Environmental lawyer quits Lib Dems in protest against Eastbourne farms sale

An environmental lawyer has resigned from the Liberal Democrats over Eastbourne Borough Council’s proposed sale of the freehold of four downland farms.


Former Eastbourne MP breaks silence on downland sale

The town’s former MP has broken his silence on Eastbourne Borough Council’s proposed sale of 3,000 acres of downland farms.

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Cllr: David Tutt  at the pier Thursday morning.

Interview with leader of Eastbourne council on downland sale

The Eastbourne Herald interviewed the leader of the Eastbourne Borough Council on the issue of the proposed sale of four downland farms, comprising 3,000 acres of South Downs land.

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Downland between Eastbourne and East Dean  (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170222-100947008

What you need to know about the latest Eastbourne Review

Every house in Eastbourne should have received a copy of the latest Eastbourne Review, according to Eastbourne Borough Council.

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Southern train

Southern season ticket holders urged to claim compensation

Passengers who bought Southern season tickets are being urged to check if they are eligible for compensation.

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Rail bosses: Southern strikes ‘impotent and ineffective’

Strike action by Southern staff is ‘increasingly impotent and ineffective’, according to rail bosses.

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Conservatives attack Eastbourne council borrowing

The Conservative Group of Eastbourne borough councillors attacked the Liberal Democrat’s budget at last night’s (Wednesday, February 22) full council meeting – but did not propose an alternative.

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Nine in ten Southern trains ran during strike

Nine in ten Southern trains ran during strike

Almost nine in ten Southern trains ran during the strike by the RMT union yesterday (Wednesday February 22).

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Wealden MP Nus Ghani speaking on investment for the area's roads (photo from Parliament.tv).

Wealden in ‘desperate need of modern roads’

Wealden is in ‘desperate need of modern roads’, according to its MP.

Downland between Eastbourne and East Dean  (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170222-100906008

Eastbourne council meeting rejects calls for downland referendum

A Conservative motion for a referendum on the downland sale was blocked at a full council meeting yesterday evening (Wednesday, February 22) by a Liberal Democrat amendment.

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The London Road viaduct in Brighton

Winds from Storm Doris to slow Southern trains

Heavy winds from Storm Doris mean speed restrictions will be in place across much of Sussex’s train network tomorrow (Thursday February 23).

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Ian Lucas with Caroline Ansell and Mary Macleod

Eastbourne MP’s chief of staff steps down

Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell’s chief of staff has announced he is stepping down from his role.

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Maria Caulfield has welcomed 'specialist help' for NHS trust

Polegate MP backs referendum on downland sale

The MP for Polegate has spoken out against plans by Eastbourne Borough Council to sell off the freeholds to the downland farms.

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JPCT 210214 The South Downs. Photo by Derek Martin

Sussex’s devolution bid ‘paused’

A bid to devolve powers from central Government to local authorities in Sussex has been ‘paused’.

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Sustainabiltity and Transformation Plans are set to be implemented across the country

Major NHS shake-up facing £100m plus shortfall

A major shake-up of health services across East Sussex is planned -but NHS organisations face more than a £100m funding shortfall.

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BREAKING NEWS: Train drivers reject Southern deal

Southern train drivers have rejected a deal from rail bosses to end a dispute over driver-only operation.

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Fresh strike planned by Southern staff

Southern staff are set to strike over the introduction of driver-only operation next week.

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A cycle network is set to link Sovereign Harbour to Eastbourne's town centre

Third phase of ‘key’ Eastbourne cycle network approved

The third phase of Eastbourne Sovereign Harbour’s cycle network has been approved by county councillors.

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BREAKING NEWS: Talks between Southern and RMT union end ‘prematurely’

Talks between union leaders and Southern bosses to solve a long-running dispute over driver-only operated trains have ended ‘prematurely’.

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Fire & Rescue East Sussex.

East Sussex Fire Authority approves council tax rise

An increase in council tax paid to East Sussex Fire Authority has been approved today (Tuesday February 14).

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