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Bexhill governance review leaflet will be sent to everyone

Rother District Council agreed to send information on Bexhill’s governance review to every household and remove ‘misleading’ information on costs from its website.

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Southern season ticket holders urged to claim compensation

Passengers who bought Southern season tickets are being urged to check if they are eligible for compensation.

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Rail bosses: Southern strikes ‘impotent and ineffective’

Strike action by Southern staff is ‘increasingly impotent and ineffective’, according to rail bosses.

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Nine in ten Southern trains ran during strike

Nine in ten Southern trains ran during strike

Almost nine in ten Southern trains ran during the strike by the RMT union yesterday (Wednesday February 22).

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Winds from Storm Doris to slow Southern trains

Heavy winds from Storm Doris mean speed restrictions will be in place across much of Sussex’s train network tomorrow (Thursday February 23).

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Sussex’s devolution bid ‘paused’

A bid to devolve powers from central Government to local authorities in Sussex has been ‘paused’.

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Sustainabiltity and Transformation Plans are set to be implemented across the country

Major NHS shake-up facing £100m plus shortfall

A major shake-up of health services across East Sussex is planned -but NHS organisations face more than a £100m funding shortfall.

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BREAKING NEWS: Train drivers reject Southern deal

Southern train drivers have rejected a deal from rail bosses to end a dispute over driver-only operation.

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Fresh strike planned by Southern staff

Southern staff are set to strike over the introduction of driver-only operation next week.

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East Sussex County Council is planning to create a waste transfer station at Pebsham for leachate produced from the county's landfill sites

Pebsham waste transfer station would ‘impede’ park’s plans

Plans for a waste transfer station at Pebsham would ‘seriously impede’ Combe Valley Countryside Park’s future plans.

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BREAKING NEWS: Talks between Southern and RMT union end ‘prematurely’

Talks between union leaders and Southern bosses to solve a long-running dispute over driver-only operated trains have ended ‘prematurely’.

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East Sussex Fire Authority approves council tax rise

An increase in council tax paid to East Sussex Fire Authority has been approved today (Tuesday February 14).

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‘Southern Fail Awards’ winners to be announced

The winners of the ‘Southern Fail Awards’ are set to be announced on the same night as the National Rail Industry Awards.

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Bexhill social projects need grant bid backing

Two social enterprise projects in Bexhill seeking £150,000 in government grants are set to be backed by the council.

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Valentine’s Day talks for Southern and rail union

Fresh talks between Southern bosses and rail union RMT are set to begin next week on Valentine’s Day.

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Council tax increase on the cards for Rother

Council officers recommend increasing council tax in Rother by £5 a year on average ahead of a meeting on Monday (February 13).

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A seagull stole Oliver Colvile MP's friends chips, reportedly sparking the debate in Parliament

Calls for seagull-proof buildings in MPs’ debate

MPs discussed seagulls stealing people’s chips and how to tackle the ‘flying rats’ problem in Parliament yesterday (Tuesday, February 7) – with suggestions for gull-proof buildings and ‘contraception’.

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‘Zombie apocalypse’ allows Southern trains to run without two staff

A ‘zombie apocalypse’ would be one of the only times a Southern train would run without a second guaranteed member of staff on board, according to one rail union.

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What does housing white paper mean for Sussex?

Campaigners have warned that the Government’s white paper to ‘fix the housing market’ could jeopardise Sussex’s unprotected countryside.

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Southern train drivers’ deal a ‘shocking and historical betrayal’

A deal between train drivers’ and Southern bosses over the introduction of driver-only operated services has been branded a ‘shocking betrayal’ by one rail union.

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