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  2. Live updates on Monday 17 July 2017

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Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Thank you for joining us today.

We're back at 06:00 BST with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for the county.

If there's anything you'd like to tell us about, you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

Meet Jane Austen superfan Zack Pinsent from Hove

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The self-taught period tailor enjoys wearing Regency clothes and doesn’t own a pair of jeans, preferring to fashion his clothes on Regency styles.

Zack is inspired by author Jane Austen and stars alongside a host of other dedicated 'Janeites' in a special documentary to mark the 200th anniversary of her death on Tuesday.

You can see "My Friend Jane" on tonight at 19:00 BST on BBC One in the south.

'He'd been shot 7 times...4 pellets remain in his skull'

Alex Bish

Investigative journalist, BBC South East

The animals killed or maimed by the irresponsible use of airguns, with the South East one of the worst areas of the country for attacks.

All steam ahead for outstanding collection

Take a look at this extraordinary collection of railway memorabilia at the end of a Hastings garden.

Feeling Hot Hot Hot

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

There's another hot day in store tomorrow, but thunderstorms could be on the way.

Here's my latest forecast.

'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.

Brighton rape: Did you see anything?

A 44-year-old woman has been raped in Brighton, and Sussex Police is appealing for information.

She was walking on the pavement next to the cricket ground at about 00:30 BST on Sunday 25 June when a man tried to engage her in conversation.

He linked his arm through hers and after walking beside her for a short while he pushed her violently to the ground and threatened to hurt her.

He then raped the victim before walking back towards the roundabout.

The man is described as white, in his 20s or 30s, with mousy hair and he was wearing a dark jacket, dark coloured jeans and dark blue trainers.

'I had to try and do something'

Mark Norman

Health Correspondent, BBC South East

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.

Sports car crashes into ditch

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A driver's been seriously injured after his high-performance car crashed into a ditch in Steyning.

The Porsche Cayman left the road on the A283 at Washington Road, close to Wiston House, around 21:30 BST last night.

The driver, a 43-year-old man from Essex, has been taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital with a shoulder injury.

'You want to do the best thing by your child'

Lynda Hardy

Reporter, BBC South East Today

How the sudden death of a 17-year-old from Sussex led to the creation of a charity which has helped dozens of families struggling with grief.

Warning to dog owners

Calls to the RSPCA complaining about unscrupulous puppy sales have risen in the South East.

A sunny afternoon

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

There's plenty of sunshine for the next 24 hours, but watch out for thunderstorms tomorrow evening.

Here's my forecast.

Women get equal pay for equal play

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

Bridge closed to traffic for three months

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Restoration work's starts on one of Sussex's oldest bridges today.

A survey's found some of the stonework of Greatham Bridge, near Coldwaltham, is eroded, and a team of stone masons will begin work this morning.

Greatham Bridge
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It means the bridge will be closed to traffic for three months, with vehicles diverted via the A29 and A283, but pedestrians able to continue using it.

The bridge is an ancient monument, with the current structure dating from the 1790s.

Greatham Bridge
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The repairs will cost £235,000.

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.

This morning's Sussex newspaper headlines

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The Argus: Response time plans will ‘short change’ patients

Eastbourne Herald: Town sees improvements in temporary accommodation

Chichester Observer: Young people told to put phones away by new level crossing technology

Hastings Observer: Immigration raid at Hastings fish and chip shop

Sussex Express: Fire union says tower block fire response a ‘postcode lottery’ in Grenfell aftermath

'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 a morning.

A27 reopens after serious accident

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

The A27 has reopened at Worthing, following an accident involving five vehicles.

The road was closed westbound after the crash at 05:43 BST, near its junction with Gainsborough Avenue.

It's believed there are injuries, but there are no details on how serious they are.

On Mid Morning with Danny Pike...

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

This morning, as it's revealed more children than ever are overweight, I'm asking what can we do about it.

Join me from 09:00 BST on BBC Sussex and Surrey, on 03459 57 00 57.

Aurigny apologises for jet problems

BBC Radio Guernsey

Aurigny has apologised to customers after its only jet was taken out of action due to damage it suffered at Gatwick Airport.

The airline says in a statement: "We are working with Embraer to assess the extent of the damage and the appropriate course of action.

"We are working hard to draw up alternative arrangements and keep disruption to a minimum."

Aurigny will use the smaller ATR aircraft on the route until a replacement jet can be found.

Aurigny ATR
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ICYMI: New technology to prevent accidents on railway tracks

From this morning new technology is being used to keep people safe on some of the South East's level crossings.

Warnings will be sent to mobile phones as pedestrians and drivers approach one of seven crossings in Kent and Sussex.

It comes as shocking footage is released, showing youngsters taking pictures as they walk on railway lines.

Johanna's in the top four

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Johanna Konta's climbed three places in the world rankings, after her successful grass court season.

After reaching the semi-final at her home tournament in Eastbourne before withdrawing injured, and the semi-final of Wimbledon last week, she's up to fourth.

Johanna Konta
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The sun's coming out

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

After this morning's cloud clears, it's going to be a fine day.

Here's my forecast.

Severe accident: A27 West Sussex westbound

BBC News Travel

A27 West Sussex westbound severe accident, between B2222 Upper Brighton Road and Sompting Road.

A27 West Sussex - A27 Sompting By-Pass in Worthing closed and queuing traffic westbound between Lyons Farm Traffic Lights and the Sompting Road junction, because of an accident.

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

'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.

It's the start of the week

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

And we'll be here with all your news, sport, travel and weather.

Is there anything you'd like to tell us about?

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

To start things off here's a wonderful pic taken in East Sussex by Sue Porter. It's our #PhotoOfTheDay.

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Sue Porter