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Southern passengers to ‘mourn the death of their patience’

A three-day protest by Southern train passengers is set to ‘mourn the death of their patience’.

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BREAKING NEWS: Five per cent council tax rise proposed

Council tax bills are set to rise by at least £62 a year for the average East Sussex households from April.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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MP Amber Rudd

Amber Rudd’s conference speech ‘not a hate crime’

Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd’s speech to the Conservative Party Conference was ‘not a hate crime’, according to her office.

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Fresh strike action by Southern guards

Guards working on Southern trains have announced fresh strike action today (Thursday January 12).

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The total cost of the Bexhill-Hastings link road is now �125.6m

Campaigners slam fifth Bexhill-Hastings link road cost rise

The cost of the Bexhill-Hastings link road has risen for the fifth increase since the project began, according to council documents, leading to criticism from campaigners.

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The Government has faced calls to strip GTR of Southern services

Southern franchise ‘needs to be broken up’

The franchise including Southern is ‘too big to handle’ and ‘needs to be broken up’, one Sussex MP has suggested.

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Train drivers ‘forced to go on strike’ by Southern management

Train drivers have been ‘forced’ to go on strike by the intransigence of Southern management, union ASLEF has claimed.

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Southern passengers have faced almost constant delays since early 2016

First of week’s three Southern rail strikes begins

The first of three days of strikes planned by Southern train drivers has started today (Tuesday January 10).

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The Government has faced calls to strip GTR of Southern services

Guide to tomorrow’s Southern train drivers’ strike

A strike by Southern train drivers is due to lead to the complete shutdown of its rail network tomorrow (Tuesday January 10).

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South East Coast Ambulance Service

Medical director quits ambulance service

The medical director at Sussex’s ambulance service has quit the trust.

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The Government has faced calls to strip GTR of Southern services

Just one in five think Southern suitable to run trains

Just one in five people think Southern is suitable to run a train service, according to a new opinion poll.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling

Southern needs ‘very significant remedial work when strikes are over’ - transport secretary

The Southern franchise needs ‘very significant remedial work’ when rail strikes are over, the Government’s transport secretary has said.

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A Southern train

Safety report on Southern driver only trains a ‘whitewash’

A report suggesting that Southern trains only operated by the driver can be operated safely has been branded a ‘complete whitewash’ by rail union bosses.

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Thameslink service

Southern rail operator failed suspicious package security test

The rail operator running Southern trains failed a suspicious package security test late last year, it has been revealed today.

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Southern trains

Limited buses to replace Southern trains during strikes

A limited number of buses are set to replace Southern trains on some routes during next week’s strike dates.

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A Southern train

Southern train drivers to strike in late January

Southern train drivers are set to strike for three days in late January.

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Southern strike halved to three days

A rail strike due to shutdown the entire Southern network next week has been cut from six days to three according to national reports.

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Talks to avert next week’s Southern strike

Talks aimed at ending a dispute between Southern train drivers and management have ended for the day without a deal in place.

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Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

VIDEO: Reach out to a stranger, Bishop of Chichester urges in Christmas message

The challenge of reaching out to the stranger in our midst was at the heart of the Bishop of Chichester’s Christmas message.

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