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  2. Updates on Tuesday 21 March 2017

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  1. That's all folks

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Thanks for joining us today.

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

    If you'd like to get in touch with us in the meanwhile, you can find us on  Twitter , Facebook  or send us an  email

  2. Mandarin lessons come to Sussex school

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    St Catherine's College in Eastbourne has become the first state school in East Sussex to teach its pupils Mandarin.

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    Video caption: Mandarin lessons come to Sussex school
  3. Missing: Have you seen Andre?

    Andre Gordon

    Police are looking for a teenager who's been missing for a week.

    13-year-old Andre was last seen in Slinfold on Tuesday 14 March at 12:00 GMT. There was a possible sighting of him in the Walthamstow area of London on Thursday 16 March at 17:00.

    Andre is black, slim, with short hair, brown eyes and was wearing black jogging bottoms, a black top and black trainers.

  4. Wet wet wet

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    The rain is finally arriving. And it's feeling pretty cool too. 

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    Video caption: Weather Rachel 1830
  5. Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

    Printing press

    The Argus : Brighton and Hove City Council's downland sale cancelled

    Chichester Observer : MPs appeal for changes to new school funding formula

    Eastbourne Herald : University staff to strike over ‘demotions and redundancies’

    Hastings Observer : Hastings Rock 2017 cancelled

    Brighton and Hove News : Grand plans for Palace Pier revealed as it opens Brighton’s largest soft play

  6. Vicar encourages tributes after Battle crash death

    Jon Hunt

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    The Dean of Battle has encouraged people to leave a tribute at his church after a mother of three was run over and killed by a car in Battle on Sunday. 

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    Video caption: Dr John Edmondson talks about RTC in Battle
  7. Tribute to woman who died in Battle collision

    Debbie Masters named

    The family of a woman who died after she was hit by a car while out walking in Battle have paid tribute to her.

    Debbie Masters, 37, sustained fatal injuries after a car collided with her and her family in Upper Lake, Battle, on Sunday 19 March. She died in hospital.  

    Quote Message: Debbie was a loving wife and mother, who was adored by her husband, and will be missed forever, not matter what." from Debbie's family
    Debbie's family
  8. BreakingNew Southern strike date announced

    Members of the RMT union working on the Southern network will strike on 8 April, the day of the Grand National.

    More to follow as we get it.

  9. World's first Down's syndrome table tennis coach


    On World Down Syndrome Day meet Harry Fairchild, who coaches at Brighton Table Tennis Club and is aiming to become world champion.

    Watch his inspiring story and discover how table tennis has transformed the lives of Harry and those closest to him.....

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    Video caption: The table tennis coach with Down's Syndrome

    Check out our Get Inspired guides if you want to get involved in table tennis or disability sports.

  10. Four people arrested for drug production in Pulborough

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Four people have been arrested in connection with drug production in Pulborough.


    A 48-year-old man from Pulborough has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of possession of class A drug, abstracting electricity, production of class B drug. 

    A 64-year-old man from Pulborough, a 44-year-old woman from Taunton and a 28-year-old woman from Pulborough have been arrested on suspicion of production of a class B drug.

  11. What's in store weather-wise?

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC weather presenter

    Staying sunny this afternoon but there's rain on the way.

    Here's your forecast.

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    Video caption: Lunch weather forecast for the South East
  12. Fund set up for family of a mother of three

    Jon Hunt

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    A special fund is being set up for the family of a mother of three young boys who died after being hit by a car in Battle.

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    Video caption: Fund for mother who died
  13. Have you got a story that needs to be investigated?

    If so, get in touch with the award-winning BBC South East Today investigations team.   

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    Video caption: South East Today investigates promo
  14. Here's how to protect yourself from being scammed

    Ben Weisz

    Political reporter, BBC Sussex

    This week on BBC Sussex we're taking a closer look at elder abuse.

    Pauline Jackson and Robin Strange sit on the Sussex Elders Commission. 

    Hear their top five tips for avoiding a scam below.

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    Video caption: How to protect yourself from being scammed
  15. Dame Vera Lynn: Factfile

    There were huge celebrations yesterday for the 100th birthday of The Forces' Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn.

    Here are some facts you may not know about her.   

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    Video caption: Vera Lynn celebrates 100th birthday
  16. Brawl at Varsity university rugby match investigated

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    A brawl that broke out among spectators at a university sports event is under investigation by police.

    Bottles were thrown at the crowd and security staff during the Varsity rugby event between the universities of Brighton and Sussex.  

    You can read our full story here .

    Video from The Tab 

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    Video caption: Brawl at Varsity university rugby match to be investigated
  17. Concern over drug abuse in schools

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Two hundred and sixty children were suspended from schools in Sussex in a single year because of drugs or alcohol. 

    13 were permanently excluded. 

    Last year Sally (not her real name) discovered her teenage son was taking drugs. 

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    Video caption: Concern over drug abuse in schools