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County news: IKEA link to Sussex intensifies

Rumours of a first IKEA store in Sussex have intensified this week.

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BREAKING NEWS: Southern to restore full timetable

Southern is set to restore its full train service next week following the suspension of strike action by train drivers’ union ASLEF.

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Public ‘misled’ over driver-only Southern trains - 1066 rail groups

The travelling public have been ‘misled’ over driver-only operated Southern trains, rail groups from 1066-country have suggested.

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Council tax rise could fund extra 100 Sussex Police staff

Increasing council tax could fund more than 100 extra officers and specialist staff for Sussex Police.

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Advice event on community-led planning in Sussex

Action in rural Sussex (AirS) and the East Sussex Rural Partnership are holding an event about housebuilding and infrastructure to help Sussex communities and businesses thrive.

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Southern passengers have faced almost constant delays since early 2016

UPDATE: Southern train drivers suspend strike action

Southern train drivers have suspended strike action after rail bosses agreed to fresh talks.

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Council’s budget ‘maximises health and social care investment’

East Sussex County Council’s latest budget ‘maximises health and social care investment’, according to the cabinet member for finance.

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Southern passengers have faced almost constant delays since early 2016

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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