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  2. Live updates on Monday 17 July 2017

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  1. That's all folks

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Thank you for joining us today.

    We're back at 06:00 BST with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for the county.

    If there's anything you'd like to tell us about, you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

  2. Meet Jane Austen superfan Zack Pinsent from Hove

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The self-taught period tailor enjoys wearing Regency clothes and doesn’t own a pair of jeans, preferring to fashion his clothes on Regency styles.

    Zack is inspired by author Jane Austen and stars alongside a host of other dedicated 'Janeites' in a special documentary to mark the 200th anniversary of her death on Tuesday.

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    Video caption: Jane Austen superfan Zack dresses in authentic Regency clothes

    You can see "My Friend Jane" on tonight at 19:00 BST on BBC One in the south.

  3. 'He'd been shot 7 times...4 pellets remain in his skull'

    Alex Bish

    Investigative journalist, BBC South East

    The animals killed or maimed by the irresponsible use of airguns, with the South East one of the worst areas of the country for attacks.

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    Video caption: The south east is one of the worst parts of the country for reports of airgun shootings
  4. All steam ahead for outstanding collection

    Take a look at this extraordinary collection of railway memorabilia at the end of a Hastings garden.

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    Video caption: An extraordinary collection of railway memorabilia at the end of a garden
  5. Feeling Hot Hot Hot

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    There's another hot day in store tomorrow, but thunderstorms could be on the way.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather 1830
  6. '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
  7. Brighton rape: Did you see anything?

    A 44-year-old woman has been raped in Brighton, and Sussex Police is appealing for information.

    She was walking on the pavement next to the cricket ground at about 00:30 BST on Sunday 25 June when a man tried to engage her in conversation.

    He linked his arm through hers and after walking beside her for a short while he pushed her violently to the ground and threatened to hurt her.

    He then raped the victim before walking back towards the roundabout.

    The man is described as white, in his 20s or 30s, with mousy hair and he was wearing a dark jacket, dark coloured jeans and dark blue trainers.

  8. 'I had to try and do something'

    Mark Norman

    Health Correspondent, BBC South East

    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.

  9. Sports car crashes into ditch

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A driver's been seriously injured after his high-performance car crashed into a ditch in Steyning.

    The Porsche Cayman left the road on the A283 at Washington Road, close to Wiston House, around 21:30 BST last night.

    The driver, a 43-year-old man from Essex, has been taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital with a shoulder injury.

  10. 'You want to do the best thing by your child'

    Lynda Hardy

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    How the sudden death of a 17-year-old from Sussex led to the creation of a charity which has helped dozens of families struggling with grief.

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    Video caption: The parents of a teenager who died suddenly found a charity in her memory
  11. Warning to dog owners

    Calls to the RSPCA complaining about unscrupulous puppy sales have risen in the South East.

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    Video caption: Complaints about puppy dealers in the South East are rising
  12. A sunny afternoon

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    There's plenty of sunshine for the next 24 hours, but watch out for thunderstorms tomorrow evening.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Georgina Burnett
  13. Women get equal pay for equal play

    Lewes Football Club believe they've become the first to pay female players the same amount as men.

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    Video caption: Football club pays women the same as men
  14. Bridge closed to traffic for three months

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Restoration work's starts on one of Sussex's oldest bridges today.

    A survey's found some of the stonework of Greatham Bridge, near Coldwaltham, is eroded, and a team of stone masons will begin work this morning.

    Greatham Bridge

    It means the bridge will be closed to traffic for three months, with vehicles diverted via the A29 and A283, but pedestrians able to continue using it.

    The bridge is an ancient monument, with the current structure dating from the 1790s.

    Greatham Bridge

    The repairs will cost £235,000.

  15. 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
  16. This morning's Sussex newspaper headlines


    The Argus: Response time plans will ‘short change’ patients

    Eastbourne Herald: Town sees improvements in temporary accommodation

    Chichester Observer: Young people told to put phones away by new level crossing technology

    Hastings Observer: Immigration raid at Hastings fish and chip shop

    Sussex Express: Fire union says tower block fire response a ‘postcode lottery’ in Grenfell aftermath

  17. 'Someone asked me what he wanted to have for tea'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Meet Eddie - the 15-year-old boy who took over Southern's Twitter feed for a morning.

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    Video caption: 15-year-old work experience boy takes over Southern Rail Twitter feed for a morning
  18. A27 reopens after serious accident

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The A27 has reopened at Worthing, following an accident involving five vehicles.

    The road was closed westbound after the crash at 05:43 BST, near its junction with Gainsborough Avenue.

    It's believed there are injuries, but there are no details on how serious they are.