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Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Have a fantastic weekend from all the team here at Local Live. 

We're back bright and early at 06:00 GMT on Monday morning with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for the county. We do hope you can join us. 

Is there something you'd like to tell us about? We'd love to hear from you.

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Glenn Murray

Gary Smee

BBC Sport

Brighton comfortably beat out-of-form Derby to move level on points with Championship leaders Newcastle.

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BreakingAnother great result for the Seagulls

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Brighton took a step nearer to the Premier League this evening. 

The Seagulls beat Derby County three-nil at the Amex. 

 They remain in second place in the Championship table on goal difference but are now level with Newcastle on points.  

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Hunt for wanted man

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A £1,000 reward's being offered for information leading to the arrest of this man who's wanted for recall to prison. 

Aaron Barrett was jailed for 13 months at Lewes Crown Court last year for dangerous driving.

Police say he's broken the terms of his prison release licence. 

He used to live in Brighton and has links to East Sussex.

Aaron Barrett
Sussex Police

Do you know this man?

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Sussex Police

A man who's been acting suspiciously in Icklesham, East Sussex, is being sought by police. 

They've issued this e-fit to try and identify the man. 

Officers say incidents have been taking place in gardens in the Main Road area of the village, near Rye. 

A mixed bag of weather this weekend

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

If you're planning a bike ride or a walk this weekend it might be wise to do it tomorrow... unless you've got good waterproofs! 

Here's your forecast.


Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The Seagulls have gone 1-0 up just five minutes into the game.

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Today's newspaper headlines

A newspaper press
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Hastings Observer : Police investigating reports of rape in Ore

The Argus : Popular Brighton clothes shop comes up with unique idea to beat rate rises

Brighton and Hove News : All privately rented houses in parts of Brighton could be licensed

Brighton and Hove Independent : Flasher targets schoolgirl in Hove - and the suspect may be linked to two other incidents

Chichester Observer : Funtington haystack fire still raging 24-hours after being started

Crawley Observer : Gatwick sees three million passengers in February  

Worthing Herald : Two arrested after immigration raid in Shoreham

Mid Sussex Times : ‘Bog roll shortage’ delays British Airways flight at Gatwick

Eastbourne Herald : New train to replace Thomas at Drusillas

Brighton and Hove Albion v Derby County

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The team news is in for the Seagulls match against Derby County at the Amex tonight.

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The match kicks off at 19:45 GMT with full commentary on BBC Sussex and live text commentary  here .  

First Rampion windfarm turbine lifted

The first Rampion turbine is installed
The windfarm is being built 13km off the Sussex coast

The first of 116 wind turbines has been installed as part of a new windfarm off the Sussex coast.

Chris Tomlinson, development and stakeholder manager for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, said that after seven years of planning, this was a "major milestone".

The turbines will be installed gradually in an area from Worthing to Peacehaven before the first generation of electricity later this year.

E.On said the project, when complete, will provide enough electricity to supply almost 347,000 homes a year.

Mercedes damaged in suspected Brighton road rage incident

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

          Police want to speak to a cyclist in connection with a suspected road rage incident in Brighton.
Sussex Police

Police want to speak to a cyclist in connection with a suspected road rage incident in Brighton.

It happened in Preston Drove at about 16:15 GMT on Friday 3 March. 

Officers say four nearside panels on a Mercedes were damaged.

It's thought the cost of repairs may run into four figures.  

Trial date fixed for Brighton hit and run

A man charged with dangerous driving after a pensioner was killed is due to stand trial.

Jonos Sasvari, 78, of Little Preston Street, died in Old Steine after a hit and run in January. 

The scene of the crash

Gavin Dawes, 33, of Phoenix Rise, was charged earlier with causing death by dangerous driving and two counts of dangerous driving. 

Appearing at Brighton Magistrates' Court today, he was remanded in custody and a trial date fixed for April 7 at Lewes Crown Court. 

Big increase in wildlife casualties

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

A wildlife charity saw a large increase in casualties last year.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service saw a 42% rise in animal casualties in 2016 - up 854 casualties on the previous year.

The charity treated 2,884 casualties in 2016, compared to 2,030 in 2015.

Deer rescue
East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service

The charity saw a 38% increase in wild mammals and 44% increase in wild birds. Hedgehogs were the most common mammal rescued (473) and the feral pigeon the most common bird species (330).

The single most common confirmed reason for wildlife casualties being admitted into care remains as a result of cats - 15% of casualties in 2016.  

One of the biggest increases was in entanglements, that's birds caught in netting on buildings, deer entangled in electric rope or swans entangled in fishing line.  

Seal rescue
East Sussex Wildlife rescue

Making plans for the weekend?

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

Saturday's definitely better than Sunday.

Here's my forecast.

Brighton and Hove Albion v Derby - match facts

Johnny Cantor

BBC Sussex commentator

  • Excluding play-off matches, Brighton have only lost one of their past six home league games against Derby (W3 D2).
  • The Rams' last clean sheet away at Brighton in all competitions came at the Withdean Stadium in November 2005, with Lee Camp in goal for Derby that day.
  • Brighton have kept the most clean sheets in the Championship this season (18) while Derby have kept the second most (16) - the reverse fixture between the sides on the opening day finished 0-0.
  • Derby have only scored in one of their past six away league games, winning 3-0 at Ipswich in January.
  • The Seagulls' defeat against Newcastle in their last home match ended a run of 14 league games without defeat at the Amex Stadium - they have not lost consecutive home games since a run of three in January 2016.
  • No side has conceded more goals from corners in the Championship this season than Derby (10).

Tim Peake donates £250,000 to The Prince's Trust

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

Tim Peake donates £250,000 to The Prince's Trust
The Prince's Trust

Chichester's Tim Peake has donated £250,000 to the Prince's Trust as a result of sales through his book.

The astronaut also confirmed that he will be releasing a new book in the autumn and once again, the royalties will be donated to The Prince’s Trust.

The work the Trust does, helping disadvantaged young people move into education, work or training, is something I believe is vital. I have met some of the young people supported by the Trust and I have seen first-hand what a difference the charity makes to their lives. It seemed natural to me that the proceeds I would get from my book would go towards helping such a fantastic cause."

Tim PeakeEuropean Space Agency Astronaut

Brighton and Hove Albion v Derby - analysis

Johnny Cantor

BBC Sussex commentator

The victory over Rotherham will go some way to restoring confidence after two defeats, but the game at home to Derby represents a bigger challenge.

Playing on a Friday, the Seagulls can put more pressure on third-placed Huddersfield with a win, but will need to find their 'A' game to beat an unpredictable Rams side.

Ravaged by injuries to four key defenders, Chris Hughton will want his team to add to their record of 18 clean sheets in the league and has a big decision to make wide left with so many options at his disposal.

#ICYMI: Keeping hens healthy

Yvette Austin

BBC Environment Correspondent

There's new hope for the South East's poultry farmers in the battle against avian flu.  

Chainsaws stolen from farm

Ten Echo chainsaws were stolen during a break-in at Tulleys Farm in Turners Hill Road, Crawley.

The incident took place at around 22:00 GMT on 9 February when six men broke into the property.

They had a good look around the site before making off with the chainsaws which are estimated to be worth a total of £2,000.

Have you got a story that needs to be investigated?

If so, get in touch with the award-winning BBC South East Today investigations team.    

Census on 'true state' of UK's live music

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

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The UK's first ever live music census is being carried out in six cities across Britain.

The project aims to take a snapshot of current trends and map out the ways the public engage with music.

It is hoped  the survey  will help measure live music's cultural and economic value and identify future challenges and opportunities.

The 24-hour survey began at 12:00 GMT yesterday in Brighton along with Glasgow, Newcastle, Oxford, Leeds and Southampton.

Read the full story here .

Woman sexually assaulted as she walked home

Police were called just after 04:30 GMT today in the Ore area of Hastings.

A 24-year-old woman was walking home from the town centre when she was attacked.

She had walked via Queens Road, St James Road and Mount Pleasant Road, but it is believed the attack took place at a bus stop near the junction of Parker Road and Beaconsfield Road at around 03:20 GMT.

The suspect, who grabbed the woman from behind, has only been described as a white man wearing grey jeans.

Officers are making enquiries in the area and additional patrols have been deployed.

Anyone with any information is asked to email or report it online at

Your amazing pictures

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Thank you for all of the amazing pictures you've been sending us on Twitter  ,  Facebook   and by   email  .

We loved them so much that we decided to create a music montage of just some of the best.

Please keep them coming.

#ICYMI: Former Paralympian visits Sussex children

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

Chailey Heritage needs to raise £800,000 for a new arts and education centre.  

BreakingMan charged over Brighton hit and run

Police at scene of fatal hit and run
Eddie Mitchell

A man has been charged in connection with a hit and run in Brighton in January.

Gavin David Dawes, 33, unemployed, of Phoenix Rise, Brighton, has been charged with causing the death of Jonos Sasvari by dangerous driving on January 10 in the Old Steine.

He was also charged with two additional counts of dangerous driving and has been remanded to appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court later.

A 35-year-old man remains on bail for dangerous driving, drink driving, failing to stop for police and failing to report an accident. He is due to return on bail on March 14.

The overnight cricket millionaire

Tymal Mills has signed a £1.4m deal but his mum still tells him off for buying expensive trainers.    

Woman in critical condition after crash

A 59-year-old woman is in a critical condition after a three-vehicle crash.

It happened on the A272 near Rogate, east of Petersfield, on the Sussex-Hampshire border, at about 10:00 GMT on Thursday 9 March. 

A white Renault box van, a white Vauxhall Adam and a grey Peugeot 307 were involved in the crash.

The van, driven by a 28-year-old man from Burgess Hill, rolled onto its side. He and the Peugeot driver, a 45-year-old woman from Rogate, were both injured and were taken to the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.

The Vauxhall driver, who is from Waterlooville, was flown by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital.

Inspector Stewart Goodwin, of the Sussex and Surrey roads policing unit, said: "Anyone who saw what happened or noticed any of the vehicles involved being driven shortly before the collision is asked to get in touch, quoting Operation Thor."

They are asked to email, report online here or to call 101.

Concern at school budget cuts warning

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

The headteacher of a West Sussex school has raised concerns after the teachers' union said schools will have to axe GCSE and A-level courses to save money. 

The Association of School and College Leaders has warned budget pressures are driving up class sizes and causing them to cancel things like school trips. 

Are you a fostering or adoption success story?

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

Has it worked for you? I want to hear your story this morning. 

I'm here from 09:00 GMT with the phone-in on BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey. 

Royal British Legion branch could close

The Lancing and Sompting branch of the Royal British Legion - which provides vital services to veterans on the Sussex Coast - is at serious risk of closure due to a shortage of volunteers.

The branch has just four permanent officers in key roles, but needs a minimum of eight to keep it running.

On Tuesday, a special general meeting is being held with county officials in private i a bid to find members required for its survival.

Geoff Bowring - Chairman of the Lancing and Sompting branch of the Royal British Legion - will be interviewed on the BBC Sussex Breakfast Show with Neil Pringle this morning. You can listen here .

British Airways Gatwick flight delayed over loo roll shortage

Lizzie Massey

BBC Live reporter

British Airways planes
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An inadequately stocked toilet roll cupboard and a lack of headphones meant hundreds of holidaymakers were delayed for more than five hours.

British Airways has apologised to passengers on its flight from Gatwick to Barbados, which was supposed to leave on Sunday evening but eventually took off in the early hours of Monday.

The delay meant the return flight to Gatwick was also held up.

The airline now faces a £290,000 compensation bill.

Read the full story here .

Seagulls preparing for the Rams

Johnny Cantor

BBC Sussex commentator

Chuba Akpom
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It's a big night at the Amex as Brighton and Hove Albion are looking to strengthen their promotion hopes against Derby County.

Striker Chuba Akpom, who's had an injured knee, could feature after resuming training.

Shane Duffy is sidelined for six weeks with a broken metatarsal, with centre-back Uwe Huenemeier set to deputise again. Fellow defenders Gaetan Bong and Sebastian Pocognoli are still out.

New Brighton signing Vegard Forren  is "not up to speed" according to manager Chris Hughton and his fitness will be assessed in the coming days.

Manager Chris Hughton told BBC Sussex: "Our home form has always been key to the position we've had in this division, particularly over the past couple of seasons in my time here.

"We certainly put great importance on that, but we're in a division where the top end is pushing very hard at the moment. We have to anticipate that the teams in that group are not going to lose many games.

"You have to have the mindset of winning your home games, but we also know we've got away games where we'll have to get victories as well."

Kick-off is at 19:45 GMT. You can listen to the build up and the match on BBC Sussex here .

Returning to freedom

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Tortured and left to die, Reva the orangutan was saved by the Uckfield-based charity International Animal Rescue.  

More glorious sunshine on the way?

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

Hmm, maybe not I'm afraid.

It's going to be mostly cloudy this weekend, but on Saturday there will be some brighter spells across the South East. 

Brook House immigration detainees 'held for years'

Tanya Gupta

BBC News Online

Brook House

Four men have been held for more than two years at Brook House immigration removal centre as the average length of detentions has grown, a report found.

Prison inspectors discovered the average period of stay at the facility near Gatwick Airport had risen from 28 to 48 days.

Twenty-three people were held for more than a year.

The Home Office said it did not want to detain people for longer than necessary but some had prolonged the process. Read the full story here .