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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, at J10 for A3.

    M25 Surrey - M25 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic clockwise at J10, A3 (Wisley Interchange), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, at J12 for M3.

    M25 Surrey - M25 lane closed on exit slip road to M3 southbound clockwise at J12 M3, because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Horse rescued from stream

    A horse that got stuck in a stream in Upper Beeding in West Sussex was successfully rescued by the emergency services.

    Firefighters winched the animal to safety on Saturday morning.

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    Video caption: Horse rescued from Sussex stream
  4. Teenagers targeted by armed men

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A pair of teenagers were threatened with a machete, knife and baseball during an attempted robbery.

    The boy and girl were targeted as they walked in Nutley Avenue, Saltdean, at about 19:10 GMT on 19 January.

    The boy was approached by two men, one holding the machete and bat and the other armed with the knife, who had come from an alleyway behind a row of shops in Longridge Avenue.

    Longridge Avenue, Saltdean
    Image caption: The teenagers were attacked near Nutley Avenue in Saltdean

    The men ran off empty handed.

    Both were over six feet, and one is described as about 19, heavily built with short hair and a moustache, and the other slim with black frizzy hair.

  5. Secamb aims to leave special measures

    Karen Dunn

    Local Democracy Reporter

    South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb) hopes to come out of special measures within a year, county councillors have been told.

    SECAamb ambulance

    The trust, which covers Sussex, Surrey, Kent and parts of Hampshire, was placed in special measures in 2016 after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), over issues including bullying and delayed response times, which inspectors said put patients at risk.

    It was still rated inadequate in 2017, before being upgraded to requires improvement in 2018, with the CQC recognising that 'significant progress' had been made.

    At a meeting of West Sussex County Council's health and adult social care select committee on 16 January, members received an update from Secamb and examined a report into the work being done.

    SECAmb call response centre

    When it came to response times, the committee was told that the trust was "well within the national averages" for the most severe emergency calls, such as cardiac arrests and traffic accidents, but Jane Phoenix, Secamb's deputy director of strategy and business development, acknowledged that response times for the less serious categories, such as fractures, falls and diabetic problems was "not good enough".

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M20 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M20 Kent westbound severe disruption, between J5 for A20 and J4 for A228 Castle Way Leybourne.

    M20 Kent - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M20 westbound between J5, A20 (Aylesford) and J4, A228 (Leybourne), because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

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

  7. Hastings

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    Video caption: Mark Steel is back In Town for a ninth series. First stop, Hastings

    Mark Steel visits Hastings in East Sussex and performs for the locals.

  8. Art brings community and refugees together

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Firm friendships are being forged between Syrian refugees and their new neighbours in Ashford.

    Video content

    Video caption: Art project helps Syrian refugees settle into Ashford

    There's more in Inside Out South East on BBC1 tonight at 19:30 GMT.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M23 Surrey southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M23 Surrey southbound severe disruption, from M25 J7 to J9 for .

    M23 Surrey - Queuing traffic on M23 southbound from M25 J7 to J9, Gatwick Airport, because of earlier animals on the road. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Surrey anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey anti-clockwise severe accident, at J9 for A243.

    M25 Surrey - M25 lane closed on exit slip road and queuing traffic anticlockwise at J9, A243 (Leatherhead), because of an accident involving three cars.

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, at J7 for M23.

    M25 Surrey - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise at J7 M23, because of a broken down car.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Kent clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent clockwise severe disruption, from J5 for M26 to M25.

    M25 Kent - Stationary traffic on M25 clockwise from J5 M26 to M25, Clacket Lane Services, because of all traffic being temporarily held and Abandoned Vehicle.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Surrey clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Surrey clockwise severe disruption, from J8 for A217 Brighton Road to J9 for A243.

    M25 Surrey - One lane closed on M25 clockwise from J8, A217 (Reigate) to J9, A243 (Leatherhead), because of debris on the road.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Kent anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Kent anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J1A for A282 Dartford Crossing.

    M25 Kent - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise at J1a, A282 (Swanscombe), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  15. Video content

    Video caption: Art project helps Syrian refugees settle into Ashford

    An art project has helped refugees from the war in Syria settle into their new home in Ashford.

  16. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A27 East Sussex eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A27 East Sussex eastbound severe accident, from A23 to A277.

    A27 East Sussex - All traffic being temporarily held and an accident on A27 eastbound from the A23 junction in Patcham to Ashcombe Roundabout in Kingston.

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