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  2. Live updates on Wednesday 22 February

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  1. Goodnight from Sussex Live

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it from us for today.

    We'll be back bright and early tomorrow, from 06:00 GMT, with the latest news, sport, travel and weather, and updates on how the South East is faring as Storm Doris arrives.

    You can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.  

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    Severe disruption: M23 Surrey southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M23 Surrey southbound severe disruption, between J8 for M23 and M23 J9.

    M23 Surrey - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M23 southbound between J8 M23 and M23 J9, Gatwick Airport, because of a vehicle fire.

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

  3. Yellow weather warning in place

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    Expect gale force winds, thanks to Storm Doris.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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  4. Final Shoreham air disaster report due next week

    Siobhan Daniels

    BBC Live reporter

    Air accident investigators say they will publish their final safety report into the Shoreham air disaster next week. 

    11 men died when a vintage Hawker hunter Jet crashed on the A27 in August 2015.

    photo of 11 victims

    Families of the victims have been calling for the publication of the findings by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch. 

    Sussex police are also investigating the role played by pilot Andy Hill, who survived the crash.  

  5. Doris hits South East's trains

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Speed restrictions are being introduced on the South East's rail network on Thursday, as the region prepares for Storm Doris.

    Trains will be limited to 50mph, to allow drivers extra stopping time if trees or other debris is blown onto tracks.

    Southern says the speed limit means it won't be able to run its full service, with only one direct Brighton to Victoria train an hour between 11:00 GMT and 18:00 GMT.

    Southeastern says its coastal routes, from Ashford to Ramsgate and Hastings to Battle, will be the most affected.

    Southeastern train
    Quote Message: This is part of our standard planning for stormy weather, but it will mean changes to journeys for some passengers. Your safety is our top priority.' from Andy Derbyshire chief operating officer, Network Rail South East route
    Andy Derbyshirechief operating officer, Network Rail South East route
    Passengers at Brighton station
    Quote Message: We will continue to work with Network Rail to monitor the necessity of these important safety measures, but we advise all passengers to check before they travel and to allow more time for their journeys.' from Ellie Burrows Train Services Director at Southeastern
    Ellie BurrowsTrain Services Director at Southeastern
  6. Wanted: Have you seen this man?

    Siobhan Daniels

    BBC Live reporter

    Aaron Barrett is wanted on recall to prison having failed to abide to the terms of his release licence.

    Aaron Barrett still

    Barrett, who is 26-years-old, was jailed in 2016 for dangerous driving. He was living in Surrey on his release but previously lived in Brighton where he still has many contacts.   

    He's around 6ft and of stocky build. Police are warning people not to approach him but to call 101 or 999 in an emergency. 

  7. Calls for Coperforma to be investigated

    Siobhan Daniels

    BBC Live reporter

    The Shadow Health Secretary called for an inquiry during a visit to Hove into the controversial contract for non-emergency patient transport across Sussex. 

    The multi million pound deal was awarded to Coperforma last year but the company faced harsh criticism for long delays in providing NHS patients with hospital transport. 

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  8. Man airlifted to hospital after scaffolding fall

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Police car outside Eastbourne pier

    A man's been flown to hospital by air ambulance after falling from scaffolding onto the beach in Eastbourne this morning. 

    Police and ambulance services were called to Grand Parade close to the pier just after 08:00 GMT. 

    It's not known how badly the man's been injured.

  9. Breezy with patchy rain

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC weather

    There is a yellow weather warning on the way - find out why.

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  10. Coperforma: Shadow health minister visits Sussex

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Ambulances

    The Shadow Health Secretary, Jon Ashworth, will be in Hove today to meet staff who provide non-emergency patient transport across Sussex. 

    Coperforma, the private company which took over the service last April, was stripped of its multi-million pound contract with the NHS in November. 

    The firm had faced serious criticism over its performance, including reports of missed appointments and non-payments. 

    The South Central Ambulance Trust is due to formally take over the service from April.

  11. 'Without guards, travel is unsafe'

    Steve Dale

    BBC Sussex reporter

    The RMT says about 500 of its members on Southern rail are on strike today in their 29th day of action in nearly a year. 

    Meanwhile, a Sussex woman has joined the picket line at Brighton station.

    Miriam Binder speaks on behalf of Disabled People Against Cuts.

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    Video caption: Disabled woman protests over DDO trains at Brighton station

    Southern said it expects to run 75% of its normal service today despite the industrial action.

  12. Police ask for help in finding Nicholas Leon

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Nicholas Leon

    Nicholas Leon is being sought by police as they believe he might be able to help with their investigation into various incidents in Wealden district. 

    The 32-year-old from Crowborough also has links to Hailsham and Polegate.

  13. Loo closure plan 'flushed away'

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Public toilets sign

    The Women's Institute has won a victory to keep public toilets open in Ore, East Sussex. 

    More than 60 people protested outside the toilets earlier this month, demanding they stay open.

    Hastings Borough Council has removed the proposal from its draft budget that goes before councillors today. 

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    Severe disruption: A259 East Sussex both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A259 East Sussex both ways severe disruption, between Marine Parade Road and B2106 Terminus Road.

    A259 East Sussex - A259 Seaside Road in Eastbourne closed in both directions between the Marine Parade Road junction and Memorial Roundabout, because of a police incident.

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

  15. Join me at 09:00 GMT on BBC Sussex

    Danny Pike

    Presenter, BBC Sussex

    I'll be broadcasting from the University of Surrey this morning, here's why.

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    Video caption: Coming up on Danny Pike's show on BBC Sussex

    Join me from 09:00 GMT on BBC Sussex.

  16. Have you seen this man?

    Siobhan Daniels

    BBC Live reporter

    Police want to speak to this man following a rape in Eastbourne.

    image of man police want to talk to about the rape

    This follows reports of a man in his early 20s being raped by another man in a street near the train station just after 21:00 GMT on 15 February.

    The man in the photo is described as 5ft 10in and of slim build.