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The Argus: Body discovered on East Wittering Beach near Selsey

Kent Online: Government unveils new motorway barrier plan to end delays on M20

Get Surrey: Tree toppled in Storm Ciara leaves dog's jaw 'broken to pieces' claims owner

Chichester Observer: Huge sea search off Sussex coast after woman enters water during Storm Dennis

Eastbourne Herald: This Eastbourne dad is running FOUR laps of Beachy Head Marathon – for an amazing reason

Crawley and Horley Observer: Police seize cannabis plants worth £1.2million in major Crawley drugs swoop

Worthing Herald: Children’s homes in Worthing and Shoreham set to reopen

Mid Sussex Times: Brighton balloon scandal is a load of hot air - just focus on Premier League survival

Brighton & Hove News: Bevendean bungalow goes up in flames

Hastings Observer: Hastings assault leaves man with broken jaw

Brighton & Hove Independent: Storm Dennis: These are the road closures in East Sussex

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The Argus: County Oak Medical Centre in Brighton shuts for safety reason

Kent Online: Baby death scandal findings to be revealed

Get Surrey: Police find car overturned on dark country lane during Storm Ciara

Chichester Observer: Storm Ciara: Fallen tree blocks Midhurst road and takes down power cables

Eastbourne Herald: Watch lifeboat almost capsize as crews search for missing surfer

Crawley and Horley Observer: Police looking for missing Crawley teenager

Worthing Herald: Storm Ciara: Tree falls into road in Worthing

Mid Sussex Times: Electricity company provides free power cut service

Brighton & Hove News: Union hits out as patient transport service firm goes bust

Hastings Observer: Westhill Lift wheel replacement delayed due to ‘unsafe’ conditions

Brighton & Hove Independent: Appeal for witnesses to Brighton assault as victim is identified

Swimmers brave Storm Ciara

While Storm Ciara continued to wreak havoc across the UK, two friends swam off Brighton late on Sunday.

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Earlier on Sunday, in huge swell, the coastguard had to rescue a surfer who entered the water at Hastings, also on the Sussex coast.

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The Argus: Young man died after falling from roof of historic hotel

Kent Online: Kent man speaks of life in Coronavirus quarantine

Get Surrey: Surrey hospital trust becomes first in country to appoint nurse to prevent patient falls

Chichester Observer: ‘Traumatic memories’ brought back for Chichester dog owner after long journey to have pet treated

Eastbourne Herald: Next Sussex superfood trend could be free and growing on trees

Crawley and Horley Observer: M23 smart motorway "will not open" until safety checks are made

Worthing Herald: Warning after "solid waxy substance" found on coastline

Mid Sussex Times: Beavers set to return to Sussex ... after hundreds of years

Brighton & Hove News: Fuel poverty leaves thousands to choose between eating and heating, says councillor

Hastings Observer: Hastings homeless captured in portraits as new seafront social project launches

Brighton & Hove Independent: Teens' quick thinking led to arrest in Brighton

Young driver seriously injured in crash

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A man’s suffered life-threatening injuries in a car crash in Bexhill-on-Sea.

It happened at 16:00 GMT on 1 February, when the black Vauxhall Corsa he was driving came off the A259 King Offa Way dual carriageway, near the bridge spanning Holliers Hill.

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The car hit a tree on this stretch of the A259

The car hit a tree and rebounded into the road, but no other vehicle was involved.

The road was closed for six hours and the 24-year-old victim has been taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

Pro-EU vigil on Sussex seafront

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Remain supporters are holding a candlelit vigil on Hove seafront this evening.

Organiser Susie Courtault, of Brighton and Hove for Europe, said it was "a very sad day for all those of us who have been fighting for the last three years to stop the UK leaving the EU".

She added: "Brighton and Hove is an inclusive, tolerant and progressive city and we hereby commit to continuing to uphold the ideals and values of the European Union."

Rise in unemployment in South East

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Unemployment in the South East rose in the three months ending November 2019.

While it remains among the lowest levels in the country, the unemployment rate for people aged 16 years and over has risen by 0.2% since August to 3.3%.

It remains below the UK average of 3.8%, according to the Office of National Statistics.

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Runaway fishing boat recovered by lifeboat volunteers

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Eastbourne Lifeboat

A fisherman had to call on lifeboat volunteers to help catch his runaway boat which had slipped out to sea.

The angler had been attempting to launch his 18ft vessel from the beach at Eastbourne, East Sussex, at about 06:00 GMT when it made its own way out to sea.

The Inshore Lifeboat was launched and the runaway boat was found travelling towards Sovereign Harbour.

Two volunteers made their way onto the boat and returned it to its owner.

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The Argus: Father died in Brighton emergency housing days before he was due to move

Kent Online: Dreamland 100: Fatboy Slim and Madness to perform in Margate

Get Surrey: Helicopter over Shepperton as search resumes for man in River Thames

Chichester Observer: New Sussex cafe that employs people with disabilities gets glowing reviews

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne man hunted after violent assaults on man and woman in Pulborough

Crawley and Horley Observer: Sussex has second highest number of stalking reports in the UK

Worthing Herald: Worthing man charged with assaulting a steward during Brighton and Hove Albion vs. Aston Villa match

Mid Sussex Times: Family pays tribute to 'kind-hearted and beautiful mother' who fell from 7th floor Sussex flat

Brighton & Hove News: Crackdown on shared houses across Brighton and Hove

Hastings Observer: Old Hastings Observer building is at centre of exciting new street art project

Brighton & Hove Independent: Man released on bail as investigation continues into mother-of-two's death

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The Argus: Cancer patient's fears over mould in Brighton flat

Kent Online: £800 fine after can thrown from car

Get Surrey: Surrey named pothole capital of England

Chichester Observer: Victim of pervert Chichester priest speaks out

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne man pleads guilty after women injured inside property

Crawley and Horley Observer: No trains to run between Horsham and Dorking for 5 days

Worthing Herald: Armed police and fire service respond to incident in Worthing

Mid Sussex Times: Watch driver ram Sussex Police car before speeding wrong way down major road

Brighton & Hove News: Woman run over on pedestrian crossing in Hove

Hastings Observer: Bexhill woman charged after charity box stolen

Brighton & Hove Independent: Sussex family arrive home from holiday with a scorpion in their suitcase

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The Argus: Motorist rescued as Storm Brendan causes chaos

Kent Online: School fines parents for late pick-ups

Get Surrey: GoFundMe page launched for teenager killed by train

Chichester Observer: Consultation into school closure to go ahead

Eastbourne Herald: Disability campaigners call for improved access

Crawley and Horley Observer: Dog waits 250 days to find a home

Worthing Herald: Singing group set up in memory of woman killed in collision

Mid Sussex Times: Sussex family find scorpion in suitcase after holiday

Brighton & Hove News: Two hundred and fifty new homes planned for Moulsecoomb

Hastings Observer: Woman injured as car overturns in collision

Brighton & Hove Independent: LGBTQ+ church collection supports Brighton HIV charity with bathroom staples

'Extreme concern' over missing mother and son

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Elijah and Crystal

Police are "extremely concerned" for the welfare of a mother and son.

Crystal Ayres, 33, and her seven-year-old son Elijah were last seen getting into a car in Battle 16:30 GMT on Monday.

The car was later located behind Battle railway station and it is believed the pair could be travelling by train.

Crystal is white, 5’ 2”, and with long blonde hair in a high ponytail.

She was last seen wearing a black skirt, black tights, a black and white blouse and a black cardigan.

Elijah is white, 3’ 9”, and with light brown hair, which is longer on the top and short on the sides.

He was last seen wearing his school uniform which is a dark green jumper, a white polo shirt, grey trousers and black shoes.

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The Argus: Gang's crowbar break-in 'like something out of a movie'

Kent Online: Proposed Cliffe Woods retirement scheme 'looks like prison'

Get Surrey: Hampshire tips £5 charge to be introduced for out of county residents

Chichester Observer: Six divers had to be rescued after the charter boat they were sailing on suffered a machinery failure.

Eastbourne Herald: Labrador stolen from farm believed to have been enticed by burger

Crawley and Horley Observer: Remembering when Crawley was hit by the 2010 Big Freeze

Worthing Herald: Worthing has had its second People’s Postcode Lottery win in six days.

Mid Sussex Times: Playground redevelopment in East Grinstead

Brighton & Hove News: Plans for flats above ‘at-risk’ pub approved

Hastings Observer: Hastings and Rye MP’s calls for action on rail improvements

Brighton & Hove Independent: Community rallies round Portslade school after vandals cause havoc

Network Rail says extreme weather is causing landslips across its network
With six landslips in six weeks in the South East, Network Rail says climate change is to blame.