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Sussex MPs to vote against starting summer break early

Several Sussex MPs have vowed to vote against starting Parliament’s summer recess early.

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Thameslink services have been disrupted since a new timetable was introduced on May 20

New Thameslink interim timetable comes into force

A new interim timetable for Thameslink services has now come into force.

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Polegate MP resigns as a Tory Party vice-chairman after Chequers Brexit deal

Polegate’s MP has resigned as a vice-chairman of the Conservative Party over the Brexit plan agreed at Chequers last week, according to national reports.

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Lewes MP resigns as a Tory Party vice-chairman over Chequers Brexit deal

Lewes’ MP has resigned as a vice-chairman of the Conservative Party over the Brexit plan agreed at Chequers last week, according to national reports.

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Details of new interim Thameslink timetable published

Details of a new interim timetable for Thameslink trains which the operator says will provide a more reliable service have been published today (Friday July 6).

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Thameslink declassifies first class during peak hours

First class carriages on Thameslink rail services have been declassified during peak journey times to create more space for passengers.

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Veterans encouraged to talk about mental health

Veterans are being encouraged to talk about their mental health and seek specialist NHS help if it is required in the run up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday (June 30>

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Patrick Verwer is to take over as GTR's chief executive

New Southern rail boss announced

A new boss for the firm running Southern and Thameslink rail services has been announced.

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Charges are set to be introduced for non-household waste at rubbish tips

Rubbish tips to charge for disposal of non-household waste

Charges for non-household waste and revised opening hours are set to be introduced at East Sussex’s rubbish tips.

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Eastbourne care home Firwood House set to close

An Eastbourne care home is set to close but another under threat facility is due to be handed a reprieve by the county council.

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Proposed bus lane in Eastbourne Road

Bus lanes for Eastbourne Road and Victoria Drive set for approval

Revised plans for bus lanes and junction improvements to increase sustainable transport between Polegate and Eastbourne are set to be approved next week.

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Southern and Thameslink boss resigns

The boss running Southern and Thameslink services has resigned, it was announced today.

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Maria Caulfield, Lewes MP, with colleagues meeting Transport Secretary Chris Grayling

Lewes MP: Strip Southern of franchise now after timetable ‘farce’

Lewes’ MP has repeated calls for the Government to strip the operator of Southern trains of its franchise following problems with the introduction of a new timetable.

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Advice on helping disabled train passengers ‘could’ve been better expressed’

Advice to train staff on how to help disabled passengers ‘could have been better expressed’, rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway has admitted.

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Permanent post at ambulance service for former London NHS trust boss

The former boss of London’s ambulance service has been appointed to a permanent position at Sussex’s ambulance trust.

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Rail industry bosses apologise for disruption since timetable changes

Rail industry bosses have apologised for disruption and cancellations experienced by passengers since new timetables were rolled out last week.

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Thameslink compares its own performance to Poundland cooking chocolate

Poundland has poked fun at Thameslink train services after the rail operator compared its recent performance to the retailer’s cooking chocolate on social media.

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Thameslink apologises for reduced train timetable

The operator of Thameslink trains has apologised to passengers for disruption since a new timetable was introduced last week.

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Expansion of Polegate Primary School

Polegate school’s expansion agreed

Plans to expand Polegate Primary School have been approved by county councillors.

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Lib Dem councillor Sarah Osborne

Bid to change name of council chairman role to chair is unsuccessful

A bid to rename the title of chairman of East Sussex County Council to improve inclusion and gender equality has been unsuccessful.

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