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Southern talks with union to resume next week

Talks between Southern bosses and union officials aimed at ending a dispute affected train services are set to resume next week.

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Sarah Osborne Lib Dem candidate for Mid Sussex with party leader Tim Farron (photo submitted).

GENERAL ELECTION: Lib Dems select Mid Sussex candidate

The Lib Dems have selected their general election candidate to run against Conservative MP Sir Nicholas Soames.

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Union protest outside Parliament to mark year since start of Southern dispute

A rail union is set to protest outside Parliament to mark one year since the start of strikes on the Southern network.

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MP Soames plans to seek re-election

Mid Sussex MP Sir Nicholas Soames is set to stand in June’s general election.

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Are you registered to vote?

Are you registered to vote?

With the snap election set for June 8, it is important for you to make sure you are able to exercise your right to vote.

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Theresa May calls snap general election

Sussex voters are set to head to the polls in June as Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap general election.

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Election packs for postal voters declared void

Packs for postal voters in Mid Sussex for the county council elections have been declared void due to a ‘clerical omission’.

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Could the Greater Brighton region become a Southern powerhouse?

Greater Brighton should be a ‘powerhouse’ for the south

The Greater Brighton region should be a ‘powerhouse’ in the south, boosting the economy in Brighton and Hove and its surrounding areas.

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More talks called a year into Southern dispute

Talks to end a dispute between rail bosses and Southern staff have been called for later this month, almost a year since the first strike action was held.

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Rubbish tip charges suspended

Rubbish tip charges introduced in West Sussex last year have been suspended with immediate effect until a Government review has been concluded.

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Make sure you get your vote in the West Sussex County Council elections

Don’t forget to get your vote in

There is still time to sign up for postal and proxy votes for the local elections.

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Labour's Worthing Pier candidate Jim Deen at Teville Gate where waste has been dumped (photo submitted).

Government tells councils to stop rubbish tip charges

Charges at rubbish tips including those introduced in West Sussex last year should be stopped, according to the Government’s new anti-littering strategy.

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Mid Sussex county council candidates revealed

The candidates looking to become West Sussex county councillors for Mid Sussex have been revealed.

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The penalty points scheme is being introduced on May 1

New taxi licensing safety measures

Residents using a taxi or private hire car can feel extra safe from next month.

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Some of the Worth Less? campaigners who went to Downing Street on October 18 2016 to appeal for fairer funding for West Sussex schools. SUS-161018-100615001

Underfunding of schools an ‘embarrassment’ for Tories

Underfunding of schools has been labelled a ‘continuing embarrassment’ for Conservatives both nationally and in West Sussex, according to opposition parties at County Hall.

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UKIP's Mike Glennon

Devolution a ‘white elephant chase’

Devolution has been labelled a ‘white elephant chase’ in West Sussex by UKIP councillors.

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Southern train drivers reject second union deal

Southern train drivers have rejected a second deal negotiated by union leaders with rail bosses.

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Council accused of ‘slumber on the job’ of duplicate payments

The county council has been accused of ‘slumber on the job’ when dealing with potential duplicate payments by UKIP councillors.

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Funds to help introduce technology to residents at libraries

Innovative new projects to help residents use technology at West Sussex libraries have received a welcome funding boost.

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DM16148283a.jpg. Campaign calling on the county council to finish the Upper School at Woodlands Meed School, Burgess Hill. Headteacher Adam Rowland, right and chair of governors John Clifton and pupils. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-161110-140114008

Council ‘in denial’ over completion of Burgess Hill school

The county council is ‘in denial’ over the need to complete a Burgess Hill special needs school, its governors have claimed.

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