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St Leonards student’s bid to become an MP

A St Leonards student is bidding to become one of the youngest MPs ever elected to Parliament.

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Southern talks with union to resume next week

Talks between Southern bosses and union officials aimed at ending a dispute affected train services are set to resume next week.

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Political figures at the ready after election is announced

The announcement came as a surprise to many – but political figures of all parties in East Sussex are ready for a snap general election.

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Union protest outside Parliament to mark year since start of Southern dispute

A rail union is set to protest outside Parliament to mark one year since the start of strikes on the Southern network.

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Are you registered to vote?

Are you registered to vote?

With the snap election set for June 8, it is important for you to make sure you are able to exercise your right to vote.

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Theresa May calls snap general election

Sussex voters are set to head to the polls in June as Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap general election.

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More talks called a year into Southern dispute

Talks to end a dispute between rail bosses and Southern staff have been called for later this month, almost a year since the first strike action was held.

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MP launches new Pensioners’ Fair in Hastings

A new Pensioners’ Fair is to take place with the aim of offering support to the retired population of Hastings and Rye.

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Hastings county council election candidates revealed

The candidates looking to become East Sussex county councillors for Hastings have been revealed.

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Southern train drivers reject second union deal

Southern train drivers have rejected a second deal negotiated by union leaders with rail bosses.

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Just days left to register to vote

Just days left to register to vote

Residents in East Sussex are being urged not to miss out on the chance to take part in next month’s county council elections.

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The aftermath of Wednesday's attack in Westminster (photo by SWNS.com)

Sussex remembers victims of terrorist attack in Westminster

Tributes to the victims of a terrorist attack in Westminster have been paid by communities and politicians across Sussex.

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Sussex MPs caught up in Westminster lockdown after ‘terrorist attack’

Sussex MPs caught up in Westminster lockdown after ‘terrorist attack’

Sussex MPs have been caught up in a lockdown of Westminster following a suspected terrorist attack.

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Southern season ticket holders paid £10m compensation

Southern season ticket holders have received a total of £10m in compensation after repeated delays to trains.

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East Sussex pubs in line for welcome tax relief

The vast majority of pubs in East Sussex are in line for welcome tax relief following the Chancellor’s Spring Budget.

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Southern agrees to talks if union suspends strike

Southern bosses have agreed to talks to end a dispute with staff if the RMT union calls off strike action planned for early April.

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BREAKING NEWS: Southern staff call fresh strike

Southern staff have called fresh strike action over the introduction of driver-only operation.

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COUNTY NEWS: Scotland dominates debate as Sussex hosts BBC’s Question Time

Sussex hosted BBC’s Question Time last night – but news north of the border dominated debate.

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UPDATE: Southern train drivers’ agreement ‘old deal in new envelope’

A fresh agreement between Southern train drivers and rail bosses has been described as the ‘old deal in a new envelope’.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond announced extra funding for social care in his Spring Budget

Extra £22m for county social care services in Budget is welcomed

An extra £22m has been provided for East Sussex’s social care services in the Chancellor’s Spring Budget.

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