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COUNTY NEWS: Labour executive committee resigns over harassment claims

The leadership of the Bexhill and Battle constituency Labour Party (CLP) unanimously resigned this week due to allegations of ‘serious abuse and harassment’.

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Refugee resettlement programme defended following concerns

The decision to recruit an officer to assist with homing Syrian refugees in East Sussex has been defended by a local council following concerns raised by residents.

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District and borough council leaders back the Stand Up for East Sussex campaign. Pictured from left: Cllr David Tutt, leader of Eastbourne Borough Council; Cllr David Elkin, East Sussex County Council cabinet member for resources; Cllr Andy Smith, leader of Lewes District Council; Cllr Peter Chowney, leader of Hastings Borough Council, Cllr Bob Standley, leader of Wealden District Council; Cllr Carl Maynard, leader of Rother District Council

Council leaders united backing for Stand up for East Sussex campaign

Leaders of all five district and borough councils in East Sussex have thrown their weight behind a campaign calling for fairer funding for the county.

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MPs welcome deal for Southern train drivers

MPs from the 1066 area have welcomed the decision by Southern train drivers to accept a deal over pay, terms and conditions, and driver-only operation.

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Youth visit to Parliament

Youth visit to Parliament

Members of Hastings Youth Council (HYC) met Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education at the Department for Education in London on Wednesday, November 1.

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Southern train drivers vote to accept deal

Southern train drivers have voted to accept a deal over pay, terms and conditions, and driver-only operation.

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Two-day Southern rail strike begins

A two-day rail strike affecting Southern services has begun this morning (Wednesday November 8).

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East Sussex County Council's 'Get a Grip' campaign, urging parents to ensure their children attend school every day

School attendance campaign labelled ‘condescending’

An ‘insulting and condescending’ campaign to improve school attendance in East Sussex should be withdrawn, according to a petition signed by more than 6,000 people.

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Protesters against the closure of Ore Library. Photo by Alan Roberts

Residents unite to protest proposed closure of Ore Library

Residents gathered with placards, banners and books to protest the proposed closure of Ore Library yesterday (Saturday).

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How much could Hastings be affected by Brexit?

How much could Hastings be affected by Brexit?

As Brexit negotiations continue, reporter Stephen Wynn-Davies has taken a look at how the future of Hastings could be affected by its decision to leave the European Union.

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Fresh Southern rail strikes announced by RMT

A fresh Southern rail strike has been announced by the RMT in its dispute over driver-only trains.

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Tim Loughton, MP for East Worthing and Shoreham. Picture: Derek Martin

County News: Sussex MP’s hour-long morning bath routine sparks national headlines

Rub a dub dub, three men in a tub, and who do you think they be? The butcher, the baker the candlestick maker – but not for as long as our MP.

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An initial concept diagram of the Hastings Harbour Quarter. Image copyright Michael Drain Architects Ltd. SUS-170109-092237001

‘Serious concerns’ raised over Hastings harbour proposals

Political groups have criticised plans to develop a harbour in the town.

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Mid Sussex MP Sir Nicholas Soames, rail minister Paul Maynard, and Hove MP Peter Kyle

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex MPs urge Transport Secretary to invest in rail network

Two Sussex MPs, who head up a cross-party group on Southern Rail, have written to the Transport Secretary to ask for more funding in the south east.

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Amber Rudd. Photo by Derek Canty.

MP announces raft of protection measures

Home Secretary Amber Rudd this week announced the Government’s new £600,000 investment in a technology project that will remove indecent images of children from the internet at an unprecedented rate.

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Second Southern rail strike of week underway

A second rail strike affecting Southern train services this week began this morning (Thursday October 5).

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Ambulance trust to remain in special measures

Sussex’s ambulance trust is set to remain in special measures after the latest inspection by health regulators.

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Residents and those who work in East Sussex are being urged to sign a petition calling on the Government to rethink the resources it needs for vital public services

Residents urged to ‘Stand Up For East Sussex’ to save public services

People in East Sussex are being urged to stand up for their county by calling on the Government to give them a ‘fairer deal’.

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Latest strike affecting Southern trains today

The latest 24-hour strike affecting Southern train services started this morning (Tuesday October 3).

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Southern plans normal service on most routes during strikes

Southern is planning to run a normal service on most routes during next week’s rail strikes.

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