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  2. Updates on Friday 18 August

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  1. That's it for now

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    Thank you for joining us today. We'll be back at 06:00 BST on Monday with more news, sport, travel and weather for the county.

    Is there anything you'd like to tell us about?

    You can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

    Hope you have a great weekend.

  2. Ballot bin for cigarette butts

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Smokers in Worthing are being encouraged to turn to football punditry in the fight against litter.

    Adur and Worthing councils have installed a so-called "ballot bin" at the taxi rank in Chapel Road.

    The first question being asked is whether Brighton and Hove Albion will avoid relegation from the Premier League, with smokers asked to put cigarette ends in one of two slots.

    Councillor Diane Guest
    Image caption: Cllr Diane Guest hopes the bin will encourage smokers "to do the right thing"

    Councillor Diane Guest, Worthing's Executive Member for Environment, said cigarette ends were difficult for street sweepers to pick up.

    Quote Message: If anyone has ideas for future questions that could be asked, we would be very pleased to consider them." from Cllr Diane Guest Worthing Borough Council
    Cllr Diane GuestWorthing Borough Council
  3. 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
  4. '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.

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    Video caption: RNLI launches campaign during 'deadliest' month
  5. Northern, Southern and Merseyrail strikes set for September

    Further rail strikes have been set for next month to coincide with schools going back in the row over driver-only-operated trains.

    Southern train

    Arriva Rail North, Merseyrail and Southern RMT staff will walk out from Friday 1 September with the last strike on Monday 4 September.

    The RMT said no progress had been made over the future of the role of guards, due to safety and job loss fears.

    Arriva Rail North said it is prepared to guarantee jobs.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A22 East Sussex both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A22 East Sussex both ways severe disruption, between Eastbourne Road and Sand Hill Lane.

    A22 East Sussex - A22 in Halland blocked and heavy traffic in both directions between the Eastbourne Road junction and the Sand Hill Lane junction, because of an overturned car.

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

  7. Teenager killed in collision near Five Oaks

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A 19-year-old man has died after the car he was travelling in overturned in West Sussex.

    It happened on the A264 near Five Oaks just after 20:00 BST yesterday. The car came off the carriageway and crashed into woodland, ending up on its roof.

    The teenager from Pulborough died at the scene.

    Another passenger, a 19-year-old man from Billingshurst, was taken to Worthing Hospital with serious injuries.

    The 22-year-old driver, also from Billingshurst, wasn't seriously hurt.

    He's being questioned by police on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

  8. #ICYMI: '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
  9. Missing teens 'travelling together'

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    A missing teenage girl from Dymchurch is thought to be travelling around the south east with a friend.

    Olivia Worton, 16, who is also known as Charlotte, was last seen on Saturday 5 August 2017 while on her way to Maidstone.

    It has since emerged she was with her friend Chloe Henderson-Smith, 15, from Maidstone, who is also currently missing.

    They are believed to have travelled together to the Brighton or Winchester areas of Sussex and Hampshire.

    Olivia Worton, also known as Charlotte
    Image caption: Olivia Worton, also known as Charlotte

    Olivia is described as 5ft 6in, with long blonde hair dyed pink at the ends and highlighted throughout.

  10. Police appeal for missing teenager

    Charley Tilbury

    Police are searching for teenager Charley Tilbury, who is missing from Burgess Hill.

    The 15-year-old was last seen at her home in the town on Wednesday evening (16 August).

    She was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with dark blue skinny jeans, grey Nike trainers and a beige three-quarter-length coat with fur lining.

    Anyone who sees Charley, or has any information about her whereabouts, is asked to report it online at or call 101 quoting serial 1321 of 16/08.

  11. What's the weekend weather going to be like?

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    It should be ok (we'll keep our fingers crossed).

    Here's your forecast.

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    Video caption: Lunch-time weather forecast with Lucy Martin