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Luke Wright's first County Championship century since September 2015 puts Sussex in command against Gloucestershire.

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Emaciated dog on road to recovery

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Snoopy the lurcher, who was found abandoned and starving on a busy roadside, is making a full recovery, thanks to the people who rescued her.

People caught on cliff edge

People are still going to the edge of cliffs along the Sussex coast - despite last week's rock falls at Seaford Head.

David George Burr took these pictures at Birling Gap.

People on cliffs at Birling Gap
David George Burr
People pictured at Birling Gap
David George Burr
People pictured at Birling Gap
David George Burr

More details about Crawley Down fire

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

It took over 100 firefighters most of the night to bring this blaze near Crawley under control.

Have you got raspberry ripple flavour?

Here's how a zoo keeps its animals cool in the really hot weather.

Rocking all over the South East

The scene of a famous Eurovision victory in Sussex, a shopping centre in Maidstone and Woking town centre - the region's musical legends and iconic venues were honoured on BBC Music Day.

Did you see this bookmaker robber?

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Police are hunting a man who held up a bookmakers in Brighton at knifepoint.

The robber, who wore a mask made out of a pair of tights, escaped with cash after threatening staff at the Betfred shop in Hollingbury Place at around 21:20 BST on 20 June.

armed robber holds up bookmakers
Sussex Police

He escaped towards Dudley Road.

He's described as short, skinny, with dark hair and in his early twenties.

knifeman holds up bookmakers
Sussex Police

During the attack, the offender threatened a female member of staff who was merely going about her work. This was clearly very frightening for staff at the shop.'

Detective Constable Tom CollSussex Police

'It goes like an oven'

In extremely hot weather it only takes minutes for a car to become a death trap for your dog.

ICYMI: Car restoration woman suffers sexism and ageism

Twenty-year-old Kelly Culver, who runs a business restoring classic American cars, says she has encountered sexism and ageism from people who think she does not know what she is talking about.

brother of Camber Sands victim speaks
The brother of one of the five men who died at Camber Sands calls for safety measures at the beach.
Do extreme sports boost self esteem?
It can be hard to get into longboarding when you are the only girl at the skate park.

An aerial view of the Crawley Down fire

'We're hoping the beach is more protected'

Piers Hopkirk

Reporter, BBC South East Today

As the inquest into last summer's deaths on Camber Sands begins, the brother of one of the victims says they hope lessons can be learned from the tragedy.

Former Archbishop Lord Carey resigns over abuse review

Lord Carey
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The former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has resigned from his last remaining formal role in the church.

Lord Carey was criticised in an independent review of the church's handling of abuse carried out by Bishop Peter Ball.

Ball was jailed in 2015 for historic offences against young men.

Lord Carey had been given a role as an honorary assistant bishop in the diocese of Oxford, a position accorded to many retired bishops.

Peter Ball
PA
Ball was jailed for sex offences against teenagers and young men between the 1970s and 1990s

Lord Carey has accepted the criticisms made of him in the Gibb review and has apologised to the victims of Peter Ball.

Along with many others, I have been deeply distressed to read Dame Moira Gibb's report with its narrative of the abuse perpetrated by Peter Ball which remained hidden for so long.

I hope that the focus of attention will continue to be on the survivors of abuse and offering to them the care and support they need."

Rt Rev Steven CroftBishop of Oxford

BreakingLord Carey resigns

Ex-Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, resigns as honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Oxford, after criticism in sex abuse review.

Pensioner dragged behind stolen car

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A 92-year-old man's been dragged 20ft (6m) feet behind his car as it was being stolen.

He'd just parked in the forecourt of Bexhill station when a man approached him and said there was something wrong with the back of the vehicle.

As he went to check, the man jumped in and drove off, and the car's owner was dragged along as he tried to grab the keys back from the ignition.

Bexhill Station
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He suffered injuries to both arms and a bruised hip.

The thief is described as white, about 50 years old, muscular, 5'10" with short, dark curly hair.

The missing car is a Hyundai Amica, with the registration Y279 GDW.

Is this the world's first online delivery being ordered?

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Think online shopping is a 21st Century invention?

A Sussex inventor came up with the idea over 30 years ago.

Cyclist badly injured

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A woman's been seriously injured after falling from her bike on the South Downs.

The 42-year-old from Littlebourne was kept in hospital overnight, after the accident on the A29 at Bury Hill around 11:00 BST on 25 June.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Emaciated dog on road to recovery

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Snoopy the lurcher, who was found abandoned and starving on a busy roadside, is making a full recovery, thanks to the people who rescued her.

One-month-old baby treated for severe sunburn

Queen Victoria Hospital
BBC

A one-month-old baby was treated for severe sunburn at a Sussex hospital during this month's heatwave.

The Queen Victoria Hospital’s specialist children’s burns unit in East Grinstead has treated 13 children with severe sunburn in June, and 18 children with burns resulting from barbecues, all of whom needed specialist treatment.

With temperatures set to remain high in the South East for a few more days yet, Consultant Plastic Surgeon Nora Nugent said: “No parent intends for their child to get sunburnt and accidents do happen.

"On hot sunny days, sunburn can happen very quickly even when you’re not outside very long. We encourage those looking after children to spend a few minutes applying sunscreen before they go out in the sun and to remember to reapply the sunscreen regularly.

“If a child, or an adult, does sustain a burn, we advise that you start the treatment process immediately by running the affected area under cool water for at least 20 minutes. Then if additional medical help is needed call 111, your GP, or 999.”

'People chased me down the road to give me a hug'

Former AFC Bournemouth photographer Sophie Cook on life on the campaign trail.
In June 2017, AFC Bournemouth photographer Sophie Cook stood as the Labour candidate for Worthing East and Shoreham in the general election. She lost out to the Conservative candidate, but says her political career will continue as she steps away from her role in Premier League football.

This morning's Sussex newspaper headlines

Newspapers
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The Argus: Newborn baby among 13 children treated in hospital for sunburn

Chichester Observer: Award for Chichester animal care lecturer

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne road collapses

Hastings Observer: Thieves steal life-saving equipment from Hastings ambulances

Brighton and Hove News: Cyclists, families and local MP turn out to support all-day charity cycle challenge in Brighton

Crawley Observer: 27 people killed in Sussex road collisions this year

On BBC Sussex and Surrey this morning

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

I'm hearing about some of the unsung heroes recognised by the honours system.

Join me between 09:00 and 12:00 BST and give me a call on 03459 570 057.

'It was an exceptionally big fire'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

More than 100 firefighters spent the night tackling a blaze at the Rowfant Business Centre in Crawley Down, where it was feared tankers containing diesel and oil could explode.

Area fire commander Adrian Murphy explains the risks faced by his crews.

BBC South East Today breakfast bulletin

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BBC

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

  • Fire fighters are still at the scene of a large fire on a business park near Crawley Down.
  • There are calls for the French military to be deployed in Calais to protect drivers bound for Kent. The Road Haulage Association are asking for their help saying despite drivers taking every possible protection migrants are still getting on the back of their trucks.
  • An inquest into the deaths of seven men who died at Camber Sands last summer will begin in Hastings today.

Do you need your grass cut?

One of the world's more unusual sports was invented in Sussex - here's a look at lawnmower racing.

Severe disruption: A283 West Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

A283 West Sussex both ways severe disruption, between Maudlin Lane and A2037 Shoreham Road.

A283 West Sussex - A283 Steyning By-Pass in Steyning closed between the Maudlin Lane junction and the A2037 Shoreham Road junction.

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

Serious fire in business park

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Twelve fire engines are dealing with a fire on a business park near Crawley.

The blaze involves tanks of red diesel and heating oil at the Rowfant Business Centre in Crawley Down.

The fire's now out, but people living nearby are being advised to keep their windows closed if they smell smoke.

It's looking unsettled

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

With last week's heatwave just a memory, it's time to dust off your umbrella.

Here's my forecast.

BreakingLarge fire in Crawley

BBC Sussex

Twelve fire engines are at the scene of a large fire on a business park near Crawley Down.

The blaze at the Rowfant Business Centre in Wallage Lane involves tanks of red diesel and heating oil.

A large plume of smoke can be seen from the M23 and people living nearby are being advised to stay away and keep their windows closed if they detect smoke.

It's the start of the week

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Chanctonbury
Alan Robinson

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