BBC Live team

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    We'll be back tomorrow morning from 06:00 with the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

    If you'd like to get hold of us in the meantime you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.  

    Thanks for joining us.

  2. Efit released after attempted abduction

    Police investigating a report that a man grabbed a girl as she walked to school through Hove Cemetery last month have released an efit of the suspect.

    Sussex Police

    The man dragged the 13-year-old a short distance before she managed to break free and run away at around 08:00 BST on Wednesday 26 April.

    The suspect is described as a tanned man, approximately 6', aged between 40 and 50. He was of very large build, with dark hair which was long enough to tuck behind his ears.   

  3. 'It was nearly curtains, but it wasn't'

    Robin Gibson

    BBC South East Today reporter

    Hastings artist Danny Pockets was given just six months to live after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

    He's now in remission. 

    Throughout his illness he kept working, and planning for an art exhibition.  

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    Video caption: Sussex artist Danny Pockets' exhibition
  4. Meet the seven-year-old avid Addick with a Charlton-themed prosthetic leg

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Charlie Hewson, a Charlton Athletic season ticket holder from Lindfield, loves the club so much he has Charlton’s colours painted on his new leg.  

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    Video caption: Meet seven-year-old Charlie, an avid Addick with a Charlton-themed prosthetic leg
  5. A grey day ahead

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    It's looking like tomorrow will be cold and a bit soggy.

    Find out more in my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Evening weather with Rachel Mackley
  6. Police seek witnesses after failed robbery

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a robbery in a convenience store in North Road, Crawley, on Saturday 29 April.


    At around 18:00 BST a man entered Premier convenience and threatened staff with a suspected firearm, demanding money from the till. He left the store empty handed and headed off in the direction of Hazelwick Avenue. 

    Police are particularly interested in speaking to two witnesses who entered this store as the offence was being committed.

    The suspect is described as white, in his late twenties, 5' 10" - 6' and of stocky build. 

    He was described as wearing a hooded top and a face covering. It's linked to previous robberies in the area. 

  7. South covered in blanket of cloud

    Toby Wadey

    BBC South

    Some parts of the UK have been enjoying sunshine and highs of 19C but, as you can see from this striking satellite image, the south has not.

    View more on twitter
  8. Plug pulled on Brighton's John Lewis

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    After much debate, John Lewis has decided against opening a shop on North Street in Brighton. 

    The company say, after exploring all options, they cannot deliver a shop on this site with the extent of demolition and rebuilding required.

    The property will remain occupied for the long term though as they've secured a new lease with Boots. 

    John Lewis owns the freehold of the site and will be putting 129-133 Queens Road on the market for sale shortly, with all its existing tenants in place. These include Boots, Krispy Kreme and First Choice.

  9. #ICYMI: ‘Wheelchair rugby changed my life’

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Ben, who has cerebral palsy, says Wheelchair Rugby League changed his life.


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    Video caption: Young man says wheelchair rugby changed his life.
  10. Who'll be voting on Thursday?

    Although there's a lot of talk at the moment about the General Election, we mustn't forget that many of us have Local Elections on Thursday.

    So what areas are going to the polls? Here's what you need to know.


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    Video caption: What's happening with the Local Elections in the South East?

    Here are links to local candidates in each area:

    Kent County Council here.

    East Sussex County Council here.

    West Sussex County Council here.

    Surrey County Council here.

  11. It's been a grey day

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC Look East weather

    Cloud and drizzle today, with a slight improvement tomorrow.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Elizabeth Rizzini
  12. BBC South East Today lunchtime headlines

    BBC South East Today logo

    Here are this lunchtime's headlines from BBC South East Today:

    • Parliament is dissolved and now there are no MPs - just candidates - until the votes are counted following the 8th June General Election. So today marks the official start of the battle to win your votes.
    • Medway Council has apologised after its Twitter account was hacked. Someone took control of the authority's feed last night and posted false messages offering free council tax and parking.
    • Winemakers in the South East say that some of their crops have been "decimated" by last week's frosts, despite drastic attempts to keep the vines warm.
  13. Motorcyclist killed in three-vehicle accident

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A motorcyclist's died after a collision in Crawley during the rush hour.

    It happened on the Gatwick Road just before 08:15 BST earlier.

    The drivers of two cars, which were also involved, a Vauxhall and a Mercedes, were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

    Several roads were closed as part of the investigation, but have now been reopened.

    Gatwick Road, Crawley
  14. #ThisIsMe: 'I love theatre'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    This 26-year-old theatre technician says he's "living his dream". 


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    Video caption: Theatre technician says he’s living his dream
  15. The #Southernstrikes one year on...

    Can you believe that we've had more than a year of Southern rail strikes? 

    Here we take a look at the strike in numbers… 

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    Video caption: A look at the Southern strikes in numbers
  16. Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

    Newspaper printing press

    The Argus: Motorcyclist hospitalised after collision with car closes A259 Bishopstone Road, Seaford

    Eastbourne Herald: Tributes after charity stalwart passes away

    Chichester Observer: Selsey ‘inundated’ with vehicles due to Bunn Leisure rule

    Brighton and Hove Independent: Lifeboat called to boat stuck underneath Brighton Palace Pier  

    Hastings Observer: Jack comes alive for May Day celebrations

    Sussex Express: Appeal after bottle-throwing incident