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Southern fares to rise by nearly two per cent

Southern and Gatwick Express fares will rise by an average of nearly two per cent at the start of 2017.

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Steve Waight, pictured at Worthing's election count in 2013

New director for waste and energy post ‘not a waste of energy’

West Sussex County Council is currently looking to hire a director for waste and energy.

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Southern Rail asked customers to tell the RMT how they feel

Southern season ticket holders to receive free month’s travel

Tens of thousands of Southern rail users are to be repaid the equivalent of a month’s travel for the extraordinary disruption they have suffered, the Government announced today (Friday 2 December).

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Avoid buying illegally imported puppies pet owners warned

Pet owners in West Sussex are being warned to avoid buying illegally imported puppies by Trading Standards in the run up to Christmas.

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Sussex MP: Make £5 notes vegetarian

Sussex MP: Make £5 notes vegetarian

New plastic five pound notes should not be made using animal derived products, one Sussex MP has suggested.

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Lib Dem leader at the county council James Walsh

Cutting allowances to opposition council leaders a ‘slap in the face’

Slashing allowances paid to opposition leaders at County Hall is ‘a slap in the face’, according to the Liberal Democrats.

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Top jobs to go in management restructure at Chichester District Council

Top jobs to go in management restructure at Chichester District Council

A new management team structure at Chichester District Council (CDC) will see the top jobs trimmed from ten to seven posts.

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Southern Rail asked customers to tell the RMT how they feel

Southern dispute ‘has gone on long enough’

The dispute between Southern staff and management ‘has gone on long enough’ according to our readers.

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Chief constable at Sussex Police Giles  York

‘Laws banning mobile phone use while driving need updating’

Laws banning mobile phone use when driving need to catch up with technology, according to Sussex Police’s chief constable.

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UPDATE: Southern train drivers’ strike dates announced

UPDATE: Southern train drivers’ strike dates announced

Southern train drivers have overwhelmingly backed strike action in a row over driver-only operated trains.

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Hospitals in Brighton, like many health services across Sussex, are under increasing pressure

NHS aims for £530m savings in Sussex and East Surrey

Sussex and East Surrey’s NHS system is aiming to save £530m over the next four years as part of plans to create a ‘better system for all’.

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Mike Earl, SECAmb paramedic, South East Coast Ambulance Services NHS Foundation Trusts (SECAmb) innovative electronic Patient Clinical Record (ePCR) project is being rolled out across the Trusts region following successful trials in Thanet, Kent. SUS-161125-122742001

iPads for ambulance crews to complete patient records

Ambulance crews in Sussex are set to be given tablets to complete patient records electronically.

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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Chris Grayling, the secretary of state for transport

Football club’s offer to broker Southern talks rejected

Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club’s offer to broker talks to solve the Southern rail dispute has been rejected.

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Caroline Lucas

COUNTY NEWS: Autumn Statement a ‘spectacular failure’ for Sussex rail users

Sussex’s rail users have been ‘failed’ by the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, according to Green MP Caroline Lucas.

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Compass bus stop at Broad Road Willingdon outside Willingdon Community School. February 24th 2014 E08016Q SUS-140224-094618001

Compass Travel bus services to be withdrawn

Several Compass Travel bus routes are due to be reduced or withdrawn due to falling passenger numbers, West Sussex County Council has confirmed.

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Margaret Johnson, pictured as chairman in 2005

‘Inspirational’ former council chairman leaves ‘immense legacy’

Tributes have been paid to the ‘inspirational’ first female chairman at West Sussex County Council, who died last week.

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Maria Caulfield Lewes MP with the Chancellor Philip Hammond (photo submitted). SUS-161123-111338001

Crackdown on letting agents’ fees welcomed by Sussex MPs

A crackdown on letting agents’ fees expected in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement has been welcomed by Sussex MP.

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Latest Southern rail strike starts today

Latest Southern rail strike starts today

The ninth Southern rail strike of 2016 is set to start today (Tuesday November 22), lasting 48 hours.

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According to one county councilllor there have been ten fly tipping incidents near the Hop Oast rubbish tip since the start of October

‘No spike’ in fly tipping since rubbish tip changes

West Sussex has seen ‘no spike’ in fly tipping since cuts to services at rubbish tips, according to the cabinet member in charge of the portfolio.

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