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‘Constructive’ talks held to end Southern rail dispute

‘Constructive’ talks between the Government’s Transport Secretary and union bosses to end the Southern rail dispute took place today (Thursday July 20).

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling pictured earlier this year

‘Taking back Southern franchise won’t end dispute’

Stripping Southern services from Govia Thameslink Railway would not end the year-long dispute with rail unions, according to the Government’s Transport Secretary.

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Diane Abbott

Abuse of women MPs is not just a scandal – it’s a threat to democracy

Following the intense election campaign of 2017, Labour shadow home secretary Diane Abbott spoke out about the racist and misogynistic abuse she received online.

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Katy Bourne

Katy Bourne will not take over West Sussex fire service

Sussex’s Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has decided to drop plans to take control of fire and rescue services in West Sussex.

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Fresh union walkout to coincide with Southern train drivers’ strike

A rail union has called further strike action to coincide with a walkout by Southern train drivers.

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Major changes to ambulance response standards welcomed by Sussex trust

Major changes to standards governing ambulance response times have been welcomed by the trust providing services to Sussex patients.

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Southern train

BREAKING NEWS: Southern train drivers’ call three strike days in pay dispute

Southern and Gatwick Express train drivers’ are set to hold three days of strikes in August as part of a dispute over pay.

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John Gooderham, who lives in Billingshurst, has been calling for radiotherapy services to be based in West Sussex

Progress on new cancer treatment unit ‘nothing short of scandalous’

Inaction over creating a cancer treatment unit in West Sussex has been branded ‘nothing short of scandalous’.

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Dog ban in Priory Park remains under new powers to fine

The ban on dogs in Priory Park and Bishop’s Palace Gardens will continue, despite strong support for change from some residents.

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An open day at Chichester Police Station takes place this Saturday, 10.30am to 3pm, and the Southern Gateway plans will be shown off there.ks16000757-9 SUS-160613-224807008

Southern Gateway Masterplan to go on show

Residents have the chance to view and have their say on a major regeneration project for the south eastern area of Chichester this Saturday.

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Southern fined £13.4m for disruption

Southern has been fined £13.4m by the Government for disruption suffered by passengers last year.

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Natalie Barker loves working at St Richard's Hospital but is angry at the Government's 1 per cent pay cap

‘I have held dying patients’ hands while my wage is being cut,’ says St Richard’s nurse angry at Government pay cap

A St Richard’s Hospital nurse says she has been ‘overwhelmed’ by the response to a Facebook post of her fury at the Government voting to keep the public sector workers’ pay cap.

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Latest Southern rail strike begins

Another rail strike affecting Southern trains started this morning (Monday July 10).

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The Treking4Ted team, from left, Oli White, Jamie White, Daniel White, Jason Dummer and Sean Dummer

Grandsons climb Snowdon for Midhurst stalwart Ted

Five family members fought high winds and driving rain to reach the summit of Snowdon.

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Southern train

Union calls for ‘accessibility guarantee’ on Southern trains

A rail union has called for a six-month ‘accessibility guarantee’ on Southern services in a long-running dispute over staffing of trains.

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Artist impression of the new Enterprise Gateway currently being built in Terminus Road

Council progressing £8m investment for new Chichester business destination

The next stage of an ambitious £8m project to attract nearly 100 new businesses to Chichester is set for approval.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking in Hastings today. Pictures by Roberts Photographic

Jeremy Corbyn addresses St Leonards crowd

Jeremy Corbyn visited St Leonards today and told the crowd his Labour party are a ‘government in waiting’.

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Jeremy Corbyn

Location for Jeremy Corbyn’s Hasting’s visit revealed

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will address a crowd in Hastings today on his party’s first day of campaigning following the general election.

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Chichester MP Gillian Keegan giving her maiden speech in the Commons.

Chichester MP gives maiden speech in Commons

Chichester’s new MP gave her maiden speech in the Commons today highlighting the need for better digital skills and more apprenticeships.

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Have your say on major train timetable changes

Major changes to Southern and Thameslink timetables planned for 2018 have been published for a second round of public consultation.

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