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Loss of trains to Clapham Junction would be ‘devastating’ for Hassocks

Losing direct trains to Clapham Junction during early mornings would be ‘devastating’ and ‘utterly unacceptable’ for Hassocks commuters.

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COMMENT: Solving Southern rail woes must be first priority

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has no hesitation in singing the praises of Nick Brown, Govia Thameslink Railway’s chief operating officer since the end of last year.

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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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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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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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‘Sooner we move forward on Martlets redevelopment the better’

A potential barrier to a £70m redevelopment of the Martlets Shopping Centre in Burgess Hill is set to be removed.

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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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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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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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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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Planning inspector signed off Grenfell Tower refurbishment

A planning inspector scrutinising Mid Sussex’s local plan signed off the refurbishment of London’s Grenfell Tower where at least 79 people are missing and presumed dead following the huge blaze.

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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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Grenfell Tower fire ‘murder’ comment was ‘disgraceful’ - MP Soames

Describing the Grenfell Tower fire as ‘murder’ was a ‘disgraceful’ thing for Labour’s shadow chancellor to say, according to Mid Sussex’s MP.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling pictured in May

Union at centre of Southern dispute calls for urgent meeting with ministers

A rail union at the centre of a dispute affecting Southern train services is calling for an urgent meeting with the reappointed Transport Secretary.

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