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  1. Our live coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates on Monday 6 March 2017

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  1. Goodnight

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it from us for today. 

    We'll be back tomorrow between 06:00 GMT and 22:00 GMT, with all the day's news, sport, travel and weather.

    If there's anything you think we should know you can get in touch on  Twitter , on  Facebook  or by sending us an  email

  2. Woman punched by man in unprovoked attack

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A woman's been punched in the face during an assault outside a hotel in Worthing.

    The attack happened outside the Grand Victorian Hotel in Station Approach at about 21:30 GMT on Friday. 

    Two woman were followed by two men as they left the hotel bar.

    One of the men tried to pick up one of the victims but let go, causing her to hit her head on the pavement.

    The other victim was hit in the face by the second man. 

    Police are looking for two men aged around 30, one with a beard. 

  3. Sussex inspector investigated by police watchdog

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The police watchdog is investigating after a Sussex Police inspector was arrested on suspicion of misconduct in a public office. 

    The officer, who's based at Brighton, is alleged to have had improper sexual relationships with women in the course of his duties 

    The force says he's been suspended while the investigation is carried out by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

  4. Concern over house building in Winnie the Pooh country

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Ashdown Forest, loved by millions as the home of Winnie the Pooh, may be threatened by thousands of new homes on its doorstep.

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    Video caption: Concern over house building in Winnie the Pooh country
  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J12 for M3.

    M25 Surrey - M25 busy but moving and one lane closed anticlockwise at J12 M3, because of a broken down lorry.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

    BBC News Travel

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

    M25 Surrey - Lane blocked on M25 clockwise between J9, A243 (Leatherhead) and J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange), because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. Spring is in the air

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    The weather takes a turn for the better over the next couple of days.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Rachel Mackley
  8. A27: What next for Chichester?

    Ben Weisz

    Political reporter, BBC Sussex

    West Sussex County Councillors are meeting in Chichester tonight to consider "the art of the possible" - in other words, what on earth to do now after the government scrapped a £250m scheme to improve the A27 around the city. 

    I understand tonight's event is about getting councillors in the same room to commit to work together, rather than about producing concrete ideas (pardon the pun). 

    It comes after the Transport Secretary said he was scrapping the scheme because of a lack of council support. Councillors themselves told us Chris Grayling was wrong on that front. 

    But it wouldn't be an A27 meeting without a dash of controversy. UKIP leader Sandra James has already taken to Twitter to complain about the short notice - and uncertainty about who's actually invited.

  9. What part did West Sussex play in World War One?

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A research project has been launched by the University of Chichester to discover more about the role West Sussex played in the development of the United States Air Force in World War One.

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    Video caption: What part did Sussex play in World War One?
  10. Downland sale cancelled

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Eastbourne Borough Council has scrapped plans to sell farmland on the South Downs.

    A poll of local people has overwhelmingly rejected the scheme, which the authority proposed as an alternative to cutting local services.

    Campaigners feared what could happen to the land were it not in the council's hands.

    Liberal Democrat council leader David Tutt says he's now launching a petition calling on the Prime Minister to rethink cuts to local authority funding.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, between J2 for M25 and J3 for A322 Lightwater.

    M3 Surrey - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M3 southbound between J2 M25 and J3, A322 (Lightwater), because of a broken down lorry. In the roadworks area.

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

  12. Witness appeal following fatal collision

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A286 Henley Hill between Midhurst and Fernhurst.

    Emergency services were called at 12.50 GMT yesterday after a silver Mercedes was spotted down a steep embankment.

    The driver, a 32-year-old man from London, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

    The road was closed for around six hours for recovery work.  

  13. Civic honour for war hero

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A 100-year-old war hero and Olympic runner from West Sussex has been awarded a civic honour.

    Bill Lucas, who lives in Cowfold, has been awarded a West Sussex Certificate of Achievement - an honour that is presented only a handful of times each year.

    Bill flew 81 missions during World War Two as a pilot of heavy bombers. 

    He also represented Great Britain at the 1948 Olympics in London competing in the 5,000 metres. 

    He's the country’s oldest living Olympian.

    Bill Lucas
  14. Rise in attacks against ambulance crews

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    Ambulance driving along road

    There's been a rise in the number of assaults recorded on South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb) crews.

    In total there were 207 attacks logged last year, a 64% increase on the year before. 

    The majority of the incidents in the last year were alcohol-related but also involved people who were using recreational drugs and those suffering a mental health problem. 

    Last week MPs debated whether there should be a specific offence for assaulting doctors and nurses.  

    Ambulance trusts nationally are looking at whether to introduce body worn video cameras for the first time.

  15. Spring is in the air

    Kate Kinsella

    Weather presenter

    It's a dry and mild outlook. But will it last? 

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    Video caption: Weather 1330
  16. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A27 East Sussex westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A27 East Sussex westbound severe disruption, near B2123 The Drove.

    A27 East Sussex - A27 Falmer Hill in Falmer blocked and very slow traffic westbound near the B2123 The Drove junction, because of emergency repairs.

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

  17. Have you seen missing Reece Pateman from St Leonards?

    Have you seen missing Reece Pateman from St Leonards?

    Police are concerned for the welfare of 16-year-old Reece Pateman who was last seen in St Leonards on Sunday 5 March.

    Police say the teenager has a fascination with buses and trains and has previously been found at railway stations in Sussex.

    They say he may have travelled to Lewes, Gatwick or further afield in London and also has links to Peacehaven.

  18. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, after J11 for A317 affecting J12 for M3.

    M25 Surrey - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise after J11, A317 (Chertsey), because of emergency repairs. Congestion to J12 M3.

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