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Priory Meadow evacuated due to fire alarm

Priory Meadow shopping centre, in Hastings, was evacuated for around 40 minutes on Thursday afternoon (January 11) due to a fire alarm.

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Focus SB employees in summer of 2016. Chris Turner (General Manager - Production),  Steve Moss (Sales and Marketing Manager), Gary Stevens (Managing Director), Duncan Ray (Supply Chain and NPI Manager) & Andrew Lanworn (Finance Manager and Company Secretary)

Small Hastings firm signs ‘huge’ export deal with China

A small electrical wiring accessories company has become the first of its kind to obtain certification to export its products to China.

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Police confirm three homeless deaths in Hastings in six days

Police confirm three homeless deaths in Hastings in six days

Sussex Police have confirmed the details of three homeless people who died between Christmas and New Year.

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WEATHER: Cold and grey start to 2018 to continue

WEATHER: Cold and grey start to 2018 to continue

The cold and grey start to 2018 is set to continue, at least for the next week, according to weather reports.

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400 emergency patients forced to wait an hour in queuing ambulances

400 emergency patients forced to wait an hour in queuing ambulances

Ambulances with patients on board were forced to wait for up to an hour outside accident and emergency departments 414 times last month, NHS statistics have revealed.

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COUNTY NEWS: Woman arrested for hiding wanted husband from police

A woman has been arrested after hiding her wanted husband from police officers, according to police.

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Six fire engines were called to the scene. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Two rescued from second floor fire

Two people were rescued after a fire broke out at a second floor flat on Saturday (January 6) night, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) has confirmed.

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Sussex travel: Sunday, January 7, 2018

Sussex travel: Sunday, January 7, 2018

A road traffic collision and bus replacement services are among some of the reasons for slower travel today (Sunday, January 7).

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Do you know the ins and outs of your TV Licence?

Whether you are watching live television or the BBC iPlayer, do you know the ins and outs of the TV Licence and which devices you need to be covered for?

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Heating costs could ‘soar’ under government’s new energy plans

Heating costs could ‘soar’ under government’s new energy plans

More than 21,000 oil heated households in Sussex could see their fuel bills soar if new government proposals go ahead, according to heating technician OFTEC (Oil and Renewable Heating Technologies).

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UPDATE: Missing mother and son from Sussex found safe

UPDATE: Missing mother and son from Sussex found safe

A mother and son who were missing from Sussex have been found safe and well, police have confirmed.

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94 per cent of hospital beds full over New Year

94 per cent of hospital beds full over New Year

Hospital beds in Sussex and Surrey healthcare NHS trusts were close to capacity in the week leading up to New Year, according to data from NHS England.

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Ashley Richardson. Picture: Sussex Police

COUNTY NEWS: Drug dealer jailed for supplying ‘cocktail of drugs’

A Sussex drug dealer has been jailed for supplying a cocktail of drugs including crystal meth, cocaine and amphetamines which he advertised as ‘party bags’ in the city, police have said.

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Mohammed Toofek Salih. Picture supplied by the Home Office

St Leonards man jailed for smuggling illegal migrant into UK

A St Leonards man has been jailed for attempting to smuggle an illegal migrant into the UK through the Port of Dover, according to the Home Office.

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SUSSEX TRAVEL: January 6, 2018

SUSSEX TRAVEL: January 6, 2018

Due to planned engineering work, there will be an amended rail service in place across parts of Sussex on Saturday (January 6).

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Conquest Hospital, Hastings

Hospital trust ‘working at full capacity but coping’

The East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust said it has been ‘working at full capacity, but coping’ during the winter pressures that have impacted NHS England.

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Peter Burr arrives at Hove Crown Court. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Second former independent school teacher sentenced for indecent assault

A second former teacher from an independent school in Sussex has been jailed for historic indecent assault against four boys.

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Amber Rudd MP

Amber Rudd: Homeless deaths ‘a tragedy’

The MP for Hastings and Rye Amber Rudd has called the three homeless deaths since Christmas ‘a tragedy’ and vowed to help eliminate rough sleeping by 2027.

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Three homeless deaths in Hastings since Christmas, according to coroner’s office

Three homeless deaths in Hastings since Christmas, according to coroner’s office

Three homeless people have died in Hastings since Christmas, according to the Hastings and Rother coroner’s office.

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Priory Meadow shopping centre, Hastings

Shop in Priory Meadow to close

A shoe shop in the Priory Meadow Shopping Centre will be closing its doors for the final time at the end of the month.

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