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Tom Darby

BBC Live reporter

We've finished for another night, but we'll be back bright and early at 06:00 with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

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Sussex MP's family threatened

Wealden MP Nus Ghani says since she was elected she and her family have receieved online threats from radicals.

Nearly half the MPs who responed to a BBC South East Today questionnaire reported receiving death threats.

Police seek driver after serious collision

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Mercedes car
Sussex Police

The driver of this Mercedes is being sought by police following a car crash in Ringmer.

They say a car failed to stop after a collision involving a motorcyclist.

It happened just after 15:00 BST on Sunday 27 August.

The biker, a 51-year-old man from Bexhill, was taken to hospital with multiple injuries.

A treasure trove of memories

Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

They say today's news is tomorrow's fish and chip paper and in Brighton and Hove one of the city's newspaper archives nearly went that way, until one local man stepped in to save it.

You can see more on this story on Inside Out on BBC iPlayer here.

'We thought the door was opening by itself'

Ian Palmer

Reporter, BBC South East Today

A Burgess Hill couple's dream honeymoon in Florida was rudely interrupted by Hurricane Irma.

No sign of a late heatwave

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter, BBC South East

The sun's coming out, but it's going to feel cool.

Here's my forecast.

Hardus Viljoen

South African Hardus Viljoen takes 7-80 as Derbyshire take control over Sussex on day two at Hove.

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Mum calls for change in organ donation law

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The mother of a five-month old baby who died because she needed a heart transplant is calling for the organ donation law to be changed.

Almost two million people are on the register but their family's consent is still needed before a donation.

In the last 10 years 330 people have died while waiting for a transplant in Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

#PhotoOfTheDay: Here's Kristie

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Meet the woman who shares her love of photography with her young children.

Kristie Heath is the latest in our series meeting our #PhotoOfTheDay regulars.

Man who showered with unfiltered water from lake seeks compensation
Tony Wright believes he contracted Weil's disease from unfiltered water while on holiday in France.

MEP calls for return of Nobel Peace Prize

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A South East MEP is calling for Aung San Suu Kyi to be stripped of her Nobel Peace Prize.

Conservative Nirj Deva says the de-facto leader of Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, should lose the honour because of her handling of the crisis in the Rakhine area.

More than 123,000 Rohingya Moslems, a minority in the mainly Buddhist country, have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh, after attacks by militants led to a crackdown by security forces.

South East MEP Nirj Deva
European Parliament
South East MEP Nirj Deva

When I campaigned for Aung San Suu Kyi to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, it was on the basis of her peaceful struggle for democracy and human rights for all. Now, having achieved her own freedom from imprisonment, and accepted all the plaudits and glittering prizes of recognition, she cruelly denies said freedoms to her own people.'

Nirj DevaConservative MEP for South East England

MPs to investigate removal centre abuse allegations

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Bosses from the security firm G4S have been called to appear before MPs tomorrow, to answer questions about a BBC investigation into Brook House Immigration Removal Centre at Gatwick.

An undercover film by Panorama highlighted issues including the bullying of detainees, widespread use of drugs, self-harm and attempted suicide.

G4S suspended nine members of staff following the programme, and tomorrow morning two senior managers will appear before the Home Affairs Select Committee.

Brook House Immigration Removal Centre
BBC

The committee, which includes East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton, will also hear evidence from the Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group.

The proceedings will be broadcast live here from 09:45 BST.

Sussex clinic helps people who hear voices

Mark Norman

Health Correspondent, BBC South East

People who hear voices in their heads are getting help at a special clinic run by mental health experts in Sussex.

The sessions are designed to help people understand their voice-hearing experiences which may have been triggered by trauma or distress.

After the storm

Kate Kinsella

BBC Weather

What's going to follow Storm Aileen for the rest of the week?

Here's my forecast.

Hurricane Irma: Sussex police sent to British Virgin Islands

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Aeroplane at RAF Brize Norton
Sussex Police

Nine police officers from Sussex and Surrey have flown out to the British Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

The officers will support the local police for at least two weeks in maintaining law and order, as well as locating missing people.

They're due to stay there for at least two weeks.

Hurricane Irma has created chaos and misery for the islanders and they want to be able to rebuild their shattered communities without the added fear of opportunistic crime. I am proud that the presence of the nine Surrey and Sussex police officers will play a key role in restoring public confidence, maintaining public order and supporting the clean up operation."

Katy BourneSussex Police and Crime Commissioner

East Sussex pupils 'sent home despite correct skirt length'

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Girls were sent home from school when their skirts were deemed too short in the morning only to be told they were acceptable later, it is claimed.

Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

Stack of newspapers
Getty Images

The Argus: Residents' fear after tower block fire

Chichester Observer: Bognor flats 'severely damaged' by fire

Littlehampton Gazette: Police investigating Bognor flat fire

Mid Sussex Times: Warning over potential threat of chimney fires

Rehearsals for Annie

Spirit's role in Annie and the Orphan will be taken over by her understudy Hector.

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Goodwood Revival celebrates 20 years

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

It's an event like no other with an intoxicating mix of vintage motor sport and period fashion

Last weekend the Goodwood Revival event celebrated its 20th year.

Cracked cliff warning

There's a stark warning from the Coastguard over the latest crack to appear in Seaford's cliffs.

Has Universal Credit made benefits simpler?

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

Citizens Advice says it's ruining lives. What are your thoughts?

Join the debate on BBC Sussex from 09:00 BST by calling 03459 570057.

Dog killed in fire was due to star in show

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A dog which died in a suspected arson attack on a house in Peacehaven earlier this week was due to appear in a local production of the musical "Annie".

Spirit the lurcher was playing the role of Sandy in the show which is being staged by the Seaford Musical Theatre next week.

Spirit the dog with two actresses
BBC
Children in the cast are said to be devastated by the death of Spirit

A man's been arrested on suspicion of arson following the fire in Cissbury Avenue on Monday.

Protestors gathered outside the council buildings on Tuesday

UK Oil and Gas says there is evidence of significant oil deposits at Broadford Bridge., near Billingshurst.

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#PhotoOfTheDay regulars: Here's James

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Meet the barber with a passion for photography who displays his work on the walls of his salon.

James Brown is the latest in our series meeting our #PhotoOfTheDay regulars.

Cigarette started Brighton high-rise fire

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A fire investigation has found a cigarette started a fire in a high-rise block of flats in Brighton yesterday.

The fire broke out on the eighth floor of the nine-storey building in Albourne Close just after 12:30 BST yesterday.

Six fire engines were sent to the scene. Nobody was hurt.

Graphic of club badges asking users to predict the final Premier League table

Who will win the title and who is going down? Predict how the Premier League table will look this season and share it with your friends.

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Warnings to drivers as Storm Aileen passes through Kent and Sussex

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

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Drivers across the South East are being warned to take extra care on the roads this morning because of high winds brought by Storm Aileen.

Motorcyclists and people driving lorries and caravans are being advised to avoid exposed roads, including the Shoreham Flyover, Medway Viaduct and the Dartford bridge.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for very strong winds until 10:00 BST, with gusts of more than 60mph expected along the Kent and Sussex coast.

View more on twitter

Southern rail says a tree is blocking all lines line between Tonbridge and Redhill with disruption expected until at least 08:30 BST.

Southeastern says all its lines are open after a tree had to be cleared from the line at Dover Priory during the night.

There are currently delays of up to one hour and 40 minutes on DFDS Seaways between Dover and Calais, and delays of about 30 minutes between Dover and Dunkirk.

Motorcyclist films fatal accident

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Footage of a fatal accident, shot by a motorcyclist who died, has been released by Sussex Police in a hard-hitting road safety message.

Storm Aileen is bringing strong winds to the South East

Kate Kinsella

BBC Weather

And we're looking at heavy showers with a few sunny spells later.

Here's my latest forecast.

Those leaves won't stay green for long

We loved this colourful shot of Buxted Park by Mike Belford, and with autumn setting in it'll be a while before we'll see more shots like this. It's today's #PhotoOfTheDay.

Buxted Park
Mike Belford

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