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By Kathryn Langley and Bob Dale

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Controlled explosion in Hove

A controlled explosion has been carried out after a suspicious package was found in a Hove street.

It was found outside the cadet centre in Marmion Road earlier this evening.

Nearby homes were evacuated and the area was cordoned off - but people have now been allowed to return to their homes.

Jonty Jenner

James Law

BBC Sport

Jersey and Sussex batsman Jonty Jenner is named a fielding substitute for England's first Test against South Africa at Lord's.

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'They've basically saved our daughter's life'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

How a community in Crawley rallied round to send a little girl to America for life-saving surgery.

BreakingBomb squad sent to with suspicious Hove package

A suspicious package has led to the closure of a Hove street.

It was found outside the cadet centre in Marmion Road.

A 100m cordon has been put in place and houses have been evacuated.

The bomb squad is en route.

GP surgery expansion plans unveiled

Ben Weisz

Political reporter, BBC Sussex

A GP Surgery in Brighton could expand if council plans go ahead.

Under proposals unveiled this afternoon, the city council would lease two of its buildings to the Ardingly Court surgery, and borrow £850,000 to help pay for them to be converted.

The remaining £813,000 of the moving costs would come from NHS England, and the NHS would repay the council over 20 years.

If it moved to the new site, the expanded surgery could take on an extra 3500 patients.

Recently, there's been a particular problem with GP places in Brighton, where 8 surgeries have announced their closure over the last two years.

The plans will be debated by councillors next Thursday.

'It's been mental torture'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Robert Trigg has been convicted of murdering two of his girlfriends, Caroline Devlin in 2006 and Susan Nicholson in 2011, both in Worthing.

Susan's parents say at the time they questioned how he could have accidentally killed their daughter in his sleep, as he claimed.

Clint McKay

Leicestershire seamer Clint McKay claims 4-59 as the Foxes take the upper hand against Sussex on day one at Arundel.

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Brollies at the ready

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

Tomorrow's going to be hot and muggy, with a warning in place for torrential rain.

Find out more in my latest forecast.

Robert Trigg

Robert Trigg had claimed Caroline Devlin in 2006 and Susan Nicholson in 2011 had both died in their sleep.

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These aren't just any football fans...

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

They're Brighton and Hove Albion fans.

From the anger of the Goldstone Ground to promotion to the Premier League, local photographer JJ Waller has captured it all.

His new book is out on Thursday.

D-Day veteran Alfred Barlow (right), 96, who lost his medals at a motorway service station, is presented with replacements by fellow blind veteran Alan Walker

A WW2 veteran, who lost his medals at a service station, receives replacements from another blind veteran.

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Southern strike: Dispute raised in Parliament again

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

As the dispute involving driver-only-operated trains on Southern Rail continues, Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd asked the Prime Minister why more isn't being done to resolve it.

She's done it!

It's history for Jo Konta, who reaches the Wimbledonundefined third round for the first time in her career.

She beat Donna Vekic 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 10-8.

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BreakingMan guilty of killing two ex-girlfriends five years apart

Robert Trigg
Eddie Mitchell

A man has been found guilty of killing two girlfriends five years apart.

Robert Trigg, 52, was convicted of the manslaughter of Caroline Devlin in 2006, and of the murder of Susan Nicholson in 2011.

Trigg, of Park Crescent, Worthing, West Sussex, had denied the charges at Lewes Crown Court.

HMS Shoreham sails into Shoreham

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

HMS Shoreham
Eddie Mitchell

The Royal Navy’s HMS Shoreham has sailed into its namesake port for a four-day stay.

The minehunter, the fifth ship to bear the name, last visited Shoreham in 2016 before undergoing a six-month refit after three years on operations in the Middle East.

Adur District Council, which awarded the ship the Freedom of Shoreham in 2011, will welcome it back at a reception for the captain and officers.

It’s an honour to welcome HMS Shoreham back to our town, and especially looking as good as new. We have an association going back more than 300 years, so HMS Shoreham is part of our history and we are extremely proud of her."

Joss LoaderVice-Chairman, Adur District Council

During its stay, HMS Shoreham will welcome invited guests on board for a reception, lunch and tours of the ship before leaving port on Sunday to return to operational duties.

The original HMS Shoreham was built in the town and launched in 1694.

The current 600 tonne ship, which has a glass fibre hull, was launched in 2001 and has a crew of 34.

We're walking on sunshine

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

It's going to be a glorious afternoon, but watch out for heavy thundery showers tomorrow.

Here's my forecast.

8,000 Lego bricks used to re-create Portman Road

A nine-year-old football fan has recreated the home of his favourite club in Lego.

Joe, who lives in Crawley, decided to build a tribute to Portman Road, home of Ipswich Town FC, using about 8,000 bricks.

Dad Phil Bryant's own love affair with the club started in the late '70s during the Bobby Robson era.

"Both my kids follow Ipswich now - I have ruined their lives," he said.

It took Joe about five hours, across a couple of days, to complete the model.

Police investigate after windows smashed at school

Police are investigating after 43 windows were smashed on the ground and first floors at a school in Sompting.

It happened at the rear of the Sir Robert Woodard Academy in Upper Boundstone Lane overnight.

The damage is expected to cost thousands of pounds to repair.

Police are asking anyone with information to email, report details here or call 101, quoting serial 219 of 05/07.

'Historic' human remains found in Brighton

Human remains believed to be evidence of a 200-year old Quaker burial site were found during renovation work being carried out at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange.

Brighton and Hove City Council said the excavations were being carried out "respectfully and sensitively" by Archaeology South East.

Human remains
Tony Rawson

Sussex local newspaper headlines

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The Argus: Father, 34, furious at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy's school uniform policy

Chichester Observer: Controlled explosion of ‘anti-tank mines’ in Westhampnett causing road closures

Hastings Observer: Cars are the stars at Pestalozzi transport show

Sussex Express: Lewes MP calls for end to overtime ban and strikes to ‘resolve’ Southern Rail dispute

Crawley Observer: Warning issued over buying a pet online

ICYMI: Eastbourne tennis star takes on mug challenge

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Eastbourne's Johanna Konta may be the British number one but how did she fair when she took on BBC Breakfast's "Game, Set, Mug" challenge?

Pop-up velodrome rolls into Worthing

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The Tour de France may have got under way this weekend but closer to home people of all ages have been trying out a different form of cycling.

The StreetVelodrome event returned to Beach House Grounds on Worthing seafront.

I went down to take a look.

Johanna Konta wins Wimbledon opener

Researchers say they could often predict the match winner from listening to grunts from the first serves.

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Meet Glynis the Shar Pei who needs a new home

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A dog that suffered the worst case of neglect RSPCA inspectors had ever seen is now looking for a new home in Sussex.

Wimbledon: Konta faces tough test in second round

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Johanna Konta with her coach

Eastbourne's Johanna Konta plays at Wimbledon today in the hope of reaching the third round for the first time.

She easily won her opening match in straight sets but to progress she'll have to beat Croatian Donna Vekic, who she lost against just seven weeks ago.

Read all the latest Wimbledon news here.

Can You Feel it in Glynde?

Legendary group The Jacksons played at the Love Supreme Festival in Glynde this weekend.

Jane Witherspoon went to meet them.

Stalking victims 'failed by police'

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Police car

Victims of stalking and harassment in Sussex are being failed by police and prosecutors who don't fully understand the crimes, a report has found.

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and the Crown Prosecution Service say failures mean criminals can go on offending and victims continue to suffer.

Sussex is one of six forces identified in the report. Read the BBC story here.

BBC South East Today headlines

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

  • Victims of stalking and harassment in Sussex are being failed by police and prosecutors who don't fully understand the crimes.
  • A rapist who targeted a teenage girl in Margate after a New Year's Eve party has been jailed for seven years.
  • A dog that suffered the worst case of neglect inspectors say they had ever seen is now looking for a new home in Sussex.

New hospital ward dedicated to elderly

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A new hospital ward has opened in Redhill for vulnerable elderly patients.

The day ward at East Surrey Hospital, which is run by Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust, is one of the first of its kind in England.

It's going to be another hot and sunny one today

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

But there's a weather warning for thundery showers as we head into tomorrow.

Here's my forecast.

Half-way to the weekend

We loved this shot from Rye by Kristie Heath, it's our #PhotoOfTheDay.

A small street
Kristie Heath

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