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Glamorgan v Sussex

Nick Webb

BBC Wales Sport

Glamorgan and Sussex finally lose out to the rain in their T20 Blast match in Cardiff.

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That's all folks

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

That's all from the team for another busy week. Have a wonderful weekend.

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

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

Reading bedtime stories while on duty

A new app helps connect armed forces families by giving parents a chance to read stories while away from home.

Missing: Have you seen Ulla?

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

There's growing concern for a Afghani teenager, who's been missing for a week.

The last confirmed sighting of Ulla Farhid Hamid, who's 13, was on 13 July, but he may have been in Seaford the following day.

He's five feet one tall and was wearing grey jogging bottoms and t-shirt, and socks with sandals.

Ulla Hamid
Sussex Police

We are concerned about Ulla due to his age. He speaks Pashti and could have used a train or a bus in the local area. We want to hear from anyone who may have seen Ulla or has any information about him.'

Sergeant Lynda LynchSussex Police

'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.

Meet Jane Austen superfan Zack

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 Pinsent 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.

Powell 'itching' to return to coaching

Hope Powell: Brighton & Hove Albion Women's boss 'itching' to return to coaching
New Brighton & Hope Albion Women's head coach Hope Powell tells BBC Sussex that she had an "itch" to return to coaching before landing her new role.
The former England boss has set her sights on building a side capable of winning promotion to Women's Super League 1.

Unsettled for the weekend

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter, BBC South East

There's showers around for the weekend, but also some sunshine.

Brighton's pride in revamped shelter

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

One of Brighton's art deco bus shelters has been transformed for the city's Pride.

Southern talks: 'I hope today’s meeting paves the way for the reopening of negotiations'

I was happy to meet with the RMT and re-iterate the offer of long-term commitments to staff who work in the rail industry. We want more people helping passengers on our trains, not fewer. I want staff to receive the right training, but above all passengers must receive the high quality services they deserve. I hope today’s meeting paves the way for the reopening of negotiations between the union and Southern so we can sort out this situation and get services back to normal.

Chris Grayling MPTransport Secretary
Chris Grayling MP
BBC

Severe accident: A27 West Sussex westbound

BBC News Travel

A27 West Sussex westbound severe accident, between A283 Steyning Road and A2025 Grinstead Lane affecting A270 Upper Shoreham Road.

A27 West Sussex - Very slow traffic on A27 Shoreham By-Pass westbound in Lancing between Steyning turn off and Lancing Roundabout, because of an accident involving four vehicles earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to Southwick junction.

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

Southern meeting: 'Full and frank exchange'

The RMT union has met with the Transport Secretary this afternoon and we have had a full and frank exchange of views and the Secretary of State has now had an opportunity to get a clear understanding of RMT's position on Southern Rail and the broader issue of how the extension of DOO (Driver-Only Operated) impacts nationally on other rail franchises.

RMT will supply Mr Grayling with a cop‎y of the union's clear and viable proposals for resolving the Southern dispute and the Secretary of State has agreed to meet us again‎. We will also be seeking further meetings with Southern and the other train companies as we seek to move forwards in the interests of safe and accessible rail services for all. Finally the Secretary of state agreed that we would also have further discussions regarding our concerns in respect of of the loss of skilled rail jobs as a result of the scaling back of Network Rail's renewals programme.

Mick CashGeneral Secretary, RMT

'By the time we were there, she was gone'

Brothers Lee and Luke Payne speak out for the first time about their sister's murder.

Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

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The Argus: Job losses at drugs firm are ‘devastating’

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne celebrates diversity with Mardi Gras-style Pride party

Hastings Observer: VC hero Claude gets blue plaque

Worthing Herald: Tributes paid to veteran Worthing councillor

Chichester Observer: Chichester man talks of earthquake terror

Sussex Express: Problem posts are cut down to size

The South East's inadequate CCGs: Analysis by our health correspondent

Mark Norman

Health Correspondent, BBC South East

Clinical Commissioning Groups are a bit like the engine room of the NHS

If we regularly criticise hospital A&E departments and ambulance service response times then we also need to look at the performance of commissioners.

Five out of the 14 CCG's in the South East are rated Inadequate and placed into special measures.

It means they will have to show improvement over a short period of time in at least one of the areas of leadership, financial management and quality. They will receive support from NHS England, however they are keen to point out that it does not mean there have been failings in quality and safety.

And is there hope for the future? There is. Medway and Brighton CCG's have gone the other way - previously rated inadequate both are now rated Good.

Severe accident: A27 West Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

A27 West Sussex both ways severe accident, between B2144 Shopwhyke Road and A259 Bognor Road affecting B2145 Whyke Road.

A27 West Sussex - A27 Chichester Bypass in Chichester closed and queuing traffic in both directions between Oving Crossroads and Bognor Road Roundabout, because of an accident involving car and motorbike. Congestion to Whyke Roundabout.

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

Bikers run off road by armed gang

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Two motorcyclists have been forced off the road and threatened by a group of armed men, leaving one with serious injuries.

The victims were a 49-year-old Chichester man, riding a Triumph, and a 21-year-old man from Barnham, who was on a Harley Davidson.

As they rode along the A27 between Littlehampton and Fontwell, they were overtaken by a silver vehicle.

A dark-coloured car behind it deliberately knocked the Triumph rider off his bike, while the silver vehicle, which is described as a seven-seater, swerved towards the Harley Davidson.

He was then followed to the War Memorial roundabout at Eastergate, where he was also run off the road, when three men in the car threatened him with hammers and a wrench.

War Memorial roundabout, Eastergate
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War Memorial roundabout, Eastergate

The Harley Davidson rider was uninjured, but the Triumph rider suffered injuries to his arms, ribs, a lung and a foot.

The attackers are described as in their thirties, wearing dark clothes, and may have escaped in a van.

These incidents are being investigated as serious assaults and the outcome for both riders could have been much worse given the circumstances. It is not clear why these men were attacked.'

Detective Constable Jo FrenchSussex Police

Severe accident: A259 West Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

A259 West Sussex both ways severe accident, between A283 High Street and New Salts Farm Road affecting Eastern Avenue.

A259 West Sussex - A259 Brighton Road in Portslade-By-Sea closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Bridge Inn roundabout and the New Salts Farm Road junction, because of an accident involving two cars. Congestion to the Eastern Avenue junction and on A27 Shoreham By-Pass to Steyning turn off.

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

How crowded are our skies?

Air traffic controllers are warning that UK skies are running out of room amid a record number of flights.

The National Air Traffic Control Service (Nats) says today is likely to be the busiest day of the year, with air traffic controllers expecting to handle more than 8,800 flights - a record number.

We thought it was a good reason to dig out this video from 2015 illustrating flights coming in and out of airports in south-east England.

'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.

What's the weekend weather looking like?

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Look East weather

Sunny spells this afternoon, but watch out for overnight rain.

Here's my forecast.

Full steam ahead for outstanding collection

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

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

'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.

'The kids would be publicly flogged'

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.

Ram raiders target Hove

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Thieves used a stolen car to carry out a ram raid at a supermarket in Hove.

The white Vauxhall Nova was taken from Wordsworth Street, then used a few minutes later to smash into the front of the Sainsbury's Local in Portland Road.

Portland Road, Hove
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Two suspects escaped with a box of CDs and games, abandoning the Nova in Shelley Road and leaving in a black car which was parked nearby.

It happened at 23:45 BST on 17 July.

Tall teen off to shoot hoops in USA

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

A 15-year-old from Hove has been given a scholarship to play basketball in America.

Kos earthquake: 'Things started rocking back and forth, you felt like you were in a boat'

Naomi Ruddock, a student at the University of Brighton, is on holiday in Kos with her mother, and was woken up by the powerful earthquake which hit the Greek tourist island.

Valuable bike stolen in broad daylight

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Police have released a CCTV image of a man who stole a valuable bike in Brighton.

The thief forced the lock on the black Cannondale, which is worth about £1,000, after it had been locked up outside the Co-Operative in London Road.

He's then seen riding away on the bike, which had been left while the owner had a haircut.

CCTV of bike theft
Sussex Police

'An absolute insult', says severely disabled man forced to prove his illness

Piers Hopkirk

Reporter, BBC South East

A terminally ill man has been forced to fill out a lengthy form to prove his disability - even though the authorities have been aware of his illness for the last 12 years.

It's feeling fresher for the weekend

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Look East weather

There'll be more sun today, but it's going to feel a little cooler.

Here's my forecast.

The weekend's almost here

We loved this gorgeous shot of Seven Sisters by Paul Holman, it's our #PhotoOfTheDay.

Seven Sisters, East Sussex
Paul Holman

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