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  1. Our live coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates on Tuesday 25 April 2017

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    Our live coverage has ended for the day, but we'll be back tomorrow from 06:00 BST with all your news, travel, sport 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 the creatures?     

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    Video caption: Rangers share first-ever film footage of rare water voles.
  3. Woman attacked by shark in front of children

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    A father from Deal has told us how his son-in-law punched a shark on the nose until it let go of his daughter.  

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    Video caption: A woman attacked by a shark in the South Atlantic is to be airlifted to a London hospital
  4. A chilly start to Wednesday

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    And there's even the possibility of hail. Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather - South East
  5. Which South East constituencies are most vulnerable to change?

    The electoral map of the South East is almost exclusively blue at the moment, but whilst there are several very safe seats, there are also plenty of constituencies that could see a change in the upcoming election.

    We've compiled this list of the most vulnerable seats in Kent and Sussex.

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    Video caption: Map of the South East's most marginal constituencies
  6. More protection for famous forest

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Ashdown Forest

    Planners say they fear banning any new development near the Ashdown Forest will have a significant impact on housing in the area.

    Wealden District Council has confirmed it will protect the Ashdown Forest Special Area of Conservation by not allowing any development, unless it can be shown not to generate additional traffic.

    It follows a High Court Case quashing housing plans by Lewes District Council, which could have widespread implications for neighbouring local authorities trying to deliver on their local plans.

  7. Tracking down Sussex's finest food and drink

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Do you consider yourself a foodie? Fancy a bespoke tour of Sussex's local produce scene? The South Downs Local Food Detective wants to cater to your needs.

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    Video caption: South Downs food website launched
  8. Exercise 'keeps mind sharp' in over-50s

    #GetInspired

    Two older people running

    Research has suggested that doing moderate exercise several times a week is the best way to keep the mind sharp if you're over 50.

    So if you're 'of a certain age' - or know someone who is and could benefit from a bit more movement - why not take a look at our Get Inspired guides to find something for them to get moving?    

  9. Justice Secretary response to sex for rent scandal

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The Justice Secretary says she'll be looking into the issue of sex for rent, uncovered by a BBC South East investigation.

    She was responding to a question by the South East's only Labour MP.

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    Video caption: Peter Kyle in Parliament on sex for rent
  10. Southern strike: 'It's worse than the miners' dispute'

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The RMT and Southern are locked in talks for a second day to try and resolve their dispute over driver-only operated trains. 

    On Wednesday union members will be demonstrating outside Parliament to mark a year since the strikes began.

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    Video caption: Southern strike: 'It's worse than the miners' dispute'
  11. Deceptively sunny

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Weather

    It may look lovely outdoors, but it's been a chilly morning and that's set to continue through the day. Expect some showers too.

    Find out more in my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Lunctime weather with Kate Kinsella
  12. Have you got a story that needs to be investigated?

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

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    Video caption: South East Today investigates promo
  13. No decision on airports till June

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    There'll be no decision on a new runway in the South East until after the general election.

    The Davis Commission recommended expansion of Heathrow, but Gatwick's owners are still hopeful they'll get the go-ahead instead.

    Heathrow Airport
    Image caption: Heathrow

    The current public consultation ends on 25 May, but the Department for Transport has told the BBC it'll be for the next government to respond to whatever points it raises.  

    Gatwick Airport
    Image caption: Gatwick Airport
  14. Concerns over muscular dystrophy support in South East

    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
  15. This morning's Sussex newspaper headlines

    Newspapers

    The Argus: Drugged thug jailed for ten years for attack where victim thought he would die

    Eastbourne Herald: Police name motorcyclist who died in Polegate collision

    Mid Sussex Times: Is street artist Banksy really leaving his mark in Sussex again?

    Chichester Observer: Musicians perform for horn legend on 100th birthday

    Brighton and Hove Independent: HIV experts to discuss Brighton’s ‘Fast Track City’ status

  16. Did you see this crash between a car and a cyclist?

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision between a cyclist and a car early on Saturday 22 April. 

    Emergency services were called to Teville Road, Worthing, just after 07:30 BST.

    The cyclist, a 71-year-old man from Worthing, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with a serious head injury. He remains in hospital.