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  2. Live updates on Thursday 17 August 2017

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Good night from the BBC Live team

Tom Darby

BBC Live reporter

We've finished for another night, but we'll be back first thing tomorrow with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

Join us from 06:00 BST.

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.

Seagulls: Hughton on Leicester, injuries and transfers

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Brighton and Hove Albion face Leicester City in their next Premier League match

Here's what manager Chris Hughton thinks of the opposition, injuries to his team and whether he will sign any more players.

Sussex Downs student 'sew' successful

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

You've been sending us your photos on A-level results day.

Sussex Downs College student Jade Earley got a BTEC Art and Design Extended Diploma.

Jade was the youngest competitor and finalist on BBC reality show The Great British Sewing Bee in 2016.

She's also an ambassador for young adults who have Dyslexia.

Jade Earley
Sussex Downs College

Where did the sun go?

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter, BBC South East

We've got heavy winds and rain coming our way - though the sun might pop out for a little while.

Find out more in my latest forecast.

Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

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The Argus: City bin men threaten to strike over 'chaos'

Eastbourne Herald: Horse cure brings relief to Hilary

Worthing Herald: Picnic in the Park most successful yet

Hastings Observer: Lions Golf Day helps the hospice

Chichester Observer: Bognor man injured in 'serious' A259 crash while other driver 'fled the scene'

Brighton and Hove Independent: A-Levels: Praise for 'excellent' results at Varndean

Mid Sussex Times: 'We'll never give up' say relatives of two men injured at care home

Huge rise in dog attacks in the South East

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Figures obtained by the BBC show an increase of more than 60% in the past three years.

BreakingPower to the people

Tom Darby

BBC Live reporter

UK Power Networks has apologised to customers and confirmed that all power has now been restored following a large outage that affected Lewes, Eastbourne, and the surrounding area.

Distinctive ring taken during burglary

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Engagement ring on a finger
Sussex Police

A distinctive engagement ring has been stolen during a break-in at a house in Midhurst.

The white gold ring has a diamond cluster in a flower pattern and diamonds on each side of the band.

It was taken from the house in Elmleigh on 7 July.

Police are asking shop owners and market traders to get in touch if they've been offered the ring for sale.

Syrian refugees Sulaiman Wihba (left) and Elias Badin after collecting their A-level results at Brighton College

Two Syrian refugees and a cancer survivor are celebrating today after netting a clean sweep of As and A*s.

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BreakingSignificant power cut affecting parts of East Sussex

UK Power Networks have confirmed on Twitter a large power cut is affecting Lewes, Eastbourne and the surrounding area.

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Rural crime figures published

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Rural crime in the South East has risen sharply in the first half of this year, according to countryside insurer NFU Mutual.

Today's Argus front page

The Argus front page
The Argus

#ICYMI: Part-time soldiers put new skills into action

Amanda Akass

Reporter, BBC South East Today

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.

Micky Adams

Ex-boss Micky Adams says Brighton must add pace up front and tighten up at the back after losing their Premier League opener.

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BBMF aircraft

A Lancaster bomber, two Hurricanes and three Spitfires are affected by the engine issue.

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Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy

Brighton & Hove Albion's Lewis Dunk, Shane Duffy and Anthony Knockaert sign new contracts with the club.

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Albion trio sign new deals

Johnny Cantor

BBC Sussex commentator

Brighton and Hove Albion’s Lewis Dunk, Shane Duffy and Anthony Knockaert have committed their long-term futures to the club by signing new contracts.

Dunk and Knockaert have signed new five-year deals through until June 2022, and Duffy a four-year term until 2021

Yesterday the club broke their transfer record for the third time this summer after signing Colombian international Jose Izquierdo from Club Brugge.

Jose Izquierdo
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Jose Izquierdo scored 15 goals in the Belgian Pro League last term.

Rise in number of dog attacks

A dog with a handler

There's been a huge rise in the number of people attacked by dogs in the South East.

New figures obtained by BBC South East show an increase of more than 60% in the past three years and last year, there were more than 2,000 attacks on people in Sussex, Kent and Surrey.

It comes as a Sussex woman has told of the moment she was mauled by a dog and described it as the most terrifying moment of her life.

Kelly Stevens was bitten by a pitbull-cross in Eastbourne in 2014 - and needed plastic surgery.

Engine issue grounds Battle of Britain Memorial Flight planes

Historic aircraft
Keith Wilson
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight planes are a popular sight at summer shows

Historic aircraft that make up the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) will not appear at Eastbourne Airbourne today due to an engine issue.

A Spitfire, a Hurricane and a Lancaster bomber were due to appear at the air show today.

The BBMF has three other Spitfires with different engines which are currently unavailable for other reasons.

A spokeswoman for Airbourne confirmed that the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight had been cancelled for today.

It had been due to fly every day of the air show, which runs from today to Sunday, but Airbourne will now wait to hear from organisers as to whether it will be able to appear on any of the other days.

A spokesman for RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, where the unit is based, said safety was its key priority.

You can read the full story here.

What's Danny discussing this morning?

Here he is with the details.

He'll be on air on BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey from 09:00 BST.

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Police investigate after driver seriously injured in crash

Police are investigating a crash between two 4x4 cars which left one man seriously injured while another fled the scene.

It happened on the A259 Chichester Road at North Bersted, Bognor, just before 00:30 BST today (17 August).

The crash involved a red Jaguar F Pace and a blue Mitsubishi Shogun travelling in opposite directions.

The Shogun driver, a 45-year-old man from Bognor, was freed from his car by firefighters before being taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious leg and pelvic injuries.

The Jaguar driver fled the scene and is currently being sought by Sussex Police.

The A259 was closed either side of the scene but reopened at 07:00 BST.

Anyone who saw what happened or has any information is asked to report details here, email or call 101, quoting Operation Yield.

Airbourne gets underway

Eastbourne Airbourne gets underway today - and it's the 25th anniversary of the event.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend over the next four days.

There will be fighter jets, wingwalkers and parachutists on show.

BBC Sussex's Simon Jenkins is there this morning - you can listen in to the BBC Sussex Breakfast Show with Dom Busby here.

CRowds at Airbourne in 2015
Visit Eastbourne

#ICYMI: '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.

'More awareness needed for acid attack victims'

A consultant plastic surgeon has told BBC Sussex the public need more awareness and training to help victims of acid attacks.

It follows a sharp rise in the number of incidents taking place around the country.

One of the most high profile victims was Samir Hussain who had acid thrown at him outside a cinema in Crawley in a random, unprovoked assault.

Samir Hussain

Assaults involving corrosive substances have more than doubled in England since 2012 - to 504 last year.

In three years Sussex Police has recorded 20 attacks with corrosive or noxious substances and 15 threats.

Nora Nugent, a plastic surgeon from the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, says they are treating a growing number of patients with chemical burns.

She says it's vital people react quickly to help someone who's been a victim.

And you can hear more on this story on the BBC Sussex Breakfast Show with Dom Busby by listening here.

Would you send your kids to school on this bus?

Paul Clifton

Transport correspondent, BBC South Today

A school minibus has been filmed ignoring warning lights at a West Sussex level crossing.

New cameras at the crossing near Yapton have caught 150 drivers jumping the red lights in two months.

Police concerned about missing teenager

Jenny Doyle
Sussex Police

Police are concerned for the wellbeing of missing teenager Jenny Doyle who went missing on Tuesday 8 August.

Jenny, 16, is missing from Brighton.

She was last seen on Tuesday 15 August at around 14:00 BST walking up Elm Grove, Brighton, and appeared to be heading towards Islingword Road.

She was last seen wearing skinny blue jeans, a pink and white short sleeved T-shirt and carrying a light grey handbag.

Anyone who has seen her is asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 1433 of 08/08.

Severe accident: A259 West Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

A259 West Sussex both ways severe accident, between North Bersted Street and B2144 Drayton Lane.

A259 West Sussex - A259 Chichester Road in Colworth closed and slow traffic in both directions between the North Bersted Street junction and the B2144 Drayton Lane junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles. Police directing traffic.

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

It's a rainy start to the day

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

But the wet weather should go away a bit later.

Here's my morning forecast.

Not a bad view to wake up to...

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Whatever the weather this August (and it's a rainy start to the day for most of us), you can always be sure that we'll be sent some stunning pictures from across the South East.

This great shot of Eastbourne was sent to us by Claire Blacklaws - and it's our Sussex #PhotoOfTheDay.

Claire Blacklaws

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