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  2. Updates on Wednesday 1 March 2017

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  1. That's it for today

    Thanks for joining us - we'll be back tomorrow at 06:00 GMT with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

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  2. Make the most of tomorrow's weather...

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    As Friday's looking like a washout. Watch my forecast here:  

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    Video caption: South East weather 1 March 2017
  3. Can the Seagulls soar to the top of the table?

    Brighton and Hove Albion are currently second in the Championship. Can they make it to the Premier League?

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    Video caption: Brighton and Hove Albion are battling to be promoted to the Premier League
  4. Care worker filmed on CCTV stealing from pensioner

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    This video shows the moment a care worker from Littlehampton in West Sussex, stole money from a pensioner she was looking after.

    Theresa Stratton, 39, stole £130 from the wallet of 74-year-old David Skerritt at his home in Rustington, West Sussex.  

    Her family recorded the theft on CCTV and have given the BBC the footage.

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    Video caption: Theresa Stratton was filmed stealing money from the man she was looking after
  5. Smallest ever Rolls Royce arrives at West Sussex hospital

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Young patients at St Richard's hospital in West Sussex have been given a very special new toy to help make visits much less daunting.

    Engineers at Rolls Royce have custom-built an electric car for children to drive between the ward and the operating theatre.

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    Video caption: Youngsters at Chichester hospital get a new toy
  6. Secondary school placements revealed to parents

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    Pupils

    Families across the country are finding out which secondary schools their 11-year-olds will be attending come September.

    Over 80% of pupils have been given their first choice school in Brighton and Hove with applications up from 2,429 to 2,517 this year. 

    In East Sussex - where 85% got their top preference - applications rose to 5,592 from 5,240 in 2016.

    And in West Sussex, 90% of pupils were offered their first preferred school.

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    Video caption: Youngsters at Chichester hospital get a new toy
  8. Farmer in tears after sheep killed in dog attack

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    About a dozen sheep have died after a dog attack at a farm near Polegate.

    It happened yesterday morning near the Cuckoo Trail.

    Several of the sheep attacked were due to lamb.

    Some of the sheep were killed by the dogs, with others so badly injured they had to be put down.

    Quote Message: I was crying as I had to shoot some of them as they were too injured to survive. It's not the dog's fault, it's the owners. I know people let their dogs off the lead but they should be able to control them." from Peter Sandgrove Farmer
    Peter SandgroveFarmer
    Quote Message: It's estimated the farmer will have lost around £3,000. The dogs were not seen close enough but it is believed they were one black dog and one tan coloured dog." from Sgt Tom Carter Sussex Police
    Sgt Tom CarterSussex Police
  9. Care worker filmed on CCTV stealing from pensioner

    Sue Nicholson

    BBC News

    Theresa Stratton

    A care worker from West Sussex has been found guilty of stealing from a pensioner she was looking after.

    Theresa Stratton, 39, of Dorset Close, Littlehampton, took £130 from the wallet of 74-year-old David Skerritt at his home in Rustington.

    The theft was captured on a CCTV camera installed by his family.

    The jury found Stratton - who claimed she had borrowed the money with the permission of Mr Skerritt - guilty following a trial at Chichester Crown Court.

    She is due to be sentenced on 10 March. 

    The judge warned her she will "almost certainly" face a prison sentence, saying there had been a high degree of betrayal of trust.

  10. Rikki Clarke has rejoined his first county Surrey, from Warwickshire

    With the 2017 county season here, keep up to date with the latest signings, departures and rumours ahead of next season.

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  11. Man told to 'investigate' car theft himself

    When Kevin Standing's Jaguar was stolen from his driveway in Patcham, he didn't expect this response from the police.  

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    Video caption: Kevin Standing's Jaguar was stolen from his driveway
  12. What are your kids dressing up as for #WorldBookDay?

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    If you're a parent we're sure you won't have forgotten it's  #WorldBookDay  tomorrow...

    So which literary character is your child dressing up as this year?

    If you're struggling for an idea here are a few snaps from last year that might give you some last minute inspiration...

    Here are Ava, Flynn, Oliver, Zanthe, William and Mya.

    We'd love to see your photos or videos of this year's World Book Day tomorrow. Send them to us on  Twitter , Facebook , or by sending us an  email .

    Ava, 3, as the witch from Room on the Broom
    Image caption: Ava, 3, as the witch from Room on the Broom
    Flynn, 10, as Mrs Twit
    Image caption: Flynn, 10, as Mrs Twit
    Oliver, 7, as Where's Wally
    Image caption: Oliver, 7, as Where's Wally
    Zanthe, 5, as the star from Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
    Image caption: Zanthe, 5, as the star from Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
    William, 3, as Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs
    Image caption: William, 3, as Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs
    Mya, 7, as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz
    Image caption: Mya, 7, as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz
  13. Today's top newspaper headlines

    The Argus : 'Shops are growing target for criminals', claim councillors

    Chichester Observer : Chichester A27 scheme cancelled

    Eastbourne Herald : County council spending £20,000 on parking meters for new pound coins

    Hastings Observer : Conquest consultant and unit named best for surgical training

    Brighton and Hove News : Announcement on new school site expected this month

  14. Grayling: Lack of council support behind cancelling A27 scheme

    Ben Weisz

    Political reporter, BBC Sussex

    As we've been reporting, the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has cancelled a Highways England scheme to improve the A27 at Chichester. 

    Here's the letter he wrote to Highways England yesterday, setting out why he was pulling the plug. 

    In it, he suggests that local councillors' calls for a new consultation and lack of support for Highways England's suggested options were behind his decision.

    Letter from Chris Grayling
  15. A27: Highways England 'disappointed' at Chichester scheme cancellation

    Ben Weisz

    Political reporter, BBC Sussex

    This just in from Highways England, who were told yesterday by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling that he was cancelling their planned £250m Chichester bypass scheme. 

    Quote Message: We are grateful to everyone who took the time to engage with our consultation last summer on improving the A27 through Chichester. We are obviously disappointed at this decision as the improvement would have brought significant strategic benefits to the region. But any improvement had to be right for Chichester and there was no overall consensus. We will continue to work with partners to monitor the route’s performance and to carry out any short term measures we can to help road users, the local community and the region.” from Jim O'Sullivan Chief Executive, Highways England
    Jim O'Sullivan Chief Executive, Highways England
  16. BreakingPet Shop Boys to headline Brighton Pride

    The Pet Shop Boys

    The Pet Shop Boys will be headlining the Pride Summer Of Love Festival in Preston Park on Saturday 5 August.

    It'll be their first Pride performance in 20 years.

    The band will be in Brighton after their ‘Super Tour' show.

    Quote Message: “We are really proud to welcome the Pet Shop Boys to headline our most fantastic Pride Festival ever. Having worked with some of the world's most important artists, their impressive history and amazing contribution to popular culture is undeniable. Add to that their community conscience and campaigning, and they are the perfect act for the finale of our Summer Of Love Festival.” from Paul Kemp Director of Brighton Pride
    Paul KempDirector of Brighton Pride