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  1. Updates on Monday 24 April
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  1. That's it from us

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

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

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  2. Rangers share first-ever film footage of rare water voles

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    The National Trust ranger team at Winchelsea has shared their first-ever film footage of rare water voles. The water dwellers have disappeared from almost 90% of Britain’s rivers and streams. So what do we know about water voles? 

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    Video caption: Rangers share first-ever film footage of rare water voles.
  3. Albion: 'It's been a party almost every day'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Brighton and Hove Albion captain Bruno Saltor says he's enjoying every single moment of the club's promotion celebrations to the Premier League.  

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    Video caption: Brighton's captain is still celebrating
  4. Katy Bourne calls for review of police handling of stalking cases

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The police and crime commissioner for Sussex has asked for an inquiry into how the force handles stalking. 

    More than 200 cases were reported to Sussex Police last year. 

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    Video caption: More than 200 stalking cases were reported to Sussex Police last year.

    Sussex Police say they're taking action to improve how they deal with reports of stalking.

  5. Time to get out the warm duvet again

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    It's going to turn very chilly. Here's my latest forecast.  

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    Video caption: Weather 1830 Rachel
  6. Home Secretary to tackle 'sex-for-rent'

    Lauren Moss

    BBC Live reporter

    A woman lying on a bed (anonymous)

    The Home Secretary and Hastings MP Amber Rudd has told BBC South East that tackling sexual exploitation is a key government priority.

    It follows our investigation into adverts offering free accommodation to people - in exchange for sex.

    Charities have condemned "sex-for-rent" as exploitative and preying on the vulnerable.

    It comes as another South East MP, Peter Kyle, has revealed he plans to raise the issue in the Commons this week.

    Quote Message: Nobody should feel obligated to have sex with anybody else other than by choice – and the law on rape and sexual abuse is clear.
    Quote Message: Protecting women and girls and tackling exploitation are issues I care deeply about and both are key priorities for this Government. from Amber Rudd MP Home Secretary
    Amber Rudd MPHome Secretary
  7. Boy attacked in Worthing

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A teenager's suffered head injuries after being attacked from behind in Worthing. 

    The 17-year-old was walking in Montague Street last Thursday afternoon when two men assaulted him.

    He was treated at the scene by paramedics and then taken to hospital. 

  8. Home Secretary comments on "sex-for-rent" investigation

    Lauren Moss

    BBC Live reporter

    The Home Secretary and Hastings MP Amber Rudd has told BBC South East that our investigation into so called "sex-for-rent" is something she "cares a lot about".

    I discovered online adverts offering free accommodation to people in exchange for sexual services.

    The Home Secretary's comments come as a South East MP has revealed he's planning to raise the matter in the Commons. 

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    Video caption: Online adverts are offering homeless people a place to stay - in return for sex.
  9. 'I'm looking forward to spending some more time in the city'

    The guest director of the Brighton Festival, Kate Tempest, speaks about the city, the Mercury Prize and the festival.  

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    Video caption: Guest director of Brighton Festival, Kate Tempest, speaks about the festival
  10. Watch yourself finish

    #GetInspired

    Runners completing the London Marathon

    If you took part in the London Marathon yesterday, massive congratulations - we hope you're not aching too much today.

    You can watch highlights of the day here.

    And, if your time was between 2hrs 30mins and 6hrs, you can see yourself finish with this special feed on iPlayer.

  11. It's turning wet and cold

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC weather

    Showers this afternoon, then temperatures plunge overnight.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: Kinsella's weather
  12. A look at Albion promotion parades through the years

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    After it was announced the Seagulls will take part in an open-top bus tour through Brighton on Sunday 14 May, we take a look at the club's previous parades.

    Can you spot yourself or someone you know?

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    Video caption: A look at Brighton and Hove Albion promotion parades through the years
  13. Woman injured in Lewes hit and run

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A woman's been knocked over the bonnet of her car by a lorry in Lewes. 

    The victim, who's from Worthing, had just got out of her vehicle in Nevill Road on Wednesday 19 April at about 09:15 BST.

    The large silver van hit her but didn't stop, continuing south towards the prison crossroads. 

    The woman suffered a broken wrist.

  14. This morning's Sussex newspaper headlines

    Printing press

    The Argus: Premier League dream come true for Seagulls fans who were there at club's darkest hour

    Eastbourne Herald: Birds killed in “horrendous act” in Eastbourne  

    Hastings Observer: Date set for Deepcut pre-inquest review

    Mid Sussex Times: Teenager Georgia picks up prestigious European baton title

    Chichester Observer: Girl has ‘glass bottle smashed in face’ in Chichester

    Brighton and Hove Independent: Brighton’s Palace Pier makes list of Britain’s top free attractions

  15. Concern for man who hasn't been seen for three weeks

    David Reid

    Police say they are increasingly concerned for the welfare of 47-year-old David Reid from Eastbourne.

    David, who suffers from mental health problems, was reported missing on Sunday April 2 from his home in Hampden Terrace.

    He had spoken to police in London on Saturday 1 April when he was found sleeping rough on Westminster Bridge. He was also seen on the same day on Praed Street near Paddington Station.

    Detective Inspector Neil Ralph said: "David now hasn't been seen for almost three weeks and we are getting even more concerned about him.

    "We know he suffers with mental health problems and believe his health may have deteriorated in that time. We believe he is still in the London area as he has not returned home to Eastbourne."

    Anyone who sees David or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact police here quoting serial 404 of 02/04. If he is in danger or in need of urgent medical attention, dial 999.

  16. Concerns over muscular dystrophy support in South East

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    People supporting patients with the muscle-wasting condition muscular dystrophy say they're getting a raw deal from the NHS in the South East.      

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    Video caption: Muscular dystrophy carers in south east say they're getting raw deal from NHS
  17. 'I just wanted to die. That's how I felt'

    Amanda Akass

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    A victim of a heartless thief, this pensioner says the shock of losing hundreds of pounds nearly killed her.  

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    Video caption: Pensioner says shock of theft nearly killed her
  18. Teenager vanishes from Worthing

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Police say they're worried about the welfare of a 15-year-old boy who's been missing for over a week. 

    Nam Van Nguyen had been living in Ferring, near Worthing, since 10 April, but left his home address between 11:00 AM and 15:00 PM BST on 13 April.

    He's Chinese and officers say they're particularly concerned because of his limited English.

    Nam Van Nguyen