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Summary

  1. Our live coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates on Thursday 11 May 2017

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  1. Just Friday left to go

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it for Thursday, with just one day left until the weekend.

    Thanks for joining us today, we'll be back from 06:00 BST tomorrow, with all of Friday's local news, weather, sport and travel, right through till 22:00 BST.

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

  2. Cinema vandal sought

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A Brighton cinema has been left with a £1,500 bill, after a man smashed the screen of an automated ticket machine.

    It happened at the Odeon in West Street around 18:00 BST on 8 May.

    Police have issued a CCTV image of the man, who also broke the hinges of a fire door by pushing it too hard as he left the building.

    Cinema vandal
  3. 'It's given me hope'

    Mark Norman

    Health Correspondent, BBC South East

    A sailor from Brighton is launching a challenge to take 65 adults with Multiple Sclerosis on a week-long sailing mission. 

    Robert Munns believes that sailing can help people with MS to overcome their fears and help them deal with their condition.

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    Video caption: MS sailor inspires others to do the same
  4. 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.

    #SEVote

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    Video caption: Map of the South East's most marginal constituencies
  5. Are you making plans for the weekend?

    Sarah Keith-Lucas

    Weather presenter

    At least the weather's looking good for it.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Sarah Keith-Lucas
  6. General election Facebook Live is now over

    Our correspondents have finished their Facebook live on the NHS, but you can watch the whole thing here:

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  7. Live on Facebook now!

    BBC South East Today is currently live on Facebook with health correspondent Mark Norman and political editor Helen Catt.

    They're answering your questions on the NHS. Get involved now.

    Facebook Live
  8. How much cable do you need for an outside broadcast?

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Rob Smith is live from Chatham for a South East Today election special from 18:30 BST.

    And that means a lot of plugging and cabling.

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  9. UKIP change the electoral balance - but how much?

    Ben Weisz

    Political reporter, BBC Sussex

    UKIP rosette

    UKIP's decision in Lewes and in Eastbourne may prove handy for the Tory incumbents. Both Maria Caulfield and Caroline Ansell voted to leave the EU last June - and are both facing a strong challenge from the Lib Dems, who are actively campaigning to remain in the single market. 

    Both seats are marginal, meaning every vote counts in a very close race. And with the Greens having made way for the Lib Dems so as not to split the "progressive" vote in Lewes, UKIP's decision not to split the "Brexit vote" changes the electoral balance yet again. 

    Of course, all the usual caveats - we can't be sure all the UKIP voters were even going to vote UKIP this time anyway, and we certainly can't be sure all of them will vote at all, let alone all switch to the Tories. 

    For what it's worth - both local parties tell me they intend to contest future elections.

    And if you're fed up of all this talk about who's giving way to whom - don't worry. There won't be much more of it. The deadline for nominations was 16:00 BST - we'll have full, final lists of candidates by the end of the day. 

  10. Have you got a question for our experts?

    Mark Norman

    Health Correspondent, BBC South East

    I'm live on Facebook from Chatham at 19:00 BST tonight, along with Helen Catt our political editor.

    Have you got any questions about the NHS or the election you think we can answer?

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  11. Cyclist hit with bottle in Brighton

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Police are trying to find witnesses to a vicious assault in Hove. 

    A cyclist was shouted at by two men in a silver Vauxhall Insignia. An argument broke out when the cyclist went over to the vehicle, and as he walked away one of the men got out of the car and hit him over the head with a bottle.

    It happened around 16:35 BST on 20 April.

  12. Floating voters?

    We've set sail to find out what you think are the biggest issues in the general election.

    Rob Smith will be live in Chatham from 18:30 BST.

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  13. Did your hospital hit the target?

    Mark Norman

    Health Correspondent, BBC South East

    How is your local A&E unit performing? The latest figures are released today, and they show how much strain the system appears to be under. 

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    Video caption: the latest A&E figures are disappointing for South East hospitals.
  14. Warm, but we could see some showers later

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC weather

    It's going to stay partly cloudy this afternoon with the chance of a few showers.

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    Video caption: Weather 1330 Elizabeth Rizzini
  15. Have you got a question about the election?

    Our Political Editor Helen Catt and Health Correspondent Mark Norman will be taking your questions in a Facebook Live at 19:00 BST.

    If you want to post a question before, you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.  

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  16. Man punched in the face in Worthing

    The 18-year-old was attacked in Worthing town centre at about 21:30 BST on Wednesday 3 May. 

    He was in Chapel Road with friends when they were approached by two men and a woman.

    One of the men used racist language towards the victim and then punched him in the face causing him to fall to the ground.

    As the victim tried to stand up he thinks he may have seen the offender holding a knife although no threats were made.

    The victim suffered swelling and bruising to his head and was checked over at Worthing Hospital. 

    Anyone with information should report it here