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David Stockdale

James Law

BBC Sport

Goalkeeper David Stockdale scores two own goals as Brighton lose at Norwich to miss out on sealing the Championship title.

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That's it for us for today and for the week

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Thanks for joining us this week, we'll be back bright and early on Monday at 06:00 BST, bringing you news, sport, travel and weather.

Have a great weekend.

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Burglary haul: Is any of this yours?

Objects seized from arrested men
Sussex Police

Officers have recovered items they believe were been stolen during a number of burglaries across Sussex. 

The haul, which includes items of jewellery and antiques, was discovered when police arrested three men back in March.

If any of the items belong to you, contact Sussex Police on 101.

Properties broken into extend from Lancing in West Sussex, through Steyning, Shoreham, Hove and Rottingdean, to Crowborough in East Sussex. The thefts all took place between the beginning of January and middle of March."

Ellie MannanSussex Police

Concern for man who hasn't been seen for three weeks

David Reid
Sussex Police

Police say they are increasingly concerned for the welfare of 47-year-old David Reid from Eastbourne.

David, who suffers from mental health problems, was reported missing on Sunday April 2 from his home in Hampden Terrace.

He had spoken to police in London on Saturday 1 April when he was found sleeping rough on Westminster Bridge. He was also seen on the same day on Praed Street near Paddington Station.

Detective Inspector Neil Ralph said: "David now hasn't been seen for almost three weeks and we are getting even more concerned about him.

"We know he suffers with mental health problems and believe his health may have deteriorated in that time. We believe he is still in the London area as he has not returned home to Eastbourne."

Anyone who sees David or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact police here quoting serial 404 of 02/04. If he is in danger or in need of urgent medical attention, dial 999.

'I just wanted to die. That's how I felt'

Amanda Akass

Reporter, BBC South East Today

A victim of a heartless thief, this pensioner says the shock of losing hundreds of pounds nearly killed her.

What does the weekend have in store?

Nina Ridge

BBC Weather

Prepare for cloud and a little bit of rain too.

Here's my latest forecast.

One last push for the title

Johnny Cantor

BBC Sussex commentator

Promotion's in the bag, but will Brighton be crowned champions tonight?

I'm at Carrow Road ahead of the Albion's visit to Norwich City.

Severe accident: A21 East Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

A21 East Sussex both ways severe accident, between B2089 and B2090 Park Lane.

A21 East Sussex - A21 in Battle closed in both directions between the B2089 junction and the B2090 Park Lane junction, because of an accident involving three vehicles.

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

'I'm looking forward to spending some more time in the city'

The guest director of the Brighton Festival, Kate Tempest, speaks about the city, the Mercury Prize and the festival.

Dog owner laughs as child is attacked

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Police are hunting a man who did nothing to prevent his dog biting a 10-year-old girl in Littlehampton.

She was with her aunt in a playing field at South Terrace, when her football rolled towards a bench where two men and a woman were sitting with three dogs.

As the girl went to fetch the ball one of the dogs, described as a slightly fluffy greyhound type, ran at her, chased her and bit her on the left buttock, causing puncture wounds.

Rather than help, the trio are said to have just laughed.

The owner of the dog which attacked the girl is described as in his mid-fifties, with dark hair and an American accent.

The girl was very upset. She is now scared to go to any park for fear of seeing a dog and is even frightened by her own family's dog, which may now have to be re-homed."

PC Darren PorterSussex Police

'Take the leg away, and he will run another marathon'

#Get Inspired

Seven inspiring runners taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday

Those were the words of Denise Arthey to doctors after she and her husband Chris were involved in a road accident while on holiday.

Chris and Denise are just some of the thousands of inspiring runners who will be taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday. 

Read more about there story here and follow the live text commentary on this website from 08:25-16:00 BST on the day.

If you're taking part in the race - or know someone who is - let us know by using the #GetInspired on social media and we could feature your message!

Concerns over muscular dystrophy support in South East

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

People supporting patients with the muscle-wasting condition muscular dystrophy say they're getting a raw deal from the NHS in the South East.  

Albion boss pays tribute to Ehiogu

Norwich v Brighton (19:45 BST)

Ugo Ehiogu
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As we wait for the two sets of players to emerge onto the Carrow Road turf, it's worth telling you that there'll be a minute's applause and black armbands worn to mark the death of Ugo Ehiogu this morning.

The former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough defender died aged 44 after collapsing on Thursday - and Brighton boss Chris Hughton has been paying tribute.

"I spent time with him professionally, but also socially," said Hughton. "I had huge admiration for him as a player, person and coach. 

"He had an infectious enthusiasm and he was someone I always enjoyed spending my time with. My thoughts and condolences are with his family and many friends."

What's the weekend weather got in store?

Elizabeth Rizzini

Weather presenter

It's going to be mild with a lot of cloud. Here's my latest forecast.

Shaky's coming to town

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Shakin' Stevens was the biggest-selling UK singles artist of the 80s. 

He's got gigs coming up in Tunbridge Wells and Hastings. 

Here are some facts you might not know about him.   

BreakingTeenager cautioned over offensive messages directed at Katie Price's son

Lizzie Massey

BBC Live reporter

A man arrested after offensive messages were posted on Twitter about TV star Katie Price's disabled son has been cautioned. 

The 19-year-old from Newick, East Sussex, was arrested on suspicion of causing racially or religiously aggravated harassment, alarm or distress by words or writing.

Katie Price posted a screengrab of a message she received earlier this year, which featured images mocking her 14-year-old son, Harvey, who is blind.

Katie Price and her children

South East rape figures soar

The number of rapes reported to police in Kent and Sussex has more than trebled over the past four years.

Police think the rise could be down to increased confidence in people coming forward. 

Fundraising campaign for injured teenage racer

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

An online campaign raising money for a teenage racing driver who had part of both legs amputated after a crash has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Which South East constituencies are most vulnerable to change?

The electoral map of the South East is almost exclusively blue at the moment, but whilst there are several very safe seats, there are also plenty of constituencies that could see a change in the upcoming election.

We've compiled this list of the most vulnerable seats in Kent and Sussex.

A look at Albion promotion parades through the years

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

After it was announced the Seagulls will take part in an open-top bus tour through Brighton on Sunday 14 May, we take a look at the club's previous parades.

Can you spot yourself or someone you know?

Kyle: "there will be no pact" with Greens in Brighton

Peter Kyle

Sussex's only Labour MP Peter Kyle has ruled out an electoral pact with the Greens in Brighton & Hove. 

Some had called for Labour not to field a candidate in Brighton Pavilion - held by Green MP Caroline Lucas - and in exchange, the Greens would stand aside for Labour in Hove and Brighton Kemptown. 

But Peter Kyle told me that, while it made sense for Labour to focus more resources on fighting Tory-held Kemptown than Green-held Pavilion, he would not do a deal with the Greens, and Caroline Lucas would face a Labour opponent on June 8th. 

A pact is complete anathema to my political philosophy. I don't go away and think 'how can I stitch up an election? Let's get together with another party and tell voters who to vote for.' I don't own votes. It's the voters who tell us what to do, not us who tell the voters what to do. So there will be no pact.

However, there is a separate issue where we think very carefully about election strategy. Would I rather have Caroline Lucas or a Tory MP? Of course it's going to be Caroline. We have another part of Brighton where there's a Tory MP. So where are we going to focus our resources? It's pretty obvious what we're going to do."

Peter Kyle MP(Lab) Hove

Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

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The Argus: Squatters make University of Brighton building in Circus Street their new home

Eastbourne Herald: Shoppers provide £14,000 boost for Eastbourne charities

Chichester Observer: Motorists warned to expect delays at Comet Corner

Hastings Observer: Six people arrested after police hunt in Hastings

Sussex Express: Police recover items linked to Crowborough burglary

ICYMI: Could this robot seal help dementia patients?

Amanda Akass

Reporter, BBC South East Today

Researchers at the University of Brighton claim this robotic seal called Paro, which uses artificial intelligence, can help people with dementia.  

What's the weather got in store?

Elizabeth Rizzini

Weather presenter

It's a warmer start to the day than of late. Here's my forecast. 

It could be a big night for the Seagulls

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Brighton and Hove Albion could secure the Championship title if they win at Norwich tonight.

The Seagulls secured promotion to the Premier League on Monday after a thirty four year absence in the top flight of football.

An open-top bus parade will take place through the city on Sunday 14 May in celebration.   

Brighton supporters
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'One hour a day at home - it's not acceptable'

Bryony MacKenzie

Education correspondent, BBC South East Today

Her son's violent behavioural problems have left him without a school place, and now this mother says her family's in crisis.

The weekend's almost here

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Good morning. 

We loved this shot of Jacqueline Rackham's dog Louis enjoying the Bluebell woods near Arundel, it's our #PhotoOfTheDay.  

Jacqueline Rackham

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