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  1. Updates on Thursday 10 August 2017

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  1. That's all folks

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    We're off home for the night so we can be back bright and early at 06:00 BST to bring you all the latest news, travel, weather and sport for the county.

    Is there anything you'd like to tell us about?

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

  2. Milly Dowler killer linked to brutal Sussex assault

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The victim of a brutal assault in East Sussex is calling on the police to reopen her case after discovering it's been linked to the killer of Milly Dowler.

    Nobody has ever been brought to justice for the attack on Sarah Spurrell.

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    Video caption: Milly Dowler killer linked to brutal Sussex assault
  3. #ICYMI: 'I live with the guilt of a man's death'

    Jailed for being homosexual, Keith Biddlecombe talks about how it changed his life.

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    Video caption: Jailed for being homosexual, Keith Biddlecombe talks about how it changed his life
  4. Brighton and Hove's Summer of Love

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    About 300,000 people are estimated to have gathered in Brighton this weekend to celebrate Brighton Pride.

    This year's event was themed Summer of Love to mark 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.

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    Video caption: Crowds gather for Brighton Pride celebrations
  5. Brighton boss: 'Whatever happens, give everything on the pitch'

    Johnny Cantor

    BBC Sussex commentator

    Brighton and Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton has given his first press conference ahead of the team's maiden Premier League season.

    The Seagulls host Manchester City at 17:30 BST on Saturday.

    I asked him what his final message to his players would be.

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    Video caption: Brighton boss: 'Whatever happens, give everything on the pitch'
  6. 'Catherine's so kind, it breaks my heart'

    Chrissie Reidy

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    An Eastbourne hotelier got to know a homeless man sleeping outside her hotel, and now she's helping him make a fresh start.

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    Video caption: An Eastbourne hotelier gives a homeless man a fresh start
  7. Drugs believed to be crystal meth seized

    Sue Nicholson

    BBC News

    Five men have been arrested after police made several seizures of the drug believed to be crystal meth in Brighton and Hove during the last week.

    About £1,000 worth of the drug, along with items associated with its process, was seized during a warrant at Cobblers Thumb in New England Road, Brighton, last Thursday night.

    Sussex Police said chemicals and substances were also recovered from an address in Pullman Hall, New England Street, Brighton.

    On Monday, quantities of what is believed to be crystal meth, GBL and cannabis were recovered from an address in Denis Hobden Close in Brighton.

  8. Union claims Tube staffing 'crisis' after hurt passenger waited 30 minutes for aid

    A rail union has warned of a "growing crisis" of unstaffed London Underground stations after two incidents were revealed of passengers being injured and having to wait for help.

    The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said it defied belief that Tube stations were being left unstaffed, adding that they should be closed if employees are not available.

    The union gave details of two incidents, including one at Ickenham on 3 August when a member of the public fell down stairs and lay unconscious for over 30 minutes.

    The union said it was "pure luck" that he was spotted by a Tube driver, with staff having to be called from other stations - leaving them unstaffed.

    London Underground network operations director Nigel Holness said: "Safety is our top priority and fortunately these types of incidents are rare.

    "Following a review of staffing levels we are now in the process of putting 325 additional new staff members in our stations."

  9. Man named after Shoreham fishing boat sinking

    A man who died after a boat sank off Shoreham has been named as Traiam Dumitrache.

    The 50-year-old Romanian national from London was one of four men in a small boat which sank in the early hours of Sunday morning.

    One crew member was rescued after clinging on to a buoy for several hours. Two others are still missing.

    The boat was believed to have collided with the scallop dredger Vertrouwen, bound for Grimsby.

    Traiam Dumitrache
  10. Part-time soldiers put new skills into action

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Part-time soldiers from Kent, Sussex and Surrey have spent two weeks training alongside the US military in Michigan

    The reserve battalion of the Princess of Wales's Royal regiment have been taking part in an exercise designed to get NATO forces practicing working alongside each other.

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    Video caption: Part-time soldiers put new skills into action
  11. BreakingDrowned sailor identified.

    The man who died when a boat sank off Shoreham on Sunday is named as Traiam Dumitrache - a 50-year-old Romanian national from London.

    Traiam Dumitrache
  12. Amber Rudd targeted by email hoax

    Home Secretary and MP for Hastings and Rye Amber Rudd has been tricked into a brief email exchange with a prankster who impersonated the PM's new communications chief Robbie Gibb.

    The hoaxer, who has previously fooled White House officials, managed to communicate with the minister before she spotted the windup.

    According to The Guardian, he emailed her using her publicly-available contact details and she replied from her private email address.

    The Home Office played down the trick.

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    Amber Rudd
  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A24 West Sussex northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A24 West Sussex northbound severe disruption, between B2237 Warnham Road and A264.

    A24 West Sussex - A24 in Broadbridge Heath closed and queuing traffic northbound between Robin Hood Roundabout and Great Daux Roundabout, because of an oil spillage. Congestion to Broadbridge Heath Roundabout.

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

  14. Drying up as we head through the afternoon

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Tomorrow is looking dry and bright too.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Lunchtime weather for the South East
  15. High expectations of trust as improvements begin

    Mark Norman

    Health Correspondent, BBC South East

    Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust's Care Quality Commission rating has been revised from "inadequate" to "requires improvement".

    It’s an interesting report from the CQC.

    They are very keen to point out the work the staff (as opposed to the board) have done to improve things at the trust.

    Immediately prior to the inspection in April managers from the Western Sussex Hospitals trust had taken over Brighton and Haywards Heath. In other words they had not had time to influence improvements.

    The lack of consistent leadership will have slowed the pace of change and improvement at the trust and that is highlighted by the fact that there are still a huge number of issues for that new management team to address.

    There will now be high expectations of the new chief executive and her management team to address those issues and build on the improvements already seen.