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  1. Updates on Friday 2 September

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That's it for now

Kathryn Langley

Sussex Live

That's all from our live page for today.

We'll be back on Monday morning from 06:00 BST.

If you'd like to get in touch in the meantime, drop us a line on TwitterFacebook, or send us an email.

Have a lovely weekend.

Pagham stand-off: man charged

A man's been charged following a 40-hour stand-off in Pagham, which ended on Tuesday.

Terry Bridger from Harbour Road is accused of a series of offences, including threats to kill and possession of a firearm. 

The 72-year-old has been remanded in custody and is due at Portsmouth Crown Court on 30 September. 

Harbour Road
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'Long-suffering commuters will be shocked at these soaring profits'

Stuart Maisner

There's been angry reaction to the news that the Go-Ahead Group, which jointly owns Southern railway, has reported annual profits of £100m, despite passengers suffering months of delays and cancellations.

Gatwick Airport near miss

An official investigation's found a passenger jet taking off from Gatwick was involved in a near miss with an aircraft up ahead. 

The UK Airprox Board says it happened on 25 April. 

Read more here.

Gatwick Airport
PA

Appeal over Brighton stabbing

Two men are in hospital after being stabbed in Brighton yesterday evening. 

It happened in Cranbourne Street just after 20:00 BST. 

A 22-year-old man suffered three knife wounds to his body while his 23-year-old friend was stabbed once in the back when he went to help. 

Police say they're looking for two men who ran off towards Duke Street. 

Your lunchtime weather forecast

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC weather

What has the weekend weather got in store for us?

Here's my forecast.

Weather forecast with Elizabeth Rizzini

Green Party updates

Ben Weisz is at the Green Party's gathering in Birmingham.

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'Standing ovation for Natalie Bennett'

BBC Sussex's Political Reporter Ben Weisz is at the Green Party's autumn conference in Birmingham where Caroline Lucas has been elected the party's joint leader. 

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BreakingLucas and Bartley elected as Green Party co-leaders

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley have been elected co-leaders of the Green Party of England and Wales in a job sharing arrangement.

They saw off competition from five others to succeed Natalie Bennett, who is stepping down after four years.

Full story here.

Jonathan Bartley and Caroline Lucas
BBC

Sussex ambulance drivers: strike off

Ambulance drivers working for a private firm in Sussex have called off their planned strike next Monday.

The drivers work for Docklands Medical Services. 

The company provides ambulances to Coperforma to take patients to non-emergency hospital operations.

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Conservation grant for Sussex nature reserve

Stuart Maisner

Sussex Wildlife Trust is carrying out conservation work at its Filsham Reedbed Nature Reserve to help rare and threatened species flourish, thanks to a grant of more than £27,000.

Cuckoo on reed warbler nest
Derek Middleton

Work starts this autumn at this Site of Special Scientific Interest - a nature reserve between Bexhill and Hastings. 

Bearded tit
Toby Houlton

Birds such as Reed warbler, Sedge warbler, Cetti’s warbler, cuckoo and bearded tit all breed in the reedbed making this reserve key to their survival.      

On this day

Bob Dale

A horrific acid attack, a World War One hero honoured and passengers abandon broken down train - it's #onthisday

Caroline Lucas: analysis from our political reporter

Ben Weisz

Political reporter, BBC Sussex

Caroline Lucas is widely expected to be announced as the Green Party's next leader in Birmingham this afternoon.

By far the most prominent candidate as the party's sole MP, it's felt she's best placed to tell the public what the Green Party is for, and crucially, what makes them different from the others on the left. 

She's hoping to share the job with Jonathan Bartley - harking back to the days when the Greens didn't have individual leaders.

Jonathan Bartley and Caroline Lucas MP
BBC

They hope to make a strong statement about helping people with busy lives get involved in politics - Mr Bartley cares for his disabled son, and Ms Lucas has a mountain of constituency work to attend to in Brighton

But how would it work in practice? Joint interviews? A double-act on the conference stage? And what if they disagreed on policy? Only time will iron out these practicalities.

Natalie Bennett
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Brighton MP in Green Party leadership bid

Kathryn Langley

Sussex Live

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas will find out later if she's won the vote to become leader of the Green Party for a second time.

This morning's headlines

Stuart Maisner

Southern bonus declined, a Green leadership hopeful, and quality of life for pensioners. Here are our top stories this morning. 

Southern train

Southern rail co-owner Go-Ahead reports profit of nearly £100m and apologises for major disruptions to its railway services.

Read more

There's rain in the forecast

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

It could be a wet weekend at times. Here's my latest forecast.  

Man rearrested in Mile Oak murder investigation

A 27-year-old man's been rearrested by police investigating the murder of a teenager in Mile Oak. 

The body of 19-year-old Shana Grice was found at her home in Chrisdory Road on 25 August. 

Officers say it's the same man who was arrested that day and released on bail two days later. 

He's due to be questioned on suspicion of murder. 

Shana Grice
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Sussex suspends plans to vaccinate badgers against TB

Yvette Austin

BBC Environment Correspondent

Ambitious plans to vaccinate badgers in Sussex against TB have been suspended. The vaccination programme won't happen at all this year because supplies of the vaccine have run out. Now farmers are becoming increasingly concerned their herds could be contaminated.

Good morning

We'll be keeping you updated with the county's news until 17:00 BST.

If there's something we should know about, please get in touch by tweetingemailing us or sending us a message on Facebook.    

Anthony Burfield sent us this shot of the sunset over Newhaven, it's our #PhotoOfTheDay.

Sunset
Anthony Burfield