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Summary

  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Updates on Monday 5 September 2016

Live Reporting

By Stuart Maisner and Kathryn Langley

All times stated are UK

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Good night

Kathryn Langley

Sussex Live

That's all for our live coverage today, we'll be back with you from 06:00 BST tomorrow morning.

In the mean time, if you'd like to get in touch then you can find us on TwitterFacebook, or send us an email.    

Have a lovely evening.

Brexit: 'Look at the industry we've lost being in Europe'

We've been speaking to people about what the Brexit vote means to them.

Here's the view of Kay Green. 

You can follow our coverage using #brexitbritain.

What happened #onthisday in Sussex?

Bob Dale

A two-wheeled protest in Brighton, plans to drill in the National Park and Sussex's first free school - it's #onthisday one, three, five years ago...

Patient transport service on brink of "collapse"

The non-emergency ambulance service in Sussex is on the brink of "collapse" tonight, according to a group of companies who are contracted by Coperforma to provide the service. 

Double amputee soldier's inspiring story

Soldier Ben Stoten lost both his legs after stepping on a landmine in Afghanistan in 2012.

He's now training to become a personal trainer.  

Here's our report from Maria Ramos.

Teenager convicted of Bognor flat fire

A teenager who started a fire in Bognor Regis has been found guilty of arson with intent to endanger life.

Michael Bissett set fire to a sock in the lounge of a first floor flat in Aldwick Road last November. 

The man living there had to jump bare foot onto the pavement below after becoming trapped inside. 

Mr Bissett, who's 18 and from Lyon Street, is due to be sentenced next month.  

Brexit: 'I would probably vote to leave as well'

It's more than two months since Britain voted to leave the EU - and tonight's Inside Out is devoted to Brexit.

We'll be speaking to a Bulgarian woman living in the South East who supports the decision.

Don't miss Inside Out on BBC One at 19:30 BST. You can also follow our coverage using #brexitbritain.

Seaford travellers move on as council prepares for eviction

A group of travellers that parked up on the seafront in Seaford have moved on, after the town council started legal action to evict them. 

Eighteen families parked their vehicles on the Esplanade on Friday evening.

Seaford Town Council staff worked through the weekend to gather evidence needed for permission to evict the group, but they left this morning.

The seafront in Seaford
Seaford Town Council

This afternoon's top stories

Stuart Maisner

Rail strike plans, a runway closure, and an exotic bird found in St Leonards. Here are this afternoon's main stories.  

Teacher jailed for rape of Eastbourne girl

A teacher's been jailed for ten years for raping a 14-year-old girl from Eastbourne. 

Subir Chakravarty, who taught at Ratton School, was convicted after a five-day trial at Hove Crown Court.

The 38-year-old from Essex raped his victim twice at the house where he used to live in the town. 

The offences happened in March 2014.

Subir Chakravarty
Sussex Police

On what terms should we leave the EU?

Ben Weisz

Political reporter, BBC Sussex

The debate about whether to leave the EU is largely over – we’re leaving, the Government insists.

But just when you thought political chatter might turn to something else, a new debate is opening up – on what terms should we leave?

We asked two key thinkers in the Sussex business world what they’d want to see in any deal to exit the EU.  

EU and UK flags
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Futurologist Nick Price set out his best-case and worst-case scenario for the UK in 2021 – one where we’d taken the opportunity to trade with the world and expand our economy, and one where we’d hesitated - the economy stagnating while we dithered over what to do.

Containers
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Businessman Brett North then told us that to avoid that worst-case scenario and get to the rosier situation, the UK needed to act decisively, do more to nurture homegrown talent, and shift the immigration debate from one about numbers to one about skills.

Top newspaper stories in Sussex

Here are the top stories from the local newspapers in Sussex this afternoon:

The Argus: More than 100 council staff dismissed for misconduct in three years.

Hastings Observer: Rare bird rescued after washing up on St Leonards beach

Pile of newspapers
Thinkstock

Albion defender feared his season was over before it even began

Brighton and Hove Albion Connor Goldson has revealed he feared he could miss this season.  

You can read the interview with The Argus here.

Connor Goldson
The Argus

What happened #onthisday in Sussex?

Bob Dale

A two-wheeled protest in Brighton, plans to drill in the National Park and Sussex's first free school - it's #onthisday

Sussex on this day September 5th
Southern train

A rail passengers group is to fund a legal review of the government's handling of the Southern rail franchise amid continuing disruption.

Read more

Blake Cottage once owned by painter and poet William Blake set to become B&B

Supporters of a bid to buy a cottage steeped in literary history claim they have been sidelined and that it will become a B&B.  

Read The Argus story here.

Blake Cottage
The Argus

'If anything happens they know we're there to support them'

Stuart Maisner

Nearly 150 soldiers from across the South East are carrying out exercises near the border with Russia in support of the Estonian army.  

Brexit: 'I would probably vote to leave as well'

It's more than two months since Britain voted to leave the EU - and tonight's Inside Out is devoted to Brexit.

We'll be speaking to a Bulgarian woman living in the South East who supports the decision.

Don't miss Inside Out on BBC One at 19:30 BST. You can also follow our coverage using #brexitbritain.

Warm and muggy, but mostly cloudy

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

A gloomy afternoon today with a muggy evening but brighter tomorrow.

Here's your lunchtime forecast.

Sussex Live: We're with you 16 hours a day

From today you can get updates from us throughout the day from 06:00 BST until 22:00 BST Monday to Friday. 

And on our sister site in Kent too. Here's Polly, Rob and Rachel to tell you more.

Remember you can send us your videos, pictures and news on TwitterFacebook, or send us an email

Southern hopes to run 60% of its normal timetable during strike

Southern rail has released its plan for this week's 48-hour RMT conductors' strike.

You can find more details on the company's plans here.

Southern strike

West Pier birthday plans

The West Pier's 150th birthday will be celebrated in style.

Read The Argus story here.undefined

The West Pier in Brighton
The Argus

Concern for missing Crawley woman

Police say they are growing concerned for a missing 21-year-old woman from Crawley.

Keileigh Miller was reported missing by her family on Thursday after she didn't turn up to her mother's house in Horley as expected.

Picture of Keileigh Miller
Sussex Police

She was last seen by her family on Wednesday in Horley at about 19:30 BST.

PC Mark Green said: "Her family are growing worried. Anyone who has seen her or knows where she is should contact police on 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 653 of 01/09."

Southern release strike plan

Southern rail says it plans to run 60% of its normal timetable during strike action by the RMT union on Wednesday and Thursday.

The company says it will use 'contingency conductors' and that there will be extra staff at stations to help passengers.

You can find more details here.

Protesters at London Victoria
BBC

Labour leader's £30bn pledge for South East

This was the sight which met Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn when he came to the South East on Saturday.

He said the South East would get a £30bn investment package if Labour wins power.

He spoke to our reporter Briohny Williams.

This week's top entertainment stories

Stuart Maisner

Stolen Eddie Izzard beret, South East Strictly star and big names for Ayckbourn comedy.

Here's our showbiz round-up. 

Investigation launched after woman raped in Worthing

Police are investigating after a woman was raped on the beach at Goring Gap in Worthing.

The 29-year-old woman was attacked at about 8.30pm on Wednesday 24 August.

A 42-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape. He has been released on bail until 18 November while enquiries continue. Anyone with information should call Sussex Police on 101.

Brexit: 'Look at the industry we've lost being in Europe'

We've been speaking to people about what the Brexit vote means to them.

Here's the view of Kay Green. 

Don't miss Inside Out on BBC One at 19:30 BST. You can also follow our coverage using #brexitbritain.

Restoration of historic windmill to begin

Stuart Maisner

The restoration of Halnaker Windmill near Chichester is expected to start early next year following planning approval.

The Grade II listed building, which dates from the 18th century, will undergo refurbishment work which is expected to last 14 weeks.

Halnaker Windmill
West Sussex County Council

Gatwick update: 'Small indentation' on runway

Gatwick Airport says a "small indentation" was the reason its main runway was closed for several hours last night. 

Eight aircraft were diverted after it was forced to open its alternative runway at around 19.40 BST.

You can read the full story here.  

Gatwick runway
PA

Computer equipment stolen from school

Police are appealing for witnesses after about £11,000 of computer equipment was stolen from a school in Heathfield.

The items stolen from Heathfield Community College on 20 August include 85 iPads, 10 MacBooks, five Mac minis, four laptops and two tablet computers.

Anyone with information is asked to email @sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 181 of 22/08.

Brexit: 'It's a life changer for me and my kids'

We've been speaking to people about what the Brexit vote means to them.

Here's the view of chef Steve Howe. 

Don't miss Inside Out on BBC One at 19:30 BST. You can also follow our coverage using #brexitbritain.

Steve Howe on Brexit vote

'Our rescuers were amazed at what they found'

Stuart Maisner

The boss of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue has been telling BBC Sussex about a rather unusual discovery washed up in St Leonards yesterday.

It's a red-footed booby, normally found in the Caribbean.

'It will bring a lot of people to the town'

Stuart Maisner

Work is due to begin today on a £3.2m scheme to overhaul Queens Square in Crawley. Here's what you've been telling the BBC Sussex breakfast show with Neil Pringle.  

Your pictures of Sussex

Thank you for all the pictures you've been sending us.

Remember you can send us your pictures and news on TwitterFacebook, or send us an email.     

Beach at Goring-by-Sea
Richard Wratten
Goring-by-Sea by Richard Wratten
Newhaven sunset
Anthony Burfield
Newhaven by Anthony Burfield
Winchelsea beach
Philip Huddleston
Winchelsea by Philip Huddleston

Elm tree tourist trail to be unveiled

Kathryn Langley

Sussex Live

New maps are being drawn up to help people learn about elm trees in Brighton and Hove.

What happened #onthisday in Sussex?

Bob Dale

A two-wheeled protest in Brighton, plans to drill in the National Park and Sussex's first free school - it's #onthisday

Crawley Town beaten by Portsmouth

Stuart Maisner

Crawley Town were beaten three-nil at Portsmouth on Saturday to continue their mixed start to the new season.

They're now 13th in the table with eight points.

Full match report here.

Football and legs
BBC

Unusual discovery for animal rescuers

Here are some more pictures of the unusual discovery for staff from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue in St Leonards yesterday - a red-footed booby.

Rescuers Andrew Loftus and Charlotte Humphreys managed to catch the bird on the beach after being called by Gail Cohen and took it to their casualty centre for initial care.

Red-footed booby
WRAS
Red-footed booby
WRAS
Red-footed booby
WRAS

The seabirds do not migrate, but live year-round in tropical and subtropical regions of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans and often follow marine craft.