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  2. Live updates on Thursday 23 February

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Goodnight from Sussex Live

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

That's it for us on this very windy day. We hope Doris hasn't caused you too many problems.

We'll be back tomorrow between 06:00 GMT and 22:00 GMT, with all the day's news, sport, travel and weather.

If there's anything you think we shoudl know you can get in touch on  Twitter , on  Facebook  or by sending us an  email

Police ask for help in finding Nicholas Leon

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Nicholas Leon
Sussex Police

Nicholas Leon is being sought by police as they believe he might be able to help with their investigation into various incidents in Wealden district. 

The 32-year-old from Crowborough also has links to Hailsham and Polegate.

Talking justice

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

If you were the victim of a terrible crime, could you sit down and talk to the perpetrator?

Rosalyn Boyce campaigned for years for the right to meet the man who raped her.

Rosalyn says it helped her recovery from a brutal crime - and Sussex Police say there's evidence the process helps stop reoffending.

Will the weather calm down?

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

Storm Doris has been blowing heavily across the South East, but will it continue?

See my latest forecast to find out.

Calls for Coperforma to be investigated

Siobhan Daniels

BBC Live reporter

The Shadow Health Secretary called for an inquiry during a visit to Hove into the controversial contract for non-emergency patient transport across Sussex. 

The multi million pound deal was awarded to Coperforma last year but the company faced harsh criticism for long delays in providing NHS patients with hospital transport. 

Have you seen Connor Johnson?

Police are growing concerned for a missing teenager from Billingshurst.

Connor Johnson, 19, has been missing since 10:50 GMT this morning after he left home on Coombe Hill.

He had injured his hand on a broken photo frame and was bleeding as he left.

Have you seen Connor Johnson from Billingshurst?
Sussex Police

Doris waves hello

Tom Darby

BBC Live reporter

Thanks to Jon Wilhelm for this shot from Hastings Harbour arm.

He went there to see Doris, and it looks like she gave him a big wave (boom boom)!

Crashing waves
Jon Wilhelm‎

Budget decision day in Brighton and Hove

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Brighton Pier
BBC

It's decision day as councillors in Brighton and Hove vote on whether to push through cuts of £21m. 

If approved, it'll mean a 5% council tax increase, job losses and cuts to the youth services budget.

Council leader Warren Morgan says difficult decisions have been forced on them because of cuts in central government funding. 

Uckfield singer wins big at the Brits

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Rag 'N' Bone man
AP

Uckfield singer Rag 'N' Bone man was one of the big winners at the 2017 Brit Awards.

He took home the critics choice award and best British breakthrough act.

David Bowie dominated the night, winning best British male and best British album, for Blackstar. 

Read the full story here .

This afternoon's local newspapers

Stack of pictures
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The Argus : Cyclist, 68, dies after being found with serious head injuries

West Sussex County Times : A23 closed after Storm Doris damages road

Worthing Herald : Lancing mother fights for disabled housing solution

Hastings Observer : Overnight car thefts spate in Hastings triggers warning

Eastbourne Herald : Hampden Park level crossing became stuck due to a fault

Your #StormDoris photos

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Well these are lovely photos of people taking advantage of Storm Doris along the Sussex coast. 

Do take care if you're out snapping though... 

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Severe disruption: A28 East Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

A28 East Sussex both ways severe disruption, at B2089 Udimore Road.

A28 East Sussex - A28 Northiam Road in Brede blocked and very slow traffic in both directions at the B2089 Udimore Road junction, because of a fallen tree and fallen power cables.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Find out what is happening with Storm Doris

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Look East weather

Storm Doris has been battering our shores with 60mph winds, will it continue? Find out in my forecast.  

Severe disruption: A281 West Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

A281 West Sussex both ways severe disruption, near B2115 Sandygate Lane.

A281 West Sussex - A281 in Lower Beeding blocked in both directions near Progners Corner, because of a fallen tree.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: A29 West Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

A29 West Sussex both ways severe disruption, at Sack Lane.

A29 West Sussex - A29 Shripney Road in Shripney blocked and queuing traffic in both directions at the Sack Lane junction, because of a fallen tree.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Jimmy Anyon appointed head coach of Sussex Women’s team

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

Sussex Cricket have announced Jimmy Anyon has been appointed to the role of head coach to the Sussex Women’s team.

BBC
Getty Images

Anyon has taken over the role from Charlotte Burton who stepped down in December, after being at the helm since 2010.

The 33-year-old former seamer retired from the game shortly before the beginning of the 2016 season. 

He last year assisted Burton with the senior women’s side during the summer and worked with Brighton College in a coaching capacity.

Cyclist dies from head injuries in Burgess Hill

A cyclist has died after he was discovered lying in the road with serious head injuries.

Passers-by discovered the 68-year-old man collapsed with his bike on top of him in Mill Road at 05:45 GMT on Wednesday 22 February.

He was flown by air ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, but died from his injuries.

Two teenagers seriously hurt in A26 crash

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Police jacket
BBC

Two 17-year-old boys are seriously hurt after a collision involving two Land Rovers near Tonbridge. 

Police were called to the A26 near Hadlow just before 20:00 GMT yesterday where one of the vehicles had hit a tree. 

An 18-year-old man from East Sussex is being questioned on suspicion of dangerous driving. 

A 17-year-old boy from East Sussex was also arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and has been bailed until 28 February. 

Officers want to hear from anyone who saw the two vehicles, one orange and one silver, just before the collision. 

Disruption on Southern due to Storm Doris

A fallen tree is causing problems on the trains this morning.

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Air crash hearing postponed

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Emergency workers on A27
PA

A pre-inquest review into the Shoreham air crash has been postponed. 

The hearing was due to have taken place on 17 March. 

Air accident investigators will publish their final safety report on Friday next week. 

The West Sussex coroner says the delay is due to the close timing of that report and the fact the police investigation is still ongoing. 

Eleven men died in the crash in August 2015.  

Join me for the debate on BBC Sussex

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

This morning we'll be talking about prison and whether it can change someone for the better.

Join me on BBC Sussex at 09:00 GMT.

Storm Doris hits the Sussex coast

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Our reporter Simon Jenkins is out and about on the Sussex coast this morning... and it's *quite* windy!

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Motorist with 24 points still allowed to drive

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A BBC investigation has discovered there's a motorist in Sussex driving legally with 24 penalty points.

How's Storm Doris doing?

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Weather

Take a look at the latest weather forecast for the South East.

Doris hits South East's trains

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Speed restrictions are being introduced on the South East's rail network today, as the region prepares for Storm Doris.

Trains will be limited to 50mph, to allow drivers extra stopping time if trees or other debris is blown onto tracks.

Southern says the speed limit means it won't be able to run its full service, with only one direct Brighton to Victoria train an hour between 11:00 GMT and 18:00 GMT.

Southeastern says its coastal routes, from Ashford to Ramsgate and Hastings to Battle, will be the most affected.

Southeastern Train
BBC

This is part of our standard planning for stormy weather, but it will mean changes to journeys for some passengers. Your safety is our top priority.'

Andy Derbyshirechief operating officer, Network Rail South East route
Brighton station
BBC

We will continue to work with Network Rail to monitor the necessity of these important safety measures, but we advise all passengers to check before they travel and to allow more time for their journeys.'

Ellie BurrowsTrain Services Director at Southeastern

The weekend's almost here

We'll keep you up to date with all the news, sport, travel and weather for Sussex until 22:00 GMT.

Doesn't Bodiam Castle look spooky in this early morning mist? It was sent in by Sam Webb and it's our #PhotoOfTheDay

Bodiam Castle
Sam Webb

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