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Day centres for elderly set to close in Hastings and Bexhill

The closure of two day centres for the elderly in Hastings and Bexhill could be approved by the county council 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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Bexhill Labour calling for Rother to compulsory purchase Gullivers playing field in Sidley. SUS-180613-124916001

Calls to bring Sidley Sports Ground back to use

Campaigners are calling for a disused playing field to be brought back into use.

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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 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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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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Mayor Abul Azad with Raymond Konyn - chairman of Bexhill Heritage. Photo by Margaret Garcia

‘Such an honour’ for Bexhill’s new mayor

The new mayor of Bexhill said it was an ‘such an honour’ to take on the new role.

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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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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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The time of every Southern service is changing this week

Countdown to massive train timetable changes

Massive changes to Govia Thameslink Railway’s rail timetable will see almost 400 new trains running every day from next week.

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Passengers faced delays this afternoon

Do train fares need simplifying?

A simpler and more flexible train ticket system could be delivered as part of proposals for ‘root and branch reform’ of countrywide rail fare regulations.

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MP Ken Clarke

Protecting press freedoms

The threat to press freedom posed by laws going through Parliament receded further after the regulator announced changes to resolve legal disputes involving newspapers which “should” satisfy potential Tory rebels who suggested they could back a crackdown.

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GALLERY: Students drumming up support to save music service

Students were drumming up support for their campaign to save the East Sussex Music Instrumental Service outside County Hall this morning (Monday April 30).

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Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd

COUNTY NEWS: Amber Rudd resigns as Home Secretary

Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd has resigned as Home Secretary this evening (Sunday April 29) according to national reports.

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MPs: Southern rail franchise a ‘multi-faceted shambles’

The operation of the Southern and Thameslink franchise has been a ‘multi-faceted shambles causing untold misery for passengers’, according to a Parliamentary committee.

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Picture of Eastbourne used in Bexhill Tories’ newsletter

Bexhill Conservatives have been criticised by the opposition party over a Tory newsletter which published a picture of Eastbourne town centre instead of Bexhill.

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New slogans for East Sussex County Council school attendance camapign

New slogans for school attendance campaign revealed

New slogans for a campaign to improve school attendance in East Sussex have been revealed.

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