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Ayoze Perez celebrates

Ian Westbrook

BBC Sport

Newcastle score twice in the final 10 minutes to come from behind to beat Championship promotion rivals Brighton.

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That's it from us

Amanda Akass

BBC Live reporter

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Footballers come together over cancer patient

Alex Stedman was diagnosed with testicular cancer earlier this month. The 22-year-old works for Crawley Town FC and footballers across the country have been helping him raise money for charity.

Footballers join together to raise money for cancer patient

Beefeater to replace ravens with seagulls

Amanda Akass

BBC Live reporter

Alan Kingshott was born in Newhaven and he's about to move back to the Sussex coast to enjoy his retirement. 

But in recent years he's been living in the Tower of London as Chief Yeoman Warder, effectively the Tower's top Beefeater.

BreakingLifeguard funding approved at Camber

Funding for lifeguards at Camber beach has been approved by Rother District Council after seven men drowned last summer.

Cold start to the day

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

It will be wet and cold tomorrow. Watch my forecast to find out more.

Buildings at Redhill aerodrome

A council is planning a huge infrastructure strategy to meet the government's demand for new homes.

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The next Richard Branson?

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Meet Steve Williams, a Littlehampton commuter so fed up with Southern he wants to start his own train company.  

You can see the full story on tonight's episode of Inside Out South East on BBC One at 19:30 GMT.

Jamie Vardy lookalike Lee Chapman with Jamie Vardy

Postman Lee Chapman says he was left "broke" after his brush with fame as a Jamie Vardy double.

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Rail talks to resume on Wednesday

The train driver's union Aslef says talks to try and resolve the dispute about driver-only operated trains will begin again on Wednesday. 

The talks with Southern rail won't involve ACAS, the TUC or the guards union, the RMT.

Steve Williams is sick of Southern's service
Steve Williams is sick of Southern's service and plans to go into business against them.

Easter rail travel hit by London Bridge works

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Rail passengers travelling from the South East through London face disruption over the Easter break, as work continues to overhaul London Bridge station.

London Bridge station

There'll be no Southeastern services to or from Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, 14 and 15 April.

No trains will run to or from Cannon Street from 14 - 17 April.

There'll also be no Southeastern trains at Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill or Westcombe Park over the whole Easter break.

Services will also be affected during the bank holidays in May and August.

We understand that it has been tough and urge passengers to plan ahead throughout 2017, while we work round-the-clock on our Railway Upgrade Plan to improve journeys to and through London for the millions of passengers that use the UK’s busiest stretch of railway each year.'

Andrew Hutton Lead development manager for London Bridge station, Network Rail

Get ready for a cold wet week

This week sees the official start of Spring, but the weather's got other ideas.

Here's my forecast.

Teenager bailed after Twitter posts mocking star's son

Katie Price and three of her children

A teenager's been bailed again after being arrested over social media posts mocking Katie Price's disabled son Harvey.  

The 19-year-old man, from Newick near Lewes, was held after the TV star's 14-year-old son was targeted on Twitter. 

He's been bailed until 25 March while police continue to investigate.

This morning's Sussex newspaper headlines

Stack of newspapers

The Argus : Hunt is on for £1 million EuroMillions ticket winner

Chichester Observer : ‘Horrible shock’ as dead mouse found under windscreen wiper

Eastbourne Herald : Eastbourne chamber bosses support sale of downland farms

Are you owed money by Southern?

Brighton station

If you had a Southern season ticket last year, and you haven't been told you're eligible for a refund, you should contact the operator now.

Last December the government announced a one-off compensation scheme just for Southern's passengers, to make up for the severe disruption of 2016.

You'll get a payout if you had season tickets for at least 12 weeks, between 1 April and 31 December.

Southern says it's already contacted passengers who qualify, but if you think you do and you haven't heard anything, you can check here .

Last year was very difficult for Southern passengers and I am glad this scheme recognises this. I would urge season ticket holders to go online and claim if they believe they are eligible for compensation.'

Angie Doll Passenger Services Director, Southern

Warnings over hospice budget cuts

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The chief executive of a hospice in Brighton is warning hospices need more time to adapt to budget cuts.

It's after The Sussex Beacon, which cares for people with HIV related illnesses, had its funding cut. 

Brighton's i360 closed until Wednesday

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

British Airways i360

Brighton's i360 is likely to be grounded until Wednesday after it failed again on Friday leaving passengers stranded. 

The owners have a ordered a new part and say they need time for repairs to be carried out to a damaged data cable. 

Anyone who's booked tickets for today and tomorrow will get a full refund or alternative flight.

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Seagulls top the table after win over Reading

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton insists tomorrow's visit of Newcastle hasn't got any easier despite results at the weekend. 

The Seagulls' impressive win over 4th placed Reading, and draws for Newcastle and Huddersfield, means the Albion have replaced Newcastle at the top of the Championship. 

They're six points inside the automatic promotion places with 13 games left, and ahead of the Magpies by a single point. 

Sam Baldock
Rex Features

You can read the full match report from Saturday's game here .

All the build up to Albion v Newcastle begins in BBC Sussex breakfast with Neil Pringle tomorrow morning.  

This morning's BBC Sussex phone-in

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

Has someone in your family been affected by an eating disorder? 

Join the discussion on BBC Sussex this morning.

Two rescued after Wadhurst fire

Two people have been treated for smoke inhalation after being rescued from their home in Wadhurst early this morning. 

Fire crews were called to Stone Cross Road just before 04:00 GMT where two cars were alight and the fire had spread to a garage. 

Gas engineers were also called to the scene due to a gas leak at the property.

Arrests after Bexhill armed raid

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Four men have been arrested after a group of men armed with what appeared to be a gun tied up two men at a flat in Bexhill. 

The attack happened just before 16:30 GMT on Saturday. 

The gang searched the flat but nothing was taken. 

A soggy morning

Kate Kinsella

BBC Look East weather

You're definitely going to wear something with a hood today.

Here's my latest forecast.

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Dramatic wave
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