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Pay award for police officers ‘insulting’

A pay award for police officers has been branded ‘insulting’ by the chair of Sussex Police Federation.

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A Southern Rail train

Southern close to deal with train drivers

Southern is close to agreeing a final deal with its train drivers in a dispute over pay and working arrangements.

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Seven libraries across East Sussex could be closed by the county council

Tories deny ‘railroading through’ library closures

No decisions on potential library closures in East Sussex have been taken and are not being ‘railroaded through’, according to Tory councillors.

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The number of complaints received by water companies in England and Wales has been revealed this week

Sussex water firm tops complaints list for fifth year in a row

A Sussex-based water company has topped the list of complaints across the industry for the fifth straight year.

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Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd speaking in the House of Commons

VIDEO: Eastbourne MP brands Universal Credit a ‘train wreck’

Eastbourne’s MP has called Universal Credit a ‘train wreck’ and has said Christmas will be ‘bitterly hard’ for the town’s families unless it is paused.

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A Southern Rail train

More Southern rail strikes called

Another two days of Southern rail strikes have been called in a dispute over driver-only trains.

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Councillor Alan Shuttleworth with residents campaigning against the closure of Langney Library in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170914-103233008

LIVE: Consultation on proposed library closures approved

The potential closure of seven libraries across East Sussex were discussed by the county council’s cabinet earlier today (Tuesday September 19).

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Keith Glazier, leader of the county council

Council leader’s £9,000 allowance rise to be discussed on same day as library closures debate

A possible £9,000 a year rise in the leader of the county council’s special responsibility allowance is to be discussed straight after proposed library closures next week.

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Stephen Lloyd, Eastbourne's MP, in the House of Commons

MP ‘appalled’ at investment levels in adult education

Eastbourne’s MP raised concerns with a ‘nosedive’ in the number of older part-time students in the House of Commons earlier this week.

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Seven libraries could close in East Sussex

Lib Dems launch petition to stop library closures

A petition has been launched to stop library closures in Ringmer and Polegate proposed by the county council.

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Maria Caulfield MP, pictured in the House of Commons

Lewes MP ‘disappointed’ by proposed library closures

Lewes’ MP has expressed ‘disappointment’ at proposals to close libraries in Ringmer and Polegate by the county council.

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Daniel and Stephen Shing speaking out against proposed library closures (Photo submitted).

Councillors oppose proposed library closures

Two independent democrat councillors have opposed proposed library closures in Willingdon and Polegate.

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Stephen Lloyd, MP for Eastbourne and Willingdon SUS-170614-095516001

Eastbourne MP explains why he voted against Government Brexit bill

Eastbourne’s MP has explained why he voted against the EU Withdrawal Bill in Parliament last night (Monday).

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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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Pevensey Bay Library (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-160824-083416008

Plans to permanently close libraries in Eastbourne a ‘dreadful decision’

Permanently closing several libraries in Eastbourne would be a ‘dreadful decision’, according to the town’s MP.

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Lewes MP Maria Caulfield with Janet Davies, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing

MP hosts nurses’ scrap the cap event in Parliament

Lewes’ Conservative MP hosted a Parliamentary event with the Royal College of Nursing to gain support to scrap the public pay cap yesterday (Wednesday September 6).

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Stephen Lloyd, MP for Eastbourne and Willingdon SUS-170614-095516001

Eastbourne MP hits out at failure to take samples of chemical haze

The Eastbourne MP has today spoken of his frustration with the authorities’ apparent failure to collect samples of the Birling Gap chemical haze.

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A Southern Rail train

September’s second Southern rail strike begins

A second rail strike affecting Southern train services in a week starting this morning (Monday September 4).

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Southern train

Latest Southern RMT strike today

The latest strike by RMT members affecting Southern services began this morning (Friday September 1).

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Churchill Service Solutions staff are being ballotted on strike action

Southern train cleaners could strike

Southern’s train cleaners could strike over pay and working conditions, a rail union has said.

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