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  2. Updates on Friday 25 August 2017

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Britos challenge

Kris Holland

BBC Sport

Brighton claimed their first ever Premier League point despite failing to break down 10-man Watford at Vicarage Road.

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'Animals for sale are an easy thing to do'

Chrissie Reidy

Reporter, BBC South East Today

A cruel trade in exotic pets is threatening the very existence of the orangutan, but an Uckfield charity is doing all it can to save these creatures from extinction.

Six London rail terminals closed or disrupted over weekend

Major disruption on the railways will peak this weekend, with key stations in London, and services to and from Wales and the north of England due to be heavily affected by engineering work.

Up to 17,000 Network Rail staff will be working on a major scheme of engineering works across the Bank Holiday.

There will be no trains to London on the West Coast Mainline on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August, and Euston Station will close entirely.

"Significant maintenance work" will also be carried out between Watford Junction and Euston at the same time.

London Waterloo has already seen some of the worst problems in August, with fewer trains running from Saturday 5. Work will continue until Monday 28, as part of a £800m project to increase capacity at the station.

Rikki Clarke has rejoined his first county Surrey, from Warwickshire

With the 2017 county season here, keep up to date with the latest signings, departures and rumours ahead of next season.

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Missing Charlie Crookes could be in Brighton

Charlie Crookes
Sussex Police

A 16-year-old boy missing from Devon has been seen in Brighton and police believe he may still be in the city.

Charlie Crookes was last seen near Exeter at 08:30 BST on Wednesday 23 August.

He had previously been seen at a nearby railway station asking for money for a train fare.

He was seen at a relative's address in Brighton at 23:30 BST, where he borrowed some money and said that he would be back, but did not return.

Anyone who knows of his whereabouts or has seen him is asked to report online or call 101 quoting serial 378 of 24/08.

Raphael Dwamena

Brighton pull out of a deal to sign Raphael Dwamena from FC Zurich after the striker fails a medical.

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Stopping the party getting started

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

With the bank holiday weekend here, Sussex Police want your help to stop illegal raves.

Take a look at the bank holiday weather forecast

Update: Man knocked over and killed by police has been named

Scene of Brighton police car crash
Eddie Mitchell

A man who was knocked over and killed by a police car responding to an emergency call in Brighton has been named as 79-year-old David Ormesher from Poole in Dorset.

The car struck Mr Ormesher in Devonshire Place, Kemptown, at 00:50 BST. He died at the scene.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is appealing for witnesses to come forward.

IPCC investigators attended the scene in the early hours and are looking for CCTV.

The IPCC says the marked police vehicle was responding to an emergency call at the time of the collision.

The IPCC is looking into whether the police car was operating with lights and sirens activated and the speed of the vehicle is also subject to investigation.

Vietnamese student missing from Chichester

Tian Anh Tran
Sussex Police

Vietnamese student Tian Anh Tran has gone missing from the host family home he was staying at in Chichester.

Tian, 16, arrived in the UK on 21 July on a student visa and was studying at Chichester College.

He is described as reliable, punctual and hard-working.

However, he left college at 12:30 BST on Tuesday (22 August) and hasn't been seen since.

He had expressed a wish to stay in the UK, but he has no money, speaks very little English and because of his age, there are concerns for his welfare.

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1067 of 22/08.

Man dies in Brighton police 999 call car crash

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A pedestrian has been knocked over and killed by a police car responding to an emergency call in Brighton.

Read the full story here.

A man's been killed by a police car in Brighton

Concern for teenager missing from Shoreham

Harry Matthews
Sussex Police

Police and family are becoming increasingly concerned for 16-year old Harry Matthews from Shoreham, who has not been seen since he left home in Old Shoreham Road after a family disagreement on Tuesday 15 August.

He was last seen wearing a white Lacoste T-shirt, and a black jacket with large white words on the back.

It is possible that he has since changed into a black Hugo Boss T-shirt. He did not take any other clothing with him.

Harry hasn’t been in contact with his family and he is not responding to texts or his social media sites.

Anyone who sees Harry or who has any information should contact Sussex Police online or via 101, quoting serial 1103 of 15/08.

Ibrahim Meite

Crawley Town sign striker Ibrahim Meite from Championship leaders Cardiff City on loan until January.

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Severe disruption: M23 West Sussex southbound

BBC News Travel

M23 West Sussex southbound severe disruption, between J10a for B2036 Balcombe Road and J11 for A23.

M23 West Sussex - One lane closed and slow traffic on M23 southbound between J10a B2036 Balcombe Road and J11, A23 (Pease Pottage), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Great spotted woodpecker

Utility company UK Power Network is using a wood filler containing a scent that repels the birds.

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What has the weather got in store this bank holiday?

Elizabeth Rizzini

Weather presenter

Well it's looking lovely and warm for the most part.

Here's my latest forecast.

IPCC to investigate fatal 999 crash

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Two police cars
Daniel Moon

Sussex Police has confirmed the Independent Police Complaints Commission will investigate a collision involving a police car in which an elderly man died.

Officers were responding to an emergency call in the early hours of this morning when their car hit and killed the man.

This is a tragic incident where a pedestrian was hit in Devonshire Place, Kemptown, by a police car responding to an emergency. The collision happened at about 00:50 BST and the officers immediately called for assistance and performed first aid, but sadly the man died.

The officers involved are understandably extremely distraught. We have spoken with the family to whom I offer my deepest sympathies for this tragic incident. The IPCC is carrying out an independent investigation, which we will fully support."

Supt Paul BettsSussex Police

Police concern for missing Gillian

Gillian Affleck
Sussex Police

Police are worried about Gillian Affleck who's gone missing from home in Brighton.

The 50-year-old was last seen yesterday.

Officers say she was wearing a thin blue or grey top, a grey waterproof jacket, brown ankle boots and a knitted grey scarf.

Severe disruption: A286 West Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

A286 West Sussex both ways severe disruption, between A272 Rumbolds Hill and Bex Lane.

A286 West Sussex - A286 Bepton Road in Midhurst closed and slow traffic in both directions between the A272 Rumbolds Hill junction and the Bex Lane junction, because of a fallen tree.

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

Footage shows death of biker

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Footage of a fatal accident, shot by a motorcyclist who died, has been released by Sussex Police in a hard-hitting road safety message.

The victim was an experienced rider who had enjoyed numerous outings with fellow bikers prior to this incident. He and his friends were all wearing the appropriate clothing and safety equipment, and no one anticipated that this ride would be his last.'

Sergeant Phil BadmanSurrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit

Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

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The Argus: Our beach one of the happiest spots

Eastbourne Herald: Popular landmark is back

Sussex Express: Level crossing failure blocks A275

Hastings Observer: Popular classic car show is back

Brighton and Hove Independent: Fresh appeal by police over Brighton attempted rape

ICYMI: Warnings over crystal meth

Police are warning of a surge in crystal meth being found on the streets of Brighton and Hove.

Officers say the drug is much more widely available than usual.

Would you send your kids to school on this bus?

Paul Clifton

Transport correspondent, BBC South Today

A school minibus has been filmed ignoring warning lights at a West Sussex level crossing.

New cameras at the crossing near Yapton have caught 150 drivers jumping the red lights in two months.

Police hunt attempted rapist one year on

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

This man is being sought by police in connection with an attempted rape in Brighton.

CCTV image of a man
Sussex Police

It happened in Auckland Drive, Bevendean, just over a year ago.

A man followed a 20-year-old woman before jumping on her. He ran off when she screamed.

Officers released this image at the time but nobody came forward with information.

The case was featured on last night's episode of ITV's The Brighton Police and they're hoping it will jog someone's memory.

Have attitudes toward disabled people changed?

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

The charity, Scope, says there's been no change in the way people with disabilities are treated since the Paralympic Games in London five years ago.

What's your experience?

Join the conversation on BBC Sussex from 09:00 BST by calling 03459 570057.

Severe disruption: A275 East Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

A275 East Sussex both ways severe disruption, between Beechwood Lane and Hamsey Lane.

A275 East Sussex - A275 in Cooksbridge blocked and slow traffic in both directions between the Beechwood Lane junction and the Hamsey Lane junction, because of a level crossing failure.

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

Rail passengers warned of major disruption

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Passengers across the South East are being warned of major disruption on trains this bank holiday weekend and into next week because of engineering work.

From tomorrow until next Saturday there will be no Southeastern trains running to or from Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge.

Southeastern has put out this tweet explaining how its services will change:

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This weekend there will also be a reduced Southern rail service to and from London Bridge.

'It's a challenge to break even'

Tom Darby

BBC Live reporter

The summer's been a washout, and local businesses are paying for it.

Warm and sunny today

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Look East weather

And the bank holiday weekend weather is looking mostly dry with some sunshine too.

Here's my latest forecast.

It's Friday!

And what a beautiful way to start the day with this picture of Beachy Head by Kristie Heath - it's our #PhotoOfTheDay.

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Kristie Heath

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