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  1. Our live coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates on Thursday 27 July 2017

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  1. It's nearly Friday

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it for Thursday, thanks for spending time with us today.

    We'll be back from 06:00 BST tomorrow to help you through Friday, all the way to 22:00 BST.

    You can get in touch with us on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

  2. 'An absolute insult', says severely disabled man forced to prove his illness

    A terminally ill man has been forced to fill out a lengthy form to prove his disability - even though the authorities have been aware of his illness for the last 12 years.

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    Video caption: Terminally ill man told to prove his disability even though authorities were aware of it.
  3. ICYMI: Loud and proud

    Here's Brighton Gay Men's Chorus celebrating half a century since a very significant change to the law.

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    Video caption: Brighton Gay Men's Chorus celebrate 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalised.
  4. Tall teen off to shoot hoops in USA

    A 15-year-old from Hove has been given a scholarship to play basketball in America.

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    Video caption: Sussex teen gets basketball scholarship in USA
  5. ICYMI: 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
  6. It's getting wet, wet, wet

    Nina Ridge

    BBC Weather

    I'd suggest your weekend plans include something indoors for Saturday.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Nina Ridge
  7. 'He'd been shot seven times...four 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
  8. Cash boost for East Sussex arts

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Almost £12m is being given to arts projects in East Sussex over the next four years.

    Arts Council England is investing the money to support school visits to the opera and visual arts.

    The spiral staircase at Bexhill's De La Warr Pavilion
    Image caption: The spiral staircase at Bexhill's De La Warr Pavilion

    Seven venues, including the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne and Hastings-based Project Art Works are among the recipients.

  9. 'Opportunities missed' to stop radicalisation of two Sussex teenagers

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Police and child protection workers missed opportunities to prevent the radicalisation of two Sussex teenagers killed in Syria, according to a serious case review

    Abdullah Deghayes, 18, and his 17-year-old brother Jaffar died in 2014, after leaving home in Brighton to fight for a group affiliated to Al Qaeda.

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    Video caption: Opportunities missed to prevent the radicalisation of Sussex teenagers killed in Syria.
  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A259 East Sussex both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A259 East Sussex both ways severe accident, between B2103 Warren Hill and Gilberts Drive.

    A259 East Sussex - A259 East Dean Road in East Dean closed in both directions between the B2103 Warren Hill junction and the Gilberts Drive junction, because of an accident.

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

  11. Sunny afternoon

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC Look East weather

    The cloud's lifting to give us a nice afternoon.

    Here's my forecast forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Elizabeth Rizzini
  12. Man stabbed to death

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A man's died after being stabbed in St Leonards.

    Police were called to Clyde Road at 12:41 BST.

    A 37-year-old man was found with serious injuries in Wishing Tree Road.

    Police at murder scene in St Leonards

    Paramedics tried to save him, but he was declared dead at the scene.

    A section of the road has been sealed off while the investigation is carried out.

    Police investigate stabbing in St Leonards

    A 21-year-old man from London has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

    Police investigate stabbing in St Leonards
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    Severe congestion: A24 West Sussex southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A24 West Sussex southbound severe congestion, between A280 Long Furlong and A24 Warren Road.

    A24 West Sussex - Very slow traffic on A24 Findon By-Pass southbound in Findon between Findon Roundabout and Offington Corner.

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

  14. Humble beach hut gets modern makeover

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Eastbourne's got a new beach hut... but how it looks might surprise you.

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    Video caption: Humble beach hut gets modern makeover
  15. All aboard! Southern train tops overcrowding list

    Tom Darby

    BBC Live reporter

    The country's most overcrowded train is a Southern service running through Sussex and into London, new figures reveal.

    The 07:16 service from East Grinstead to London Bridge typically squeezes 1,366 people into a dozen carriages designed for 640.

    The Department for Transport, which released these figures, said additional carriages cannot be added to the train but when the Thameslink Programme is completed next year there will be extra services on routes south of London to boost capacity.

    Southern train

    It's not the only local service to face overcrowding, the 06:57 Brighton to Bedford and 16:26 Bedford to Brighton trains both feature in the list of the 10 busiest trains in England and Wales.

    The figures relate to standard class passengers on weekday services in autumn last year. The average proportion of passengers carried in excess of capacity on peak services in major cities was 3.8%.

    Quote Message: People are rightly angry that they pay more in fares year after year, but never get a seat, and have to stand crammed into someone else's armpit. With such high levels of overcrowding, the Government cannot expect people to pay for yet another fares hike in January." from Lianna Etkind Campaign for Better Transport
    Lianna EtkindCampaign for Better Transport
  16. What's in today's Sussex newspapers?

    Newspaper

    The Argus: 1,000 jobs go unfilled as bosses struggle to fill positions

    West Sussex County Times: Park redevelopment plans halted after public outcry

    Chichester Observer: Three caravans and 'loads of rubbish' remain on Chichester field

    Sussex Express: Train timetable consultation ends today

    Mid Sussex Times: 'A lunch break search left me open to identity fraud - and you could be vulnerable too'

    Eastbourne Herald: Fire in Eastbourne sparks investigation

  17. Bexhill teenager loses half her body weight

    A teenager from Bexhill who was warned she could face weight loss surgery if she didn't slim down has managed to lose nine and a half stone naturally.

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    Video caption: Bexhill teenager loses half her body weight