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  2. Updates on Monday 21 August 2017

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James Tilley

Substitute James Tilley scores his first senior goal as a much-changed Brighton ride their luck to edge past League Two Barnet.

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It's goodnight from us

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Thanks for joining the team today - we'll be back from 06:00 BST with all your news, sport, travel and weather.

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Harry Kewell

Harry Kewell vows to turn things around at Crawley after losing his first four games in charge of the League Two side.

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Appeal after stabbing in Chichester

Police are appealing for witnesses to a stabbing in Chichester.

Officers were called to a disturbance in Swanfield Drive at around 03:10 BST where a 27-year-old man had been stabbed.

He was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital to be treated. His injuries are serious but not life threatening.

Police believe the suspects, three men known to the victim, left the scene in a small silver car.

Things can only get better

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter, BBC South East

Is our summer coming back?

Here's my latest forecast.

From teenage party to award-winning festival

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

It started as a teenage house party. Now LeeFest is one of the South East's biggest music festivals.

Part-time soldiers put new skills into action

Amanda Akass

Reporter, BBC South East Today

Part-time soldiers from Kent, Sussex and Surrey have spent two weeks training alongside the US military in Michigan

The reserve battalion of the Princess of Wales's Royal regiment have been taking part in an exercise designed to get NATO forces practicing working alongside each other.

Have you seen 15-year-old Lilly-Rose?

Police are concerned for missing teenager Lilly-Rose Jay from Chichester who has been missing since Saturday.

Lilly, 15, went missing from a relative's home and it is believed she may still be in the area or has travelled to London.

She is described as white, 5ft 2in, thin build, with shoulder length straight light brown hair and blue eyes.

Police say it is possible that Lilly may be with Charley Tilbury, 15 from Chichester, who has been missing since last Wednesday.

Lilly-Rose Jay
Sussex Police

Would you send your kids to school on this bus?

A school minibus has been filmed ignoring warning lights at a West Sussex level crossing.

New cameras at the crossing near Yapton have caught 150 drivers jumping the red lights in two months.

Football fan charged over homophobic abuse

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

One of two men arrested at Leicester City's clash against Brighton has been charged with chanting indecently under Section 3 of the Football Offences Act.

A 44-year-old Leicester man is accused of making homophobic comments during the match at the King Power Stadium.

A second man, who was arrested on suspicion of making homophobic comments, has been given a conditional caution.

King Power Stadium
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In total, Leicestershire Police said three people were removed from the ground for "disorderly behaviour". Two were Brighton fans and one was a Leicester City fan.

Their details are being passed on to their clubs for them to consider their attendance at future matches, the force added.

Huge rise in dog attacks in the South East

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Figures obtained by the BBC show an increase of more than 60% in the past three years.

What's this afternoon's weather going to bring?

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Let's take a look with my lunch-time forecast.

Man charged after homophobic chants at Albion match

A man who was arrested after homophobic comments were made at the Leicester City against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday has been charged.

The 44-year-old man from Leicester has been charged with chanting indecently under Section 3 of the Football Offences Act.

He is due appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 14 September.

A second man, aged 21, who was arrested on suspicion of making obscene gestures was given a conditional caution.

Police appeal after takeaway attempted robbery

Police are looking for witnesses after an attempted robbery at a takeaway in Worthing.

At 22:30 BST on Thursday 10 August, a man went into Uncle Sam's, in Broadwater Road, Worthing, and threatened a member of staff with a knife and demanded money.

But the staff member shouted for help and the man made off without taking anything. No one was injured.

The suspect is described as white, in his late thirties, about 6ft tall with black greasy hair. He was wearing scruffy well worn clothes and had a scarf covering his lower face.

Anyone with information should contact Sussex Police online or call 101, quoting serial 1550 of 10/08.

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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Appeal for witnesses after two men killed in crash near Uckfield

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Police are appealing for witnesses after two men died after their BMW car crashed into a tree at Coopers Green, Uckfield, on Saturday night (19 August).

The driver, aged 33 and from Lewes, and his passenger were both pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on the Coopers Green Road just before 23:00 BST.

The two men have not been formally identified.

Tragically this collision has resulted in the loss of two lives. We are trying to establish the circumstances of how the car came to leave the road and would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision. "

Sergeant Richard HornseySussex Police

Anyone with information is asked to email or call 101 quoting Operation Annescroft.

'Catherine's so kind, it breaks my heart'

An Eastbourne hotelier got to know a homeless man sleeping outside her hotel, and now she's helping him make a fresh start.

'Respect the water' this August

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The RNLI is urging people to "respect the water" this summer as part of a drowning prevention campaign.

The charity says more people die in UK waters in August than any other month.

Bognor man found safe and well

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A man who went missing from a care home in Bognor yesterday has been found.

Police say 51-year-old Stephen Sharrod was located in the town just after 08:30 BST.

Teenager with water allergy launches YouTube channel

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A teenager from St Leonards who suffers from a rare allergy to water has started her own YouTube channel to raise awareness of the condition.

Football fans arrested over homophobic abuse

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

For the first time ever, Leicester City played Brighton and Hove Albion at the King Power stadium on Saturday in the Premier League.

General view inside the stadium
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But for some fans, the game was marred by reports of homophobic chanting by a small number of Leicester City fans.

In the last 20 or so minutes the chanting started towards the Brighton fans and then after that it got a bit more nasty with a few isolated shouts, which were a bit more malicious. It made me very shaken, I felt a bit unsafe and very unwelcome in a place I've been going to since I was eight years old.

Chris WhitingLeicester City fan
King Power Stadium
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Police confirmed two Leicester fans were arrested on suspicion of homophobic abuse.

Graham Smith is the chair of Foxes Pride and said the club is being "proactive" when it comes to stopping abusive LGBT language, but believes they could do more.

He has suggested the club warn fans before the match that they could be thrown out and arrested if they use homophobic language.

A Leicester City spokesman said: "While disappointed that such abuse took place during Saturday's match, we are satisfied that our stewards reacted swiftly and appropriately, which led to the responsible minority being ejected from the stadium and reported to the police."

Brighton sign Colombian winger in club record deal

Jose Izquierdo
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The Seagulls have broken their transfer record for the third time this summer by signing Colombian international Jose Izquierdo from Club Brugge.

The Premier League newcomers announced the reported £13.5m deal for the winger last week but he had to apply for work permit clearance in order to secure a UK work visa.

Izquierdo has now signed a contract until June 2021 and could make his debut against Barnet on Tuesday in the League Cup.

Have you experienced racism?

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

This morning on BBC Sussex we're hearing the story of a woman from West Sussex who was racially abused because she's mixed race.

Have you been the victim of racism?

Join our conversation on Twitter or by calling 03459 570057. I'm on air from 09:00 BST.

Today's newspaper headlines

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The Argus: Mother killed and daughter seriously injured in taxi crash on holiday

Crawley Observer: Firefighters tackle Crawley restaurant fire

Hastings Observer: Thieves wash stolen car during Sussex crime spree

Brighton and Hove News: People travelled from Brighton and beyond to see Airbourne

Eastbourne Herald: Crowds enjoy Airbourne 2017

Worthing Herald: New Beefeater Gary’s ‘dream come true’

Chichester Observer: Cream tea raises funds for charity

Mid Sussex Times: Thousands prepare for London to Brighton cycle ride

Sniffer dogs on the scent of illegal tobacco

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Sniffer dogs will be working the streets of East Sussex this week, helping trading standards officers tackle the problem of illegal tobacco.

Officers say there's evidence the trade is linked to organised crime and it makes it easier for children to start smoking.

Police sniffer dog

East Sussex County Council's Trading Standards team will be at several locations with their specially-trained tobacco detection dogs, Scamp, Phoebe and Yoyo:

  • Monday 21 August: Hastings Town Centre, Robertson Street (by Debenhams)
  • Tuesday 22 August: Asda Superstore, St Leonards
  • Wednesday 23 August: Eastbourne Town Centre, Terminus Road
  • Thursday 24 August: Tesco Extra, Eastbourne

They're asking the public to share what they know about illegal tobacco and where it's being sold.

The availability of illegal tobacco undermines all our efforts to address the health harms of smoking, because cheap tobacco sold at pocket money prices makes it harder for people to give up smoking, and easier for children to start smoking. We need the help of our communities to tackle this major threat to health."

Anita CounsellHead of Health Improvement, East Sussex County Council

Sussex Police: Warnings over crystal meth

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Police are warning of a surge in crystal meth being found on the streets of Brighton and Hove.

Officers say the drug is much more widely available than usual.

Today's Argus front page

Have you seen missing Stephen?

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Police say they're really concerned for Stephen Sharrod who's gone missing from a care home in Bognor Regis.

The 51-year-old has a brain injury and suffers with short-term memory loss.

He was last seen at 07:00 BST yesterday.

Stephen Sharrod
Sussex Police

Officers believe he's probably on foot and may be very confused. He has no phone and only a small amount of money on him.

It's believed he may still be in the Bognor area but enjoys visiting Chichester.

He also has connections in Newhaven and Brighton.

Chi Race Week gets underway

One of the biggest local yachting regattas in the UK gets underway at Chichester Harbour today.

Chi Race Week will see hundreds of sailors from around Britain take to the water.

They're hoping to break last year's record of 401 dinghies.

Principal race officer, Robert Macdonald, will be speaking live on the BBC Sussex Breakfast Show with Neil Pringle - you can listen here.

A cloudy and humid day

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

And we're in for some drizzle too.

Here's my latest forecast.

Happy Monday

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Welcome to the start of a new week. Hopefully it'll get a bit brighter as it's wet out there this morning.

To kick the week off we wanted to bring you this great picture taken in Crawley Down by Gary Parratt. It's our Sussex #PhotoOfTheDay.

Crawley Down
Gary Parratt

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