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Eastbourne residents’ views sought on £558,000 cuts to waste service budget

Residents are being asked for their views on cuts to recycling services.

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A homeless man in Eastbourne's Terminus Road (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Homelessness in Eastbourne quadruples in two years

The number of homeless people in Eastbourne has more than quadrupled in two years, new figures reveal.

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Green light for bus lanes and 20mph zone in Eastbourne

New bus lanes and a 20mph zone for Eastbourne will help transform a ‘tired town centre’ into a ‘modern and dynamic area’, according to county councillors.

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Council tax to rise for Eastbourne residents

Council tax to rise for Eastbourne residents

Council tax is set to rise for Eastbourne residents.

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Green MEP Keith Taylor

MEP: Birling Gap haze report ‘doesn’t tell us anything we don’t already know’

A Green MEP has criticised the official report into the chemical haze which descended on Birling Gap last summer.

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Your Energy Sussex is now encouraging residents to switch energy supplier to save money

Sussex tariff offers ‘fair deal’ for energy bills

A new Sussex tariff for gas and electricity is looking to offer a ‘fair deal’ for households with a council-led partnership encouraging residents to switch and save money.

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Mark Oldaker is fighting to improve medical assessments for disability benefits

Eastbourne man launches government petition into medical assessments for disability benefits

An Eastbourne man has launched a government petition calling to improve medical assessments for those who need sickness support.

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Stroke Association opposing East Sussex County Council cuts to services outside County Hall, Lewes (photo submitted).

Tory county council ‘sleepwalking to oblivion’

Budget cuts of £17million proposed by the Tory-led East Sussex County Council have been approved today (Tuesday February 6).

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Stroke Association opposing East Sussex County Council cuts to services outside County Hall, Lewes (photo submitted).

‘Stroke survivors will be left to feel abandoned’

Cuts to funding for stroke services in East Sussex have been branded ‘outrageous’ by one charity.

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Councillor Tony Freebody (Conservative Ratton)

Eastbourne Tory leader hits out at ‘scaremongering’ over threatened care homes

The leader of the Eastbourne Conservatives has hit out at what he calls ‘scaremongering’ over the proposed closure of two care homes.

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County Hall Lewes, East Sussex County Council HQ SUS-150925-134850001

Unions oppose ‘devastating’ county council budget cuts

Trade unions have spoken out against ‘unnecessary and devastating’ spending cuts proposed by East Sussex County Council.

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Southern train

Southern remains worst in country for passenger satisfaction

Southern’s passenger satisfaction remains the worst in the country despite significantly improving its score over the past year, according to new survey results.

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A major Government programme has been helping extend access to superfast broadband across the UK

Sussex’s access to superfast broadband below South East average

Access to superfast broadband in Sussex is above the national average but below the figure for the South East, according to new data.

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Maria Caulfield meeting Network Rail officials at Polegate level crossing

Polegate MP fights on for safety improvements at level crossing

An MP has met with senior rail staff to discuss Polegate level crossing following an accident that saw an 89-year-old woman struck by the barrier and trapped inside.

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Government clamp down on 'dodgy' private parking operators

New legal protections from private parking operators have been announced today.
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Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd speaking in the House of Commons

Eastbourne MP under fire for votes on Brexit

Eastbourne’s MP has been criticised for allegedly ‘breaking his word’ over supporting Brexit.

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David Elkin, lead member for resources at East Sussex County Council, said the authority was being 'fed starvation rations'

Grass cutting savings to go into social care

Reduced funding for grass cutting by East Sussex County Council is set to be spent on adult social care services instead.

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Katy Bourne

Katy Bourne’s council tax increase plan agreed

A council tax increase of 7.8 per cent proposed by Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has been backed by a scrutiny group today (Friday January 19).

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Stephen Lloyd, MP for Eastbourne and Willingdon

Eastbourne MP criticised for opening event that celebrates women

The town’s MP has been criticised for opening an event honouring the ‘hidden women’ of the town’s past.

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