England, United Kingdom

Latest Stories

Today's South East news website headlines

Guy Bell

Getty Images

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

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.

Part of hotel collapses after fire

Part of Eastbourne hotel collapses after fire
Part of the Claremont Hotel on Eastbourne's seafront has collapsed.

The Victorian Grade II* listed building was destroyed by a fire on Friday.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue service said the building remains unstable. 

The wall collapsed after firefighters saw one of the building's chimneys "swaying" in the wind.
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.

Today's South East news website headlines

Getty Images

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

Kent fire crews attending more incidents involving bariatric patients

Sue Nicholson

BBC News

PA Media

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."

BA system failure leads to flight delays

British Airwas planes
Getty Images

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.

How will it look after the December election?
BBC South East's political editor Lauren Moss examines the main issues in the general election

Teens attacked with knife and baseball bat

Guy Bell

Two boys have been taken to hospital after being attacked by adults armed with a knife and baseball bat.

Sussex Police say a 16-year-old boy suffered two stab wounds and a 17-year-old boy sustained a head injury during the attack in Hailsham on Tuesday at about 20:00 GMT.

The younger boy was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, and the older boy to the Conquest Hospital, St Leonards-on-Sea.

Neither was deemed to have suffered life-threatening or life-changing injuries.

The boys and friends were in Halley Park on the Town Farm estate. They were approached by a group of adults of both sexes who attacked them.

A 27-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman, both from Hailsham, have been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent.

Both have since been released under investigation.

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.

Today's South East news website headlines

Pile of newspapers
Getty Images

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

Today's South East news website headlines

Getty Images

The Argus: Tag ‘banned’ in playground over head’s rough play fears

Kent Online: Co-op in Wye near Ashford targeted in 4x4 raid

Get Surrey: Suspected illegal migrant detained on M25 after 'waving at vehicles from rear of HGV

Chichester Observer: Police investigating after bus is 'hit and damaged' by piece of rock in Selsey

Eastbourne Herald: School run traffic impacts Eastbourne’s pollution record

Crawley and Horley Observer: Pedestrian ‘seriously injured’ in Horley crash

Worthing Herald: This is why the Rampion wind farm has been shut down

Mid Sussex Times: Warning over thefts from Sussex churchgoers

Brighton & Hove News: Man suspected of mini crime spree wanted by police

Hastings Observer: Hastings’ £25m fund ‘does not go very far’ towards fixing town’s problems

Brighton & Hove Independent: ‘Great concern’ as attacks on firefighters in East Sussex on the rise

Brighton teacher wins Star Wars board game world title
Oliver Pocknell beat 1,000 competitors from 20 countries to become world champion of X-Wing.

Today's South East news website headlines

Getty Images

The Argus: Backpacker’s grieving family arrive at Cambodian hospital after body found

Kent Online: Rochester dad who stopped Twydall Co-op raid speaks after robber is jailed

Get Surrey: Surrey County Council announces new home for headquarters - updates and reaction

Chichester Observer: Concerns over Sussex Police resources as thousands of digital devices ‘dramatically slow down’ criminal investigations

Eastbourne Herald: Body found in tent in Eastbourne town centre

Crawley and Horley Observer: Three youths ‘seen inside’ burning East Grinstead property

Worthing Herald: Worthing's cultural offer transfers to independent charitable trust

Mid Sussex Times: Empty Sussex courts and cases ‘going into the long grass’

Brighton & Hove News: Heartbreak as brother identifies body of missing Amelia Bambridge

Hastings Observer: Two men arrested on suspicion of rape at Bexhill station

Brighton & Hove Independent: Gatwick Jobs Fair to offer more than 1,000 positions

Brighton tagger hunted

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Police have released a picture of a man they want to speak to about graffiti tagging in Hove.

Hove tagging suspect
Sussex Police

The word "mase" was sprayed onto a tennis club pavilion in Dyke Road on 14 October and on a telephone exchange box in Brunswick Place on 21 October.

Detectives say even though the styles are different, they believe the same person is responsible.

Graffiti tag
Sussex Police

Today's South East news website headlines

Getty Images

The Argus: Mystery as student dies suddenly after taking apple cider vinegar

Kent Online: Operation Brock shutdown starts after Brexit extension agreed

Get Surrey: Surrey County Council launches Mockingbird support programme for foster parents and children in care

Chichester Observer: Thomas Cook: Delight for staff after jobs at former Chichester branch are saved

Eastbourne Herald: Police chase in Eastbourne’s Sovereign Harbour

Crawley and Horley Observer: Sussex mother speaks out over her daughter’s sexual abuse

Worthing Herald: Missing Amelia Bambridge: Six men questioned over Worthing backpacker’s disappearance

Mid Sussex Times: Haywards Heath College has first open day for students

Brighton & Hove News: I'm dyslexic with a doctorate

Hastings Observer: Police searching for Hastings man with ‘Chelsea’ tattooed on his chest

Brighton & Hove Independent: Family weight management programme gains national award

Today's South East news website headlines

Getty Images

The Argus: Everything we know about backpacker Amelia Bambridge's disappearance

Kent Online: Operation Brock contraflow on M20 between Ashford and Maidstone in force

Get Surrey: Car flipped caravan on A3 because driver lost control following 'series of collisions', say police

Chichester Observer: Ten fire engines sent to tackle two Bognor fires

Eastbourne Herald: New plans to reduce risk to hedgehogs during bonfire season in Sussex

Crawley and Horley Observer: Missing Rudgwick man last seen dropping his car off at the garage

Worthing Herald: Family joins search for Worthing backpacker missing on Cambodian island

Mid Sussex Times: West Sussex residents warned after investigation finds dangerous Christmas lights being sold

Brighton & Hove News: Counclilor pleads for safer walking routes to school

Hastings Observer: Concern for future of the Rye Heritage Centre

Brighton & Hove Independent: Person assaulted and dragged into car in East Sussex in ‘possible abduction’