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Southern passengers to ‘mourn the death of their patience’

A three-day protest by Southern train passengers is set to ‘mourn the death of their patience’.

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BREAKING NEWS: Five per cent council tax rise proposed

Council tax bills are set to rise by at least £62 a year for the average East Sussex households from April.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Fresh strike action by Southern guards

Guards working on Southern trains have announced fresh strike action today (Thursday January 12).

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MP to hold meeting with council chief over downland sale

MP Caroline Ansell is meeting with the leader of Eastbourne council to discuss the sale of four downland farms.

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Stephen LLoyd is calling on the PM to solve the NHS 'crisis'

Former Eastbourne MP calls on PM for solution for ‘under-funded’ NHS

Former Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd is calling for a solution for the current NHS and social care “crisis”.

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The Government has faced calls to strip GTR of Southern services

Southern franchise ‘needs to be broken up’

The franchise including Southern is ‘too big to handle’ and ‘needs to be broken up’, one Sussex MP has suggested.

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Train drivers ‘forced to go on strike’ by Southern management

Train drivers have been ‘forced’ to go on strike by the intransigence of Southern management, union ASLEF has claimed.

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Southern passengers have faced almost constant delays since early 2016

First of week’s three Southern rail strikes begins

The first of three days of strikes planned by Southern train drivers has started today (Tuesday January 10).

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South East Coast Ambulance Service

Medical director quits ambulance service

The medical director at Sussex’s ambulance service has quit the trust.

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The Government has faced calls to strip GTR of Southern services

Just one in five think Southern suitable to run trains

Just one in five people think Southern is suitable to run a train service, according to a new opinion poll.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling

Southern needs ‘very significant remedial work when strikes are over’ - transport secretary

The Southern franchise needs ‘very significant remedial work’ when rail strikes are over, the Government’s transport secretary has said.

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‘Call off Southern strikes and give people their lives back’ - Lewes MP

Rail unions should call off Southern strikes and ‘give people their lives back’, Lewes’ MP has urged.

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Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell speaking in Parliament

Eastbourne MP calls for tougher sentences for dangerous drivers

Caroline Ansell is urging residents to have their say in a government consultation on sentences for those who cause death by dangerous driving.

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A Southern train

Safety report on Southern driver only trains a ‘whitewash’

A report suggesting that Southern trains only operated by the driver can be operated safely has been branded a ‘complete whitewash’ by rail union bosses.

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Eastbourne railway station. (Eastbourne Station). Commuters arrive for the morning services.

‘Compensate traders at Eastbourne station for losses during strikes’ - MP

Eastbourne’s MP has called on the Government to compensate traders at the town’s railway station whose takings have been hit by strike action by Southern train staff.

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Thameslink service

Southern rail operator failed suspicious package security test

The rail operator running Southern trains failed a suspicious package security test late last year, it has been revealed today.

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Southern trains

Limited buses to replace Southern trains during strikes

A limited number of buses are set to replace Southern trains on some routes during next week’s strike dates.

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A Southern train

Southern train drivers to strike in late January

Southern train drivers are set to strike for three days in late January.

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Southern strike halved to three days

A rail strike due to shutdown the entire Southern network next week has been cut from six days to three according to national reports.

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