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Crackdown on Sussex drivers using mobile phones

A new campaign clamping down on drivers using mobile phones behind the wheel has been launched in Sussex.

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Collection tins seized by Trading Standards (photo submitted).

‘Chichester Children’s Hospital’ collection tins seized

Collection tins raising money for ‘Chichester Children’s Hospital’ have been seized from a pop-up shop.

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Southern strike action ‘solid and determined’

Strike action by Southern guards is ‘solid and absolutely determined’, according to union officials.

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Members of Chichester A27 - No Option is Still an Option met Mr Tyrie before his private meeting with councillors on Friday

A27 protesters meet MP Andrew Tyrie ahead of private meeting to call for transparency

Representatives from Chichester A27 - No Option is Still an Option made their presence known to MP Andrew Tyrie, parish and district councillors at a closed meeting held at Chichester District Council offices.

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Shadow chancellor John McDonnell leading the march

Defend the NHS march brings Brighton to a standstill

A colourful and noisy NHS march brought Brighton city centre to a halt.

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Katy Bourne at last year's election count with Michael Jones. The Labour runner up attempted to veto her plans for a council tax rise at a Sussex Police and Crime Panel meeting

Bid to veto Sussex PCC’s council tax rise fails

A bid to veto plans to increase Sussex Police’s share of council tax has failed.

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Strike by Southern guards still on

A strike by Southern guards is still scheduled for Monday as the RMT union has been ‘excluded’ from talks.

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Chichester MP Andrew Tyrie. Photo Kate Shemilt

Chichester waits for Andrew Tyrie to break his silence on the A27

Pressure is mounting on the man who could hold the keys to an A27 consultation re-run to break his public silence.

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UPDATE: Council tax increase to help protect ‘vital services’

The average West Sussex household may have to fork out an extra £450 due to council tax increases planned by the county council over the next four years.

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County news: IKEA link to Sussex intensifies

Rumours of a first IKEA store in Sussex have intensified this week.

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Southern restoring full timetable after strike suspension

Southern is set to restore its full train service next week following the suspension of strike action by train drivers’ union ASLEF.

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Council tax rise could fund extra 100 Sussex Police staff

Increasing council tax could fund more than 100 extra officers and specialist staff for Sussex Police.

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Advice event on community-led planning in Sussex

Action in rural Sussex (AirS) and the East Sussex Rural Partnership are holding an event about housebuilding and infrastructure to help Sussex communities and businesses thrive.

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Southern passengers have faced almost constant delays since early 2016

UPDATE: Southern train drivers suspend strike action

Southern train drivers have suspended strike action after rail bosses agreed to fresh talks.

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Soldiers of the 16th Regiment Royal Artillery parade at Thorney Island

Heating finally fixed at Thorney Island base after soldiers left freezing for months

Defence chiefs have forked out cash to fix a broken boiler after scores of soldiers were forced to sleep in freezing army barracks for months.

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The Government has faced calls to strip GTR of Southern services

Southern rock bottom in Which? customer satisfaction survey

Southern rail services have finished rock bottom in a customer satisfaction survey conducted by consumer champion Which?

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Southern passengers have faced almost constant delays since early 2016

Southern passengers to ‘mourn the death of their patience’

A three-day protest by Southern train passengers is set to ‘mourn the death of their patience’.

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New rubbish tip charges ruled ‘illegal’ by Government says Tory

New charges to dispose of household DIY waste at West Sussex rubbish tips have been ruled ‘illegal’ by the Government, a Tory county councillor says.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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