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  1. Updates on Friday 1 September 2017

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  1. That's it from us

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    We'll be back at 06:00 BST on Monday with all the latest, news, sport, travel and weather.

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  2. Half a billion development put forward for Hastings

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Developers are promising Hastings a golden future, with a new harbour and marina bringing hundreds of millions of pounds to the town.

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    Video caption: Proposed £500m development of Hastings Old Town and Seafront
  3. Men jailed for firearms offences in Sussex

    Charlotte Wright

    Reporter, BBC South East

    Two men from West Sussex have been jailed for smuggling sub-machine guns into the UK.

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    Video caption: Two men from West Sussex have been jailed for smuggling sub-machine guns into the UK.
  4. Meet the #PhotoOfTheDay regulars

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    We've been out to meet some of the people who regularly contribute to our #PhotoOfTheDay.

    Catch our films starting next week.

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    Video caption: Meet the regulars behind #photooftheday
  5. BreakingToxic mist: Shipwreck could be to blame

    Charlotte Wright

    Reporter, BBC South East

    The coastguard says a shipwreck could be to blame for the toxic mist which forced coastline evacuations in East Sussex last weekend.

    Emergency services dealing with the toxic mist
  6. Southern strikes continue

    Charlotte Wright

    Reporter, BBC South East

    After staff walked out on the trains today, the RMT Union will be doing it all again on Monday - it's part of the ongoing dispute with Southern over the introduction of driver-only operated trains.

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    Video caption: The RMT Union is striking on Friday and Monday as part of the ongoing dispute.
  7. BreakingFormer Cardinal dies

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, former Archbishop of Westminster and Bishop of Arundel, has died, the Catholic Church says.

    Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor
  8. Motorbiker filmed his own fatal accident

    Footage of a fatal accident, shot by a 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
  9. Motor neurone disease sufferer told to prove his disability

    The Department for Work and Pensions has apologised to a terminally-ill man, after writing to him twice in a month, asking him to prove he qualifies for benefits.

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    Video caption: MND sufferer told twice in a month he has to prove his disability
  10. It's already feeling autumnal out there

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC weather presenter

    Expect some sunny spells this afternoon with the odd scattered shower.

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    Video caption: Elizabeth Rizzini with the weather for the South East
  11. Seagulls chairman 'disappointed' after transfer window

    Charlotte Wright

    Reporter, BBC South East

    The Brighton and Hove Albion chairman has expressed his disappointment at failing to sign an additional striker for the club.

    The Seagulls had hoped to bring in Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen, who Spurs bought for £17m last summer, on loan but the 23-year-old Netherlands international turned down the move.

    In an open letter to supporters, Tony Bloom said the club's recruitment team worked tirelessly throughout the summer to identify targets and prepare the ground for the transfers window, which closed last night.

    But he said "fortune did not come our way".

    Vincent Janssen
    Image caption: The Seagulls were unable to secure Spurs striker Vincent Janssen

    Talks for Deportivo La Coruna forward Florin Andone and Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar also broke down.

    However Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul did arrive on a season-long loan.

    Tony Bloom said they had scored "many excellent signings".

    The club was promoted to the Premier League last season.

  12. Huge rise in dog attacks in the South East

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    Video caption: 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.

  13. 'Animals for sale are an easy thing to do'

    A cruel trade in exotic pets is threatening the very existence of the orangutan, but an Uckfield charity is doing all it can to save these creatures from extinction.

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    Video caption: Two orphaned orangutans are rescued by a Sussex charity
  14. Dicing with death

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Visitors to the Sussex coast are still risking their lives at the County's famous chalk cliffs, according to the National Trust.

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    Video caption: visitors to Sussex risking their lives
  15. This morning's Sussex newspaper headlines

    Newspapers

    The Argus: Hunt is on for graffiti tagger who has left their mark on several city sites

    Eastbourne Herald: Arsonists set hay bales ablaze in Polegate field

    Chichester Observer: Repairs for leaking Chichester Cathedral roof in ‘enormous’ project

    Sussex Express: Police seek witnesses after lamping incident

    Hastings Observer: Anger after rubbish is left in St Leonards church ground

    Brighton and Hove News: Old American Express site in Brighton sold

  16. Can you see the wood for the trees?

    It took National Trust volunteers 15 years to restore an area of woodland at Sheffield Park. To celebrate, they've installed a sculpture trail.

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    Video caption: Artwork has been installed to celebrate the restoration of a patch of woodland in Sussex.