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  1. That's it from us

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

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

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  2. 'Animals for sale are an easy thing to do'

    Chrissie Reidy

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    A cruel trade in exotic pets is threatening the very existence of the orangutan, but an Uckfield charity is doing all it can to save these creatures from extinction.

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    Video caption: Two orphaned orangutans are rescued by a Sussex charity
  3. Teenager with water allergy launches YouTube channel

    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. Tributes to Eastbourne mum killed in Russia

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A Sussex mother was killed and her daughter left in a coma while on holiday celebrating qualifying for her dream career.

    Alena Busmiene
    Image caption: Alena Busmiene was in Russia celebrating her exam results

    Tributes have been paid to Alena Busmiene, of Eastbourne, who was on holiday in Russia with her six-year-old daughter Ariana.

    The taxi they were travelling in was involved in a crash.

    Russian-born Alena qualified as a pharmacist in July having studied at the University of Brighton.

    Her friend Alena Paldanova, who was on the same university course, described Alena as "a real fighter".

    Quote Message: Alena was so friendly and caring. She was a real fighter. She was a single mum and went to university when her daughter was very little. She handled everything on her own - she wanted a better life for Ariana. She'd tell you the truth even if you didn't want to hear it. I still can't believe it's happened. My brain knows, but my heart doesn't want to know." from Alena Paldanova Friend
    Alena PaldanovaFriend

    She said Ariana was still in hospital in Russia but was beginning to communicate with her family.

    A JustGiving page has been started to raise money for the six-year-old.

  5. 'My first proper memory was being raped'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Danni Smith was raped, beaten, starved and imprisoned by his stepfather, who shared him with other paedophiles.

    He's won a five-figure payout from Brighton and Hove City Council, because social workers knew about the abuse for two years but left him to suffer in the house.

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    Video caption: Abuse victim speaks out after compensation award
  6. Ain't no sunshine?

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter, BBC South East

    Is the sun going to reappear for the end of the week?

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Rachel Mackley
  7. Brighton academic wrongly told she'd be deported

    A Brighton academic, who's from Finland, and married to a British man, has spoken of her dismay about receiving a letter wrongly telling her she'd be deported.

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    Video caption: Finnish woman wrongly told she'd be deported
  8. #ICYMI: From teenage party to award-winning festival

    It started as a teenage house party.

    Now LeeFest is one of the South East's biggest music festivals.

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    Video caption: Large festival started as a house party
  9. 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
  10. FA to investigate reports of Leicester fans' homophobic chanting

    Jonathan Lampon

    BBC Radio Leicester Presenter

    The Football Association is to investigate last weekend's Leicester City home game against Brighton after complaints of homophobic chanting from Leicester fans.

    The FA has told BBC Radio Leicester it will be reviewing observations of the game and have asked LCFC for their response. The football governing body says it will take time before reaching a verdict.

    One man was charged after the game last Saturday with chanting indecently.

    King Power Stadium
  11. Coin find could lead to prison

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A man from Sussex could be jailed for three years in Turkey, after taking some ancient coins from the seabed while on holiday.

    Toby Robyns, who's 52 and from Southwick near Brighton, found the coins while snorkelling on holiday in Bodrum.

    They were found in his hand luggage as he passed through security for his flight home.

    Toby Robyns
    Image caption: Toby Robyns is facing three years in a Turkish jail

    His family returned home on Saturday, while he's reportedly being detained at Milas prison, on suspicion of smuggling historic artefacts.

    The Home Office says it's liaising with the Turkish authorities.

    Quote Message: This was an innocent, albeit foolish, mistake and we now need to ensure Mr Robyns is treated fairly and properly.' from Tim Loughton East Worthing and Shoreham MP
    Tim LoughtonEast Worthing and Shoreham MP
  12. Bexhill: Man rescued from under wall

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A man's been rescued by firefighters after becoming trapped under a wall in Bexhill.

    Crews from Bexhill and Battle were sent to Mill View Road in Sidley just after 11:00 BST.

    An air ambulance was also called in and the man was given treatment at the scene.

  13. Some decent sunny spells to come

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    And feeling quite warm this afternoon too.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Lunchtime weather South East
  14. Today's Sussex newspaper headlines


    The Argus: Fresh blow to families as officers reveal they cannot use damning Shoreham report as evidence

    Eastbourne Herald: Council garages to be sold off

    Crawley Observer: Bah-humbug outcry over town centre shop’s Christmas display

    Worthing Herald: Outrage over planned overnight closures on the A27

    Hastings Observer: Memorial seats unveiled at historic lifeboat site

    Brighton and Hove News: Bonfire warning after backyard blaze in Hove

    Chichester Observer: Family drives through 23 countries for ‘fantastic’ charity

  15. '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
  16. Huge rise in dog attacks in the South East

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

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    Video caption: Huge rise in dog attacks in the South East
  17. ICYMI: 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.

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    Video caption: Sussex Police: Warnings over crystal meth
  18. Tributes to chefs killed in road crash

    Tom Darby

    BBC Live reporter

    Tributes are being paid to two Uckfield chefs who died after their car left the road and hit a tree.

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    Video caption: Tributes to chefs killed in road crash