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Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

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Police in CCTV appeal

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Police are hunting burglars who stole a car, then used the owner's bank cards to buy beer and tobacco.

The thieves stole a handbag containing the car keys and cards from a house in Ockley Road, Bognor on 27 May, driving away in the vehicle.

The following morning they used the cards in two Tesco Local stores in Aldwick Road and Station Road.

Police want to speak to the people in this CCTV about the incidents.

car theft and card fraud cctv
Sussex Police

Mental ill health linked with shorter life expectancy

New research finds life expectancy for people with mental health problems is 20 years shorter than average.

Police appeal after mosque charity box theft

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

CCTV image
Sussex Police

Police in Bognor are trying to identify the man in these images after a charity box was stolen from a mosque.

The box was taken from the lobby area of WS Muslim Society in Spencer Street and emptied of cash.

It happened at about 19:30 BST on Wednesday 26 July.

Officers are asking anyone who recognises the man to get in touch.

What is Japanese knotweed?

Scientists are using a field in the South East 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?

Chris Jordan

Worcestershire face following on against Sussex after collapsing to 231-8 on day two at New Road.

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Two days of heavy rain on the way

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

A yellow warning of rain has been issued for the South East over the next couple of days.

Here's my latest forecast.

Michigan mission for South East soldiers

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

A hundred and forty part time soldiers from across the South East are taking part in a joint military exercise in America.

Union and Southern talks break down

Sue Nicholson

BBC News

A Southern rail guard
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Talks aimed at resolving a long-running dispute over driver-only operated trains on Southern rail have "stalled" with no agreement, the RMT union said.

It follows more than two hours of talks between leaders of the union and officials from Southern's parent firm, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR).

RMT general secretary Mick Cash called for round table discussions involving all parties to now take place.

"This dispute can be resolved, we have no doubt about that," he said.

Shoreham: Two still missing after boat sinks

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter


Sussex Police are working with the Marine Accident Investigations Branch to try and discover how a boat sank off the coast of Shoreham yesterday leaving one man dead and two others unaccounted for.

A man was rescued from the water in the early hours of the morning and the search for the missing men was suspended yesterday afternoon.

The four men on board were all Romanian nationals. Two are from Brighton and two, including the survivor, are from London.

The five-metre boat they were travelling in left Shoreham Harbour shortly after midnight on Sunday morning for a fishing trip.

The 45-year-old survivor has told police the boat was struck by another vessel at about 02:00 BST.

We are now trying to establish the circumstances and to identify the other vessel involved. An earlier appeal for information prompted a significant number of calls and I would like to thank people for their prompt responses, which enabled us to quickly identify who had been involved. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of all those who have been involved in this tragic incident."

Det Ch Insp Rachel Carr

BreakingUnion and Southern talks 'break down'

Talks aimed at resolving a long-running dispute over driver only trains at Southern Railway have "stalled", with no agreement, said the RMT union.

We'll bring you more when we have it.

Jeremy Corbyn condemns 'all Venezuela violence'

Jeremy Corbyn has said he is "very sad" at lives lost in Venezuela and condemned violence done "by any side".

The Labour leader called for a dialogue in the country, where more than 120 people have died during months of anti-government protests.

He has been under pressure to condemn President Nicolas Maduro, after voicing support for him in the past.

Mr Maduro has been accused of behaving like the "dictator of an evil regime" by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

In the latest developments, Mr Maduro said a search was under way in Venezuela for 10 men who escaped with weapons after an attack on a military base.

Mr Corbyn was speaking at an event in Crawley today.

Read the full story here.

Missing teenager found safe

A teenager who disappeared from Seaford has been found almost a month after going missing.

Ulla Farhid Hamid is from Afghanistan but had been staying in the town.

The 13-year-old was located in Bristol at the weekend.

Brighton and Hove's Summer of Love

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

About 300,000 people are estimated to have gathered in Brighton this weekend to celebrate Brighton Pride.

This year's event was themed Summer of Love to mark 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.

Davy Propper

Brighton break their transfer record to sign Dutch midfielder Davy Propper from PSV Eindhoven in a reported £6m deal.

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Missing swimmer: Search called off

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

The search for a swimmer missing off the coast of Seaford has been called off.

He was last seen going into the water near Splashpoint at 17:00 BST yesterday.

Coastguard and RNLI volunteers resumed their search this morning but the man hasn't been found.

'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.

Raindrops keep falling on our heads

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

It's a gloomy afternoon and the outlook for the next two days is wet.

Here's my forecast.

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.

Today's Sussex newspaper headlines

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The Argus: Deghayes - Police failed my family

Chichester Observer: Selsey Lifeboat Day bathtub race fun

Eastbourne Herald: Warning for heavy showers across Sussex tomorrow and Wednesday

Hastings Observer: Hundreds protest against St Leonards post office closure plans

Brighton and Hove Independent: ‘The biggest Pride Festival weekend on record’

Crawley Observer: Completion of hospital’s £8million expansion

Man wanted for car park attack on young boy

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Police are searching for a man who launched a vicious attack which put a 12-year-old boy in hospital.

It happened in Morrison's supermarket in Bedford Street, Bognor Regis, around 14:30 BST on 23 July.

The man punched the boy to the ground, then kicked him as he lay there.

The child was taken to hospital with cuts and bruises.

Bognor Regis attacker e-fit
Sussex Police

Detectives have issued an e-fit of the attacker, who's described as in his 50s, and was wearing a blue t-shirt, grey or blue shorts and possibly flip-flops.

Woman critically injured, man seriously hurt in road accident

A woman's fighting for her life after being hit by a car in Rottingdean.

The 69-year-old was one of two pedestrians struck by the black BMW X5 on the A259 Marine Drive, near its junction with Chailey Avenue, just before 21:00 BST last night.

Chailey Avenue and Marine Drive
Chailey Avenue and Marine Drive in Rottingdean, where two pedestrians were hit by a car

A 61-year-old man suffered serious injuries.

The woman's condition is described as critical, with life-threatening injuries.

A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of being in charge of a vehicle while unfit through drugs, driving without due care and attention and driving without a licence.

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.

#ICYMI: 'I live with the guilt of a man's death'

Jailed for being homosexual, Keith Biddlecombe talks about how it changed his life.

Record-breaking seizure of fake electronics

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A call to trading standards officers about a faulty charger in Haywards Heath led to the seizure of £1.3m worth of fake Apple products.

The £59 charger, which was branded as an Apple item, overheated when plugged into a Macbook.

Fake Apple products
West Sussex County Council

Experts from Apple quickly confirmed it was a dangerous fake.

Trading standards officers followed the trail from Haywards Heath to another store in Brighton, and then to a warehouse in Kingston-Upon-Thames, which were raided with help from the Metropolitan Police.

Inside they found piles of fake chargers, batteries, cables, headphones and adaptors, many of them marked with the same serial number.

Fake Apple products
West Sussex County Council
Fake Apple products
West Sussex County Council

This operation uncovered the highest value haul of fake products we have ever been involved in. We need to protect consumers from purchasing potentially unsafe products. Recovering £1.3m of fake goods helps protect those traders who sell genuine Apple products from being undermined in the market place.'

Richard SargeantWest Sussex Trading Standards Team Manager

Were you at Brighton Pride?

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

If so I want to hear from you on this morning's phone-in. I'd like to know what you thought of the festivities and what they mean to you.

Join me from 09:00 BST on BBC Sussex, on 03459 57 00 57.

A year of ups and downs

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

The Brighton i360 has just celebrated its first birthday.

And it's been an eventful 12 months

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.

It's going to be cloudy

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

Don't let the early brightness fool you, it's going to be gloomy today, with rain tomorrow.

Here's my forecast.

Welcome to a new week

Thanks to Sue Lockhart who took this shot of Eastbourne's iconic pier, it's today's #PhotoOfTheDay.

Eastbourne Pier
Sue Lockhart

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