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  1. Our live coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates Wednesday 26 April 2017

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  2. Step back in time

    Steps are back and are performing at the Brighton Centre in November.

    Here are five, six, seven, eight things you (probably) don’t know about the band.

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    Video caption: Here are 5, 6, 7, 8 things you (probably) don’t know about the band.
  3. BreakingLiberal Democrats help Caroline Lucas

    The Lib Dems will not contest the Brighton Pavilion constituency, in order to help the Green party's co-leader Caroline Lucas #sevote

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  4. Fatal crash victims named

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Police have named two people who died when their car came off the road and crashed into a garden near Horsham. 

    Twenty-five year old Ricarda Chapman from Handcross, and 17-year-old Lewis James Gardner-Smith from Lower Beeding died on 18 April. 

    The crash happened 200m north of the junction of the A281 and Picts Lane. 

    Officers are urging anyone who saw what happened to get in touch. 

  5. The chilly weather continues

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    A frosty start in some places, turning rainy later. Here's my forecast for Thursday.

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    Video caption: South East weather
  6. Radio 1 says sorry after actor uses offensive slur

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    BBC Radio 1 presenter Nick Grimshaw apologised to listeners this morning after Hollywood star Orlando Bloom used an offensive word on his breakfast programme.

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    Video caption: BBC Radio 1 apologises after Hollywood star uses offensive slur on air
  7. 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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  8. RMT protest outside parliament to mark #SouthernStrike anniversary

    A demonstration organised by the RMT union was held in Westminster to mark one year since the strikes on Southern began.

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    Video caption: The RMT protests outside parliament to mark one year since the Southern strikes began
  9. The #Southernstrikes one year on

    There was a demonstration earlier outside Parliament to mark a year since the Southern strike began. 

    Here we take a look at the strike in numbers…  

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    Video caption: A look at the Southern strikes in numbers
  10. Hot water bottles for one more night

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Weather

    Another freezing night, then temperatures start to improve.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: Kate Kinsella with the weather
  11. Missing: Have you seen Julie?

    Julie Percival

    Sussex Police are very concerned for missing Worthing woman Julie Percival.

    The 45-year-old was last seen leaving for work at 09:00 BST yesterday and although it seems that she has returned to her home in Woodlea Road, she has not been seen since.

    It appears that Julie has returned home as her mobile phone is there and post has been opened.

    Quote Message: We are very concerned for Julie's welfare as it is unlike her to not be in touch with her family. She is white, 5' 8" with long black hair and most often uses public transport." from PC Ian Vasey Sussex Police
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  12. BreakingFormer police inspector jailed making indecent images of children

    Bryony MacKenzie

    Correspondent, BBC South East Today

    A former police inspector who admitted making and distributing indecent images and videos of children has been jailed for nine years.

    Timothy Ryton, who worked for the Kent force, appeared at Lewes Crown Court today.

    The officer pleaded guilty to three counts of distributing indecent images of children, two of taking indecent videos, two of distribution, and two of voyeurism unrelated to a child at a previous hearing.

    The judge described Ryton, a police officer of 27 years and who served in Iraq, as 'deeply disturbed, calculating and wicked'.  

  13. Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

    Newspapers

    The Argus: Decison day for £1bn new neighbourhood

    Eastbourne Herald: Can you identify woman who stole money in Eastbourne?

    Mid Sussex Times: ‘Confidence boost’ for town and retail plans revealed

    Chichester Observer: Midhurst woman arrested over ‘railway trespass’ in Chichester

    Brighton and Hove Independent: Brighton beach is the top seaside destination for May Bank Holiday

  14. 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
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    If so, get in touch with the award-winning BBC South East Today investigations team.

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  16. Justice Secretary response to sex for rent scandal

    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