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By Bob Dale and Kathryn Langley

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A22 East Sussex both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A22 East Sussex both ways severe accident, between Park Lane and B2124.

    A22 East Sussex - A22 in East Hoathly closed and queuing traffic in both directions between Park Corner and Golden Cross, because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  2. Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

    Newspapers

    The Argus: Unpopular charges for DIY waste at 11 tips suspended by council

    Eastbourne Herald: Week-old lamb shot dead at Hailsham farm

    Mid Sussex Times: Record-breaking monster shrub draws tourists to Sussex from around the world

    Hastings Observer: Lifeboat launched to vulnerable man at foot of cliffs

    Brighton and Hove Independent: Thousands raised for Seagulls’ charity at Brighton Marathon

  3. Police raids in drugs crackdown

    A police officer (anonymous)

    Police have carried out raids on properties and arrested 59 people in the latest operation to disrupt the supply of heroin in Brighton and Hove.

    Officers have been targeting dealers who supply the class A drugs in the city and identifying vulnerable people affected by drug trafficking.

    Thousands of pounds worth of drugs and cash have been seized.

  4. 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 .

    A ballot box
  5. Police concerned about missing teenager Hamza Cheddi

    Hamza Chebbi

    Police are concerned about missing 13-year-old Hamza Chebbi from Worthing.

    He went to Homewood College in Brighton on Friday 7 April and at around 10:40 BST he left to board a bus to the city centre.

    He was last seen in the Moulsecoomb area with his older brother Hassan the following morning.

    Hamza was last seen wearing a black hooded jacket, black jeans and blue Nike trainers. 

    Anyone with information should contact police here or call 101, quoting serial 501 of 07/04.

  6. Triumphant Bethan finishes the Brighton Marathon unaided

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    Video caption: Triumphant Bethan finishes the Brighton marathon unaided

    Did you miss this inspiring story? 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. 

  7. #ICYMI: Women's football: Honouring the trailblazers

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Lewes FC Ladies are donating gate receipts from their last four home matches this season to women's charities.

    It's in honour of the pioneers of the women's game who were big news a century ago.

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    Video caption: Women's football pioneers honoured by Lewes Ladies FC
  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. It's moon day

    Full moon taken in Eastbourne

    This stunning picture of last night's full moon has been sent to us by Gavin Parrot.

    It was taken over Beachy Head lighthouse.

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

  10. Row over housing plans

    Campaigners in West Sussex say plans to build up to 1,500 new homes would 'destroy their village'.

    Three sites in Pagham have been earmarked for development to help the council meet housing targets.

    People are also concerned the area's infrastructure will struggle to cope with another 2,500 planned homes in a neighbouring parish. 

    There will be more on this story on the BBC Sussex Breakfast Show with Neil Pringle - you can listen here

  11. Have you ever been trolled?

    Danny Pike

    Presenter, BBC Sussex

    This morning I'd like to know whether you've fallen victim to the dark side of the internet?

    Join me on BBC Sussex from 09:00 BST.

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    Video caption: Danny Pike radio trail
  12. 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.

  13. Next wave of English free schools approved

    School children

    Another 131 free schools have been approved to open in England, creating about 69,000 places.

    They include Stone Lodge Academy in Dartford and the Flagship School in Hastings.  

    All new state schools are now opened under the free school scheme - which can be run by academy trusts, parents or community organisations.

    The Education Secretary Justine Greening said they would help to "give parents more choices".

    The biggest number of these new schools will be in the south east, with more than 15,000 places in 27 schools, followed by almost 10,000 extra places in London in 18 schools, and 9,000 places in 12 schools in the west Midlands.

    You can read our full story here.

  14. Rare primates get second chance

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The Uckfield-based charity International Animal Rescue is helping to save these slow lorises, critically-endangered primates seized by the authorities in West Java.

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    Video caption: Sussex charity rescues rare primates
  15. Rise in obesity hospital admissions

    Dan Maclaren

    BBC Live reporter

    Video content

    Video caption: Medical experts have accused the NHS of prejudice against obese patients.

    Is the NHS prejudiced against obese people? 

    One Sussex woman says she was forced to go private for life-saving weight-loss surgery.

    Last year obesity was a factor in more than 33,000 hospital admissions in Kent, Sussex and Sussex. 

  16. Goodbye sunshine

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    After a week of decent weather, it looks like things are set to change.

    Watch my forecast to find out more.

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    Video caption: Morning weather forecast with Georgina Burnett
  17. Police raids in drugs crackdown

    Police generic

    Police have carried out raids on properties and arrested 59 people in the latest operation to disrupt the supply of heroin in Brighton and Hove.

    Officers have been targeting dealers who supply the class A drugs in the city and identifying vulnerable people affected by drug trafficking.

    Thousands of pounds worth of drugs and cash have been seized.

  18. A furry friend on the riverbank

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    This rare snap of a water vole on the banks of the River Arun in Arundel was taken by Chris Bien. It's our Sussex #photooftheday.

    We'll be here until 22:00 BST with all of Sussex's news, sport, travel and weather.    

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    Water Vole in Arundel