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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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A27 meeting at Selmeston Village Hall

More than 100 residents discuss future of the A27

More than 100 residents gathered at a meeting to discuss plans to dual the A27.

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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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Charles Horton, Chief Executive Officer, Govia Thameslink Railway, speaking at the House of Commons Transport Select Committtee in 2016 (from parliament.tv). SUS-160507-111900001

Southern and Thameslink boss resigns

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

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Alan Thomas and many other musicians at Eastbourne Bandstand protesting about the cuts to East Sussex Music Service (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Have your say on proposals to cut East Sussex Music Service

A public consultation on proposals to cut the county’s music service has been launched.

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Leanna and Billy with Stephen Lloyd at 10 Downing Street

Eastbourne mum and son take 10,000 signature petition to Downing Street

An Eastbourne mum and her son have taken their battle for disabled children’s school transport to Number 10 Downing Street today (Thursday).

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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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Leanna with her son Billy

Eastbourne mum takes fight for disabled children’s school transport to Parliament

An Eastbourne teacher who had to quit her job because the county council withdrew school transport for her disabled son is handing in a petition in Parliament this week.

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Stephen Lloyd MP (right) with the Eastbourne Heart Beat Campaign's Chair Alan Shuttleworth

Eastbourne MP backs lifesaving defibrillator campaign

The Eastbourne MP has thrown his weight behind a lifesaving campaign backed by the Herald.

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Southern train

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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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 service

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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Save Polegate Library protest walk (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Five of seven closed libraries could reopen as community projects

Plans to reopen five recently-closed East Sussex libraries as community-run facilities have taken a step closer to fruition.

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Thameslink service

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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Council makes decision on future of Langney library

Council makes decision on future of Langney library

Langney library could be staying in the heart of the community.

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Network Rail engineers

Rail engineering works set for Bank Holiday weekend

Train passengers are being urged to check before they travel during the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend.

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COUNTY NEWS: BBC Question Time comes to Sussex tonight

BBC Question Time – the topical political debating programme – will be filmed in Sussex tonight (Thursday, May 24).

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The community is hoping to save the treasured resource

Community’s hope for the future of Langney library

There could be light at the end of the tunnel for Langney Library after it was closed by the county council earlier this year.

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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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The time of every Southern service is changing this week

‘Meltdown Monday’ after train timetable changes the ‘final straw’

Problems experienced by passengers on the first two days of Southern and Thameslink’s new timetables should be the ‘final straw’ for the franchise, according to a Tory MP.

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