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  1. Our live coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates on Friday 12 May 2017

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  1. That's it for the week

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Thanks for joining us - we'll be back on Monday from 06:00 BST with all your news, sport, travel and weather.

    Is there anything you'd like to tell us about? You can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.     

  2. Do you want to get involved in our general election debate?

    Ahead of next month's general election, we're hosting a special Question Time-style debate in St Leonards on Bank Holiday Monday -- 29 May.

    If you live or work in the South East and you'd like to be in the audience, send an email to with your name, address and daytime phone number -- and you could be part of our election debate.

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    Video caption: Here's how you can get involved in the BBC South East Today general election debate trail
  3. Have you seen this man?

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Detectives in Brighton have issued a picture of a man they want to speak to in connection with drugs offences.

    Padodou John, who's 27 and from the city, didn't answer his bail on 8 March.

    He has no fixed address, but police believe he's still in the Brighton and Hove area.

    Padodou John
  4. 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.
  5. Burglar used brick to get into house

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Police are hunting a burglar who used a brick to smash a window of a house in Bognor in broad daylight.

    It happened in Pagham Road, between 08:00 and 16:15 BST on 8 May.

    The thief escaped with jewellery worth about £500, a t-shirt, two cream garden chair cushions and a beard trimmer. 

  6. #ThisIsMe: 'I love theatre'

    This 26-year-old theatre technician says he's "living his dream".    

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    Video caption: Theatre technician says he’s living his dream
  7. Set fair for the weekend

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    With sunshine and rising temperatures, it's looking good.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Rachel Mackley
  8. 'We're going to have to be at our very best'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Sussex's Joe Marler will be part of the British Lions squad heading for New Zealand.

    How does the England forward think he'll fare against the mighty All Blacks?

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    Video caption: Joe Marler prepares to play for the Lions against the All Blacks
  9. NHS hack: 'No problems in South East'

    BBC South East Today's health correspondent Mark Norman has been looking into the NHS hack in our area.

    View more on twitter
  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A275 East Sussex both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A275 East Sussex both ways severe accident, between A272 Lewes Road and B2183 Beggar's Wood Road.

    A275 East Sussex - A275 in Chailey closed and heavy traffic in both directions between the A272 Lewes Road junction and the B2183 Beggar's Wood Road junction, because of an accident.

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

  11. More spring showers or will the sun come out?

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC Look East weather

    This week's showers made a very unusual set of clouds form.

    Here's my forecast for the weekend.

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    Video caption: the weather with Elizabeth Rizzini
  12. Make your voice heard before 8 June

    Ben Weisz

    Political reporter, BBC Sussex

    Fed up of shouting at the radio?

    BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey are hosting an election debate that might be right up your street.

    Put your questions to the politicians in East Grinstead on 30th May.

    You can apply for tickets here.

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    Video caption: Promo for BBC Sussex debate
  13. 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
  14. 'It's really daunting not knowing who to vote for'

    We've been speaking to first-time voters across the South East to find out what the key issues are for them in the forthcoming general election. 


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    Video caption: Kent teenager says it's daunting not knowing who to vote for
  15. The six-year-old boy who's one in a million

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Eddison Miller has a rare condition that stops him going outside without a special mask.

    He's been telling us how it makes him feel.

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    Video caption: Eddison Miller has a rare condition that stops him going outside without protection
  16. Police concerned about missing teenager

    Adham Fathi

    Police are appealing for information about missing 16-year-old Adham Fathi from Lancing.

    He was last seen at around 13:45 BST in the area on 10 April.

    When Adham has gone missing before he has been found in Kent but he also has friends in Brighton and has spoken about travelling to London.

    Anyone who sees Adham or knows of his whereabouts should call Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 1649 of 10/04. 

  17. A year of #SouthernStrikes

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

    Talks between Southern and the RMT are due to resume on Monday. 

    Here we take a look at the strike in numbers… 

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    Video caption: A look at the Southern strikes in numbers
  18. Police concerned about missing teenager

    Adam Ishaq Yagoup

    Police are concerned about 16-year-old Adam Ishaq Yagoup who's missing from Chichester.

    Adam was last seen on 20 April when he said he was going out but hasn't been seen since.

    He has links to Birmingham.

    Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call police on 101 quoting serial 1486 of 20/04.