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  2. Updates on Friday 26 May 2017

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  1. That it for the week

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

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

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  2. Gold for Sussex tennis player Chris Baily

    Now the sport may not have the mainstream profile of the Olympics or Wimbledon, but a Sussex man has won gold at the first international tennis tournament for visually impaired people.

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    Video caption: Man from Sussex wins first tennis tournament for visually impaired
  3. It's a bank holiday weekend

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    Will it be sunshine or rain?

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Rachel Mackley
  4. 'I don't know what we're going to do'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Thousands of passengers were affected by problems with Gatwick's baggage handling system this morning.

    This family from Crowborough missed their flight to Spain, to see a sick relative.

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    Video caption: Family holiday ruined by Gatwick baggage problems
  5. UKIP launches election manifesto

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    UKIP has launched its manifesto at an event in London.

    Here's leader Paul Nuttall on Manston Airport, coastal communities and Brexit.

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    Video caption: Party promises to get tough on border security
  6. England's wicketkeeper-batter explains her recovery from 'mental injury'

    England's Sarah Taylor says she is "still not the finished article" after returning from a break to deal with anxiety problems, but is "back and ready" for the summer's home World Cup.

    Taylor, 28, stepped away from cricket in May of last year to deal with what she described as a "mental injury".

    England's wicketkeeper-batter explains her recovery from 'mental injury'

    Wicketkeeper-batter Taylor is widely regarded as one of the most talented female cricketers in the world, and was the first woman to play first-grade men's cricket in Australia.

    Quote Message: But I'm in a much better position than I was, including in my cricket." from Sarah Taylor Wicketkeeper-batter
    Sarah TaylorWicketkeeper-batter
  7. #MyFirstVote: 'It'll be a birthday to remember'

    Sixth-former Eoin Simpkins will be casting his first ever vote on 8 June.

    He’s been speaking to BBC South East as part of our #MyFirstVote series.

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    Video caption: Sixth-former Eoin Simpkins will be casting his first ever vote on 8 June.
  8. General election: How will fishing and farming be affected?

    Yvette Austin

    Environment Correspondent, BBC South East

    I've been investigating the main issues facing the South East's food producers, as we approach the general election and Brexit.

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    Video caption: How will farming be affected by the election and Brexit?
  9. ICYMI: When is it safe to swim in the sea?

    Planning a trip to the beach soon?

    Lifeguards will soon be stationed at Camber Sands, where seven men drowned last year.

    The RNLI says if the beach you’re at doesn’t have lifeguards, take extra care if you are going into the water.

    If lifeguards are on patrol, then you’ll need to know your flags.

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    Video caption: Camber sands lifeguards begin training
  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A267 East Sussex both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A267 East Sussex both ways severe accident, between Lake Street and B2101.

    A267 East Sussex - A267 Tunbridge Wells Road in Rotherfield closed and heavy traffic in both directions between the Lake Street junction and the B2101 junction, because of an accident.

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

  11. Bank holiday events go on despite attack

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    As the country reels in the aftermath of the arena attack in Manchester, how have local events been affected?


    A spokesman said: "Yes, our Festival of Food and Racing is going ahead as scheduled. We take security very seriously at all of our events and work continually with Sussex police and other relevant authorities to reduce risk, taking action to put additional measures in place if needed. Although the national threat level has been raised to critical, there is no known specific threat to our events to cause public concern."

    Goodwood racing track


    A spokeswoman said: “Following Monday night’s terrible events in Manchester, we will continue to maintain the high level of vigilance and alertness that we always apply to ensure that we provide as safe an environment as possible. In addition, we have introduced some further security measures at Brighton Dome which includes the introduction of bag checks at all events and ticket checking on the front doors. We would ask all patrons attending events to allow extra time to enter the venue.“


    Jonathan Acott, executive director, said: “The security and safety of our guests is something we take very seriously. During events we have bag searched, stop and search, and a strong security presence, and we work with local police.

    “We have amended and enhanced our security measures in light of the Manchester attack. The public won’t see these measures, but we have put them in place to ensure we all feel safe.”

  12. 'My teacher said just look for the kind people'

    Bryony MacKenzie

    Education correspondent, BBC South East Today

    How do you talk to children about the Manchester Arena bombing?

    I've been to two of the South East's schools to find out how pupils are being helped to understand what happened.

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    Video caption: Schools discuss the Manchester atrocity
  13. Honours even at Tunbridge Wells

    Kent 157-4 v Sussex (49.0 overs)

    Adrian Harms

    Sports reporter, BBC Sussex

    This is a good contest at Tunbridge Wells, on what is normally a very good batting track

    Having won the toss, Sussex bowled beautifully to reduce Kent to 58-3, but the Kent fightback has been led by Joe Denley who has reached a half century containing eight fours.

    The in-form Darren Stevens is now at the crease, already looking in ominous form, and he has played some sumptuous shots.

  14. General election: What matters to you in your area

    Bryony MacKenzie

    BBC South East Today

    I've been to speak to a group of knitters - women who live and work in the South East - about what matters to them ahead of the general election.

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    Video caption: Knitters speak politics
  15. Sun, sun, sun!

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC weather

    Dry, sunny and hot again. A warm breeze will develop, and it'll be windy along the coast. Here's a look at your weekend weather.

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    Video caption: Weather 1330
  16. It's not that often we have a satellite image like this!

    Barely a cloud in the sky across the whole UK.

    It's not that often we have a satellite image like this!
  17. Kent v Sussex in the County Championship begins

    Adrian Harms

    Sports reporter, BBC Sussex

    It’s day one of Kent against Sussex in the County Championship Division Two at the Nevill Ground in Tunbridge Wells.

    Kent won the toss and chose to bat first, but they’ve lost both openers in the morning session, with Sean Dickson out for a duck, with Daniel Bell Drummond making 14.

    Sussex v Kent cricket

    You can listen to my commentary online here.

  18. Man arrested on suspicion of firearms offences

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

    Police were called to North Road, Brighton at 10:45 BST after a man went into the Royal Mail delivery office with what was believed could be a gun.

    Police in New Road

    Officers found his car, also parked in North Road, and closed the road as precaution while they searched it.

    The man has subsequently been arrested.

    The road has now reopened and members of the public are thanked for their patience.

  19. This morning's local newspaper headlines

    (Generic) Stack of newspapers

    The Argus: Abused in Brighton's West Street on a Tuesday evening for being Muslim

    West Sussex County Times: Roadworks lifted for the bank holiday

    Eastbourne Herald: Inquest into the death of popular soloist from Eastbourne

    Hastings Observer: A259 in Rother named most dangerous in area

    Brighton and Hove Independent: Brighton Festival mural makes its mark

    Chichester Observer: Roadworks lifted for the bank holiday