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Strictly judge Bruno: ‘Southern rail has better timing than you’

A contestant on Strictly Come Dancing saw her timing compared to the punctuality of Southern train services during the weekend’s semi-final show.

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The faces of three Brighton councillors on the elfyourself Hanukkah video (Picture: SWNS)

COUNTY NEWS: Labour member apologises after suspension over alleged anti-Semitic video

A Labour Party campaigner has been suspended after posting an allegedly anti-Semitic video which showed three councillors doing a Hanukkah dance and wearing traditional Jewish clothes.
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Wealden MP Nus Ghani addresses US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital (photo from Parliament.tv).

‘Point out to Trump where Jerusalem is’ says Wealden MP

Wealden’s MP has asked Government ministers to ‘point out where Jerusalem is’ to American President Donald Trump.

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County councillor Carolyn Lambert, Seaford mum Ella Lewis, and Kelly-Marie Blundell a Lib Dem parliamentary candidate outside County Hall on T uesday

Parents ‘offended too easily’ by Get a Grip school campaign

Defence of the controversial Get a Grip campaign to improve school attendance levels in East Sussex has been labelled ‘shocking’ by parents.

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Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd at Eastbourne Railway Station

‘Are they having a laugh?’: Eastbourne MP hits out at Southern Rail fare rise

The Eastbourne MP has attacked the decision to raise fares by an average of 3.4 per cent, the biggest increase in five years.

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Parents protest against planned library closures

Angry parents have staged a protest at the county council offices against the proposed library closures.

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Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd speaking in the House of Commons

Eastbourne MP attacked for ‘low’ voting record

Eastbourne’s MP has been attacked by the deputy leader of East Sussex County Council for being in the ‘bottom four per cent’ of MPs for his voting record.

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Eastbourne District General Hospital (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Eastbourne councillors discuss report into town’s maternity services

Councillors discussed a recent report into the town’s maternity services which found almost a third of mothers who began their labour at Eastbourne DGH were transferred to other hospitals.

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Eastbourne schoolchildren march to save Langney Library

Pupils, parents, teachers and politicians marched in protest against the proposed closure of Langney Library.

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Polegate railway level crossing (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Polegate MP calls for improved safety at level crossing after elderly woman injured

Polegate’s MP has called for better safety measures at Polegate Level Crossing after an incident in which a local woman was struck on the head.

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Senior Eastbourne Tory quits in ‘frustration’

Senior Eastbourne Tory quits in ‘frustration’

A long standing politician has resigned as chairman of the Eastbourne Conservative Association due his frustration that a candidate has not been selected for any forthcoming General Election.

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Thameslink train

Have your say on weekend train timetable changes

A public consultation on weekend and late night timetable changes for Southern and Thameslink services has been launched.

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Opposition to Get A Grip campaign, Seaford SUS-170911-084406008

‘Get a Grip’ petition to be debated

A petition signed by more than 10,000 people which labelled a campaign to improve school attendance in East Sussex ‘insulting and condescending’ is set to be debated.

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Southern and Gatwick Express trains waiting to depart

Southern and Thameslink rail franchise to be split up

The franchise running Southern, Thameslink, and Gatwick Express trains is due to be split up when the contract is retendered in 2021, the Government has confirmed.

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Devonshire Park (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Eastbourne council denies £5m Devonshire Park ‘overspend’

Eastbourne council has been accused of overspending on the Devonshire Park development and ‘massaging the figures’ by £5 million.

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Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd speaking in the House of Commons

Eastbourne MP responds to the Budget

Eastbourne’s MP has called changes to Universal Credit announced in the Budget ‘just tinkering around the edges’.

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Two Mid Sussex community projects have been awarded

COUNTY NEWS: Labour executive committee resigns over harassment claims

The leadership of the Bexhill and Battle constituency Labour Party (CLP) unanimously resigned this week due to allegations of ‘serious abuse and harassment’.

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Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd speaking in the House of Commons

Eastbourne MP challenges Prime Minister on Universal Credit

The Eastbourne MP challenged the Prime Minister on the issue of Universal Credit today (Wednesday).

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District and borough council leaders back the Stand Up for East Sussex campaign. Pictured from left: Cllr David Tutt, leader of Eastbourne Borough Council; Cllr David Elkin, East Sussex County Council cabinet member for resources; Cllr Andy Smith, leader of Lewes District Council; Cllr Peter Chowney, leader of Hastings Borough Council, Cllr Bob Standley, leader of Wealden District Council; Cllr Carl Maynard, leader of Rother District Council

Council leaders united backing for Stand up for East Sussex campaign

Leaders of all five district and borough councils in East Sussex have thrown their weight behind a campaign calling for fairer funding for the county.

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