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  1. And it's goodnight from us

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it from us for this week. Thanks for joining us.

    We'll be back from 06:00 GMT on Monday, with all Sussex's news, sport travel and weather.

    We hope you have a great weekend.

    You can get in touch on  Twitter , on  Facebook  or by sending us an  email . We look forward to hearing from you.  

  2. All change for the weekend

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    Take a brolly and a jumper out with you this weekend. Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather Rachel 1830
  3. Hunt for pair of sex attackers

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Extra police patrols are taking place in East Grinstead after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted by two men.

    The 16-year-old was walking home in London Road just after midnight on 15 March.

    She took a short cut down an alley between Imberhorne Lane and Halsford Lane where the attack took place.

    Quote Message: We are appealing for anyone who may have information that could help with this investigation. We have increased patrols in the area and have already conducted a number of house to house enquiries.' from Detective Sergeant Lindsay Russell Sussex Police
    Detective Sergeant Lindsay Russell Sussex Police
  4. Southern strike: 'This dispute needs to be pushed forwards'

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The RMT says its workers on Southern are to stage a fresh 24-hour strike on 4 April. 

    They're due to walkout in their ongoing dispute over staffing and the role of conductors. 

    Earlier this week the RMT attacked a fresh agreement between Southern management and the train drivers' union Aslef as " an old deal in a new envelope ".

    That deal will be put to Aslef members in a referendum. 

    Quote Message: RMT members on Southern Rail have been fighting for safety and access for nearly a year now and it is disgraceful that we have continued to be carved out of the talks process. That is a kick in the teeth for our members.
    Quote Message: This dispute needs to be pushed forwards and RMT would be prepared to reconsider our action if we get a commitment to a firm date for genuine and meaningful talks." from Mick Cash General Secretary, RMT
    Mick CashGeneral Secretary, RMT
  5. Concern for missing teenager

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Thirteen-year-old Leon Anderson hasn't been seen since Wednesday.

    He was last seen at an address in Westview Close in Peacehaven, around 18:00 GMT.

    He's five feet seven, slim and was wearing grey jogging bottoms, a black shirt and black and white Nike trainers.

    Leon Anderson
  6. Baker joins the Big Lemon

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Norman Baker and Tom Druitt on a Big Lemon bus

    The former MP for Lewes, Norman Baker has been announced as the new Managing Director of the Big Lemon Bus company. 

    The Big Lemon runs bus routes and coach hire services in and around Brighton and Hove using waste cooking oil from local restaurants.

    Next month it's launching two electric buses powered by solar energy generated on the roof of the bus depot. 

    Mr Baker has served as Chair of Bus Users UK since leaving Parliament in 2015 and he was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport between 2010 and 2013.

  7. Mental heath campaign comes to Hove school

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    As part of BBC News School Report day, Brighton-based Rizzle Kicks singer Jordan Stephens has taken his mental health campaign into a Hove school.

    You can find out more about #IAMWHOLE here .

    You can find out more about School Report  here

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    Video caption: Singer Jordan Stephen has taken his mental health campaign into a Hove school.
  8. Runners reaction: Was Brighton Half Marathon was too short?

    Juliette Parkin

    BBC South East Today reporter

    The Brighton Half Marathon's being investigated over claims it's been 500ft short for the last three years.

    I've been trying to keep up with these runners in Brighton to find out what they think.

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    Video caption: Investigation over length of Brighton Marathon
  9. Hundreds of South East drug drivers caught

    Alex Bish

    Investigative journalist, BBC South East

    Drug driving arrests in Kent and Sussex have doubled in two years.  

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    Video caption: Drug driving Kent and Sussex stats graphic
  10. Which South East building deserves an architecture award?

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter


    Fourteen buildings, including the i360 viewing tower in Brighton, have been shortlisted for the Royal Institute of British Architects South East awards 2017.

    Other buildings nominated across the South East include Kingsdown House in The King's School in Canterbury, Command of the Oceans at Chatham's Historic Dockyard, Hastings Pier and Brighton College.

    The awards ceremony takes place on Thursday 25 May.

  11. 'Our grandaughter's been taken away from us because of somebody's stupidity'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The number of arrests for drug driving in Kent and Sussex have doubled in two years, since it became a specific offence.

    The law was changed after a campaign by the family of a girl killed by a driver who'd been smoking cannabis.

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    Video caption: grandparents of girl killed by drug driver
  12. Was the Brighton Half Marathon too short?

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Brighton Marathon

    An investigation is underway over concerns the Brighton Half Marathon has been 500ft short for the last three years. 

    Organisers have confirmed they've been contacted by UK Athletics after a number of competitors contacted them. 

    In a statement they say they're investigating fully. 

    In 2012 organisers apologised to runners after finding the course that year had been a third of a mile too long.

  13. All change for the weekend

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    Weather presenter

    Well the Spring-like weather couldn't go on for ever, could it? 

    There's rain and wind on the way for the weekend. Here's my latest forecast. 

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    Video caption: Weather 1330 Elizabeth Rizzini
  14. Attempted robberies may be linked

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Police are linking two attempted robberies in Hastings on Monday. 

    A masked man tried to rob Priory Stores in Priory Road at about 21:35 GMT. 

    He demanded cash but left empty-handed when a staff member pressed a panic alarm. 

    Officers say he was wearing a dark coat with fur trim. 

    Quote Message: We believe this could be linked to an attempted street robbery shortly afterwards by the junction between Parker Road and Beaconsfield Road. Three people were approached by a man wearing a dark coat with fur trim and blue material covering his face. He demanded money but then left empty-handed in a black VW with dents and scratches down the side." from Detective Constable Cally Fox Sussex Police
    Detective Constable Cally FoxSussex Police
  15. Have you seen Mark?

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Mark Croft

    Police say they're worried about a Worthing man who hasn't been seen for over a fortnight.

    Mark Croft, who's 54 and of no fixed address, was reported missing by his family on March 1.

    It's thought he was seen in the Goring area. If you think you've spotted him, you can call police on 101 or email here .

  16. Seagulls: Record renewal rate

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Brighton and Hove Albion players

    Brighton and Hove Albion have confirmed a record number of season ticket renewals for next season, even though they don't yet know which league they'll be playing in. 

    98% of the existing 20,000 ticket holders have booked for another year. 

    Meanwhile the Seagulls' next home game against Blackburn Rovers, after the international break, has already sold out.