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The South East will go to the polls on 23 May to elect 10 MEPs.
Local Democracy Reporter
Planning permission to dispose of silt from a lake on the Kent-Sussex border has been renewed by county council planners.
On 15 May East Sussex County Council’s planning committee considered an application to create an on-site silt disposal area at the Bayham Lake Estate near Lamberhurst.
The application had been a resubmission of an earlier scheme, which had been approved in 2016 but was delayed as developers sought planning permission for a spillway elsewhere on the estate.
Frant Parish Council had objected, saying the location would be inappropriate for the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and be out of character with surrounding area.
However, officers told the committee the dredging of silt from the lake would be necessary to maintain its character while ecological surveys had raised "no significant issues".
BBC Radio Solent
A Dorset project to help victims of domestic abuse is to be extended.
The Dragonfly project uses the symbol of a dragonfly to show people in an abusive situation where they can find confidential support and advice.
The project trains people to become champions within communities. They're able to receive and respond to disclosures of domestic violence and abuse.
Funding has now been secured to continue the Dragonfly project in Dorset and to extend it to Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and West Sussex.
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The Conservatives have maintained a comfortable majority in Wealden.
The Tories lost six seats - four to Liberal Democrats and two to Greens - but held control of the council, winning 34 out of a possible 45 seats.
BBC Live reporter
Overnight we have seen the Tories lose overall control in Tandridge, Surrey.
These are the estimated results times for each county in the South East:
- Maidstone 12:45
- Dover District 13:00
- Ashford 14:00
- Thanet 14:00
- Sevenoaks 15:30
- Swale 15:30
- Tonbridge & Malling 16:00 -18:00
- Canterbury City 17:00
- Tunbridge Wells 17:00
- Gravesham Borough 18:00
- Eastbourne 16:00
- Rother 16:00
- Brighton & Hove 17:00
- Lewes 17:00
- Wealden 17:00
- Worthing 11:00
- Chichester 12:00
- Crawley 16:00
- Horsham 16:00
- Arun 16:00
- Mid Sussex 19:00
- Mole Valley 15:00
- Woking 15:00
- Spelthorne 15:00
- Reigate and Banstead 16:30
- Waverley 18:00
- Runnymede 18:00
- Elmbridge - Unsure
Attempts are made to trace families of Sussex veterans who filmed messages in Asia.
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BBC Live reporter
Detectives have released CCTV images of two women they believe are behind a series of bag thefts in supermarkets.
The latest victim is an 85-year-old woman, who was targeted in the Uckfield branch of Tesco.
One of the suspects pretended to be looking in the refrigerated section as a pretext to get close to the victim, and covered her hands with a scarf as she grabbed the purse.
The theft took place on 13 February and is one of a spate of similar thefts in supermarkets in the town since the start of the year.
Amy El-Keria was a patient at Ticehurst House Psychiatric Hospital, which has been fined £300,000 over her death.
BBC Live reporter
Unemployment in the South East is at 3.3% according to the latest official figures.
Across the UK the proportion of people aged 16 and over not in work is at 3.9%, lower than at any time since the end of 1975.
You can read more about the national picture here.
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Councils all over the South East of England go to the polls on 2 May.
Local Democracy Reporter
Wealden councillors have retired to make a decision after hearing a vineyard’s bid to sell wine during tastings and tours.
At a day-long hearing on Monday, Wealden District Council’s licensing sub-committee considered an application for the sale of alcohol at the Beacon Down Vineyard near Cross-in-Hand.
During the hearing, the vineyard’s owners Paul and Alice Pippard they had previously secured temporary event notices to sell the vineyard’s wine on site.
Mr Pippard said: “We are a new vineyard still finding its feet. We planted in 2015 and every aspect is run wholly by us.
“Farm gate sales are important to make the business viable and the licence would also mean we could make retail sales for online purchases.
The application, however, has proven highly controversial among local residents, with many voicing their objections to increased activity on the site during the meeting.
Jermey Phillips QC, a barrister representing objectors Richard and Diana Randell, said: “It is critical to look at this it in its context and against the setting.
“I stand to be corrected but you will never hear an application that is made in a more tranquil, rural and peaceful location than this. It is elysian in its character.
Following the hearing the sub-committee retired to consider the evidence heard, with councillors warning they would be unlikely to come to a decision until the end of the week.