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COUNTY NEWS: Man released without charge after ‘road rage’ incident

A 37-year-old man who was arrested after a man suffered serious head injuries in an assault over the weekend has been released without charge, according to police.

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Left to right, receptionists Wendy Brown and Sue Hollis with practice nurse Linda Astell

Doctor’s surgery returns to Marlborough House after 2013 fire

A doctor’s surgery and pharmacy has reopened in its former home after a devastating fire in 2013 forced it to be relocated.

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MPs welcome Sussex Police’s ‘enormous recruitment drive’

MPs Huw Merriman and Amber Rudd have welcomed as ‘good news’ Sussex Police’s announcement to recruit 200 more police officers – a move described as an ‘enormous recruitment drive’ by the force’s chief constable.

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The Lloyds Bank branch, in Silverhill, St Leonards, will close in July 2018. Picture: Google Maps

Lloyds Bank branch in St Leonards to close for good

The Lloyds Bank branch, in Silverhill, St Leonards, will close later this year as part of plans to close 49 branches nationwide as customers switch to online and telephone banking.

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COUNTY NEWS: Murder investigation launched after bodies found in house

Police have launched a murder investigation after two bodies were discovered at a house in Sussex.

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Jules Siviter-Reid. Picture: Sussex Police

Search for man ‘suspected of reoffending’

Sussex Police are currently on the look-out for wanted man Jules Siviter-Reid.

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Knifepoint robberies: Man charged with ‘threatening people with a machete’ in Hastings

Knifepoint robberies: Man charged with ‘threatening people with a machete’ in Hastings

A 26-year-old man from Hastings has been charged with two counts of threatening people with a machete by detectives investigating a series of robberies across Hastings and St Leonards, according to police.

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One arrested after knifepoint robberies in Hastings

One arrested after knifepoint robberies in Hastings

Police investigating a series of knifepoint robberies in Hastings and St Leonards on Wednesday (April 11) have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

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The sinkhole was first reported on Friday (March 30). Picture supplied by Daniel Burton

UPDATE: Five-foot deep Hastings sinkhole repaired after two weeks

Repairs to a five-foot deep sinkhole in a road in Hastings were completed this week approximately two weeks after it was first reported, according to Southern Water.

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Hastings beach

Call for rehab services after Hastings named ‘third worst’ for heroin deaths

The chief executive of a homeless charity said Hastings needs more services ‘that work and change lives’ after figures showed the town was third worst in the country for heroin related deaths between 2014 and 2016.

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President of Hastings Women’s Institute takes aim at ‘new young hipster’ groups

The president of the Hastings and Ore Women’s Institute has described the ‘new young hipster cool WI groups that have spring up around the country’ as women who ‘describe themselves as being different because they are feminist’.

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Slow-moving traffic on the approach to the Rock-a-Nore car park

Hastings car park: Two motorists issued with tickets amid ‘chaos’

A resident who found himself stuck in the Rock-a-Nore car park for two hours and 15 minutes on Saturday (March 31) claimed motorists had been issued with parking tickets amid the ‘utter chaos’.

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UPDATE: Hastings road remains closed a week after 5ft sinkhole reported

A road in Hastings remains closed almost a week after a five-foot deep sinkhole was first reported, according to Southern Water.

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Ed Miliband in 2015. Picture: June Essex

Ed Miliband gives support to Observer’s homeless campaign

The former leader of the Labour Party provided support to our Hope for the Homeless campaign in this week’s episode of his podcast.

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Hastings beach

Hastings records ‘third highest’ rate of heroin-related deaths

Hastings recorded the third-highest rate of deaths from the misuse of heroin/morphine between 2014 and 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Rock-a-Nore car park photographed in August 2017

Hastings car park ‘chaos’: ‘No easy solution’ says county council

East Sussex County Council said there is ‘no easy solution’ to the problem surrounding the Rock-a-Nore Road car park.

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Rock-a-Nore car park photographed in August 2017

Council apologises after hundreds stuck in Hastings car park during bank holiday weekend

Hastings Borough Council has apologised to motorists who found themselves stuck in the Rock-a-Nore car park, in Hastings, for more than two hours on Saturday (March 31).

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UPDATE: Missing Hastings man found safe and well

UPDATE: Missing Hastings man found safe and well

A man who had been missing in Hastings since 10.23pm on Sunday (March 1) has been found safe and well, according to police.

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Emergency services at the scene. Picture: Dan Jessup

Man suffers serious head injury in three motorcycle collision on Pevensey bypass

Police are seeking witnesses after a man was seriously injured when he came off his motorcycle on the Pevensey bypass.

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PICTURES: Inside the Sussex property worth £6.5million

With ten bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and a detached three bedroom cottage, it is easy to see the attraction of the historic Wappingthorn Manor, located about two miles north of Steyning, West Sussex.

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