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Severe disruption: A280 West Sussex westbound

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A280 West Sussex westbound severe disruption, from A24 Findon By Pass to Coldharbour Lane.

A280 West Sussex - A280 Long Furlong in Findon closed and it's slow westbound from Findon Roundabout to the Coldharbour Lane junction, because of a lorry that's broken down.

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

Man injured as tipper truck sheds load

Guy Bell

Lorry sheds load
Sussex Police

A man has been injured after a tipper truck overturned and spilled its load in Bolney, West Sussex.

The accident happened on the single carriageway of the A272 at about 12:10 GMT on Monday.

The green HGV had been travelling westbound when it overturned. The driver – a 32-year-old man from Shoreham – sustained minor injuries.

No other vehicles were involved and Sussex Police is appealing for witnesses.

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The Argus: Fire breaks out in Leicester Villas, Hove

Kent Online: Ramsgate girl's brave journey as one of the youngest transgender children in the country

Get Surrey: Woking's HG Wells Centre could be demolished and replaced with 27-storey tower block

Chichester Observer: Man 'exposes himself indecently' to teenage girl in Bognor

Eastbourne Herald: Family of murdered Eastbourne student launch legal fight

Crawley and Horley Observer: Police attend accident near major Crawley roundabout

Worthing Herald: Wanted man with links to Worthing and Brighton?

Mid Sussex Times: U-turn over gritting cuts after huge public backlash

Brighton & Hove News: Brighton Marina to host winter wonderland inspired by family favourites

Hastings Observer: Tributes paid to Hastings student who died from bleed on the brain

Brighton & Hove Independent: Costs soar for providing vulnerable children with home to school transport

Severe disruption: A259 West Sussex westbound

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A259 West Sussex westbound severe disruption, from A2032 Littlehampton Road to A280 Angmering Bypass.

A259 West Sussex - A259 Littlehampton Road in Goring By Sea closed and queues westbound from Goring Crossways to Blue Star Roundabout, because of a gas leak.

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

Severe accident: A259 West Sussex both ways

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A259 West Sussex both ways severe accident, from A283 Old Shoreham Road to Old Salts Farm Road.

A259 West Sussex - A259 Brighton Road in Shoreham-By-Sea closed and queues in both directions from The Bridge Inn roundabout to the Old Salts Farm Road junction, because of an accident. Congestion to Southwick for westbound traffic, eastbound traffic back to Worthing. Further delays building on surrounding roads around Worthing, Shoreham-by-Sea, Southwick, Lancing and Sompting.

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

Today's South East news website headlines

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The Argus: ‘Conservative escapes hustings over a fence’

Kent Online: Police officer injured after car runs over his foot during stop in Maidstone

Get Surrey: Pet owner's beloved King Charles dog almost killed by Italian bullmastiffs in Farnham Park

Chichester Observer: Police 'desperate to find' two missing teenage girls — dial 999 if you see them

Eastbourne Herald: Anonymous cancer survivor leaves chocolates around Eastbourne to ‘share happiness’

Crawley and Horley Observer: Crawley family pays tribute to Brighton murder victim

Worthing Herald: Lost cat was living in Worthing rubbish chute for months

Mid Sussex Times: Hundreds turn out to hear candidates’ views on climate change ahead of the General Election

Brighton & Hove News: 24-hour off-licence ‘sold booze to street drinker after he walked into bus’

Hastings Observer: Man attacked with a machete in Hastings

Brighton & Hove Independent: Brighton pensioner jailed for having thousands of child porn images

Severe accident: A2032 West Sussex both ways

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A2032 West Sussex both ways severe accident, from A2031 Offington Lane to South Farm Road.

A2032 West Sussex - A2032 Poulters Lane in Worthing blocked and it's very slow in both directions from The Thomas A Becket traffic lights to the South Farm Road junction, because of an accident.

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Gym owner who helps the homeless calls politicians to action
A gym owner who helps the homeless has called on all the politicians to reshape the mental health service.
A high number of white squirrel sightings in Sussex is being investigated
A woman who records sightings of the unusual rodents found hotspots for them in East and West Sussex.

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The Argus: Police hunt women after stolen card used in Brighton spending spree

Kent Online: Rapper Stefflon Don's brother 'didn't need to' rob Yalding family 'because of famous sister'

Get Surrey: Villagers feel 'conned' by Cranleigh Village Hospital Trust over care home plans

Chichester Observer: Flood warning issued for Bosham and West Itchenor

Eastbourne Herald: Anti-smoking messages on loudspeaker at Eastbourne hospital to catch out smokers

Crawley and Horley Observer: Fears second Horsham dog dies of deadly disease

Worthing Herald: Lancing train driver given emotional send-off after 54-year career

Mid Sussex Times: Council boss Nathan Elvery has left by ‘mutual consent’

Brighton & Hove News: Father of the bride takes Coach House to court over cancelled wedding reception

Hastings Observer: Man suffers fractured eye socket in assault at St Leonards Warrior Square

Brighton & Hove Independent: Police name Brighton teenager who fell from Horsham town centre car park

Severe accident: A27 West Sussex westbound

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A27 West Sussex westbound severe accident, from A270 Upper Shoreham Road Southwick to A283 Steyning Road.

A27 West Sussex - A27 Shoreham By Pass blocked and stationary westbound from Southwick to Steyning turn off, because of an accident.

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Kent fire crews attending more incidents involving bariatric patients

Sue Nicholson

BBC News

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Fire crews are helping the ambulance service in Kent by transporting increasing number of obese patients, according to figures obtained by BBC Radio Kent.

In the past three years, Kent Fire and Rescue said it had assisted with more than 560 bariatric patients.

In 2018, firefighters helped to move 263 people, up from 130 the year before.

By 4 October this year, 175 bariatric patients had been assisted, according to official figures.

A South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust spokesperson said the figures needed to be seen in the context of about 800,000 calls received each year.

"Across our region we treat a variety of patients, many of whom are managing long term and complex health needs.

"We have a duty to ensure we have the resources required to respond to the needs of all our patients including those who are overweight."

Goat rescued from quarry cliff face

Guy Bell

Goat in quarry

A goat has been rescued by firefighters after it became stuck on a ledge about 60ft high on a quarry cliff face.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and the RSPCA were called to pull the animal to safety on Monday in Small Dole, near Henfield.

A member of the public had seen the goat in the morning, and when it was still there in the afternoon, reported it to the RSPCA.

Firefighters used specialist equipment to safely rescue the goat which was then checked over by the RSPCA and the owner.

RSPCA inspector Tony Woodley said: “We suspect this poor goat would have probably been chased and that’s how he ended up in this predicament.

“He was standing on a tiny ledge and had been there all day, there’s no way he would have been able to get off it by himself."

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The Argus: Shelter for 29 rough sleepers to open in Hove church

Kent Online: Ex City high-flier now living in bus shelter

Get Surrey: 'The roof was popping': No one injured in fire at home in Weybridge

Chichester Observer: Man found guilty of attempting to rape schoolgirl in Selsey

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne florist comes up roses for Colombian flowers

Crawley and Horley Observer: Mid Sussex chef cooks up a storm on TV’s Masterchef

Worthing Herald: Rampion Wind Farm could triple in length

Mid Sussex Times: Sussex wheelie bin murder case: Court hearing is adjourned

Brighton & Hove News: Hove newsagent wins right to sell alcohol

Hastings Observer: St Leonards hospice patients were 'unlawfully killed'

Brighton & Hove Independent: Brighton school closed due to industrial action

BA system failure leads to flight delays

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British Airways passengers are being asked to check with their airline after issues with a flight planning computer system overnight caused delays to long-haul flights.

Gatwick Airport said some flights which were still in the air would be landing between two and three hours late.

An airport spokesman said there would be a knock-on effect for some departures.

No other airlines have been affected, he said.

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The Argus: Brighton Middle Street Synagogue vandalism: Funding bid launched

Kent Online: Photo warning as haystack blaze continues

Get Surrey: Casino nightclub redevelopment plans unveiled for 10-storey building with 260 student rooms and rooftop bar

Chichester Observer: Pagham planning dispute: Three more applications put forward

Eastbourne Herald: Eight-million-pound Hailsham school built in just 10 months

Crawley and Horley Observer: New head gardener takes over at historic estate near Horsham

Worthing Herald: Police officers to hold street surgery in Worthing

Mid Sussex Times: Warninglid care home improves its CQC rating

Brighton & Hove News: Rule change credited with reducing the number of illegal camps in Brighton and Hove

Hastings Observer: Hastings man jailed for making false 999 calls

Brighton & Hove Independent: Police seek woman who told Brighton pub staff a man had tried to rape her

Children in Need raises £3.9m in South East

It's been another great fundraising achievement for BBC South East's annual Children in Need appeal.

This year our party was held at Allington Castle near Maidstone.

Whitstable Castle Halloween Party
Whitstable Castle Halloween Party raised £250 through donations, a raffle, an auction - and zombie musical chairs

So far almost £3.9m has been raised across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Thank you to everyone who took part for all your fantastic fundraising efforts.

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The Argus: Lewes murder: Man charged over Nicola Stevenson's death

Kent Online: Church faces closure after 900 years

Get Surrey: Major accidents causing hours of delays

ChichesterObserver: Sussex baby airlifted to hospital after she stopped breathing is to feature in national charity Christmas appeal

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne man jailed for lifeboat station burglary

Crawley and Horley Observer: Sussex Murder enquiry: Police reveal identity of victim and make second arrest

Worthing Herald: Bomb disposal team called to Worthing beach

Mid Sussex Times: Mid Sussex General Election candidates officially announced

Brighton & Hove News: Former Brighton & Hove Albion trialist goes into Celebrity Jungle

HastingsObserver: Inquest into St Leonards hospice fire deaths to reopen

Brighton & Hove Independent: East Sussex lifeboat assists as migrant vessel is brought to shore in Dungeness

M25 crashes cause severe delays

Rush hour commuters are facing severe delays on the M25 in Surrey and Sussex after two crashes this morning.

Highways England said traffic has been stopped clockwise between junctions nine at Leatherhead and junctions 10 at Wisley while traffic officers work to clear the scene of one collision.

Meanwhile, an earlier crash between junctions eight and nine at Reigate also stopped the motorway traffic. Highways England warned of two hour delays with queues stretching back 16 miles to J5.

The scene of the first crash has now been cleared.

Severe accident: A27 West Sussex westbound

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A27 West Sussex westbound severe accident, from A2025 Grinstead Lane to A24 Broadwater Street West.

A27 West Sussex - One lane closed and it's slow on A27 Upper Brighton Road westbound in Lancing from Sompting Roundabout to Grove Lodge Roundabout, because of an accident.

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

Highways maintenance legal dispute settled

Karen Dunn

Local Democracy Reporter


West Sussex County Council has settled a legal challenge with one of the unsuccessful bidders for its highways maintenance contract – but won’t say how much money, if any, it cost the taxpayer.

Last year, the council was preparing to award the contract to Ringway Infrastructure Services Ltd following what was described as "a successful procurement process".

Things were brought to a grinding halt with a High Court challenge from rival bidder Amey PLC.

A preliminary hearing was held at the end of April. At a recent meeting of the environment, communities and fire select committee, officers were asked for an update on the situation but no legal representative was present to give an answer.

When asked for details, a spokesman said: “The legal dispute between the council and one of the bidders in the previous highways service procurement has been settled by agreement.

“The terms of the agreement are commercially sensitive and cannot be disclosed at this time.”

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The Argus: Brighton Station taxi rank move put in place

Kent Online: Former engine sheds are step closer to becoming Netflix and Amazon film studios

Get Surrey: Man, 60, who died in A25 crash near Dorking named by police

Chichester Observer: Tyson Fury visits Chichester

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne resident answers door to man armed with a gun 'pointed in his direction'

Crawley and Horley Observer: Bognor Regis unites to commemorate fallen troops on Remembrance Sunday 2019

Worthing Herald: ‘Unsustainable’ Worthing gym dropped by South Downs Leisure for FIT4 programme

Mid Sussex Times: Sussex woman admits live-streaming child sexual abuse

Brighton & Hove News: Police reassure Jewish community that ‘red paint’ thrown on synagogue was just a drink

Hastings Observer: Teenage shoplifter who assaulted police at Ravenside had offensive weapon and cocaine

Brighton & Hove Independent: Gunshot heard after man attacked in Sussex town

Boy, 7, seriously injured in collision with car

A seven-year-old boy suffered potentially life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car in Salvington Road, Durrington, West Sussex, on Thursday at 16:12 GMT.

Sussex Police said a silver Ford Focus was in collision with the child who was a pedestrian.

He was taken to St George's Hospital in London for treatment.

Anyone who saw what happened, or who has dashcam or CCTV footage, is asked to contact the police quoting Operation Radius.