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Harry Maguire

Luke Reddy

BBC Sport

Harry Maguire scores his first Leicester goal as the Foxes ease to a first win of the season against newly promoted Brighton.

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Will Poulter

Mark Lawrenson takes on Detroit actor Will Poulter in the next round of Premier League matches.

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Essex Eagles bowler Mohammad Amir fails to make two catches after earlier berating team-mate Callum Taylor for failing to spot a catchable ball in the sun.

That's it for now

Yasmine Djadoudi

BBC Live reporter

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Ballot bin for cigarette butts

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Smokers in Worthing are being encouraged to turn to football punditry in the fight against litter.

Adur and Worthing councils have installed a so-called "ballot bin" at the taxi rank in Chapel Road.

The first question being asked is whether Brighton and Hove Albion will avoid relegation from the Premier League, with smokers asked to put cigarette ends in one of two slots.

Councillor Diane Guest
Adur & Worthing councils
Cllr Diane Guest hopes the bin will encourage smokers "to do the right thing"

Councillor Diane Guest, Worthing's Executive Member for Environment, said cigarette ends were difficult for street sweepers to pick up.

If anyone has ideas for future questions that could be asked, we would be very pleased to consider them."

Cllr Diane GuestWorthing Borough Council

Teenager with water allergy launches YouTube channel

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A teenager from St Leonards who suffers from a rare allergy to water has started her own YouTube channel to raise awareness of the condition.

'Respect the water' this August

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.

Fingers crossed for this weekend...

Northern, Southern and Merseyrail strikes set for September

Further rail strikes have been set for next month to coincide with schools going back in the row over driver-only-operated trains.

Southern train

Arriva Rail North, Merseyrail and Southern RMT staff will walk out from Friday 1 September with the last strike on Monday 4 September.

The RMT said no progress had been made over the future of the role of guards, due to safety and job loss fears.

Arriva Rail North said it is prepared to guarantee jobs.

Severe disruption: A22 East Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

A22 East Sussex both ways severe disruption, between Eastbourne Road and Sand Hill Lane.

A22 East Sussex - A22 in Halland blocked and heavy traffic in both directions between the Eastbourne Road junction and the Sand Hill Lane junction, because of an overturned car.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Teenager killed in collision near Five Oaks

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

A 19-year-old man has died after the car he was travelling in overturned in West Sussex.

It happened on the A264 near Five Oaks just after 20:00 BST yesterday. The car came off the carriageway and crashed into woodland, ending up on its roof.

The teenager from Pulborough died at the scene.

Another passenger, a 19-year-old man from Billingshurst, was taken to Worthing Hospital with serious injuries.

The 22-year-old driver, also from Billingshurst, wasn't seriously hurt.

He's being questioned by police on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

#ICYMI: 'Catherine's so kind, it breaks my heart'

An Eastbourne hotelier got to know a homeless man sleeping outside her hotel, and now she's helping him make a fresh start.

Old Steine, Brighton

A man is charged after women in Brighton said they had been touched or grabbed by a man on a bike.

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Missing teens 'travelling together'

Lizzie Massey

BBC Live reporter

A missing teenage girl from Dymchurch is thought to be travelling around the south east with a friend.

Olivia Worton, 16, who is also known as Charlotte, was last seen on Saturday 5 August 2017 while on her way to Maidstone.

It has since emerged she was with her friend Chloe Henderson-Smith, 15, from Maidstone, who is also currently missing.

They are believed to have travelled together to the Brighton or Winchester areas of Sussex and Hampshire.

Olivia Worton, also known as Charlotte
Kent Police
Olivia Worton, also known as Charlotte

Olivia is described as 5ft 6in, with long blonde hair dyed pink at the ends and highlighted throughout.

A great shot of the Red Arrows

Arriva Rail North train

The RMT said no progress had been made over the future of the role of guards, due to safety and job loss fears.

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South Central Ambulance Service took over the contract to drive people to and from hospital appointments in April.

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Take a look at Eastbourne Airbourne

Police appeal for missing teenager

Charley Tilbury
Sussex Police

Police are searching for teenager Charley Tilbury, who is missing from Burgess Hill.

The 15-year-old was last seen at her home in the town on Wednesday evening (16 August).

She was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with dark blue skinny jeans, grey Nike trainers and a beige three-quarter-length coat with fur lining.

Anyone who sees Charley, or has any information about her whereabouts, is asked to report it online at or call 101 quoting serial 1321 of 16/08.

What's the weekend weather going to be like?

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

It should be ok (we'll keep our fingers crossed).

Here's your forecast.

Would you send your kids to school on this bus?

Paul Clifton

Transport correspondent, BBC South Today

A school minibus has been filmed ignoring warning lights at a West Sussex level crossing.

New cameras at the crossing near Yapton have caught 150 drivers jumping the red lights in two months.

BreakingMore strike action on Southern rail

Workers on Southern Railway, Merseyrail and Arriva Rail North are to strike over the first weekend in September in long-running disputes over staffing and driver-only trains, said the RMT union.

More follows.

Sussex Police: Warnings over crystal meth

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Police are warning of a surge in crystal meth being found on the streets of Brighton and Hove.

Officers say the drug is much more widely available than usual.

#ICYMI: Part-time soldiers put new skills into action

Amanda Akass

Reporter, BBC South East Today

Part-time soldiers from Kent, Sussex and Surrey have spent two weeks training alongside the US military in Michigan

The reserve battalion of the Princess of Wales's Royal regiment have been taking part in an exercise designed to get NATO forces practicing working alongside each other.

This morning's Sussex newspaper headlines

Stack of newspapers

The Argus: Speed camera catches same vehicle 14 times

West Sussex County Times: Crash involving car and cyclist on A24 roundabout

Brighton and Hove Independent: Shipping containers for the homeless scheme could be extended

Hastings Observer: When schools and hospitals populated Holmesdale Gardens

Severe disruption: A280 West Sussex both ways

BBC News Travel

A280 West Sussex both ways severe disruption, between A27 Arundel Road and A24 Findon By-Pass.

A280 West Sussex - A280 Long Furlong in Findon closed and slow traffic in both directions between the A27 Arundel Road junction and Findon Roundabout, because of an overturned van and mud on the road. Diversion in operation - via A27, A24, and vice versa.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Join me live from Eastbourne Airbourne

Danny Pike

Presenter, BBC Sussex

I'm broadcasting from the airshow at Eastbourne this morning.

Join me on BBC Sussex from 09:00 BST.

Huge rise in dog attacks in the South East

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Figures obtained by the BBC show an increase of more than 60% in the past three years.

Eastbourne Airbourne continues into second day

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Lancaster bomber plane

Eastbourne Airbourne continues later but without some of its star attractions.

More than half of the RAF's airworthy World War Two aircraft have been grounded because of safety concerns after a fault was found in an engine.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight has cancelled its appearance with organisers waiting to see if the flight will be able to be rescheduled.

Read more here.

Milly Dowler killer linked to brutal Sussex assault

The victim of a brutal assault in East Sussex is calling on the police to reopen her case after discovering it's been linked to the killer of Milly Dowler.

Nobody has ever been brought to justice for the attack on Sarah Spurrell.

Patient transport firm missing targets

Ben Weisz

Political reporter, BBC Sussex


The new provider of patient transport services in Sussex missed its targets for punctuality in its first three months, figures obtained by BBC Sussex show.

In April South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) took over from controversial firm Coperforma, which quit its contract early following delays and problems with subcontractors.

At first the service became less punctual under the new providers - though never as bad as it had been when Coperforma first took over in 2016.

Whilst SCAS has improved month by month, there are some measures - particularly the proportion of patients waiting longer than an hour after a planned discharged from hospital - where performance is still worse than it was under Coperforma in early 2017.

Seagulls: Hughton on Leicester, injuries and transfers

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Brighton and Hove Albion face Leicester City in their next Premier League match

Here's what manager Chris Hughton thinks of the opposition, injuries to his team and whether he will sign any more players.

It's going to be breezier than yesterday

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

The weekend is looking dry for most of us.

Here's my latest forecast.

The weekend's almost here

We loved the intricacy of the underside of Brighton Pier captured by Lynsey Marshall. It's our #PhotoOfTheDay.

Underside of Brighton Pier
Lynsey Marshall

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