Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Live updates on Thursday 23 March

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Get involved

Good night from the BBC Live team

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Thanks for joining us again, we'll be back tomorrow from 06:00 GMT with all the news, sport, travel and weather for the county.

If you'd like to get hold of us in the meantime, you can get in touch on  Twitter , on  Facebook , or by sending us an  email .  

Man attacked with machete

Police  are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked with a machete in a flat in Millfield in Sompting at about 04:00 GMT this morning. 

The 50-year-old man was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, with a serious injury to his arm and was undergoing treatment.

A 23-year-old Worthing man who is also being treated in hospital for laceration injuries has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.  

Funding boost to revitalise Royal Pavilion Estate

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

A project to revitalise the Royal Pavilion Estate in Brighton has received a £3m grant. 

The money will go towards a major refurbishment of the Grade I listed Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Grade II listed Studio Theatre as the first phase of an ambitious heritage project.

Brighton Dome refurbishment
Jolyon Thompson

The improvement works will restore long-lost heritage features as well as provide new, state-of the art facilities. The project is due for completion in late 2018. 

Artists impression Royal Pavilion Estate
Brighton Dome

An improving forecast for the weekend

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

It's looking dry for the weekend but feeling quite chilly. 

The Seagulls' promotion race: Your thoughts

Johnny Cantor

BBC Sussex commentator

Brighton and Hove Albion have eight games to secure automatic promotion to the Premier League. 

So how are Seagulls supporters across the globe feeling ahead of the Championship run-in?

We’ve been asking for your videos. 

Here's Stuart Glover, originally from Littlehampton but now lives in Laos. He's been an Albion fan for 46 years.

If you'd like to send us your thoughts in 45 seconds, email me at sussexsport@bbc.co.uk

Westminster attack: Amber Rudd says don't point finger of blame at intelligence services

Home Secretary and Hastings MP Amber Rudd warns against pointing "any finger of blame" at intelligence services after the London attack. 

She told the BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg that although the attacker was known to them, it did not mean "24 hour cover". 

Ms Rudd said that the intelligence services do a "fantastic job" and that people should "give them the space they need" to do it.

Witnesses sought after motorcyclist dies following Berwick crash

A 23-year-old man from Seaford has died after his motorcycle collided with a Land Rover towing a horse Box in Berwick on Sunday 19 March.

The rider sustained multiple injuries in the crash which happened at around 12:15 GMT near the entrance to Arlington Reservoir. 

He was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, where he passed away early this morning.

The Land Rover was driven by a 58-year-old man from Berwick, who sustained minor injuries that did not require hospital treatment.

Boost for dairy farmers

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Small dairy farmers in the south east are hoping a new branding for free range milk will help their survival in the future.   

Coroner’s court opens for first time in West Sussex

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

West Sussex’s first dedicated coroner’s court has opened in Crawley. 

The new facility at Centenary House will now provide a single, newly refurbished location for all inquests in the county.

There are two court rooms and also a family room for relatives to have a quiet space.

The court has been opened in response to an increasing workload of long and complex inquests.

An improving forecast

Elizabeth Rizzini

Weather presenter

The rain is moving away, with some sunshine expected for the weekend. 

Flags fly half mast for PC Keith Palmer

Rikki Clarke has rejoined his first county Surrey, from Warwickshire

With the 2017 county season in full swing, keep up to date with the latest signings, departures and rumours ahead of next season.

Read more
Shana Grice murder: Stalker ex-boyfriend jailed for life
Michael Lane claimed he was "afraid" of going to police after finding Shana Grice's body.

This morning's Sussex newspaper headlines

Newspapers
Getty Images

The Argus  : Pier boss sells his last city bar as profits soar

Crawley Observer : Plane forced to land at Gatwick after suspected lightning strike  

Worthing Herald:  Worthing seafront flats approved

Murderer given life sentence for Shana Grice killing

A man who stalked and killed his former girlfriend has been handed a life sentence.

Michael Lane, 27, is to serve a minimum of 25 years for the murder of Shana Grice. 

Miss Grice contacted police several times about Lane's unwanted attention before she died. 

Lane denied killing her during a police interview.

BreakingEx-boyfriend given life sentence for murder

Michael Lane, who stalked and killed his former girlfriend Shana Grice, has been given a life sentence and must serve a minimum of 25 years.  

More follows.

Westerham Costa crash sentencing

Hamish Mureddu-Reid

BBC News Online, South East

David Lord
PA

David Lord, 87, from Westerham is due to be sentenced later after he admitted causing death by dangerous driving.   

He lost control of his Audi on the High Street, in Westerham, on Christmas Eve 2015 killing 74-year-old Valerie Deakin, from Udimore, East Sussex. 

Valerie Deakin
Kent Police

A consultant neurologist told an earlier court hearing Lord had suffered a complex partial seizure imminently before the crash. 

Speaking outside the court after the hearing, Lord said he "blacked out" and had written a letter to apologise for the crash.  

Lord is due to be sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court this afternoon. 

Sussex icons in the running for prestigious award

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Hastings Pier
Hastings Pier Charity

Hastings Pier and Brighton's i360 are among 14 buildings shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA South East awards. 

The Royal Institute of British Architects will announce the winner in May.

Other contenders in Sussex include the Music School at Brighton College and Jack Mill House in Hassocks.

Terror attack: 'It was horrendous'

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Anna Chaplin's child was on a school trip to Westminster when yesterday's attack happened.

The Seagulls' promotion race: Your thoughts

Johnny Cantor

BBC Sussex commentator

Brighton and Hove Albion have eight games to secure automatic promotion to the Premier League. 

So how are Seagulls supporters across the globe feeling ahead of the Championship run-in?

We’ve been asking for your videos. 

Here's Russell Ward in Sydney from  Seagulls Downunder .

If you'd like to send us your thoughts in 45 seconds, email me at  sussexsport@bbc.co.uk .  

Ex-boyfriend to be sentenced over murder

Hamish Mureddu-Reid

BBC News Online, South East

Michael Lane from Portslade is due to be sentenced for the murder of his former girlfriend Shana Grice. 

The 27-year-old stalked Miss Grice, 19, and placed a tracker device on her car before cutting her throat at her Brighton home in August 2016. 

Michael Lane
Sussex Police

Miss Grice's mother, Sharon, said Lane had been harassing, stalking and pressuring her daughter for more than a year. 

In a statement read to the court she said: "We firmly believe her murder could have been avoided if her fears had been taken seriously by police."

Lane is due to be sentenced at Lewes Crown Court later this morning.  

Shana Grice
Sussex Police

More reaction to yesterday's attack in Westminster

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

Join me on BBC Sussex at 09:00 GMT.

Here's what's coming up in the programme.

Terror attack: 'I felt scared and helpless'

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Groups of school children from the South East who were visiting Westminster as a major terrorist incident unfolded, are returning to lessons today, after arriving home safely last night. 

A group of primary school pupils from Herstmonceux were kept under lockdown in Parliament while the attack was underway. 

Shana Grice murder: Sussex Police apology

Sussex Police has released an apology, after Michael Lane was today found guilty of murdering Brighton teenager Shana Grice.

Miss Grice contacted police several times about Lane's unwanted attention, but was penalised for wasting their time before he went on to murder her.

When we looked at the circumstances leading to Shana’s murder, we felt we may not have done the very best we could. Within days of her murder I personally visited Shana's family to apologise on behalf of Sussex Police and we made a referral to the IPCC.

The referral was specifically in relation to how we dealt with incidents involving Shana leading up to her murder. Since then we have thoroughly reviewed all aspects of how we deal with cases of stalking and harassment and, working with partners, we have now taken on the learning and our approach is more robust.

Dpt Ch Con Bernie O’ReillySussex Police

Rain to start, brightening up later

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC weather presenter

Here's today's forecast.

Police under investigation after Brighton stalker murder

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

The former boyfriend of a Brighton teenager has been found guilty of her murder. 

It took jurors just two hours to decide that obsessed stalker Michael Lane cut Shana Grice's throat in her bedroom last August.

One day closer to the weekend

We're here until 22:00 GMT with the county's news, sport, travel and weather.    

Yvette Cook managed to capture a rainbow over Hastings, it's our #PhotoOfTheDay  

Rainbow
Yvette Cook

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

You can get in touch on  Twitter , on  Facebook , or by sending us an  email