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Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Thanks for joining us.

We'll be back tomorrow morning from 06:00 BST with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

#ICYMI: YouTuber's 'obsession' with social media

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Prolific YouTuber Bogdan says he has a "little bit of an obsession" with social media on his mobile phone. #thisisme

Blind student invents app to help people access science

Illness robbed Daniel Hajas of his sight aged 16.

Now he and colleagues at the University of Sussex have come up with a new invention which could open up the doors of academia for blind people across the globe.

Rain in the morning

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

Tuesday will begin with a few scattered showers.

ICYMI: 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.

Calls for register of buildings containing asbestos

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

A widow from Uckfield is calling for a national register for buildings that contain asbestos following the death of her husband.

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.

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#ICYMI:'You could call it possibly a little bit obsessive'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

22-year-old Nathan Higham from Chatham tells us why he's "a little bit obsessed" with gaming.


Ex Brighton Striker Elvis Manu

Brighton & Hove Albion striker Elvis Manu joins Turkish Super League side Genclerbirligi SK on a free transfer.

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Police hunt attacker with 'bulging eyes'

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A woman's been attacked and robbed in Bexhill.

The 19-year-old victim was walking along London Road when she was approached by a man who demanded she give him her handbag.

When she refused he hit her twice before snatching it and running off down Terminus Road.

Police say it happened at about 01:20 BST on Friday 7 July.

The man is described as slim, about 5ft 7in and dirty-looking with bulging eyes and a dark beard.

Concern for missing man

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Police in Crawley say they're worried about Olaitan Roberts who's gone missing.

Olaitan Roberts
Sussex Police

The 20-year-old was last seen near Langley Green Hospital in Martyrs Avenue at about 17:30 BST yesterday.

Officers say his mental health has recently deteriorated. He has links to Worthing, Lancing and Croydon.

Severe accident: A3 Hampshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

A3 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, between Longmoor Road and B2171 London Road Liphook.

A3 Hampshire - A3 in Liphook blocked and stationary traffic eastbound between Griggs Green turn off and Liphook, because of a multi-vehicle accident.

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

BreakingShe's into the last eight

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Eastbourne's Johanna Konta is through to the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

She beat Caroline Garcia, the French number 21 seed 7-6, 4-6, 6-4.

Johanna Konta
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There's rain on the way

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

The temperatures are set to tumble too. Here's my latest forecast.

'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.

Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

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The Argus: Father's kiss of life saves his baby son’s life

Eastbourne Herald: New speed limit and safety measures for sea off Eastbourne

Chichester Observer: Charity music festival signs ‘stolen’

Brighton and Hove News: Police hunt driver who failed to stop after five-car crash in Brighton

Hastings Observer: Two colleges reveal plans to merge

Mid Sussex Times: Sussex musician strikes gold at El Dorado festival

'There was no care, no care at all'

The mother of Sabrina Walsh, a vulnerable young woman who killed herself while in NHS care at the Woodlands Centre in St Leonards, says her daughter would be alive today if she'd been given one-on-one observation.

The Sussex Partnership NHS Trust have admitted a lot more could have, and should have been done - and have launched an urgent review.

Ajmal Shahzad

Sussex part company with former England fast bowler Ajmal Shahzad by mutual agreement with immediate effect.

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Calls for register of buildings containing asbestos

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

A widow from Uckfield is calling for a national register for buildings that contain asbestos following the death of her husband.

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.

ICYMI: Meet Glynis the Shar Pei who needs a new home

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

No lifeguards on half of bathing beaches

Just over half of bathing spots along England's coast have no lifeguards on duty over the summer.

A BBC analysis suggests 195 out of 402 official bathing waters are patrolled between July and September.

The National Water Safety Forum said it was "impractical" for every beach to be covered.

The absence of lifeguards was raised as a concern after the deaths of seven men at Camber Sands in 2016 but an inquest concluded they may have drowned anyway.

More on this story here.

Lifeguard position
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If you're a carer are you getting enough help?

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

That's what I'm discussing on my phone-in this morning.

Join me on BBC Sussex from 09:00 BST.

The mane attraction?

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A herd of decorated life-size horses are appearing across Kent and West Sussex to raise money for Hospice in the Weald.

They've been designed and painted by artists, schoolchildren and community groups and will be on display over the summer and auctioned off in October.

Here's where you can see them...

Strike won't affect timetable, says Southern

Southern says the latest strike by conductors won't have any impact on the already disrupted timetable.

Conductors walked off the job at midnight.

Southern train

The dispute over their changing role is now into its sixteenth month.

Train drivers already have a ban on overtime in place, with the company running a reduced timetable as a result.

The RMT say Southern need to face up to their responsibilities -- but Southern say they remain willing to negotiate.

Recently reopened pool vandalised

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Saltdean Lido, which recently reopened after a seven-year restoration project, has been vandalised.

The Grade II*-listed outdoor pool was broken into last night and flint stones were used to smash toughened glass.

The lido, which was built in 1938, only reopened last month after £3m of community funding was raised for its refurbishment.

Vandalism at Saltdean lido
Saltdean Lido

Sussex Police arrested three teenagers - two boys aged 16 and 15 were detained on suspicion of committing criminal damage and are currently in custody.

Colin Ingram

Colin Ingram hits Glamorgan's fastest T20 century to give them an 18-run victory over Sussex, despite Luke Wright's ton in reply.

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Will the summer weather continue?

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

Of course not!

There are warnings of heavy showers today, and temperatures will be down considerably for the rest of the week.

Welcome to a new week

A gorgeous shot for today's #PhotoOfTheDay: This picture of Herstmonceux Castle was taken by Angie Parsons

Herstmonceux Castle
Angie Parsons

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