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  2. Updates on Wednesday 29 March 2017

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  1. That's it for tonight

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Thanks for joining us today - we'll be back tomorrow from 06:00 BST with all your news, sport, weather and travel.

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

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  2. Concern over butterfly decline

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    There's been a worrying decline in butterflies in Sussex, according to a wildlife charity.   

    Butterfly on someone's finger

    Butterfly Conservation says it urgently needs volunteers to help create and restore butterfly habitats in the county. 

    The charity hopes conservation work will help boost the number of species found locally. 

  3. Sussex Police: 'Do you recognise these men?'

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    These men are being sought by police in connection with a robbery in Hove.   

    CCTV images

    It's after three men forced the front door of a house in Kingsway on Tuesday 28 February, between 03:10 and 03:25 GMT. 

    Once inside the men trapped the occupants in their bedrooms while they searched the house. 

  4. Brighton marathon: What you need to know

    It’s nearly time for this year’s Brighton Marathon, when thousands of runners will take to the city’s streets. Here are some key facts about the event:

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    Video caption: Brighton marathon: What's it all about?
  5. The age of steam may have long passed - but some people just can't Lego

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    An exhibition of Lego charting the history of Britain is just about to open on the Kent and East Sussex Railway in Tenterden with one of the world's most famous trains at its centre.  

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    Video caption: An exhibition of Lego charting the history of Britain is just about to open
  6. Could we be in for the warmest day of the year?

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    There's a little rain, some sunshine and some real warmth in my forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather Rachel 1830
  7. Police release CCTV image after street robbery

    CCTV image of man in Brighton

    Police have released a CCTV image of man they want to talk to in connection with a street robbery in Brighton.

    A man was walking along East Street between 04:00 BST and 05.00 BST on Sunday 12 March when he was approached by a man who started talking to him.

    They walked into an alleyway and the victim was punched in the face and he fell over. He then stole his wallet containing cash and cards before running off.

    Anyone with information should email quoting serial 306 of 12/03.  

  8. Brexit: How the South East voted

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Theresa May has invoked Article 50, formally declaring the UK's intention to leave the European Union.

    Here's a reminder how the South East voted in the referendum. 

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    Video caption: Article 50 triggered - how the South East voted
  9. Teenage cyclist seriously injured in crash

    The 14-year-old boy was on his BMX when he was knocked down in Braybrooke Road in Hastings. 

    It happened at 21:00 BST on Monday when he was in a collision with a Vauxhall Corsa driven by a 22-year-old woman from the town. 

    The cyclist suffered a serious head injury and was flown by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital where he is in a serious condition. The driver wasn't hurt.

    Anyone with information should email or call 101 quoting Operation Jaywick.  

  10. Historic Article 50 letter delivered

    The clock has started ticking after we formally handed in our official divorce notice to the European Union.

    We will have two years to unwind four and a half decades of EU membership, start replacing reams of EU law with a domestic equivalent and work out our future ties to the continent.

    So what are some of the main areas of negotiation? 

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    Video caption: Theresa May triggers the official Brexit process in a letter to EU
  11. Three break-ins may force shop to shut

    Hamish Mureddu-Reid

    BBC News Online, South East

    A shop owner says he may be forced to close his store after three break-ins in the last 10 years. 

    Ben Mitchell says the future of The Stores Department, in Uckfield, is "in the balance" due to increased insurance premiums.  

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    Video caption: Premium hikes may shut up shop
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    Video caption: Shoreham aircrash memorial sculptures to honour victims
  13. Motorcyclist who died after crash is named by police

    Police are appealing for information after the death of Jacob Packham, 23, from Pelham Place in Seaford. 

    Jacob's motorbike was involved in a crash with a Land Rover Defender towing a horsebox in Station Road, Berwick, at about 12:15 BST on Sunday 19 March, near the entrance to the Arlington Reservoir.

    He was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. He died on Thursday 23 March.

    The Land Rover was driven by a 58-year-old man from Berwick, who suffered minor injuries.

    Police want to speak to witnesses, especially the occupants of a dark-coloured people carrier which drove over the level crossing at Berwick railway station just before the motorcyclist.

  14. The Flying Scotsman - made out of Lego

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    This. Is. Amazing.

    I've been along to see an eight-metre-long Lego model of the Flying Scotsman and three Pullman carriages which are going on display at the Kent and East Sussex Railway in Tenterden, Kent.

    The models were created by Bright Bricks, which featured in Channel 4’s “Inside Lego at Christmas”.

    I'll bring you more on this later.  

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  15. Shoreham memorial sculptures to honour victims

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

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    Video caption: Shoreham aircrash memorial sculptures to honour victims

    A council leader has spoken about plans for a memorial to the victims of the Shoreham air crash.

    A series of memorial sculptures will be installed along the banks of the River Adur, close to the scene.

    The designs, which are in the very early stages, will honour the victims and their families, the first responders and the local community, said Neil Parkin, who is leader of Adur District Council.

    They include 11 lights which will be lit all day and night, an arch formed of 11 individual arches, "discrete areas of relatively solitary seating" and bespoke oak seats.

    Read our full story here .

    Shoreham air crash memorial design
    Shoreham air crash memorial design
  16. 'He was a wonderful, wonderful man'

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    The funeral of motor racing legend John Surtees took place in Sussex yesterday.

    Born in Tatsfield, Surrey, he was the only man to have won a world championship on both two and four wheels. In his later years he owned the karting track Buckmore Park in Kent.

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    Video caption: John Surtees funeral
  17. Chris Hughton feels there is an 'enthusiasm for change' over roles for black managers

    Chris Hughton feels there is a "real enthusiasm for change" to give equal opportunities for black managers in the English game.

    The Brighton boss is one of three black first-team managers employed at one of England's 92 professional clubs.

    He is keen for the change he says he has already seen at grassroots and in academies level to be replicated in first teams at the highest level.

    "There is no doubt that the balances are not right," said Hughton.

    "It is going to be about talking around the table as much as possible, highlighting it as much as possible and looking to see change.

    Chris Hughton

    "Where I have seen change is at grassroots level and academy level. I think everybody wants to see that at first-team level up through the leagues.

    "I do think there is a real enthusiasm to want change."

    In June last year, Football League clubs  approved proposals to introduce a 'Rooney Rule'  for academy jobs in a bid to increase the number of black and ethnic minority coaches.

    Clubs must now include at least one suitably qualified BME candidate on the interview shortlist if such an application is received.

    In addition, 10 of the 72 EFL clubs have volunteered to pilot a similar scheme in their first-team recruitment process during 2016-17.

    Hughton was speaking at  Tuesday's Black List Awards,  which celebrate African and Caribbean achievement in the British game.

    The 58-year-old was awarded for his coaching of Brighton, who are currently second in the Championship.

    Darren Moore, who is at West Brom, also picked up an award in the coaching category while Chelsea ladies forward Eniola Aluko won in the player category and former Manchester United and Newcastle striker Andy Cole scooped the Keith Alexander award.

    Kick It Out chairman Lord Ouseley was recognised in the administration category along with Chelsea's technical director Michael Emenalo.