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Sussex water firm tops complaints list for fifth year in a row

A Sussex-based water company has topped the list of complaints across the industry for the fifth straight year.

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More Southern rail strikes called

Another two days of Southern rail strikes have been called in a dispute over driver-only trains.

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Councillor Alan Shuttleworth with residents campaigning against the closure of Langney Library in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170914-103233008

LIVE: Consultation on proposed library closures approved

The potential closure of seven libraries across East Sussex were discussed by the county council’s cabinet earlier today (Tuesday September 19).

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General election count at Horntye Park, Hastings.
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Amber Rudd: ‘I don’t want Boris managing Brexit’

Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd does not want Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson ‘managing the Brexit process’.

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Keith Glazier, leader of the county council

Council leader’s £9,000 allowance rise to be discussed on same day as library closures debate

A possible £9,000 a year rise in the leader of the county council’s special responsibility allowance is to be discussed straight after proposed library closures next week.

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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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Seven libraries could close across East Sussex

Proposals to close Ore’s library ‘outrageous’

Ore’s public library could be closed permanently by the county council.

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September’s second Southern rail strike begins

A second rail strike affecting Southern train services in a week starting this morning (Monday September 4).

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Latest Southern RMT strike today

The latest strike by RMT members affecting Southern services began this morning (Friday September 1).

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Churchill Service Solutions staff are being ballotted on strike action

Southern train cleaners could strike

Southern’s train cleaners could strike over pay and working conditions, a rail union has said.

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No deal reached with Southern train drivers

No deal has been reached between rail bosses and Southern train drivers over pay, terms and conditions, and the introduction of driver-only operation (DOO).

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A Southern Rail train

Southern plans normal service on most routes during strikes

Southern is planning to run a normal service on most of its routes during a rail strike planned in early September.

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Southern Rail has reported train disruption

Sussex PCC criticises women-only train carriages idea

Proposals to introduce women-only train carriages to combat sexual assaults have been criticised by Sussex’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

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Automatic compensation for Southern train delays

Automatic compensation for delays experienced by Southern and Gatwick Express train passengers is being introduced.

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The CPS has new guidance on prosecuting hate crime offences

Online hate crime to be treated as seriously as offline offences

Online hate crime is set to be treated as seriously as offences committed face-to-face, according to new guidance.

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Lloyd Russell-Moyle (centre), and Peter Kyle (left) are Sussex's two Labour MPs

Would Labour have seven Sussex MPs under new voting system?

Labour could have returned seven Sussex MPs to Parliament at the 2017 general election if a different voting system had been used, according to new research.

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Southern train

Fresh two Southern rail strikes called

Two days of rail strikes have been called by Southern staff over the introduction of driver-only operation.

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Fresh hike in train fares will be a ‘kick in the teeth for passengers’

A fresh hike in train fares due in January has been described as a ‘kick in the teeth’ for passengers, according to one rail union.

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Keith Hinkley, director of adult social care and health at East Sussex County Council, and Amanda Philpott, chief officer for both Hastings and Rother CCG, and Eastbourne, Hailsham, and Seaford CCG.

Health and social care transformation an ‘opportunity we must take’

Transformation of health and social care services in East Sussex is an ‘opportunity we must take’, according to one senior figure.

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Jeremy Corbyn: Message of hope resonated strongly with Sussex voters

An alternative to austerity and a message of hope are the reasons Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn believes are behind his party’s recent surge in votes across Sussex.

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