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  1. Our live coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates on Thursday 13 July 2017

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  1. Good night from the BBC Live team

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    We'll be back tomorrow morning from 06:00 BST with the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

    If you'd like to get hold of us in the meantime you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

    Thanks for joining us.

  2. 'I had to try and do something'

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A man from Haywards Heath is campaigning to force a social media site to remove material which promotes self harm and suicide.

    Richard Harrington attempted to take his own life five years ago.

    He says other people on Tumblr made him feel he didn't deserve to be alive.

    The social media site has not responded to a request from BBC South East for a comment.

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    Video caption: 'I had to try and do something'

    If you have been affected by this and would like advice or support - visit the BBC Action Line where you can find information on issues surrounding self harm.

  3. Mixed weather picture for Friday

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    A cloudy and mild Friday with patches of drizzle and sun.

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    Video caption: South East weather
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    Video caption: Beth Moran from Sussex is the youngest woman to fly with the US Air Force Thunderbirds
  5. Noise from night flights at Heathrow to be cut


    Noise from night flights at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted will be cut in a new crackdown, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said.

    Mr Grayling has confirmed a series of measures to reduce noise at the three London airports, including new quotas on the number of flights and a lower noise limit at Heathrow and Gatwick. In a written statement to Parliament, Mr Grayling said: "I am fully aware that noise is a major concern for those living near these airports, and that night noise is widely regarded as the most disturbing impact of aviation.

    "While advances in new technology mean that aircraft are generally getting quieter, the limits governing night noise at these airports has not kept pace with these developments.

    "The new rules we are publishing today will encourage the use of quieter aircraft at all three airports by reducing the amount of noise these airports are legally allowed to make, and will give local residents a five-year guarantee about the level of noise that they will be exposed to."

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A264 Surrey both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A264 Surrey both ways severe accident, between A22 London Road and Mill Lane.

    A264 Surrey - A264 Copthorne Road in Felbridge partially blocked and slow traffic in both directions between The Star Inn traffic lights and the Mill Lane junction, because of an accident involving motorcyclist.

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

  7. Williams ends Konta's Wimbledon hopes

    Boglarka Kosztolanyi

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    Video caption: Venus Williams beats Johanna Konta to secure her place in the 2017 Wimbledon final

    Eastbourne’s Johanna Konta's hopes of reaching the Wimbledon final ended with a straight-set defeat by Venus Williams.

    The five-time champion American 10th seed won 6-4 6-2 in 73 minutes, making it to her first Wimbledon final since 2009.

    Sixth seed Konta, had hoped to become the first British woman in a Wimbledon final for 40 years. However, she will break into the top five for the first time in the next rankings.

    In a tight contest, Williams worked her way to victory with smarter serving and more effective returns.

    The 37-year-old American is the oldest Grand Slam singles finalist since Martina Navratilova finished runner-up at Wimbledon in 1994.

    "I've played a lot of finals here. One more win will be amazing. It won't be a given but I'll give it my all,” she told BBC Sport.

    "The crowd were very nice to me. The crowd were so fair, I know they love Jo."

  8. BreakingEastbourne star crashes out of Wimbledon

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Johanna Konta

    Johanna Konta's Wimbledon dream is over for this year.

    She lost her semi-final to Venus Williams 6-4, 6-2.

  9. MPs discuss online abuse and intimidation

    Three Kent and Sussex MPs were subjected to abuse during the election campaign.

    They've now spoken out about their experiences.

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    Video caption: MPs discuss online abuse and intimidation
  10. ICYMI: The mane attraction?

    A herd of decorated life-size horses are appearing across Kent and East 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...

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    Video caption: A herd of horses is appearing across Kent and West Sussex to raise money for a hospice
  11. 'The kids would be publicly flogged'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Sent to Australia as a child, David Hill was beaten and forced to work.

    He recalls the abuses he and others suffered in a new book.

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    Video caption: David Hill, sent from Eastbourne to Australia in 1959, recalls his abusive childhood
  12. Here comes the sun

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    But there's a fresher feel to the weather than we've had in recent days.

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    Video caption: Weather 1330
  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A22 East Sussex both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A22 East Sussex both ways severe accident, between B2124 and Broomham Lane affecting Camberlot Road.

    A22 East Sussex - A22 closed and queuing traffic in both directions between Golden Cross and the Broomham Lane junction, because of an accident. Congestion to the Camberlot Road junction.

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

  14. BreakingAslef strike dates announced

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Aslef has called strikes on Tuesday 1, Wednesday 2 and Friday 4 August on Southern and Gatwick Express in a dispute over pay.

  15. 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.

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    Video caption: Blind student invents app to help people access science
  16. #ICYMI: 'They've basically saved our daughter's life'

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

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    Video caption: How a community rallied round to save a girl's life.
  17. This morning's Sussex newspaper headlines


    The Argus: Sussex Police in denial over failures in catching double killer Robert Trigg

    Hastings Observer: Knife wielding robber strikes at St Leonards shop

    Eastbourne Herald: Teachers charged with non-recent sex offences

    Chichester Observer: Southern Gateway Masterplan to go on show

    Brighton & Hove News: Albion sign Austrian international defender

    Mid Sussex Times: Potential barrier to redevelopment of Burgess Hill shopping centre is set to be removed