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  1. Our live coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates on Thursday 13 April 2017

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  1. That's it for today

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

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

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    Video caption: Young people are being targeted by online classified ads offering accommodation for sex

    Young, vulnerable people are being targeted by online classified adverts offering them accommodation in exchange for sex, a BBC investigation has found.

  3. Wayne Parnell of Kent

    Listen to live BBC Sussex commentary as Sussex face Kent in the County Championship Division Two.

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  4. 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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    Video caption: Who is Poly Styrene?
  5. Full steam ahead for the holidays

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    One of the world's most famous steam engines is spending Easter in Sussex.

    The Flying Scotsmen will be at the Bluebell Railway until Wednesday.

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    Video caption: the flying scotsman in sussex
  6. Dry and Bright

    Nina Ridge

    BBC Weather

    The Easter weekend is looking mainly dry and bright. Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Nina Ridge
  7. Decriminalising homosexuality: Man receives apology

    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    George Montague from Brighton was convicted in 1974 of gross indecency with a man - the conviction was repealed in May 2004.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.

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    Video caption: George Montague has fought for an apology from the government for his conviction in 1974
  8. £1.1m may have been paid twice by council

    Ben Weisz

    Political reporter, BBC Sussex

    BBC Sussex has learned West Sussex County Council knew about a list of £1.1m of possible duplicate payments - bills it had paid twice - back in 2013. But it only took steps to recover that cash late last year.

    Opposition councillors say they're worried some of the payments may now be too old to recover. But the council insists it has introduced "robust processes" to deal with the issue.

    A shortlist of 196 possible double payments, totalling £1.1m, was made in June 2013 by Andrew Rowson, who was under contract to the council at the time. He says the council failed to help him verify his list, or recover the payment. The council says Mr Rowson refused to hand over information without being paid upfront, and says it never saw the detailed list. 

    View from outside County Hall, Chichester
  9. 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
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  11. Virgin Trains East Coast staff to stage 48-hour strike

    Phil Mawson

    BBC News

    Staff on Virgin Trains East Coast - which run rail services through Stevenage - are to stage a 48-hour strike in a row over the role of guards and jobs, the RMT union has announced.

    Virgin East Coast train

    The stoppage, on 28 and 29 April, follows recent strikes by three other train operators in rows over staffing.

    The union said it wanted "explicit clarification" from Virgin on the future role of guards.

    Virgin, which operates services between London, north-east England and Scotland, has yet to comment.

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    Video caption: Online adverts are offering homeless people a place to stay - in return for sex.
  13. 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
  14. Getting cloudier

    Sara Thornton

    BBC Weather

    But it will still be nice and dry this afternoon.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Lunchtime weather with Sara Thornton
  15. Rise in rail trespassers

    Tom Darby

    BBC Live reporter

    More people than ever are risking their lives by trespassing on train tracks in the South East according to Network Rail and the British Transport Police.

    Last year there were more than 1,000 trespassing incidents in the region. That's a 17 per cent rise on the previous year. 

    Police say trespassing increases during the spring and summer holidays. 

  16. Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

    Newspapers

    The Argus: Thieves scale roof to steal £81k from bank

    Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne student running Sahara marathon in memory of mum and brother

    Chichester Observer: Knowledge test for Chichester taxi drivers approved

    Brighton and Hove Independent: Public urged to help fund Brighton seafront revival after government says no