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COMMENT: Solving Southern rail woes must be first priority

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has no hesitation in singing the praises of Nick Brown, Govia Thameslink Railway’s chief operating officer since the end of last year.

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‘Constructive’ talks held to end Southern rail dispute

‘Constructive’ talks between the Government’s Transport Secretary and union bosses to end the Southern rail dispute took place today (Thursday July 20).

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Stephen Lloyd and Tony Freebody

MP’s claims on Southern dispute breakthrough ‘utterly ludicrous’ say Tories

Eastbourne’s Lib Dem MP has been criticised for ‘having the nerve’ to take credit for progress in the Southern rail dispute by his Tory opponents.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling pictured earlier this year

‘Taking back Southern franchise won’t end dispute’

Stripping Southern services from Govia Thameslink Railway would not end the year-long dispute with rail unions, according to the Government’s Transport Secretary.

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‘Megalithic’ changes to health and adult social care agreed

‘Megalithic’ changes in East Sussex could see the creation of a new NHS trust providing health and social care services to patients in East Sussex by 2020.

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Diane Abbott

Abuse of women MPs is not just a scandal – it’s a threat to democracy

Following the intense election campaign of 2017, Labour shadow home secretary Diane Abbott spoke out about the racist and misogynistic abuse she received online.

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Maria Caulfield, Lewes MP, at Lewes Railway Station (photo submitted/ by Nick Robinson). SUS-150728-140612001

MP calls for unions to end Southern dispute

Lewes MP has met with unions bosses to call for an end to the Southern rail dispute today (Tuesday July 18).

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Wealden MP Nus Ghani speaking during a Wesminster Hall debate on the performance of Govia Thameslink Railway and Network Rail (photo submitted). SUS-160318-153046001

Transport minister to meet Wealden rail campaigners

Wealden rail campaigners are set to make the case for improvements directly to transport secretary Chris Grayling.

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Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd at Eastbourne Railway Station SUS-170507-143954001

‘Ministers must meet unions to end Southern dispute’ - MP

Government ministers must meet rail unions to negotiate an end to the Southern dispute, Eastbourne’s MP has urged.

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Katy Bourne

Katy Bourne will not take over East Sussex fire service

Sussex’s Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has decided to drop plans to take control of fire and rescue services in East Sussex.

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Fresh union walkout to coincide with Southern train drivers’ strike

A rail union has called further strike action to coincide with a walkout by Southern train drivers.

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Major changes to ambulance response standards welcomed by Sussex trust

Major changes to standards governing ambulance response times have been welcomed by the trust providing services to Sussex patients.

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BREAKING NEWS: Southern train drivers’ call three strike days in pay dispute

Southern and Gatwick Express train drivers’ are set to hold three days of strikes in August as part of a dispute over pay.

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Southern fined £13.4m for disruption

Southern has been fined £13.4m by the Government for disruption suffered by passengers last year.

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Southern train

Latest Southern rail strike begins

Another rail strike affecting Southern trains started this morning (Monday July 10).

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Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd at Eastbourne Railway Station SUS-170507-143954001

New MP is accused of going back on his Brexit promise

A war of words has broken out between Eastbourne’s newly elected Lib Dem MP and Conservatives over a pre-election pledge on Brexit.

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Union calls for ‘accessibility guarantee’ on Southern trains

A rail union has called for a six-month ‘accessibility guarantee’ on Southern services in a long-running dispute over staffing of trains.

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Redevelopment plans for Devonshire Park

Funding boost for Devonshire Park transformation plans

Major transformation plans for Devonshire Park are set to receive a £5m funding boost.

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Jeremy Corbyn signing a supporter's bare chest. All pictures by jessfitzhughphotography

PICTURES: Jeremy Corbyn signs man’s chest in St Leonards

Hundreds of people turned out to watch Jeremy Corbyn speak in St Leonards today, and one supporter even gained a unique souvenir.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking in Hastings today. Pictures by Roberts Photographic

Jeremy Corbyn addresses St Leonards crowd

Jeremy Corbyn visited St Leonards today and told the crowd his Labour party are a ‘government in waiting’.

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