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Sussex remembers victims of terrorist attack in Westminster

Tributes to the victims of a terrorist attack in Westminster have been paid by communities and politicians across Sussex.

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Eastbourne MP ‘seconds away’ from Westminister terror incident

Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell has said she was seconds away from a ‘terrorist attack’ at Westminister today (Wednesday).

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Sussex MPs caught up in Westminster lockdown after ‘terrorist attack’

Sussex MPs caught up in Westminster lockdown after ‘terrorist attack’

Sussex MPs have been caught up in a lockdown of Westminster following a suspected terrorist attack.

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Southern season ticket holders paid £10m compensation

Southern season ticket holders have received a total of £10m in compensation after repeated delays to trains.

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East Sussex pubs in line for welcome tax relief

The vast majority of pubs in East Sussex are in line for welcome tax relief following the Chancellor’s Spring Budget.

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Southern agrees to talks if union suspends strike

Southern bosses have agreed to talks to end a dispute with staff if the RMT union calls off strike action planned for early April.

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BREAKING NEWS: Southern staff call fresh strike

Southern staff have called fresh strike action over the introduction of driver-only operation.

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COUNTY NEWS: Scotland dominates debate as Sussex hosts BBC’s Question Time

Sussex hosted BBC’s Question Time last night – but news north of the border dominated debate.

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‘No further action’ over Lewes election allegations, police say

Sussex Police have closed an investigation into allegations of election fraud in Lewes as there is ‘insufficient evidence’.

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UPDATE: Southern train drivers’ agreement ‘old deal in new envelope’

A fresh agreement between Southern train drivers and rail bosses has been described as the ‘old deal in a new envelope’.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond announced extra funding for social care in his Spring Budget

Extra £22m for county social care services in Budget is welcomed

An extra £22m has been provided for East Sussex’s social care services in the Chancellor’s Spring Budget.

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COUNTY NEWS: BBC Question Time to be filmed in Sussex tonight

BBC Question Time is coming to Sussex tonight – and the panel has now been revealed (Thursday, March 16).

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Former Eastbourne MP calls for A27 rethink after Government’s National Insurance U-turn

The former Eastbourne MP has renewed calls for a rethink on the A27 improvements after the Government today (Wednesday) announced a U-turn in policy.

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‘Overbearing’ Seaford waste transfer station plans refused

‘Overbearing’ plans for a waste transfer station in Seaford have been refused for the second time in just over a year.

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Call to fight Government on funding for East Sussex schools as ‘The Blob is at it again’

Almost half of East Sussex schools could see their funding cut by Government changes to the national formula.

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Eastbourne mother speaks at Parliament on disabled son’s transport

An Eastbourne mother teamed up with the MP to speak in Parliament this week about her battle to get her disabled son to college.

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Former Eastbourne MP blasts cuts in Spring Budget

The former Eastbourne MP has criticised public service cuts announced in the Chancellor’s Spring Budget this week.

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Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell

Eastbourne MP speaks out on cancelled farms sale

Eastbourne and Willingdon MP Caroline Ansell has said the council’s climbdown on the sale of downland farms was ‘the only decision possible’.

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Southern aims to run most trains during RMT strike

Southern will be aiming to run most of its train services during next week’s rail strike.

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Leader of Eastbourne Conservatives speaks out on poll result

The Leader of the Eastbourne group of Conservative councillors has spoken out on the result of the council’s opinion poll on the downland sale.

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