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  2. Live updates on Monday 3 April 2017

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  1. Good night from the BBC Live team

    Tom Darby

    BBC Live reporter

    We'll be back tomorrow morning from 06:00 BST with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather for the county.

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

    Thanks for joining us, and enjoy the rest of your evening.

  2. And the winner is...

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Hastings Pier, which was was almost destroyed in a fire seven years ago, has been voted Pier of the Year.

    The newly restored pier beat off Worthing in the competition.  

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    Video caption: Hastings Pier crowned Pier of the Year
  3. Kit removed from ambulances over weight concerns

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The South East Coast Ambulance Service is being forced to remove equipment from some of its ambulances, and limit the number of people who can travel in them. 

    It's because the vehicles are getting too heavy to be safe on the road. 

    Forty five out of a fleet of 300 will only be allowed to transport a maximum of two crew members and a patient and 18 of those ambulances have had kit removed.

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    Video caption: Ambulance service forced to remove equipment from vehicles
  4. Police seek man over Rustington incident

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    This image has been released by police after a man used a false story to get into an elderly woman's flat in Rustington. 


    Officers say the man told her he was working in a flat above where there had been a water leak. 

    He pushed past and went into the kitchen, living room and two bedrooms before leaving. 

    Nothing was stolen but police say the incident was very upsetting for the woman. 

    It happened in Arundel Garden on Wednesday 29 March at 11:15 BST.   

  5. Come on Seagulls!

    Johnny Cantor

    BBC Sussex commentator

    There are just seven games remaining for Brighton and Hove Albion this season. 

    Will they get automatic promotion to the Premier League?

    We've been asking fans around the world for their thoughts.

    Hong Kong Seagull Stuart Burden sent us this message on Saturday.

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    Video caption: Seagulls Around the World - Hong Kong
  6. 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?
  7. Brollies at the ready

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    There's some rain on the way tomorrow morning.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: This evening's weather forecast for the South East
  8. Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

    Printing press

    The Argus : Patient sent home with needle left in his arm

    Eastbourne Herald : Eastbourne MP ‘disappointed’ with Southern drivers’ rejection of deal

    Hastings Observer : Concerns over proposals to build houses along busy Hastings road  

    Mid Sussex Times : Ice cream van sold for a cool £27,000

    Chichester Observer : Community works together to restore wetland

    Brighton and Hove News : Four in custody after joint police and immigration raids on landmark Brighton restaurant

  9. Woman robbed at knifepoint in Brighton home

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A woman who advertised a watch on the internet was robbed at knifepoint after two men came to her flat.

    A man calling himself Liam turned up with another man to the flat in Regency Square at 22:15 BST last Monday. 

    The second man pulled a knife out and they ran off with the watch, plus the victim's iPhone and bank card.

    Police have released this image of a man they're looking for. 

    E fit
  10. 'He'd send me pictures of my own bedroom window'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Another young woman says she fears she could easily have been a victim of the Portslade killer Michael Lane.

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    Video caption: Woman stalked by Shana Grice killer Michael Lane in Portslade
  11. Southern vote: Company response

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Southern's parent company, Govia Thameslink Railway, said the result was "hugely disappointing" as the agreement had "the full support and recommendation" of Aslef leaders.  

    Quote Message: We have shown a willingness and desire to find a solution to their dispute and we will now, once again, sit down with the union, understand the issues which led to this regrettable decision by the drivers and try and find a way forward to resolving it." from Andy Bindon Govia Thameslink Railway
    Andy BindonGovia Thameslink Railway
  12. BreakingSouthern vote: Latest deal rejected

    Members of train drivers' union Aslef have rejected a deal with Southern rail over driver-only operated trains.

    Quote Message: We understand and support the decision arrived at in a democratic vote by our drivers and will now seek new talks with the company and work to deliver a resolution to this dispute in line with the expectations of our members." from Mick Whelan General Secretary, Aslef
    Mick WhelanGeneral Secretary, Aslef
  13. Feeling mild but some rain to come

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    Here's your latest weather forecast.

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    Video caption: This afternoon's weather for the South East
  14. Today's Sussex newspaper headlines


    The Argus : Patient sent home with needle left in his arm

    Hastings Observer : Hastings scoops Pier Of The Year accolade

    Eastbourne Herald : Firefighters called to blaze in Polegate home

    Brighton and Hove Independent : Brighton Half Marathon apologises over ‘short’ course

    Chichester Observer : Woman rushed to hospital after fire at flats  

  15. Rail users' misery turned into musical satire

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    Show logo

    The trials and tribulations of being a commuter on Southern Rail has been turned into a satirical stage show. 

    Southern Fail - The Musical has been created using parts of The Treason Show, a comedy sketch series running in Brighton for 17 years. 

    Director and producer Mark Brailsford said he hoped the musical would hold a mirror up to the rail operator, forcing it to reflect on its conduct. 

    Quote Message: Satire doesn't really change the world, but it can add its little ten pence. It channels people's anger and shines a mirror up to the issue." from Mark Brailsford Director and producer
    Mark BrailsfordDirector and producer

    It centres around two commuters, from different backgrounds, who become friends and team up to stand up to the firm. 

    The show is on 10 June at Shoreham Ropetackle and 24 June at Brighton's Sallis Benney Theatre. A crowdfunding page has been set up to take the show to other venues further along the rail line and into London. 

  16. 'I didn't get to see my sister a lot and I love my sister'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    An Eastbourne mother is raising awareness of signs to look for in young children after her daughter was was diagnosed with a brain tumour without displaying any symptoms.  

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    Video caption: Mother raising awareness of childhood brain tumours
  17. Ambulance kit reviewed over weight concerns

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    South East Coast Ambulance Service says it's reviewing the amount of equipment carried by some of its vehicles, after discovering some of them were close to being over legal weight.

    The trust says 18 of its 300 ambulances were found to be affected when tests were carried out with full kit and a patient on board.

    Secamb ambulance
  18. 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?