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Southern season ticket holders urged to claim compensation

Passengers who bought Southern season tickets are being urged to check if they are eligible for compensation.

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Rail bosses: Southern strikes ‘impotent and ineffective’

Strike action by Southern staff is ‘increasingly impotent and ineffective’, according to rail bosses.

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Nine in ten Southern trains ran during strike

Nine in ten Southern trains ran during strike

Almost nine in ten Southern trains ran during the strike by the RMT union yesterday (Wednesday February 22).

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The London Road viaduct in Brighton

Winds from Storm Doris to slow Southern trains

Heavy winds from Storm Doris mean speed restrictions will be in place across much of Sussex’s train network tomorrow (Thursday February 23).

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Sussex’s devolution bid ‘paused’

A bid to devolve powers from central Government to local authorities in Sussex has been ‘paused’.

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Sustainabiltity and Transformation Plans are set to be implemented across the country

Major NHS shake-up facing £100m plus shortfall

A major shake-up of health services across East Sussex is planned -but NHS organisations face more than a £100m funding shortfall.

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BREAKING NEWS: Train drivers reject Southern deal

Southern train drivers have rejected a deal from rail bosses to end a dispute over driver-only operation.

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Fresh strike planned by Southern staff

Southern staff are set to strike over the introduction of driver-only operation next week.

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East Sussex County Council is planning to create a waste transfer station at Pebsham for leachate produced from the county's landfill sites

Pebsham waste transfer station would ‘impede’ park’s plans

Plans for a waste transfer station at Pebsham would ‘seriously impede’ Combe Valley Countryside Park’s future plans.

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BREAKING NEWS: Talks between Southern and RMT union end ‘prematurely’

Talks between union leaders and Southern bosses to solve a long-running dispute over driver-only operated trains have ended ‘prematurely’.

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Fire & Rescue East Sussex.

East Sussex Fire Authority approves council tax rise

An increase in council tax paid to East Sussex Fire Authority has been approved today (Tuesday February 14).

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A protest against the Government's child refugees policy outside Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd's home (photo courtesy of Peace News).

Protest outside MP’s house over child refugees policy

Around 50 people staged a protest outside Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd’s house demanding more child refugees are admitted into the UK.

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Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd

MP: Housing white paper ‘will make a real difference’ to Hastings and Rye

Home Secretary Amber Rudd backed the government’s plan to ‘fix’ the housing market saying it will make ‘a real difference’ to people in Hastings and Rye.

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Amber Rudd addressing the Government's child refugee policy in the House of Commons (photo from Parliament.tv).

Hastings and Rye MP defends child refugee policy

Hastings and Rye’s MP has defended the Government’s child refugee policy against Labour accusations of ‘shameful’ behaviour.

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‘Southern Fail Awards’ winners to be announced

The winners of the ‘Southern Fail Awards’ are set to be announced on the same night as the National Rail Industry Awards.

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Valentine’s Day talks for Southern and rail union

Fresh talks between Southern bosses and rail union RMT are set to begin next week on Valentine’s Day.

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Hastings Borough Council may increase its share of council tax by 2.04 per cent SUS-161019-163304001

Council tax increase on the cards for Hastings

Hastings council officers recommend increasing its share of council tax by £5 a year on average ahead of a budget meeting on Monday (February 13).

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A seagull stole Oliver Colvile MP's friends chips, reportedly sparking the debate in Parliament

Calls for seagull-proof buildings in MPs’ debate

MPs discussed seagulls stealing people’s chips and how to tackle the ‘flying rats’ problem in Parliament yesterday (Tuesday, February 7) – with suggestions for gull-proof buildings and ‘contraception’.

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‘Zombie apocalypse’ allows Southern trains to run without two staff

A ‘zombie apocalypse’ would be one of the only times a Southern train would run without a second guaranteed member of staff on board, according to one rail union.

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Mid Sussex district countryside (photo from Campaign to Protect Rural England - Sussex branch). SUS-161121-124109001

What does housing white paper mean for Sussex?

Campaigners have warned that the Government’s white paper to ‘fix the housing market’ could jeopardise Sussex’s unprotected countryside.

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