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  1. That's it for tonight

    Our live coverage has come to an end - thanks for joining us.

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

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  2. Fire exercise on Brighton Pier

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    If you spot fire engines outside Brighton Pier tomorrow night this is probably why... 

    Part of the iconic structure is being shut off for a training exercise. 

    Six fire engines from East Sussex Fire and Rescue are expected to take part. 

    One side of the pier will be closed off to the public but the other side is staying open.

    Brighton Pier
    Quote Message: We want to ensure we fully understand the challenges we might face if there was a real fire. We hope visitors and locals will appreciate that we will need to shut off certain areas for safety reasons while we carry out our emergency planning and training event." from Nigel Cusack Brighton and Hove Borough Commander
    Nigel Cusack Brighton and Hove Borough Commander
  3. Amy starts a new life thanks to Sussex charity

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Snatched from the wild and locked up until she was crippled, Amy the orangutan has been rescued from her life as a pet in Borneo by Uckfield charity International Animal Rescue.

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    Video caption: Sussex charity helps rescue orangutan held as a pet in Borneo
  4. Eastbourne Borough striker signs for the Daggers

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Elliott Romain

    Eastbourne Borough striker Elliott Romain has signed for National League side Dagenham & Redbridge.

    Read the full story  here .

  5. Running for dystonia

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Meet the eight-year-old from Shoreham who's running the Brighton Marathon mini mile in memory of his very special grandad.

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    Video caption: Eight year-old grandson of Keith Emerson runs Brighton mini mile for Dystonia Society
  6. The Spring weather continues

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    The mild and dry weather goes on. But is there an end in sight? 

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    Video caption: Weather Rachel 1830
  7. Foster family's concerns over teen's death

    Kyle Birchall, 17, took his own life in 2014 after social workers in Brighton and Hove agreed he could live more than 100 miles away with the biological father he'd never met.

    His foster family family has told BBC South East Today they believe he'd still be alive if the proper procedures had been followed. 

    A review of Kyle's case found a series of failings by social services.

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    Video caption: Kyle Birchall, 17, took his own life in 2014
  8. Visiting the South East's beautiful gardens

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Gardens across the South East that are opening to the public under the banner of the National Gardens Scheme have been announced today. Details here .

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    Video caption: National Garden scheme unveiled for 2017
  9. The Reds in action tonight

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Crawley Town are in action tonight as they host fellow League Two strugglers Crewe.

    Crawley are sitting 16th in the table on 44 points, while Crewe are five points behind on 39.

    The Reds have had just two wins in 10 games.

    Stats from Crawley
  10. BreakingDate set for beach death inquests

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Inquests into the deaths of seven men at Camber Sands will take place in Hastings in the last week of June, it has been announced.

    The bereaved families of five of the men who died at the Sussex beach last summer have demanded the inquest examine whether a local authority was to blame for the deaths. 

    Lawyers representing the families said the hearing - which is scheduled to start the week beginning 26 June - should look at whether Rother District Council "could or should" have done more given the history of Camber Sands. 

    Camber Sands
  11. Today's newspaper headlines


    The Argus : Revealed: The 49 parking sites across the city where you can hire a bike

    Brighton and Hove News : Developer who cleared railway allotment site told he must still relocate protected slow worms - and could be breaking the law 

    Brighton and Hove Independent : Years & Years to perform at Brighton Pride

    Worthing Herald : Pensioner appeal after purse with precious photo is stolen

    Crawley Observer : Awarding no funding to Crawley Festival ‘mean-spirited’

    Chichester Observer : Boy fends off attacker in Chichester

    West Sussex County Times : Thieves steal £10,000 of military equipment from village firm

    Mid Sussex Times : Dame Vera’s charity joins forces with pioneering mother

    Eastbourne Herald : New lease of life for town centre bar

    Hastings Observer : Hastings national press photographer dies

  12. 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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  13. How could anyone throw a dog out of a moving vehicle on a motorway?

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter


    This female Lurcher Cross is being treated for two broken legs after being thrown from the vehicle at about 16:00 GMT on Thursday 2 March.

    Someone threw her from the back of a vehicle, believed to be a van, as it was travelling northbound on the M23 between junctions nine and eight just north of the Gatwick junction.

    Luckily a passing motorist stopped to help and officers from Surrey Police then took the dog to a local vet. 

    She was treated for two broken legs and is now recovering and being cared for by an animal charity.

    PC Sam Ainsworth said: “This really is a cruel and distressing incident and I’m appealing for anyone who knows who might be responsible to do the right thing and call us with information so we can bring the offender to justice.

    "I’m sure there must have been other motorists who witnessed the events last Thursday and I would urge them to get in touch.”

    Anyone with information should call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference number 45170022317

    Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.