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  1. Updates on Thursday 24 August 2017

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  1. That's it from us

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Thanks for joining the team today, we'll be back at 06:00 BST tomorrow with all your news, sport, travel and weather.

    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. 'Respect the water' this August

    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.

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    Video caption: RNLI launches campaign during 'deadliest' month
  3. ICYMI: Warnings over crystal meth

    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.

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    Video caption: Sussex Police: Warnings over crystal meth
  4. Huge rise in dog attacks in the South East

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

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    Video caption: Huge rise in dog attacks in the South East
  5. Walking on sunshine?

    Rachel Mackley

    Weather Presenter, BBC South East

    It's looking bright for the bank holiday weekend.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: the weather with Rachel Mackley
  6. Zoe Ball and Norman Cook cry in GCSE wait

    Tanya Gupta

    TV presenter Zoe Ball and her estranged husband DJ Norman Cook sat and "had a little cry in the car" while their son went to collect his GCSE results.

    Woody Cook being hugged by his father Norman Cook

    The family celebrated outside Brighton College after Woody Cook got his grades. The teenager now wants to do A Levels in film studies and drama.

    Ball gave her son a hug and said: "I'm so proud of him."

    She revealed: "Norman and I just had a little cry in the car. We had to wait for ages and his dad's still waiting."

    'Half-hour wait'

    The DJ - better known as Fatboy Slim - gave the teenager a hug and told him: "Well done. Done it, done it."

    And he then said to his son: "Thanks for coming straight back out, you know how I said come straight out, it's been half an hour now."

    Woody Cook and his mother Zoe Ball

    The teenager said he achieved an eight in English Language and a seven in English Literature while also picking up a six in maths - higher than the four he had been expecting.

    Woody also received A grades in drama, DT (design technology), science and additional science and a B in computing.

    He said he was hoping to gain A* in some of these subjects and he would be requesting a re-mark.

  7. Missing: Have you seen Jack?

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Police say they're concerned for a man who went missing from St Leonards a fortnight ago.

    Michael Hutson, who prefers to be known as Jack, left the Woodlands Centre for Acute Care after going out for a cigarette break.

    He's on prescription medication for mental health problems, and police fear for his safety.

    Michael Jack Hutson
  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A259 West Sussex eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A259 West Sussex eastbound severe accident, at B2233 Yapton Road.

    A259 West Sussex - A259 Grevatt's Lane in Climping, Littlehampton blocked, delays and stationary traffic eastbound at the B2233 Yapton Road junction, because of an accident involving two cars. Congestion to Bridge Road Roundabout and to the B2132 Yapton Road junction.

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

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    Video caption: Bikecam footage of fatal accident released to promote safety

    Sussex Police have released footage of a fatal motorbike accident, to promote safer riding

  10. I am in shock, says student with three grade 9s

    Lawrence Schofield

    Lawrence Schofield, is one of only 2,000 students in England to get 9s in English, English literature and maths, the top possible in the new system.

    "Very happy - but somewhat in shock," is the way the 16-year-old described himself after opening his results at his school in Horsham.

    He also achieved A*s in all his other subjects, which are still marked under the old system.

    "Staying positive and trying not to panic," are his tips for doing well.

    Read the full story here.

  11. Police anger at appeal of man jailed for 'horror' hammer attack on officers

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    Video caption: Police bodycam captures hammer attack

    A convicted murderer, who launched a "horror film" hammer attack on police officers, could be back on the streets in two and a half years.

    Jamshid Piruz lashed out at two police constables with a claw hammer during a break-in on 7 January 2016 in Crawley.

    Earlier this year he was jailed for life, with a minimum of six years after admitting burglary, affray and two counts of attempting to cause GBH with intent.

    During an appeal hearing, the minimum tariff was reduced to three years.

  12. Footage shows death of biker

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Footage of a fatal accident, shot by the motorcyclist who died, has been released by Sussex Police in a hard-hitting road safety message.

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    Video caption: Bikecam footage of fatal accident released to promote safety
  13. Sunny spells and staying dry

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC Look East weather

    More of the same tomorrow too.

    Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: South East lunchtime weather
  14. Today's Sussex newspaper headlines


    The Argus: Albion seek to allay concerns over traffic on A27 to IKEA development

    Eastbourne Herald: Ellie donates her hair to children's charity

    Brighton and Hove Independent: Man arrested at Brighton railway station

    Crawley Observer: Fears town will become a 'tarmac desert'

    Worthing Herald: Flooding fears for 'fragile' Lancing as IKEA plans floated

    Hastings Observer: Local window firm hold raffle and auction to raise funds for hospice

    Brighton and Hove News: Blatchington Mill pupils celebrate 'exceptional' GCSE results

  15. Send us your GCSE results photos and videos

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Students at Heathfield Community College

    Thousands of you are collecting your GCSE results today from schools and colleges across Sussex.

    If you've been to get yours, send us your stories, pictures and videos.

    You can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

  16. #ICYMI: From teenage party to award-winning festival

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    It started as a teenage house party.

    Now LeeFest is one of the South East's biggest music festivals.

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    Video caption: Large festival started as a house party
  17. Teenager with water allergy launches YouTube channel

    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.

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    Video caption: Teenager with water allergy launches YouTube channel
  18. 'My first proper memory was being raped'

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Danni Smith was raped, beaten, starved and imprisoned by his stepfather, who shared him with other paedophiles.

    He's won a five-figure payout from Brighton and Hove City Council, because social workers knew about the abuse for two years but left him to suffer in the house.

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    Video caption: Abuse victim speaks out after compensation award
  19. Tributes to chefs killed in road crash

    Tom Darby

    BBC Live reporter

    Tributes are being paid to two Uckfield chefs who died after their car left the road and hit a tree.

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    Video caption: Tributes to chefs killed in road crash