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  1. Updates on Monday 19 June 2017

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  1. It's goodnight from us

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it from us on what's been the hottest day of the year.

    We'll be back for more sunshine tomorrow, plus all the local news, sport, travel and weather, from 06:00 BST, all the way through to 22:00 BST.

    You can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email. And we'd love to see your heatwave photos.

  2. Parents warned of grooming dangers

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Parents of secondary school pupils in Brighton and Hove receive letters warning of the risks of grooming and sexual exploitation.

    Experts say those dangers are very real.

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    Video caption: Parents at Brighton schools receive letters warning of risks of grooming
  3. Rocking all over the South East

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The scene of a famous Eurovision victory in Sussex, a shopping centre in Maidstone and Woking town centre - the region's musical legends and iconic venues were honoured on BBC Music Day.

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    Video caption: blue plaques to music legends unveiled in Woking, Maidstone and Brighton
  4. ICYMI: Student says podcast is a 'safe space'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    University student Gillian Stringer, who produces her own podcasts, says it provides her with a safe space where she can speak freely.


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    Video caption: Podcast student says she loves Canterbury
  5. 'It's immoral not to offer them a vote'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote?

    One South East MP wants to change the law so they will be able to at the next general election.

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    Video caption: Hove MP wants the voting age lowered to 16.
  6. ICYMI: Rugby player rebuilds himself after car crash

    He suffered horrific injuries after a car crash in New Zealand.

    Now, one year later, Joe Sandford works four days a week, and is able to drive again.

    He's planning a fundraising event at Heathfield Rugby Club for the head injury charity Headway.

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    Video caption: Rugby player suffered brain damage after crash
  7. Another scorcher on the way

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    Tuesday is going to be another hot one - here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: South East weather
  8. Finsbury Park: Policing reviewed across South East after attack

    Policing is being reviewed in Sussex following the attack in Finsbury Park.

    The force says it's liaising with local Muslim groups and mosques, and will be targeting patrols to reassure communities.

    Quote Message: The victims were from the Muslim community, observing Ramadan. It is important to acknowledge that an attack on any specific community or faith is an attack on everyone and we won't let terrorists win by dividing us. While details emerge about what happened through this Met Police-led investigation, security is being reviewed in both Surrey and Sussex Police in order for us to keep people safe.' from Deputy Chief Constable Bernie O'Reilly Sussex Police
    Deputy Chief Constable Bernie O'ReillySussex Police
  9. Pensioner dies in collision

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    An elderly man's died after his car collided with a tractor near Chichester.

    It happened on the A286 Main Road in Birdham, close to the junction with Crooked Lane, around 14:30 BST.

    The man, who was in his 70s, was declared dead at the scene.

    Diversions off the A27 are still in place and expected to remain for several hours.

  10. Tennis: Shock defeat for Konta

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Croatia's Donna Vekic shocked British number one, Eastbourne's Johanna Konta, to win the Nottingham Open final.

    The world number 70 recovered from a disappointing first set to win 2-6 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 in temperatures of 30C.

    Konta, 26, looked on course for her first grass title on home soil, but struggled with Vekic's baseline hitting to lose the second set tie-break.

    Full story here

    Johanna Konta
  11. Warnings over child grooming

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Parents of secondary school pupils in Brighton and Hove have received letters warning them about the risks to their children of grooming and sexual exploitation.

    The letters, from schools in the city, say there's rising concern about the problem, in particular children becoming vulnerable through the use of alcohol and drugs.

    Codenamed Operation Rattle, it's a Brighton-wide initiative involving the police and the city council.

    secondary school children
  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A286 West Sussex both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A286 West Sussex both ways severe accident, between Church Lane and Crooked Lane.

    A286 West Sussex - A286 Main Road in Birdham closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Church Lane junction and the Crooked Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

  13. Should we lower the voting age to 16?

    Hove MP Peter Kyle is tabling a bill in parliament to lower the voting age to 16. Do you think this is a good idea?

    Let us know via Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

    Peter Kyle
  14. Man attacked in Bognor Regis

    Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a man outside Bognor Regis Rugby Club.

    The incident happened at around 23:45 BST on 12 June.

    The victim, a 22-year-old from Worthing, suffered a black eye, bloodied nose, bruising to his back and a cut leg.

  15. Walking on sunshine

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Weather

    Could we be in for the hottest day of the year so far? Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather 1330 Kate
  16. Brighton launches scheme to reduce 'For Sale' boards

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Estate and letting agents in Brighton and Hove are taking part in a pilot to voluntarily restrict residential sale and letting boards.

    The council is launching a one year pilot scheme in the Coombe Road area of Brighton.

    There has been a high proliferation of residential sales and letting boards in the area, which the council say creates an unsightly environment for residents.

    For Sale boards
  17. This morning's Sussex newspaper headlines

    Pile of newspapers (generic)

    The Argus: Devoted son faces being homeless when mother dies

    Hastings Observer: The South Downs Way is revealed as one of the UK’s favourite walks

    Worthing Herald: Young dancer chosen for England team

    Chichester Observer: Goodwood FoS to celebrate Bernie Ecclestone

  18. 'My concerns are being so high in a tower block'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The Brighton family who say the Grenfell Tower disaster, and terrifying experience of their own, has made them afraid to stay in their home.

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    Video caption: Residents of Brighton tower block speak of their fears.