The ArgusFriday, February 14 (From The Argus)

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Friday, February 14

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  • Severe weather warning in place
  • East Sussex County Council and West Sussex County Council to discuss budget
  • Valentine's Day


There are major problems across the rail network due to flooding.

More in our live weather blog.


Apologies for the lack of updates. A few Friday rain gremlins in the system it appears.


Another development in the suspected suicide bomber from Crawley story.

A video has been released apparently showing Abdul Waheed Majeed in Syria.


East Sussex Fire Authority has agreed to increase its Council tax for 2014/15 by 1.94%.


The first same sex marriage couple for Brighton has been announced.

You can read all about them here.

The Argus: First same-sex marriage couple for Brighton and Hove announced


Update on Proposal Watch:

Gatwick Ariport held a Valentine’s Day event tin both the North and South Terminal.

It had music entertainment and staff handing out chocolate hearts to passengers.

Del Farnsworth proposed to Donna  at Gatwick on Monday.

The couple were whisked away to Las Vegas – courtesy of Virgin Atlantic from Gatwick – and were married live on TV this morning.

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A great excuse to use a lovely photo of Peter James:

Author Peter James ends up with pants on his head after wrist operation

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As chairwoman Amanda Jupp introduced the Performanc Framework there was some disruption from members of the public. She asked them to be silent: "You are entitled to listen but I don’t want to ask you to be removed."

Calls of ‘We will not be silent’ and ‘this is undemocratic’ came from the public gallery.

Thirty-one minutes in Amanda Jupp adjourned the meeting.


The full council meeting of West Sussex County Council has had to be adjourned after members of the public heckled the chairwoman.


The great council tax debate in brighton and Hove rumbles on.

Last night the Greens claimed their proposed 4.75% rise could go ahead with support from Labour.

You can also read more on the council tax debate in our special section.


It is also Valentine's Day today and we are on Proposal Watch.

Let us know if you are proposing, have been proposed to or have seen a proposal in action and we will celebrate by letting the world know.

Let's make the love shine through the weather.

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The big story from yesterday was the bomb scare in Brighton. Last night it was revealed there are possible links to Northern Ireland.

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Good morning all and happy Valentine's Day.

First of, the weather is atrocious with an amber warning for wind and a yellow warning for rain.

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