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'Jof brought a tear to my eyes' - Jordan

Sussex Chris Jordan admits that he felt emotional watching his Sussex and England team-mate Jofra Archer keep his nerve under pressure in last night's electrifying Lord's finale.

Jordan was the man who discovered his fellow Bajan back home in their native Barbados, before helping him to bring him to Sussex in 2016.

“I was sat there thinking regardless of what happens, I’m still very proud of him to have even got to this stage on that journey," Jordan told BBC Sussex.

Chris Jordan (left) played alongside Sussex team-mate Jofra Archer in England's T20 win over Pakistan in Cardiff in May
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Chris Jordan (left) played alongside Sussex team-mate Jofra Archer in England's T20 win over Pakistan in Cardiff in May

“Watching Jof go through all that brought so many emotions. I found it hard to get my words out but it brought a tear to my eyes."

As to whether Lord's Archer would be the man for the job in what proved to be a Champagne Super Over, Jordan added: "He was the best person in that team to do the job.

"I'm not at all surprised. I called it from the start. He has plenty of variations and was the most fitting person for that final over. No occasion is too big for him.”

Wildcat strike hits city's bins

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Brighton and Hove City Council says it’s calling in an independent investigator, after a wildcat strike by refuse collectors.

The authority confirmed that unofficial strike action took place at the Cityclean depot, following a number of “allegations and counter allegations about members of staff”.

Some of the staff involved have been asked to work away from the depot, which the council said was to ensure disciplinary and grievance procedures are carried out fairly.

The city’s bin collections were hit by a series of strikes by GMB workers from 2014, in a long-running dispute over pay.

The GMB's Brighton branch said it was told of the walkout by the council on Friday morning, but was not officially involved.

We’re not clear about why the unofficial action took place today but we’re talking with everyone involved and we’re determined to work with the GMB and ACAS to resolve this and agree future ways of working together."

Brighton and Hove City Council

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The Argus: Brighton arms factory’s link to unlawful Saudi attacks in Yemen

Kent Online: Mum's two-year safety campaign is a success

Get Surrey: CCTV images released in connection with assault on Epsom motorcyclist

Chichester Observer: Fire crews rescue woman trapped after collision at Arundel

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne pensioner banned from road for three years for driving while disqualified

Crawley and Horley Observer: Hospice trekkers raise £16,000 conquering Lake District’s Five Peaks Challenge

Worthing Herald: Parents and pupils reassured after 15-year-old brings knife to school

Mid Sussex Times: Emotional event in memory of a ‘beautiful young lady’ who died in M23 tragedy

Brighton and Hove News: Hundreds demand return of Brighton suffragette banner

Hastings Observer: Hastings woman ordered to pay compensation for wasting police time

Brighton and Hove Independent: Stone thrown in alleged homophobic attack on Hove seafront

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The Argus: Man arrested in Romania for the murder of Valerie Graves

Kent Online: Ram raiders strike Co-Op cash machine at Lane End near Darenth

Get Surrey: Boy badly injured less than a mile into 100km charity cycle after hitting Felbridge 'sinkhole'

Chichester Observer: Decision due on gin festival in Priory Park

Eastbourne Herald: Cuts to sanitary services for disabled young people ‘inhuman’ says Eastbourne mum

Crawley and Horley Observer: Inspirational Crawley father shortlisted for special award

Worthing Herald: Coastguards fund beach wheelchair for Shoreham school

Mid Sussex Times: Missing Haywards Heath woman found dead at nature reserve

Brighton and Hove News: Neighbour drops noise complaint against Hove nursery

Hastings Observer: Cash boost for 14 projects running activities for residents in North-East Hastings

Brighton and Hove Independent: New Preston Barracks 'innovation hub' will include 3D printers and podcasting rooms

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The Argus: Southern trains to London Victoria delayed due to disruption

Kent Online: Tunbury Primary School crossing petition supported by parents

Get Surrey: Council leader's promise to daughter's cancer fundraising campaign

Chichester Observer: Empty Bognor home with ‘extreme’ case of mould is refurbished into family home

Eastbourne Herald: Blood-sucking parasite warning goes out to walkers

Crawley and Horley Observer: Crawley police speak to woman over alleged racial abuse and dog attack

Worthing Herald: Family of man who championed Littlehampton celebrates his life

Mid Sussex Times: New Burgess Hill mayor aspires to help the most vulnerable in town

Brighton and Hove News: Astoria site developer modifies plans as new building takes shape

Hastings Observer: Reality TV stars in Hastings to promote national Catch the Bus Week

Brighton and Hove Independent: Derailed train causes travel chaos for Sussex passengers

Do you recognise this dog owner?

Lizzie Massey

BBC Live reporter

Woman people are looking to trace
Sussex Police

Police in Crawley want to talk this woman, seen with her Chihuahua dog, over racial abuse directed at another dog walker in a Crawley park.

The victim of the abuse, a local woman, was walking her own dog in Tilgate Park when the Chihuahua came up to them.

The Chihuahua owner then approached and kicked the victim's dog hard across the grass several times.

When the local woman remonstrated with her for this cruelty, the woman pictured reportedly racially abused her.

The woman pictured, who police want to talk to is described as white, about 19 years old, 5'8", with long "whitish" hair, and of medium build, wearing tight blue tie-dye jeans, a khaki bomber jacket with two orange stripes on the cuff, black trainers, and an ankle bracelet and a ring on the middle finger.

Another woman who was with her during the incident at 16:00 on Wednesday 19 June, is described as white, about 19, 5'9", with long black or very dark brown hair, and of heavy build, wearing black trainers, black leggings, and a high waist beige off the shoulder jumper.

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The Argus: Man kicks down door of flat on fire fearing a baby was inside

Kent Online: Plans for recycling centre at Aylesham Industrial Estate Canterbury set for approval

Get Surrey: Pregnant Frimley woman hit by cyclist riding on pavement feared unborn child had been killed

Chichester Observer: Concern for 79-year-old who went missing from Goodwood Festival of Speed

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne man steals nearly £200 worth of meat from Iceland

Crawley and Horley Observer: Gatwick Airport ‘has no plans for third runway’

Worthing Herald: Lancing man returns to find mysterious teenager in his car

Mid Sussex Times: Haywards Heath Fire Station Open Day in pictures

Brighton and Hove News: Planners back £260m scheme for 850 homes on rundown Hove trading estate

Hastings Observer: Police find woman’s body in Hastings flat

Brighton and Hove Independent: MP joins neighbours in opposition to flats scheme for Hove seafront

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The Argus: 250 homes to be built on the South Downs every year

Kent Online: Faversham woman bought book for £5 which could now fetch £20k at auction

Get Surrey: Hells Angels Blindley Heath trial: Biker 'can't explain' why rival's blood was on his clothes

Chichester Observer: Major traffic delays as petrolheads flock to Goodwood Festival of Speed

Eastbourne Herald: Tributes to young man from Eastbourne who died in tragic collision

Crawley and Horley Observer: Several West Sussex libraries could close as part of further budget cuts

Worthing Herald: Motorcyclist killed in tragic Angmering accident named by police

Mid Sussex Times: Police appeal over ‘suspicious’ Burgess Hill fire

Brighton and Hove News: Health chiefs to deliver better maternity care

Hastings Observer: Three arrested after man dies outside St Leonards Sainsbury’s

Brighton and Hove Independent: Council calls on minister to stop ‘forced’ academisation of Moulsecoomb school

Jailed air rage lawyer found dead at Beachy Head

Sue Nicholson

BBC News

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Sussex Police have confirmed the body of a woman found at the foot of Beachy Head, near Eastbourne, on 1 June was that of a human rights lawyer from Hove.

Simone Burns, 50, had just served less than two months of a six month prison sentence for being drunk on a plane and assaulting cabin crew.

The abuse on the flight from Mumbai to London last year was filmed and the footage went viral.

Officers said her death was not being treated as suspicious and the matter had been passed to the East Sussex Coroner’s office.

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The Argus: Homeless men’s tents removed from Hove Lawns

Kent Online: Kent County Council faces further delay in recovering £263m pension stake

Get Surrey: Council 'faces £400k bill' after losing planning battle against homes near A22

Chichester Observer: Concern after spate of deliberate fires in Bognor

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne man gets three year ban after drink driving in a busy local retail park

Crawley and Horley Observer: Couple lock themselves in bathroom during terror raid on Sussex pub

Worthing Herald: Worthing wheel: Work leads to seafront closure and parkrun cancellation

Mid Sussex Times: Australian adventure awaits for Ardingly Solar Car project students

Brighton and Hove News: Corn Exchange restoration builders go bust

Hastings Observer: Persistent thief who stole from Hastings shops is jailed

Brighton and Hove Independent: West Sussex and Brighton branches of Age UK in merger

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The Argus: Naked man is attacked with pebbles on beach

Kent Online: Swanscombe dad took his own life after relationship breakdown

Get Surrey: Guildford Christ Church intern who had sex with underage girl spared jail

Chichester Observer: Girl, 9, rescued after becoming trapped in sand at West Wittering beach

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne man guilty of disabled Blue Badge offences by claiming his father was still alive

Crawley and Horley Observer: Horsham and Crawley wheelchair taxi service launched

Worthing Herald: Horsham shoppers to get ‘virtual reality’ tech help at John Lewis

Mid Sussex Times: Police use Taser to arrest man in Cuckfield

Brighton and Hove News: Trans hate crimes and incidents soar 43 per cent in Brighton and Hove

Hastings Observer: Hastings seafront on the first day of the council’s new waste and recycling contract

Brighton and Hove Independent: Man jailed for multiple sexual offences against young girls in Lancing and Brighton

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The Argus: Fisherman who hid his catch must pay up

Kent Online: Man arrested after alleged stabbing in Strood

Get Surrey: Planned M3 and A3 roadworks that could disrupt traffic in the week ahead

Chichester Observer: South East Coast Ambulance Service receives five 999 calls a minute on hottest day of year

Eastbourne Herald: Lewes prison sees significant rise in violence

Crawley and Horley Observer: Major rail disruption across Sussex as train lines overheat in blazing hot weather

Worthing Herald: A27 in Worthing set to close again for five nights

Mid Sussex Times: Warehouse fire in Burgess Hill

Brighton and Hove News: Nine arrested during animal rights protest at Brighton supermarket

Hastings Observer: Man arrested after A27 police helicopter pursuit

Brighton and Hove Independent: Massive vegan protest in Brighton city centre

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The Argus: Woman bombarded pie company with 'offensive and threatening' emails

Kent Online: Cyber attack delays father's funeral

Get Surrey: 12,000 primary school children in Surrey being taught in classes of more than 30 pupils

Chichester Observer: Chichester canal death 'not suspicious'

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne man banned from Wetherspoons following assault

Crawley and Horley Observer: Cuts to housing support ‘risk human and financial catastrophe’ in West Sussex

Worthing Herald: New Worthing offices to replace demolished Teville Gate House

Mid Sussex Times: Ambulance service issues advice as temperatures rise in Sussex

Brighton and Hove News: Brighton takeaway granted later opening licence

Hastings Observer: Hastings makes list of top ten best seaside locations to retire in

Brighton and Hove Independent: Young girl indecently assaulted on bus in Brighton

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The Argus: 'We are treated like animals' - parking warden speaks out

Kent Online: Driver 'did not have licence for 11 years'

Get Surrey: Hope that migrant group 'assisted humanely'

Chichester Observer: 'Serious concerns' for missing Chichester man

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne man who slashed woman across the face with knife jailed

Crawley and Horley Observer: Flash floods hit Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath

Worthing Herald: Suspected drink-drivers arrested in Lancing and Horsham

Mid Sussex Times: Stonepound Crossroads in Hassocks set for ‘major improvement’

Brighton and Hove News: Clean up Kemp Town, plead residents in petition to council

Hastings Observer: Bexhill man who stalked woman narrowly avoids prison

Brighton and Hove Independent: Man, 76, arrested in connection with offensive graffiti in Hove

East and West Sussex train services disrupted by flooding

Train services through Haywards Heath are being disrupted this morning because of flooding.

Passengers have been warned Southern services between London Victoria and Brighton, Ore, Eastbourne and Littlehampton, and Thameslink services between Bedford and Brighton may be cancelled or delayed.

Gatwick Express services between London Victoria and Brighton are also being affected.

Latest information from National Rail

A Southern spokesman said there is no direct service between Three Bridges and both Brighton and Lewes.

"Staff have requested rail replacement buses to be based at key locations; however, suppliers are having difficulty in sourcing these.

"We anticipate buses to arrive on site from after 08:00, whereby additional information will be provided."

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The Argus: Brighton pensioner warns others about fraud

Kent Online: Folkestone schoolgirl to star in Adrian Mole musical

Get Surrey: Guildford children on free school meals going hungry during the holidays

Chichester Observer: Warning as thunderstorms expected in Sussex

Eastbourne Herald: Paedophile bishop passes away

Crawley and Horley Observer: Woman raped on footpath in Pound Hill, Crawley

Worthing Herald: Sir Peter Bottomley demands apology from Greenpeace after minister suspended for grabbing activist

Mid Sussex Times: Cuckfield pavilion hit by vandals in early hours

Brighton and Hove News: Buses diverted after sinkhole spotted in Brighton

Hastings Observer: Hastings business owners call for action over street drinkers

Paddling pools added to sports centres review

Sarah Booker-Lewis

Local Democracy Reporter

Kings Road paddling pool

A review of sports centres in Brighton and Hove will include four outdoor paddling pools.

All seven sports centres and the paddling pools are run by Freedom Leisure, a not-for-profit leisure trust, on behalf of Brighton and Hove City Council.

The 10-year contract expires at the end of March 2021 although it could be extended for five years.

The review will inform decisions about where money is spent on upgrades and makeovers – and how much – in the coming years.

A report to the council’s tourism, development and culture committee said: “Freedom Leisure have not been able to achieve their predicted financial targets during the course of the current contract.

“Consequently it is likely there would be a financial pressure on the council if the existing arrangements were continued.”

Decisions about what happens next are unlikely to be made until the review has been completed.

Homes for bees in new buildings

Sarah Booker-Lewis

Local Democracy Reporter

Bee block
Brighton and Hove City Council

Builders and developers are being urged to use bee bricks in any new buildings in Brighton and Hove from September.

Bee bricks give solitary bees such as the non-aggressive red mason and leaf cutters a place to lay their eggs, councillors were told.

Once the bees have found a place to lay their eggs, they seal the entrance with mud and chewed-up vegetation, with the offspring emerging the following spring when the cycle starts again.

The change won unanimous cross-party backing at a meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council tourism, development and culture committee on Thursday.

The committee was told that a planning condition requiring bee bricks in all suitable properties could be in place by the start of September.

The committee also received an update on a proposed change to planning policy to encourage developers to include swift boxes in their schemes to protect the endangered birds.

Research is under way and a further report is expected when the committee next meets in September.

Brighton seafront restoration approved

Sarah Booker-Lewis

Local Democracy Reporter

Madeira Terrace

The restoration of historic arches on Brighton seafront is a step closer after a £550,000 payment was approved to cover initial work.

Brighton and Hove City Council agreed to fund design and engineering work for 30 Victorian arches in the Madeira Terraces.

A total of £2m of council money has been earmarked for the project.

A "save Madeira Terraces" crowdfunding campaign raised more than £400,000, but the Heritage Lottery Fund rejected a funding bid in 2018.