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How can bad drivers exploit a legal loophole to keep on the road?

We are a nation of motorists, a tribe so wedded to the idea of car ownership that we see getting behind the wheel as a human right.
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The Borough Leader with Cllr Peter Chowney

At any rate, it’s a taxing business

Recently, many businesses have expressed concerns about the new round of business rate revaluations, with the boss of Sainsbury’s, Mike Coupe, describing the system as ‘archaic’. While the new revaluations don’t take any more money from businesses overall, they do mean that while some businesses will see their rates bill decrease, others will see bills increase significantly. And as councils are funded by business rates, all this affects how much money councils get to fund services.

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Blaise is concerned that we may lose sight of good old fashioned common sense to mob rule

In the clamour for instant justice we shouldn't give way to mob rule

If I could sum up the 21st Century so far I would describe it as the era during which the world lost respect for almost everything.
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Louise

etc columnist Louise Margaret

Why the good old-fashioned cluttered look will always prevail

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Katy Bourne

Katy Bourne: Hate crime will not be tolerated

Sussex’s police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne on the rise of hate crimes since the Brexit vote.

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From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP SUS-160526-130924001

Playing a part in humanitarian aid starts on our doorstep

In our communities in Hastings and Rye we can be proud of our commitment to support some of the world’s most vulnerable.

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Small village schools are at risk

Small village schools are at risk of closure because of unfunded costs

On the outskirts of many English towns, adjacent to greenbelt and farmland, you will find small village communities situated around a local school, church and public house (the pub) – and many of these communities have been established for centuries.

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Alexia

etc columnist - Alexia Rowley

Now love really is in the air

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Blaise want to share the pain of getting on the property ladder with his children

By not planning to build we're constructing a crisis for our children

If I had a pound for every time I’ve been told that moving house is the most stressful thing we do, I would have stopped making my own sandwiches years ago.

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Mrs Caulfield with members of the BML2 team

Turning point reached in securing a second rail main line for Sussex

This month has seen us move a step closer to securing a second rail mainline for Sussex.
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The Borough Leader with Cllr Peter Chowney

No longer flush with cash, some cuts are inevitable

Leader. Hastings Borough Council

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The Venerable Fiona Windsor, Archdeacon of Horsham

Listening to each other in a society of respect

So here we are, well under way with the new year.

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Volunteer Alison (right) with Clocktower service-users, young people who are either homeless or in supported accommodation in Brighton & Hove.

A helping hand for young homeless people

We were shocked to hear last week that rough-sleeping in Brighton and Hove leapt 84% between 2015 and 2016, making it the local authority with the second highest levels of rough sleeping the country, after Westminster.

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Winchelsea Church

Winchelsea, terrible tempests and Romney’s laughing frogs

This week my intention was to feature the Royal Military Canal that more or less curves around the edge of Romney Marsh in East Sussex before extending on into Kent.

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ABC at the Department for Transport in December, urging immediate action on Southern Rail  CREDIT: Bradley Rees SUS-170202-141735001

Emily Yates: Passengers lead the call for rail justice

Parliament has failed in holding the Department for Transport to account – Southern Rail passengers have nowhere left to go but court.

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From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP SUS-160526-130924001

Service shows our tolerance of diversity

Freedom of speech, freedom of worship, the rule of law and equal rights – these principles underpin how we live our lives and how we define our society, they enable us to celebrate diversity and come together as one.

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The Borough Leader with Cllr Peter Chowney

Taxing times give rise to cuts threat

Once again, the council is consulting on its budget for the coming year. Gone are the days when we could present a programme of new things we were proposing to do. Now, because of shrinking council budgets, it’s much more about what we’re going to have to cut to make ends meet.

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Blaise points out that the fast pace of modern life isn't suited for everyone

Taking time to remember there is real life in the slow lane

‘Life today is just too fast, nobody has time to stop and think' is something most of us will have either recently said, or heard from an older friend or relative.
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Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

The potential of life, individually and collectively

Because I’m fairly disorganised, I reckon it’s still not too late to make some new year resolutions.

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Blaise is trying to keep on the straight and narrow

I'm going off my trolley with insane dieting advice

Over the years I have come up with a variety of strategies to cope with the tedium of frequent visits to the supermarket.
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