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Outcry over proposals to cut East Sussex music service

‘Think again Bob.’

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Worthing Assembly Hall

COUNTY NEWS: BBC Question Time coming to Sussex

Topical debate programme Question Time will be returning to Sussex after nearly a year.

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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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Home Works is facing a 50 per cent cut in its funding

Homeless prevention service faces ‘devastating’ 50 per cent funding cut

A crisis support service for people and families in East Sussex who are homeless or at risk of homelessness is facing a proposed 50 per cent cut (£1.6 million) to its funding.

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Councillor Alan Shuttleworth with residents campaigning against the closure of Langney Library in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Community comes together in bid to save Langney Library

People are looking to take over the Langney Library site for a facility run entirely by volunteers and funded by the community.

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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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Sussex Police HQ, Lewes

Outspoken Eastbourne officer sparks debate over frontline policing in Sussex

A single tweet from a serving Eastbourne officer has sparked a huge debate about staffing levels at Sussex Police.

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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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Oliver King was just 12 when he died after a cardiac arrest

Eastbourne MP backs dad’s fight to get defibrillators in every school

The town’s MP has thrown his weight behind a father’s campaign to make defibrillators mandatory in schools.

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Eastbourne Town Hall

Eastbourne council reveals its gender pay gap

Eastbourne Borough Council has revealed its gender pay gap today (Wednesday, April 4).

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Lloyd Russell-Moyle, MP for Kemptown, will be one of the speakers

Eastbourne meeting to launch East Sussex Save the NHS Campaign

A new campaign group to fight for NHS services is being launched in East Sussex with a speaker event next week.

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A yellow mist descended over Birling Gap ;ast summer. Photo Eddie Mitchell

Eastbourne MP questions Minister over unresolved Birling Gap toxic haze incident

Eastbourne’s MP met with a Minister over the mysterious and unresolved case of the noxious haze that appeared at Birling Gap last summer.

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Retired senior officer Kevin Moore

Retired Eastbourne senior officer calls out Sussex Police bosses over ‘dangerously low’ staffing

A retired senior officer has waded in to support a PC who called staffing levels ‘not safe’.

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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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Hundreds turned out to protest the planned closures earlier this month

Eastbourne council boss weighs in on care homes debate as petition receives almost 10,000 signatures

Eastbourne’s council leader has called plans to close two of the town’s care homes ‘an absolute disgrace’ as he handed in petitions to County Hall.

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Devonshire Park area building works 9/5/17 (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170905-144414008

Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park redevelopment to cost £4.4 million extra

The council was criticised for it’s ‘out of control’ spending on Devonshire Park at cabinet this week.

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Save Polegate Library protest walk (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Date announced for closure of seven libraries

The county council has given a date for when the seven libraries will close.

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Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne

Revealed: Thousands of homes set for Sussex – but police won’t be claiming a penny to help them cope with growth

Thousands of homes could be built across Sussex without police claiming a penny of funds they are entitled to.

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Proposed layout of expansion at Polegate Yard off Summerhill Lane

Expansion of Hailsham recycling plant approved

Expansion plans for a recycling plant south of Hailsham have been approved by county councillors.

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Thasnima Haque (centre right) with teacher Tracey Davanna and her friends Robia and Fowzia Begun

Eastbourne student’s campaign for more inclusive university loans

A young student from Eastbourne is campaigning for university loans which are accessible for Muslims.

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