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The Argus: Burglary at e-cigarette store goes up in smoke

Kent Online: Driving instructor hit his pupil with a ruler

Get Surrey: Plans for A3/M25 Wisley Interchange £272m upgrade published - but 66% oppose the scheme

Chichester Observer: Men try to steal doors of Land Rover Defender in Bosham

Eastbourne Herald: Katie Hopkins speech goes ahead in Eastbourne despite ban at other venue

Crawley and Horley Observer: Firearms and dog units used to seize 30 motorbikes

Worthing Herald: Takeover of Worthing’s theatres and museum could have ‘serious defects’

Mid Sussex Times: Haywards Heath school praised for turning school around

Brighton and Hove News: Brighton hospital to open an urgent treatment centre

Hastings Observer: Hastings man ordered to pay £500 for not having dog on a lead

Brighton and Hove Independent: Armed police arrest men in Brighton primary school car park

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The Argus: Police car crashes in Bear Road, Brighton

Kent Online: 75-year-old with MS from Sittingbourne skydives for charity

Get Surrey: Youngest daughter of Surrey County Council's leader dies aged 21

Chichester Observer: Knife man arrested following Selsey pub incident

Eastbourne Herald: Man attacked while sitting in his car in Eastbourne town centre

Crawley and Horley Observer: Chief executive speaks out after Haywards Heath care home told to improve

Worthing Herald: Man banned from knocking on strangers' doors in Sussex

Mid Sussex Times: Haywards Heath school praised for turning school around

Brighton and Hove News: Attack on arts education could stifle Brighton’s booming creative and digital economy

Hastings Observer: Bexhill man drove on busy St Leonards road while more than twice over drink drive limit

Brighton and Hove Independent: Help for refugees to find work in Brighton and Hove

T20 Blast: Sussex Sharks captain Luke Wright hopes to go one better than last season
Sussex Sharks captain Luke Wright hopes his side can go one better in this season's T20 Blast.

Lewes to be carbon neutral by 2030

Huw Oxburgh

Local Democracy Reporter

Lewes District Council has laid out plans to reach carbon neutrality after becoming the latest council to declare a climate emergency.

At a full council meeting on Monday councillors unanimously backed a motion for the authority to declare a climate emergency and become carbon neutral by 2030.

Lewes is the third council in East Sussex to commit to carbon neutrality in recent months, following on from Hastings Borough Council in February and Eastbourne Borough Council last week.

Introducing the motion, the council’s new cabinet member for sustainability Councillor Matthew Bird said: “I think this the most important challenge and crisis facing us today – and has been facing us for quite a while.

“This is a good start but we have to do much more and we have to do it now.”

Seven actions were laid out in the motion including drawing up a comprehensive climate change strategy within the next 12 months, reviewing the council’s investment in the fossil fuel industry, and ensuring that the council’s 2020/21 budgeting reports take into account potential climate change implications.

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Lewes Council no longer run by Conservatives

Ben Weisz

Political reporter, BBC Sussex

The Tories no longer run Lewes District Council after opposition parties voted to install Green councillor Zoe Nicholson as leader.

After May's local elections, the Conservatives were the largest party but without an overall majority.

Initially, their councillor Isabelle Linington took charge - but after two months, a “Cooperative Alliance” of opposition parties struck a deal to run the council in coalition.

Speaking to BBC Sussex, councillor Nicholson said she planned to “work with others in an open and collaborative way,” adding she thought the alliance would be “really exciting for local residents.”

Outgoing leader Isabelle Linington said: “I haven’t really had a chance to get going yet, so it’s really disappointing they’ve come forward with this now”.

The Alliance’s first act in administration was to declare a climate emergency and commit the council to net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

'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.”

Do you recognise this dog owner?

Lizzie Massey

BBC Live reporter

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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: 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

New measures to improve council's environmental impact

Huw Oxburgh

Local Democracy Reporter

A push for green electricity tariffs and changes to staff travel are among new measures being introduced by Lewes District Council.

The council’s Climate Change Action Group – a group of councillors tasked with looking at ways the authority could mitigate its impact on the environment – has also recommended installing more electric car chargers and fitting smart meters in its social housing.

The approved measures will see council staff encouraged to use virtual meetings to avoid travelling between different council buildings and to car share or travel by train if this is unavoidable.

Senior officers will also seek commitments from bus companies about not allowing engines to idle when waiting in traffic or picking up passengers within the district.

Cabinet members also approved spending up to £5,000 to install a water fountain at Lewes Skate Park.

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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: 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

Waters receding at New Road

Sussex 255 v Worcestershire 14-2 - lunch

While they're at lunch at Chester Road, Kidderminster, on the second day of Worcestershire's rescheduled game with Sussex, things are now looking a little brighter 15 miles away back at county headquarters, at New Road.

It has stopped raining, the River Severn has now reached its peak, the waters are starting to recede and the clean-up operation has begun in parts of the ground.

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On past experience, it usually takes three weeks to get the place ready for cricket again after a New Road flood, which would wipe out next week's one-day game against Australia A, on 25 June.

But the next home game after that, the Championship fixture against Derbyshire on 7 July, at least looks a reasonable target.

The club are yet to comment on how long they expect to be at Kidderminster this time.