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  1. Updates on Monday 24 July

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  1. And it's goodnight from us

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    And that brings the first day of this working week to a close.

    Thank you for joining us, we'll be back tomorrow morning at 06:00 BST, bringing you all the local news, weather, travel and sport through to 22:00 BST.

    If you think there's something we need to know, you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

  2. 'It was a real experience and one I'll never forget'

    A 20-year-old pilot from Horsham has become the youngest woman to fly with the US Air Force Thunderbird display team.

    Beth Moran started flying a year ago after deciding she wanted to do something positive following the Shoreham air disaster.

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    Video caption: Beth Moran from Sussex is the youngest woman to fly with the US Air Force Thunderbirds
  3. Tall teen off to shoot hoops in USA

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A 15-year-old from Hove has been given a scholarship to play basketball in America.

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    Video caption: Sussex teen gets basketball scholarship in USA
  4. Make the most of the sunshine

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter, BBC South East

    After tomorrow's sunshine there's a lot of rain on the way for the rest of the week.

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    Video caption: Weather Rachel 1830
  5. 'I had to try and do something'

    Mark Norman

    Health Correspondent, BBC South East

    A man from Haywards Heath is campaigning to force a social media site to remove material which promotes self harm and suicide.

    Richard Harrington attempted to take his own life five years ago.

    He says other people on Tumblr made him feel he didn't deserve to be alive.

    The social media site has not responded to a request from BBC South East for a comment.

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    Video caption: 'I had to try and do something'

    If you have been affected by this and would like advice or support - visit the BBC Action Line where you can find information on issues surrounding self harm.

  6. Pensioner cyclist badly injured

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A 79-year-old man's in hospital with chest and shoulder injuries, after being knocked off his bike near Midhurst.

    It happened about 13:30 BST on 22 July, on the A272 Petersfield Road, at its junction with Brambling Lane.

    Petersfield Road, Midhurst
    Image caption: Petersfield Road, Midhurst

    The accident also involved a blue Peugeot saloon.

    The cyclist's injuries are described as serious but not life-threatening.

  7. Cliff fall casualty saved in dramatic rescue

    A person's been rescued after slipping from a ledge on the cliffs at Peacehaven, East Sussex.

    Coastguard rescue workers

    Newhaven and Birling Gap coastguard, along with the coastguard helicopter from Lydd, were called to the incident at 21:15 BST yesterday.

    As rescue workers were setting up a rope the person slipped further and was left clinging on by the fingers.

    A specialist rope rescue technician had to make an emergency descent to fit a harness to the casualty and then both people were winched up to safety.

    Daniel Moon sent us this picture and video.

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    Video caption: Cliff fall casualty saved in dramatic rescue
  8. Missing: Have you seen Emerson?

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Police across Kent and East Sussex are looking for a teenager, who went missing from his home nearly a week ago.

    Emerson Brito, who's 16, was last seen at his home in Eastbourne on 19 July, when he went to bed around 23:00 BST.

    He left the house before anyone else the following morning.

    While he may still be in Eastbourne, it's thought he may have travelled to Tunbridge Wells.

    Emerson Brito
  9. New single-use syringe described as 'revolutionary'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A Sussex businessman has come up with a new way of delivering vaccines that could revolutionise healthcare across the world to such an extent, it's even got Bill Gates and Unicef interested.

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    Video caption: New single-use syringe described a 'revolutionary'
  10. Teenager fights for life after van collision

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A 15-year-old girl from Spain has been critically injured after being hit by a truck in Shoreham.

    It happened on the A259 between the Saltings roundabout and Shoreham High Street, around 13:20 BST on 21 July, and involved a black Mercedes HGV, being driven by a 55-year-old man from Portsmouth.

    The Saltings Roundabout

    The teenager, who's in Sussex as a language student, has been taken to St George's Hospital in London with multiple injuries.

    Her family have travelled from Spain to be with her.

  11. Meet Jane Austen superfan Zack

    The self-taught period tailor enjoys wearing Regency clothes and doesn’t own a pair of jeans, preferring to fashion his clothes on Regency styles.

    Zack Pinsent is inspired by author Jane Austen and stars alongside a host of other dedicated 'Janeites' in a special documentary to mark the 200th anniversary of her death on Tuesday.

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    Video caption: Jane Austen superfan Zack dresses in authentic Regency clothes
  12. Summer's taking a holiday this week

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    After this morning's gloomy start it looks like tomorrow's going to be the best day of the week.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Georgina Burnett
  13. Full steam ahead for outstanding collection

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Take a look at this extraordinary collection of railway memorabilia at the end of a Hastings garden.

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    Video caption: An extraordinary collection of railway memorabilia at the end of a garden
  14. Bexhill claims world record for largest Charleston dance

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Bexhill is hoping to take the Guinness Book of Records world record for the most number of people dancing the Charleston for five minutes.

    1,086 people took part at the town's annual Roaring 20s event on the lawns at the De La Warr Pavilion.

    The previous record was set in October 2015 in London with 975 dancers.

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    Video caption: Bexhill claims world record for largest Charleston dance
  15. Reading bedtime stories while on duty

    A new app helps connect armed forces families by giving parents a chance to read stories while away from home.

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    Video caption: Reading bedtime stories while on duty
  16. Anna Allatt

    BBC News, East Midlands

    Children by cruise ship

    Anna Allatt

    BBC News, East Midlands

    Traditionally seen as the domain of the over 60s, cruise companies are seeing increasingly different groups of passengers on board.

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  17. Thinking of buying a dog? Be careful who you get it from

    Calls to the RSPCA complaining about unscrupulous puppy sales have risen in the South East.

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    Video caption: Complaints about puppy dealers in the South East are rising
  18. Brighton's pride in revamped shelter

    One of Brighton's art deco bus shelters has been transformed for the city's Pride.

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    Video caption: One of Brighton's art deco bus shelters has been transformed for the city's Pride.