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  1. Updates on Monday 19 June 2017

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It's goodnight from us

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

That's it from us on what's been the hottest day of the year.

We'll be back for more sunshine tomorrow, plus all the local news, sport, travel and weather, from 06:00 BST, all the way through to 22:00 BST.

You can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email. And we'd love to see your heatwave photos.

Parents warned of grooming dangers

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Parents of secondary school pupils in Brighton and Hove receive letters warning of the risks of grooming and sexual exploitation.

Experts say those dangers are very real.

Rocking all over the South East

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

The scene of a famous Eurovision victory in Sussex, a shopping centre in Maidstone and Woking town centre - the region's musical legends and iconic venues were honoured on BBC Music Day.

ICYMI: Student says podcast is a 'safe space'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

University student Gillian Stringer, who produces her own podcasts, says it provides her with a safe space where she can speak freely.


'It's immoral not to offer them a vote'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote?

One South East MP wants to change the law so they will be able to at the next general election.

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.

Another scorcher on the way

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

Tuesday is going to be another hot one - here's my forecast.

Finsbury Park: Policing reviewed across South East after attack

Policing is being reviewed in Sussex following the attack in Finsbury Park.

The force says it's liaising with local Muslim groups and mosques, and will be targeting patrols to reassure communities.

The victims were from the Muslim community, observing Ramadan. It is important to acknowledge that an attack on any specific community or faith is an attack on everyone and we won't let terrorists win by dividing us. While details emerge about what happened through this Met Police-led investigation, security is being reviewed in both Surrey and Sussex Police in order for us to keep people safe.'

Deputy Chief Constable Bernie O'ReillySussex Police

Pensioner dies in collision

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

An elderly man's died after his car collided with a tractor near Chichester.

It happened on the A286 Main Road in Birdham, close to the junction with Crooked Lane, around 14:30 BST.

The man, who was in his 70s, was declared dead at the scene.

Diversions off the A27 are still in place and expected to remain for several hours.

Tennis: Shock defeat for Konta

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Croatia's Donna Vekic shocked British number one, Eastbourne's Johanna Konta, to win the Nottingham Open final.

The world number 70 recovered from a disappointing first set to win 2-6 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 in temperatures of 30C.

Konta, 26, looked on course for her first grass title on home soil, but struggled with Vekic's baseline hitting to lose the second set tie-break.

Full story here

Johanna Konta
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Warnings over child grooming

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Parents of secondary school pupils in Brighton and Hove have received letters warning them about the risks to their children of grooming and sexual exploitation.

The letters, from schools in the city, say there's rising concern about the problem, in particular children becoming vulnerable through the use of alcohol and drugs.

Codenamed Operation Rattle, it's a Brighton-wide initiative involving the police and the city council.

secondary school children

Severe accident: A286 West Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

A286 West Sussex both ways severe accident, between Church Lane and Crooked Lane.

A286 West Sussex - A286 Main Road in Birdham closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Church Lane junction and the Crooked Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

Should we lower the voting age to 16?

Hove MP Peter Kyle is tabling a bill in parliament to lower the voting age to 16. Do you think this is a good idea?

Let us know via Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

Peter Kyle

Man attacked in Bognor Regis

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a man outside Bognor Regis Rugby Club.

The incident happened at around 23:45 BST on 12 June.

The victim, a 22-year-old from Worthing, suffered a black eye, bloodied nose, bruising to his back and a cut leg.

Walking on sunshine

Kate Kinsella

BBC Weather

Could we be in for the hottest day of the year so far? Here's my latest forecast.

ABC protest

A commuter group is hoping for a judicial review into the government's handling of Southern rail.

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Brighton launches scheme to reduce 'For Sale' boards

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Estate and letting agents in Brighton and Hove are taking part in a pilot to voluntarily restrict residential sale and letting boards.

The council is launching a one year pilot scheme in the Coombe Road area of Brighton.

There has been a high proliferation of residential sales and letting boards in the area, which the council say creates an unsightly environment for residents.

For Sale boards

This morning's Sussex newspaper headlines

Pile of newspapers (generic)
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The Argus: Devoted son faces being homeless when mother dies

Hastings Observer: The South Downs Way is revealed as one of the UK’s favourite walks

Worthing Herald: Young dancer chosen for England team

Chichester Observer: Goodwood FoS to celebrate Bernie Ecclestone

'My concerns are being so high in a tower block'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

The Brighton family who say the Grenfell Tower disaster, and terrifying experience of their own, has made them afraid to stay in their home.

Police appeal for witnesses to fire at restaurant

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fire at a restaurant in Patcham, near Brighton.

The incident occurred at La Tana in Ladies Mile Road at about 00:30 BST on Saturday.

No one was present in the property at the time. However the occupants of the flat above the restaurant were evacuated as a precaution.

The incident was dealt with by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

It's set to be the hottest day of the year

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

It's been a stunning weekend and could get even hotter today. Here are some of the photos you've been sending us.

You can send us your images Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

Pett Level
Kristie Heath
Seal at Pett Level Kristie Heath
Blue the dog
John Lawson
Blue the dog in Seaford by John Lawson
Birling Gap
Karen Bonnett
Birling Gap at sunset by Karen Bonnett
Jumping for joy at Camber Sands
Roberta Curd
Jumping for joy at Camber Sands by Roberta Curd

When Jeremy met ABBA!

Here's the moment Jeremy Vine met Bjorn Again at the unveiling of a plaque to ABBA at the Brighton Dome last week.

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Big bus in Bognor

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

Our big bus tour of Sussex starts this week, and we're starting off in Bognor.

Join me live on BBC Sussex from 09:00 BST, or - if you're in the area - come and find me.

Grieving families angry at council

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.

Historic lido reopens

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

How's this for perfect timing? As temperatures soared over the weekend, Britain's only Grade-II listed lido reopened.

Volunteers raised millions of pounds to save the outdoor pool.

We went to visit it just before its grand opening.

You won't need to Squeeze in at this festival...

Squeeze were one of the biggest British bands of the 70s - featuring the very distinctive vocal of Chris Difford.

These days he lives in Sussex - and is still very much involved in the music scene.

Over the weekend Chris Difford has curated the music for the first ever festival at Groombridge Place, called Joy.

Here are some things you (probably) didn't know about Squeeze.

Feeling hot hot hot

Kate Kinsella

BBC Weather

It's been a sizzling weekend. And it could get even hotter today.

Happy Monday

We hope you had a lovely weekend - and enjoyed the warm, summery weather.

This stunning image of Steyning has been sent to us by Alan Robinson - it's our Sussex #photooftheday.

Alan Robinson

We'll be here with all your latest news, travel, sport and weather for Sussex until 22:00 BST.

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