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By Bob Dale and Kathryn Langley

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  1. Good night from the BBC Live team

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Thanks for joining us - we're done for the night but we'll be back at 06:00 BST tomorrow with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Reward in connection Brighton restaurant stabbing

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A £500 reward's being offered in the search for a Brighton teenager being sought by police over a restaurant stabbing.

    Officers want to interview Jordan Ash after an 18-year-old man was knifed in the stomach at KFC in London Road.

    The victim is currently in a stable condition in hospital in London.

    Jordan Ash, 18, also has links to the Horsham area.

    Police are asking anyone who knows where he is to call 999.

  3. Don't put the brolly away just yet

    Nina Ridge

    BBC Weather

    It's looking nicer over the next few days, but the drizzle hasn't gone away entirely.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Nina Ridge has the latest forecast for the south east
  4. Mystery over Seaford beach death

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A man who died on the beach at Seaford on Tuesday afternoon still hasn't been identified.

    The victim, who's thought to be in his 70s, was found unconscious at the water's edge a few hundred yards from Seaford Sailing Club.

    The man was given CPR but paramedics couldn't save him.

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    Video caption: The air ambulance landed on the beach at Seaford

    The man is described as 6ft, slim, balding with grey hair, and wearing red swimming shorts.

    His clothing found nearby consisted of a red, white and blue striped short-sleeved shirt, a pink/purple v-neck jumper, beige trousers and black leather shoes.

    There was no wallet and the only personal items found were a Yale door key and a Volvo car key.

    A post mortem examination is due to be held tomorrow.

    Quote Message: Despite widespread local enquiries we have so far not been been able to trace the address or the car which are related to the two keys. From the circumstances it seems possible that he is local to East Sussex or nearby, had gone for a swim that afternoon, and somehow got into difficulties.
    Quote Message: "Perhaps he lives on his own, but we are optimistic that someone will recognise his description and get in touch with us." from David Tye Coroner's Officer
    David TyeCoroner's Officer
  5. Missing teen safe and well

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Missing teenager Hollie Gunn has been found.

    The 14-year-old from Shoreham hadn't been seen since Monday but police say she's been located safe and well.

  6. Brighton chosen to get HIV drug from next month

    Ben Weisz

    Political reporter, BBC Sussex

    Blue pill

    Brighton has been chosen as one of five cities to run a £10m trial to provide a daily pill which helps protect against HIV infection.

    It's expected the course of medicine, known as Prep (pre-exposure prophylaxis), will be given to an estimated 10,000 people over three years.

    People in Brighton will be given the tablet from September with full implementation expected across England by April next year.

    The NHS had previously fought against paying for Prep and even took the issue to court but they lost their case.

  7. Cyclist hurt in East Sussex collision

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A cyclist was seriously hurt during an accident involving a car in Pevensey, East Sussex.

    It happened on the A259 near Pevensey Roundabout at about 19:40 BST on Monday.

    The 55-year-old from Bexhill was taken to the Conquest Hospital in Hastings and later released.

    A 50-year-old man from Eastbourne, who was driving a grey VW Passat, wasn't injured.

    Police are asking any witnesses to come forward.

  8. Mental ill health linked with shorter life expectancy

    New research finds life expectancy for people with mental health problems is 20 years shorter than average.

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    Video caption: Research shows that people with mental health problems live an average of 20 years less.
  9. 'My eye socket was completely shattered, I had haemorrhages in both eyes'

    On the 50th anniversary of the partial legalisation of homosexuality, is it safe to be gay now?

    Victims of recent homophobic violence describe their horrific experiences.

    NOTE: You may find some of the images in this report distressing.

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    Video caption: Fifty years after homosexuality was legalised, is it safe to be gay?
  10. Police concern for missing 14-year-old

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Hollie Gunn

    Police say they're worried about 14-year-old Hollie Gunn who's gone missing.

    The teenager was last seen on Monday at about 16:00 BST in the Shoreham area.

    She was wearing a stripy black and white jumper and blue jeans.

  11. Have you seen missing Regan?

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Detectives in Brighton are worried about Regan White who's gone missing from home.

    Missing teenager Regan White

    The 14-year-old was last seen in Widdicombe Way in the Moulsecoomb area last Friday.

    It's thought he's wearing black ripped jeans, a blue T-shirt, a grey hooded top and black trainers.

  12. Summer makes a brief return

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC Look East weather

    It's windy this afternoon, but tomorrow's looking promising.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Elizabeth Rizzini
  13. Pier is peerless

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Brighton's Palace Pier is the country's most visited free attraction outside London.

    That's according to Visit Britain, which estimates more than 4.6m people went last year.

    Palace Pier

    The Palace Pier beat the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum, with only the British Museum, the National Gallery and Tate Modern scoring higher footfall.

    Palace Pier, Brighton
  14. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A259 West Sussex both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A259 West Sussex both ways severe accident, between Ash Grove and A29 Shripney Road affecting B2259.

    A259 West Sussex - A259 Rowan Way in Bognor Regis closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the Ash Grove junction and the A29 Shripney Road junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles. Police directing traffic. Congestion to the B2259 junction.

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

  15. Mental health patients stranded in units for years

    Depressed woman (generic)

    Mental health patients across the UK are spending years stranded in acute units awaiting discharge, figures show.

    Over the past two years, at least 91 patients have waited more than a year to be discharged, with at least seven patients waiting more than two years.

    At least 320 patients had to wait at least 100 days to be discharged, BBC Freedom of Information requests show.

    Experts say a lack of suitable accommodation and wrangling over budgets are to blame for the delays.

    Read more here.

    Five longest delays in England

    1. Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: 62-year-old awaiting a residential home, delayed by 1,159 days.
    2. Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: 60-year-old awaiting suitable housing, delayed by 868 days.
    3. Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust: 27-year-old originally admitted to A&E, awaiting suitable supported housing. Delayed by 668 days.
    4. Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust: 59-year-old delayed by 602 days.
    5. Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust: 65-year-old awaiting a placement, delayed by 583 days.

    Five authorities with highest percentage of beds in delay

    1. NHS Tayside: 29.4%
    2. Hywel Dda Health Board: 20.0%
    3. Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust: 17.1%
    4. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust: 15%
    5. Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust: 12.3%
  16. Air collision near Eastbourne avoided thanks to pilot

    Two aircraft only just missed colliding with each other over East Sussex because one of the pilots took evasive action, it has emerged.

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    Video caption: Light aircraft in near miss near Eastbourne
  17. #ICYMI: 'I live with the guilt of a man's death'

    Jailed for being homosexual, Keith Biddlecombe talks about how it changed his life.

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    Video caption: Jailed for being homosexual, Keith Biddlecombe talks about how it changed his life
  18. Heart surgery at 24 – the remarkable story of a Premier League footballer's return

    Brighton defender Connor Goldson is preparing to play Premier League football after a remarkable recovery from heart surgery.

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    Video caption: Heart surgery at 24 – the remarkable story of a Premier League footballer’s return
  19. Missing: Have you seen Hollie?

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    There's concern over a 14-year-old girl who's missing from her home in Shoreham.

    Hollie Gunn hasn't been seen since about 16:00 BST on 31 July.

    She was wearing a stripy black and white jumper, with light blue jeans.

    Hollie Gunn
    Quote Message: We are really concerned for Hollie as she is only 14 years old and has not been seen since Monday." from Sgt Christopher Bryant Sussex Police
    Sgt Christopher BryantSussex Police
  20. What's in today's Sussex newspapers?

    Pile of newspapers

    The Argus: Albion fans booted out of Spanish friendly

    West Sussex County Times: Pond crash heroes speak out after rescuing driver

    Chichester Observer: Sledge hammer used to steal expensive watches from Chichester jewellers

    Mid Sussex Times: New fears over threat to village train services

    Hastings Observer: Bike race remembers fisherman killed in the Great Storm