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  1. Updates on Thursday 7 September 2017

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Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

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David Wiese

Sussex's batsmen stage a late fightback to maintain hope of salvaging an unlikely draw or win against Northamptonshire.

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Seagulls v West Brom

Brighton and Hove Albion hope to get their first win in the Premier League when they play West Bromwich Albion at the Amex on Saturday.

But how does the manager Chris Hughton rate their chances?

It's umbrellas all the way tomorrow morning

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter, BBC South East

The working week's coming to a wet end.

Here's my forecast.

Dicing with death

Visitors to the Sussex coast are still risking their lives at the County's famous chalk cliffs, according to the National Trust.

'I just don't know who to contact'

Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

As Hurricane Irma wreaks a path of destruction across the Caribbean, a Stone Cross woman is still waiting to hear from her daughter.

Northants heading for victory against Sussex

It's the third day of Northamptonshire's County Championship match against Sussex at Wantage Road and Northants are on course for victory.

Sussex are 240-7 following on, still trailing by 14.

Tea is due at 15:30

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East Sussex pupils 'sent home despite correct skirt length'

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Girls were sent home from school when their skirts were deemed too short in the morning only to be told they were acceptable later, it is claimed.

Half a billion development proposed for Hastings

Developers are promising Hastings a golden future, with a new harbour and marina bringing hundreds of millions of pounds to the town.

Remembering Diana

It's been 20 years since the death of Princess Diana, but her legacy lives on through people like Diana Award winner Jonjo.

Mum calls for change in organ donation law

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The mother of a five-month old baby who died because she needed a heart transplant is calling for the organ donation law to be changed.

Almost two million people are on the register but their family's consent is still needed before a donation.

In the last 10 years 330 people have died while waiting for a transplant in Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

Cracked cliff warning

A stark warning from the Coastguard over the latest crack in Seaford's cliffs.

Hopefully you won't need your umbrella this afternoon

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Look East weather

It should stay mostly dry for the rest of the day.

Here's your lunch-time forecast.

Graphic of club badges asking users to predict the final Premier League table

Who will win the title and who is going down? Predict how the Premier League table will look this season and share it with your friends.

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Lewes school makes trousers compulsory for girls over gender identity issues
New girls are being made to wear trousers amid concerns over decency and gender identity issues.
David Hare

A lorry driver whose 41-tonne vehicle crushed and killed another motorist has been jailed for 18 months.

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Who wears the trousers?

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Should every child have to wear trousers to school?

A Lewes headteacher has introduced a "gender neutral" uniform, and it's sharply dividing opinion.

Peacehaven bomb

Police initially thought an explosive had been discovered at a former police station in Peacehaven.

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The truth is out there

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Fifty years ago this week the nation woke up to news that 'flying saucers' had been found in locations across the country, including Kent.

Was earth being visited, or even under attack?

BreakingSuspected Peacehaven 'bomb' not a bomb at all

Tom Darby

BBC Live reporter

Sussex Police have just confirmed that what was first suspected as an unexploded WW2 bomb is, in fact, a fuel tank.

The area had been cordoned off yesterday evening and overnight, and has led to major disruption in the area.

More details to follow as they emerge.

County cricket: Match against Sussex to resume

BBC Sport

It's the third day of Northamptonshire's county championship match against Sussex at Wantage Road.

The visitors are 34-1 in their second innings, following on, still trailing the home county by 220.

Play resumes at 10:30, with full online commentary through the BBC Sport website.

Have you ever been the victim of a hate crime?

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

And if so, how did you feel?

On this morning's BBC Sussex phone-in I'm talking about the latest hate crime figures from the LGBT charity Stonewall, and I want to hear your experiences.

Join me from 09:00 BST.

Barber's passion for #PhotoOfTheDay

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Meet the barber with a passion for photography who displays his work on the walls of his salon.

James Brown is the first in our series meeting our #PhotoOfTheDay regulars.

Cloudy and dry day

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Look East weather

Lots of cloud around today but it's going to be a mostly dry day with some bright spells.

Peacehaven: Exclusion zone set up after 'unexploded bomb' found

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The emergency services and a bomb disposal team have been in Peacehaven throughout the night after an unexploded bomb was discovered on a building site.

Last night residents were evacuated from their homes and the A259 South Coast Road remains closed after the World War Two device was found yesterday afternoon.

Sussex Police have said the bomb could contain up to 1,000 lb of high explosives.

A 200m exclusion zone is in place around the site opposite the Dell Park.

This was the scene in Peacehaven last night.

Good morning from your Sussex news team

Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

What a relaxing scene on Rye's military canal. This shot was taken by Jacqueline Doyle and it's our #PhotoOfTheDay.

Canal
Jacqueline Doyle

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