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  1. Our live coverage ended for the day
  2. Updates on Thursday 27 April 2017.

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  1. Goodnight from the Local Live team

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it from us for tonight, but we'll be back again at 06:00 BST tomorrow with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

    If you'd like to get in touch in the meantime, you can reach us on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

  2. Care home residents with dementia helped by life drawing

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Residents at a care home in East Sussex are taking art classes to help improve their confidence and self-esteem.

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    Video caption: Care home residents with dementia helped by life drawing classes
  3. What's the bank holiday weather going to be like?

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    A milder start to Friday, with a mixed outlook for the bank holiday weekend. Here's my forecast.  

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    Video caption: Weather South East
  4. Driver urged to come forward after injured cyclist found

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A cyclist is still in a critical condition after being found in Worthing early on Saturday morning.  

    The 71-year-old man is being treated for a serious head injury at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. 

    Police want to speak to the driver of a light-coloured estate car seen in the area at the time. 

    It was travelling west on Teville Road, where the man was found, before turning right at the roundabout into South Farm Road. 

    Officers believe the driver may have important information about what happened. 

  5. Hunt for man in connection with West Sussex attack

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Joseph Warren is being sought by police investigating a rape in Worthing.   

    Joseph Warren

    Officers want to interview the 36-year-old about the attack. 

    They say he's 5ft 9in and has several tattoos on his chest, arms and neck. 

    Police are asking anyone who knows where he is to dial 999. 

  6. ICYMI: Actor Bloom uses 'pikey' term on Radio 1

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

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    Video caption: BBC Radio 1 apologises after Hollywood star uses offensive slur on air

    BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw apologises to listeners after Orlando Bloom used the term on his show.  

  7. Police seek jogger after sex attack

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Police are looking for a jogger who might have information about a sex assault in Steyning. 

    The woman was running along a path next to the town's cricket ground at about 16:00 BST on Friday 7 April. 

    She stopped and spoke to a teenage girl who was stuck in a bush - officers say the girl had just been assaulted. 

    A 17-year-old boy from Billingshurst has been questioned on suspicion of rape. 

  8. 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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  9. 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
  10. How do Sussex winemakers protect their vines from frost?

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The answer may surprise you...

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    Video caption: Wine producers are taking unusual steps to protect vines during the cold
  11. They're back...and they're coming to Brighton

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Can you do all the dance moves to 'Tragedy?'

    Then you'll be catching eighties legends Steps on their reunion tour.

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    Video caption: Steps play Brighton on their reunion tour
  12. ICYMI: The #Southernstrikes one year on

    There was a demonstration outside Parliament yesterday 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
  13. Crash victims named

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The two people killed in a car crash near Horsham last week have been named.

    They were 25-year-old Ricarda Chapman from Covert Mead in Handcross, and Lewis James Gardner-Smith, who was 17 and from Sandygate Lane, Lower Beeding.

    They died when their Vauxhall Meriva left the A281 and crashed into a garden in Lower Beeding, around 22:45 on 18 April. 

  14. Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

    Newspapers

    The Argus: Dog attacker let go by police but could still face RSPCA prosecution

    Eastbourne Herald: Duke and Duchess of Devonshire take a trip with Eastbourne RNLI

    Chichester Observer: University vice-chancellor retires

    Brighton and Hove Independent: Brighton train users urged to watch out for flasher

    Hastings Observer: Get ready for colourful May Day invasion

  15. 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.
  16. Southern Strike: 'People have lost their jobs, missed out on family time'

    The dispute between the RMT and Southern had its first birthday yesterday and commuters said they've been paying the price.  

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    Video caption: Summer Dean, Association of British Commuters, on 1st anniversary of Southern strike