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  2. Updates on Tuesday 11 July 2017

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Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

We're off home for the night so we can be back bright and early at 06:00 BST to bring you all the latest news, travel, weather and sport for the county.

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City bike share docking stations installed

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The first bike stands for Brighton's new bike share scheme are starting to appear across the city.

The scheme is due to launch in September with 450 bikes and a total 50 docking stations.

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Unexpected discovery at Brighton landmark

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

When restoration work began at the Corn Exchange near Brighton's famous Royal Pavilion, they made an unexpected discovery.

Wimbledon 2017: Johanna Konta beats Simona Halep - highlights

Johanna Konta beat Romanian second seed Simona Halep in a thrilling match to become Britain's first women's Wimbledon semi-finalist since 1978. Watch the highlights here.

Severe disruption: M23 West Sussex southbound

BBC News Travel

M23 West Sussex southbound severe disruption, between J10a for B2036 Balcombe Road and J11 for A23.

M23 West Sussex - M23 partially blocked and queuing traffic southbound between J10a B2036 Balcombe Road and J11, A23 (Pease Pottage), because of an overturned car.

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

Rainy start to Wednesday

Rachel Mackley

Weather Presenter

But the clouds are expected to clear later on.

Concern over fuse box fire risk

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Burnt plug
West Sussex County Council

Firefighters in West Sussex are urging residents to check their fuse boxes following a house fire last week.

The fire in Gossops Green started in an extension lead behind a microwave and toaster.

Fire crews say the old wire fuses didn't trip the electrics early enough to stop the fire from starting.

Newer fuse boxes have circuit breakers that automatically switch off a circuit if they detect a fault.

For more details visit the West Sussex County Council website.

Game, set and match - Konta!

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Johanna Konta on a screen at Wimbledon

Eastbourne tennis star Johanna Konta is into the Wimbledon semi-finals after beating Simona Halep by two sets to one.

She'll now play Venus Williams.

You can follow all the Wimbledon news here.

The south east is one of the worst parts of the country for reports of airgun shootings
Kent, Sussex and Surrey are among the worst counties in the UK for reports of animals being shot with airguns.
Lord Herman Ouseley

English Football League clubs should face sanctions if they do not agree to interview BAME candidates for coaching jobs, says the chair of Kick It Out.

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Severe disruption: A27 West Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

A27 West Sussex both ways severe disruption, between The Causeway and A27.

A27 West Sussex - A27 Arundel By-Pass in Arundel closed and slow traffic in both directions between causeway roundabout and Crossbush Junction, because of a vehicle fire. Police directing traffic.

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

Eastbourne star in Wimbledon quarter finals action

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Johanna Konta
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Eastbourne's Johanna Konta is in action under the roof on Centre Court.

You can follow the match live here.

Airgun attacks on pets and wildlife in the South East

Alex Bish

Investigative journalist, BBC South East

These animals were killed and maimed by the irresponsible use of airguns in the South East.

Should the weapons be licensed?

Severe accident: A29 West Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

A29 West Sussex both ways severe accident, between A27 and B2132 Shellbridge Road.

A29 West Sussex - A29 in Slindon closed and slow traffic in both directions between the A27 junction and the B2132 Shellbridge Road junction, because of an accident involving lorry and car.

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

Police hunt Crawley armed robber

A Crawley newsagent's been threatened with a hammer by a masked man during a robbery.

The 51-year-old victim was locking up Martins at Dorsten Square in Bewbush just after 15:00 BST on Sunday when it happened.

Police say the man forced him to open the safe and hand over cash before running off.

He's in his early 30s, 5ft 11in, 14 to 15 stone with an Irish or Scottish accent.

#ICYMI: '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.

#ICYMI: Footballer wants mixed gender teams

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Charlotte, 16, is looking forward to the day of mixed gender teams. #thisisme

The sun will come out tomorrow

Kate Kinsella

BBC Weather

But for the rest of today it's cloud and rain all the way.

Here's my forecast.

This afternoon's Sussex newspaper headlines

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The Argus: Disabled pensioner’s fury at £50 'illegal' parking fine at A&E

Eastbourne Herald: The cost of Eastbourne council’s controversial bid to sell off the Downland farms has been revealed

Chichester Observer: Fusebox warning after fire damages kitchen

Brighton and Hove News: No charges over Saltdean Lido vandalism but witness appeal renewed

Hastings Observer: Meet feline friends at Open Day event

Mid Sussex Times: Haywards Heath man ordained as a deacon

The mane attraction?

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...

ICYMI: 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.

Konta focused on quarter-final battle

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Eastbourne's Johanna Konta will aim to become Britain's first Wimbledon women's semi-finalist since Virginia Wade in 1978 when she faces Simona Halep later.

Konta's quarter-final against Romanian second seed Halep, who will become the world number one if she progresses, is the third match on Centre Court.

Full story here.

Johanna Konta
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No charges over lido vandalism

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Saltdean Lido says it's disappointing no-one has been charged over a break-in and wrecking spree over the weekend.

It's boss says no charges will mean they have no chance of recovering costs.

Three youths arrested yesterday have been released without charge.

Lido boss Rebecca Crooks says the public response has been fantastic.

Saltdean Lido
Saltdean Lido

ICYMI: Meet Glynis the Shar Pei who needs a new home

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

Wimbledon: Konta's push for the semi-finals

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Eastbourne's Johanna Konta will play in the quarter finals at Wimbledon later, the first British woman to do so in 33 years.

Konta survived another three set battle to beat France's Karoleen Garcia yesterday and will now face Simona Halep on Centre Court.

The last British woman to reach the last eight, Jo Durie, says she has faith Konta will achieve great things.

Can we help a boy with cerebral palsy?

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

This morning I'll be hearing the story of a Hailsham boy whose cerebral palsy makes playing with his friends a challenge.

Join me on BBC Sussex from 09:00 BST.

Blind student invents app to help people access science

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Illness robbed Daniel Hajas of his sight aged 16.

Now he and colleagues at the University of Sussex have come up with a new invention which could open up the doors of academia for blind people across the globe.

'There was no care, no care at all'

The mother of Sabrina Walsh, a vulnerable young woman who killed herself while in NHS care at the Woodlands Centre in St Leonards, says her daughter would be alive today if she'd been given one-on-one observation.

The Sussex Partnership NHS Trust have admitted a lot more could have, and should have been done - and have launched an urgent review.

Calls for register of buildings containing asbestos

Ian Palmer

Reporter, BBC South East Today

A widow from Uckfield is calling for a national register for buildings that contain asbestos following the death of her husband.

Is it raining with you yet?

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

You'll be very lucky if you don't get wet today. Here's my latest forecast.

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.

Happy Tuesday

This great picture was taken by Kristie Heath in Rye - it's our #PhotoOfTheDay.

Kristie Heath

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