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  1. Our live page coverage has now ended
  2. Updates on Monday 27 March

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Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

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Severe accident: A27 Polegate

A motorcyclist has suffered serious injuries after colliding with a lorry on the A27 at Polegate.

The road is closed in both directions between the Drusillas roundabout and the Polegate crossroads.

Police say the closure at the Drusillas roundabout is likely to be for several hours.

50 years since Jimi Hendrix gig

It's 50 years since Jimi Hendrix played at the Brighton Dome.

Here are some facts you may not have known about him.

School's advice about childrens' packed lunches

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

The headteacher of a south east primary school has written to parents asking them to make sure their children's packed lunches are healthy.

But should schools dictate what's in a child's lunchbox?  

Severe accident: A27 East Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

A27 East Sussex both ways severe accident, between Station Road and A2270 Polegate By-Pass.

A27 East Sussex - A27 closed and slow traffic in both directions between Drusilla's Roundabout in Wilmington and the A2270 Polegate By-Pass junction in Eastbourne, because of an accident and a spillage on the road. Diversion in operation - Eastbound follow the hollow Diamond symbols and Westbound follow the hollow square symbols on A22 past Hailsham and Lower Dicker and the B2124 through Ringmer to and from Lewes.

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

Is this sunshine set to stay?

Nina Ridge

BBC Weather

We've been enjoying another glorious day in the South East, but can we expect more?

Average speed cameras go live in Sussex

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

The first permanent average speed cameras in Sussex are being installed at two sites. 

Replacing fixed cameras, the sites - at Marine Parade and Madeira Drive in Brighton, and between the Marina and Grosvenor Crescent in Hastings - work by having two sets of cameras a short distance apart recording drivers' average speed.  

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership says average speed cameras have a greater effect on driver behaviour for a longer period.

Seagulls around the world: Netherlands

Johnny Cantor

BBC Sussex commentator

Are you a Brighton and Hove Albion supporter living in another country? 

How are you feeling about the last eight games of the season?

Here are the thoughts of our friends Lido and Werner from Dutch Seagulls

Fancy sending us your 45 second video? Email sussexsport@bbc.co.uk.  

Biker airlifted to hospital after Hastings collision

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A motorcyclist has suffered a serious head injury after his bike was involved in a collision with a car in Hastings. 

The 28-year-old was flown to hospital in London after it happened yesterday afternoon. 

Police say the incident took place in Old London Road near the junction with Ashburnham Road at about 15:30 BST. 

The driver of the car and two passengers were treated for shock. 

London attack: Khalid Masood mother 'shocked and saddened'

Khalid Masood
BBC

The mother of Westminster attacker Khalid Masood has said she is "shocked, saddened and numbed" by his actions.

Janet Ajao said she had "shed many tears for the people caught up in this horrendous incident".

Masood killed three people when he drove a car into pedestrians last Wednesday. He then fatally stabbed a police officer before being shot dead.

Meanwhile, police say no evidence has been found of links between Masood and so-called Islamic State or al-Qaeda.

Mrs Ajao, from Trelech in Carmarthenshire, said: "I wish to make it absolutely clear, so there can be no doubt, I do not condone his actions nor support the beliefs he held that led to him committing this atrocity.

"I wish to thank my friends, family and community from the bottom of my heart for the love and support given to us."

Masood, 52, who was born in Kent and stayed in Brighton before the attack, was previously known as Adrian Ajao.

BreakingMasood mother 'shocked and saddened'

Mother of Westminster attacker Khalid Masood says she is "shocked, saddened, and numbed" by his actions.

More follows.

Schoolgirl gives up sweets and chocolate to raise money for homeless people

Zoe Byrne
Zoe Byrne

Zoe Byrne is giving up sweets, chocolate and sugary treats for a month to raise money for BHT’s First Base Day Centre.

The 10-year-old, who attends Mile Oak Primary School, launched her charity challenge earlier this month and is trying to raise £1,000.

First Base Day Centre in Brighton provides support for people struggling with homelessness.

Zoe wants the money she raises to go towards food, toiletries and washing powder.

Severe accident: A27 East Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

A27 East Sussex both ways severe accident, between A259 and A22 Stone Cross Roundabout.

A27 East Sussex - A27 in Pevensey Bay closed and stop-start traffic in both directions between Pevensey Roundabout and the A22 Stone Cross Roundabout junction, because of an accident involving three vehicles.

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

Masood known as 'a bit of a head case'

The landlord of a pub where the Westminster terror attacker Khalid Masood carried out a knife attack 17 years earlier says he was known locally as "a bit of a head case".

Alan Bellfield was behind the bar at the Crown and Thistle in Northiam on the night Masood got into an argument with another customer and slashed his throat.

Masood, who was born in Kent, was jailed for two years after admitting the attack.  

Teenager arrested after man's face slashed

A 22-year-old man from London suffered a serious injury to his face after a fight in Brighton in the early hours of Saturday.

The fight broke out between two groups in King's Road Arches.

The victim was attacked with what is believed to be a broken bottle, which caused deep cuts to his face.

He was was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital for treatment and was discharged later the same day.

A 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of GBH and has been bailed until 26 May while police continue their investigations.  

The i360 to be closed tomorrow

BA i360
BBC

The British Airways i360 will be closed tomorrow while technicians continue investigations and checks after it broke down at the weekend.

A spokesman said: "We are contacting customers who have pre-booked tickets and offering them the opportunity to return within three months or claim a refund.

"We would like to thank our customers for their patience and apologise for any inconvenience this causes.”   

Enjoying the sunshine?

Kate Kinsella

BBC weather

It's going to be with us for a couple of days to help start the week.

Here's my forecast.

Hunt for Heathfield armed robbers

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Police car
BBC

Two shop workers have been assaulted during an armed robbery at a service station near Heathfield, East Sussex. 

It happened at the Esso garage in Cross in Hand in the early hours of Saturday morning. 

Two men, one armed with a large knife, the other carrying a samurai sword, went into the shop at about 03:10 GMT. 

One member of staff was hit over the head while the other was dragged along the floor, but neither was seriously hurt. 

Police say the suspects left empty-handed. 

'The whole town has been affected'

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A special church service has been held in Battle to mark the life of a woman killed by a car last Sunday.

This morning's Sussex newspaper headlines

Printing press
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The Argus : Protesters disrupt open day over staff "demotions"

Hastings Observer : Motorcyclist critically ill after crash

Brighton and Hove News : Thousands in temporary accommodation in Brighton and Hove, latest figures indicate

Chichester Observer : Barney the puppy found after Barnham arrest

Eastbourne Herald : Fresh plan for derelict home

Sussex Express : Armed men attack petrol station staff in Cross in Hand

Eastbourne's Konta rediscovers best form

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Johanna Konta
Getty Images

Eastbourne's Johanna Konta beat Pauline Parmentier in straight sets to reach round four at the Miami Open. 

She took just 63 minutes to beat the French player. 

The 10th seed will now face Lara Arruabarrena in the last 16.

More than 1,000 referrals to extremism prevention scheme

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A scheme designed to stop home-grown terrorists and radicalisation in the South East has had more than 1,000 referrals in four years. 

The Prevent programme works across five police forces, including Sussex and Kent. 

Schools, prisons, the NHS, and local councils all have a legal obligation to spot "at risk" individuals.

On my programme this morning...

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

I'll be hearing from a Brighton man whose brother was killed in 1999, and he still doesn't know who did it.

Join me on BBC Sussex from 09:00 BST.

ICYMI: Westminster attacker's Northiam connection

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

The Westminster terrorist, Khalid Masood, lived in Northiam for a while, on the Sussex-Kent border, where he attacked an innocent man with a knife in the village pub.  

Sussex's solar schools

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

West Sussex County Council is investing £3m on solar power in schools. 

48 schools will install the renewable energy, following a pilot project in 2015.

As well as reducing carbon emissions by an estimated 772 tonnes a year, schools can expect to save £2.2m over a 25 year period.

'I feel let down and isolated'

Jane Vickers

BBC Sussex reporter

The mother of an autistic child in Newhaven says she’s falling through the cracks in the welfare system despite appeals for help from a number of agencies.

You can hear more from Clare on BBC Sussex with Neil Pringle at 07:35 GMT and 08:20 GMT.

i360 closed

Tom Darby

BBC Live reporter

Brighton's i360 tower
BBC

The i360 viewing tower in Brighton remains closed this morning after it broke down again at the weekend.

The ride, which has been plagued with problems since it opened last August, will remain closed until tomorrow at the earliest. The pod stopped working only a month ago leaving passengers stranded. 

A misty start...

Kate Kinsella

BBC Weather

But that'll soon turn into a warm, sunny day.

Watch my forecast to find out more.

The start of another week

We'll be here with all of the news, sport, travel and weather for Sussex until 22:00 BST.

These stormy clouds were snapped over Egerton Park in Bexhill by Jeff Penfold, it's our #PhotoOfTheDay.

Storm clouds over a pond
Jeff Penfold

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