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Live Reporting

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  1. Good night from the BBC South East Live team

    Tom Darby

    BBC Live reporter

    We're all finished for another week.

    We'll be back on Monday at 08:00 GMT with more news, sport, travel and weather for Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

    You can find updates over the weekend on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Children in Need is coming to town

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Here's Ellie Crisell and former JLS band member, JB Gill, with exciting news about this year's Children in Need.

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    Video caption: Children in Need launch in South East
  3. 'Hidden' homeless women try to keep safe

    Sue Nicholson

    BBC News

    Homeless

    Homeless women in Brighton "sofa surf" or stay in dangerous relationships to keep themselves "invisible", according to a report.

    The Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) interviewed 15 women who were, or had previously been, homeless in the city to understand their daily issues.

    Cathy Bunker, the report's author, said six of the women had experienced domestic abuse or sexual assault.

    Three had also taken overdoses or tried other means to kill themselves.

    Of those interviewed, the youngest was 19 and the oldest two were in their 50s.

    Brighton and Hove has the largest homeless population outside London, with official statistics showing that on one night last year, 144 people were found to be sleeping rough - an 85% increase on the year before.

    The report found that women living on the city's streets have an average life expectancy of just 43, dying four years earlier than the homeless men.

    Quote Message: As organisations we can look at how we work with street homeless women and make changes demanded by this report." from Andy Winter BHT chief executive
    Andy WinterBHT chief executive
  4. Envelope update

    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 - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J6, A22 (Godstone) and J5 M26, because of an accident.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, between J2 for M25 and J3 for A322 Lightwater.

    M3 Surrey - Very slow traffic on M3 southbound between J2 M25 and J3, A322 (Lightwater), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  6. Police appeal for witnesses after Dartford Crossing collision

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    Officers from Kent Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious collision at the Dartford Crossing.

    Dartford Crossing

    Police were called at 04:42 GMT this morning to a report of a collision involving a silver Audi A1 and a commercial lorry on the southbound carriageway on the Kent side of the QE2 Bridge.

    A woman in her 20s was taken to a London hospital with serious life threatening injuries.

    The bridge was closed for several hours.

    One man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and remains in custody.

  7. Travel: Essex Police says QE2 Bridge has reopened

    There have been lengthy delays on the M25 and surrounding roads in Thurrock today after an earlier crash between an HGV and a car.

    Police have just announced that the bridge has reopened, but there are still delays to be aware of.

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    Severe disruption: A267 East Sussex both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A267 East Sussex both ways severe disruption, between B2100 and Tunbridge Wells Road.

    A267 East Sussex - A267 Mayfield Road in Mayfield closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the B2100 junction and the Tunbridge Wells Road junction, because of a gas leak.

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

  9. Why does Sussex take its bonfire celebrations so seriously?

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    With Guy Fawkes night approaching, here's a look at why parts of Sussex seem to invest more time, energy and money into enjoying the festivities.

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    Video caption: Why does Sussex take its bonfire celebrations so seriously?
  10. QEII bridge still closed...

    Earlier we reported the Queen Elizabeth II bridge would be closed "until midday" following an accident in the early hours of this morning.

    Traffic heading for Kent on the M25 is being diverted through one of the Dartford tunnels, while the other two-lane tunnel is being used for northbound traffic as normal.

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  11. Stalking victim still has nightmares

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    A woman from Sussex who was stalked by a complete stranger says she lived in fear for ten years.

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    Video caption: Stalking victim rejoices after stalker gets four years in jail
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    Severe accident: A13 Greater London eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A13 Greater London eastbound severe accident, between Ferry Lane and A1306 London Road affecting A1153 Lodge Avenue.

    A13 Greater London - A13 in Rainham closed and queuing traffic eastbound between Ferry Lane Interchange and Wennington Interchange, because of a multi-vehicle accident. Congestion to Lodge Avenue junction.

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

  13. Pumpkin cookies anyone?

    Lucy Vladev

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    It was Halloween on Tuesday but what did you end up doing with the waste from carving your pumpkins? A group in Brighton is on a mission to get us all turning it into yummy treats.

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    Video caption: The UK throws away 18,000 tonnes of pumpkin a year
  14. The football club with no gender pay gap

    Lewes FC has become the first team to completely eliminate any gender wage gap between their male and female players.

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    Video caption: Football wages
  15. Kent GB para-snowboarder has £10,000 of kit stolen

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    A Paralympic snowboarding hopeful has had all his specialist equipment stolen, just days before he's due to participate in a World Cup event.

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    Video caption: Snowboarder's dream of qualifying for Paralympics under threat after equipment is stolen.
  16. Halloween farm to scare 80,000 visitors

    Ben Moore

    BBC News

    A pick-your-own farm transformed into a "scream park" for Halloween.

    Shocktoberfest at Tulleys Farm in Crawley, West Sussex, had eight horror mazes with 400 character actors who were specially trained to scare the 80,000 visitors.

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    Video caption: Prepare to be scared by the UK's leading Halloween attraction
  17. RSPCA 'struggling to cope' with rise of abandoned reptiles

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Boa constrictors, corn snakes and bearded dragons are increasingly popular as pets but the RSPCA warns many owners don't know how to look after them, putting huge pressure on their reptile rescue centre near Brighton.

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    Video caption: Rescue centre in Brighton under pressure due to rise in abandoned reptiles