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  1. That's all folks

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    That's all from the team for another busy week. Have a wonderful weekend.

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

    Remember you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

  2. 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.

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    Video caption: Reading bedtime stories while on duty
  3. Missing: Have you seen Ulla?

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    There's growing concern for a Afghani teenager, who's been missing for a week.

    The last confirmed sighting of Ulla Farhid Hamid, who's 13, was on 13 July, but he may have been in Seaford the following day.

    He's five feet one tall and was wearing grey jogging bottoms and t-shirt, and socks with sandals.

    Ulla Hamid
    Quote Message: We are concerned about Ulla due to his age. He speaks Pashti and could have used a train or a bus in the local area. We want to hear from anyone who may have seen Ulla or has any information about him.' from Sergeant Lynda Lynch Sussex Police
    Sergeant Lynda LynchSussex Police
  4. '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.

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    Video caption: Beth Moran from Sussex is the youngest woman to fly with the US Air Force Thunderbirds
  5. 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
  6. Powell 'itching' to return to coaching

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    Video caption: Hope Powell: Brighton & Hove Albion Women's boss 'itching' to return to coaching

    New Brighton & Hope Albion Women's boss Hope Powell tells BBC Sussex that she had an "itch" to return to coaching before landing her new role.

  7. Unsettled for the weekend

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter, BBC South East

    There's showers around for the weekend, but also some sunshine.

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    Video caption: Rachel weather 1830
  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. Southern talks: 'I hope today’s meeting paves the way for the reopening of negotiations'

    Quote Message: I was happy to meet with the RMT and re-iterate the offer of long-term commitments to staff who work in the rail industry. We want more people helping passengers on our trains, not fewer. I want staff to receive the right training, but above all passengers must receive the high quality services they deserve. I hope today’s meeting paves the way for the reopening of negotiations between the union and Southern so we can sort out this situation and get services back to normal. from Chris Grayling MP Transport Secretary
    Chris Grayling MPTransport Secretary
    Chris Grayling MP
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    Severe accident: A27 West Sussex westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A27 West Sussex westbound severe accident, between A283 Steyning Road and A2025 Grinstead Lane affecting A270 Upper Shoreham Road.

    A27 West Sussex - Very slow traffic on A27 Shoreham By-Pass westbound in Lancing between Steyning turn off and Lancing Roundabout, because of an accident involving four vehicles earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to Southwick junction.

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

  11. Southern meeting: 'Full and frank exchange'

    Quote Message: The RMT union has met with the Transport Secretary this afternoon and we have had a full and frank exchange of views and the Secretary of State has now had an opportunity to get a clear understanding of RMT's position on Southern Rail and the broader issue of how the extension of DOO (Driver-Only Operated) impacts nationally on other rail franchises.
    Quote Message: RMT will supply Mr Grayling with a cop‎y of the union's clear and viable proposals for resolving the Southern dispute and the Secretary of State has agreed to meet us again‎. We will also be seeking further meetings with Southern and the other train companies as we seek to move forwards in the interests of safe and accessible rail services for all. Finally the Secretary of state agreed that we would also have further discussions regarding our concerns in respect of of the loss of skilled rail jobs as a result of the scaling back of Network Rail's renewals programme. from Mick Cash General Secretary, RMT
    Mick CashGeneral Secretary, RMT
  12. 'By the time we were there, she was gone'

    Brothers 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
  13. Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

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    The Argus: Job losses at drugs firm are ‘devastating’

    Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne celebrates diversity with Mardi Gras-style Pride party

    Hastings Observer: VC hero Claude gets blue plaque

    Worthing Herald: Tributes paid to veteran Worthing councillor

    Chichester Observer: Chichester man talks of earthquake terror

    Sussex Express: Problem posts are cut down to size

  14. The South East's inadequate CCGs: Analysis by our health correspondent

    Mark Norman

    Health Correspondent, BBC South East

    Clinical Commissioning Groups are a bit like the engine room of the NHS

    If we regularly criticise hospital A&E departments and ambulance service response times then we also need to look at the performance of commissioners.

    Five out of the 14 CCG's in the South East are rated Inadequate and placed into special measures.

    It means they will have to show improvement over a short period of time in at least one of the areas of leadership, financial management and quality. They will receive support from NHS England, however they are keen to point out that it does not mean there have been failings in quality and safety.

    And is there hope for the future? There is. Medway and Brighton CCG's have gone the other way - previously rated inadequate both are now rated Good.

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    Severe accident: A27 West Sussex both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A27 West Sussex both ways severe accident, between B2144 Shopwhyke Road and A259 Bognor Road affecting B2145 Whyke Road.

    A27 West Sussex - A27 Chichester Bypass in Chichester closed and queuing traffic in both directions between Oving Crossroads and Bognor Road Roundabout, because of an accident involving car and motorbike. Congestion to Whyke Roundabout.

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

  16. Bikers run off road by armed gang

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Two motorcyclists have been forced off the road and threatened by a group of armed men, leaving one with serious injuries.

    The victims were a 49-year-old Chichester man, riding a Triumph, and a 21-year-old man from Barnham, who was on a Harley Davidson.

    As they rode along the A27 between Littlehampton and Fontwell, they were overtaken by a silver vehicle.

    A dark-coloured car behind it deliberately knocked the Triumph rider off his bike, while the silver vehicle, which is described as a seven-seater, swerved towards the Harley Davidson.

    He was then followed to the War Memorial roundabout at Eastergate, where he was also run off the road, when three men in the car threatened him with hammers and a wrench.

    War Memorial roundabout, Eastergate
    Image caption: War Memorial roundabout, Eastergate

    The Harley Davidson rider was uninjured, but the Triumph rider suffered injuries to his arms, ribs, a lung and a foot.

    The attackers are described as in their thirties, wearing dark clothes, and may have escaped in a van.

    Quote Message: These incidents are being investigated as serious assaults and the outcome for both riders could have been much worse given the circumstances. It is not clear why these men were attacked.' from Detective Constable Jo French Sussex Police
    Detective Constable Jo FrenchSussex Police
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    Severe accident: A259 West Sussex both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A259 West Sussex both ways severe accident, between A283 High Street and New Salts Farm Road affecting Eastern Avenue.

    A259 West Sussex - A259 Brighton Road in Portslade-By-Sea closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Bridge Inn roundabout and the New Salts Farm Road junction, because of an accident involving two cars. Congestion to the Eastern Avenue junction and on A27 Shoreham By-Pass to Steyning turn off.

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

  18. How crowded are our skies?

    Air traffic controllers are warning that UK skies are running out of room amid a record number of flights.

    The National Air Traffic Control Service (Nats) says today is likely to be the busiest day of the year, with air traffic controllers expecting to handle more than 8,800 flights - a record number.

    We thought it was a good reason to dig out this video from 2015 illustrating flights coming in and out of airports in south-east England.

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    Video caption: Hampshire based air traffic controllers are warning that UK skies are running out of room
  19. '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