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  1. That's all for now

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Thank you for joining us today - we'll be back at 06:00 BST with more news, sport, weather and travel for the county.

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  2. Man guilty of raping teen boy in leisure centre

    Lizzie Massey

    BBC Live reporter

    A man has been convicted of raping a 14-year old boy in a leisure centre toilet.

    Nicholas Gully, 48, of Eley Crescent, Rottingdean, was convicted at Hove Crown Court of rape, and two counts of sexual assault.

    Nicholas Gully
    Image caption: Nicholas Gully

    Gully, who worked in Hove as a self-employed psychotherapist, launched the attack in a men's toilet cubicle at the King Alfred Leisure Centre in Hove on 29 January, while the boy was waiting for his mother.

    He was remanded in custody until sentencing on 6 September.

  3. It's looking sunny and warm on Tuesday

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter, BBC South East

    Make the most of the sunshine as it's not going to last.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: This evening's weather for the South East
  4. What was it like to come out as gay in 1976?

    Simon Fanshawe meets Tony Whitehead who faced a backlash from his employer after coming out as a homosexual in 1976.

    Back in 1976, the 22-year-old worked for British Home Stores who had a reputation as a family company.

    When Tony appeared in a TV documentary about 'coming out', it provoked a reaction from his employer which resulted in his resignation.

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    Video caption: The story of Tony Whitehead who came out as gay in a TV film in 1976

    In the film he was seen kissing another man at Brighton Station.

    On the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 which legalised male homosexuality, Tony reflects on 'coming out' in the 1970s.

    He also describes how his treatment provoked protests and demonstrations from gay rights activists across Britain.

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    Video caption: Hove MP calls for 'sex for rent' landlord prosecutions

    Hove MP Peter Kyle is calling for landlords who offer accommodation in exchange for sex to be prosecuted.

  6. Man sought in connection with Worthing thefts

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Detectives in Worthing investigating two shoplifting offences want to speak to the man shown in these CCTV images.

    CCTV image

    The thefts took place at Maplin Electronics in Chapel Road.

    Equipment worth a total of almost £470 was taken.

    Police say the same man was seen inside the shop on both occasions and they believe he may be able to help with their enquiry.

    CCTV
  7. Sex-for-rent deals illegal, says minister

    Lauren Moss

    BBC Live reporter

    An MP is calling for landlords who offer accommodation in exchange for sex to be prosecuted after the justice secretary told him such arrangements were already a criminal offence.

    A BBC South East investigation found that some landlords were targeting vulnerable young people with "sex for rent" deals.

    They argued there was no compulsion on people to respond to such adverts.

    But Justice Secretary David Lidington has revealed that such offers may breach the Sexual Offences Act.

    Landlords that BBC South East spoke to in April said they did not believe they were breaking the law, one describing the deals as a "sex with benefits" arrangement, another as a "win-win situation".

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    Video caption: Our video from April

    But Hove MP Peter Kyle pledged to force website operators to ban "exploitative" adverts.

    He took the case to the Ministry of Justice and has now been told by Mr Lidington that "such acts/arrangements are already a criminal offence in England and Wales by virtue of the Sexual Offences Act 2003".

    Mr Lidington said in a letter: "Taken together, these [provisions] essentially mean that an offence is committed when a person offers accommodation in return for sex, as they are inciting/causing another person to have sex with them in return for 'payment'."

    A woman in bed crying

    Adverts seen by BBC South East included one posted by a Maidstone man asking for a woman to move in and pretend to be his girlfriend, another publicising a double room available in Rochester in exchange for "services" and one in Brighton targeting younger men.

    Tenants told the BBC they feared they would lose their accommodation if they did not comply with requests for sex.

    But Mr Lidington's letter suggests police already have the weapons to take action against landlords imposing such demands on tenants and says the offence carries a prison sentence of up to seven years.

    Mr Kyle said: "This is an incredibly significant moment, and it's going to protect vulnerable people enormously.

    "Right now there are people out there advertising accommodation in return for sex. I want to see them prosecuted; I want to see them go through the courts process; I want to see them convicted, and I want to see them go to jail."

    Balbir Chatrik, director of policy at Centrepoint homeless charity, said: "These landlords need to know this is not acceptable and they need to feel the full force of the law if they resort to these kind of adverts."

  8. Project to help protect future of bees

    Almost £1m of lottery funding is being spent on helping protect endangered bumblebees.

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    Video caption: Kent project to help protect future of bees
  9. PC sacked by Sussex Police

    A police officer has been sacked for gross misconduct after he failed to turn up for work while already under investigation.

    PC Alex Rush, 38, based at Brighton, was subject to a gross misconduct investigation after an allegation of assault was made against him in January.

    He notified Sussex Police of his intention to resign on 23 May, but was told that he was not allowed to do so under Regulation 10A of the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012.

    Brighton police station

    He wrote to the force announcing that it was still his intention to resign on 19 June after a 28 day notice period.

    As a result, he was told that this could constitute gross misconduct and was subsequently summoned to a public gross misconduct hearing at Sussex Police HQ in Lewes on Friday.

    He did not attend and Inspector Matt Webb, chairman of the Sussex Police Federation, who was representing him, said that PC Rush had taken a "pragmatic view" and had admitted to the allegation.

    PC Rush was dismissed with immediate effect.

  10. 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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  11. 'My eye socket was completely shattered, I had haemorrhages in both eyes'

    On the 50th anniversary of the partial legalisation of homosexuality, is it safe to be gay now?

    Victims of recent homophobic violence describe their horrific experiences.

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    Video caption: Fifty years after homosexuality was legalised, is it safe to be gay?

    'Is it safe to be gay in the UK?' is on BBC2 on Tuesday 1 August at 21:00 BST.

  12. 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.
  13. Sunshine after the rain

    Owain Wyn Evans

    BBC weather

    After the weekend's washout, we're having a couple of dry days.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather
  14. What is Japanese knotweed?

    Scientists are using a field in Robertsbridge to carry out an experiment to try and get rid of one of Britain's most invasive plants.

    But what is Japanese knotweed and why is it such a problem?

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

    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.
  16. 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