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Labour names its new candidates for May 2018

The Labour Party has announced a sweep of new candidates for Hastings Borough Council, as the party prepares for an ‘all-out’ election in May 2018.

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Hastings Library

Hastings library repairs cost £720k more than expected

The refurbishment of Hastings library cost £720,000 more than expected, according to East Sussex County Council’s monitoring report.

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Passengers will hope Southern trains can start scoring a few more 9s and 10s

Strictly judge Bruno: ‘Southern rail has better timing than you’

A contestant on Strictly Come Dancing saw her timing compared to the punctuality of Southern train services during the weekend’s semi-final show.

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The faces of three Brighton councillors on the elfyourself Hanukkah video (Picture: SWNS)

COUNTY NEWS: Labour member apologises after suspension over alleged anti-Semitic video

A Labour Party campaigner has been suspended after posting an allegedly anti-Semitic video which showed three councillors doing a Hanukkah dance and wearing traditional Jewish clothes.
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County councillor Carolyn Lambert, Seaford mum Ella Lewis, and Kelly-Marie Blundell a Lib Dem parliamentary candidate outside County Hall on T uesday

Parents ‘offended too easily’ by Get a Grip school campaign

Defence of the controversial Get a Grip campaign to improve school attendance levels in East Sussex has been labelled ‘shocking’ by parents.

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Thameslink train

Have your say on weekend train timetable changes

A public consultation on weekend and late night timetable changes for Southern and Thameslink services has been launched.

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Opposition to Get A Grip campaign, Seaford SUS-170911-084406008

‘Get a Grip’ petition to be debated

A petition signed by more than 10,000 people which labelled a campaign to improve school attendance in East Sussex ‘insulting and condescending’ is set to be debated.

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Southern and Gatwick Express trains waiting to depart

Southern and Thameslink rail franchise to be split up

The franchise running Southern, Thameslink, and Gatwick Express trains is due to be split up when the contract is retendered in 2021, the Government has confirmed.

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Two Mid Sussex community projects have been awarded

COUNTY NEWS: Labour executive committee resigns over harassment claims

The leadership of the Bexhill and Battle constituency Labour Party (CLP) unanimously resigned this week due to allegations of ‘serious abuse and harassment’.

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Refugee resettlement programme defended following concerns

The decision to recruit an officer to assist with homing Syrian refugees in East Sussex has been defended by a local council following concerns raised by residents.

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District and borough council leaders back the Stand Up for East Sussex campaign. Pictured from left: Cllr David Tutt, leader of Eastbourne Borough Council; Cllr David Elkin, East Sussex County Council cabinet member for resources; Cllr Andy Smith, leader of Lewes District Council; Cllr Peter Chowney, leader of Hastings Borough Council, Cllr Bob Standley, leader of Wealden District Council; Cllr Carl Maynard, leader of Rother District Council

Council leaders united backing for Stand up for East Sussex campaign

Leaders of all five district and borough councils in East Sussex have thrown their weight behind a campaign calling for fairer funding for the county.

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MPs welcome deal for Southern train drivers

MPs from the 1066 area have welcomed the decision by Southern train drivers to accept a deal over pay, terms and conditions, and driver-only operation.

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Youth visit to Parliament

Youth visit to Parliament

Members of Hastings Youth Council (HYC) met Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education at the Department for Education in London on Wednesday, November 1.

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A Southern Rail train

Southern train drivers vote to accept deal

Southern train drivers have voted to accept a deal over pay, terms and conditions, and driver-only operation.

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A Southern Rail train

Two-day Southern rail strike begins

A two-day rail strike affecting Southern services has begun this morning (Wednesday November 8).

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East Sussex County Council's 'Get a Grip' campaign, urging parents to ensure their children attend school every day

School attendance campaign labelled ‘condescending’

An ‘insulting and condescending’ campaign to improve school attendance in East Sussex should be withdrawn, according to a petition signed by more than 6,000 people.

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Protesters against the closure of Ore Library. Photo by Alan Roberts

Residents unite to protest proposed closure of Ore Library

Residents gathered with placards, banners and books to protest the proposed closure of Ore Library yesterday (Saturday).

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How much could Hastings be affected by Brexit?

How much could Hastings be affected by Brexit?

As Brexit negotiations continue, reporter Stephen Wynn-Davies has taken a look at how the future of Hastings could be affected by its decision to leave the European Union.

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A Southern Rail train

Fresh Southern rail strikes announced by RMT

A fresh Southern rail strike has been announced by the RMT in its dispute over driver-only trains.

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