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Fresh two-day rail strike on Southern services

Southern services are due to be hit by a fifth rail-strike in less than five months.

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The Hastings and Rother WASPI group SUS-160818-090443001

Women fighting ‘unjust’ state pension age changes

A group has been set up to tackle ‘unjust’ women’s state pension age changes which meant some women were given little to no notice they would not retire at 60.

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Matthew Lock after being elected to serve St Helens ward at Hastings Borough Council in 2014

Ex-Hastings councillor charged with 28 child sex offences

A former Hastings councillor and ex-Scout leader in Battle has been charged with 28 child sexual offences.

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The plot of land on West Hill Road that planning officers have given the green light to build on. Photo by Google Street View April 2016 SUS-160817-141450001

Controversial St Leonards houses proposal set for green light?

A plan to build two semi-detached houses on a plot of green space with sea views in St Leonards could be approved despite a petition signed by 195 people.

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Changes to Hastings Library refurbishment scheme agreed

Changes to a major refurbishment of Hastings Library have been agreed.

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Rail union members back strike action over cuts to ticket offices

Rail union members have backed strike action over cuts to station ticket office opening hours planned across Sussex.

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Campagners have called for a freeze for Southern's season ticket prices

Calls to freeze Southern season ticket prices

Rail campaigners are calling on the Government to freeze prices for Southern season tickets next year.

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Southern rail talks end with no agreement

Crunch talks between unions and rail bosses to end a dispute that has plunged Southern services into chaos have ended with no agreement in place.

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Green MEP Keith Taylor

Giving cash to allow fracking ‘tantamount to bribery’

Paying residents affected by fracking some of the profits would be ‘tantamount to bribery’, according to one of Sussex’s MEPs.

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Health

Health inequality projects in Hastings worth £1.2m approved

A raft of projects designed to tackle health inequality in Hastings worth £1.2m was signed off by the council on Monday (August 8).

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Hastings Borough Council officers have suggested a number of ideas to revitalise the fishery

Plan to boost Hastings fishery approved

A plan to spend £800,000 of prospective EU money on revitalising the fishery was approved on Monday (August 8).

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BREAKING NEWS: Rail strike suspended

Further strike action affecting Southern services has been suspended as rail bosses and union officials are set to resume talks.

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MP Huw Merriman outside Bexhill Railway Station, screenshot from his rail diaries on Monday SUS-161008-135908001

Hastings and Bexhill MPs urge union and rail bosses to end dispute

MPs from the 1066-area have urged both union and rail bosses to find a solution to the long-running dispute affecting Southern services.

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Southern asks union to ‘come back to the table to talk’

Southern bosses have urged unions to ‘come back to the table and talk’ during the second day of this week’s rail strike.

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Patient transport service vehicles used by SECAmb before the contract was taken over by Coperforma

Coperforma suspends six staff working in Sussex patient transport service

Coperforma has suspended six staff working on its Sussex patient transport service contract.

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Mick Cash general secretary at the RMT appearing before the House of Commons Transport Select Committee back in July (photo from parliament.tv). SUS-160507-122550001

Union offers to suspend rail strike if conditions met

A rail union due to strike on Southern services next week has offered to call off industrial action if its conditions are met.

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Southern train SUS-150225-011710001

Southern poster wrongly suggests rail strike called off

A Southern poster wrongly suggesting next week’s rail strike has been called off has been circulating on social media.

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Hastings Borough Council officers have suggested a number of ideas to revitalise the fishery

New festival to help boost Hastings fishery?

The seafront could be getting another festival as the council is set to approve a plan to use £800,000 of EU money to revitalise Hastings fishery.

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Hastings Borough Council wants to spend the money on a range of initiatives

Raft of Hastings council health projects with £1.2m funding

Hastings council is set to a agree a series of initiatives designed to improve health inequality using £1.2m of funding.

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GTR is facing the prospect of strike action from its train drivers, conductors, and ticket office staff

Southern train drivers could strike over ‘breakdown in industrial relations’

Southern’s train drivers could strike over a ‘breakdown in industrial relations’ with the rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR).

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