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  2. Updates on Friday 28 April 2017

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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.  

Arrests after Horsham drugs raids

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Three people have been arrested during police raids in Horsham. 

Officers went to a house in Honeysuckle Walk at lunchtime and discovered Class A drugs inside. 

Two men and a woman were arrested on suspicion or drugs offences.

Pedestrian suffers broken leg in scooter collision

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A 69-year-old man's had his leg broken during a collision with a mobility scooter in Eastbourne. 

It happened near Tesco on Lottbridge Drove at about 14:30 BST on 17 April. 

Police say the scooter rider was white, about 70 years old with grey hair and of heavy build. 

He also had tattoos on his knuckles. 

Officers say he gave a false name before leaving the scene and they want to speak to anyone who can help identify him. 

US politician to speak at Sussex festival

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Bernie Sanders

The American politician Bernie Sanders, who was a US Democratic candidate for the Presidency, is to visit Sussex as part of the Brighton Festival. 

Mr Sanders built what was seen as an impressive campaign for the candidacy before finally throwing his support behind Hillary Clinton, who went on to lose to Donald Trump. 

Senator Sanders will speak about his new book Our Revolution at an event on Thursday 1 June.  

What will the weather be like this weekend?

There's sunshine and rain this bank holiday weekend. Here's your forecast from Sarah Keith-Lucas.  

Have you seen Lara Green?

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Lara Green is wanted by police after failing to turn up at Worthing Magistrates Court charged with drink driving.

Lara Green
Sussex Police

The 36-year-old was arrested in October 2015 after being stopped in Beach Road, Shoreham. 

Officers say she blew a positive breath test. 

She has links to Shoreham, Brighton and Hove, Littlehampton and Horley.    

Michael Lane and Shana Grice

Sussex Police reveals more women reported Michael Lane as the force accepts six IPCC recommendations.

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Crowdfunding the election: How to pay for a snap campaign

Ben Weisz

Political reporter, BBC Sussex

Stephen Lloyd

With very short notice to the next general election more candidates than ever before are turning to the internet to fund their campaigns. 

One site, Crowdfunder, says in the week since the UK election was called, more than £200,000 was raised for political projects on its site. 

It's expecting a 50% increase in the number of candidates using crowdfunding compared to 2015. 

In Eastbourne, one politician who's had to get creative is Lib Dem Stephen Lloyd, who's trying to regain the seat he lost to Conservative Caroline Ansell. 

He set up a page on his website asking for donations and shared it on Facebok. Within a week, 551 donors had raised more than £16,000. 

Bank Holiday drug crackdown

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Dog units and extra police patrols will be targeting drug offenders in Crawley over the bank holiday weekend.

The three-day police operation aims to tackle the supply of drugs in the town.

Severe accident: East Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

East Sussex both ways severe accident, between High Street and Batts Bridge Road.

East Sussex - High Street in Maresfield blocked and heavy traffic in both directions between School Hill and the Batts Bridge Road junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

The rugby team in a football final


You don't even need to be a football team to play in the FA People's Cup.

LBoro Rangers are a group of university students who are taking part in the Higher Education category......

LBoro Rangers will be in action in the Higher Education finals on Sunday

Catch up with what's been going on in the FA People's Cup so far - and follow live coverage of the FA People's Cup finals on Sunday, 30 April and Monday, 1 May.

The Seagulls could be crowned champions tonight

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Brighton and Hove Albion will be handed the Championship title this evening if Newcastle lose to Cardiff. 

If not, a win for the Seagulls tomorrow at home to Bristol City will guarantee they're promoted to the Premier League as Champions. 

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Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be.....


Images from the 2017 FA People's Cup
BBC Sport

....there'll be just under a hundred teams taking part in the FA People's Cup finals this weekend hoping to book their trip to Wembley.

Each of the winners in the 16 categories in the free five-a-side competition will win tickets to the FA Cup final on 27 May, where they will be presented with their trophies.

You can catch up with what's been going on in the competition here - and you'll be able to follow live coverage from the finals in Birmingham on Sunday and Monday.

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.

Seaford theft: Have you seen these men?

Suspected thieves
Sussex Police

Two men are wanting for a distraction burglary, after £1800 was stolen from an elderly woman's car in Seaford.

One man approached a 73-year-old woman in Morrison’s car park and asked her if she had any change, it's believed that an accomplice then entered her car and stole her bank card whilst she was distracted.

Large withdrawals were made later that day in Brighton.

The man who spoke to the victim is described as being in his 30s, 6ft 2in, with short black hair.

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. 

Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

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The Argus: Judge orders squatters to leave derelict site

Eastbourne Herald: Seaford residents invited to unveiling of The Shoal

Chichester Observer: Man who dumped bricks in Tangmere traced from social media pictures

Brighton and Hove Independent: Makeover for Hove Post Office

Hastings Observer: New chief speaks out after pier’s ‘challenging’ first year

Sussex Express: Police seek men after £1,800 stolen from elderly Seaford woman

Is Sussex's 'progressive alliance' really under strain already?

Ben Weisz

Political reporter, BBC Sussex

Members of a bonfire society join the annual parade in Lewes
Nobody's political powder is very dry in Lewes anymore

On Wednesday night, the Lib Dems announced they would not put up a candidate in Brighton Pavilion at June's General Election. The aim? To help Green MP Caroline Lucas keep her seat.

Many local Lib Dems were expecting the Greens to return the favour by standing aside in Lewes. So imagine their surprise when the Greens announced a Lewes candidate, Katie Hawks.

Lib Dem candidate Kelly-Marie Blundell says the news is "disappointing" - but let's be clear. The Greens haven't made a decision about whether Ms Hawks will appear on the ballot paper.

They say that Brighton Pavilion was a nice gesture, but if the Lib Dems really want a clear run at Lewes, they'll need to stand aside somewhere like the Isle of Wight, as well.

Standing aside isn't something political parties do lightly - and forming 'progressive alliances' could prove tricky if it isn't clear who's stepping aside in exchange for what.

Pub attack leaves man with broken bone

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A man was left with a broken ankle, after being attacked in a high street pub car park in Eastbourne.

The 40-year-old was approached by three other men, and was punched in the face by one of them.

The victim fell backwards, suffering the serious injury. It happened around 23:30 BST on 16 April.

The man who threw the punch is described as 6' 4", stocky, with short brown, in his forties and wearing a black bomber jacket.

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.

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 nineties popstars Steps on their reunion tour.

Are your kids getting enough exercise?

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

That's what I'm talking about on this morning's phone-in, after research has shown that many children aren't as active as they should be.

Join me on BBC Sussex from 09:00 BST.

How do Sussex winemakers protect their vines from frost?

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The answer may surprise you...  

Missing: Have you seen Lucinda?

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Lucinda Kelly
Sussex Police

Police say they're worried about a 16-year-old girl who's gone missing in Chichester.

Lucinda Budd was last seen in the city centre at 12:30 BST on 24 April.

She's 5' 7" and was wearing a black jeans and a pink jacket with a fur collar.

She's also known as Lucinda Kelly.

She's not been in contact with her family, and has links to Barnham and Worthing.

Albion superfan shows true colours

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A Brighton and Hove Albion superfan has shown her true colours by painting her Brighton home in the blue and white of the club. 

Dot Purvis

Dot Purvis has set up a Seagulls shrine in Ryde Road in celebration of the Albion's return to the top flight for the first time since 1983.

The 83 year-old has supported the club for more than 40 years.

Dot Purvis
Dot Purvis's house

The chill is over!

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Weather

We've got a fairly mild, sunny day to look forward to, although there may be a few showers.

Here's my latest forecast.

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.  

It's the end of the week

But fear not - we'll be here all the way up until 22:00 BST with all your latest news, sport, travel and weather.

To kick things off here's a wonderful pic taken in Eastbourne by Angie Parsons. It's our #PhotoOfTheDay.

Angie Parsons

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