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Knockaert at the double as ten-man Albion beat nine-man Owls

Brighton & Hove Albion are back on top of the Championship as Anthony Knockaert's double gave them a 2-1 win at home to Sheffield Wednesday in a thriller at the Amex.

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Jason Sutherland-Rowe (middle) is a member of the 'commuter's club'

COUNTY NEWS: ‘Commuter’s club’ find fun way to enjoy their journey

After a long day in the city, most people dread the gruelling commute home – but this group of commuters have found a fun way to look forward to it.

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South East Water's Metering Manager Oluseyi Onifade

Water meters to be installed at homes across Eastbourne

Eastbourne’s fresh water provider is changing the way some customers pay for the water they drink and use.

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LETTER: Local power production

Looking from my house I can see the new wind turbines blades turning at Shepham Farm, Polegate. Far from being an eyesore they are graceful and elegant. It is good to see that finally, along with the solar farms near Arlington Reservoir, we are now producing electricity locally.

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BT price hike for all broadband and TV users

BT price hike for all broadband and TV users

BT broadband and TV customers can expect to pay extra for their services as of April 2 as BT announces price changes.

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Well known Eastbourne fundraiser dies, aged 85

A deaf woman who worked tirelessly to raise money and awareness for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People has died.

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‘New neighbours’ steal from elderly Eastbourne resident

Police in Eastbourne are searching for two women who stole from an elderly resident after pretending to be new neighbours.

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LETTER: Ostracise and isolate regime

MP Caroline Ansell says that we must be ‘pragmatic’ over Donald Trump, i.e. work with him to make the world ‘a safer place’. Given the behaviour of this overgrown playground bully, whose finger will soon hover over the nuclear button, we would say that it would be ‘pragmatic’ to have as little to do with him as possible.

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Moving drama rooted in truth

Shell Shock returns to Eastbourne at Printers Playhouse on 2nd, 3rd and 4th February at 7pm.

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Katy Bourne at last year's election count with Michael Jones. The Labour runner up attempted to veto her plans for a council tax rise at a Sussex Police and Crime Panel meeting

Bid to veto Sussex PCC’s council tax rise fails

A bid to veto plans to increase Sussex Police’s share of council tax has failed.

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Brook the pheasant at the home of Dockie and Peter Dean

NOSTALGIA: Pheasant called Brook feathered her nest at home

Do you remember when nodding dogs on the back shelf of many cars were all the rage? writes Elizabeth Wright.

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COUNTY NEWS: IKEA addresses rumours of Sussex move

IKEA has reconfirmed its interest in Sussex as a location for a potential new store.

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Children are ‘working’ longer hours than their parents, study shows

The ‘Cult of Busy’ has now infiltrated to our children as research shows primary school kids are ‘working’ – either in school or scheduled activities for up to 46 hours a week.

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Cash-strapped ambulance trust forced to take out loan

A cash-strapped ambulance trust has been forced to take out a loan as it heads towards the end of the financial year several millions of pounds in debt.

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The new eatery at Princes Park looks good from the outside but who knows when it will open?

OUT IN THE FIELD: Council must get a handle on ‘toiletgate’

Two things are interfering with my chakras this week and while many of the good townsfolk won’t be at all bothered by them, I most certainly am. The first concern is the lack of toilet facilities in Princes Park. For months now the conveniences have been closed and despite protestations to the council, there is still no opening date. Not the end of the world you may think but any parent will disagree especially when enjoying the facilities at the park and your charge utters those immortal words, “Mummy, I need a wee wee.” It’s even worse if they need a number two and the nearest public toilets are more than half a mile away. The £900,000 refurbishment of the park is all well and good but somebody at the council needs to get a handle on what is fast becoming known as ‘toiletgate’ and soon.

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Thieves target vans

Vans are being targeted while parked up overnight, say police.

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10-year-old boy hurt in Eastbourne accident

An Eastbourne road was closed for almost two hours after a three-car collision this morning (Friday, January 20).

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Two charged in connection with Eastbourne burglary

Two local people have been charged in connection with a burglary at a couple’s home in Eastbourne this week.

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LETTER: Time to remove those blinkers

Staying in Eastbourne for the weekend, I picked up your newspaper and was appalled to read ‘From House to Home’ by your local MP, Caroline Ansell [January 13].

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HELEN BURTON: Only one week to go until launch of Eastbourne Volunteers

It is only one week until the launch of the Eastbourne Volunteers project that I have spent the last few months working on. The Community Hub is painted, the website is ready for information on volunteer opportunities and local organisations to be uploaded, the new community newspaper has gone to print. We had two wonderful volunteers start at the Hub on Monday to help to get the project ready, and they must have enjoyed it because they are both coming back on Wednesday!

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