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Good night from the BBC Live team

That's it from us for another week, we'll be back on Monday at 06:00 BST with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

Have a lovely weekend!

Following the threads of history

The world's most famous piece of needlework now has a 21st Century companion, and they both tell the history of Sussex.

Luke Wells

Luke Wells hits an unbeaten 139 as Sussex reach 339-3 at the close on day one against Worcestershire at Hove.

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The lifeblood of the NHS

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

These volunteers work tirelessly to keep NHS blood supplies pumping.

Demetia care home in special measures

Hamish Mureddu-Reid

BBC News Online, South East

A care home in Hove has been put in special measures after concerns were raised by relatives about the way it was being run.

Bon Accord care home, Hove

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated the Bon Accord home which cares for those with dementia as "inadequate" saying there were "systematic failings, poor leadership and management and ineffective governance".

Inspectors found residents were at risk of social isolation, their safety was not adequately monitored and highlighted widespread concerns over their access to prescription medicines.

"One person, whose room was on the upper floor of the home, and who had no access to a call bell, was continually crying and calling for help and was showing signs of apparent anxiety," the CQC reported.

The home has apologised saying: "The wellbeing of people entrusted to our care is our priority and we are sorry that Bon Accord fell below the standards that we expect.

"The CQC has been back into the home and has recognised that we have been making improvements."

A sunny weekend ahead

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

This fantastic weather continues (mostly) throughout the weekend.

Watch my latest forecast for more.

Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

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The Argus: Shocking rise in the number of food banks

Eastbourne Herald: Starling rescued from pub with ice cream spoon

Sussex Express: Police investigate damage at Lewes church

Chichester Observer: Witchcraft and road rage found in 400-year-old court records

Worthing Herald: Worthing man qualifies for board game grand final

Hastings Observer: Man runs seven marathons raising £20,000 for ‘inspirational’ charity

'It's not a real understanding of how it affects people'

Mark Norman

Health Correspondent, BBC South East

It can cause cancer, blindness and disfigurement, and affects one in 3,000 children. But one young woman contacted us directly, to ask why so few people have heard of Neurofibromatosis.

Missing: Have you seen Jennifer?

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Police say they're concerned for a young woman who's disappeared from her home in Crawley, two days after being involved in a disturbance.

Officers were initially called to Jennifer Findlay's address in Southgate Drive on 25 May, but the matter was dropped when she didn't want to pursue it further.

Jennifer Findlay
Sussex Police

They visited again on 30 May after she was reported missing, and forced their way in when there was no response, but found her gone.

It's thought Jennifer, who's 31, may have travelled to the Brighton area.

Southern to run no trains without second crew member

Jack Fiehn

Political reporter

For the next two weeks no Southern trains, aside from the Brighton mainline, will run in Sussex if a second member of staff isn't available.

The operator has spent the last year in a dispute with the RMT and Aslef unions over the introduction driver-only operated trains, with the unions seeking a guarantee of a second member of staff on board at all times.

Southern trains
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Yesterday the drivers' union Aslef suspended its overtime ban for a fortnight.

Today the BBC has learned Southern has agreed that, during this time, no trains will run without a second member of staff present, except on mainline and metro services.

Southern trains
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Is summer here for good?

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Look East weather

It's staying sunny for most of us, but don't risk leaving the umbrella at home.

Here's my forecast.

Morehall Academy Primary School, Folkestone

An academy chain that operates nine primary schools in Sussex and Kent is handing over the responsibility of running them.

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Missing: Have you seen Brian?

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Police are searching for a pensioner who's went missing from his home in Chichester earlier this week.

Brian Simpson, who's 65 and uses a mobility scooter, hasn't been seen since 18:00 BST on Bank Holiday Monday.

He was wearing a striped polo shirt, grey tracksuit bottoms and canvas shoes.

Brian Simpson
Sussex Police

Latest: Sussex v Worcestershire

Adrian Harms

Sports reporter, BBC Sussex

Sussex are in action against Worcestershire at Hove in the County Championship.

Chris Nash on his way back to the pavilion
BBC Sport

Having taken over the captain's role following Luke Wright's resignation yesterday, Chris Nash has been caught at mid-wicket for 22.

You can follow the game live here.

' insensitive'

Briohny Williams

Reporter, BBC South East Today

Harmless thrill-seeking or disrespectful?

There's anger at the use of a notorious suicide spot for extreme sports.

'If I were prime minister for the day'

We asked teenagers what they would do if they were in charge of the country as part of a series called #PMfortheday

#PMfortheday: Teens on education, wages and the homeless

We asked teenagers from across the South East what they would do if they were in charge of the country.

It's part of our #PMfortheday series leading up to the general election.


Severe disruption: A272 East Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

A272 East Sussex both ways severe disruption, between Howbourne Lane and Five Chimneys Lane.

A272 East Sussex - A272 in Hadlow Down closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Howbourne Lane junction and the Five Chimneys Lane junction, because of emergency repairs.

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

'Nobody is representing young people'

A University of Sussex student says she feels young people aren't being represented in Parliament.

We've been speaking to first-time, undecided voters as part of our #MyFirstVote series.


#MyFirstVote: 'I regret I didn't register'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Faye Ashworth from Hastings is disappointed she won't be able to have a say on 8 June.

The 20-year-old has been speaking to BBC South East as part of the #MyFirstVote series.

‘We might get our voices heard’

Student Courtney Private wants young people to make sure they cast their ballot on 8 June.

We've been speaking to first-time, undecided voters as part of our #MyFirstVote series.


BreakingMan charged with murder in Lancing

A 44-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of Alan Creasey who was attacked at his home in Lancing on Monday.

Duncan Hearsey, unemployed, of Greenacres in Shoreham, has been charged with murder following his arrest early on Tuesday morning.

Man charged with murder in Lancing
Eddie Mitchell

Officers were called to the victims home in Ingleside Crescent on Monday after reports of a disturbance. Mr Creasey had suffered a minor injury to his arm, but was otherwise unharmed.

Police returned an hour later and discovered the 52-year-old had suffered a serious head injury. He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton but died from his injuries in hospital the next morning.

Mr Hearsley has been remanded into custody to appear at Crawley Magistrates Court this morning.

CCTV shows violent East Sussex robbery

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

These dramatic images have been released by Sussex Police as they investigate a violent robbery at a service station in East Sussex.

It happened at the Esso garage in Mayfield Road, Cross In Hand, in the early hours of Saturday 25 March.

Sussex health charity receives Queen's Award

Lynda Hardy

Reporter, BBC South East Today

A Sussex health charity has received the The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service - the highest honour that can be given to a voluntary group.

Serv Sussex transports blood for NHS hospitals across Sussex for free. Every night a team of motorbike riders collect blood from a meeting point on the A23 and deliver it to the county's hospitals. They operate on their own bikes, every day of the year.

BBC South East Today breakfast bulletin

Lynda Hardy

Reporter, BBC South East Today

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Here are the headlines from BBC South East Today's breakfast bulletin:

  • A survey has identified the Medway Maritime as the worst hospital in the country for patient experience.
  • The parent company of Southern Rail has welcomed the announcement that drivers will be postponing their planned overtime ban.
  • Farmers in the South East are being urged to look out for signs of a deadly virus in their livestock after it was detected in a previously disease-free area of northern France - less than 150 km from the south coast of England.

Bright start with thundery showers this afternoon

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC weather

After a bright and warm start, it'll cloud over and a few showers are possible in the afternoon, which could be heavy and thundery in the north.

Commuters' misery turned into musical

Lizzie Massey

BBC Live reporter

A musical has been written, using the experiences of commuters' misery over more than a year of strikes on Southern rail.

Southern Fail: The Musical will premiere at this weekend's Brighton Fringe Festival.

The weekend's almost here

This stunning Hastings landscape was sent in by Jak O'Dowd, it's our #PhotoOfTheDay.

Hastings landscape
Jak O'Dowd

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