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The Argus: Police car crashes in Bear Road, Brighton

Kent Online: 75-year-old with MS from Sittingbourne skydives for charity

Get Surrey: Youngest daughter of Surrey County Council's leader dies aged 21

Chichester Observer: Knife man arrested following Selsey pub incident

Eastbourne Herald: Man attacked while sitting in his car in Eastbourne town centre

Crawley and Horley Observer: Chief executive speaks out after Haywards Heath care home told to improve

Worthing Herald: Man banned from knocking on strangers' doors in Sussex

Mid Sussex Times: Haywards Heath school praised for turning school around

Brighton and Hove News: Attack on arts education could stifle Brighton’s booming creative and digital economy

Hastings Observer: Bexhill man drove on busy St Leonards road while more than twice over drink drive limit

Brighton and Hove Independent: Help for refugees to find work in Brighton and Hove

T20 Blast: Sussex Sharks captain Luke Wright hopes to go one better than last season
Sussex Sharks captain Luke Wright hopes his side can go one better in this season's T20 Blast.

'Jof brought a tear to my eyes' - Jordan

Sussex Chris Jordan admits that he felt emotional watching his Sussex and England team-mate Jofra Archer keep his nerve under pressure in last night's electrifying Lord's finale.

Jordan was the man who discovered his fellow Bajan back home in their native Barbados, before helping him to bring him to Sussex in 2016.

“I was sat there thinking regardless of what happens, I’m still very proud of him to have even got to this stage on that journey," Jordan told BBC Sussex.

Chris Jordan (left) played alongside Sussex team-mate Jofra Archer in England's T20 win over Pakistan in Cardiff in May
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Chris Jordan (left) played alongside Sussex team-mate Jofra Archer in England's T20 win over Pakistan in Cardiff in May

“Watching Jof go through all that brought so many emotions. I found it hard to get my words out but it brought a tear to my eyes."

As to whether Lord's Archer would be the man for the job in what proved to be a Champagne Super Over, Jordan added: "He was the best person in that team to do the job.

"I'm not at all surprised. I called it from the start. He has plenty of variations and was the most fitting person for that final over. No occasion is too big for him.”

Wildcat strike hits city's bins

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Brighton and Hove City Council says it’s calling in an independent investigator, after a wildcat strike by refuse collectors.

The authority confirmed that unofficial strike action took place at the Cityclean depot, following a number of “allegations and counter allegations about members of staff”.

Some of the staff involved have been asked to work away from the depot, which the council said was to ensure disciplinary and grievance procedures are carried out fairly.

The city’s bin collections were hit by a series of strikes by GMB workers from 2014, in a long-running dispute over pay.

The GMB's Brighton branch said it was told of the walkout by the council on Friday morning, but was not officially involved.

We’re not clear about why the unofficial action took place today but we’re talking with everyone involved and we’re determined to work with the GMB and ACAS to resolve this and agree future ways of working together."

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Do you recognise this dog owner?

Lizzie Massey

BBC Live reporter

Woman people are looking to trace
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Police in Crawley want to talk this woman, seen with her Chihuahua dog, over racial abuse directed at another dog walker in a Crawley park.

The victim of the abuse, a local woman, was walking her own dog in Tilgate Park when the Chihuahua came up to them.

The Chihuahua owner then approached and kicked the victim's dog hard across the grass several times.

When the local woman remonstrated with her for this cruelty, the woman pictured reportedly racially abused her.

The woman pictured, who police want to talk to is described as white, about 19 years old, 5'8", with long "whitish" hair, and of medium build, wearing tight blue tie-dye jeans, a khaki bomber jacket with two orange stripes on the cuff, black trainers, and an ankle bracelet and a ring on the middle finger.

Another woman who was with her during the incident at 16:00 on Wednesday 19 June, is described as white, about 19, 5'9", with long black or very dark brown hair, and of heavy build, wearing black trainers, black leggings, and a high waist beige off the shoulder jumper.

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The Argus: 250 homes to be built on the South Downs every year

Kent Online: Faversham woman bought book for £5 which could now fetch £20k at auction

Get Surrey: Hells Angels Blindley Heath trial: Biker 'can't explain' why rival's blood was on his clothes

Chichester Observer: Major traffic delays as petrolheads flock to Goodwood Festival of Speed

Eastbourne Herald: Tributes to young man from Eastbourne who died in tragic collision

Crawley and Horley Observer: Several West Sussex libraries could close as part of further budget cuts

Worthing Herald: Motorcyclist killed in tragic Angmering accident named by police

Mid Sussex Times: Police appeal over ‘suspicious’ Burgess Hill fire

Brighton and Hove News: Health chiefs to deliver better maternity care

Hastings Observer: Three arrested after man dies outside St Leonards Sainsbury’s

Brighton and Hove Independent: Council calls on minister to stop ‘forced’ academisation of Moulsecoomb school

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The Argus: Fisherman who hid his catch must pay up

Kent Online: Man arrested after alleged stabbing in Strood

Get Surrey: Planned M3 and A3 roadworks that could disrupt traffic in the week ahead

Chichester Observer: South East Coast Ambulance Service receives five 999 calls a minute on hottest day of year

Eastbourne Herald: Lewes prison sees significant rise in violence

Crawley and Horley Observer: Major rail disruption across Sussex as train lines overheat in blazing hot weather

Worthing Herald: A27 in Worthing set to close again for five nights

Mid Sussex Times: Warehouse fire in Burgess Hill

Brighton and Hove News: Nine arrested during animal rights protest at Brighton supermarket

Hastings Observer: Man arrested after A27 police helicopter pursuit

Brighton and Hove Independent: Massive vegan protest in Brighton city centre

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The Argus: Woman bombarded pie company with 'offensive and threatening' emails

Kent Online: Cyber attack delays father's funeral

Get Surrey: 12,000 primary school children in Surrey being taught in classes of more than 30 pupils

Chichester Observer: Chichester canal death 'not suspicious'

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne man banned from Wetherspoons following assault

Crawley and Horley Observer: Cuts to housing support ‘risk human and financial catastrophe’ in West Sussex

Worthing Herald: New Worthing offices to replace demolished Teville Gate House

Mid Sussex Times: Ambulance service issues advice as temperatures rise in Sussex

Brighton and Hove News: Brighton takeaway granted later opening licence

Hastings Observer: Hastings makes list of top ten best seaside locations to retire in

Brighton and Hove Independent: Young girl indecently assaulted on bus in Brighton

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The Argus: Brighton pensioner warns others about fraud

Kent Online: Folkestone schoolgirl to star in Adrian Mole musical

Get Surrey: Guildford children on free school meals going hungry during the holidays

Chichester Observer: Warning as thunderstorms expected in Sussex

Eastbourne Herald: Paedophile bishop passes away

Crawley and Horley Observer: Woman raped on footpath in Pound Hill, Crawley

Worthing Herald: Sir Peter Bottomley demands apology from Greenpeace after minister suspended for grabbing activist

Mid Sussex Times: Cuckfield pavilion hit by vandals in early hours

Brighton and Hove News: Buses diverted after sinkhole spotted in Brighton

Hastings Observer: Hastings business owners call for action over street drinkers

Paddling pools added to sports centres review

Sarah Booker-Lewis

Local Democracy Reporter

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A review of sports centres in Brighton and Hove will include four outdoor paddling pools.

All seven sports centres and the paddling pools are run by Freedom Leisure, a not-for-profit leisure trust, on behalf of Brighton and Hove City Council.

The 10-year contract expires at the end of March 2021 although it could be extended for five years.

The review will inform decisions about where money is spent on upgrades and makeovers – and how much – in the coming years.

A report to the council’s tourism, development and culture committee said: “Freedom Leisure have not been able to achieve their predicted financial targets during the course of the current contract.

“Consequently it is likely there would be a financial pressure on the council if the existing arrangements were continued.”

Decisions about what happens next are unlikely to be made until the review has been completed.

Homes for bees in new buildings

Sarah Booker-Lewis

Local Democracy Reporter

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Brighton and Hove City Council

Builders and developers are being urged to use bee bricks in any new buildings in Brighton and Hove from September.

Bee bricks give solitary bees such as the non-aggressive red mason and leaf cutters a place to lay their eggs, councillors were told.

Once the bees have found a place to lay their eggs, they seal the entrance with mud and chewed-up vegetation, with the offspring emerging the following spring when the cycle starts again.

The change won unanimous cross-party backing at a meeting of Brighton and Hove City Council tourism, development and culture committee on Thursday.

The committee was told that a planning condition requiring bee bricks in all suitable properties could be in place by the start of September.

The committee also received an update on a proposed change to planning policy to encourage developers to include swift boxes in their schemes to protect the endangered birds.

Research is under way and a further report is expected when the committee next meets in September.

Brighton seafront restoration approved

Sarah Booker-Lewis

Local Democracy Reporter

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The restoration of historic arches on Brighton seafront is a step closer after a £550,000 payment was approved to cover initial work.

Brighton and Hove City Council agreed to fund design and engineering work for 30 Victorian arches in the Madeira Terraces.

A total of £2m of council money has been earmarked for the project.

A "save Madeira Terraces" crowdfunding campaign raised more than £400,000, but the Heritage Lottery Fund rejected a funding bid in 2018.

Waters receding at New Road

Sussex 255 v Worcestershire 14-2 - lunch

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.

New Road first thing on Wednesday morning
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New Road Wednesday lunchtime
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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.

Councillors oppose academy plans

Sarah Booker-Lewis

Local Democracy Reporter

Councillors united to oppose plans to turn Moulsecoomb Primary School into an academy.

Labour, Green and Conservative representatives on Brighton and Hove City Council voted after a passionate debate about the aftermath of an Ofsted report that labelled the school “inadequate”.

More than 2,150 parents and carers signed a petition against the academy decision.

They will now officially be asked for their views, and those results will be sent to the regional schools commissioner Dominic Herrington who the council will urge to have a rethink.

Mr Herrington issued an order to make the school an academy before the publication of the Ofsted report.

Labour councillor Nick Childs said progress had been made, but SATs results from before those changes had influenced Ofsted’s “inadequate” verdict.