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  1. Updates on Friday 11 August 2017

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Manchester City celebrate

Chris Bevan

BBC Sport at Wimbledon

Premier League title favourites Manchester City have to wait to break down promoted Brighton before two late goals give them victory.

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Goodnight and have a great weekend

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

That's it from us for another week.

I'll be back on Monday from 06:00 BST with all of the news, sport, travel and weather for the county.

Thanks for joining us.

Gatwick worst for summer holiday flight delays

Airport queue
Oli Scarff

Air passengers leaving Gatwick have suffered the longest average delays during summer getaways from major UK airports, BBC analysis reveals.

Those travelling to and from the UK on EasyJet flights have waited the longest among the 10 busiest airlines.

Figures collected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) during the last two summers reveal the typical delays.

All flyers using EasyJet had an average delay of 24 minutes, and those leaving from Gatwick waited 27 minutes.

British snorkelling instructor, 19, dies in Zakynthos, Greece

Sea and beach
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A 19-year-old British water sports instructor has died while snorkelling and underwater swimming in Greece.

Harry Byatt, who worked in Zakynthos, an island in the south-west of Greece, failed to resurface after diving into the sea, his employer said.

The former Eastbourne College pupil's body was discovered on the seabed at a depth of around 30 metres on 6 August.

Tributes have been paid online to the "beloved son, brother, and friend" on social media. Read more here.

BreakingTeenager dies snorkelling

Former Eastbourne College pupil Harry Byatt, 19, has died snorkelling off Greek island of Zakynthos.

A statement on the school's Facebook page read: "The College community will be greatly saddened to hear that Harry Byatt [who] has died in a tragic snorkelling accident in Greece at the weekend.

"Our thoughts are with his family at this incredibly sad time."

Teenager with water allergy launches YouTube channel

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A teenager from St Leonards who suffers from a rare allergy to water has started her own YouTube channel to raise awareness of the condition.

Brighton winger Kazenga LuaLua

Brighton winger Kazenga Lualua returns to Championship side QPR on loan for a second time, joining the club until January.

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Nelson Roberts and Sloth

Premier League predictions by BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJs Charlie Sloth, Adele Roberts, Trevor Nelson, Nick Bright and Chris Stark on the season's opening weekend.

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Brighton and Hove's Summer of Love

About 300,000 people are estimated to have gathered in Brighton this weekend to celebrate Brighton Pride.

This year's event was themed Summer of Love to mark 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.

Brighton's return to the top flight

Lauren Moss

BBC Live reporter

The Seagulls will face Manchester City - who finished fourth last season - in their first match tomorrow.

Brighton boss: 'Whatever happens, give everything on the pitch'

Johnny Cantor

BBC Sussex commentator

Brighton and Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton has given his first press conference ahead of the team's maiden Premier League season.

The Seagulls host Manchester City at 17:30 BST on Saturday.

I asked him what his final message to his players would be.

Part-time soldiers put new skills into action

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Part-time soldiers from Kent, Sussex and Surrey have spent two weeks training alongside the US military in Michigan

The reserve battalion of the Princess of Wales's Royal regiment have been taking part in an exercise designed to get NATO forces practicing working alongside each other.

A year of ups and downs

The Brighton i360 has just celebrated its first birthday.

And it's been an eventful 12 months.

Shoreham boat sinking: body found

Lauren Moss

BBC Live reporter

A man's body has been pulled from the sea at the Rampion wind farm.

Lifeboat crews carried out searches along the West Sussex coast
Eddie Mitchell

He hasn't been formally identified yet but is believed to be one of the two men still missing after their boat was hit by a larger vessel and sank off the coast of Shoreham on Sunday morning.

One man survived after being found clinging to a buoy in the water for five hours.

Romanian Traiam Dumitrache, 50, was named by police as the other victim yesterday.

What's the weather got in store for us this afternoon?

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

I have your weekend forecast.

12-year-old fronts charity campaign

Tom Darby

BBC Live reporter

Sophie, from Seaford, has a rare genetic condition. Now she's the face of a national charity campaign.

Gatwick 'worst for delays'

Lauren Moss

BBC Live reporter

Passengers using Gatwick Airport and flying on EasyJet suffered the longest average delays over the last two summer getaways.

The BBC has number crunched data from the Civil Aviation Authority.

Scooter rider jailed

A man has been jailed for six months for dangerous driving on his scooter in Crawley.

Saif Khan from Ealing, in west London, tailgated cars on the M23 and reached speeds of 100 mph.

After leaving the motorway at junction 10, the 22-year-old jumped two red lights and drove on the wrong side of a dual carriageway before eventually crashing and breaking his hand.

'Catherine's so kind, it breaks my heart'

An Eastbourne hotelier got to know a homeless man sleeping outside her hotel, and now she's helping him make a fresh start.

Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

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The Argus: Anger as travellers’ mess shuts playground

Chichester Observer: The Range plans to take over BHS store

Eastbourne Herald: Meteor shower set to light up Sussex skies this weekend

Hastings Observer: Feast for the senses is promised at flower show

Brighton and Hove Independent: 'Miracle babies' inspire mum to advocate abortion law changes

Crawley Observer: Hollywood movie legend Orson Welles' daughter losses cat for a second time

'Respect the water' this August

The RNLI is urging people to "respect the water" this summer as part of a drowning prevention campaign.

The charity says more people die in UK waters in August than any other month.

'Near extinction still raw'

Lauren Moss

BBC Live reporter

As Brighton prepare to face Champions League contenders Manchester City in their first match in the Premier League tomorrow, one pundit remembers the hurt of 1997.

The Seagulls are about to make their Premier League debut

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

With one day to go until Brighton and Hove Albion play their first Premier League fixture, I want your thoughts and messages of support.

Join me on BBC Sussex from 09:00 BST.

#ICYMI: 'I live with the guilt of a man's death'

Jailed for being homosexual, Keith Biddlecombe talks about how it changed his life.

Milly Dowler killer linked to brutal Sussex assault

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The victim of a brutal assault in East Sussex is calling on the police to reopen her case after discovering it's been linked to the killer of Milly Dowler.

Nobody has ever been brought to justice for the attack on Sarah Spurrell.

BreakingTravel: No trains between Gatwick and East Croydon

Make the most of the sun

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

There's some cloud but it should be fairly clear today - it won't last for long though.

Find out more in my latest forecast.

It's the end of the week...

Lauren Moss

BBC Live reporter

But what a way to start the day than this photo of Eastbourne by Jo Nunn. It's our #PhotoOfTheDay.

Eastbourne
Jo Nunn

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