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Goodnight from the Local Live team

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

That's it from us for tonight, but we'll be back again at 06:00 BST tomorrow with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

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

Care home residents with dementia helped by life drawing

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Residents at a care home in East Sussex are taking art classes to help improve their confidence and self-esteem.

What's the bank holiday weather going to be like?

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

A milder start to Friday, with a mixed outlook for the bank holiday weekend. Here's my forecast.  

Driver urged to come forward after injured cyclist found

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A cyclist is still in a critical condition after being found in Worthing early on Saturday morning.  

The 71-year-old man is being treated for a serious head injury at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. 

Police want to speak to the driver of a light-coloured estate car seen in the area at the time. 

It was travelling west on Teville Road, where the man was found, before turning right at the roundabout into South Farm Road. 

Officers believe the driver may have important information about what happened. 

Hunt for man in connection with West Sussex attack

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Joseph Warren is being sought by police investigating a rape in Worthing.   

Joseph Warren
Sussex Police

Officers want to interview the 36-year-old about the attack. 

They say he's 5ft 9in and has several tattoos on his chest, arms and neck. 

Police are asking anyone who knows where he is to dial 999. 

Middlesex opener Paul Stirling

Kalika Mehta

BBC Sport at Lord's

Middlesex pile up 341-5 in their One-Day Cup match against Sussex but rain then forces the game to be abandoned.

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ICYMI: Actor Bloom uses 'pikey' term on Radio 1

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw apologises to listeners after Orlando Bloom used the term on his show.  

Police seek jogger after sex attack

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Police are looking for a jogger who might have information about a sex assault in Steyning. 

The woman was running along a path next to the town's cricket ground at about 16:00 BST on Friday 7 April. 

She stopped and spoke to a teenage girl who was stuck in a bush - officers say the girl had just been assaulted. 

A 17-year-old boy from Billingshurst has been questioned on suspicion of rape. 

Ex-West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul is returning to Lancashire as a Kolpak player

With the 2017 county season here, keep up to date with the latest signings, departures and rumours ahead of the new campaign.

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Have you got a story that needs to be investigated?

If so, get in touch with the award-winning BBC South East Today investigations team.

How do Sussex winemakers protect their vines from frost?

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The answer may surprise you...

They're back...and they're coming to Brighton

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Can you do all the dance moves to 'Tragedy?'

Then you'll be catching eighties legends Steps on their reunion tour.

ICYMI: The #Southernstrikes one year on

There was a demonstration outside Parliament yesterday to mark a year since the Southern strike began. 

Here we take a look at the strike in numbers… 

Crash victims named

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

The two people killed in a car crash near Horsham last week have been named.

They were 25-year-old Ricarda Chapman from Covert Mead in Handcross, and Lewis James Gardner-Smith, who was 17 and from Sandygate Lane, Lower Beeding.

They died when their Vauxhall Meriva left the A281 and crashed into a garden in Lower Beeding, around 22:45 on 18 April. 

Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

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The Argus: Dog attacker let go by police but could still face RSPCA prosecution

Eastbourne Herald: Duke and Duchess of Devonshire take a trip with Eastbourne RNLI

Chichester Observer: University vice-chancellor retires

Brighton and Hove Independent: Brighton train users urged to watch out for flasher

Hastings Observer: Get ready for colourful May Day invasion

Step back in time

Steps are back and are performing at the Brighton Centre in November.

Here are five, six, seven, eight things you (probably) don’t know about the band.

Southern Strike: 'People have lost their jobs, missed out on family time'

The dispute between the RMT and Southern had its first birthday yesterday and commuters said they've been paying the price.  

Do you care for an elderly parent?

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

If so, how understanding is your employer of your needs?

That's what I'm discussing on my phone-in this morning, and I'd love to hear your views.

Join me on BBC Sussex from 09:00 BST.

Man wanted for multiple indecent exposures on Sussex-bound trains

Wanted man
British Transport Police

Detectives are trying to find a man who indecent exposed himself on multiple occasions whilst riding trains between London and Sussex.

The investigation began in August 2016 when a 31-year-old woman reported that a man exposed and touched himself inappropriately on board a Thameslink train between East Croydon and Farringdon. 

In December 2016 a further two incidents were reported where a man was exposed and touched himself inappropriately. Both incidents were on Thameslink trains, between St Pancras and Brighton and East Croydon and Gatwick Airport. 

The final, and most recent incident, occurred on a Thameslink train between St Albans City and West Hampstead station on Sunday 2 April. A 61-year-old woman was on board the train when a man exposed and touched himself inappropriately. 

All of these incidents occurred on board Thameslink trains, therefore I believe the suspect may work somewhere on the line or live closely to a Thameslink station. Therefore, I’d ask passengers who regularly commute on this line to be particularly vigilant. If you know the man shown in the CCTV image or spot him on your travels please get in touch – he may have information which could be vital to the investigation."

In all of these cases, the suspect has changed his clothes after he has exposed himself to passengers. If you have noticed a man acting suspiciously in this way, again, we would like to hear from you. "

Detective Constable Allan McTaggartBritish Transport Police

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.

Ex-priest charged with child sex offences

Ifor Whittaker
BBC

 A former Church of England priest has been charged with a catalogue of historic child sex offences against a boy in the East Sussex village of Sedlescombe.

72-year-old Ifor Whittaker - who used to be known as Colin Pritchard - is accused of seven offences in the 1980s and 90s. 

He'll appear before magistrates in Crawley on 24 May.

Read more here.

When is it going to get warmer?

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Weather

We've got another chilly day ahead of us, and tomorrow doesn't look much better.

Watch my latest forecast to find out more.

Liberal Democrats to help Caroline Lucas

The Lib Dems will not contest the Brighton Pavilion constituency, in order to help the Green party's co-leader Caroline Lucas.

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A quacking picture

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Duck and ducklings
Jeff Penfold

This is a pretty cute picture - taken by Jeff Penfold in Bexhill. It's our #PhotoOfTheDay.

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