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 page updates for the day have now ended
  2. Updates on Friday 16 June 2017

Live Reporting

By Bob Dale and Stuart Maisner

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. ICYMI: Sussex man prepared for jail over election comments

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A Sussex entrepreneur says he's prepared to go to jail for offering to buy young people who voted a particular way in the General Election a drink.

    Video content

    Video caption: Sussex man prepared for jail over election comments
  2. Biker killed in crash

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A motorcyclist's been killed in a three-vehicle collision in East Grinstead.

    It happened on the A22 Beeching Way at 17:50 BST on 15 June.

    The man who died, a 24-year-old from Croydon, was riding a blue Suzuki.

    A black Renault Clio and a green Toyota Yaris were also involved.

  3. Historic lido set to reopen

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Volunteers have raised millions of pounds to save one of the UK's last surviving outdoor pools.

    Video content

    Video caption: Saltdean Lido reopens thanks to community funding
  4. Brighton celebrates Jo Cox's life

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Brighton will be honouring the late MP Jo Cox tomorrow, with the city's inaugural Refugee Week event dedicated to her memory.

    Blakers Park will be the scene of a Great Get Together, with stalls selling tea and cakes, and delicacies on offer from Brighton's Syrian community.

    Jo Cox, murdered MP
    Image caption: Jo Cox

    The Kemptown Gallery will also be holding a series of exhibitions on a refugee theme, with a talk tomorrow evening by Sudanese poet and songwriter Bashir Al Gamar.

    He's lived in Brighton since fleeing his homeland in 1993, following his imprisonment for writing a poem.

    Bashar Al Gamar
    Image caption: Bashar Al Gamar
  5. Seagulls sign international shot-stopper

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Brighton and Hove Albion have signed Australian international goalkeeper Mathew Ryan.

    The 25-year-old joins from Spanish side Valencia, but had a loan spell at Belgian side KRC Genk towards the end of last season, where he kept 11 clean sheets in 24 appearances.

    Mathew Ryan

    He'll arrive next month, after taking part in the Confederations Cup.

    He won the Belgian cup during a spell with Club Bruges, and was chosen as Belgian pro league Goalkeeper of the Year in 2014 and 2015.

    Mathew Ryan

    Ryan's joined on a five-year deal for a club record transfer fee, and played all three matches for Australia in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

    His arrival follows the departure of David Stockdale to Birmingham, announced this week.

    Mathew Ryan
    Quote Message: For somebody of Mathew's age, he has very good experience, having played in the top divisions in Australia, Belgium and Spain. He has also competed in European competition and made a number of appearances at international level.' from Chris Hughton Manager, Brighton and Hove Albion
    Chris HughtonManager, Brighton and Hove Albion
  6. Appeal for witnesses after boy attacked in Rye

    Police are seeking information after a young boy was attacked in a Rye play park.

    At about 17:00 BST on 29 May, the 12-year-old boy was at the play park on Tilling Green when he was punched and stamped on by another boy, sustaining scrapes and bruises to his head, arms, left leg and mouth.

    The suspect is described as white, aged about 13, of medium build with dark brown hair.

    He was wearing a black shirt and black jogging bottoms.

  7. ICYMI: Rugby player rebuilds himself after car crash

    He suffered horrific injuries after a car crash in New Zealand.

    Now, one year later, Joe Sandford works four days a week, and is able to drive again.

    He's planning a fundraising event at Heathfield Rugby Club for the head injury charity Headway.

    Video content

    Video caption: Rugby player suffered brain damage after crash
  8. It's a barbecue weekend

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    You'll be needing the sunscreen for the next couple of days, as summer really gets started.

    Here's my forecast.

    Video content

    Video caption: the weather with Georgina Burnett
  9. Rikki Clarke has rejoined his first county Surrey, from Warwickshire

    With the 2017 county season here, keep up to date with the latest signings, departures and rumours ahead of next season.

    Read more
    next
  10. #ICYMI: Born on the A21

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A mother has given birth in her car after her husband got lost on the way to hospital.

    Video content

    Video caption: Baby born in car after parents got lost
  11. Fatal collision in Fairlight

    Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision involving a cyclist and car in Fairlight.

    The incident happened on Battery Hill shortly before 07:00 BST yesterday.

    Officers and paramedics attended to find the cyclist, a man aged in his 50s from Bexhill.

    He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

    The car, a white Vauxhall Agila hatchback, was driven by an 88-year-old Hastings woman, who was uninjured.

  12. Moyet mistaken for a Brighton 'bag lady'

    The singer Alison Moyet, who enjoyed several hits in the 1980s with the likes of Is This Love?, says she's been offered food by strangers because she looks like a "bag lady".

    Moyet mistaken for a Brighton 'bag lady'

    Moyet, who is currently studying sculpture, told The Graham Norton Show that nobody spots her when she travels from her home in Brighton to college in London.

    Quote Message: I get the late train (back) and no-one recognises me - I look a sight and am as rough as you like. I actually think people avoid me because I look like a bag lady!"
    Quote Message: I was on the train the other night and managed to get a seat - there were two businessmen opposite me and a smart young lady next to me and I was crammed in with all my bags and covered in plaster and clay and as she was leaving she pushed over her leftovers and said, 'Would you like my food?"' from Alison Moyet Singer
    Alison MoyetSinger
  13. Motorcyclist killed in three-vehicle collision

    A 24-year-old man from Croydon has been killed after his motorcycle collided with two cars on the A22 Beeching Way, East Grinstead.

    The collison happened yesterday at 17:50 BST on the A22 Beeching Way, East Grinstead.

    The occupants of the other vehicles – a black Renault Clio and a green Toyota Yaris – were uninjured.

  14. British Airways technology chaos will cost £80m

    The IT meltdown that grounded thousands of British Airways passengers at Gatwick and Heathrow will cost the airline at least £80m, it has emerged.

    Willie Walsh, chief executive of BA owner International Airlines Group, told investors its initial assessment of the gross cost "is in the order of £80m"

    Full story here.

    Arrivals sign (generic)
  15. Need a lift to the station?

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A new station for the Volks Railway in Brighton has been delivered.

    A crane was used to put the building in place, on Madeira Drive near the Sea Life Centre.

    Volks railway station being craned into place

    It'll become the Aquarium station and will also house a new visitor centre.

    It's part of a £1.65m programme, paid for by the Heritage Lottery fund, which also includes restoring three original carriages.

  16. Families left angry after council's orders

    Briohny Williams

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    Families whose loved ones are buried in a cemetery in West Sussex say their local council is "heartless, cold and callous" for sending letters giving them 21 days to remove photos and mementos from gravesides.

    Video content

    Video caption: Families given 21 days to remove mementos from graves