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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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Southern remain bottom for customer satisfaction in an annual rail survey run by Which?

Southern remains bottom for customer satisfaction

Customer satisfaction with Southern services is the lowest nationally for the third straight year, according to results from a new survey.

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Southern train

Southern strike action cost taxpayer £22m in lost revenue

The £22million cost of Southern strike action to the taxpayer in lost revenue has been blamed on the ‘crazy nature’ of the rail operator’s contract put together by the Government.

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Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd speaking in the House of Commons

Eastbourne MP calls for inquiry into Carillion as thousands of jobs put at risk

Eastbourne’s MP has called for an inquiry into the government’s actions after Carillion announced it had gone into liquidation today (Monday).

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Charges could be introduced at Household Waste Recycling Sites

Charges at rubbish tips could be introduced

Charges at rubbish tips could be introduced in East Sussex as the county council looks to make millions of pounds of savings.

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Ambulance service ‘middle of the pack’ for new response standards

Sussex’s ambulance service is now in the ‘middle of the pack’ for response times nationally after new standards were introduced last year.

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Jonathan Ashworth, Labour's Shadow Health Secretary speaking about the failed Coperforma contract in the House of Commons (photo from Parliament.tv).

Calls for inquiry into patient transport payments ‘scandal’

A Parliamentary inquiry into payments to a failed private patient transport service provider in Sussex should be held, according to MPs and trade union officials.

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Stephen Lloyd speaking in Westminster this week

VIDEO: Eastbourne MP warns of rise in homelessness if Universal Credit is not fixed

Eastbourne’s MP has this week warned that there will be a rise in homelessness if Universal Credit is not fixed.

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Tim Loughton, East Worthing and Shoreham MP, speaking in Westminster Hall on the need for families of the Shoreham Airshow crash victims to be able to access legal aid (photo from Parliament.tv).

Families of airshow crash victims ‘in a state of limbo’

Families of the Shoreham Airshow crash victims are in a ‘disgraceful’ state of limbo until the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decides if it will pursue criminal charges.

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Southern train

Southern ‘nightmare’ could have been avoided by Government

The ‘nightmare’ experienced by Southern train passengers over the last three years could have been avoided by the Government, according to a new report from a Parliamentary body.

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Maria Caulfield MP

MP responds to backlash over new role as Vice Chair for Women

Maria Caulfield has been embroiled in a row over her promotion as Vice-chair for Women due to her views on abortion.

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Katy Bourne

Council tax rise to help protect 480 Sussex Police posts

An increase in Sussex Police’s share of council tax would help protect 480 officer and staff posts, according to the county’s police and crime commissioner.

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Heating costs could ‘soar’ under government’s new energy plans

Heating costs could ‘soar’ under government’s new energy plans

More than 21,000 oil heated households in Sussex could see their fuel bills soar if new government proposals go ahead, according to heating technician OFTEC (Oil and Renewable Heating Technologies).

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Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd speaking in the House of Commons

Eastbourne MP signs letter protesting against release of rapist taxi driver

Eastbourne’s MP has signed a cross-party letter protesting against the release of a taxi driver believed to have raped or sexually assaulted more than 100 women.

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Southern train

Latest Southern strike action set to go ahead

Strike action set to affect Southern services is set to go ahead on Monday (January 8), trade union officials have confirmed.

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Southern train

Train passengers hit with ticket price rises

Southern and Thameslink train passengers buying tickets this morning were hit by the biggest price increases in five years.

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Pevensey councillors resign suddenly

Two Pevensey councillors have resigned suddenly in the midst of threats to close the local library.

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The Worthing Unified Open Bowls Tournament in action

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex bowls event ‘under threat’ after council’s parking decision

A Sussex town could lose its last major bowls tournament if a deal offering free parking to competitors is withdrawn, one of its organisers has claimed.

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