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  1. Updates on Monday 24 July

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And it's goodnight from us

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

And that brings the first day of this working week to a close.

Thank you for joining us, we'll be back tomorrow morning at 06:00 BST, bringing you all the local news, weather, travel and sport through to 22:00 BST.

If you think there's something we need to know, you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

'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.

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.

Make the most of the sunshine

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter, BBC South East

After tomorrow's sunshine there's a lot of rain on the way for the rest of the week.

'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.

Pensioner cyclist badly injured

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A 79-year-old man's in hospital with chest and shoulder injuries, after being knocked off his bike near Midhurst.

It happened about 13:30 BST on 22 July, on the A272 Petersfield Road, at its junction with Brambling Lane.

Petersfield Road, Midhurst
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Petersfield Road, Midhurst

The accident also involved a blue Peugeot saloon.

The cyclist's injuries are described as serious but not life-threatening.

Cliff fall casualty saved in dramatic rescue

A person's been rescued after slipping from a ledge on the cliffs at Peacehaven, East Sussex.

Coastguard rescue workers
Daniel Moon

Newhaven and Birling Gap coastguard, along with the coastguard helicopter from Lydd, were called to the incident at 21:15 BST yesterday.

As rescue workers were setting up a rope the person slipped further and was left clinging on by the fingers.

A specialist rope rescue technician had to make an emergency descent to fit a harness to the casualty and then both people were winched up to safety.

Daniel Moon sent us this picture and video.

Missing: Have you seen Emerson?

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Police across Kent and East Sussex are looking for a teenager, who went missing from his home nearly a week ago.

Emerson Brito, who's 16, was last seen at his home in Eastbourne on 19 July, when he went to bed around 23:00 BST.

He left the house before anyone else the following morning.

While he may still be in Eastbourne, it's thought he may have travelled to Tunbridge Wells.

Emerson Brito
Sussex Police

New single-use syringe described as 'revolutionary'

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

A Sussex businessman has come up with a new way of delivering vaccines that could revolutionise healthcare across the world to such an extent, it's even got Bill Gates and Unicef interested.

Teenager fights for life after van collision

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A 15-year-old girl from Spain has been critically injured after being hit by a truck in Shoreham.

It happened on the A259 between the Saltings roundabout and Shoreham High Street, around 13:20 BST on 21 July, and involved a black Mercedes HGV, being driven by a 55-year-old man from Portsmouth.

The Saltings Roundabout
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The teenager, who's in Sussex as a language student, has been taken to St George's Hospital in London with multiple injuries.

Her family have travelled from Spain to be with her.

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.

Summer's taking a holiday this week

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

After this morning's gloomy start it looks like tomorrow's going to be the best day of the week.

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.

Bexhill claims world record for largest Charleston dance

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Bexhill is hoping to take the Guinness Book of Records world record for the most number of people dancing the Charleston for five minutes.

1,086 people took part at the town's annual Roaring 20s event on the lawns at the De La Warr Pavilion.

The previous record was set in October 2015 in London with 975 dancers.

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.

Children by cruise ship

Anna Allatt

BBC News, East Midlands

Traditionally seen as the domain of the over 60s, cruise companies are seeing increasingly different groups of passengers on board.

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Thinking of buying a dog? Be careful who you get it from

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

Brighton's pride in revamped shelter

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

Police seek teenager after Brighton stabbing

Police are looking for 18-year-old Jordan Ash from Brighton in connection with the stabbing of another 18-year-old at a Brighton fast food restaurant.

Jordan Ash
Sussex Police

Officers were called to KFC in London Road on Saturday evening.

A man had been stabbed in the stomach.

He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital and later transferred to Kings College Hospital in London where doctors say he's in a serious but stable condition.

A 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a knife, and a 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis.

Police are asking anyone who sees Jordan Ash not to approach him but please call 999.

Have you got a weight loss story?

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

That's what we'll be discussing on BBC Sussex from 09:00 BST

Join the debate by calling 03459 570057.

'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.

'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.

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

Piers Hopkirk

Reporter, BBC South East Today

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.

Southern: Full timetable after unions suspend overtime ban

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A picket line
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Southern and Gatwick Express have reintroduced a full weekday timetable today after the RMT and ASLEF unions suspended their overtime ban.

The Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, met with both unions last week for the first time since industrial action started impacting the running of Southern rail.

The dispute over driver-only operated trains has lasted for more than a year.

A soggy start to the week

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

It's damp and cloudy to begin the day, but we should see a few spots of sunshine.

Here's my latest forecast.

Welcome to a new week

We love how colourful and serene this shot of a tidal pool in Eastbourne is, thanks to Shaun Carter for sending it in. It's our #PhotoOfTheDay.

Tidal pool
Shaun Carter

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

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