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  1. Good night from the BBC Live team

    We're finished for another day, we'll be back again tomorrow morning from 06:00 with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

    Thanks for joining us.

  2. Sussex hospital staff to strike

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Cleaners, porters and catering staff at three community hospitals in East Sussex have voted to ballot for strike action over new pay and conditions.

    The GMB Union says its members working at the Lewes Victoria, Crowborough War Memorial and Uckfield Community Hospitals could walk out as early as the middle of September.

    NHS Property services, who employ the staff, are changing job roles but the union says the changes will mean a pay cut for many.

    Lewes Victoria Hospital
  3. The rain returns

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter, BBC South East

    It looks like the rain is going to make a return, but it shouldn't be too bad.

    Watch my forecast to find out more.

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    Video caption: Rachel Mackley has the latest weather forecast for the south east
  4. 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.

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    Video caption: Teenager with water allergy launches YouTube channel
  5. Road consultation is a 'sham'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A consultation into improvements on the A27 has been dubbed "a sham" by council leaders.

    Highways England plans to "increase capacity and reduce congestion" between Worthing and Lancing.

    The leaders of both Adur and Worthing councils - Neil Parkin and Dan Humphreys - say the current option on the table will make very little difference to journey times and isn't worth the £69 million cost.

    They've called on Highways England to launch a fresh consultation with updated plans.

    A27 in West Sussex

    Highways England offered the following response:

    Quote Message: We think that the targeted series of junction improvements we’re proposing for the A27 in Worthing and Lancing would make a worthwhile improvement to people’s journeys and is the best achievable option within the scope and budget available for the project. The consultation materials include a summary of other options and why they have been discounted. from Tom Beasley Project manager, Highways England
    Tom BeasleyProject manager, Highways England
  6. Bodies of missing men found in sea off Shoreham

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Two bodies recovered from the sea off Shoreham this morning have been identified as men missing for over a week after a collision at sea.

    The first body was reported around 2.5 miles off Shoreham Harbour around 07:00 BST this morning.

    The RNLI Shoreham lifeboat was launched to recover the body and as they were returning to shore a second body was spotted.

    They are Mircea Ilie, 40, and Irinel Popovici, 41, both from Brighton.

    Their boat went missing on 6 August after it collided with another vessel.

    Mircea Ilie
    Image caption: Mircea Ilie
    Irinel Popovici
    Image caption: Irinel Popovici
  7. Arrest after Crawley siege

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A 42-year-old man's been arrested on suspicion of possessing an explosive with intent to endanger life after a seven-hour siege in Crawley yesterday.

    Bomb disposal experts are helping police investigate the incident at Irving Walk in Tilgate which finally ended at about 22:00 BST.

    Homes nearby were evacuated as police responded to concerns about a man's welfare and behaviour.

  8. Two bodies recovered in the sea

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Two bodies have been recovered from the sea off Shoreham this morning.

    The RNLI Shoreham lifeboat was launched to recover a body at around 07:00 BST and as they were returning to shore a second body was spotted in the water.

    They are yet to be formally identified.

    Two men have been missing since a boat sank off the coast of Shoreham while fishing over a week ago.

    Lifeboat at Shoreham
  9. Some changeable weather on the way

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    There could be the odd rumble of thunder tonight but staying fairly mild.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Lunchtime weather for the South East
  10. Two bodies discovered off Sussex coast

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Two bodies have been found in the sea off Shoreham this morning.

    The first was reported to the coastguard two and a half miles from Shoreham Harbour at about 07:00 BST.

    Lifeboat crews spotted a second body as they were on their way back at about 08:00 BST.

    Both bodies were brought to the shore at Brighton Marina and handed over to the coroner's office.

    They haven't yet been identified.

  11. Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

    Newspapers

    The Argus: Washing in rat urine infected lake water put me in hospital

    West Sussex County Times: Shock as transport service is suspended

    Hastings Observer: Big Sing will hit high note to celebrate the hospice

    Crawley Observer: Man arrested on suspicion of possessing 'explosive' following seven-hour police siege

  12. Milly Dowler killer linked to brutal Sussex assault

    The victim of a brutal assault in East Sussex is calling on the police to reopen her case after discovering it's been linked to the killer of Milly Dowler.

    Nobody has ever been brought to justice for the attack on Sarah Spurrell.

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    Video caption: Milly Dowler killer linked to brutal Sussex assault
  13. ICYMI: Part-time soldiers put new skills into action

    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.

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    Video caption: Part-time soldiers put new skills into action
  14. '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.

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    Video caption: An Eastbourne hotelier gives a homeless man a fresh start
  15. 'Respect the water' this August

    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.

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    Video caption: RNLI launches campaign during 'deadliest' month
  16. Rural crime figures published

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Rural crime in the South East has risen sharply in the first half of this year, according to countryside insurer NFU Mutual.

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    Video caption: Rural crime figures published
  17. Coming up on BBC Sussex this morning

    Danny Pike

    Presenter, BBC Sussex

    Have you been abused because of your sexuality, race or religion?

    Join me on BBC Sussex this morning from 09:00 BST.

    You can get in touch by calling 03459 570057 or find us on Twitter.

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    Video caption: Danny Pike's trail