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COUNTY NEWS: BBC Question Time coming to Sussex

Topical debate programme Question Time will be returning to Sussex after nearly a year.

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A Thameslink service. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Times for every Southern and Thameslink service to change

The biggest timetable shake-up in UK rail history affecting Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express services will be introduced next month.

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Students from East Sussex Music Service with famed piano teacher Dame Fanny Waterman (March 2014)

Axe looms for county’s music service

A petition is being launched to save the East Sussex Music Instrumental Service which faces closure as part of a cost cutting exercise.

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Amber Rudd MP

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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Hastings Borough Council

Hastings Borough Council candidates announced

The final list of candidates for the upcoming Hastings Borough Council election has been revealed today (Monday, April 9).

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The latest edition of 'Your County' magazine

Council’s ‘Your County’ magazine could cease publication

A free magazine published in-house by East Sussex County Council could stop later this year.

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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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Gender pay gap at Hastings council revealed

The gender pay gap at Hastings Borough Council has been revealed this week.

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Fresh review of maternity services ‘could risk stability’

An independent review of redesigned maternity services in East Sussex could put their stability at risk, a health boss has suggested.

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Hastings fishing boats

Hastings fisherman to protest against Brexit transition deal

A flotilla of fishermen is to descend on Hastings this weekend to protest against the terms of a deal, which will see the UK follow the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) after it leaves the EU.

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Laurence Taylor, assistant chief constable at Sussex Police, at last week's performance and accountability meeting

Sussex police officers trained to respond to nerve agent attack

Around 100 Sussex Police officers are specifically trained to respond to a chemical or biological incident.

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Youth Council encourages young people to make mark in elections

Hastings Youth Council has launched a campaign to encourage young people to vote by signing up to the electoral register.

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Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne

Revealed: Thousands of homes set for Sussex – but police won’t be claiming a penny to help them cope with growth

Thousands of homes could be built across Sussex without police claiming a penny of funds they are entitled to.

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Amber Rudd MP and Huw Merriman MP took a team of local delegates to meet Roads Minister Jesse Norman, to discuss improvements to the A21. SUS-180319-154225001

MPs and local delegates make the case for A21 improvement

Huw Merriman and Amber Rudd took a delegation of 16 local representatives and stakeholders to Parliament to meet Roads Minister Jesse Norman MP last week.

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The A27 between Polegate and Beddingham was described as 'pathetic'

Major road network plans will ‘basically lead nowhere’ Labour councillor warns

A Government consultation on creating a major road network will ‘basically lead nowhere at all’, a Labour East Sussex county councillor has warned.

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Southern train

Southern guards hold 40th day of strike action

The latest 24-hour strike by Southern staff began this morning, marking the 40th day of industrial action in the last two years (Monday March 12).

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Foreign Secretary visits St Leonards for International Women’s Day

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson paid a visit to a St Leonards school today (Thursday, March 8).

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High speed rail link proposals between Gatwick and Heathrow

High speed rail link between Gatwick and Heathrow proposed

A high speed rail link between airports at Gatwick and Heathrow has been proposed by a group of London-based engineering consultants.

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Cabinet votes to close seven libraries

The closure of seven libraries across East Sussex has been approved by the county council’s cabinet today (Tuesday March 6).

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Prime Minister Theresa May pictured last month. Today she delivered a speech on changes to national planning policy

New developments need to boost ‘affordable home ownership’

Housing for families on waiting lists could be sacrificed in new developments in favour of making home ownership more affordable as part of Government planning reforms.

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