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  2. Live updates on Tuesday 18 July

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  1. Good night from the BBC Live team

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    That's all from us for another night.

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

    Thanks for joining us.

  2. Haunted by sister's death

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    Video caption: Brothers Lee and Luke Payne speak out for the first time about their sister's murder
  3. The heat is on

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    It's going to be a very muggy night and another very warm day tomorrow.

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    Video caption: Weather 1830
  4. Slow lorises rescued from cruel trader

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    Caged slow lorises

    Nine Javan slow lorises have been rescued from an illegal trader in Indonesia.

    The critically endangered primates were found with injuries inflicted by their captor - some had their teeth cut - and wounds from captivity.

    The five males and four females had been crammed into a box taped up as a parcel and sent by delivery service on a train believed to have been destined for China.

    The trader was apprehended in East Java with the help of Uckfield-based International Animal Rescue.

    Slow loris getting checked by the vet
    Image caption: After a veterinary check up
    Quote Message: Packed together so tightly, with so little air, food or water, it is a miracle that the poor creatures survived – and no wonder they are now so stressed and in such poor physical condition.” from Dr Imam Arifin IAR veterinarian
    Dr Imam ArifinIAR veterinarian
  5. 'It was a real experience and one I'll never forget'

    A 20-year-old pilot from Horsham has become the youngest woman to fly with the US Air Force Thunderbird display team.

    Beth Moran started flying a year ago after deciding she wanted to do something positive following the Shoreham air disaster.

    She took to the skies over RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire.

    The F16 combat jets are in the UK as part of the 70th anniversary celebrations and will fly this coming weekend at the Royal International Air Tattoo.

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    Video caption: Beth Moran from Sussex is the youngest woman to fly with the US Air Force Thunderbirds
  6. 'The kids would be publicly flogged'

    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. ICYMI: New technology to prevent accidents on railway tracks

    New technology is being used to keep people safe on some of the South East's level crossings.

    Warnings will be sent to mobile phones as pedestrians and drivers approach one of seven crossings in Kent and Sussex.

    It comes as shocking footage is released, showing youngsters taking pictures as they walk on railway lines.

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    Video caption: New technology to try to stop accidents on level crossings
  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. Thunder and lightning, very very frightening

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Weather

    There's a warning of heavy thunderstorms for some of us this evening.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Kate Kinsella
  10. Missing: Have you seen Anthony?

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    There's concern for a man from Torquay who's gone missing on a visit to Eastbourne.

    Anthony Evans, who's 51, was taken to Eastbourne District General Hospital yesterday evening, but left around 07:30 BST this morning.

    Anthony Evans

    Police have released CCTV showing Mr Evans in Eastbourne, which they hope will jog people's memories.

    Anthony Evans CCTV footage
    Quote Message: We aren't sure if he travelled to the town by car or public transport but believe he may still be on the town. He has a large black suitcase with him too.' from Insp Mark Evans Sussex Police
    Insp Mark EvansSussex Police
  11. Pride: Extra long trains, but fewer drivers

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    Govia Thameslink Railway will be running longer Thameslink trains to and from Brighton during next month's Pride celebrations.

    But the event will be affected by the Aslef drivers’ strike on Southern.

    Pride runs from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 August, with the union members striking on 1, 2 and 4 August, with the support of RMT drivers.

    Southern says it plans to run more trains and additional carriages on Southern and Gatwick Express on Saturday, as well as the new, longer 12-carriage Thameslink trains.

    Quote Message: Aslef has called three days of strikes in a deliberate move to cause maximum disruption for passengers.
    Quote Message: We’re deeply disappointed. We have been working very closely with the organisers to ensure that this year's event is a resounding success despite the industrial action." from Angie Doll Southern's passenger services director
    Angie DollSouthern's passenger services director
  12. Shots fired in rural suburb

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A man's being questioned after shots were fired at a house in Ardingly.

    Police were called to Oaklands at 20:30 BST last night, and found the door of a property had been damaged.

    A 41-year-old man was arrested three hours later, and is still in custody.

    Oaklands, Ardingly
    Image caption: A man is being questioned after shots were fires in Oaklands
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    Video caption: Brothers Lee and Luke Payne speak out about Sarah's murder

    Brothers Lee and Luke Payne speak out for the first time about their sister's murder

  14. Full 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
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    Video caption: Reading bedtime stories while on duty

    A new app helps connect armed forces families by giving parents a chance to read stories while away from home.

  16. Millions of litres of sewage spills into sea

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    An investigation's underway after 17m litres of untreated sewage was pumped into the sea around Worthing and Lancing.

    Southern Water said it happened when a power cut at its East Worthing pumping station overrode the back-up generators.

    Worthing and Lancing beach

    The company said the waste was released 3km out to sea, in order to protect homes and businesses from flooding, with teams patrolling the beaches to check for debris or waste.

    Worthing and Lancing beach

    In 2012 Southern Water had to pay almost £200,000 in costs, after 40m litres of untreated sewage was released into the same stretch of sea.

    Southern Water treatment centre sign
    Quote Message: That's about enough sewage to fill seven Olympic-size swimming pools. Although it was discharged some way out to sea, I was first made aware of it by kite surfers. Whilst it may not have affected people bathing by the water's edge, it would have affected people who are out kite surfing." from Andrew Coleman Surfers Against Sewage
    Andrew ColemanSurfers Against Sewage
  17. This morning's Sussex newspaper headlines


    The Argus: Alfie Deyes pleas for his fans to stay away from the home he shares with Zoella

    Eastbourne Herald: Boy flown to hospital with ‘serious injury’ after collision

    Chichester Observer: Delays after vehicle fire on A27 Fishbourne roundabout

    Hastings Observer: Hastings was taken over by an armada of pirates on Sunday as thousands of people of all ages dressed up as buccaneers to take part in Pirate Day.

    Sussex Express: Flights using back-up runway as Gatwick disruption continues