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  1. Our live coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates on Friday 12 May 2017

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That's it for the week

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Thanks for joining us - we'll be back on Monday from 06:00 BST with all your news, sport, travel and weather.

Is there anything you'd like to tell us about? You can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.     

Do you want to get involved in our general election debate?

Ahead of next month's general election, we're hosting a special Question Time-style debate in St Leonards on Bank Holiday Monday -- 29 May.

If you live or work in the South East and you'd like to be in the audience, send an email to SEVote@bbc.co.uk with your name, address and daytime phone number -- and you could be part of our election debate.

Have you seen this man?

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Detectives in Brighton have issued a picture of a man they want to speak to in connection with drugs offences.

Padodou John, who's 27 and from the city, didn't answer his bail on 8 March.

He has no fixed address, but police believe he's still in the Brighton and Hove area.

Padodou John
Sussex Police

Did your hospital hit the target?

Mark Norman

Health Correspondent, BBC South East

How is your local A&E unit performing? The latest figures are released today, and they show how much strain the system appears to be under.   

Burglar used brick to get into house

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Police are hunting a burglar who used a brick to smash a window of a house in Bognor in broad daylight.

It happened in Pagham Road, between 08:00 and 16:15 BST on 8 May.

The thief escaped with jewellery worth about £500, a t-shirt, two cream garden chair cushions and a beard trimmer. 

#ThisIsMe: 'I love theatre'

This 26-year-old theatre technician says he's "living his dream".    

Set fair for the weekend

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

With sunshine and rising temperatures, it's looking good.

Here's my forecast.

'We're going to have to be at our very best'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Sussex's Joe Marler will be part of the British Lions squad heading for New Zealand.

How does the England forward think he'll fare against the mighty All Blacks?

Amberley

David Harris said he had to travel away for cricket in order to be with his lover, a jury hears.

Read more

NHS hack: 'No problems in South East'

BBC South East Today's health correspondent Mark Norman has been looking into the NHS hack in our area.

View more on twitter

Severe accident: A275 East Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

A275 East Sussex both ways severe accident, between A272 Lewes Road and B2183 Beggar's Wood Road.

A275 East Sussex - A275 in Chailey closed and heavy traffic in both directions between the A272 Lewes Road junction and the B2183 Beggar's Wood Road junction, because of an accident.

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

More spring showers or will the sun come out?

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Look East weather

This week's showers made a very unusual set of clouds form.

Here's my forecast for the weekend.

Make your voice heard before 8 June

Ben Weisz

Political reporter, BBC Sussex

Fed up of shouting at the radio?

BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey are hosting an election debate that might be right up your street.

Put your questions to the politicians in East Grinstead on 30th May.

You can apply for tickets here.

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.

#SEVote

'It's really daunting not knowing who to vote for'

We've been speaking to first-time voters across the South East to find out what the key issues are for them in the forthcoming general election. 

#myfirstvote#SEVote

The six-year-old boy who's one in a million

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Eddison Miller has a rare condition that stops him going outside without a special mask.

He's been telling us how it makes him feel.

Police concerned about missing teenager

Adham Fathi
Sussex Police

Police are appealing for information about missing 16-year-old Adham Fathi from Lancing.

He was last seen at around 13:45 BST in the area on 10 April.

When Adham has gone missing before he has been found in Kent but he also has friends in Brighton and has spoken about travelling to London.

Anyone who sees Adham or knows of his whereabouts should call Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 1649 of 10/04. 

A year of #SouthernStrikes

Can you believe that we've had more than a year of Southern rail strikes? 

Talks between Southern and the RMT are due to resume on Monday. 

Here we take a look at the strike in numbers… 

Police concerned about missing teenager

Adam Ishaq Yagoup
Sussex Police

Police are concerned about 16-year-old Adam Ishaq Yagoup who's missing from Chichester.

Adam was last seen on 20 April when he said he was going out but hasn't been seen since.

He has links to Birmingham.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call police on 101 quoting serial 1486 of 20/04.

'You could be talking to your colleague, next minute, wrapping his body in a blanket'

The memories of a 101-year-old war veteran from Shoreham are immortalised in print.

#ICYMI: ‘Wheelchair rugby changed my life’

Ben, who has cerebral palsy, says wheelchair rugby league has changed his life.

We interviewed Ben as part of our #thisisme series. 

General Election: Facebook Live on NHS

Our health correspondent Mark Norman and political editor Helen Catt answered your questions on the NHS during a Facebook Live. You can watch it here:

View more on facebook

'It's a way to get things off my chest'

"I’ll go back to London and big it up", says podcast student Gillian. #thisisme  

Could renationalisation work?

Danny Pike will be on BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey from 09:00 BST.

Today he's talking about renationalisation.

Call Danny and join the debate.

Severe accident: A271 East Sussex westbound

BBC News Travel

A271 East Sussex westbound severe accident, between Wartling Road and Comphurst Lane affecting Boreham Lane.

A271 East Sussex - A271 in Boreham Street closed and queuing traffic westbound between the Wartling Road junction and the Comphurst Lane junction, because of an accident. Congestion to the Boreham Lane junction.

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

What would you do if you were #PMfortheday?

We gave three teenagers 20 seconds to outline what they'd do if they were in charge of the country.  

Homes made 'miserable' by scaffolding

Hamish Mureddu-Reid

BBC News Online, South East

Residents in a block of flats in Brighton say their homes have been left "dark and dingy, miserable and depressing" as a result of scaffolding which was put up more than a year ago. 

Those living in Saxonbury in Ashton Rise say they can't open their windows or use their balconies.

They say there is constant mess from birds nesting in the scaffolding and dust from the building work. 

Brighton and Hove City Council has apologised but say "essential repairs" are still needed to the building. They say they'll be holding meetings over the next few months to keep residents "up-to-date". 

There will be more on this story on the BBC Sussex Breakfast Show with Neil Pringle this morning. You can listen here.  

Flats with scaffolding in Brighton
BBC

Have you got a question about the general election?

Throughout the election campaign, our News Correspondents will be taking your questions about the big issues and talking points.

If you've got something you'd like to ask, then let us know.

You can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email#SEVote

Obese patients force ambulance changes

Ambulance services across England have spent hundreds of thousands of pounds to ensure vehicles can cope with a growing number of obese patients, BBC South East has discovered.

It's a rainy start...

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Look East weather

Yes, many of us really have got some rain this morning - which is good news for the gardens, I guess.

But the weekend is looking dry, for the moment at least.

Here's my morning forecast.

Seagulls fans get ready for promotion parade

Albion fans celebrate promotion
Getty Images

A sea of blue and white will descend on Brighton and Hove seafront on Sunday as the city celebrates Brighton and Hove Albion's promotion to the Premier League.

Thousands are expected to turn out with the whole city getting in the festive spirit.

Brighton Musuem is hosting a special pop-up exhibition dedicated to the "soaring seagulls" - while one firm is going a step further - and creating a special blue and white mayonnaise for their chips. 

There will be more reaction on the BBC Sussex Breakfast Show with Neil Pringle this morning. You can listen here.

‘It’s our future, it’s up to us’

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Student Dom will cast his first vote in June. 

He’s one of a number of first-time voters we’ve been speaking to ahead of the general election. 

#myfirstvote

Do you want to get involved in our general election debate?

Ahead of next month's general election, we're hosting a special Question Time-style debate in St Leonards on Bank Holiday Monday -- 29 May.

If you live or work in the South East and you'd like to be in the audience, send an email to SEVote@bbc.co.uk with your name, address and daytime phone number -- and you could be part of our election debate.

It's nearly the weekend

It's Fri-yay and the weekend is just round the corner.

We'll be here with you all the way up until 22:00 BST with all your news, sport, travel and weather.

Windmill
Jeff Penfold

Thanks to Jeff Penfold for this picture taken near Polegate - it's our #PhotoOfTheDay.

Is there anything you'd like to tell us about? You can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.