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Kathryn Langley

That's all for our live coverage today. 

We'll be back tomorrow from 09:00 BST tomorrow with more news, travel and weather from across the county.

If you'd like to get in touch with us in the meantime, you can tweetemail or send us a message on Facebook.

Have a lovely evening!

'This is an added burden that they don't need'

Bob Dale

Nearly 500 illegal immigrants have been arrested in Sussex in the last three years.

A BBC investigation's found the number detained across the UK has risen by a quarter in two years, up to 27,000 last year.

Major milestone for seafront tower

Kathryn Langley

Just three weeks after opening Brighton's i360 has reached a major milestone.

Newspaper round-up

Stack of papers

This is what Sussex's local papers are reporting today:

The Argus: Body recovered from Brighton beach near the i360 and West Pier

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne hotel appeals for help after antique clock theft

Sussex Express: Herstmonceux Medieval Festival in pictures

Police appeal after cyclist's death

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist died in Battle on Friday night.

The collision happened on Battle Hill at 19:35 BST when the 59-year-old cyclist came off her bike and suffered a serious head injury.

She was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton but died on Sunday.

Anyone with information should email quoting Operation Wayfarer.

Plenty of sunshine this afternoon

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC weather

It's another lovely day, but tomorrow might not be as nice. Here's my forecast.   

ICYMI: Rugby clubs raise funds to fly home injured player

Stuart Maisner

Rugby clubs across Kent and Sussex are raising money for a player injured in a car crash. 

Joe Sandford plays for Heathfield and Waldron rugby club. Last month he suffered serious injuries when he fell asleep at the wheel of a vehicle he was driving in New Zealand. 

Ian Palmer's reports. 

Former Brighton defender signs for Charlton

Kathryn Langley

League One side Charlton Athletic have signed former Brighton and Hove Albion left-back Adam Chicksen on a one-year deal. 

The 24-year-old left the Seagulls earlier this summer.

Read more here.

Adam Chicksen
Rex Features

Man arrested after village stand-off

Kathryn Langley

A man's being questioned by police after a two day siege in the West Sussex village of Pagham. 

Here's what we know.

ICYMI: Lifeguards to remain at Camber until the end of the season

Lifeguards will remain on Camber Sands beach until the end of the summer season on September 4th. 

They started their patrol at the weekend following the deaths of 5 men. 

Briohny Williams reports. 

Lorry drivers attacked with 'rocks, machetes, and recently a chainsaw'

Since 2013 police have arrested nearly 500 illegal immigrants in Sussex.

New video recorded within the last few weeks shows that the tactics being used to get here are becoming increasingly violent.

Plenty of sunshine today

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Weather

We were treated to a sunny bank holiday Monday, and that's set to carry on today. Here's my forecast.  

BreakingPagham siege: more details

A 40-hour stand off between police and a 72-year-old man refusing to leave his house in Pagham, near Bognor Regis, has ended safely.

Ambulance and fire services were called this morning, as the man threatened to set fire to the house, but at 08:42 BST he told police that he was leaving the property and a few minutes later, he left, closing the door behind him.

He was arrested on suspicion of threats to kill and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

This was a long, complex and challenging negotiation. It has resulted in considerable disruption for residents in the area and I would like to thank them for their patience and understanding as we have strived to bring this to a safe conclusion for everyone involved. There will be a police presence at the house for a while, but most of the officers involved are now being stood down."

Steve WhittonActing Assistant Chief Constable, Sussex Police


Stuart Maisner

 The search for a triathlete, a marathon death and hospital row over tabards. These stories made the headllines #onthisday one, three and five years ago.   

BreakingSiege ends

BBC Sussex reporter Simon Jenkins tweets that the Pagham Siege has come to an end. 

More details to follow as we get them.

View more on twitter

Armed siege in Pagham continues

Police are continuing to negotiate with a 72-year-old man believed to be armed with a gun inside a West Sussex house.

Officers have been at Harbour Road in Pagham since Sunday afternoon, after receiving a report of "threatening behaviour".

Read more here.

Armed police

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Here's our #PhotoOfTheDay - the sun setting over hay bales near Lewes, taken by Andrea Heribanova.

sun setting over hay bales near Lewes
Andrea Heribanova