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Frontline neighbourhood policing ‘moving into our front rooms’

The frontline for neighbourhood policing is ‘moving off the street and into our front rooms’, according to Sussex’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

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GMB protests in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-160920-151910008

First batch of unpaid wages delivered to patient transport staff

The first batch of unpaid wages owed to staff working in Sussex’s patient transport service have been received.

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Hastings File Photo Alexandra Park SUS-151229-162306001

Where is the new Alexandra Park greenway?

A delayed safety audit report is holding up plans for a new cycle and pedestrian greenway through Alexandra Park, it has been revealed.

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Hastings had 9.1 drug deaths per 100,000 of the population between 2013 and 2015. Stock image SUS-160920-133001001

Hastings drug deaths: ‘Out-of-date’ rehab policy blasted

The council’s ‘out-of-date’ rehabilitation policy for addicts in Hastings may have something to do with the town’s high rate of drug-related deaths, a charity boss claimed.

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Nick Brown, new chief operating officer at Govia Thameslink Railway (photo submitted) SUS-160926-094857001

Southern’s rail operator appoints new chief operating officer

The embattled rail operator running Southern services has appointed a new chief operating officer.

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Southern rail guards to take 14 more days of strike action

Southern rail guards to take 14 more days of strike action

Southern rail guards are set to take 14 days of strike action in five blocks between now and Christmas.

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(Left to right) Stuart Paine of BBM Sustainable Design Ltd, John Davis of BD Foods Ltd,  Lee Vockins of Westridge Construction Ltd and Cllr Peter Chowney. Photo by Hastings Borough Council

Hastings food firm’s new factory supported by council

A new factory for a local food supplier has been invested in by Hastings Borough Council in a bid to increase jobs in the town.

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Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd

Hastings and Rye MP linked to ‘tax haven’ businesses

The Hastings and Rye MP has been revealed as a director for two offshore companies leading to calls for her to step down as Home Secretary.

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Coperforma protest by the GMB at  Brighton

Coperforma to pay outstanding wages for patient transport drivers - union

Coperforma has agreed to settle unpaid wages to drivers affected by the collapse of a Sussex patient transport service sub-contractor earlier this month.

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Transport secretary Chris Grayling pictured last year

Union blasts ‘garbage’ attack on Southern staff by transport secretary

A rail union has criticised transport secretary Chris Grayling’s ‘garbage’ attack on Southern staff.

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Coperforma protest by the GMB at  Brighton

Coperforma ‘not on brink of financial collapse’

The company running patient transport services in Sussex is ‘not on the brink of financial collapse’, it said in a statement today (Wednesday September 21).

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Nick Perry at the Lib Dems' party conference in Brighton (photo submitted

Hastings Lib Dems attend party conference in Brighton

Hastings and Rye Liberal Democrats have been attending their party’s autumn conference ‎in Brighton this week in the wake of local government by-election victories across the country.

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Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) has released its latest report on customer complaints SUS-160921-100927001

Sussex water firm tops complaints list for fourth year

A Sussex water company has seen the largest increase in complaints in the past year across England and Wales, an industry watchdog has found.

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Community award nominations for Southern ‘beyond satire’

Community award nominations for Southern ‘beyond satire’

Community award nominations for Southern are ‘beyond satire’ according to a rail union.

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Train timetable changes to reduce journey time between Hastings and London

Train timetable changes to reduce journey time between Hastings and London

Train journey times between Hastings and London during peak hours could be reduced if timetable changes are brought in by Southern in 2018.

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Diane Abbott Labour's shadow health secretary (photo supplied by the Labour Party). SUS-160916-141728001

Diane Abbott ‘deeply worried’ by Sussex patient transport service problems

Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary Diane Abbott has called problems within Sussex’s patient transport service ‘deeply worrying’.

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Man chairing board to improve Southern will be paid by rail operator

Man chairing board to improve Southern will be paid by rail operator

The man tasked with turning around the performance of Southern services will be paid by the rail operator, the Government has confirmed.

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Coperforma protest by the GMB at  Brighton

Fund to help staff after collapse of patient transport sub-contractor

Almost £1,000 has been raised for employees of Sussex’s patient transport service affected by the collapse of a sub-contractor this week.

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

Failure to pay patient transport service staff ‘unacceptable’

Failure to pay staff working in Sussex’s patient transport service is ‘unacceptable’, according to doctors who commissioned the contract.

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Sussex's constituencies after the 2015 general election

Major changes proposed for East Sussex constituencies

Major changes to East Sussex’s constituency boundaries are proposed under draft recommendations in a national review.

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