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  2. Live updates on Monday 3 April 2017

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Good night from the BBC Live team

Tom Darby

BBC Live reporter

We'll be back tomorrow morning from 06:00 BST with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather for the county.

If you'd like to get in touch with us in the meantime, you can find us on  Twitter , on  Facebook , or send us an  email .

Thanks for joining us, and enjoy the rest of your evening.

And the winner is...

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Hastings Pier, which was was almost destroyed in a fire seven years ago, has been voted Pier of the Year.

The newly restored pier beat off Worthing in the competition.  

Kit removed from ambulances over weight concerns

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The South East Coast Ambulance Service is being forced to remove equipment from some of its ambulances, and limit the number of people who can travel in them. 

It's because the vehicles are getting too heavy to be safe on the road. 

Forty five out of a fleet of 300 will only be allowed to transport a maximum of two crew members and a patient and 18 of those ambulances have had kit removed.

Police seek man over Rustington incident

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

This image has been released by police after a man used a false story to get into an elderly woman's flat in Rustington. 

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Sussex Police

Officers say the man told her he was working in a flat above where there had been a water leak. 

He pushed past and went into the kitchen, living room and two bedrooms before leaving. 

Nothing was stolen but police say the incident was very upsetting for the woman. 

It happened in Arundel Garden on Wednesday 29 March at 11:15 BST.   

Come on Seagulls!

Johnny Cantor

BBC Sussex commentator

There are just seven games remaining for Brighton and Hove Albion this season. 

Will they get automatic promotion to the Premier League?

We've been asking fans around the world for their thoughts.

Hong Kong Seagull Stuart Burden sent us this message on Saturday.

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:  

Brollies at the ready

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

There's some rain on the way tomorrow morning.

Here's my latest forecast.

Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

Printing press
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The Argus : Patient sent home with needle left in his arm

Eastbourne Herald : Eastbourne MP ‘disappointed’ with Southern drivers’ rejection of deal

Hastings Observer : Concerns over proposals to build houses along busy Hastings road  

Mid Sussex Times : Ice cream van sold for a cool £27,000

Chichester Observer : Community works together to restore wetland

Brighton and Hove News : Four in custody after joint police and immigration raids on landmark Brighton restaurant

Woman robbed at knifepoint in Brighton home

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A woman who advertised a watch on the internet was robbed at knifepoint after two men came to her flat.

A man calling himself Liam turned up with another man to the flat in Regency Square at 22:15 BST last Monday. 

The second man pulled a knife out and they ran off with the watch, plus the victim's iPhone and bank card.

Police have released this image of a man they're looking for. 

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Sussex Police

'He'd send me pictures of my own bedroom window'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Another young woman says she fears she could easily have been a victim of the Portslade killer Michael Lane.

Southern vote: Company response

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Southern's parent company, Govia Thameslink Railway, said the result was "hugely disappointing" as the agreement had "the full support and recommendation" of Aslef leaders.  

We have shown a willingness and desire to find a solution to their dispute and we will now, once again, sit down with the union, understand the issues which led to this regrettable decision by the drivers and try and find a way forward to resolving it."

Andy BindonGovia Thameslink Railway

BreakingSouthern vote: Latest deal rejected

Members of train drivers' union Aslef have rejected a deal with Southern rail over driver-only operated trains.

We understand and support the decision arrived at in a democratic vote by our drivers and will now seek new talks with the company and work to deliver a resolution to this dispute in line with the expectations of our members."

Mick WhelanGeneral Secretary, Aslef

Feeling mild but some rain to come

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

Here's your latest weather forecast.

Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

Newspapers
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The Argus : Patient sent home with needle left in his arm

Hastings Observer : Hastings scoops Pier Of The Year accolade

Eastbourne Herald : Firefighters called to blaze in Polegate home

Brighton and Hove Independent : Brighton Half Marathon apologises over ‘short’ course

Chichester Observer : Woman rushed to hospital after fire at flats  

Rail users' misery turned into musical satire

Lizzie Massey

BBC Live reporter

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Mark Brailsford

The trials and tribulations of being a commuter on Southern Rail has been turned into a satirical stage show. 

Southern Fail - The Musical has been created using parts of The Treason Show, a comedy sketch series running in Brighton for 17 years. 

Director and producer Mark Brailsford said he hoped the musical would hold a mirror up to the rail operator, forcing it to reflect on its conduct. 

Satire doesn't really change the world, but it can add its little ten pence. It channels people's anger and shines a mirror up to the issue."

Mark BrailsfordDirector and producer

It centres around two commuters, from different backgrounds, who become friends and team up to stand up to the firm. 

The show is on 10 June at Shoreham Ropetackle and 24 June at Brighton's Sallis Benney Theatre. A crowdfunding page has been set up to take the show to other venues further along the rail line and into London. 

'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 was diagnosed with a brain tumour without displaying any symptoms.  

Ambulance kit reviewed over weight concerns

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

South East Coast Ambulance Service says it's reviewing the amount of equipment carried by some of its vehicles, after discovering some of them were close to being over legal weight.

The trust says 18 of its 300 ambulances were found to be affected when tests were carried out with full kit and a patient on board.

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SECAM

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:  

Johanna Konta wins Miami Open

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Johanna Konta has notched up the biggest win of her career so far.

She beat former world number one Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets, six-four, six-three, to claim the Miami Open title.

The win lifts her to number seven in the world.

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

School closed after burst pipe

BBC Sussex has been told St Andrews Church of England School in Hove has closed due to a burst water pipe.

The station was told the ground floor was under water.

New train strike announced

The RMT has announced a new strike on Southern rail to take place on Saturday. 

Southern said it will run "as many services as possible" from its normal Saturday timetable, but warned there "will be some cancellations".

A foggy start to the working week

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

But there's sunshine waiting to break through.

Here's my forecast.

ICYMI: 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

A new week has begun...

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

But will it be as wonderful as this pic of Hastings Country Park by Gavin Edwards? It's our #PhotoOfTheDay.

Hastings Country Park
Gavin Edwards

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

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