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  1. Goodnight from us

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    That's all from us for another day.

    We're back at 06:00 GMT with all the latest news, travel, sport and weather for the county.

    Is there something you'd like to tell us about? We'd love to hear from you.

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  2. Man on the run after police stop in Crawley

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A man's escaped after being stopped by police on a routine patrol in Crawley. 

    It happened at about 20:00 GMT on 15 February in Woolborough Close. 

    The driver, a 21-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of taking a motor vehicle without the owner's consent and possession of a class B drug with intent to supply. 

    Another man in the car ran off. 

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    Video caption: Budget 2017: Five key points

    Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his Spring Budget. Here are five key points from his speech.

  4. Former Paralympian visits Sussex children

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    One of Britain's greatest Paralympians has been in Sussex sharing the secrets of her success.

    Baroness Grey-Thompson visited children at Chailey Heritage in Lewes.

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    Video caption: Former Paralympian visits Sussex children
  5. Cyclist attacked in Worthing

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A 47-year-old man's been attacked while out cycling in Worthing. 

    The victim was dragged to the ground and punched and kicked several times by three men wearing dark clothing. 

    His wallet and mobile were taken.

    Police say it happened in Chapel Road at 20:15 GMT on 27 February. 

    Two men from Worthing have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and released on bail until 3 April. 

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    Video caption: How the Spring Budget affects you

    From fueling up to funding schools, how will Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget affect you?

  7. Stolen cars found

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Police say they've recovered five cars stolen from a garage in Bexhill-on-Sea at the weekend.

    A total of eight vehicles were taken from Central Car Sales in London Road overnight between 19 and 20 February.

  8. Adult education in West Sussex gets good report

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    The adult education service, which provides courses for around 6,500 learners in West Sussex, has achieved a ‘good’ report from Ofsted.

    At a previous inspection in November 2015, the adult education service was deemed inadequate. 

    But this time around Ofsted inspectors praised the overall effectiveness of the service, concluding it is ‘a good provider’.

    Categories that received a ‘good’ rating during the inspection include:

    •         Effectiveness of leadership and management •         Quality of teaching, learning and assessment •         Personal development, behaviour and welfare •         Outcomes for learners •         Adult learning programmes  

  9. An improving weather picture

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    It's getting drier and staying very mild. Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather 1830
  10. Fire service in hoverboards warning

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    Video caption: Fire service warning after hoverboard fire

    A family from Saltdean is urging others to be wary of buying hoverboards for their children after their one caught fire.

    Sue and Jonathan Ivatt thought they had taken all of the appropriate safety measures when they bought the device.

    They also took the added precaution of buying a small fire extinguisher and trained their son to use it in case of an emergency.

    Despite all these precautions, one day whilst being used by their son in his bedroom, the hoverboard overheated and started to smoke.

    They took it outside and the fire service were called.

    East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has now issued the following advice:

    • Watch the press and trading standards websites for product safety messages and recalls.
    • Never leave hoverboards charging overnight or when you are out.
    • Only use the charger that was supplied with the product.
    • Stop using the hoverboard immediately if it begins to overheat.
    • Ensure that your home is fitted with sufficient smoke alarms which are kept tested and maintained.
    • Ensure that you and your family know what to do in case of fire and that you have an emergency plan which includes alternative escape routes, not having to search for keys or alternative phones. 
  11. Social care cash 'nowhere near enough' says council leader

    Ben Weisz

    Political reporter, BBC Sussex

    Brighton & Hove's Labour council leader says measures in the Budget don't go far enough to help him address a social care funding crisis. 

    He also worries that the city's self employed workforce will struggle with new tax rises. 

    Quote Message: “The Conservative Government’s National Insurance increase on the self-employed will hit 15-20% of the city’s workforce, many of whom are already affected by benefit reductions.
    Quote Message: The money for social care is nowhere near enough to address the crisis, and as yet we don’t know where it is coming from. On past experience it will be from the budgets of local councils already slashed by 20% in a year, or already announced money brought forward.
    Quote Message: This Budget won’t help our council, our small businesses or our public services in Brighton and Hove.” from Cllr Warren Morgan (Labour) Leader, Brighton & Hove City Council
    Cllr Warren Morgan (Labour) Leader, Brighton & Hove City Council
  12. Budget 2017: Social care gets a boost.

    Helen Catt

    Political editor, BBC South East

    A major announcement on funding for social care.

  13. '£1,000 discount is a pathetic joke'

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    Sussex landlords are less than impressed by the government's Spring Budget announced today.

    The Conservatives pledged a £1,000 discount in business rates for pubs and small businesses. 

    Lewes has thirteen pubs whch form lively community hubs, but some of them are forecast a 200% rates rise (in excess of £40,000) so this gesture, they say, doesn't scratch the surface. 

    Quote Message: This hike is massive slap in the face to local pubs and a disaster for the communities we serve. The £1,000 discount is a pathetic joke.
    Quote Message: There is nothing on the horizon to suggest that margins are going to grow massively in the near future so anything short of a total overhaul will end in carnage for our pubs.
    Quote Message: This discount will make absolutely no difference to pubs like ours. from Tony Leonard Landlord of The Snowdrop in South Street
    Tony Leonard Landlord of The Snowdrop in South Street
  14. It's dull and wet

    Kate Kinsella

    Weather presenter

    Will the wet and mild weather continue? Here's my latest forecast.   

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    Video caption: Weather 1330
  15. Praise for children who helped save their dad's life

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

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    Video caption: Praise for children who helped save their dad's life

    Children from Brighton who raised the alarm after their dad suffered a heart attack at home have been praised by the South East Coast Ambulance Service.  

  16. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M23 West Sussex southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M23 West Sussex southbound severe disruption, at J10 for A2011.

    M23 West Sussex - M23 lane blocked on exit slip road southbound at J10, A2011 (Crawley), because of a broken down horsebox. Traffic is coping well.

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

  17. Kevin Peachey

    Personal finance reporter

    Couple check paperwork

    Kevin Peachey

    Personal finance reporter

    Here is how the first of two Budgets this year could have a big impact on your household finances.

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