Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Live updates on Friday 2 June 2017

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

    Video content

    Video caption: Tapestry telling the history of Battle and its abbey is unveiled
  3. The lifeblood of the NHS

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    These volunteers work tirelessly to keep NHS blood supplies pumping.

    Video content

    Video caption: Sussex blood delivery volunteers receive honour
  4. 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."

  5. A sunny weekend ahead

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    This fantastic weather continues (mostly) throughout the weekend.

    Watch my latest forecast for more.

    Video content

    Video caption: Rachel Mackley looks ahead to this weekend's weather.
  6. Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

    Pile of newspapers

    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

  7. '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.

    Video content

    Video caption: Raising awareness of neurofibromatosis
  8. 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

    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.

  9. 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

    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
  10. 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.

    Video content

    Video caption: the weather with Elizabeth Rizzini
  11. 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
  12. 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

    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.

  13. 'Horrific...so 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.

    Video content

    Video caption: Anger at use of Beachy Head by base jumpers
  14. '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

    Video content

    Video caption: #PMfortheday: Teens on mental health, elections and youth
  15. #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.

    #SEVote

    Video content

    Video caption: #PMfortheday: Teens on education, the minimum wage and the homeless.
  16. Envelope update

    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