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Summary

  1. Our live page coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates on Friday 5 May

Live Reporting

By Bob Dale, Kathryn Langley and Claire Cottingham

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's it for now

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Thank you for joining us today - we'll be back at 06:00 BST on Monday with more news, sport, weather and travel.

    Remember, you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.   

    Have a fantastic weekend.

  2. Kalika Mehta

    BBC Sport at The Oval

    Surrey's Kumar Sangakkara

    Kalika Mehta

    BBC Sport at The Oval

    Rory Burns and Ben Foakes' fourth-wicket century stand helps Surrey to a seven-wicket win over Middlesex in the One-Day Cup.

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  3. Your guide to election results in the South East

    Take a look at this graphic which outlines who won what in the local elections.

    #SEVote

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    Video caption: Your guide to election results in the South East
  4. Family tribute to motorcyclist killed in crash

    The family of a motorcyclist who was killed in a crash in Crawley have paid tribute to him.  

    Michael Armstrong

    Michael Armstrong, 25, was riding his motorcycle when he was involved in a collision with two other cars on Wednesday 3 May at 08:15 BST.  

    Quote Message: Michael was the loving father of a daughter aged four-and-a-half, as well as being a son and brother to three siblings. We will remember him as generous, kind and willing to help out anybody who asked if he could. He had a large circle of friends as evidenced by the outpouring of comments and tributes on Facebook. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him." from Family statement
    Family statement
  5. The picture in Sussex

    Ballot boxes

    The Tories have made gains in East Sussex, winning control of the county council, while maintaining their hold on West Sussex in local elections.

    UKIP's support has collapsed, with its presence on both councils wiped out, mirroring the nationwide trend.

    Its group leader in East Sussex Philip Howson said: "People think Brexit is finished but it's not."

    The Conservatives swept to victory, winning 11 new seats in the West of the county and eight more in the East.

  6. A better weekend ahead

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC weather

    After this week's disappointing weather, things are looking better for the weekend.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Elizabeth Rizzini
  7. #ICYMI: '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
  8. BreakingMan dies after falling from pier

    A man has died after falling from Eastbourne Pier.

    Emergency services were called to the pier in Grand Parade just after 12:00 BST today after getting reports that a man had fallen into the sea. 

    The man was pulled from the water but died at the scene.

    The coroner has been informed.