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Mickey Demetriou celebrates his goal

Mickey Demetriou boosts Newport County's survival hopes as they and Crawley go down to 10 men each at Rodney Parade.

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We'll be back on Monday at 06:00 BST with all your news, sport, travel and weather.

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A weekend of two halves

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

There'll be heavy showers on Saturday, but lots of sunshine on Sunday.  

Boat Race: Warr of Oxford and Cambridge

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

William Warr, from Frant near Tunbridge Wells, is set to make history this weekend by becoming the first man to row for both Oxford and Cambridge in The Boat Race. 

Counterfeit tobacco sold on Facebook

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

An undercover BBC South East investigation has discovered fake cigarettes and tobacco are being sold on Facebook.  

You can see more on this story on tonight's Inside Out South East, on BBC One at 19:30.

Kayaking around the Falklands

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Former Royal Marines Mick Dawson and Steve Grenham, from Brighton, have made it back home after a gruelling eight-day charity kayaking trip around the coastline of the Falkland Islands. 

Pictures: Forces TV

'I didn't get to see my sister a lot and I love my sister'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

An Eastbourne mother is raising awareness of signs to look for in young children after her daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumour without displaying any symptoms.

Johanna Konta in Miami Open final

The British number one is due to play Caroline Wozniacki at the final of the Miami Open on Saturday.

Here are some facts about Eastbourne's finest tennis player:

When tackles go wrong...

#PeoplesCup

Just how did those legs end up there? Find out with our top 10 magic moments from last weekend's FA People's Cup semi-finals.

For more FA People's Cup action, watch our semi-final highlights programme,  available on the iPlayer from 06:00 BST on Saturday morning, 1 April, and on the Red Button at 13:50 BST and repeated throughout the weekend.

Brighton Marathon: What you need to know

It’s nearly time for this year’s Brighton Marathon, when thousands of runners will take to the city’s streets. Here are some key facts about the event:

Loo rolls fund school lessons

Hamish Mureddu-Reid

BBC News Online, South East

Pupils have been asked to bring in supplies such as toilet paper, glue and sticky tape to help fund their school.

St John's Primary School in Crowborough says money saved on buying supplies will help them provide more interesting lessons. 

Counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco are being sold on Facebook
The cut-price products are being advertised by people using fake profiles.

Not quite as warm as yesterday

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Weather

We've had a morning of mixed weather, but this afternoon it should become pleasant with temperatures in the mid teens.

Watch my forecast to find out more.

Lost medieval carol recorded for Battle Abbey exhibition
The carol was discovered at the back of a monk's service book.

Shoreham crash pilot says engine cut out at 400ft

Juliette Parkin

BBC South East Today reporter

Plane in the sea
RNLI

The pilot and owner of a plane that crashed into the sea off the Sussex coast says his aircraft's engine cut out at an altitude of about 400ft.

Ian Perry swam to shore with his passenger after the light aircraft ditched into the water shortly after taking off from Shoreham Airport yesterday afternoon. 

By the time the Shoreham lifeboat arrived at the scene Mr Perry and his passenger had swum ashore and the plane had sunk.  

Seagulls around the world: Albion star Paul Reid

Johnny Cantor

BBC Sussex commentator

If you're a Brighton and Hove Albion fan here's another video message you won't want to miss!

We've been asking fans around the world for their thoughts ahead of the Championship run-in...

And look who's sent us his good luck message to the team... it's only former Seagulls star Paul Reid, all the way from Australia.

To send us your 45 second video email me at sussexsport@bbc.co.uk.

This morning's Sussex newspaper headlines

Newspapers
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The Argus : Gas pipe discovery forces closure of Volk’s Railway for the summer

Hastings Observer : Celebrating the Age of Empire  

Eastbourne Herald : Caroline Ansell MP - Eastbourne remains a truly wonderful place to visit

Brighton and Hove Independent : Operators remain tight-lipped over cause of i360’s latest breakdown

Chichester Observer : Warm 65 years of marriage started in the snow

Brighton Half Marathon: Data reveals course is 146m short

Runners' feet
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Organisers of the Brighton Half Marathon have apologised after it was revealed the course has been 146 metres (0.09 miles) short for the past three years.

An investigation was launched after British Athletics analysed GPS data.

"We're devastated that this mistake has happened," said the race organisers.

"We take full responsibility for this situation and apologise unreservedly to all runners who took part in the affected years."

It is the latest in a series of measuring errors which have affected high-profile mass participation races.

The 2016 Great Scottish Run half-marathon course in Glasgow  was found to be about 150m short  after it was re-measured.

The error meant the record set by winner Callum Hawkins was invalid as were personal best times recorded by runners.

Times from the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Greater Manchester Marathon  were also discounted,  affecting about 24,000 runners, after the course was found to be 380m too short.

Investigation continues into light aircraft crash

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Air accident investigators are due in Shoreham this morning after a light aircraft ditched into the sea.

Light aircraft in the sea at Shoreham
RNLI

It happened yesterday just before 16:00 BST.

By the time the Shoreham lifeboat arrived at the scene the two people on board had swum ashore and the plane had sunk.

When the tide went out part of the tail emerged in the water and the crew was able to attach a line, pull it to the shoreline and up the beach.

Light aircraft in the sea at Shoreham
RNLI
Crowborough pupils bring in toilet rolls to fund lessons
Pupils have been asked to bring in supplies for their primary schools to help fund lessons.

Brighton Marathon: What you need to know

It’s nearly time for this year’s Brighton Marathon, when thousands of runners will take to the city’s streets. Here are some key facts about the event:

University staff go on strike

University of Brighton
BBC

Staff at the University of Brighton are striking today over working conditions. 

Members of the University and College Union - including professors and lecturers - say they're walking out from lunchtime in a dispute over job losses. They're also planning to walk out for two days next month. 

The University says the action is unnecessary and it will be doing everything to minimise the impact on students.

This morning's BBC Sussex phone-in

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

Have you ever been on the receiving end of a random act of kindness? That's what we're discussing on this morning's show.

Join me on BBC Sussex from 09:00 BST

Counterfeit tobacco sold on Facebook

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

An undercover BBC South East investigation has discovered fake cigarettes and tobacco are being sold on Facebook.

You can see more on this story on tonight's Inside Out South East, on BBC One at 19:30.

Eastbourne's Konta into Miami Open final

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Johanna Konta
Getty Images

Eastbourne's Johanna Konta has beaten Venus Williams in straight sets to reach the Miami Open Final.

The win puts her back into the world's top 10, and sets up a meeting with Caroline Wozniaki in the final. 

'You see a plane and you know something's going to happen'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Eyewitnesses have been describing the moment a light aircraft crashed into the sea off Shoreham. 

Both people who were on the plane swam ashore unharmed. 

'Rocky road' for patient transport

Ben Weisz

Political reporter, BBC Sussex

Today is the last day that Coperforma runs patient transport services in Sussex. From tomorrow, South Central Ambulance Service takes over the contract.

Coperforma handed the contract back to the NHS in November after delays, problems with technology and issues with subcontractors.  

I've been speaking to the deputy chief executive of the new providers, who tells me that although it's been a tricky transition, South Central has it under control.

Can we beat yesterday's weather?

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Weather

Unfortunately not - but it should still be fairly warm.

Watch my forecast to find out more.

It's the end of the working week...

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

And this wonderful photo of Wakehurst by Jeff Penfold is a brilliant way to start the day. 

Wakehurst
Jeff Penfold

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

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