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  1. It's the end of another day

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it for today, thanks for joining us.

    We'll be back tomorrow from 06:00 BST, bringing you all the county's news, sport, travel and weather, all the way through till 22:00 BST.

    And if there's something you think we need to know, you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.   

  2. Award for hit record could fetch a sky-high price

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The Sussex man who's auctioning a piece of musical history, after finding it in a park three decades ago.

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    Video caption: Ivor Novello award for Telstar found in park by Sussex man.
  3. 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
  4. There's plenty of sunshine tomorrow

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    But make the most of it, because it's back to cloud and rain for the rest of the week.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Rachel Mackley
  5. 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
  6. Could the South East be hit by a drought?

    There's concern the combination of a dry winter and spring could result in a drought.

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    Video caption: There's concern the combination of a dry winter and spring could result in a drought.
  7. #ICYMI: Meet Charlie, the seven-year-old cancer survivor

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    When Charlie Hewson from Lindfield, near Haywards Heath, 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
  8. A year of #Southernstrikes

    Can you believe that we've had more than a year of Southern rail strikes? 

    Here we take a look at the strike in numbers… 

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    Video caption: A look at the Southern strikes in numbers
  9. #ICYMI: ‘Wheelchair rugby changed my life’

    Ben, who has cerebral palsy, says wheelchair rugby league has changed his life.

    We interviewed Ben as part of our #thisisme series. 

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    Video caption: Young man says wheelchair rugby changed his life.
  10. Thief steals church donation box near Crawley

    Police have released images of a man who they suspect to have stolen a charity box from a church.

    Thief steals church donation box near Crawley

    On Saturday, 29 April a man walked into St John The Evangelist Church on Church Road in Copthorne, near Crawley and stole a donation box.

    He then left walking past people enjoying the church's facilities.  

    He has grey hair, a yellow high visibility jacket and was carrying a bag.

    Thief steals church donation box near Crawley
  11. An evening with the stars

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    There's a rare chance to see the early work of astronomer Sir Patrick Moore in Chichester next month.

    Notebooks belonging to Sir Patrick, who lived in Selsey, have been digitised by staff at West Sussex Record Office, and will be the subject of a talk by Dr John Mason from the South Downs Planetarium, a friend of Sir Patrick for 45 years.

    Sir Patrick Moore's notebooks
    Image caption: A page from Sir Patrick's notebooks

    The event celebrates the 60th anniversary of the BBC's Sky at Night programme, presented by Sir Patrick from its launch until his death in 2012.

    It takes place at the West Sussex Record Office on 27 June at 19:00 BST.

    Sir Patrick Moore
  12. Tory 'welcomes support of patriots' as UKIP stands aside

    Ben Weisz

    Political reporter, BBC Sussex

    view of Crawley town hall
    Image caption: So far Labour, the Lib Dems and Tories have announced they will stand in Crawley on the 8th June.

    As the Crawley Observer reported last week, UKIP has decided not to contest Crawley at next month's General Election. UKIP's Allan Griffiths told the paper that supporting Tory Henry Smith, who campaigned to leave the EU, was the "sensible and mature course of action". 

    Well, today, Henry Smith told BBC Sussex he welcomed the "support of patriots" in ensuring Brexit is a success. 

    Quote Message: A clear majority - 58% of Crawley electors - voted to leave the EU in last June's referendum. However, we need to secure the result, which some still don't respect, for a strong and stable future.
    Quote Message: In that on-going effort which I'm proud to be a part of, I welcome the support of all patriots in this election and beyond." from Henry Smith Conservative Candidate, Crawley
    Henry SmithConservative Candidate, Crawley

    Labour, however, pointed out that Mr Smith had previously said that UKIP 'hated' Crawley

  13. BreakingHealth boss apologises for mental health 'failings'

    A young woman who spoke about her problems with mental health services as part of a specially-commissioned BBC South East animation has received an apology from the NHS trust.

    Sophie, who is in her early twenties, said that despite a series of suicide attempts, she wasn't given the help she needed.

    Months later she's still on a waiting list for specialist support. 

    Today Helen Greatorex, the Chief Executive of Kent and Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust, said: "I saw the film about your experience of our services and felt so sorry about what happened to you Sophie that I had to write to you."

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    Video caption: Despite three suicide attempts, Sophie has been waiting for months to receive treatment.

    She added: "It is not right or fair that people in distress (as you were) feel unsupported by mental health services.

    "My letter to you Sophie, therefore has two purposes. The first is to offer you my personal and unreserved apology that your experience of services was not what we would want for anyone.

    "The second is to say that we completely agree that things need to change, and as you can see, we are working on those changes now."

    Details of organisations offering information and support with mental health are available at, or you can call for free, at any time to hear recorded information on 08000 564 756.

  14. Dale Stephens to stay at the Amex

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Midfielder Dale Stephens has signed a new four-year- deal with Brighton and Hove Albion.

    The 27-year-old was a key member of the squad which won promotion to the Premier League.

    Dale Stephens
    Quote Message: Dale has been brilliant ever since I arrived at the club. It was well documented last summer that he had a desire to play in the Premier League, which was understandable - but he put that to one side, has shown a great level of professionalism and was an integral part of the team which won promotion.' from Chris Hughton Manager, Brighton and Hove Albion FC
    Chris HughtonManager, Brighton and Hove Albion FC
  15. The cold's gone, but the cloud's still here

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Weather

    It's gradually starting to warm up and that looks set to continue, but it's staying cloudy.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Lunchtime weather with Kate Kinsella.
  16. Six month wait for mental health treatment 'sets you up for failure'

    Tom Darby

    BBC Live reporter

    Sophie tried to kill herself three times in the space of a week, months later she's still waiting for specialist treatment.

    She told us her experiences of the mental health system in our special feature to mark the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week. #sophiesstory

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    Video caption: Despite three suicide attempts, Sophie has been waiting for months to receive treatment.

    Details of organisations offering information and support with mental health are available at, or you can call for free, at any time to hear recorded information on 08000 564 756.

  17. Today's Sussex newspaper headlines


    The Argus: Record number of cuts to school teaching staff

    Chichester Observer: Warning after police officer phone scam sees woman hand over £12,500

    Crawley Observer: Company says sorry to cyclist after collision video is released  

    Brighton and Hove Independent: Brighton tea company in ‘record-breaking’ crowdfunding bid

    Hastings Observer: Coastal Currents festival will be bigger and better than ever  

  18. 'It's a way to get things off my chest'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

     ‘I’ll go back to London and big up Canterbury’, says podcast student Gillian. #thisisme

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    Video caption: Podcast student says she loves Canterbury