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COUNTY NEWS: Lightning storm caught on dashcam

In a piece of amazing footage, a Sussex driver’s dashcam captured part of last night’s lightning storm.

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The identity of the driver has not yet been released. Pictures: Eddie Mitchell

Fatal collision after driver ‘lost control’

A driver has died in Bognor after being ‘seen to lose control’ last night, police have confirmed.

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ELECTION 2017: Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

ELECTION 2017: Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017. It is fair to say that, although perhaps somewhat unfair on the pollsters, the EU referendum and US presidential election have exacerbated – rather than healed – the widespread loss of public faith in the polls induced by the 2015 general election debacle.

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Police remain at the scene. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: “We need the public’s help to defeat terrorism”

The police need the public’s help to defeat terrorism, a top Sussex Police officer has said.

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Police remain at the scene this morning. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS UPDATE: Terror arrest in Shoreham as Manchester attack probe continues

Police have arrested a 23-year-old man in Sussex on suspicion of terror offences.

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This loggery is an ultimate home for a stag beetle (pictured with a model of a beetle)

Call to Sussex gardeners - save our stag beetle

The call has gone out to help save stag beetles in Sussex.

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Arundel and South Downs: Meet the general election candidates

With the general election taking place on June 8, we asked each of the Arundel and South Downs candidates to tell us who they are and what they stand for.

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WEATHER: Flood warnings and sunny days

WEATHER: Flood warnings and sunny days

A week that begins with flood warnings is set for a sunny finish.

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Do you know how to protect yourself from 'smishing'?

Fraudsters trying to steal your identity by text message

Fraudsters are trying to steal your identity by text message, a national anti-fraud group has said.

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Ann-Marie Powell cutting the ribbon at a Greenfingers garden at an Oxford children's hospice

Gardeners wanted to help sick children

Want to put your green fingers to good use? Here’s how.

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British Airways hopes to run flights from Gatwick on Sunday after yesterday's computer issues led to mass cancellations

British Airways hopes Gatwick chaos is behind it

British Airways hopes to run a ‘near-normal’ amount of flights from Gatwick today as it recovers from yesterday’s computer chaos.

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Police cars seen in Balkington Avenue earlier today. Picture: Claire Thomas

COUNTY NEWS: Man arrested for wielding knives in car park

The search for a knife-wielding man was the reason armed officers were out in Sussex today, police have confirmed.

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Travellers are advised to keep checking their flight status

UPDATE: British Airways cancels ALL FLIGHTS on Saturday

British Airways has cancelled all its Gatwick flights for the rest of today and is telling customers not to come to the airport.

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Do you have what it takes to cook up a storm on BBC's latest competition? Picture: BBC

Sussex cooks wanted for Gogglebox studio’s new show

Can you out-cook anyone? The team behind Gogglebox is looking for Sussex cooks for its brand new food contest.

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Lidl in Bognor Regis has been forced to close after heavy rain caused its roof to cave in. Picture: Google Maps/Google Streetview

UPDATE: Lidl reopens after overnight roof collapse

Lidl’s Bognor Regis branch has reopened after it was being closed for much of today after its roof collapsed overnight.

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Swan Lake surprise for former dancer from Billingshurst

A former dancer from Sussex has been gifted a special night at the ballet.

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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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One of the Sussex NGS gardens Fittleworth House

Garden charity launches photography competition

To celebrate 90 years of opening beautiful gardens, with several across Sussex, the National Garden Scheme is launching a photography competition today (Saturday May 27) to coincide with their Anniversary Weekend.

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Campaigners at Adversane crossroads on April Fools Day. Photo: Jono

Campaigners’ ‘shock and anger’ at Broadford Bridge drilling

Campaign groups are rallying to oppose oil drilling at Broadford Bridge near Adversane with work set to commence at the site.

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National Charity Partnership launches free online tool to help you get healthier this summer

National Charity Partnership launches free online tool to help you get healthier this summer

Sussex residents wanting to get healthier this summer now have extra support to achieve their goals thanks to a new, free online tool.

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