People in Kent and Sussex captured footage of lightning in the skies in the wake of torrential rain.
While they're at lunch at Chester Road, Kidderminster, on the second day of Worcestershire's rescheduled game with Sussex, things are now looking a little brighter 15 miles away back at county headquarters, at New Road.
It has stopped raining, the River Severn has now reached its peak, the waters are starting to recede and the clean-up operation has begun in parts of the ground.
On past experience, it usually takes three weeks to get the place ready for cricket again after a New Road flood, which would wipe out next week's one-day game against Australia A, on 25 June.
But the next home game after that, the Championship fixture against Derbyshire on 7 July, at least looks a reasonable target.
The club are yet to comment on how long they expect to be at Kidderminster this time.
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East Sussex County Council is to consult on proposals to increase its on-street parking fees, with the prices of residents’ permits and pay and display tickets both set to rise.
According to the council the proposals would come alongside the first significant increases to pay and display parking charges for about 11 years, with fees costing from between 20p to £1.90 more per hour depending on the area.
The proposals would also see low emission vehicles pay a lower rate for a parking permit.
As a result of the low emission pricing scheme most permit holders in Hastings would see their charges fall or stay the same, rather than increase, the council said.
Most permit holders in Eastbourne, however, are expected to see their charges increase under the same system, as the borough’s current permit scheme is set at a lower cost.
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The South Downs National Park Authority is set to take over the running of the Seven Sisters Country Park and is announcing £1.4m plans to improve the area.
Following a decision by East Sussex County Council, ownership of the 280-hectare site will transfer to the National Park Authority by March 2020.
The authority is to improve the habitat for seven animal and plant species: the breeding Lapwing, Adonis blue butterfly, redshank, meadowsweet, ringed plover, reed warbler and the wigeon.
It is also planning to improve the nature trails, wildlife watching facilities, the visitor centre and landscape to be bio-diverse.
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Police in Sussex have appealed for help to find a vulnerable man who has gone missing from Hailsham.
Steven Dunne, 50, was seen on the town's High Street at about midday on Thursday, and has since been spotted in Brighton city centre.
Officers say they are concerned for him.
Steven is about 5ft 7in, of stocky build, with thinning grey hair and is clean shaven.
He was last seen wearing a navy top and jacket, blue jeans and green Adidas trainers.
Anyone who sees him is asked to call 999 immediately.
Vandals have caused thousands of pounds of damage to a footbridge across the River Adur - or have they?
Police and bridge owners West Sussex County Council are investigating the latest spate of damage to glass panels on the £10m Adur Ferry Bridge, which links Shoreham town centre with the beach.
The council says four panels, which cost about £1,000 each to repair, have been damaged in recent days.
Police are investigating reports of criminal damage by a group of youths, but the council wants to carry out tests to establish whether there was a recurrence of previous defects in the glass, which have been responsible for a number of previous similar incidents.
Investigations into a similar occurrence in 2014 established that impurities in the glass had caused some of the panels to shatter.
And a council spokesman said at least some of eight panels found damaged in January this year were the result of similar imperfections.
But the spokesman said the council would also be studying CCTV footage in case of other causes.
A Sussex Police spokesman said: "Officers attended and an area search was carried out. However, there was no trace of the suspects and there are currently no further lines of inquiry."
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Recycling collections in East Sussex are set for changes from 28 June, with East Sussex residents no longer able to put Tetra Pak cartons in with their normal household collections.
At the same time, Hastings, Rother and Wealden residents will no longer be required to separate out glass, and will be able to mix it in with the rest of their recycling waste instead.
People living in Eastbourne and Lewes District will not be affected by the change to glass collections, but will be affected by the changes to Tetra Pak collections.
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Music services in East Sussex could soon be run by a private contractor after proposals were approved in principle.
On Monday, the council’s lead member for education Bob Standley backed plans to award registered charity Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival (BDBF) with a contract to run the county’s music service.
He described the decision as a "significant stepping stone".
By awarding the contract to BDBF, the council hopes to avoid closing its instrumental teaching service.
However, Liberal Democrat councillor Alan Shuttleworth said: “If you commission this service out, none of us can second guess how that will turn out."
“There are over 3,000 children and young people who depend on the service at the moment.”
His comments drew criticism from Mr Standley, who said: “We have spent some considerable time looking at solutions. It's not just your group that takes it seriously.”
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A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 53-year-old cyclist who was killed in a collision with a car near Bexhill.
The cyclist, who police said was "local", died at the scene on the A2690 Combe Valley Way at about 06:20 BST on Sunday.
A 34-year-old man from Bexhill was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing death by driving without due care while unfit through drink or drugs.
He has been bailed until 23 June.
Sussex Police want to hear from witnesses to the collision or from anyone who saw the cyclist or a blue Vauxhall Astra in the area shortly beforehand.
East Sussex Highways is deploying a fleet of three Roadmaster machines to repair potholes, cracks and other defects on the county's roads.
The hi-tech machinery will blast high pressure air into the holes before they are then quickly filled with a mixture of bitumen and fine stone and grit.
The scheme begins this week in Burwash, Battle and Blackboys, with other areas set to benefit during the three-month programme including Bexhill, Eastbourne, Hailsham, Hastings, Lewes and Seaford.
Councillor Claire Dowling, of East Sussex County Council, said the Roadmasters were "far quicker and more cost-effective than traditional methods" and caused less disruption and congestion.
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Plans to cut adult social care funding by £730,000 in East Sussex are to go out to public consultation.
Proposals to consult on removing the subsidy for meals in the community - currently received by about 750 people across the county - and a review of long-term support for working age adults were approved by East Sussex County Council's lead member for adult social care and health earlier.
Both proposals will now be subject to 10 week public consultations.
The consultation into the meals in the community subsidy will begin on 28 May, while the consultation on long-term support for working age adults will start on 4 June.
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The Conservatives have taken control of Lewes District Council's cabinet after the Liberal Democrats abstained from electing a co-operative alliance leader.
After the local elections, the council had 19 Conservatives, nine Green councillors, eight Liberal Democrats, three Labour and two Independent members, but no political party had overall control.
Green Party group leader councillor Zoe Nicholson had called on other opposition parties to form a co-operative alliance and back her leadership bid in an effort to block the Conservatives.
But while her plan was backed by the Labour and Independent groups on Monday, Liberal Democrats abstained from voting, leading to the election of Conservative Isabelle Linington as council leader.
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Lewes District Council’s Green Party group is to call for a co-operative alliance when the authority meets to elect a new leader this evening.
In a statement released on Sunday, Green Party group leader Zoe Nicholson said she would be calling on Liberal Democrat, Labour and Independent councillors to support her bid to become leader of the council.
None of the council’s other political groups have confirmed their support for an alliance however, with Liberal Democrats saying more work would be needed for it to support such a move.
In her statement Ms Nicholson said: “Over and over again people told me that they are longing for a new way of doing politics, and are inspired by those that work hard for their local communities.
“I have met and talked with all the leaders of all the opposition groups and independents. I have listened to what matters to them and we have developed a proposed alliance agreement that is fair, balanced and critically where leadership is shared and rotated with us and other parties.
The Liberal Democrat group confirmed it has been involved in discussions with the Green Party about an alliance, but said no agreement had been reached.
Lib Dem group leader James MacCleary said: “The clearest test tonight of the appetite for cross-party working will be the election of the Chair of the Council who has the casting vote, which is likely to be crucial with the margins being so small.
The Labour group has been approached for comment but has yet to reply.
If combined, the three groups would have 20 of the 41 votes cast in the leadership election – one more than the Conservative party’s 19.
The alliance would also require the authority’s independent councillors – Ruth O’Keeffe and Steve Saunders – to either support the alliance or both abstain from voting.
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