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    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J11 for A317 and J10 for A3.

    M25 Surrey - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J11, A317 (Chertsey) and J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange), because of wheel arch on the road.

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

  2. A treasure trove of memories

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    They say today's news is tomorrow's fish and chip paper and in Brighton and Hove one of the city's newspaper archives nearly went that way, until one local man stepped in to save it.

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    Video caption: The archive of the Argus newspaper in Brighton is saved
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    Severe accident: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe accident, between J6 for A22 and J5 for M26.

    M25 Surrey - Stationary traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J6, A22 (Godstone) and J5 M26, because of an accident involving a flat-bed van and a car and all traffic being temporarily held.

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

  4. New statue will make history

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The first statue of a woman to be built in Parliament Square has been given planning permission.

    A bronze casting of Millicent Fawcett, who campaigned for women to be given the vote, will be unveiled next year to coincide with the centenary of women winning the right to vote.

    Parliament square statues
    Image caption: Sir Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and Nelson Mandela are among those with statues in Parliament Square

    She gave some of her earliest speeches in Brighton, where her husband Henry Fawcett was MP.

    The statue will be designed by Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing - the first female sculptor to have a work displayed in the square.

    More on this story here.

  5. Putting the canter in Canterbury

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Theatre sensation War Horse has galloped into Canterbury to begin a UK tour.

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    Video caption: Canterbury is the first leg of the play's inaugural UK tour.
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    Listen to BBC local radio commentary from Saturday's non-league football in the National League, National League North and Evostik South Premier.

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  7. Apes released back into the rainforest

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    Three critically endangered orangutans have been returned back to the Bornean rainforest by a Sussex charity.

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    Video caption: Three critically endangered orangutans released back in rainforest by Sussex charity
  8. Woman's body found in Thanet

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Police are trying to identify the body of a woman found in Margate this morning.

    The woman was found on a lower promenade near Fifth Avenue in Cliftonville at 07:32 BST.

    It's not yet clear how she died.

  9. Helping the police with their enquiries

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Should our police forces make more use of volunteers?

    Does it free officers for front-line work, or is it policing on the cheap?

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    Video caption: Police make more use of volunteers to free up officer time
  10. Body of elderly man found on beach

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The body of a man has been found on a beach in Hythe this morning.

    The man, who's local and in his eighties, was found near Princes Parade at 06:47 BST.

    Police say his family have been informed, and his death is not being treated as suspicious.

    A report's now being prepared for the coroner.

  11. Raids crack down on prostitution

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Three people have been arrested and a large amount of cash seized in a series of raids targeting prostitution in Sussex.

    Police searched three houses in Worthing and one in Hove.

    Two men, aged 64 and 59, and a 49-year-old woman, all from Worthing, were arrested on suspicion of acquiring, using or possessing criminal property.

    The 59-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of keeping or managing a brothel.

    A number of women believed to have been working as prostitutes are now being cared for by council and NHS teams.

    The raids took place yesterday in Ham Road, South Street and Selden Road, Worthing, and Blatchington Road, Hove.

  12. At least it wasn't a bull in a China shop

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A young deer had to be rescued, after wandering into a coffee shop in Eastbourne.

    Staff managed to manoeuvre the male muntjac away from customers at Coffee Republic and into a back office, before calling East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service.

    Deer rescued at Coffee Republic, Eastbourne

    The animal was strapped to a stretcher so it could be carried out of the shop to a quieter location.

    After a small wound to its tail was treated, it was released on the edge of the South Downs.

    Quote Message: It is always difficult dealing with deer. You have a very limited time window to get them caught and out for released or into care or they could die of a heart attack. This has to be one of the most unusual deer rescue locations we have ever dealt with." from Trevor Weeks East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service
    Trevor WeeksEast Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service
  13. Kent man leads relief effort after Hurricane Irma

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    An army officer from Tunbridge Wells is rebuilding lives devastated by Hurricane Irma.

    Brigadier John Ridge is currently out in the Caribbean commanding more than 1,200 troops to help secure some of the islands in the region.

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    Video caption: Army officer tasked with commanding one thousand troops to help secure islands after Irma
  14. Police car hits pedestrian

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A man's in hospital, after being hit by a police car responding to an emergency call in Brighton.

    It happened in Kings Road at 18:05 BST last night.

    Police investigation in Kings Road, Brighton
    Image caption: Kings Road was closed while the accident was investigated

    The 59-year-old is being treated for a shoulder injury at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

    The accident follows the death of a man hit by a police car in Brighton last month.

  15. Are you addicted to your smartphone?

    Danny Pike

    Presenter, BBC Sussex

    Do you find yourself looking constantly at your phone? How do you control your smartphone use?

    That's what I'm discussing on this morning's phone-in. Join me from 09:00 BST on BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey, or call 03459 57 00 57.

    And yes, you can ring me from your smartphone!

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    Video caption: Danny Pike trail