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Summary

  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Live updates on Friday 4 August

Live Reporting

By Bob Dale and Kathryn Langley

All times stated are UK

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  1. The end of another week

    Tom Darby

    BBC Live reporter

    Thanks very much for joining us this week.

    We're going home for the weekend, but we'll be back on Monday from 06:00 BST with more of the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

    Enjoy your weekend.

  2. 12-year-old fronts charity campaign

    Tom Darby

    BBC Live reporter

    Sophie, from Seaford, has a rare genetic condition. Now she's the face of a national charity campaign.

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    Video caption: Sophie, from Seaford, has a rare genetic condition
  3. VR brightens up dementia patients' lives

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Virtual reality has been gaining in popularity amongst the gaming community, but in Horsham it's being put to an unexpected use: helping people with dementia.

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    Video caption: VR brightens up Sussex dementia patients' lives
  4. Heart surgery at 24 – the remarkable story of a Premier League footballer's return

    Brighton defender Connor Goldson is preparing to play Premier League football after a remarkable recovery from heart surgery.

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    Video caption: Heart surgery at 24 – the remarkable story of a Premier League footballer’s return
  5. A mixed bag of weather this weekend

    Nina Ridge

    BBC Weather

    We're in for a wet Saturday but things are looking dry and brighter on Sunday.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: The weather for the South East
  6. Seaford death: Man identified

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    A man who died in the sea off Seaford earlier this week has now been provisionally identified, according to Sussex Police.

    He's thought to be a man in his early 80s from Brighton.

    The man was found unconscious at the water's edge just after 16:00 BST on Tuesday.

    He was given medical treatment by paramedics from the air ambulance but they couldn't revive him.

    A post mortem examination has confirmed he drowned.

  7. Brighton Pride: 'The message is so important'

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Preparations are well under way for this weekend's Brighton Pride.

    The festival attracts an estimated 300,000 people to the city over the three days.

    One of the big artists performing this year is Rozalla.

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    Video caption: Brighton Pride: 'The message is so important'
  8. #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.
  9. 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
  10. Investigation after rape of teenage girl in Hastings

    Detectives in Hastings are investigating the rape of a 13-year-old girl in the town.

    It's reported to have happened last Saturday evening.

    Police say the teenager was attacked by a man she met in Alexandra Park.

    They're asking anyone who was near the park or in the St Helen's Road area to get in touch.

    Officers say they're supporting the victim and her family.

  11. A year of ups and downs

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A happy first birthday to the Brighton i360.

    And it's been an eventful 12 months.

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    Video caption: It's a year to the day since the Brighton i360 opened
  12. Enjoy the sunshine

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC weather

    A very summery afternoon's in store.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: The weather with Elizabeth Rizzini
  13. BreakingSouth East Coast Ambulance Service report shows bullying culture

    BBC graphic

    A damning report into an ambulance trust has revealed a culture of bullying and harassment with concerns over "toxic" atmospheres, sexual grooming and a fear of speaking out.

    When bullying claims at South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb) emerged in February the trust commissioned an independent review.

    About half the workforce surveyed experienced bullying in the past year.

    The trust said the report revealed "unacceptable" behaviour. Read more here.

  14. #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
  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.

    NOTE: You may find some of the images in this report distressing.

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    Video caption: Fifty years after homosexuality was legalised, is it safe to be gay?
  16. Court appearance over hold-up

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A man's due in court, after a pub in Crawley was held up at gunpoint.

    A man threatened staff with a gun at the Swan in Horsham Road about 13:10 BST yesterday.

    The robber escaped with cash. A 29-year-old man is due before magistrates this morning, charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

    The Swan pub in Crawley
    Image caption: The Swan pub in Crawley, where staff were robbed at gunpoint
  17. Drugs arrests ahead of Pride weekend

    Tanya Gupta

    Six people have been arrested on suspicion of drugs-related offences ahead of Brighton Pride.

    Sussex Police said four raids were carried out and drugs including suspected crystal meth seized.

    Det Insp Julie Wakeford said it meant the substances "won't be on the streets during this weekend's celebrations".

    Five men and a woman were arrested. Two are in custody, but the others have been released while inquiries continue.