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Transport Secretary supports plan to improve journey times to London

The Secretary of State for Transport committed to support the development of a proposed new track layout at Ashford International which would allow trains from 1066 Country to travel direct to London St Pancras.

Transport
L-R: Charles Bacchus, Environment Agency; David Wilkins, The Angling Trust; PCSO Daryl Holter, Sussex Police. SUS-171114-154339001

Partnership approach to discourage angling offences in Hastings and Rother

Police in Hastings and Rother are working with partner agencies to tackle the theft of fish from private waters across the district.

Crime
East Sussex woman celebrates big win on EuroMillions

East Sussex woman celebrates big win on EuroMillions

A mystery EuroMillions winner from East Sussex, known only as Mrs. H from East Sussex, has scooped a massive payout.

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James Maloney. Photo courtesy of Sussex Police. SUS-171113-154710001

Police offer reward for help finding wanted man

Police are looking for a St Leonards man who they want to speak to in connection with an aggravated burglary.

Crime
Criminal damage to the playground in Alexandra Park. SUS-171113-153734001

Criminal damage closes parts of Hastings playground

Part of Alexandra Park’s lower playground has been closed as considerable damage has been caused to the timber framework that surrounds the play equipment.

Crime
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Patients invited to have a say on revamped NHS 111 hotline

Moves to transform a patient hotline, which has had some criticism from users in the past, have taken a huge leap forward.

Health
Sussex police warning over illegally-killed game

Sussex police warning over illegally-killed game

Game dealers, restaurateurs, hotels and public houses are being advised to check that they are not buying illegally-killed game.

Crime
Coach driver given four year disqualification for falsified records

Coach driver given four year disqualification for falsified records

A coach driver has been disqualified from professional driving for four years after admitting that he falsified his records to get around safety rules, according to the Traffic Commissioner.

Crime
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Star Wars actor is guest speaker at charity cricket event

With under a month until the hugely anticipated release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, one of the film’s stars will be making an appearance at The 1st Central County Ground.

Sport
Callum Gower. Photo courtesy of Sussex Police. SUS-170611-140830001

Reward offered for help finding wanted man

Sussex Police is offering a £500 reward for information which leads to the arrest of a wanted man.

Crime

Service sees 283 crosses planted at Hero’s Corner

Children and young adults from schools and colleges across Hastings planted 283 crossed at Hero’s Corner and the Commonwealth Graves at Hastings Cemetery.

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Woodlands to open male and female wards in place of mixed unit

Two new wards – one for women and one for men – are opening at the Woodlands Centre for Acute Care.

Health
Property: Period home that overlooks an ancient castle

Property: Period home that overlooks an ancient castle

Interested in a home that looks out directly over a castle? Well this house is for you.

Lifestyle
The front page of the Hastings and St Leonards Observer from November 11, 1967 SUS-171031-171618001

Fifty years since tragic rail crash

This weekend will mark 50 years since the Hither Green rail disaster in which dozens of people lost their lives.

Nostalgia
Property of the Week: Perfect home for the keen walker

Property of the Week: Perfect home for the keen walker

Keen walker? Then this property is the perfect home, with idyllic walks from your doorstep.

Lifestyle
Parents are encouraged to ignore the fake news and make sure their children get the flu vaccine

‘Fake news’ warning to East Sussex parents over flu vaccine

Efforts to vaccinate children against flu are being hampered by myths being spread on social media, public health chiefs have warned.

News
Edward and Lilias Stanbrook-Evans Wedding

Video: Couples reveal the secret to a successful marriage to mark the Queen’s platinum wedding anniversary

This year, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 70 years of marriage to His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, making their union the longest royal marriage in British history.

Offbeat
Matt Parker. Picture: YouTube/Matt Parker

Mathematician starts campaign to fix ‘national embarrassment’ road signs

A mathematician is leading a campaign to update the football road traffic signs in the UK.

Offbeat
Police investigating violent incident at St Leonards house

Police investigating violent incident at St Leonards house

Police are investigating a violent incident at a house in St Leonards in which a teenage girl was threatened and damage was caused to the property.

Crime
One of the county council's posters trying to discourage parents from taking children out of school

East Sussex parents hit with hefty fines over children’s school attendance

Sixteen parents in East Sussex have been taken to court for failing to ensure their children regularly attend school.

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