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  2. Live updates on Thursday 6 July

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By Kathryn Langley and Bob Dale

All times stated are UK

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Good night from the BBC Live team

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

We're done for another day - join us again tomorrow from 06:00 BST for more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

Skeletons found at Brighton Dome site

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Two skeletons have been unearthed by workmen renovating the Brighton Dome site.

Brighton Dome

It's believed they may be from a Quaker burial site that was there before the Prince Regent bought it in 1806.

Bosses at the Dome have called on archaeology experts to excavate the remains.

The mane attraction?

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A herd of decorated life-size horses are appearing across Kent and West Sussex to raise money for Hospice in the Weald.

They've been designed and painted by artists, schoolchildren and community groups and will be on display over the summer and auctioned off in October.

Here's where you can see them...

Mental health trust's apology after woman's death

Sabrina Walsh
Family handout

A mental health trust has apologised after a patient died at a unit in Sussex.

Sabrina Walsh, 32, died in October 2016 after being admitted to the Woodlands Centre in St Leonards.

An inquest heard that a nurse had recommended that Miss Walsh be moved to a secure intensive unit in Crawley, instead of the Woodlands Centre, because of her behaviour.

The Woodlands Centre is run by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

An inquest into her death in Hastings concluded today.

I want to offer my sincere condolences on behalf of the Trust to the family of Ms Walsh. I do not underestimate how difficult and painful this inquest has been for her family and friends. Ms Walsh was a vulnerable young woman under our care and she died in tragic circumstances and for that I am sorry.

We will reflect on the points the coroner has made today and respond to the concerns he has raised. We have already made changes following our own internal investigation, which include additional training for staff, improving communication among our different teams, better management of risk assessments and admissions procedures for patients and, crucially, replacing bathroom doors to ones where there are no ligature points.

That said, Ms Walsh should not have died in these circumstances. We are committed to ensuring that we learn from this sad incident and have taken steps to ensure that nothing like this can happen again.”

Diane HullChief Nurse, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

The heat's still on

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

It's another warm one tomorrow, but the weekend's getting fresher.

Here's my forecast.

Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan and Jofra Archer both take three wickets to bowl Leicestershire out for 281 and help Sussex edge ahead.

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Johanna Konta wins Wimbledon opener

Researchers say they could often predict the match winner from listening to grunts from the first serves.

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Severe accident: A259 West Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

A259 West Sussex both ways severe accident, between A27 Chichester Bypass and Florence Road.

A259 West Sussex - A259 Bognor Road in Chichester closed and slow traffic in both directions between Bognor Road Roundabout and the Florence Road junction, because of an accident.

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

'They've basically saved our daughter's life'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

How a community in Crawley rallied round to send a little girl to America for life-saving surgery.

Thomas Verheydt

League Two side Crawley Town sign striker Thomas Verheydt from Dutch second-tier side MVV Maastricht.

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Neighbour reports Trigg's girlfriend death

Robert Trigg, 52, murdered Susan Nicholson in 2011, five years after he killed another partner, Caroline Devlin, 35, in her bed.

A neighbour called 999 to report Ms Nicholson's death.

An inquest into her death ruled she died accidentally after Trigg claimed he inadvertently rolled onto her in his sleep, however Trigg was found guilty of her murder at Lewes Crown Court.

Concern over missing Bexhill man

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Kayley Hunnisett went missing two weeks ago and police say they're worried about him.

Kayley Hunnisett
Sussex Police

Officers say the 38-year-old is considered vulnerable because he has mental health issues.

He was last seen at his home in Bexhill on Tuesday 20 June.

He is known to use public transport with great knowledge and likes to go to places he's never been before.

ICYMI: New hospital ward dedicated to elderly

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A new hospital ward has opened in Redhill for vulnerable elderly patients.

The day ward at East Surrey Hospital, which is run by Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust, is one of the first of its kind in England.

Very warm again this afternoon

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

There's still a weather warning of thundery showers in place though.

Here's my latest forecast.

'It's been mental torture'

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Robert Trigg has been convicted of murdering two of his girlfriends, Caroline Devlin in 2006 and Susan Nicholson in 2011, both in Worthing.

Susan's parents say at the time they questioned how he could have accidentally killed their daughter in his sleep, as he claimed.

Southern strike: Dispute raised in Parliament again

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

As the dispute involving driver-only-operated trains on Southern Rail continues, Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd asked the Prime Minister why more isn't being done to resolve it.

Pop-up velodrome rolls into Worthing

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The Tour de France may have got under way this weekend but closer to home people of all ages have been trying out a different form of cycling.

The StreetVelodrome event returned to Beach House Grounds on Worthing seafront.

I went down to take a look.

8,000 Lego bricks used to re-create Portman Road

A nine-year-old football fan has recreated the home of his favourite club in Lego.

Joe, who lives in Crawley, decided to build a tribute to Portman Road, home of Ipswich Town FC, using about 8,000 bricks.

Dad Phil Bryant's own love affair with the club started in the late '70s during the Bobby Robson era.

"Both my kids follow Ipswich now - I have ruined their lives," he said.

It took Joe about five hours, across a couple of days, to complete the model.

200 year old skeletons found at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

The graves are thought to be from a Quaker burial ground from before the Royal Pavilion Estate.

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Council housing boss in the hotseat on BBC Sussex

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

With the safety of council housing at the forefront of conversation after the Grenfell Tower disaster, Brighton and Hove's head of housing is in the studio taking your questions.

Join the debate from 09:00 by calling 03459 570057 or Tweet me.

'One of the most epic matches'

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Eastbourne's Johanna Konta says her victory against Donna Vekic yesterday was one of the most epic matches of her career.

She made it through to the third round for the first time after a centre court face-off that lasted more than three hours.

Konta meets Greece's Maria Sakkari in round three.

Jobs at risk as jobcentres close

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter


Jobcentres across the South East will be closed under plans described by unions as "an attack on the most disadvantaged".

Centres in six towns across Sussex and Kent are among 68 to close nationwide in a move that will save £140m a year.

Some jobs are at risk but the Department of Work and Pensions say most staff will be moved to other branches and departments.

These aren't just any football fans...

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

They're Brighton and Hove Albion fans.

From the anger of the Goldstone Ground to promotion to the Premier League, local photographer JJ Waller has captured it all.

His new book came out this week.

BBC South East Today breakfast bulletin

BBC South East Today

Here are the headlines from BBC South East Today:

  • A number of jobcentres across the South East are to be closed - under plans described by unions as "an attack on the most disadvantaged".
  • Police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a motorist then tied him to his own steering wheel in Minster-on-Sea. He reportedly stole cash from the victim, who was in his sixties.
  • Skeletons have been unearthed by workmen renovating the Brighton Dome site.

Hove bomb scare triggers controlled explosion

Dozens of homes in Hove had to be evacuated last night after a suspicious package was left outside a cadet hall.

A 100m cordon was placed around the Cadet Centre in Marmion Road at 18:00 BST.

The bomb disposal unit carried out a controlled explosion just before 21:30 BST and the package was found to be "non-suspicious".

The cordon was lifted at about 22:00 BST.

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Another warm day

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

But beware if you're hanging out the washing, there could be a few thundery showers today too.

I've got your latest forecast.

Meet Glynis the Shar Pei who needs a new home

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A dog that suffered the worst case of neglect RSPCA inspectors had ever seen is now looking for a new home in Sussex.

The weekend's almost here

This wonderful black and white shot was taken in Rye by Dave Braisby, it's our #PhotoOfTheDay.

Boats docked in Rye
Dave Braisby

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