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Sussex MPs caught up in Westminster lockdown after ‘terrorist attack’

Sussex MPs have been caught up in a lockdown of Westminster following a suspected terrorist attack.

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Hassocks' MP Nick Herbert has criticised the decision to allow 97 new homes in the village

‘Fury and ‘dismay’ at Hassocks housing appeal decision

‘Infuriated’ Hassocks residents have criticised a Government decision to allow 97 homes on appeal.

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Southern season ticket holders paid £10m compensation

Southern season ticket holders have received a total of £10m in compensation after repeated delays to trains.

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Defend the NHS meeting in Burgess Hill (photo submitted).

Burgess Hill NHS meeting a ‘great success’

A ‘successful’ Burgess Hill public meeting heard about the challenges facing the NHS last Tuesday.

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West Sussex pubs in line for welcome tax relief

The vast majority of pubs in West Sussex are in line for welcome tax relief following the Chancellor’s Spring Budget.

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Southern agrees to talks if union suspends strike

Southern bosses have agreed to talks to end a dispute with staff if the RMT union calls off strike action planned for early April.

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Plans for 320 Haywards Heath homes ‘ripping up the countryside’

Plans for 320 new homes on the southern edge of Haywards Heath have been approved despite concerns developers are ‘ripping up the countryside’.

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BREAKING NEWS: Southern staff call fresh strike

Southern staff have called fresh strike action over the introduction of driver-only operation.

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BBC Question Time. Pic: David Lowndes

COUNTY NEWS: Scotland dominates debate as Sussex hosts BBC’s Question Time

Sussex hosted BBC’s Question Time last night – but news north of the border dominated debate.

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Stephen Hillier, West Sussex County Council's cabinet member for children - start of life, raising awareness about Child Sexual Exploitation (photo submitted).

Scrutiny of services combatting Child Sexual Exploitation refused

Calls for greater scrutiny of services combatting Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in West Sussex have been rejected.

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Lindfield Preservation Society oppose 130 homes granted by MSDC, which would be in line with the treeline on the horizon.  John Chapman (committee member), Catherine Cross (secretary), Gil Kennedy (chairman). Pic Steve Robards  SR1703196 SUS-170220-165706001

‘Give residents power to appeal against planning decisions’

Communities should be given the power to appeal against planning decisions, Lindfield campaigners have urged.

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UPDATE: Southern train drivers’ agreement ‘old deal in new envelope’

A fresh agreement between Southern train drivers and rail bosses has been described as the ‘old deal in a new envelope’.

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BBC Question Time. Pic: David Lowndes

COUNTY NEWS: BBC Question Time to be filmed in Sussex tonight

BBC Question Time is coming to Sussex tonight – and the panel has now been revealed (Thursday, March 16).

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Leader of West Sussex County Council, Louise Goldsmith, speaking with NHS staff at 1,001 Critical Days manifesto for West Sussex launch (photo submitted).

VIDEO: ‘Radical change’ needed for 1,001 critical days

‘Radical change’ is needed to focus services on the first thousand days after a baby is conceived until they reach their second birthday in West Sussex.

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Cash for Mid Sussex community groups

Community groups and charities in the Central Mid Sussex area have been awarded £115,000 in grants since 2011 by the area’s County Local Committee (CLC).

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Extra £25m for West Sussex social care services in Chancellor’s Budget

An extra £25m has been provided for social care services in West Sussex in the Chancellor’s Spring Budget.

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Two Tory councillors resign within weeks

Two Tory district councillors have resigned within weeks of each other.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond

Budget ‘tax hike’ on self-employed

A ‘tax hike’ for West Sussex’s self employed has been criticised by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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Pam Haigh, chair of Mid Sussex Labour Party (photo submitted

Labour calls for entire Tory cabinet to resign over housing ‘debacle’

Calls for the district council’s entire Tory cabinet to resign over a housing ‘debacle’ have been dismissed by the authority’s leader.

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Party members at the London NHS rally. Picture: Burgess Hill Labour Party

Public meeting next week to ‘help defend NHS’

Mid Sussex Labour Party is inviting the public to a meeting in Burgess Hill next Tuesday (March 14) to ‘help defend the NHS’.

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