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  1. Our live coverage has ended for the day
  2. Updates on Friday 28 July 2017

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  1. The working week is at an end

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it for this week, thanks for taking the time to join us.

    We'll be back on Monday at 06:00 BST, bringing you all the news, sport, travel and weather right through until 22:00 BST.

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

    Have a great weekend.

  2. ICYMI: Humble beach hut gets modern makeover

    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
  3. People smuggling by air and water

    Migrants trying to cross the Channel are using increasingly sophisticated and desperate methods, with attempts foiled in the air and on the water.

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    Video caption: Migrants are using land and sea routes to try to get into Kent
  4. Book shines a light at the end of the tunnel

    Briohny Williams

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    "The Recovery Letters" is a collection of messages from people who've suffered with depression.

    The book, compiled by James Withey from Hove, aims to help those still going through dark times.

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    Video caption: Letters written by former mental health patients help others with depression
  5. ICYMI: New single-use syringe described as 'revolutionary'

    Mark Norman

    Health Correspondent, BBC South East

    A Sussex businessman has come up with a new way of delivering vaccines that could revolutionise healthcare across the world.

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    Video caption: New single-use syringe described a 'revolutionary'
  6. 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
  7. Raincoats required this weekend

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter, BBC South East

    Sunday will be nice, but Saturday afternoon's looking like a washout.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Rachel Mackley
  8. Two men sought over attack on shop doorman

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    These two men are being sought by police after a doorman was assaulted at a kebab shop in Brighton.

    Police image of two men

    Police were called to Istanbul Kebab in Pool Valley at about 01:15 BST on Sunday 2 July.

    The 39-year-old doorman had asked two customers to leave because of their behaviour.

    He was then attacked, suffering injuries to his face.

    Police image of two men

    Officers believe the two men in these photos are from Portsmouth in Hampshire.

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    Image caption: A glass counter was smashed during the incident
  9. Thinking of buying a dog? Be careful who you get it from

    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
  10. Detectives given more time to question man over stabbing

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Police have been given another 36 hours to question a 21-year-old man in connection with a fatal stabbing in St Leonards.

    A 37-year-old local man was found with serious injuries in Wishing Tree Road around 12:41 BST yesterday.

    He was pronounced dead at the scene, and detectives believe he'd driven himself from Clyde Road, where he'd been attacked.

    police investigate St Leonards stabbing
  11. 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
  12. Drug smuggling prison officers jailed

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    Two prison officers have been jailed after conspiring to smuggle drugs and mobile phones into Lewes prison.

    Ricky Bridger, of Heathfield, and Simon Taylor, from Littlehampton, hid the goods inside Pringles tubes and were sentenced at Lewes Crown Court earlier to 10 and eight years respectively.

    Prisoners Simon Khalil and Dorian Henry, the principal organisers amongst the inmates, pleaded guilty previously.

    They were both jailed for three years.

    Ricky Bridger and Simon Taylor
    Image caption: Ricky Bridger and Simon Taylor

    Cocker spaniel search dog Dougie sniffed out the contraband in April 2015.

    After the initial find of steroids and a SIM card, Bridger had his car searched.

    Inside was another Pringles tube containing over £4,000 of contraband including 7g of high purity cocaine, skunk cannabis, and a mobile phone and accessories.

  13. ICYMI: 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
  14. Brighton Pride set to be "biggest and best yet"

    Brighton Pride parade

    Sussex Police has released a statement ahead of next weekend's Brighton Pride.

    The force says it wants to reassure people attending, as well as local people and businesses, it's working with the organisers to make sure the event "remains safe".

    A number of armed officers will be in place across the city over the weekend.

    Quote Message: As always, we ask that the public demonstrates a certain level of personal responsibility including things like taking care of belongings, following personal safety advice and flagging any issues or suspicious behaviour to event staff or police.
    Quote Message: With Pride organisers, we want to promote an inclusive and enjoyable atmosphere for all. We look forward to seeing you there and wish you a fun Pride 2017." from Assistant Chief Constable Laurence Taylor
    Assistant Chief Constable Laurence Taylor
  15. Windy and wet for the rest of the day

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC Look East weather

    It's turning quite blustery and most of us will see some showers this afternoon and overnight.

    Here's the latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Lunchtime weather South East
  16. Men wanted after vicious attack involving saucepan

    After a late night attack that left two men seriously injured, Sussex Police is appealing for information.

    At 04:30 BST on Saturday 24 June, two St. Leonard’s men were attacked by a group of about six men while walking along Dorset Place in Hastings.

    The group of attackers used a baseball bat, a saucepan, and a piece of banister rail. One of the suspects has been described as a white male in his late 20s, with a large build and a beard.

    One of the victims was left with a broken arm, and the other with serious head injuries, as a result he had to spend several days in hospital.

  17. '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.