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Southern fares to rise by nearly two per cent

Southern and Gatwick Express fares will rise by an average of nearly two per cent at the start of 2017.

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Southern Rail asked customers to tell the RMT how they feel

Southern season ticket holders to receive free month’s travel

Tens of thousands of Southern rail users are to be repaid the equivalent of a month’s travel for the extraordinary disruption they have suffered, the Government announced today (Friday 2 December).

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Sussex MP: Make £5 notes vegetarian

Sussex MP: Make £5 notes vegetarian

New plastic five pound notes should not be made using animal derived products, one Sussex MP has suggested.

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Southern Rail asked customers to tell the RMT how they feel

Southern dispute ‘has gone on long enough’

The dispute between Southern staff and management ‘has gone on long enough’ according to our readers.

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Chief constable at Sussex Police Giles  York

‘Laws banning mobile phone use while driving need updating’

Laws banning mobile phone use when driving need to catch up with technology, according to Sussex Police’s chief constable.

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UPDATE: Southern train drivers’ strike dates announced

UPDATE: Southern train drivers’ strike dates announced

Southern train drivers have overwhelmingly backed strike action in a row over driver-only operated trains.

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Hospitals in Brighton, like many health services across Sussex, are under increasing pressure

NHS aims for £530m savings in Sussex and East Surrey

Sussex and East Surrey’s NHS system is aiming to save £530m over the next four years as part of plans to create a ‘better system for all’.

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Mike Earl, SECAmb paramedic, South East Coast Ambulance Services NHS Foundation Trusts (SECAmb) innovative electronic Patient Clinical Record (ePCR) project is being rolled out across the Trusts region following successful trials in Thanet, Kent. SUS-161125-122742001

iPads for ambulance crews to complete patient records

Ambulance crews in Sussex are set to be given tablets to complete patient records electronically.

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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Chris Grayling, the secretary of state for transport

Football club’s offer to broker Southern talks rejected

Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club’s offer to broker talks to solve the Southern rail dispute has been rejected.

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MPs Caroline Ansell, Huw Merriman, and Amber Rudd visiting Conquest Hospital in Hastings (photo submitted). SUS-161123-162131001

MPs quiz health bosses on NHS transformation plans

East Sussex’s MP have quizzed health bosses on plans to transform NHS services in the county.

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Maria Caulfield Lewes MP with the Chancellor Philip Hammond (photo submitted). SUS-161123-111338001

Crackdown on letting agents’ fees welcomed by Sussex MPs

A crackdown on letting agents’ fees expected in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement has been welcomed by Sussex MP.

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Latest Southern rail strike starts today

Latest Southern rail strike starts today

The ninth Southern rail strike of 2016 is set to start today (Tuesday November 22), lasting 48 hours.

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COUNTY NEWS: Two NHS hospital trusts to ‘buddy up’

Two Sussex NHS hospital trusts are set to ‘buddy up’ in order to secure improvements.

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Peter Chowney, leader of Hastings Borough Council, argued that more good quality jobs are needed to reduce deprivation in Hastings

‘Improve job opportunities in Hastings to reduce deprivation’

More good quality jobs and better skills are needed to reduce the high level of deprivation in Hastings, according to the borough council leader.

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Hastings has the highest level of deprivation across Sussex, according to a new report by the Sussex Community Foundation

Levels of deprivation across Sussex revealed by charity report

The levels of deprivation and inequality across Sussex have been revealed in a charity’s report released today (Thursday November 10).

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Approval for hundreds of homes on former St Leonards school site?

Permission to build up to 210 homes on a former secondary school in St Leonards could be given at a planning committee meeting on Wednesday (November 16).

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Nigel Farage speaking earlier this year

Farage: Trump’s US election victory a ‘phenomenal result’

Nigel Farage has said Donald Trump’s victory in the US Election will bring a wealth of economic benefits to the UK, describing the new president as ‘a true Anglophile’ and an ‘ally to Britain’.

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There are an estimated 23,000 assaults on police officers in England and Wales each year, according to Diane Abbott

East Sussex MPs highlight seriousness of assaults on police officers

East Sussex MPs have joined their colleagues in voting for punishments reflecting the ‘increased seriousness’ of assaults on police officers.

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Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd giving a speech after being awarded the Conservative Peoples Choice Award at the Patchwork Foundations MP of the Year Awards at the Houses of Parliament on November 2. Photo courtesy of Amber Rudd MP SUS-160811-173715001

Hastings and Rye MP wins parliamentary award

The Hastings and Rye MP said she was humbled after winning a gong at a parliamentary awards ceremony.

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