Government’s financial offer to county council labelled ‘blackmail’

A Government financial offer to East Sussex County Council has been labelled ‘blackmail’ by one Labour councillor.

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Southern to reinstate full timetable by end of the month

The full Southern timetable is set to be reinstated by the end of October.

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Rail union suspends Southern strike on London Poppy Day

A rail union has suspended a strike date on Southern services after a request from the British Legion.

Campaigners protesting ahead of the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road opening

Transparency questions after ‘heavily-censored’ link road review

A ‘heavily-censored’ document about the £124m Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) raises serious issues about transparency and accountability, according to campaigners.

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Police news

Action plan to tackle crime in central St Leonards

An action plan to tackle crime in central St Leonards is being drafted after a ‘fantastic’ meeting between the authorities on Friday (October 14).

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Calls for lucrative Hastings council contractors to be tax-compliant

A councillor is calling for Hastings council to ensure all contractors for work worth more than £25,000 are tax-compliant to avoid supporting tax avoidance.

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No final decision on Gatwick or Heathrow expansion until next winter

No final decision on expansion at either Gatwick or Heathrow is not expected until next winter.

Hastings Supports Refugees open letter handed over to Amber Rudd's office. The group is planning a counter-protest against the South Coast Resistance demonstration SUS-161210-133603001

Plans to oppose anti-refugee protest in Hastings

Far-right groups are planning to protest in Hastings against the council taking in refugees on Saturday (October 22).

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‘Give staff a fresh say on ending dispute’ say Southern

Southern staff should be given a fresh say on an offer to end a dispute over changes to their roles, rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway has said.

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More compensation for delayed Southern passengers

More compensation for delayed Southern passengers

Passengers delayed on Southern services are set to receive more compensation as they will soon be able to claim if their train is more than 15 minutes late.

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Talks to end Southern dispute already break down

Talks to end a dispute between Southern guards and management have already broken down this morning (Wednesday October 12).

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Southern calls for talks to end dispute with RMT union

Southern have called for face-to-face talks with the RMT union to end a dispute between the two after a three-day strike began today (Tuesday October 11).


BREAKING NEWS Two hundred jobs could be axed from county council

Up to 200 jobs could be axed from East Sussex County Council as councillors battle to save a further £24 million from the county’s budget.

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RMT picket line in Brighton this morning (photo from the RMT). SUS-161110-093252001

Rail strike action ‘rock solid and determined’

Strike action by Southern guards is ‘rock solid and determined’ this morning (Tuesday October 11) according to the RMT union.

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Three-day Southern strike set to start today

Three-day Southern strike set to start today

A three-day strike affecting Southern rail services is set to start today (Tuesday October 11).

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Stewart Wingate, chief executive officer at Gatwick Airport (photo supplied by Gatwick Airport). SUS-161010-130118001

Gatwick boss: Picking expansion at Heathrow ‘a decision for more delay’

Picking Heathrow for expansion would be a ‘decision for more delay’, Gatwick’s boss said today (Monday October 10).

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Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd

Plans for firms to publish list of foreign workers ‘misinterpreted’

Plans unveiled by Hastings and Rye’s MP to force firms to publish lists of foreign workers has been ‘misinterpreted’, according to ministers.

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Southern launches legal challenge to stop strikes

Southern launches legal challenge to stop strikes

Southern has launched a legal challenge to stop this week’s strikes as guards have been told to accept new roles by a rail union.

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Charles Kirwan-Taylor, Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at Gatwick Airport

COMMENT: Gatwick to balance growth with environment

On the eve of a Government announcement on airport expansion Gatwick Airport puts forward its case for a second runway:

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David Johnson, chairman of Campaign to Protect Rural England's Sussex branch

COMMENT: New runway at Gatwick would ‘worsen blight’

On the eve of an expected Government announcement on airport expansion, the Campaign to Protect Rural England’s Sussex branch argues against a second runway at Gatwick:

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