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  2. Live updates on Wednesday 22 March

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Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Thanks for joining us for today's coverage.

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

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The Seagulls' promotion race: Your thoughts

Johnny Cantor

BBC Sussex commentator

Brighton and Hove Albion have eight games to secure automatic promotion to the Premier League. 

So how are Seagulls supporters across the globe feeling ahead of the Championship run-in?

We’ve been asking for your videos. 

Here's Russell Ward in Sydney from Seagulls Downunder .

If you'd like to send us your thoughts in 45 seconds, email me at .

Police under investigation after Brighton stalker murder

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

The former boyfriend of a Brighton teenager has been found guilty of her murder. 

It took jurors just two hours to decide that obsessed stalker Michael Lane cut Shana Grice's throat in her bedroom last August.

Shana Grice murder: Phone call between killer and victim

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

This is the phone call where murdered Shana Grice tells her killer Michael Lane he needs to get help. Lane was convicted of her murder today

Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

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The Argus : 12 Sussex Police employees investigated over contact with murder victim and her killer

Chichester Observer : ‘Mystery’ of missing Chichester market is solved

Eastbourne Herald : Sussex school children on Westminster visit are ‘safe’

Hastings Observer : Agencies come together to discuss rough sleeping issue

Mid Sussex Times : Warning to parents after pupil approached by stranger

Shana Grice murder: Sussex Police apology

Sussex Police has released an apology, after Michael Lane was today found guilty of murdering Brighton teenager Shana Grice.

Miss Grice contacted police several times about Lane's unwanted attention, but was penalised for wasting their time before he went on to murder her.

When we looked at the circumstances leading to Shana’s murder, we felt we may not have done the very best we could. Within days of her murder I personally visited Shana's family to apologise on behalf of Sussex Police and we made a referral to the IPCC.

The referral was specifically in relation to how we dealt with incidents involving Shana leading up to her murder. Since then we have thoroughly reviewed all aspects of how we deal with cases of stalking and harassment and, working with partners, we have now taken on the learning and our approach is more robust.

Deputy Chief Constable Bernie O’Reilly Sussex Police

Where has spring gone?

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

My forecast is a cool, breezy and wet one.  

'We shouldn't start getting into a panic'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

One of Sussex's longest-serving MPs has tried to bring a sense of perspective to this afternoon's tragedy at Westminster.

We have to remember that these things are being done for publicity and public reaction, and although it's important to cover the news, we shouldn't start getting into a panic. Worse things have happened, worse things will happen.'

Sir Peter Bottomley MP (Con)Worthing West

'These are ordinary people, going about their work'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Sussex MP Henry Smith is also among those on lockdown in the Chamber, where news has filtered through that at least one person has been killed in the incident taking place outside.

I'm very sorry the hear that a woman has died as a result of the attack. These are ordinary people, mothers, sisters, fathers, brothers, going about their work or visiting London, and it reminds us we have to be vigilant as a free society and resist those who wish us harm.'

Henry Smith MP(Con) Crawley

'It feels very surreal'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

The Green MP for Brighton Pavilion is one of those locked in the Chamber of the Commons, while the security incident is dealt with.

We were all in the process of voting when the doors were closed and we were told to get come into the main Chamber. It does feel very surreal to be honest and my heart goes out to all those involved. We live in difficult times and I just hope that people keep calm.'

Caroline Lucas MP(Green) Brighton Pavilion

'We're sitting in my office with the door locked'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

One of Brighton's MPs has taken shelter.

I was on my way to vote, so we were passing through Portcullis House when we heard a lot of noise and kerfuffle, I've got to say the police were absolutely fantastic, they were directing everybody calmly and forcefully to move away from the source of the incident, just down the bottom of the escalators which we were just about to go down, and then we just ran back to my office with a few other MPs, and we're now sitting in my office with the door locked.'

Peter Kyle MP(Lab) Hove

Westminster terror incident: Sussex school children safe

A school party of 15 children aged between 7 and 11 years old are still at Parliament in the Education Centre in lock down with teachers.

They are all safe and their parents are being contacted by the school as a matter of priority.

East Sussex County Council says its working with the school to make arrangements for the children to be brought home once the situation is declared safe. 

'I was bundled into a passageway by police'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Reaction from some of our local MPs, who were in the House of Commons during this afternoon's security incident.

The MP for Eastbourne told BBC Sussex she was very close to what happened.

I'm quite shaken, I missed the incident by just moments and was bundled into a passageway by police dealing with the incident, so it felt very real and very, very present. We are now on lockdown in the Chamber just waiting on any further news and further developments. I have had quite a wave of calls and texts, people making sure that we're all OK here. I heard the gunshots, I saw the flurry of arms as they tried to bring the man down.'

Caroline Ansell Conservative MP for Eastbourne

Westminster incident: Travel advice

If you need to go to London today you're being asked by the Metropolitan Police to avoid the following areas: Parliament Square; Whitehall; Westminster Bridge; Lambeth Bridge; Victoria Street up to the junction with Broadway and the Victoria Embankment up to Embankment tube.

This is to allow the emergency services to deal with the ongoing incident.

Westminster security incident: Brighton MP tweets

Shots are reported to have been fired close to the Houses of Parliament in central London.

Politicians and journalists have tweeted about hearing loud crashes outside the buildings.

We'll continue to update with reaction from our local MPs as we get it.

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Breaking Shana Grice murder: 'Brutal death has ruined our lives forever'

Sara Smith

Reporter, BBC South East

This statement was read out by counsel in court on behalf of Shana Grice's mother after the conviction of Michael Lane for murder.

We firmly believe her murder could have been avoided if her fears had been taken seriously by police. Michael Lane had been harassing, stalking and pressurising her for over a year.

Her life became a nightmare which we believe had affected her mental and physical health. The brutal death of our daughter has ruined our lives forever. We have become mere shells of our former selves.

Sharon GriceShana's mother

Shana Grice trial: Family and friends cheer at verdict

Sara Smith

Reporter, BBC South East

BreakingMan found guilty of Brighton murder

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Michael Lane, 27, has been found guilty at Lewes Crown Court of murdering his ex-girlfriend Shana Grice, 19, in Brighton after she jilted him.

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.  

Will the wind and rain blow over?

Kate Kinsella

BBC weather

It's been a miserable day so far, but is it going to get better soon?

Here's my forecast.

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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.

Read more

Spitfire flypast to mark Dame Vera Lynn's 100th birthday

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.   

South Downs sell-off plans set to be cancelled

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Sussex downland

Controversial plans by Brighton and Hove City Council to sell off land in the South Downs National Park look set to be called off. 

A cross-party committee's been looking at the plans for the downland sites at Poynings and Plumpton, and has recommended they should not be sold at the moment. 

Eastbourne Borough Council was also planning to sell downland farms but changed its mind after local people voted against the idea.

This morning's Sussex newspaper headlines

Printing press
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The Argus : Tributes pour in for tragic mother in horror crash

Brighton and Hove News : Brighton and Hove secondary heads warn joy of learning could be lost as cuts hit

Brighton and Hove Independent : Council presses ahead with new plans for Hove Library

Chichester Observer : Families could see bills cut as date announced for the launch of Tax-Free Childcare

West Sussex County Times : MPs appeal for changes to new school funding formula

Hastings Observer : Red birch trees planted in memory of council leader

Worthing Herald : Councillors consider Roffey’s beachfront apartments proposal

Crawley Observer : Church statue destroyed in brutal attack

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. 

Thirteen were permanently excluded. 

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

Have you got a question for Ofsted?

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

The senior inspector of schools in the South East is in the hotseat with me from 09:00 GMT.

Get in touch with your question by calling 03459 570057 or on BBC Sussex Twitter .

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.....

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

Football ground gets green light

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Horsham Football Club's future in the town has been guaranteed after the council voted in favour of plans for a new home ground.  

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Horsham District Council voted 19 to one to build a new 1,300 capacity football ground off the Worthing Road.

They also agreed the sale of part of The Holbrook Club to provide affordable housing.

Don't put away your waterproofs just yet

Kate Kinsella

BBC weather presenter

Don't be fooled by the dry start, it's going to be very wet and windy later.

Here's your forecast.

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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We'll be here until 22:00 GMT with the county's news, sport, travel and weather.      

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Eastbourne Pier
Maxine Thompson

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