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Summary

  1. Our live page updates for the day have now ended
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 1 August 2017

Live Reporting

By Bob Dale and Kathryn Langley

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's it for tonight

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Thank you for joining us today - we'll be back at 06:00 BST with more news, sport, travel and weather 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. #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.
  3. Man dies after sea rescue

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Police have confirmed a man has died in the sea off Seaford.

    Emergency services were called to the beach by a member of the public at about 17:00 BST.

    A 75-year-old man is believed to have been swimming before getting into difficulties.

    Terry Purcell sent us this video of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance landing near Seaford sailing club.

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    Video caption: Man dies in the sea off Seaford
  4. Teenager stabbed by gang

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A teenager's been stabbed in an attack by a gang in Crawley.

    It happened near the Pelham Drive roundabout, around 19:45 BST on 27 July, when the 17-year-old was attacked by six men.

    It's thought they used a small knife or screwdriver.

    Pelham Drive roundabout in Crawley
    Image caption: Pelham Drive roundabout in Crawley, the scene of the attack

    The youth was treated at the East Surrey Hospital, but wasn't badly injured.

  5. Some wet and windy conditions to come

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter, BBC South East

    It may be August but we're in for some blustery and wet weather over the next day or two.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: South East weather for Tuesday evening
  6. Man dies after sea rescue

    A man has died after a rescue operation was launched in the sea off Seaford this afternoon.

    Emergency services were called by a member of the public this afternoon.

    Sussex Police, the Coastguard and the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance was also called to the scene at about 17:00 BST.

    Sussex Police confirmed that a man died at the scene.

  7. RNLI launches campaign during 'deadliest' month

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    The RNLI is urging people to "respect the water" this summer as part of a drowning prevention campaign.

    The charity says more people die in UK waters in August than any other month.

    Seven men died in the sea at Camber last summer.

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    Video caption: RNLI launches campaign during 'deadliest' month
  8. Police and coastguard called to Seaford

    Sussex Police officers are currently in Seaford after a man was reported to be in difficulty in the sea.

    The emergency services were called by a member of the public this afternoon. The Coastguard and the Kent, Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance was also called to the scene at about 17:00 BST.

    We'll bring you more details when we have them.

  9. 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
  10. Murder conviction over missing Hastings man's death

    A man has been found guilty of murdering Karl Bunster, 37, from Hastings.

    Mr Bunster was last seen in Mann Street in the town on 17 December 2015 and his body has not been found.

    Ben Walton, 49, of Cowick Hill, Exeter, Devon was found guilty of murder and perverting the course of justice.

    Stacey McClymont, 29, of the same address was acquitted of murder but convicted of perverting the course of justice.

    Both will be sentenced at Croydon Crown Court on Wednesday.

    Karl Bunster
    Image caption: Karl Bunster was last seen in 2015
  11. Newport sign defender White on loan

    Ben White Brighton

    Newport County sign teenage defender Ben White on loan from Premier League new boys Brighton.

    Newport sign defender White on loan

    Ben White Brighton

    Newport County sign teenage defender Ben White on loan from Premier League new boys Brighton.

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  12. August begins brightly

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Weather

    Enjoy this afternoon's sunshine, as the clouds will be back tomorrow.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Kate Kinsella
  13. Consultation on Ikea store plans

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Ikea flags

    More than 1,200 letters are being sent out to invite people to have their say on plans for a new Ikea superstore and 600 homes in Lancing.

    Brighton and Hove Albion has submitted its proposal for a multi-million pound development at New Monks Farm.

    The application also includes the creation of a new roundabout on the A27, a 28-hectare country park, and a school and community hub.

  14. 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
  15. '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 tonight at 21:00 BST.

  16. 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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  17. #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