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Summary

  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Live updates on Monday 5 June 2017

Live Reporting

By Bob Dale, Kathryn Langley and Claire Cottingham

All times stated are UK

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That's it from us...

Claire Cottingham

BBC Live reporter

We're off for the evening, but we'll be back with all your latest news, sport, weather and travel tomorrow morning from 06:00 GMT.

In the mean time if you think you have a story that we should be covering, you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

'Nobody is representing young people'

A University of Sussex student says she feels young people aren't being represented in Parliament.

We've been speaking to first-time, undecided voters as part of our #MyFirstVote series.

#SEVote

The sun has no longer got his hat on...

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

Heavy rain will persist for a while this evening, accompanied by very strong winds, and gales near the coast.

Armed officers deployed at Sussex festival

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Armed police officers are being deployed to this weekend's Wildlife music festival at Shoreham airport in the wake of the recent terror attacks.

More than 20,000 people are expected on each of the two days, 9 and 10 June.

They're being asked to avoid bringing bags to the event to help speed up access.

Fans in front of the main stage at the 2016 Wildlife Festival
BBC

Sussex Police says security around the site has also been stepped up.

Information will be provided and regularly updated by organisers and police on social media using #wildlife17

‘We might get our voices heard’

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Student Courtney Private wants young people to make sure they cast their ballot on 8 June.

We've been speaking to first-time, undecided voters as part of our #MyFirstVote series.

#SEVote

#MyFirstVote: 'I regret I didn't register'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Faye Ashworth from Hastings is disappointed she won't be able to have a say on 8 June.

The 20-year-old has been speaking to BBC South East as part of the #MyFirstVote series.

#SEVote

Police officers outside a property in Newham

The names of the three men will be released "as soon as possible", police reveal, as relatives of a 32-year-old Londoner say they believe he is among the killers' victims.

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Brighton hotel fire treated as deliberate

A fire that broke out at a Brighton hotel last night is being treated as deliberate.

Brighton hotel fire treated as deliberate
Eddie Mitchell

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called at 19.12 BST on 4 June 2017 to the Royal Albion Hotel on Old Steine following reports of a fire on the 5th floor.

One person was rescued from a flat roof.

Brighton hotel fire treated as deliberate
Eddie Mitchell

'If I were prime minister for the day'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

What would you do if you were in charge of the country for a day?

We gave these teenagers 20 seconds each to tell us what they'd do as part of a series called #PMfortheday.

Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May

Jeremy Corbyn suggests the PM should quit over police cuts - but Theresa May attacks the Labour leader's past opposition to terror legislation.

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Teenager 'daunted' by general election

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Student Bailey Richardson says he isn't sure who to vote for next month.

We've been speaking to first-time, undecided voters as part of our #MyFirstVote series.

#SEVote

Man sought after breaching licence conditions

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Tony Gordon is being sought by police after breaching the terms of his early release from prison.

Tony John Gordon
Sussex Police

The 29-year-old is believed to be in the Hastings or Rother districts.

He was sentenced to three years and eight months for robbery in May 2015 and was released from custody in March this year.

'If I were prime minister for the day'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

We asked teenagers what they would do if they were in charge of the country.

It's part of our #PMfortheday series leading up to the general election.

#SEVote

Where did summer go?

Kate Kinsella

BBC Weather

It's much cooler today, and later it's going to get wet.

Here's my forecast.

Security increased at agricultural show

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Security's being stepped up at this week's South of England Show following the terror attacks in London and Manchester.

Organisers say people entering the showground at Ardingly will be subject to random bag searches and targeted personal searches.

Cows at Ardingly Showground
BBC

This could lead to delays getting into the show.

Sussex's local newspaper headlines

A pile of newspapers
Getty Images

The Argus: Police increase county’s high visibility patrols

Brighton and Hove Independent: Brighton and Hove stands with London after attack

Chichester Observer: Housing development planned for Shripney

Eastbourne Herald: Fire in Willingdon Trees

Worthing Herald: Record number of runners take on Worthing 10k

Concern for missing teenager

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

There's growing concern for a teenage girl from Worthing, who's gone missing.

Daria Pietrzak, who's 16, hasn't been seen since 25 May.

Daria Pietrzak
Sussex Police

She's 5ft 2in tall and was last seen wearing a black leather jacket and white cropped trousers.

'If I were prime minister for the day'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

We asked teenagers what they would do if they were in charge of the country as part of a series called #PMfortheday.

#SEVote

Sussex Police: 'We must work closely together'

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Sussex Police has said all policing remains under review after the terror attack in London.

In a statement, Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry said their thoughts were "with victims and all of those involved".

He urged anyone who's concerned about suspicious activity to report it using the anti-terrorist hotline number 0800 789 321 or 999 in an emergency.

People will see enhanced high visibility patrols at key locations across the counties as we continue to keep all policing under review across Surrey and Sussex to ensure the most appropriate security is in place to keep our communities safe.

Policing in the UK continues to operate at a heightened state against the backdrop of a 'severe' threat level, which has been in place since 2014, and means that an attack is highly likely.

It is important for the public to work with us and remain vigilant as we tackle the on-going terrorist threat. This is a time for us all to work closely together and unite against those who seek, through violence and extremism, to intimidate or cause fear."

Assistant Chief Constable Steve BarrySussex Police

#MyFirstVote: 'It'll be a birthday to remember'

Sixth-former Eoin Simpkins will be casting his first ever vote on 8 June.

We've been speaking to first-time, undecided voters as part of our #MyFirstVote series.

#SEVote

BBC South East general election debate

Natalie Graham chaired a debate in front of a studio audience as five South East politicians from the leading parties tackle the big election issues within the region.

You can watch the full debate below.

#SEVote

'We acknowledge the reality of evil, of profound wickedness'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has spoken after the London Bridge attack.

'We've got to go to work, life goes on and we'll carry on'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Commuters at Tunbridge Wells this morning spoke about how they feel about travelling into the capital after Saturday's terror attack.

Police officer and police car (generic)
BBC

A man who was carrying a plank of wood was threatened by two men.

The 59-year-old was walking in Pavilion Road, Worthing, when he was approached by the men, and one of them demanded money from him.

After a small amount of money was handed over the two suspects walked off, leaving the victim shaken but unhurt.

The robbery took place at around 23:00 BST on Tuesday 30 May.

PC John Percival, of Sussex Police, said: "This was an unpleasant incident in an area that is generally quite active with vehicles and pedestrians. It may be that someone saw what happened or noticed other suspicious activity, and we'd be interested to hear from anyone who may have information."

Anyone with information can report it here, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 1800 of 30/05.

#PMfortheday: Teens on the economy, GCSEs and roadworks
We asked teenagers what they would do if they were in charge of the country.

Firefighters tackle hotel blaze

Firefighters at scene of Royal Albion Hotel fire
Eddie Mitchell

One person had to be rescued from the roof of a Brighton hotel last night after a fire broke out.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called just after 19:00 BST to the Royal Albion Hotel on Old Steine.

It was out by around 20:40 BST.

Firefighters still have an officer at the scene this morning.

Don't leave home without your brolly

Kate Kinsella

BBC Weather

A sunny start to the week, but it's going to be a wet journey home from work.

Here's my forecast.

London Bridge station is open this morning

Armed police officers in central London
EPA

Network Rail has said that London Bridge railway station is open this morning - both for entry and exit.

The tube station is operating as normal. London Bridge itself and nearby roads have reopened earlier than expected, because the police were able to remove the cordon sooner than they had previously thought.

Police investigating Saturday night's terror attack in London say they know the identity of the three attackers who killed seven people and injured 48.

The Metropolitan Police said their names would be released "as soon as operationally possible".

A van hit pedestrians on London Bridge at 21:58 BST on Saturday before the men stabbed a number of people in Borough Market. They were shot dead by police. Full story here.

Good morning from your BBC Live team

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

This stunning shot of Birling Gap has been sent to us by Vicky Fread - it's our Sussex #PhotoOfTheDay.

Birling Gap
Vicky Fread

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

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