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  1. Our live coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates on Friday 28 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. Arrests after Horsham drugs raids

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Three people have been arrested during police raids in Horsham. 

    Officers went to a house in Honeysuckle Walk at lunchtime and discovered Class A drugs inside. 

    Two men and a woman were arrested on suspicion or drugs offences.

  3. Pedestrian suffers broken leg in scooter collision

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A 69-year-old man's had his leg broken during a collision with a mobility scooter in Eastbourne. 

    It happened near Tesco on Lottbridge Drove at about 14:30 BST on 17 April. 

    Police say the scooter rider was white, about 70 years old with grey hair and of heavy build. 

    He also had tattoos on his knuckles. 

    Officers say he gave a false name before leaving the scene and they want to speak to anyone who can help identify him. 

  4. US politician to speak at Sussex festival

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Bernie Sanders

    The American politician Bernie Sanders, who was a US Democratic candidate for the Presidency, is to visit Sussex as part of the Brighton Festival. 

    Mr Sanders built what was seen as an impressive campaign for the candidacy before finally throwing his support behind Hillary Clinton, who went on to lose to Donald Trump. 

    Senator Sanders will speak about his new book Our Revolution at an event on Thursday 1 June.  

  5. What will the weather be like this weekend?

    There's sunshine and rain this bank holiday weekend. Here's your forecast from Sarah Keith-Lucas.  

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    Video caption: South East weather
  6. Have you seen Lara Green?

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Lara Green is wanted by police after failing to turn up at Worthing Magistrates Court charged with drink driving.

    Lara Green

    The 36-year-old was arrested in October 2015 after being stopped in Beach Road, Shoreham. 

    Officers say she blew a positive breath test. 

    She has links to Shoreham, Brighton and Hove, Littlehampton and Horley.    

  7. Crowdfunding the election: How to pay for a snap campaign

    Ben Weisz

    Political reporter, BBC Sussex

    Stephen Lloyd

    With very short notice to the next general election more candidates than ever before are turning to the internet to fund their campaigns. 

    One site, Crowdfunder, says in the week since the UK election was called, more than £200,000 was raised for political projects on its site. 

    It's expecting a 50% increase in the number of candidates using crowdfunding compared to 2015. 

    In Eastbourne, one politician who's had to get creative is Lib Dem Stephen Lloyd, who's trying to regain the seat he lost to Conservative Caroline Ansell. 

    He set up a page on his website asking for donations and shared it on Facebok. Within a week, 551 donors had raised more than £16,000. 

  8. Bank Holiday drug crackdown

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Dog units and extra police patrols will be targeting drug offenders in Crawley over the bank holiday weekend.

    The three-day police operation aims to tackle the supply of drugs in the town.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: East Sussex both ways

    BBC News Travel

    East Sussex both ways severe accident, between High Street and Batts Bridge Road.

    East Sussex - High Street in Maresfield blocked and heavy traffic in both directions between School Hill and the Batts Bridge Road junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  10. The rugby team in a football final

    #PeoplesCup

    You don't even need to be a football team to play in the FA People's Cup.

    LBoro Rangers are a group of university students who are taking part in the Higher Education category......

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    Video caption: LBoro Rangers will be in action in the Higher Education finals on Sunday

    Catch up with what's been going on in the FA People's Cup so far - and follow live coverage of the FA People's Cup finals on Sunday, 30 April and Monday, 1 May.

  11. The Seagulls could be crowned champions tonight

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Brighton and Hove Albion will be handed the Championship title this evening if Newcastle lose to Cardiff. 

    If not, a win for the Seagulls tomorrow at home to Bristol City will guarantee they're promoted to the Premier League as Champions. 

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  12. Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be.....

    #PeoplesCup

    Images from the 2017 FA People's Cup

    ....there'll be just under a hundred teams taking part in the FA People's Cup finals this weekend hoping to book their trip to Wembley.

    Each of the winners in the 16 categories in the free five-a-side competition will win tickets to the FA Cup final on 27 May, where they will be presented with their trophies.

    You can catch up with what's been going on in the competition here - and you'll be able to follow live coverage from the finals in Birmingham on Sunday and Monday.

  13. 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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  14. Seaford theft: Have you seen these men?

    Suspected thieves

    Two men are wanting for a distraction burglary, after £1800 was stolen from an elderly woman's car in Seaford.

    One man approached a 73-year-old woman in Morrison’s car park and asked her if she had any change, it's believed that an accomplice then entered her car and stole her bank card whilst she was distracted.

    Large withdrawals were made later that day in Brighton.

    The man who spoke to the victim is described as being in his 30s, 6ft 2in, with short black hair.

  15. 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. 

  16. Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

    Newspapers

    The Argus: Judge orders squatters to leave derelict site

    Eastbourne Herald: Seaford residents invited to unveiling of The Shoal

    Chichester Observer: Man who dumped bricks in Tangmere traced from social media pictures

    Brighton and Hove Independent: Makeover for Hove Post Office

    Hastings Observer: New chief speaks out after pier’s ‘challenging’ first year

    Sussex Express: Police seek men after £1,800 stolen from elderly Seaford woman

  17. Is Sussex's 'progressive alliance' really under strain already?

    Ben Weisz

    Political reporter, BBC Sussex

    Members of a bonfire society join the annual parade in Lewes
    Image caption: Nobody's political powder is very dry in Lewes anymore

    On Wednesday night, the Lib Dems announced they would not put up a candidate in Brighton Pavilion at June's General Election. The aim? To help Green MP Caroline Lucas keep her seat.

    Many local Lib Dems were expecting the Greens to return the favour by standing aside in Lewes. So imagine their surprise when the Greens announced a Lewes candidate, Katie Hawks.

    Lib Dem candidate Kelly-Marie Blundell says the news is "disappointing" - but let's be clear. The Greens haven't made a decision about whether Ms Hawks will appear on the ballot paper.

    They say that Brighton Pavilion was a nice gesture, but if the Lib Dems really want a clear run at Lewes, they'll need to stand aside somewhere like the Isle of Wight, as well.

    Standing aside isn't something political parties do lightly - and forming 'progressive alliances' could prove tricky if it isn't clear who's stepping aside in exchange for what.

  18. Pub attack leaves man with broken bone

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A man was left with a broken ankle, after being attacked in a high street pub car park in Eastbourne.

    The 40-year-old was approached by three other men, and was punched in the face by one of them.

    The victim fell backwards, suffering the serious injury. It happened around 23:30 BST on 16 April.

    The man who threw the punch is described as 6' 4", stocky, with short brown, in his forties and wearing a black bomber jacket.