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Day centres for elderly set to close in Hastings and Bexhill

The closure of two day centres for the elderly in Hastings and Bexhill could be approved by the county council next week.

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Revised Alexandra Park cycle route set for approval

Revised plans for a new shared pedestrian and cycle route through Hastings’ Alexandra Park could be approved next week.

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Amber Rudd at Hastings Pier

Amber Rudd calls for meeting over Hastings Pier sale

Hastings’ MP has called for a meeting to address the community’s concerns over the sale of Hastings Pier.

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Peter Chowney has reacted to the sale of Hastings Pier

Hastings council leader ‘disappointed and angry’ at pier sale

The leader of Hastings council has said he is ‘disappointed and angry’ at the decision to sell Hastings Pier to a private entrepreneur.

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Southern and Thameslink boss resigns

The boss running Southern and Thameslink services has resigned, it was announced today.

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Advice on helping disabled train passengers ‘could’ve been better expressed’

Advice to train staff on how to help disabled passengers ‘could have been better expressed’, rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway has admitted.

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Muriel Matters House

Council ‘sorry’ for data breach

The misclick of a Hastings Borough Council employee has highlighted the scope of new tough data regulations.

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Rail industry bosses apologise for disruption since timetable changes

Rail industry bosses have apologised for disruption and cancellations experienced by passengers since new timetables were rolled out last week.

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Thameslink compares its own performance to Poundland cooking chocolate

Poundland has poked fun at Thameslink train services after the rail operator compared its recent performance to the retailer’s cooking chocolate on social media.

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Thameslink apologises for reduced train timetable

The operator of Thameslink trains has apologised to passengers for disruption since a new timetable was introduced last week.

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Network Rail engineers

Rail engineering works set for Bank Holiday weekend

Train passengers are being urged to check before they travel during the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend.

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COUNTY NEWS: BBC Question Time comes to Sussex tonight

BBC Question Time – the topical political debating programme – will be filmed in Sussex tonight (Thursday, May 24).

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Amber Rudd MP. Photo by Derek Canty.

MPs voice their views on Rother Valley Railway plans

The MP for Hastings and Rye has spoken out against Rother Valley Railway’s plans for a level crossing on the A21.

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Southeastern service

New Southeastern train timetable introduced

Southeastern services ‘have largely been running smoothly’ since the introduction of a new train timetable.

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Lib Dem councillor Sarah Osborne

Bid to change name of council chairman role to chair is unsuccessful

A bid to rename the title of chairman of East Sussex County Council to improve inclusion and gender equality has been unsuccessful.

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The time of every Southern service is changing this week

‘Meltdown Monday’ after train timetable changes the ‘final straw’

Problems experienced by passengers on the first two days of Southern and Thameslink’s new timetables should be the ‘final straw’ for the franchise, according to a Tory MP.

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The time of every Southern service is changing this week

Countdown to massive train timetable changes

Massive changes to Govia Thameslink Railway’s rail timetable will see almost 400 new trains running every day from next week.

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Amber Rudd was 'pleased to hear' the bidding process was moving along quickly

Amber Rudd ‘pleased to see’ community bid for Hastings Pier

The MP for Hastings and Rye Amber Rudd said she was ‘pleased to see’ local community group Friends of Hastings Pier had submitted an offer for the town’s much loved landmark.

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Passengers faced delays this afternoon

Do train fares need simplifying?

A simpler and more flexible train ticket system could be delivered as part of proposals for ‘root and branch reform’ of countrywide rail fare regulations.

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ELECTION: Labour retains control of Hastings council

Labour has retained control of the borough council following this year’s local elections.

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