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  2. Updates on Wednesday 28 June 2017

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  2. What caused the Seaford cliff collapse?

    Sections of the cliffs at Seaford have been roped off following several collapses.

    But what's the cause?

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    Video caption: Sections of the cliffs at Seaford are being roped off
  3. Have you got raspberry ripple flavour?

    Here's how a zoo keeps its animals cool in the really hot weather.

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    Video caption: Lemurs and pigs keep cool and safe in the heat at Drusillas Park
  4. 'Your car will be like an oven'

    In extremely hot weather it only takes minutes for a car to become a death trap for your dog.

    Here's what the RSPCA has to say.

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    Video caption: dog owners are warned how quickly a hot car can become a death trap
  5. Plans for increased rail services across the South East

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Plans have been unveiled for new services into and across central London from the South East, when new Thameslink trains begin running next year.

    Rail travellers from 80 more stations will have direct access to St Pancras International, Farringdon for Crossrail, City Thameslink and Blackfriars.

    The proposed changes introduced from May 2018 include new Thameslink routes through London between:

    • Cambridge and Brighton
    • Horsham and Peterborough
    • Cambridge and Maidstone East (with some extensions to Ashford International)
    • Luton and Kent Medway Towns
    • Littlehampton and Bedford
    • East Grinstead and Bedford
    Thameslink train
  6. Southern: Calls for both sides to 'get back round the table'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    With an overtime ban by drivers on Southern trains due to start tomorrow, Lewes MP Maria Caulfield raised the issue in Parliament.

    The drivers' union Aslef, which is implementing an overtime ban over the introduction of Driver Only Operation trains, says the ban "reflects the total loss of trust and goodwill between train drivers and the company".

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    Video caption: Lewes MP Maria Caulfield raises issue of Southern strike at PMQs
  7. What Southern services will be affected tomorrow?

    Southern has produced this map showing which routes will be affected by the overtime ban tomorrow. The company says:

    • On routes shown in grey, there will be no Southern service.
    • On routes shown with a dashed grey line, there will be a limited service at peak times only
    • On routes shown in brown, there will be a reduced service and passengers are advised to allow longer for your journey and to avoid peak times if possible

    More information about which services will be affected - as well as a bigger version of the below map - is available on the Southern website by clicking here.

    Southern overtime ban map
  8. Stabbed man found in Crawley street

    A man's been stabbed in the chest in Crawley.

    The 30-year-old was found at the junction of Shackleton Road and Rhodes Way, around 00:30 BST on 26 June.

    Two men, aged 23 and 27, and a 25-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent.

    Detectives believe the attack happened at a property in Hogarth Road.

    Rhodes Way, Crawley
    Image caption: Rhodes Way, Crawley
  9. Appeal after driver suffers cardiac arrest

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Police in Hailsham are trying to find out what happened to a man before he suffered a cardiac arrest at the wheel of his car.

    It's believed the 82-year-old from Seaford may have given a lift to a stranger about 25 minutes before he became ill.

    He was treated at the side of the road by paramedics and taken to hospital in Hastings where he's in a critical condition.

    Sussex Police are asking for information from anyone who saw a man in his 30s or 40s getting into a vehicle in the Lower Horsebridge area during the evening on Sunday 25 June.

    A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and released on bail until 21 July.

  10. #ICYMI: Do you need your grass cut?

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    One of the world's more unusual sports was invented in Sussex - here's a look at lawnmower racing.

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    Video caption: The sport of lawnmower racing was invented in West Sussex
  11. #ICYMI: Is this the world's first online delivery being ordered?

    Think online shopping is a 21st Century invention?

    A South East inventor came up with the idea over 30 years ago.

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    Video caption: Online shopping was invented in Sussex
  12. Pilots demand more action against laser pens

    Alex Bish

    Investigative journalist, BBC South East

    There's been an increase in laser pen attacks on aircraft.

    Last year there were 1,200 incidents of pilots having the powerful lights shone into their cockpits, including a police helicopter flying over Crawley and an RAF Chinook helicopter over the South Downs.

    laser pen
    Image caption: The light from a small laser pen...
    laser pen light
    Image caption: can expand instantly...
    laser pen light
    Image caption: filling an aircraft's cockpit...
    laser pen light
    Image caption: and blinding the crew

    Gatwick and Heathrow Airports have also both reported a growing number of incidents.

    The British Airline Pilots' Association says it wants a specific offence created to cover the misuse of laser pens.

    Quote Message: When a laser pen is pointed at an aircraft it can dazzle and distract the pilot, and has the potential to cause a crash. Last year's incident figures remain dangerously high, with the equivalent of more than three laser attacks a day across the UK.' from Brian Strutton General Secretary, British Airline Pilots' Association
    Brian StruttonGeneral Secretary, British Airline Pilots' Association
  13. #ICYMI: Car restoration woman suffers sexism and ageism

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Twenty-year-old Kelly Culver, who runs a business restoring classic American cars, says she has encountered sexism and ageism from people who think she does not know what she is talking about.

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    Video caption: thisisme cars
  14. Things can only get better

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Weather

    It's still pretty soggy out there. But it's gradually improving for the weekend.

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    Video caption: Weather 1330 Kate
  15. Operation begins to remove stranded digger

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    The removal of an 80-tonne excavator, which has been stranded off the coast at Lancing for almost three months, is underway.

    The digger, used in the construction of an offshore wind farm, was being taken back to the beach when it became stranded 1,968ft (600m) offshore on 4 April.

    Eddie Mitchell
  16. Southern overtime ban due to 'total lack of trust'

    Southern logo

    Southern rail passengers face fresh disruption to their journeys on Thursday with the train drivers' union Aslef due to introduce a ban on overtime.

    General Secretary Mick Whelan said the ban reflects the "total loss of trust and goodwill between train drivers and the company".

    "Drivers work overtime on an entirely voluntary basis and have no contractual obligation to do so", he said.

    However, Southern's passenger services director Angie Doll said the action was going to be "very inconvenient" but the company would be putting in a "revised timetable".

  17. Longboarding women - it's not about boys

    It can be hard to get into longboarding when you are the only girl at the skate park.

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    Video caption: Do extreme sports boost self esteem?
  18. Plans for increased rail services across the South East

    Plans have been unveiled for new services into and across central London from the South East, when new Thameslink trains begin next year.

    Rail travellers from 80 more stations will have direct access to St Pancras International, Farringdon for Crossrail, City Thameslink and Blackfriars, speeding journeys and relieving congestion.

    The proposed changes introduced from May 2018 include new Thameslink routes through London between:

    • Cambridge and Brighton
    • Horsham and Peterborough
    • Cambridge and Maidstone East (with some extensions to Ashford International)
    • Luton and Kent Medway Towns
    • Littlehampton and Bedford
    • East Grinstead and Bedford
    Thameslink train
  19. Rain stops play at Eastbourne tennis

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    These would-be spectators at the Aegon International in Eastbourne seemed to be still enjoying themselves, despite the rain yesterday.

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    Video caption: Rain stops play at Eastbourne tennis