Charter recognises commitment to councillor training

A commitment to ensuring councillors are equipped to do their best for their local communities has received recognition.

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.

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.

Students from East Sussex Music Service with famed piano teacher Dame Fanny Waterman (March 2014)

Axe looms for county’s music service

A petition is being launched to save the East Sussex Music Instrumental Service which faces closure as part of a cost cutting exercise.

Amber Rudd MP

MPs welcome Sussex Police’s ‘enormous recruitment drive’

MPs Huw Merriman and Amber Rudd have welcomed as ‘good news’ Sussex Police’s announcement to recruit 200 more police officers – a move described as an ‘enormous recruitment drive’ by the force’s chief constable.

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.

Ed Miliband in 2015. Picture: June Essex

Ed Miliband gives support to Observer’s homeless campaign

The former leader of the Labour Party provided support to our Hope for the Homeless campaign in this week’s episode of his podcast.

Bexhill Town Hall SUS-161205-111335001

Gender pay gap at Rother council revealed

The gender pay gap at Rother District Council has been revealed this week.

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.

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.

The A27 between Polegate and Beddingham was described as 'pathetic'

Major road network plans will ‘basically lead nowhere’ Labour councillor warns

A Government consultation on creating a major road network will ‘basically lead nowhere at all’, a Labour East Sussex county councillor has warned.

Southern train

Southern guards hold 40th day of strike action

The latest 24-hour strike by Southern staff began this morning, marking the 40th day of industrial action in the last two years (Monday March 12).

High speed rail link proposals between Gatwick and Heathrow

High speed rail link between Gatwick and Heathrow proposed

A high speed rail link between airports at Gatwick and Heathrow has been proposed by a group of London-based engineering consultants.

Save Polegate Library protest walk (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-171120-094239008

Cabinet votes to close seven libraries

The closure of seven libraries across East Sussex has been approved by the county council’s cabinet today (Tuesday March 6).

Prime Minister Theresa May pictured last month. Today she delivered a speech on changes to national planning policy

New developments need to boost ‘affordable home ownership’

Housing for families on waiting lists could be sacrificed in new developments in favour of making home ownership more affordable as part of Government planning reforms.

Houses of Parliament

Pay for MPs to rise by £1,300 a year

Pay for MPs is set to rise by 1.8 per cent from April - increasing their salaries by more than £1,300 a year.

22/10/14- Parked car near Little Common School. SUS-141022-133355001

Parking restrictions to improve safety near Bexhill school

A review of on-street parking in Bexhill has resulted in new restrictions to improve safety at seven different sites across the town.

Queuing passengers at Gatwick Airport

Southern replacement bus service ‘chaos’

‘Absolute chaos’ encountered by Southern rail passengers waiting for rail replacement buses between Gatwick Airport and London has been criticised by passengers.

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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