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    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    We've made it to the end of another night, and the weekend is looming.

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

  2. 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
  3. Meet Jane Austen superfan Zack

    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 Pinsent 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
  4. New head coach for Albion women's team

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Brighton & Hove Albion have appointed former England women's national team coach Hope Powell as the club’s new women’s first-team manager.

    Hope Powell

    She arrives at the club having spent 15 years in charge of England. She also managed the Great Britain Olympic Women’s team in 2012.

    Powell said: "I am delighted to be back in management at a club that has so much ambition with an amazing infrastructure both on and off the pitch."

    Full story here.

  5. Rain, rain go away

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter

    We've got a bit more soggy weather ahead, but the sunshine will soon make a return.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Rachel Mackley has the latest weather forecast for the South East.
  6. Hove MP presents bill to lower voting age

    The Labour MP for Hove has proposed a change in the law to lower the voting age to 16.

    Peter Kyle says younger people are being forced to sit on the sidelines while decisions are made about their future.

    His Private Members' Bill, presented in the Commons today, is also calling for all young people to be automatically added to the electoral register.

    Peter Kyle
  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. Brighton's pride in revamped shelter

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    One of Brighton's art deco bus shelters has been transformed for the city's Pride.

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    Video caption: One of Brighton's art deco bus shelters has been transformed for the city's Pride.
  9. '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
  10. 'By the time we were there, she was gone'

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

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    Video caption: Brothers Lee and Luke Payne speak out about Sarah's murder
  11. Calm after the storm?

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Weather

    After a stormy night, the humidity continues.

    Showers moving in tomorrow will see put to that, but you might need to wave goodbye to those warm temperatures too.

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    Video caption: BBC South East Today Weather
  12. 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
  13. A27 scheme: significant, or a 'damp squib'?

    Ben Weisz

    Political reporter, BBC Sussex

    The plans are out. Well, the plan. Just one option is being put to the public by Highways England, who have up to £100m to spend upgrading the A27 at Worthing and Lancing. And they want residents' comments.

    Map of the a27 in Worthing showing which junctions are to be improved

    Junctions widened or replaced. Some sections are to be dualled. And pedestrian and cycle access is to be improved, though the full details for that aren't out yet.

    But there's no flyovers, no bypasses or diversions - and the lights remain at Grove Lodge roundabout.

    Highways England told me the improvements would be "significant", and this was the best option given the budget available.

    But that's an important caveat - because Highways England's report says they discounted some options, including flyovers, which might have been effective, but cost too much.

    Now local MPs Tim Loughton and Sir Peter Bottomley want the Government to make more money available. They say the plans are a "damp squib" and bigger thinking is needed. They've already met Chris Grayling - and will be lobbying hard.

    The danger is that, as happened at Chichester earlier this year, too much dissent could be interpreted as a divided community not ready for improvement. Chris Grayling has already shown he's willing to scrap schemes. There are very few in Worthing who think nothing at all should be done to the A27- but that's a risk, without consensus.

  14. Woman to be charged over Debbie Masters' death

    Naomi Oxley from St Leonards has been summonsed to appear in court over the death of Debbie Masters who died after a car ploughed into her as she walked with her family.

    Mrs Masters, a 37-year-old mother of three, died in hospital after the crash in Battle on 19 March.

    Ms Oxley will be charged with causing death by dangerous driving and also causing serious injury to Mrs Masters' husband, Ian Masters.

    She is due to appear at Hastings Magistrate's Court on 16 August where she will be formally charged, Sussex Police said.

    Debbie Masters
    Image caption: Debbie Masters was described as "a loving wife and mother"
  15. Stunning light displays

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    Stunning displays of lightning as the storm moved across Sussex last night.

    Lightning in Eastbourne
    Image caption: Worthing
    Image caption: Charlotte McCulloch
    Image caption: Southwater
    Image caption: Eastbourne
    Image caption: Lewes
    Image caption: Hastings
  16. '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
  17. Brighton electrified

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    The skies in Brighton were electrified.

    Lightning in Brighton
    Lightning in Brighton
    Lightning in Brighton