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  2. Updates on Friday 23 June 2017

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  1. Thanks for joining us this week

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it for us for today and for this week.

    We'll be back from 06:00 BST on Monday, all the way through to 22:00, with news, sport, travel and weather.

    You can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

    In the meantime, have a great weekend.

  2. What's the weekend weather outlook?

    Nina Ridge

    BBC Weather

    No heatwave, but it's not going to be a bad weekend.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Nina Ridge
  3. Have you got raspberry ripple flavour?

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    As the South East continues to swelter, staff at one of the South East's most popular wildlife parks are helping their animals keep cool.

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    Video caption: Lemurs and pigs keep cool and safe in the heat at Drusillas Park
  4. Emaciated dog on road to recovery

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Snoopy the lurcher, who was found abandoned and starving on a busy roadside, is making a full recovery, thanks to the people who rescued her.

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    Video caption: Emaciated dog found on roadside is recovering well
  5. ICYMI: Car restoration woman suffers sexism and ageism

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    20-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
  6. Cricket: Sussex appoint new captain

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Ben Brown has been appointed as Sussex captain after Luke Wright stepped down from the role earlier this month.

    The wicketkeeper, 28, had been vice-captain at the Division Two county, and skippered the side when Wright missed games through injury last season.

    He has spent his entire career with Sussex, playing more than 200 games for the club.

    He was born in Crawley and went to Ardingley College.

    Full story here.

    Ben Brown
  7. Seven Sisters death 'a tragic accident'

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Police say early enquiries into the death of a woman falling from a cliff at Seven Sisters Country Park yesterday indicate it was a tragic accident.

    At around 14:20 BST emergency services responded to reports of the incident just east of Cuckmere Haven.

    Police, fire, coastguard and ambulance all attended and the body of a woman, believed to be in her 20s, was found at the foot of the cliff.

    Officers say there is no evidence to suggest the woman’s death occurred as a result of an erosion to the cliff and it is in no way connected to recent Seaford Head incidents.

  8. Another cliff collapse at Seaford

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Sections of the cliffs at Seaford have been roped off following a further collapse - the third in 24 hours.

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    Video caption: Sections of the cliffs at Seaford are being roped off
  9. Eastbourne tennis: Factfile

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Here's everything you might want to know about the Aegon International Tennis tournament which is getting underway in Eastbourne.

    Johanna Konta
    Image caption: Eastbourne's Johanna Konta is number five seed
    • 50,000 people expected to attend over the nine days
    • Finals are played Saturday 1 July
    • Total prize money for the women's and men's events is over £1.2m
    • 8,400 tennis balls will be used
    • A team of 120 ball girls and boys
    • 1,500 bottles of champagne
    • 500 punnets of strawberries
    • 8,000 bottles of water
    • Johanna Konta, who's from Eastbourne, is the 5th seed
  10. Putting the big questions

    Helen Catt

    Political editor, BBC South East

    Here's my full exclusive interview with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at the Unison conference in Brighton.

    I grilled him over Labour's chances in the South East and this week's Gibb report into the problems faced by Southern rail passengers.

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    Video caption: Helen Catt interviews Jeremy Corbyn
  11. 'It goes like an oven'

    In the current scorching temperatures it only takes minutes for a car to become a death trap for your dog.

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    Video caption: dog owners are warned how quickly a hot car can become a death trap
  12. Cooler for the weekend

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    Weather presenter

    It'll be mainly dry and bright with a few outbreaks of rain.

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    Video caption: Weather 1330 Elizabeth
  13. Southern plans new timetable if Aslef drivers' overtime ban goes ahead

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Southern Railway plans to operate a revised timetable if drivers belonging to the union Aslef begin an overtime ban on Thursday 29 June.

    The company plans to operate 75% of its weekday services on Thursday and Friday, 29 and 30 June, and is working to improve on this number from Monday 3 July.

    Full details of changes here.

    Southern train
  14. This morning's Sussex newspaper headlines


    The Argus: Transport service 'let down dying woman'

    Chichester Observer: Air raid shelter will bring history to life

    Eastbourne Herald: Parents asked for views on plans to expand primary school

    Hastings Observer: Family pay tribute to 'extremely caring husband and father'

    Brighton and Hove News: Our highest priority has always been tenant safety, says council leader

    Crawley Observer: Young designer aims to put her stamp on Christmas

  15. Report finds senior church figures colluded with ex-bishop over abuse

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Senior figures in the Church of England "colluded" with the disgraced former Bishop of Lewes, Peter Ball, who abused young men - an independent review has found.

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    Video caption: Report finds church colluded wit ex-bishop over abuse
  16. BreakingGrenfell Tower block failed a safety test

    The Grenfell Tower blaze in London started with a fridge fire and its outside cladding failed a safety test, police say.

    Forest Row based construction firm Rydon carried out the recent multi-million pound refit of the building in Kensington, which left 79 people missing or presumed dead

    Grenfell tower fire