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Pets at Home to stop selling rabbits over Easter

Pets at Home is set to stop selling rabbits at all of its stores this Easter, in order to educate and inform children on the importance of responsible pet ownership.

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Museum Lab discovery day. Picture: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton and Hove

Events to mark English Tourism Week

English Tourism Week runs all this week so here we round up some of the events taking place.

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Arundel Castle did not make the list. Picture: Kate Shemilt

Celebrating our tourist attractions in Sussex

In a list of the top 241 sites across the country, published by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA), Sussex only had five attractions listed.

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Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost.

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33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

The average age when Britons living in rented accommodation think they’ll be able to afford their own house is 33.

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Mortgage problems

Over one million UK homeowners on wrong mortgage deal

Over 1.1 million UK homeowners are sitting on the wrong mortgage deal and wasting over £2,500 every year according to latest research.

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RMT to move Southern Rail strike date for more talks

A strike date for the RMT union is set to be moved to allow for more talks with Southern Rail on April 4.

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University of Brighton's Grand Parade campus

University staff to strike over ‘demotions and redundancies’

Staff at the University of Brighton - which has campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings - will walk out from 1pm next Friday (March 31).

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Waitrose scraps ‘free drink without purchase’ offer

Waitrose scraps ‘free drink without purchase’ offer

Shoppers who have enjoyed popping in to Waitrose on their way to work for a free cup of tea or coffee woke up to dark news this morning – they will now have to buy something before claiming a free beverage.

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You're hired! Former Lewes MP shakes hands with The Big Lemon chief executive Tom Druitt

You’re hired! Former MP takes the helm at bus company

He was once MP for Lewes, but now Norman Baker has been appointed as managing director of Brighton bus company The Big Lemon.

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Council cash available to boost Eastbourne business

Council cash available to boost Eastbourne business

Businesses in East Sussex are being given a £1 million funding boost thanks to new council funding.

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What national insurance is – and where it goes

What national insurance is – and where it goes

A tax called national insurance has become the centre of a row within Britain’s ruling Conservative Party

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NMA calls for investigation into Google, Facebook and the digital advertising supply chain to combat fake news

A free and fearless press is society’s single best defence against fake news but action is needed to ensure the news media sector’s quality, agenda-setting journalism can survive and thrive in the digital environment, the News Media Association (NMA) said today.

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New store to open in the Arndale Centre this week

A new store is opening its doors in the Arndale Centre on Friday (March 10).

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Southern services are disrupted

COUNTY NEWS: Security alert at London Bridge causes major disruption on the rails

The closure of London Bridge railway station has led to major disruption on Southern services this afternoon (March 7).

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Celebrating the achievements of more than 100 higher and advanced apprentices at Chichester Cathedral last year

Guinness World Record attempt in National Apprenticeship Week

During National Apprenticeship Week, from today until Friday, The Big Assembly will attempt to set a Guinness World Record.

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How much free time do you give your employer?

Sussex people work an average of 7.6 hours overtime a week - but nearly 70% do it for free!

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The jobs boost marks a 40 per cent uplift in seasonal summer jobs at the airport

1,000 summer jobs at Gatwick up for grabs

More than 1,000 summer jobs at Gatwick Airport will be up for grabs this year, it has been revealed.

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Your tax questions answered here

On 31st January, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) published new information about its Making Tax Digital project, designed to futureproof the UK tax system and decrease the gap in taxes collected from small businesses and landlords.
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Content is king

When it comes to websites, content is king.

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