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  1. Our live coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates on Thursday 13 July 2017

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Good night from the BBC Live team

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

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

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'I had to try and do something'

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A man from Haywards Heath is campaigning to force a social media site to remove material which promotes self harm and suicide.

Richard Harrington attempted to take his own life five years ago.

He says other people on Tumblr made him feel he didn't deserve to be alive.

The social media site has not responded to a request from BBC South East for a comment.

If you have been affected by this and would like advice or support - visit the BBC Action Line where you can find information on issues surrounding self harm.

Mixed weather picture for Friday

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

A cloudy and mild Friday with patches of drizzle and sun.

Beth Moran from Sussex is the youngest woman to fly with the US Air Force Thunderbirds
Beth Moran, 20, from Horsham, is the youngest woman to fly with the US Air Force Thunderbirds.

Noise from night flights at Heathrow to be cut

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Noise from night flights at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted will be cut in a new crackdown, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said.

Mr Grayling has confirmed a series of measures to reduce noise at the three London airports, including new quotas on the number of flights and a lower noise limit at Heathrow and Gatwick. In a written statement to Parliament, Mr Grayling said: "I am fully aware that noise is a major concern for those living near these airports, and that night noise is widely regarded as the most disturbing impact of aviation.

"While advances in new technology mean that aircraft are generally getting quieter, the limits governing night noise at these airports has not kept pace with these developments.

"The new rules we are publishing today will encourage the use of quieter aircraft at all three airports by reducing the amount of noise these airports are legally allowed to make, and will give local residents a five-year guarantee about the level of noise that they will be exposed to."

Severe accident: A264 Surrey both ways

BBC News Travel

A264 Surrey both ways severe accident, between A22 London Road and Mill Lane.

A264 Surrey - A264 Copthorne Road in Felbridge partially blocked and slow traffic in both directions between The Star Inn traffic lights and the Mill Lane junction, because of an accident involving motorcyclist.

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

Williams ends Konta's Wimbledon hopes

Boglarka Kosztolanyi

Eastbourne’s Johanna Konta's hopes of reaching the Wimbledon final ended with a straight-set defeat by Venus Williams.

The five-time champion American 10th seed won 6-4 6-2 in 73 minutes, making it to her first Wimbledon final since 2009.

Sixth seed Konta, had hoped to become the first British woman in a Wimbledon final for 40 years. However, she will break into the top five for the first time in the next rankings.

In a tight contest, Williams worked her way to victory with smarter serving and more effective returns.

The 37-year-old American is the oldest Grand Slam singles finalist since Martina Navratilova finished runner-up at Wimbledon in 1994.

"I've played a lot of finals here. One more win will be amazing. It won't be a given but I'll give it my all,” she told BBC Sport.

"The crowd were very nice to me. The crowd were so fair, I know they love Jo."

Rob Hunt

Oldham sign defender Rob Hunt from Brighton & Hove Albion on a permanent deal after a successful loan spell.

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BreakingEastbourne star crashes out of Wimbledon

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Johanna Konta
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Johanna Konta's Wimbledon dream is over for this year.

She lost her semi-final to Venus Williams 6-4, 6-2.

MPs discuss online abuse and intimidation

Three Kent and Sussex MPs were subjected to abuse during the election campaign.

They've now spoken out about their experiences.

ICYMI: The mane attraction?

A herd of decorated life-size horses are appearing across Kent and East Sussex to raise money for Hospice in the Weald.

They've been designed and painted by artists, schoolchildren and community groups and will be on display over the summer and auctioned off in October.

Here's where you can see them...

'The kids would be publicly flogged'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Sent to Australia as a child, David Hill was beaten and forced to work.

He recalls the abuses he and others suffered in a new book.

Here comes the sun

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

But there's a fresher feel to the weather than we've had in recent days.

Severe accident: A22 East Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

A22 East Sussex both ways severe accident, between B2124 and Broomham Lane affecting Camberlot Road.

A22 East Sussex - A22 closed and queuing traffic in both directions between Golden Cross and the Broomham Lane junction, because of an accident. Congestion to the Camberlot Road junction.

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

BreakingAslef strike dates announced

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Aslef has called strikes on Tuesday 1, Wednesday 2 and Friday 4 August on Southern and Gatwick Express in a dispute over pay.

Blind student invents app to help people access science

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Illness robbed Daniel Hajas of his sight aged 16.

Now he and colleagues at the University of Sussex have come up with a new invention which could open up the doors of academia for blind people across the globe.

#ICYMI: 'They've basically saved our daughter's life'

How a community in Crawley rallied round to send a little girl to America for life-saving surgery.

This morning's Sussex newspaper headlines

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The Argus: Sussex Police in denial over failures in catching double killer Robert Trigg

Hastings Observer: Knife wielding robber strikes at St Leonards shop

Eastbourne Herald: Teachers charged with non-recent sex offences

Chichester Observer: Southern Gateway Masterplan to go on show

Brighton & Hove News: Albion sign Austrian international defender

Mid Sussex Times: Potential barrier to redevelopment of Burgess Hill shopping centre is set to be removed

Markus Suttner

Brighton complete the signing of Austria full-back Markus Suttner from German side Ingolstadt for an undisclosed fee.

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'It was a real experience and one I'll never forget'

A 20-year-old pilot from Horsham has become the youngest woman to fly with the US Air Force Thunderbird display team.

Beth Moran started flying a year ago after deciding she wanted to do something positive following the Shoreham air disaster.

She took to the skies over RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire.

The F16 combat jets are in the UK as part of the 70th anniversary celebrations and will fly this coming weekend at the Royal International Air Tattoo.

Johanna Konta's muffin power

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Johanna Konta's getting a lot of attention right now, and not just for her tennis skills.

What does her home town of Eastbourne make of her muffin recipe?

Airgun attacks on pets and and wildlife in the South East

Lauren Moss

BBC Live reporter

These animals were killed and maimed by the irresponsible use of airguns in the South East.

Should the weapons be licensed?

This morning's BBC Sussex phone-in

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

I've got an interview with the teenager who's become an overnight Twitter sensation, and I'd like to know what advice you wish you could've given to yourself as a teenager.

Join me on BBC Sussex from 09:00 BST.

BreakingSouthern fined for poor performance

Tom Darby

BBC Live reporter

Southern's parent company Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) will have to pay an extra £13.4m on passenger services as a fine for poor performance since, the Department for Transport has said.

It's money 'over and above' what they would have paid.

Southern says it's never made a profit on the service.

'Someone asked me what he wanted to have for tea'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Meet Eddie - the 15-year-old boy who took over Southern's Twitter feed for an afternoon.

Cooling off

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

We've got a dry, sunny day but it will be much cooler than it has been.

Watch my latest forecast to find out more.

Women get equal pay for equal play

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Lewes Football Club believe they've become the first to pay female players the same amount as men.

It's one step closer to the weekend

And to get things going here's a photo of Birling Gap by Gavin Parrott - it's our #PhotoOfTheDay.

Birling Gap
Gavin Parrott

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