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COUNTY NEWS: Petition calling for Southern to be sacked handed to 10 Downing Street

A petition with more than 3,000 signatures was delivered to Number 10 this morning (Sunday, December 4) by Sussex campaigners.

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Southern fares to rise by nearly two per cent

Southern fares to rise by nearly two per cent

Southern and Gatwick Express fares will rise by an average of nearly two per cent at the start of 2017.

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Southern Rail asked customers to tell the RMT how they feel

Southern season ticket holders to receive free month’s travel

Tens of thousands of Southern rail users are to be repaid the equivalent of a month’s travel for the extraordinary disruption they have suffered, the Government announced today (Friday 2 December).

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Protesters against the downlands sale gathered outside Eastbourne Town Hall recently

Beachy Head rally against South Downs farms sell-off

Campaigners are taking to Beachy Head this weekend to stage a rally protesting the council sale of four downland farms.

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Sussex MP: Make £5 notes vegetarian

Sussex MP: Make £5 notes vegetarian

New plastic five pound notes should not be made using animal derived products, one Sussex MP has suggested.

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Southern Rail asked customers to tell the RMT how they feel

Southern dispute ‘has gone on long enough’

The dispute between Southern staff and management ‘has gone on long enough’ according to our readers.

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Chief constable at Sussex Police Giles  York

‘Laws banning mobile phone use while driving need updating’

Laws banning mobile phone use when driving need to catch up with technology, according to Sussex Police’s chief constable.

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UPDATE: Southern train drivers’ strike dates announced

UPDATE: Southern train drivers’ strike dates announced

Southern train drivers have overwhelmingly backed strike action in a row over driver-only operated trains.

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CAROLINE ANSELL MP: Debate over Israel and Palestine

Last week I led a debate in Parliament about the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.

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Hospitals in Brighton, like many health services across Sussex, are under increasing pressure

NHS aims for £530m savings in Sussex and East Surrey

Sussex and East Surrey’s NHS system is aiming to save £530m over the next four years as part of plans to create a ‘better system for all’.

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Mike Earl, SECAmb paramedic, South East Coast Ambulance Services NHS Foundation Trusts (SECAmb) innovative electronic Patient Clinical Record (ePCR) project is being rolled out across the Trusts region following successful trials in Thanet, Kent. SUS-161125-122742001

iPads for ambulance crews to complete patient records

Ambulance crews in Sussex are set to be given tablets to complete patient records electronically.

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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Eastbourne Council Chief attends heated debate over downland sale

Leader of Eastbourne Borough Council David Tutt held a meeting at the Town Hall on Tuesday with members of the public concerned about the council’s sale of downland farms. It was often a heated one.

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Eastbourne MP praises Hammond for Autumm Statement

Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell has spoken out in praise of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement today (Wednesday).

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MPs Caroline Ansell, Huw Merriman, and Amber Rudd visiting Conquest Hospital in Hastings (photo submitted). SUS-161123-162131001

MPs quiz health bosses on NHS transformation plans

East Sussex’s MP have quizzed health bosses on plans to transform NHS services in the county.

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Caroline Lucas

COUNTY NEWS: Autumn Statement a ‘spectacular failure’ for Sussex rail users

Sussex’s rail users have been ‘failed’ by the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, according to Green MP Caroline Lucas.

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Maria Caulfield Lewes MP with the Chancellor Philip Hammond (photo submitted). SUS-161123-111338001

Crackdown on letting agents’ fees welcomed by Sussex MPs

A crackdown on letting agents’ fees expected in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement has been welcomed by Sussex MP.

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Wealden Council receives White Ribbon status in stance against domestic violence

Wealden District Council has been awarded White Ribbon status for the stand it is taking against domestic violence.

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Latest Southern rail strike starts today

Latest Southern rail strike starts today

The ninth Southern rail strike of 2016 is set to start today (Tuesday November 22), lasting 48 hours.

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Ansell casts support behind fishermen in Eastbourne

Eastbourne and Willingdon MP Caroline Ansell has thrown her support behind a new initiative to help fishermen thrive in Eastbourne and beyond.

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