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‘Meltdown Monday’ after train timetable changes the ‘final straw’

Problems experienced by passengers on the first two days of Southern and Thameslink’s new timetables should be the ‘final straw’ for the franchise, according to a Tory MP.

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Lib Dems outside County Hall before a petition was presented opposing closure of Milton Grange and Firwood House

Effect of care homes closures would be ‘like a cancer’

Shutting two Eastbourne care homes would be ‘bonkers’ and have an ‘effect like a cancer’, according to Lib Dem councillors.

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The time of every Southern service is changing this week

Countdown to massive train timetable changes

Massive changes to Govia Thameslink Railway’s rail timetable will see almost 400 new trains running every day from next week.

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Bus stops in the Terminus Road area in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-180504-103243008

Fines for motorists who misuse bus lanes planned for Eastbourne

Fines could be handed out to motorists who misuse bus lanes when they are introduced in Eastbourne.

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Reform of rail fare regulations is being explored

Do train fares need simplifying?

A simpler and more flexible train ticket system could be delivered as part of proposals for ‘root and branch reform’ of countrywide rail fare regulations.

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GALLERY: Students drumming up support to save music service

Students were drumming up support for their campaign to save the East Sussex Music Instrumental Service outside County Hall this morning (Monday April 30).

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VIDEO: Banging the drum to save music service

Students opposing cuts to East Sussex's music teaching service spent this morning drumming up support outside Lewes' County Hall.

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Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd

COUNTY NEWS: Amber Rudd resigns as Home Secretary

Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd has resigned as Home Secretary this evening (Sunday April 29) according to national reports.

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Southern service

MPs: Southern rail franchise a ‘multi-faceted shambles’

The operation of the Southern and Thameslink franchise has been a ‘multi-faceted shambles causing untold misery for passengers’, according to a Parliamentary committee.

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New slogans for East Sussex County Council school attendance camapign

New slogans for school attendance campaign revealed

New slogans for a campaign to improve school attendance in East Sussex have been revealed.

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A Thameslink service. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Times for every Southern and Thameslink service to change

The biggest timetable shake-up in UK rail history affecting Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express services will be introduced next month.

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Plans for Willingdon Community School

New facilities for Willingdon Community School approved

Plans for ‘fantastic’ new facilities for Willingdon Community School have been approved unanimously.

Education
The UK is set to leave the EU after the referendum in June 2016 saw a victory for the Leave campaign

GP vacancies ‘not just down to Brexit’

Staff vacancies at doctors’ surgeries in East Sussex are not just down to Brexit, according to health chiefs.

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The latest edition of 'Your County' magazine

Council’s ‘Your County’ magazine could cease publication

A free magazine published in-house by East Sussex County Council could stop later this year.

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Get a Grip - East Sussex County Council campaign SUS-170509-141815001

Get a Grip school attendance campaign leads to ‘signs of improvement’

A controversial campaign to tackle poor school attendance in East Sussex has led to ‘early signs of improvement’, according to the county council.

Education
Eastbourne Railway Station Health Centre (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-180504-103041008

Walk-in health facility to move out of Eastbourne town centre

Walk-in health facilities are set to move out of both Eastbourne and Hastings’ town centres next year.

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Maternity unit

Fresh review of maternity services ‘could risk stability’

An independent review of redesigned maternity services in East Sussex could put their stability at risk, a health boss has suggested.

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Laurence Taylor, assistant chief constable at Sussex Police, at last week's performance and accountability meeting

Sussex police officers trained to respond to nerve agent attack

Around 100 Sussex Police officers are specifically trained to respond to a chemical or biological incident.

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Sussex Police

Sussex’s eight missing sex offenders all abroad

Sussex’s eight missing sex offenders are all believed to be abroad, it was revealed at a meeting this week.

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The A27 between Polegate and Beddingham was described as 'pathetic'

Major road network plans will ‘basically lead nowhere’ Labour councillor warns

A Government consultation on creating a major road network will ‘basically lead nowhere at all’, a Labour East Sussex county councillor has warned.

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