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  1. Our live coverage has come to an end
  2. Updates on Tuesday 14 March 2017

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Crewe ease their relegation fears with a convincing victory at Crawley, who have lost five of their last six home games.

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Fire exercise on Brighton Pier

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

If you spot fire engines outside Brighton Pier tomorrow night this is probably why... 

Part of the iconic structure is being shut off for a training exercise. 

Six fire engines from East Sussex Fire and Rescue are expected to take part. 

One side of the pier will be closed off to the public but the other side is staying open.

Brighton Pier
BBC

We want to ensure we fully understand the challenges we might face if there was a real fire. We hope visitors and locals will appreciate that we will need to shut off certain areas for safety reasons while we carry out our emergency planning and training event."

Nigel Cusack Brighton and Hove Borough Commander

Amy starts a new life thanks to Sussex charity

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Snatched from the wild and locked up until she was crippled, Amy the orangutan has been rescued from her life as a pet in Borneo by Uckfield charity International Animal Rescue.

Eastbourne Borough striker signs for the Daggers

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Elliott Romain
Jon Rigby

Eastbourne Borough striker Elliott Romain has signed for National League side Dagenham & Redbridge.

Read the full story  here .

Running for dystonia

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Meet the eight-year-old from Shoreham who's running the Brighton Marathon mini mile in memory of his very special grandad.

The Spring weather continues

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

The mild and dry weather goes on. But is there an end in sight? 

Foster family's concerns over teen's death

Kyle Birchall, 17, took his own life in 2014 after social workers in Brighton and Hove agreed he could live more than 100 miles away with the biological father he'd never met.

His foster family family has told BBC South East Today they believe he'd still be alive if the proper procedures had been followed. 

A review of Kyle's case found a series of failings by social services.

Visiting the South East's beautiful gardens

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Gardens across the South East that are opening to the public under the banner of the National Gardens Scheme have been announced today. Details here .

The Reds in action tonight

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

Crawley Town are in action tonight as they host fellow League Two strugglers Crewe.

Crawley are sitting 16th in the table on 44 points, while Crewe are five points behind on 39.

The Reds have had just two wins in 10 games.

Stats from Crawley
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Former Paralympian visits Sussex children
Chailey Heritage needs to raise £800,000 for a new arts and education centre.
Shane Duffy

Brighton defender Shane Duffy says surgery on a fractured metatarsal went well and that he hopes to be fit in late April.

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BreakingDate set for beach death inquests

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Inquests into the deaths of seven men at Camber Sands will take place in Hastings in the last week of June, it has been announced.

The bereaved families of five of the men who died at the Sussex beach last summer have demanded the inquest examine whether a local authority was to blame for the deaths. 

Lawyers representing the families said the hearing - which is scheduled to start the week beginning 26 June - should look at whether Rother District Council "could or should" have done more given the history of Camber Sands. 

Camber Sands
BBC

Today's newspaper headlines

Newspapers
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The Argus : Revealed: The 49 parking sites across the city where you can hire a bike

Brighton and Hove News : Developer who cleared railway allotment site told he must still relocate protected slow worms - and could be breaking the law 

Brighton and Hove Independent : Years & Years to perform at Brighton Pride

Worthing Herald : Pensioner appeal after purse with precious photo is stolen

Crawley Observer : Awarding no funding to Crawley Festival ‘mean-spirited’

Chichester Observer : Boy fends off attacker in Chichester

West Sussex County Times : Thieves steal £10,000 of military equipment from village firm

Mid Sussex Times : Dame Vera’s charity joins forces with pioneering mother

Eastbourne Herald : New lease of life for town centre bar

Hastings Observer : Hastings national press photographer dies

Ex-West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul is returning to Lancashire as a Kolpak player

With the 2017 county season here, keep up to date with the latest signings, departures and rumours ahead of the new campaign.

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How could anyone throw a dog out of a moving vehicle on a motorway?

Lizzie Massey

BBC Live reporter

Lurcher
Surrey Police

This female Lurcher Cross is being treated for two broken legs after being thrown from the vehicle at about 16:00 GMT on Thursday 2 March.

Someone threw her from the back of a vehicle, believed to be a van, as it was travelling northbound on the M23 between junctions nine and eight just north of the Gatwick junction.

Luckily a passing motorist stopped to help and officers from Surrey Police then took the dog to a local vet. 

She was treated for two broken legs and is now recovering and being cared for by an animal charity.

PC Sam Ainsworth said: “This really is a cruel and distressing incident and I’m appealing for anyone who knows who might be responsible to do the right thing and call us with information so we can bring the offender to justice.

"I’m sure there must have been other motorists who witnessed the events last Thursday and I would urge them to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference number 45170022317

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Lurcher
Surrey Police

Couple tied up by burglars in their home

A couple were tied up by four men who they disturbed burgling their home.

They returned to their house in Buckswood Drive at around 20:00 GMT yesterday and found that a patio door had been smashed.

As they went inside, the men grabbed them.

They were forced to open a safe and the men removed jewellery, watches and a quantity of cash. They were then tied up in a bathroom, but managed to escape after the men had left.

The men were wearing masks and gloves. 

The couple were not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to report online here quoting serial 1319 of 13/03.

#ICYMI: Your amazing pictures

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Thank you for all of the amazing pictures you've been sending us on  TwitterFacebook  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.

Do we need a broken windows approach here?

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

Do we need to do more to tackle low level crime to improve where we live? What's being done to tackle this sort of crime where you live - Call me 03459 57 00 57. 

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.       

Lucky escape for this deer...

Deer dashcam

And for BBC journalist Alex Ward who caught this video on her dash-cam as she drove to Tunbridge Wells yesterday.    

It's a sight that will be familiar for many drivers.

Rock legend's grandson running for charity

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Zac Emerson
Family handout

The grandson of the late rock legend Keith Emerson is running the mini mile on the weekend of the Brighton Marathon to raise money for charity.

Zac Emerson's grandfather died last year . Keith Emerson was in Emerson, Lake and Palmer who were best known for their 1977 hit Fanfare for the Common Man.

He had Dystonia - a condition characterised by uncontrollable and painful muscle spasms caused by incorrect signals from the brain.

Zac, who's from Shoreham, has so far raised nearly £900.

Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Getty Images
The band, pictured here in 1970, with Emerson on left, were very popular in the UK and Japan

#ICYMI: Farmers' warning to dog owners

Jon Hunt

Reporter, BBC South East Today

Dog owners are being warned they could be prosecuted and their pets shot dead if they allow them to chase sheep.

It's lambing season, and farmers across the South East are already reporting cases of sheep worrying.

One Sussex farmer is counting the cost of an attack which saw 14 of his ewes killed. 

#ICYMI: First turbines installed at wind farm

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

The first turbines have been installed as part of the Rampion wind farm being built off the Sussex coast.

The project is due to be completed in 2018.

The company behind it claims when finished, the offshore wind farm will provide enough electricity to supply nearly 350,000 homes a year - equivalent to around half the homes in Sussex.  

Investigation continues into death fall from flat

Marine Court in St Leonards
Google
It is unclear which flat the man fell from, Sussex Police said

Police are due to continue questioning a 54-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a 93-year-old man in St Leonards yesterday morning.

It is believed the man died after falling from a seafront apartment block at around 09:00 GMT at Marine Court.

He was declared dead at the scene.

Sussex Police are appealing for anyone with information to the contact them. 

Less sunshine, but staying mild

Kate Kinsella

BBC Weather

No repeat of yesterday's sunshine I'm afraid - but on the plus side, it's staying mild out there for the next few days.

RMT Southern strike: 'I hardly knew about it'

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

There was another strike by members of the RMT union yesterday - and I spoke to passengers at Brighton station during yesterday's 24-hour walkout.

One woman didn't think there was a strike being held but was under the impression previous strikes had been held on Sundays because she'd suffered so much disruption at weekends.

Here's what people had to say.

A trip back in time at Brighton Pavilion

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

Brighton Pavilion
Google

It's one of the most recognisable landmarks in the whole of Sussex and from today you'll get a chance to see what it would have looked like in its heyday.

We're talking about the Brighton Pavilion and a new exhibition that opens today revealing rarely-seen images of the estate dating back centuries - even before it was built.

Dr Alexandra Loske is the Curator of the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery - and she'll be speaking to the BBC Sussex Breakfast Show with Neil Pringle at about 07:25 GMT. You can listen here .

Spring is in the air

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

At least in Seaford, where Roy Elliott took this great picture of frog spawn - it's our  #photooftheday .

We'll be here until 22:00 GMT bringing you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather for the county.

Frog in Seaford
Roy Elliott

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