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  1. Our live coverage has ended for today
  2. Updates on Monday 10 April 2017

Live Reporting

By Kathryn Langley and Bob Dale

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's it for today

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

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

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

    You can get in touch on  Twitter , on  Facebook  or by sending us an  email .

  2. 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.

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  3. Have you got a story which needs to be investigated?

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

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  4. Runners swelter on hottest day

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    There could be a few sunburnt faces today after thousands took part in Brighton Marathon and huge crowds turned out to support them.

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    Video caption: People find their own way of keeping cool at Brighton Marathon
  5. Man attacked in Eastbourne

    Police are investigating after a Polish man in his early 40s suffered serious head and stomach injuries after being attacked in Eastbourne.

    It happened in the Langney Road area on Sunday.

    Officers were called to the scene at 05:00 BST. The victim was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

  6. A chilly start to Tuesday

    Sarah Keith-Lucas

    BBC Weather

    The weather will turn cloudy in the afternoon. 

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    Video caption: Triumphant Bethan finishes the Brighton marathon unaided
  8. Seagulls triumph at football awards

    It’s been a great season for Brighton and Hove Albion so far, with the Seagulls currently sitting top of the Championship as they bid for promotion to the Premier League. 

    So how did the team get on at the EFL awards?

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    Video caption: Brighton and Hove Albion toast success at EFL awards
  9. Who is Poly Styrene?

    A new film about South East X-Ray Spex singer Poly Styrene is in the works.

    Here are some facts you might not have known about her...  

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  10. Gatwick sets passenger record

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Plane on runway at Gatwick

    Gatwick says it's set a new world record for a single runway airport after welcoming 44m passengers in a year. 

    The figure for the period between April last year and March this year was helped by growth in long haul flights to north America. 

    More than 3.3m passengers passed through the airport last month, the most ever recorded for March. 

  11. Triumphant Bethan finishes the Brighton marathon unaided

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    Video caption: Triumphant Bethan finishes the Brighton marathon unaided

    Being part of a marathon has long been the dream of Bethan Griffiths, who has cerebral palsy.

    The 22-year-old from from Stourbridge took part in the Brighton Marathon with the help of Becky Amor and Andy Woolway, from the National Star College in Gloucestershire.

    They pushed her in an all-terrain wheelchair for 25 miles but she was determined to cross the finish line unaided.

    Bethan wanted to take part in the race in memory of her mother, Amanda, who died of motor neurone disease last year. 

  12. CCTV released after armed robbery

    CCTV from Bolnore Village

    Police have released CCTV after an armed robbery at a supermarket near Haywards Heath.

    At 21:44 BST on Sunday 9 April a man entered the Co-op store in Middle Village in Bolnore Village and approached a member of staff.

    He revealed what looked to be a gun and demanded to be taken to the manager.

    The worker and the manager went into the office where money was handed over from the safe before the man left the store.

  13. Local elections: Deadline approaches for voter registration

    Elections to our county councils take place in less than four weeks and the Electoral Commission is warning time is running out for anyone not yet registered to vote.

    It says voters must be registered by the deadline of midnight this Thursday. You can do it  here .

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  14. It's not long until the local elections...

    Elections to our county councils take place in less than four weeks.

    Here's our Political Editor Helen Catt with more details.  

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    Video caption: Election 2017 preview with Helen Catt
  15. Decriminalising homosexuality: An apology at last

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    Video caption: George Montague has fought for an apology from the government for his conviction in 1974

    It has been 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act decriminalised private homosexual acts between men aged over 21 in England and Wales, in 1967.

    In 2016 the government announced that gay and bisexual men convicted of now-abolished sexual offences in England and Wales would receive posthumous pardons.

    George Montague from Brighton was convicted in 1974 of gross indecency with a man - the conviction was repealed in May 2004. The 93-year-old, who has fought for an apology, finally received one from the Home Office.

    BBC Radio 4's World at One  programme is marking the anniversary of the decriminalisation all this week.

  16. It's getting cooler this week...

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    After a fantastic weekend, temperatures will fall over the coming days, but it will stay mostly dry. 

    Here's my weather update.

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  17. Calls for clampdown on airport drinking

    There are calls for a clampdown on drinking at airports such as Gatwick following a rise in passengers disrupting flights.

    A House of Lords Select Committee has found alcohol is too easily available, and people are drinking even before breakfast.

    Sussex Police also sent under 18s to buy alcohol at the airport and found all but one of the premises were selling to them.

    The committee wants restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol at airports - which are currently exempt from the 2003 Licensing Act. 

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  18. What's your favourite thing about going to the beach?

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    Tell us why you love going to the beach.

    You can get in touch on  Twitter , on  Facebook  or by sending us an  email .  

    And Briohny will have more on this on BBC South East Today at 18:30 BST.

  19. Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

    Newspaper printing press

    The Argus : Brighton Zip ready to deliver summer boost to beleaguered Madeira Drive

    Worthing Herald : Daughter of Duke of Norfolk dies at 76

    Eastbourne Herald : Man seriously ill after gang attack in Eastbourne

    Chichester Observer : Bracklesham firefighter to row across Indian Ocean for Parkinson’s disease

    Mid Sussex Times : Police release CCTV image after armed robbery at Co-op

    Brighton and Hove News : Southern criticised over marathon queue to leave Brighton station 

    Hastings Observer : ‘Total chaos’ at railway station after marathon

    Brighton and Hove Independent : Knockaert crowned Championship player of the year

    Crawley Observer : Pipped by a rhino but head completes marathon in style