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  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 6 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 for tonight

We'll be back tomorrow at 06:00 BST with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

If you'd like to get hold of us in the meantime you can find us on Twitter, on Facebook or send us an email.

Thanks for joining us!

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

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.


Eyewitness of the London terror attack

Peter Whittlesea

BBC South East Today reporter

A man from Sussex has spoken of the moment he and others in a London pub barricaded themselves in on Saturday night, as terrorists tried to force their way in.

William Ruano from Crawley was in Borough Market and witnessed the events unfolding.

Botox injection

Michael Sheill was filmed performing consultations for cosmetic procedures without a registered medic present.

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Windy, but the sunshine is back

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

It looks like the sunshine is making a return, but the heavy winds are sticking around a little longer.

Here's my latest forecast.

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

Man left with broken arm after assault

A 27-year-old man has been left with a broken arm after being attacked in Peacehaven on Saturday 3 June.

The victim was walking along South Coast Road at about 22:30 BST when he was approached by a group of 4 or 5 men aged 16-20 who pushed him.

He was take to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where he continues to receive specialist treatment.

Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

Pile of newspapers
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The Argus: Meat poisoned with blue pellets 'deliberately' left for dogs

Chichester Observer: Up to three-year wait to fill A27 potholes

Eastbourne Herald: Hollywood award for Eastbourne schoolgirl star

Worthing Herald: Is this the biggest garden flower in Worthing?

Brighton and Hove News: New ‘specials’ team to target drink and drug drivers in Brighton tomorrow

Mid Sussex Times: Riddle of village’s mystery horse

Wanted: Pevensey robber escapes with bag full of cigarettes

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Police are hunting a man who threatened staff at a service station in Pevensey in the early hours of Sunday morning, then escaped with fifty packets of cigarettes.

It happened at the BP garage in Wallsend Road at 04:20 BST on 4 June, when the man jumped on to the counter and demanded the assistant fill a bag that had the words "It's What's Inside that Counts" written on it.

He escaped on foot, and is described as pale, in his late thirties with bony features, and about 5'9" tall.

CCTV image of Worthing stolen bike suspect

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a theft of a bike from Northbrook College in Worthing.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a theft of a bike from Northbrook College in Worthing.
Sussex Police

The locked bike was stolen from the college bike racks in Littlehampton Road sometime between 10.40 and 16:30 GMT on 17 May.

Joe makes a winning start

Sussex's Joe Marler's made his first appearance for the British and Irish Lions on their tour of New Zealand, as the tourists came from behind to beat the Provincial Barbarians 13-7.

He's on the bench for the second match, against the Blues, which kicks off at 08:35 BST tomorrow.

The first test against the mighty All Blacks is on 24 June.

Where'd summer go?

Kate Kinsella

BBC Weather

There's a yellow weather warning in place - expect heavy wind and some rain too.

Here's my latest forecast.

'If I were prime minister for the day'

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.

'If I were prime minister for the day'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

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

What would you do?


Hastings commemorates London attack victims

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A book of condolence for the London attack victims has been opened in Hastings.

It is in the community contact centre in Hastings town hall.

Minute silence observed in Hastings
Hastings Borough Council

It was signed by the town's Mayor, Cllr Judy Rogers, immediately after the one minute silence at 11:00 BST.

The silence was also observed in other parts of the town.

Silence observed in Hastings town centre
Hastings Borough Council

#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.


Fallen trees - in June

Sarah Louise Crompton has sent us this picture of a fallen tree in The Goffs, Eastbourne.

Have you got any pictures or video?

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

Fallen tree
Sarah Louise Crompton

'If I were prime minister for the day'

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


Let's be careful out there

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

As the rain and wind continue to lash the South East, we're getting reports of several trees that have been brought down, including this one in Seaford.

Tree down in Seaford

The QEII Bridge at Dartford has speed restrictions because of the high winds.

If you have pictures or video of damage caused by the bad weather please send them to us, but do stay safe while taking them.

tree down in bad weather

And of course, we'll keep you up to date on any disruption to the roads or travel networks.

tree down in garden

Severe disruption: M23 West Sussex southbound

BBC News Travel

M23 West Sussex southbound severe disruption, between J10a for B2036 Balcombe Road and J11 for A23.

M23 West Sussex - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M23 southbound between J10a B2036 Balcombe Road and J11, A23 (Pease Pottage), because of a fallen tree.

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

On BBC Sussex's mid morning show today...

Mark Carter

Presenter, BBC Sussex

Is it time to arm all our police officers following the terror attacks in Manchester and London?

Join me on BBC Sussex from 09:00 BST and tell me what you think by calling 03459 57 00 57.

General election: A look at the NHS

Helen Catt

Political editor, BBC South East

With the general election only two days away, we've been looking at the issues that may affect the way people vote in the South East.

And the NHS is never far from the minds of voters. With increasing demand and an ageing population, how we manage our budgets and integrate services is likely to be a major factor in the coming years.

Here's my report which is part of BBC Breakfast's #bigbreakfast morning.

General Election: What's the future for our businesses?

Helen Catt

Political editor, BBC South East

Will the South East's businesses prosper or struggle outside the European single market?


Severe disruption: A259 East Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

A259 East Sussex both ways severe disruption, between Southfields Road and Moat Croft Road.

A259 East Sussex - A259 The Goffs in Eastbourne blocked in both directions between the Southfields Road junction and the Moat Croft Road junction, because of a fallen tree.

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

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.


It's not very nice out there

Kate Kinsella

BBC Weather

After last night's rain, it's still wet and windy, but tomorrow will be better.

Here's my forecast.

Cat was a bit too curious

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A cat had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a four inch gap between two buildings in Hove.

The feline - named Albus - became trapped on Coleridge Road.

Albus, the trapped cat

It took firefighters and the RSPCA three hours to remove bricks from one of the buildings so he could be freed.

Albus was reunited with his owner and he suffered no lasting effects.

#PMfortheday: Teens on schools, immigration and pollution
We asked teenagers what they would do if they were in charge of the country.

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.

Wildlife Festival in Shoreham

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

Not a bad view to wake up to...

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Especially on this very wet, grey morning.

Thank you to Jeff Penfold for this striking image of Bexhill - it's our Sussex #PhotoOfTheDay.

Jeff Penfold

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

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