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Brexit Party: 915,686

Lib Dems: 653,743

Green: 343,249

Conservatives: 260,277

Labour: 184,678

Change UK: 105,832

UKIP: 56,487

South East turnout

Turnout in the South East was 39.36% - up from 35.4% in 2014.

The South East region is made up of the Isle of Wight, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Today's local news website headlines

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Kent Online: Suspected slavery victim 'blackmailed into working in Dover and Lydd for £20 a week'

The Argus: Brighton students prepare for youth climate strike

Get Surrey: Walton man forced dog into cage to kill ferret 'for his own enjoyment'

Hastings Observer: Bexhill man stole vodka and wine from Marks and Spencer

Mid Sussex Times: Woman with a buggy attacked in Horsham

Chichester Observer: Funds released for Chichester chapel conversion project

Worthing Herald: Armed police incident in Worthing

West Sussex County Times: Horsham restaurant opening delayed after fire in which public rescued man

Brighton & Hove Independent: Woman charged after animal rights protest in McDonald's Brighton

Eastbourne Herald: Police officer cleared over Eastbourne nightclub brawl with cage fighter

Brighton and Hove News: Brighton and Hove elects youngest ever mayor

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Kent Online: Thanet council accused of missing bin collections and leaving rubbish strewn across streets

The Argus: Prison for charity tins snatcher

Get Surrey: Multiple fire crews called to Walton Community Hospital due to 'overheated light fitting'

Hastings Observer: Man made more than 50 images of children in Bexhill

Mid Sussex Times:Boots pharmacy closure: Retailer reveals why it is closing Haywards Heath store

Chichester Observer: Rolls Royce in Chichester holds fundraiser in aid of cathedral roof appeal

Worthing Herald: Blind man from Worthing thanks 'wonderful people' who helped him after fall

West Sussex County Times: Horsham anger over plans to chop down tree to make way for new bus stop

Brighton & Hove Independent: Valley Gardens campaigners to enter mediation with council

Eastbourne Herald: Woman dies in crash outside Eastbourne

Brighton and Hove News:Brighton charity's detox project rated outstanding by official healthcare watchdog.

Talking solution to mental health problems

Lauren Moss

Education and social affairs correspondent, BBC South East

‘Tea and Talk’ helps students’ mental health at the University of Sussex.

Today's local news website headlines

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Kent Online: Self-harm at record level in Rochester Prison

The Argus: Lion and Lobster pub in Brighton to host beach themed street party

Get Surrey:Cystic fibrosis University of Surrey student studying to find a cure for her condition

Hastings Observer: Historic buses roll into Hastings

Mid Sussex Times:Warning over toxic caterpillars across Sussex which can cause a painful rash

Chichester Observer:Chichester community spaces given a £19,000 funding boost

Worthing Herald:Shoreham Airshow Memorial: Pictures show the story so far as the 11 arches are erected

West Sussex County Times:Thieves steal village brownie pack’s scarecrow

Brighton & Hove Independent:Fundraisers abseil for Blind Veterans UK

Eastbourne Herald: Road closed for more than five hours after serious accident on A27 Pevensey Bypass

Brighton and Hove News:Planning inspector overrules council on seven shared houses in Brighton

This house really is standing on its roof
Brighton seafront has a new attraction that is turning people's heads.

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Kent Online: Russell Brand backs Gravesend artist Claude Barry

The Argus: Anger as rough sleepers pitch tents outside Brighton Town Hall

Get Surrey:Huge 54 metre long gantry installed across M23 ahead of 38-hour Gatwick Airport road closure

Hastings Observer: Restoration of former Observer building given boost as fundraiser extended

Mid Sussex Times: Haywards Heath farmer saves fox cubs after car hits pregnant mother

Chichester Observer: Chichester man dies from pneumonia after fall at hospital

Worthing Herald: St Paul's closure rumours addressed by trustee

West Sussex County Times: Windows smashed in Horsham vandalism spree

Brighton & Hove Independent: Lancing woman jailed for violent homophobic assault after Brighton Pride

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne PC faces misconduct charges after person injured in 'drunk' argument

Brighton and Hove News: Ten seafront lanterns removed after corrosion found

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Kent Online: Benny the Beluga whale inspires Swanscombe artist to create life-size sculpture

The Argus: Brighton and Hove Auction House given 'Picasso' art to sell

Get Surrey: Widow's grief at month-long wait for husband's body

Hastings Observer: Shark jaws stolen from Hastings Fishermen’s Museum

Mid Sussex Times: Public outpouring of joy over little lost dog found after 11-day hunt

Chichester Observer: Reports of explosion at Westhampnett tip

Worthing Herald: Pair jailed over shocking act of public indecency outside Worthing’s Guildbourne Centre

West Sussex County Times: ‘Car mad’ Horsham teenager dies two months after passing driving test

Brighton & Hove Independent: Liquidators appointed for Brighton chocolate shop

Eastbourne Herald: A new chairman at East Sussex County Council has been chosen for the forthcoming municipal year.

Brighton and Hove News: Plans for extra floor on Art Deco block refused

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Kick It Out issues apology to Brighton for any inference in comments made by Troy Townsend that the sacking of Chris Hughton was linked to his ethnicity.

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Student's suicide: 'I can't believe he's gone'
University of Sussex Student Rajiv Aryal took his own life last July.

Today's local news website headlines

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Kent Online: Kent's best beaches revealed

The Argus: Brighton man calls for Jeremy Kyle to be sacked after being on ITV show

Get Surrey:Over 3,300 Surrey families have lost money needed to live on due to benefits cap

Hastings Observer: Hastings man sent to prison for handling stolen computer

Mid Sussex Times: New changes to £65 million Burgess Hill redevelopment to go on show

Chichester Observer:Three jailed for Bognor Regis drugs supply after 2kg of cocaine seized

Worthing Herald:Ex-Worthing auction house could be turned into boxing academy

West Sussex County Times:Record numbers pound streets of Crawley and surrounding area for Run Gatwick event

Brighton & Hove Independent:Later licence for West Street nightclub Popworld turned down

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne man fined for driving without due care and attention

Brighton and Hove News:Brighton man faces trial charged with two counts of rape

Students hold tea and talk event for good mental health
Informal gatherings at the University of Sussex in Brighton boost the mental health of students.

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Kent Online: HGV trainer still going strong aged 82

The Argus: Daredevil risks his life as he scales high-rise crane for 'selfie'

Get Surrey: Record numbers of people being admitted to Surrey hospitals due to being obese

Hastings Observer: Hastings man guilty of dangerous driving

Mid Sussex Times: Gatwick Gary: Man abandoned as a baby at airport finally traces birth parents

Chichester Observer: Sussex father's shock after catching a 2ft-long rat in his back garden

Worthing Herald: Southwick allotment holder in land dispute with ‘totally irresponsible’ council

West Sussex County Times: Warning over toxic caterpillars in Horsham area

Brighton & Hove Independent: New Labour leader elected in Brighton and Hove

Eastbourne Herald: Serious decline in performance’ at Lewes Prison despite special measures

Brighton and Hove News: CCTV released in bid to catch motorbike thieves

Do you recognise these two people?

Lizzie Massey

BBC Live reporter

Youths wanted after Brighton theft
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Two young people are sought by Sussex Police in connection with the theft of a motorcycle in Brighton.

It was reported stolen from Black Lion Street between 08:00 BST and 18:00 on 29 April.

It has since been recovered.

The University of Brighton's experimental Waste House is complete
Made of jeans, toothbrushes and DVD cases, this Brighton house is keeping rubbish out of landfill.

Famous chocolate shop closes

Stuart Maisner

BBC Live reporter

Choccywoccydoodah in Brighton has closed permanently.

The shop was famous for its window displays and elaborate cakes, some of which went to celebrity clients including Madonna and Kylie Minogue.

Administrators Quantuma confirmed they have been asked to put the company into liquidation.

Choccywoccydoodah opened its doors in the city in 1995.


Dragonfly project in Dorset extended

Melanie James

BBC Radio Solent

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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.

Today's local news website headlines

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KentOnline: Thieves steal hundreds of pounds from Wildwood Discovery Park near Canterbury

The Argus: The Old Market and Brighton Women's Centre team up

GetSurrey: Staines school to scan pupils for knives following rise in knife crime

Hastings Observer: Wet and windy start to day in Hastings and Rother

Mid Sussex Times:Burgess Hill town centre redevelopment: Residents invited to open day

Chichester Observer: Goodwood pilots to fly silver spitfire around the world

Worthing Herald: Adur Repair Cafe set for launch in Shoreham

West Sussex County Times: Broadbridge Heath bypass closes as downgrade begins

Brighton & Hove Independent: Trainlines between Worthing and Littlehampton blocked after person hit by a train - Chichester lines also affected

Eastbourne Herald: New drug cabinet provided to DGH by Eastbourne charity

Brighton and Hove News: Vine Street restaurant given alcohol licence despite neighbour concerns

Demonstrators clash with immigration officers
Immigration officers carrying out a raid in Brighton found themselves in a stand-off with protesters.

'Exhausted' Brighton Labour leader quits

Brighton and Hove City Council leader Daniel Yates has stood down, with a parting jibe at the Labour Party's handling of Brexit and anti-semitism.

Mr Yates, who became leader of the city's Labour group in April 2018, says the role has left him exhausted. But he also says he's fed up with fielding complaints resulting from his party's divisions on key matters.

He told BBC Sussex the burden of his council leader role was "driving me into the ground".

But he added: "I'm also tired of having to deal with issues around anti-semitism and around Brexit, where I feel that my party is fundamentally letting people down."

Mr Yates was re-elected councillor for Moulsecoomb and Bevendean for a second term last week, but his party suffered net losses of three seats, leaving it just one ahead of a resurgent Green Party on the hung council.