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Fresh strikes planned in Southern Rail dispute

The RMT union has announced its members are to strike for 24 hours, in the latest industrial action in the year-long Southern dispute.

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The approach to platforms 15-19 - before and after the work to extend ticket barriers

Network Rail says Sussex commuters ‘safe’ after fears raised over London Victoria

Network Rail this week said it would ‘never put passengers at risk’ following claims by a passengers’ group about dangerous conditions at London Victoria.

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ABC protest (Photograph: Bradley Rees)

COUNTY NEWS: Commuter group to meet Department for Transport in court over Southern crisis

A Sussex-based commuter group has announced it will be attending a public court hearing on the Southern crisis next week.
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Sussex travel: Delays reported on the M25

Sussex travel: Delays reported on the M25

Delays have been reported on the M25 anticlockwise after an earlier vehicle fire between junction eight and junction seven.

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Police say a 63-year-old man was arrested. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Driver arrested after suspected Iraqi nationals found on lorry

A 63-year-old lorry driver has been arrested on suspicion of facilitating illegal immigration after 17 suspected Iraqi nationals were found in the back of a lorry in Sussex, according to Sussex Police.

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RMT calls for urgent talks in Southern Rail safety disputes

The RMT has called for urgent talks in Southern Rail safety disputes following ASLEF’s decision to put the overtime ban back in place.

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Police attend van collision on A22

Police attend van collision on A22

Police attended a van collision on the A22 this morning.

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Police cordons will continue to be in place until at least 8am

London Bridge station to reopen on Monday, June 5

London Bridge station will reopen on Monday, June 5 from 5am.
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British Airways hopes to run flights from Gatwick on Sunday after yesterday's computer issues led to mass cancellations

British Airways hopes Gatwick chaos is behind it

British Airways hopes to run a ‘near-normal’ amount of flights from Gatwick today as it recovers from yesterday’s computer chaos.

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Travellers are advised to keep checking their flight status

UPDATE: British Airways cancels ALL FLIGHTS on Saturday

British Airways has cancelled all its Gatwick flights for the rest of today and is telling customers not to come to the airport.

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UPDATE: A27 at Lewes re-opens after fire

Police have confirmed the A27 at Lewes has reopened following last night’s big fire at a recycling centre on the southern outskirts of the town.

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Brighton Railway Station

Increase in armed police and military support at key locations and events as terror threat level raised to ‘critical’

With the UK terror threat level being raised to ‘critical’, police are continuing to urge residents to be vigilant.

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COUNTY NEWS: school children rescued from coach fire

More than 20 students from a Sussex comprehensive school were rescued from a coach fire this morning, according to the school’s head teacher.

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Traffic as vehicle leaves busy carriageway in road accident

Traffic as vehicle leaves busy carriageway in road accident

A vehicle leaving a busy carriageway has caused slow traffic.

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COUNTY NEWS: Southern’s warning ahead of Seagulls’ parade

Rail operator Southern has warned that although it is putting on extra carriages for Sunday’s promotion parade, passengers should expect a ‘long wait’ at stations.

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COUNTY NEWS: Sussex rail services back on track after signal fault

Southern services are running as normal after a signalling fault disrupted all routes from Brighton this afternoon (May 10).

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COUNTY NEWS: Major disruption to Sussex rail services

Southern Rail said a ‘major fault’ with signalling systems is causing ‘major disruption’ on services across Sussex this afternoon (May 10).

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Mid-week curfew for London to Sussex trains

Southern is to limit its late-night trains from London during the week so that Network Rail can carry out ‘maintenance and improvement works’.

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Mark Brailsford, Brighton's political satirist and director of the Treason Show, singing the Southern protest song at Brighton station

COUNTY NEWS: Southern Rail protest song goes viral

A video of a Southern protest song performed went viral this weekend, with more than 30,000 views on social media.

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A lifeboat crew from Newhaven rescued two fisherman cut off by the tide on the rocks on the seaward side of the harbour arm. Picture: Newhaven RNLI

Lifeboat crew saves lives of stranded fishermen

A lifeboat crew saved the lives of two fishermen who became stranded by the tide.

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