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  1. Updates on Friday 22 September

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Tomer Hemed celebrates

Michael Emons

BBC Sport

Tomer Hemed scores the only goal as Brighton beat Newcastle United to record their second successive home Premier League win.

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That's it from us

Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

Our live coverage has ended for the day - thanks for joining us.

We'll be back on Monday from 06:00 BST with all your news, sport, travel and weather.

Artist transforms charity shop finds into artworks

Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

Sculptor Hermione Allsopp takes familiar objects and transforms them into extraordinary works of art.

By taking unwanted furniture and twisting it into weird new forms or by weaving discarded vases, jugs and cups into exotic collages, she tries to get us to think about the value and material nature of every day objects.

'The Home Office called and said send him to Kabul'

Asylum seeker Samim Bigzad was flown to Kabul, despite a high court ruling saying he should be returned to the UK.

Samim, who's been living in Ramsgate and says he'll be killed by the Taliban if he returns to Afghanistan, claims news of the ruling arrived in time for the Home Office to take him off his connecting flight at Istanbul.

We took action to comply with the court order and worked to return Mr Bigzad as soon as possible despite significant logistical challenges in securing the necessary documentation and limited flight availability.

While we maintain that it was too late to disembark Mr Bigzad from the Istanbul to Kabul flight by the time the injunction was served, some 10 hours after the removal process began, the Home Office has followed the orders of the court and returned Mr Bigzad to the UK while he challenges the removal decision."

Home Office statement

Uncorking the bottleneck

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Yesterday saw the official opening of the A21 dual carriageway between Tonbridge and Pembury, a £70m upgrade which Highways England says will be used by 35,000 drivers a day.

Sussex doctors first in region to fit new pacemaker

Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

Surgeons at the Eastbourne District General Hospital are believed to be the first in the South East to fit a new type of heart pacemaker.

Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, between J5 for M26 and J6 for A22.

M25 Kent - One lane closed on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 and J6, A22 (Godstone), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

Concerns over school sex abuse 'ignored'

Amanda Akass

Reporter, BBC South East Today

Concerns about an alleged sex offender who families believe abused boys at a Sussex school went ignored by the authorities, parents have claimed.

Darren Turk, ex-head of care at Frewen College, killed himself a day before he was convicted. The verdicts were later overturned but appeal judges found nothing to suggest they were unsafe.

Virtual plans for hospital unveiled

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

A Sussex NHS Trust has created a virtual reality model of its multi-million pound redevelopment.

Putting the canter in Canterbury

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Theatre sensation War Horse has galloped into Canterbury to begin a UK tour.

Greenpeace activists released on bail

Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

Two Greenpeace activists have spent the night on a lighting tower in Sheerness as part of a protest against diesel cars.

It follows a protest yesterday morning when 40 Greenpeace activists stormed a ship, removing keys from diesel cars and preventing hundreds of vehicles from being unloaded.

Three people who were arrested have today been released on bail.

Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J6 for A22 and J5 for M26.

M25 Surrey - Stationary traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J6, A22 (Godstone) and J5 M26, because of all traffic being temporarily held and an earlier vehicle fire.

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

Primrose flower takes the stage in Brighton performance

Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

What music would a flower make as it bursts into bloom? That's the question a group of experimental sound artists are trying to answer in a former church in Brighton.

Peter Trego

Surrey secure their Division One status with a six-wicket win over Somerset, leaving the visitors in serious relegation trouble.

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Severe accident: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe accident, between J4 for A21 and J3 for M20.

M25 Kent - Queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J4, A21 (Orpington) and J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange), because of an accident involving a motorbike and a car earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J5 M26.

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

Protesters at Sheerness

Greenpeace campaigners spent the night on a gantry at Sheerness port in a protest over diesel cars.

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Chris Jordan

Sussex bowl Durham out for 131 to complete a 132-run victory on day four at Chester-le-Street.

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Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J10 for A3 and J9 for A243.

M25 Surrey - One lane closed and slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange) and J9, A243 (Leatherhead), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

Kent man leads relief effort after Hurricane Irma

Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

An army officer from Tunbridge Wells is rebuilding lives devastated by Hurricane Irma.

Brigadier John Ridge is currently out in the Caribbean commanding more than 1,200 troops to help secure some of the islands in the region.

Severe accident: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe accident, between J4 for A21 and J3 for M20.

M25 Kent - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J4, A21 (Orpington) and J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange), because of a multi-vehicle accident.

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

Man dies following M25 collision

Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

A 52-year-old man from Chatham was pronounced dead following a fatal collision on the M25 when a lorry crashed with his recovery truck, which had stopped on the hard shoulder following the breakdown of a car.

The incident happened between Junctions 5 and 4 anti-clockwise at about 06:15 BST today.

The man was not inside his vehicle at the time of the crash.

A 42-year-old man from Gravesend has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and remains in custody.

#PhotoOfTheDay: Meet Jamie

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Meet the 12-year-old who's just displayed his photography in an exhibition for the very first time.

Jamie Horton from Margate is the latest in our series meeting our #PhotoOfTheDay regulars.

John McEnery

John McEnery, the former husband of Dynasty star Stephanie Beacham, was arrested in August.

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Family fundraising for girl with rare condition

Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

This girl's joints dislocate more than 40 times a day.

BreakingMan charged over Parsons Green attack

Hamish Mureddu-Reid

BBC News Online, South East

An 18-year-old man from Sunbury has been charged with attempted murder in connection with the Parsons Green tube attack.

Ahmed Hassan, is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court later today.

Mr Hassan was arrested in Dover on 16 September.

Three other men, aged 25 and 30 and a 17-year-old boy remain in custody under the Terrorism Act, the Metropolitan Police said.

Man disappears on way to appointment

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Police are searching for a man from Polegate who disappeared after leaving work for an appointment yesterday.

Jamie Douglas
Sussex Police

Jamie Douglas was last seen by his family when he left his home in Windmill Road at 06:30 BST.

He arrived at work and left for the appointment in the afternoon.

He didn't arrive and hasn't been seen since.

The 45-year-old was wearing a T-shirt and carpenter-style trousers.

Sculpture reaches new heights in Sussex

Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

The skeletal form of a pier running the full length of the ground floor art gallery at Bexhill's De La Warr Pavilion is the gallery's latest head turning art exhibition.

Hundreds of plants found in cannabis raid

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Police have discovered a cannabis farm in a house near Paddock Wood.

Two hundred plants were seized during a raid on the property in Colts Hill, Five Oak Green during the raid on 20 September.

A 36-year-old man was arrested at the scene, and a 35-year-old man at a second address in Marden the following day.

Missing schoolgirl could be in Capital

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Police believe a 15-year-old girl, who's gone missing from her home in Chichester, may have travelled to East London.

Raquel De Sousa
Sussex Police

Raquel De Sousa, who's from Fittleworth, was last seen leaving school about 15:30 BST on 20 September.

She was wearing a black skirt and a maroon blazer, and carrying her PE kit in a black bag.

It's thought she may still be in Sussex, or could have travelled to Hackney.

Severe congestion: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe congestion, before J5 for M26.

M25 Kent - Queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J5 M26. Congestion to Clacket Lane Services.

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

Severe accident: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe accident, before J5 for M26.

M25 Kent - Queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J5 M26, because of an accident involving a lorry and car and all traffic being temporarily held.

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

Sex attack suspect's clothing displayed by police

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Detectives hunting a man thought to have carried out sex attacks on two young girls in Surrey have released pictures of clothing he discarded.

A 15-year-old was attacked as she rode her bike along the Hogsmill River estate in Ewell on 10 July, and a 10-year-old was assaulted in a wood near Claygate on 17 August.

Jacket discarded by sex attacker
Surrey Police

A blue Chelsea FC jacket and a Ferrari baseball cap were found in Berkley Gardens a week after the first attack, matching clothes worn by the attacker.

Cap discarded by sex attacker
Surrey Police

Detectives have also found a single earphone bud which they believe also belonged to him.

Surrey sex attacker efit
Surrey Police
This efit of the attacker has been released

These young girls have suffered a terrifying ordeal and we need to find this man before he strikes again. Are you his mother, wife or friend? If so, I would appeal to you to do the right thing and come forward with information."

Detective Chief Inspector Jo HayesSurrey and Sussex Major Crime Team
Surrey sex attack CCTV
Surrey Police
The suspect has also been caught on CCTV
Queen's Park, Chesterfield

Derbyshire's Division Two game with Kent at Chesterfield is abandoned without a ball bowled because of a wet outfield.

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Jon Lewis

Sussex head coach Mark Davis tells his assistant Jon Lewis to go for the vacant role of England's bowling coach.

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Concern for missing 'vulnerable' teenager

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

There's growing concern for a schoolgirl who's gone missing in Surrey.

Margaret Moloney, who's 15, from Godalming and described as vulnerable, hasn't been seen since the early hours of the morning on 20 September.

It's known she caught a train from Woking to Basingstoke on that day, and was wearing a blue raincoat and white trainers.

Margaret Moloney
Surrey Police

Three bailed following docks protest

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Three people have been released on bail, following the Greenpeace protest at Sheerness Docks.

A small group of campaigners boarded a cargo ship delivering Volkswagen vehicles to the port while it was in the Thames Estuary, while dozens more climbed over security fences and removed keys from thousands of cars which had already been landed.

A 51-year-old man from Epsom arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass has been released on bail until 19 October.

A 36-year-old woman from Stoke Newington in London, and a 46-year-old man from Cleveley in Oxfordshire, both arrested on suspicion of entering a vessel, have also been bailed until 19 October.

Greenpeace protesters at Sheerness
Greenpeace

Greenpeace wants Volkswagen to abandon manufacturing diesel vehicles.

Two protestors remain on a gantry at Sheerness this morning, having spent the night there.

The Seagulls take on the Magpies

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Last time out in the Premier League Brighton and Hove Albion lost 2-1 at fellow strugglers Bournemouth.

On Sunday high-flying Newcastle United visit the Amex, and manager Chris Hughton says his players have to take what they're doing on the training ground onto the pitch.

Severe disruption: A21 Kent northbound

BBC News Travel

A21 Kent northbound severe disruption, between A25 Westerham Road Westerham and M25 J5.

A21 Kent - A21 in Sevenoaks closed and slow traffic northbound between Westerham and the M25 J5 junction.

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