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  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Live updates on Thursday 4 May 2017

Live Reporting

By Bob Dale and Claire Cottingham

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night from the BBC Live team

    That's all from us for another night, we'll be back tomorrow from 06:00 BST with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

    Need to get hold of us in the meantime? You can find us on Twitter, on Facebook or send us an email.

    Enjoy the rest of your evening

  2. Meet Charlie, the seven-year-old cancer survivor

    Peter Whittlesea

    BBC South East Today reporter

    When Charlie Hewson from Lindfield, was just a baby his parents noticed a swelling on his left leg. 

    It turned out to be a rare form of cancer - and ultimately he had to have it amputated. But that hasn't stopped him from doing anything - especially playing football. 

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    Video caption: Charlie Hewson who has a Charlton badge on leg
  3. Peacehaven man Mitchell Gardner-Whiles wanted in connection with stabbing

    Peacehaven man Mitchell Gardner-Whiles wanted in connection with stabbing

    Detectives investigating the stabbing of a man in Peacehaven want to speak to Mitchell Gardner-Whiles in connection with the incident.

    A 22-year-old man was stabbed in the leg while he was in bed in a house in Cinque Foil on the afternoon of Sunday, April 23. Paramedics were called and he was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for treatment.

  4. Stranded digger drives man to poetry

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    It's been a month since an 80-tonne digger became stuck in the sea off Lancing.

    That's been too long for one Sussex resident, who's written a poem.

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    Video caption: Digger stuck off Sussex coast drives a man to poetry
  5. Cloudy and dry weekend ahead

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    The weather hasn't given us much to smile about this week, lots of cloud and feeling cool out there. Here's my forecast. 

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    Video caption: Rachel Mackley pm weather
  6. Pupils kept in schools after man with 'gun' spotted nearby

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    Children, parents and staff were kept inside two primary schools today after police received reports of a man with a gun nearby. 

    Police received a report of a man with a firearm near Victoria Park and Norfolk Street in Worthing just after 14:15 BST.

    A man reportedly showed the weapon to a member of the public.

    No threats were made and the man raised his concerns to police. 

    Officers attended and took the decision to keep children, staff and parents inside the schools while a search of the area was carried out.

    When police were satisfied that the area was safe the schools allowed children to be collected as normal.

    No suspect has been identified in relation to the report and local officers remain in the area. 

  7. BreakingGeordie Shore star who fell to her death had taken cocaine and ketamine

    Aimee Spencer

    Geordie Shore star Aimee Spencer, who died after falling from a first floor window in Brighton, was under the influence of cocaine and ketamine at the time, an inquest heard today.

    Coroner Veronica Hamilton-Deeley, sitting at Hove Town Hall, said the exact circumstances of the fall remain uncertain. 

    The 27-year-old model, whose stage name was Carla Mai, died a week after falling from the window on 11 July last year.  

    A 28-year-old man who had been questioned on suspicion of attempted murder was freed from bail in December, police said.

    The MTV reality show Geordie Shore has been running since 2011.  

  8. Big clean-up on Brighton's roads

    Cleaning crews have removed tonnes of rubbish from the side of the A27 and A23 in a series of night time clear ups, Brighton and Hove Council have said. 

    In the first five nights, more than three tonnes of rubbish was cleared, from litter to bumpers and other car parts. 

    The council is responsible for clearing the verges from the Falmer turn off on A27 to almost the Southwick Tunnel, and on the A23 from the roundabout to the Brighton pillars.

  9. More grotty weather on the way

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Cloudy and drizzly again this afternoon, and same again tomorrow.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Elizabeth Rizzini
  10. 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
  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A259 West Sussex westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A259 West Sussex westbound severe accident, between B2144 Drayton Lane and A27 Chichester Bypass.

    A259 West Sussex - A259 in Merston blocked westbound between the B2144 Drayton Lane junction and Bognor Road Roundabout, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - via Drayton.

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

  12. 'Racially aggravated' assault in Chichester

    A Bangladeshi man was attacked in Chichester in what police believe may be a racially aggravated assault.

    The 56-year-old, from Romford, in Essex, was attacked on the corner of East Street and South Street on Saturday at 00:50 BST.

    He was verbally abused and assaulted by two men.

    Police have appealed for witnesses.

  13. 'It was nearly curtains, but it wasn't'

    Hastings artist Danny Pockets was given just six months to live after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

    He's now in remission. 

    Throughout his illness he kept working, and planning for an art exhibition.  

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    Video caption: Sussex artist Danny Pockets' exhibition
  14. Duke of Edinburgh to stop public engagements

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    It's been announced His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year. 

    The 95-year-old last visited the South East in October.

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    Video caption: Brighton i360 gets royal visitor
  15. ICYMI: Does that make them birds of pray?

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    This year's batch of peregrine falcon chicks have hatched at Chichester Cathedral.

    You can follow their progress here.

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    Video caption: Peregrine chicks hatch in Chichester Cathedral tower