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  1. Matthew Henry

    BBC Sport

    Anthony Knockaert

    Matthew Henry

    BBC Sport

    Brighton reach the FA Cup quarter-finals with victory over Derby, despite Ashley Cole's first competitive goal in English football for six and a half years.

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    Thanks for joining us - we'll be back on Monday with all your news, travel, sport and weather.

  3. More cash approved for Innovation Park

    Dean Kilpatrick

    Local Democracy Reporter

    A further £3.7m of public money has been granted to the Innovation Park Medway project at Rochester Airport.

    Artist impressions of what the Innovation Park will look like
    Image caption: Artist impressions of what the Innovation Park will look like

    Voting members of the South East Local Enterprise Partnership agreed on 15 February to allocate central government cash which will be used to build a new access road and other infrastructure.

    It is hoped the works will allow businesses to move into 38,500m² of commercial floor space, and also pave the way for more of the site to be utilised.

    Artist impression of the Innovation Park

    Medway Council believes 1,365 "new highly-skilled jobs in engineering and technology" will be created at Innovation Park Medway by 2030/31, with "15 serious inquiries" from interested parties already registered.

    Artist impression of Innovation Park
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    Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, between J3 for A322 Bagshot and J4 for A331.

    M3 Surrey - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M3 southbound between J3, A322 (Bagshot) and J4, A331 (Camberley), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  5. Art project helps Syrian refugees settle into Ashford

    Firm friendships are being forged between Syrian refugees and their new neighbours in Ashford.

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    Video caption: Art project helps Syrian refugees settle into Ashford
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    Severe disruption: M23 West Sussex northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M23 West Sussex northbound severe disruption, between J9 for and M25 J7.

    M23 West Sussex - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M23 northbound in Surrey between J9, Gatwick Airport and M25 J7, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Video caption: Sussex hole in heart girl is a catwalk model

    Amy Lee, 8, is modelling at London and New York fashion weeks

  8. Council cash boost for Saltdean Lido

    Sarah Booker-Lewis

    Local Democracy Reporter

    Saltdean Lido

    Councillors have agreed to help bankroll the restoration of Saltdean Lido's listed art deco building.

    The Saltdean Lido Community Interest Company (CIC) has secured £4.5m of lottery funding for the project - but only on the condition that they raise £1.6m themselves.

    Brighton and Hove City councillors have now agreed to stump up the cash if the CIC fails to find any other source of funding.

    Past bids for grants to cover the shortfall in the £7.5m project to save the Grade II* listed building have failed.

    In a report to last night's Policy, Resources and Growth Committee, the CIC's business plan is described as viable, but officers said paying off a loan would be difficult for the CIC.

    Artist's impression of how Saltdean Lido will look with refurbishment

    Conservative councillor Garry Peltzer-Dunn was concerned about any potential for failure with the restoration of the building whether the amount was a loan or a grant.

    Fellow Conservative councillor Andrew Wealls underlined the issue, checking whether the authority will see the money back if it is used.

    Labour leader Daniel Yates said: "You can argue we will see it back in the the benefit of seeing one of our buildings we have a liability for, improved at a significantly reduced cost to us."

    A motion recommending that officers help the lido with its fundraising and deliver a bi-annual report into its progress was agreed unanimously.

  9. Dog-gone litter

    Jon Hunt

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    Volunteer litter picker Gary Langley has trained his spaniel Lulu to help keep Tonbridge Park tidy.

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    Video caption: Volunteer litter picker Gary Langley has a canine helper
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    Severe accident: M25 Surrey clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey clockwise severe accident, from J10 for A3 to J11 for A320 St Peters Way.

    M25 Surrey - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise from J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange) to J11, A320 (Chertsey), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M20 Kent eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent eastbound severe disruption, at J4 for A228 Castle Way Leybourne.

    M20 Kent - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M20 eastbound at J4, A228 (Leybourne), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Video caption: What's the RemoveDebris mission about?

    The UK-led RemoveDebris mission is demonstrating technologies to tackle space junk.

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    Video caption: Sussex police chase to apprehend car thieves

    Two men have been jailed after stealing a car from a terminally ill man.