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  2. Live updates on Wednesday 12 July 2017.

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Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

We're off for the evening, but we'll be back with all your latest news, sport, weather and travel tomorrow morning from 06:00 BST.

In the mean time if you think you have a story that we should be covering, you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

Women get equal pay for equal play

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Lewes Football Club believe they've become the first to pay female players the same amount as men.

Danny Briggs drops an easy catch off Michael Carberry on the boundary during Sussex's T20 match against Hampshire.

'Someone asked me what he wanted to have for tea'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Meet Eddie - the 15-year-old boy who took over Southern's Twitter feed for a morning.

Work experience teen takes over Southern Rail's Twitter

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A 15-year-old work experience student from south London was left in charge of Southern Rail's Twitter account on Tuesday.

And for a feed usually dominated by the complaints of angry commuters, things soon turned pretty surreal.

The teenager introduced himself on the social network at just after 14:30.

Police descend on 'man with sword'

Lizzie Massey

BBC Live reporter

Sussex Police were called to Durrington, Worthing, after a man was found in a garden with a sword.

Officers are currently trying to negotiate with the man, and the incident is ongoing.

The house nextdoor was evacuated as a precaution and a cordon has been put in place to contain the area.

MPs discuss online abuse and intimidation

Three Kent and Sussex MPs were subjected to abuse during the election campaign.

They've now spoken out about their experiences.

Work experience teen Eddie mans Southern Rail twitter account

Internet sensation Eddie is back on Southern Rail's Twitter account and appeared on BBC Radio 1.

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Christian Walton

League One side Wigan Athletic sign Brighton goalkeeper Christian Walton on a season-long loan.

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Simon Brown

Simon Brown, 24, hit his head on a gantry while travelling on a Gatwick Express train in August.

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ICYMI - 'Tennis saved my life'


'Tennis saved my life'

In case you missed it in yesterday's coverage, this is a great story about how tennis can transform lives.

Four years ago Tony Costa from Llandudno in North Wales weighed 26-and-a-half stone, having struggled to deal with the death of his five-month-old son.

He lost some weight through a diet club but had "plateaued" and was "losing interest" and needed something to keep him going.

"Tennis came at the right time," Tony says. This year Tony's son would've been 20 years old and he and his wife Caroline held a memorial tennis match at a local club.

"We shone some light on some darkness - and we have tennis to thank for that."

If you want to follow Tony's lead and get into tennis, read our Get Inspired guide.

Tobacco bandits escape with goods worth thousands

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

This CCTV footage shows the moment thieves stole £5,000 worth of cigarettes from a supermarket in Selsey.

The two burglars are seen tearing off a metal screen to get at the tobacco.

The robbery happened at 03:40 BST on 30 June, at the Co-Op in the High street.

#ICYMI: Footballer wants mixed gender teams

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Charlotte, 16, is looking forward to the day of mixed gender teams. #thisisme

#ICYMI: 'They've basically saved our daughter's life'

How a community in Crawley rallied round to send a little girl to America for life-saving surgery.

Women get equal pay for equal play

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Lewes Football Club believe they've become the first to pay female players the same amount as men.

Sunshine after the rain

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

After last night's heavy rain, the summer weather's making its way back.

Here's my forecast.

Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

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The Argus: Disabled pensioner’s fury at £50 'illegal' parking fine at A&E

Eastbourne Herald: The cost of Eastbourne council’s controversial bid to sell off the Downland farms has been revealed

Chichester Observer: Fusebox warning after fire damages kitchen

Brighton and Hove News: No charges over Saltdean Lido vandalism but witness appeal renewed

Hastings Observer: Meet feline friends at Open Day event

Mid Sussex Times: Haywards Heath man ordained as a deacon

This morning's Sussex newspaper headlines

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The Argus: The town police forgot: Residents says they're too scared to go out at night

Eastbourne Herald: LGBT campaigner delighted to open Eastbourne Pride

Chichester Observer: Headteacher to speak at school funding protest in Parliament Square

Brighton and Hove Independent: Tough muddy challenge helps children’s hospice

Hastings Observer: Fantastic Fish Festival sizzles in the heat

Mid Sussex Times: ‘Give him a chance’ say parents of little boy with similar condition to baby Charlie Gard

The mane attraction?

A herd of decorated life-size horses are appearing across Kent and West Sussex to raise money for Hospice in the Weald.

They've been designed and painted by artists, schoolchildren and community groups and will be on display over the summer and auctioned off in October.

Here's where you can see them...

Pop-up velodrome rolls into Worthing

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The Tour de France may have got under way this weekend but closer to home people of all ages have been trying out a different form of cycling.

The StreetVelodrome event returned to Beach House Grounds on Worthing seafront.

I went down to take a look.

'There was no care, no care at all'

The mother of Sabrina Walsh, a vulnerable young woman who killed herself while in NHS care at the Woodlands Centre in St Leonards, says her daughter would be alive today if she'd been given one-on-one observation.

The Sussex Partnership NHS Trust have admitted a lot more could have, and should have been done - and have launched an urgent review.

Blind student invents app to help people access science

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Illness robbed Daniel Hajas of his sight aged 16.

Now he and colleagues at the University of Sussex have come up with a new invention which could open up the doors of academia for blind people across the globe.

What's it like to work in the gig economy?

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

That's what we're discussing on my phone-in this morning, if you're working in the gig economy I'd love to hear from you.

I've also got an important update following yesterday's show.

Join me on BBC Sussex from 09:00 BST.

Unexpected discovery at Brighton landmark

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

When restoration work began at the Corn Exchange near Brighton's famous Royal Pavilion, they made an unexpected discovery.

Wimbledon 2017: Johanna Konta beats Simona Halep - highlights

Johanna Konta beat Romanian second seed Simona Halep in a thrilling match to become Britain's first women's Wimbledon semi-finalist since 1978. Watch the highlights here.

Airgun attacks on pets and and wildlife in the South East

Lauren Moss

BBC Live reporter

These animals were killed and maimed by the irresponsible use of airguns in the South East.

Should the weapons be licensed?

Wet Wet Wet

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

The band with that name are playing Rochester Castle this evening.

And this morning's weather conditions couldn't be more apt.

Southern worker on platform

A 15-year-old work experience student took over troubled Southern Rail's Twitter account, with hilarious results.

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It's the middle of the week

And to kick things off here's a photo of Steyning by James Brown - it's our #PhotoOfTheDay.

James Brown

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