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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A264 West Sussex westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A264 West Sussex westbound severe accident, between B2028 Turners Hill Road and Pembley Green affecting B2037 Snow Hill.

    A264 West Sussex - A264 Copthorne Common Road in Copthorne blocked and queuing traffic westbound between the B2028 Turners Hill Road junction and the Pembley Green junction, because of an accident involving two cars and a bus and a fuel spillage. Congestion to the B2037 Snow Hill junction and to Crawley.

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

  2. Paraglider 'fit and well' following Beachy Head crash

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    The scene at Beachy Head

    A paraglider is said to be 'fit and well' after crashing into the cliff at Beachy Head over the weekend.

    The incident took place just after midday on Sunday 18 February, according to coastguards.

    Police, ambulance and rescue teams came to the paraglider's aid, along with two RNLI lifeboats and a search and rescue helicopter.

    The coastguards say the paraglider was winched off the cliff by the helicopter and then recovered to the top of the cliff.

    Ambulance
  3. Police concern over missing Sussex teen

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    Police are concerned about a 15-year-old boy who is missing from Golden Cross near Hailsham.

    Blu Dwight King was last seen in the area at around 01:20 GMT on Friday 16 February.

    He was wearing a grey hooded jumper, black jeans and white and silver Nike trainers with a red tick.

    Police believe Blu may be in the area however he also has links to Kent and Lewisham.

    Blu Dwight King
  4. Man in serious condition after Sussex stabbing

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    A man who was attacked and stabbed multiple times in Horsham is in a serious condition in hospital.

    The incident took place along East Street at about 01:05 GMT on Sunday 18 February.

    The 25-year-old victim was subject to what appears to have been an unprovoked attack by three men, say Sussex Police.

    He sustained two stab wounds to his body and one to his arm and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for surgery.

    Detectives have asked anyone who was in the town centre at that time and who saw anything, to contact them.

    East Street, Horsham
  5. Community shock over train crash deaths

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    The two people killed when their car was hit by a train at a level crossing in Barns Green near Horsham on Saturday have been named locally as 72-year-old Barry Hearnshaw and 15-year-old Will Hallett.

    Carol Shepherd, a Lay Reader at St Nicolas Church in Itchingfield, told BBC Sussex that the whole community is in shock.

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    Video caption: Boy and grandfather dead after level crossing crash in Horsham
  6. Colin Campbell

    BBC South East Special Correspondent

    Steroids and syringes

    Colin Campbell

    BBC South East Special Correspondent

    Young men are increasingly turning to the drugs in what could be a “hidden epidemic”, experts say.

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    Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, between J5 for M26 and J6 for A22.

    M25 Kent - One lane closed on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 and J6, A22 (Godstone), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J13 for A30 and J12 for M3.

    M25 Surrey - Stationary traffic on M25 anticlockwise in Hythe End between J13, A30 (Staines) and J12 M3, because of all traffic being temporarily held.

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

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    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, between J12 for M3 and J13 for A30.

    M25 Surrey - Stationary traffic on M25 clockwise between J12 M3 and J13, A30 (Staines), because of a broken down horsebox and all traffic being temporarily held.

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

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    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, between J10 for A3 and J11 for A317.

    M25 Surrey - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise between J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange) and J11, A317 (Chertsey), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe disruption: M2 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M2 Kent eastbound severe disruption, between J4 for A278 and J5 for A249 Sittingbourne.

    M2 Kent - Heavy traffic and one lane closed on M2 coastbound between J4, A278 (Gillingham) in Hartlip and J5, A249 (Sittingbourne) in Oad Street, because of emergency repairs.

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

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    Severe accident: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe accident, between J1B for A282 and J1A for A282.

    M25 Kent - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise between J1b, A282 (Dartford) and J1a, A282 (Swanscombe), because of an accident.

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

  13. Video content

    Video caption: Boy and grandfather dead after level crossing crash in Horsham

    The deaths of a boy and his grandfather who died when their car was struck by a train at a level crossing, have been described as 'an earthquake'.

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    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J13 for A30 and J12 for M3.

    M25 Surrey - Slow traffic and one lane blocked on M25 anticlockwise between J13, A30 (Staines) and J12 M3, because of a broken down car.

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

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    Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, between J2 for M25 and J3 for A322 Lightwater.

    M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 southbound between J2 M25 and J3, A322 (Lightwater), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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