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  2. Live updates on Wednesday 31 May

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Good night from the BBC Live team

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

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

Thanks for joining us.

Take a trip on a model railway...

There is a reason behind it - honest.

We've used a GoPro to film a model railway as we take a look at more than a year of issues on Southern Rail - and hear from commuters.

It's part of our series looking at issues in the South East leading up to the general election. #SEVote

#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

'People have written in with their stories, the silly announcements they've heard'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Turning tears of frustration into tears of laughter - the Brighton Fringe show based on woes of Southern commuters.

#PMfortheday: Teens on education, wages and the homeless

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

We asked teenagers from across the South East 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

Two men armed with a knife and a samurai sword raided a garage in Cross
Two men armed with a knife and a samurai sword have raided a garage in Cross in Hand

Here comes the sun

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

Tomorrow's looking like a lovely day, after some early cloud.

Here's my forecast.

Police appeal to potential assault victims

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Police believe a man suspected of sexually assaulting two women in Brighton may be responsible for more attacks.

A 23-year-old woman was touched inappropriately in Jubilee Library and another was touched from behind at a bus stop near Seven Dials.

Both described the suspect as black, of medium build with dark rimmed glasses.

A 38-year-old man's been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and released under investigation.

Officers want other women with similar experiences to come forward.

'It's not a real understanding of how it affects people'

Mark Norman

Health Correspondent, BBC South East

It can cause cancer, blindness and disfigurement, and affects one in 3,000 children. But one young woman contacted us directly, to ask why so few people have heard of Neurofibromatosis.

‘We might get our voices heard’

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

Police investigate bag snatch

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they'd like to speak to in connection with a street robbery in Rye.

Rye bag snatch CCTV
Sussex Police

A woman in her fifties had her bag snatched in Station Approach, around 09:30 BST on 27 May.

The man was wearing a dark grey sports fleece and shorts.

Following the threads of history

Charlie Rose

Reporter, BBC South East Today

The world's most famous piece of needlework now has a 21st Century companion, and they both tell the history of Sussex.

Police seek man over indecent images

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Police are looking for a man who showed indecent images to two teenage girls at a bus stop in Eastbourne.

Police are looking for this man
Sussex Police

Officers say it happened most recently on Monday at about 18:15 BST outside C&H Fabrics in Terminus Road.

One of the victims, a 17-year-old, says the man has approached her in the same manner on two previous occasions.

Police are now trying to establish who the man is.

CCTV shows violent East Sussex robbery

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

These dramatic images have been released by Sussex Police as they investigate a violent robbery at a service station in East Sussex.

It happened at the Esso garage in Mayfield Road, Cross In Hand, in the early hours of Saturday 25 March.

Are temperatures on the up again?

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

After this morning's cloudy start, the sun is set to shine this afternoon.

Here's my forecast.

'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

'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

#RNLIDunkirk: 'Dover is awash with returning troops'

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

If you're on Twitter this is one not to miss - the RNLI is tweeting events from the Battle of Dunkirk during World War 2 in "real time".

The charity's telling the story of Operation Dynamo, a secret mission to rescue thousands of Allied troops who'd been hemmed in on all sides of the French port in 1940.

Crews from Kent and Sussex were sent on the dangerous 50-mile journey to France, eventually saving 338,226 soldiers.

You can follow events throughout the day at #RNLIDunkirk

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Three men freed in Manchester terror probe

Sue Nicholson

BBC News

Scene of Shoreham terror arrest
PA

Police investigating the Manchester terror attack are still questioning 11 people, including a 23-year-old man arrested in Shoreham on Monday.

Three men were released without charge on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, enhanced patrols by armed officers in Sussex have been stood down after the national threat level returned to severe.

Sussex Police said high visibility patrols, including in Shoreham, would continue.

'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

'One in two' online gamers bullied

A study carried out by a Brighton-based anti-bullying charity found that 57% of the young people it surveyed had experienced bullying online when playing games.

In addition, 22% said they had stopped playing a game as a result.

Ditch the Label surveyed around 2,500 young members of the virtual hotel platform Habbo, aged between 12 and 25.

One 16-year-old gamer, Bailey Mitchell, told the BBC he had experienced bullying while playing online games since the age of 10. Read more here

Teenager 'daunted' by general election

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

'Horrific...so insensitive'

Briohny Williams

Reporter, BBC South East Today

Harmless thrill-seeking or disrespectful?

There's anger at the use of a notorious suicide spot for extreme sports.

'My vote counts and it's important'

Student Callie Lovell says tuition fees will be the big issue that sways her vote on 8 June.

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

#SEVote

Slightly cooler start to the day

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

But there will be sunny spells to come. Here's my weather forecast for the South East.

BBC South East Today breakfast bulletin

BBC South East Today logo
BBC

Here are the headlines from the BBC South East Today breakfast bulletin:

  • The Road Haulage Association is calling on the French Prime Minister to deploy the military to patrol Calais.
  • A consultation into the closure of children's centres in Medway is to begin.
  • Police want to speak to anyone who saw a knife attack in Brighton on Saturday night.

General election: How will fishing and farming be affected?

Yvette Austin

Environment Correspondent, BBC South East

I've been looking at the main issues facing the South East's food producers, as we approach the general election. #SEVote

ICYMI: 'Quarter to four in the morning there was a load of banging on my door'

People in Shoreham have reacted with shock at the arrest of a 23-year-old Libyan man in the town, in connection with the Manchester bombing.

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.

Good morning from the BBC Live team

This shot of Winchelsea beach was sent in by Phil Shakespeare, it's our #PhotoOfTheDay.

Winchelsea Beach
Phil Shakespeare

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