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  2. Updates on Tuesday 12 September 2017

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Good night from the BBC Live team

Tom Darby

BBC Live reporter

We've finished for another night, thanks very much for joining us.

We'll be back bright and early tomorrow morning at 06:00 BST with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

Enjoy the rest of your evening.

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.

#PhotoOfTheDay regulars: Here's James

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 latest in our series meeting our #PhotoOfTheDay regulars.

David Wiese

Sussex take six wickets in the evening session to fight back against Derbyshire on day one at Hove.

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There's a storm heading our way

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter, BBC South East

With Storm Aileen on her way, it's going to be a wet and windy 24 hours.

Here's my forecast.

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.

Moped gang strikes in Brighton

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Police in Brighton are investigating a series of attempted thefts by moped riders in Brighton.

A woman had her iPhone 6 stolen in Coombe Road around 14:50 BST.

It followed several reports of two mopeds being ridden dangerously and without crash helmets.

Coombe Road, Brighton
Google
A woman was robbed by a moped gang in Coombe Road

Detectives are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have filmed any of the incidents.

A 17-year-old from Brighton has been arrested on suspicion of theft and being carried on a motor vehicle taken without the owner's consent.

Protestors gathered outside the council buildings on Tuesday

UK Oil and Gas says there is evidence of significant oil deposits at Broadford Bridge., near Billingshurst.

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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.

Biker hurt after Bognor crash

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Police at scene of crash in Bognor
Eddie Mitchell

A man's been seriously hurt after crashing his motorbike in Bognor.

Police say the 29-year-old had failed stop for police moments earlier and was being pursued at the time of the crash.

He suffered head and leg injuries and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where doctors say his injuries aren't life-threatening

No other vehicle was involved in the crash, which happened just after 00:30 BST today.

Sussex Police says the Independent Police Complaints Commission has been informed.

Crews tackle high rise fire in Brighton

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Fire crews have been tackling a fire at a high rise building in Brighton.

Six fire engines were sent to Albourne Close just after 12:30 BST after smoke was seen coming from the back of a block of flats.

The fire was on the eighth of nine floors.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue say nobody's been hurt.

Body found in hunt for missing man

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Police searching for a missing Hastings man have found a body.

Dene Brazil was reported missing on Tuesday 5 September and was last seen walking along the seafront in St Leonards the day before.

Although the body hasn't been formally identified, officers say it's believed to be the missing 51-year-old.

He was found in woodland near Croft Road at 09:40 BST today.

BreakingMan arrested after house fire

Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

Firefighters at fire scene
Eddie Mitchell

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a house fire in Peacehaven on Monday 11 September.

It was reported that the fire broke out at 19:50 BST at a property in Cissbury Avenue.

Police say the owner of the house was not inside the property at the time of the incident.

BreakingBungalow fire in Shoreham

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Shoreham bungalow fire
Eddie Mitchell

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a bungalow in Shoreham.

The fire broke out at the property in Kingston Close around 13:50 BST.

Six fire engines are at the scene. It's thought more crews may be sent, but there are no reports of casualties at this stage.

#PhotoOfTheDay regulars: Here's Mel

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Meet the bank clerk whose passion is taking photos of the South East's stunning skies.

Mel Chennell is the latest in our series meeting our #PhotoOfTheDay regulars.

Batten down the hatches

Kate Kinsella

BBC Weather

Storm Aileen's heading our way.

Here's my forecast.

Oil exploration gets extension

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

The company looking for oil at a site near Billingshurst has been given a 12-month extension to its license.

UK Oil and Gas believe there could be millions of gallons in rocks below the Weald.

West Sussex County Council unanimously approved the application for Broadford Bridge this morning, despite receiving nearly 400 objections.

Protest at drilling site near Billingshurst
PROTEST GROUP

The site has been the target of protests in the past.

Local residents have many concerns about the risks of these operations and have said loud and clear that they don't want the oil industry on their doorstep. We should leave climate-wrecking fossil fuels like oil in the ground - and develop cleaner alternatives instead.'

Brenda PollackSouth East campaigner, Friends of the Earth

Hastings man wanted for recall to prison

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Clinton Goodfellow
Sussex Police

Clinton Goodfellow is being sought by police after he failed to turn up at Hastings magistrates court on a theft charge.

The 39-year-old from Hastings is also wanted for recall to prison after his release licence was revoked.

Police say he'd been let out of prison in May part way through a 39-month sentence for robbery.

It's thought he's still in the Hastings area.

Who wears the trousers?

Should every child have to wear trousers to school?

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

Goodwood Revival celebrates 20 years

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

It's an event like no other with an intoxicating mix of vintage motor sport and period fashion

This weekend the Goodwood Revival event celebrated its 20th year.

Sussex clinic helps people who hear voices

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

People who hear voices in their heads are getting help at a special clinic run by mental health experts in Sussex.

The sessions are designed to help people understand their voice-hearing experiences which may have been triggered by trauma or distress.

A treasure trove of memories

Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

They say today's news is tomorrow's fish and chip paper and in Brighton and Hove one of the city's newspaper archives nearly went that way, until one local man stepped in to save it.

Seven libraries could close in East Sussex under new plans

A library
PA

More than a quarter of the libraries in East Sussex could close and its mobile library service end under new proposals.

The plans have been detailed in council papers seen by BBC Sussex and will be discussed at a council meeting next week. If they go ahead, it would save the council £653,000.

With less money and reducing demand, the proposal is to focus on areas such as improving literacy and digital skills.

Assistant director of communities Nick Skelton said "significant cuts from central government" left them with "no choice but to make savings".

Seven out of the 24 libraries in East Sussex would close if the plans are approved following public consultation.

They would be:Langney, Mayfield, Ore, Pevensey Bay, Polegate, Ringmer and Willingdon.

A smaller network of17 library buildings would remain open in "appropriate locations according to need", it added.

The proposal claims the library closures would affect 8% of library users but adds that 100% of those users live 20-30 minutes away from an alternative library, if travelling by car or public transport.

What do you think? You can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

Mammoth 'family' to be sold at auction

Mammoth
Summers Place

A "family" of mammoths discovered buried together in Siberia will be sold at auction.

The group consists of an adult male, female, plus two young mammoths aged nine and one.

They were discovered together during building work in the city of Tomsk.

Summers Place Auctions claims it is the first time a "family" like this has been sold together. It is expected to reach between £250,000 and £400,000.

The auction will take place on 21 November in Billingshurst.

Mammoth
Summers Place

I was really excited to see the mammoths as a group for the first time a few months ago, but it was quite a thrill when they arrived in 16 boxes in our gallery in Billingshurst."

Rupert van der WerffSummers Place Auctions

EU repeal bill: How did South East MPs vote?

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The government's bid to extract the UK from EU law in time for Brexit has passed its first parliamentary test.

MPs backed the EU Withdrawal Bill by 326 votes to 290.

Eastbourne's Liberal Democrat MP, Stephen Lloyd, joined the South East's three Labour MPs and one Green MP in voting against the bill.

Here's a full list of how all the South East's MPs voted:

For

Sir Peter Bottomley (Conservative) Worthing West

Maria Caulfield (Conservative) Lewes Nusrat Ghani (Conservative)

Wealden Nick Gibb (Conservative) Bognor Regis and Littlehampton

Nick Herbert (Conservative) Arundel and South Downs

Gillian Keegan (Conservative) Chichester

Tim Loughton (Conservative) East Worthing and Shoreham

Huw Merriman (Conservative) Bexhill and Battle

Jeremy Quin (Conservative) Horsham

Amber Rudd (Conservative) Hastings and Rye

Henry Smith (Conservative) Crawley

Sir Nicholas Soames (Conservative) Mid Sussex

Rehman Chishti (Conservative) Gillingham and Rainham

Greg Clark (Conservative) Tunbridge Wells

Damian Collins (Conservative) Folkestone and Hythe

Tracey Crouch (Conservative) Chatham and Aylesford

Charlie Elphicke (Conservative) Dover

Sir Michael Fallon (Conservative) Sevenoaks

Sir Roger Gale (Conservative) North Thanet

Helen Grant (Conservative) Maidstone and The Weald

Damian Green (Conservative) Ashford

Gordon Henderson (Conservative) Sittingbourne and Sheppey

Adam Holloway (Conservative) Gravesham

Gareth Johnson (Conservative) Dartford

Craig Mackinlay (Conservative) South Thanet

Kelly Tolhurst (Conservative) Rochester and Strood

Tom Tugendhat (Conservative) Tonbridge and Malling

Helen Whately (Conservative) Faversham and Mid Kent

Sir Paul Beresford (Conservative) Mole Valley

Crispin Blunt (Conservative) Reigate

Michael Gove (Conservative) Surrey Heath

Chris Grayling (Conservative) Epsom and Ewell

Sam Gyimah (Conservative) East Surrey

Philip Hammond (Conservative) Runnymede and Weybridge

Jeremy Hunt (Conservative) South West Surrey

Kwasi Kwarteng (Conservative) Spelthorne

Jonathan Lord (Conservative) Woking

Anne Milton (Conservative) Guildford

Dominic Raab (Conservative) Esher and Walton

Against

Peter Kyle (Labour) Hove

Stephen Lloyd (Liberal Democrat) Eastbourne

Caroline Lucas (Green Party) Brighton, Pavilion

Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Labour (Co-op)) Brighton, Kemptown

Rosie Duffield (Labour) Canterbury

Mostly dry with some sunshine today

Kate Kinsella

BBC Weather

And it's feeling less windy than yesterday.

We're in for more wet and windy conditions tonight though.

Here's my latest forecast.

Investigation into house fire

Firefighters in Peacehaven
Eddie Mitchell

Firefighters using eight fire appliances tackled a large fire at a house in Peacehaven.

Emergency services were alerted to the fire in Cissbury Avenue at 19:50 BST last night.

Breathing apparatus was used by the officers entering the building and everyone was accounted for.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue says that a family pet died in the incident.

A fire investigation will be carried out today.

Seven libraries could close in East Sussex under new plans

More than a quarter of the libraries in East Sussex could close and its mobile library service end under new proposals.

The plans have been detailed in council papers seen by BBC Sussex and will be discussed at a council meeting next week. If they go ahead, it would save the council £653,000.

With less money and reducing demand, the proposal is to focus on areas such as improving literacy and digital skills.

Assistant director of communities Nick Skelton said "significant cuts from central government" left them with "no choice but to make savings".

Books
Thinkstock

Seven out of the 24 libraries in East Sussex would close if the plans are approved following public consultation.

They would be:Langney, Mayfield, Ore, Pevensey Bay, Polegate, Ringmer and Willingdon.

A smaller network of17 library buildings would remain open in "appropriate locations according to need", it added.

The proposal claims the library closures would affect 8% of library users but adds that 100% of those users live 20-30 minutes away from an alternative library, if travelling by car or public transport.

What do you think? You can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

#PhotoOfTheDay: Here's Kristie

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Meet the woman who shares her love of photography with her young children.

Kristie Heath is the latest in our series meeting our #PhotoOfTheDay regulars.

Good morning Sussex

This great picture of Cuckmere was sent to us by Wayne Spring - it's today's #PhotoOfTheDay.

Cuckmere
Wayne Spring

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

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