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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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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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Robert Worsley a farmer from Twineham, has been hailed a 'hero' for challenging Mayfield Market Towns at examination hearings last week (photo submitted).

‘Hero’ farmer ‘sinks unwanted new market town plans’

A ‘hero’ farmer from Twineham who turned down £275m for his land has been praised for sinking ‘unwanted’ and ‘ghastly’ plans for a new market town in Mid Sussex.

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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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Spike in patients attending A&E after falls

More than half of patients seen at East Surrey Hospital’s A&E over a two hour stretch this morning had suffered falls during the cold weather.

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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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Fresh strike action by Southern guards

Guards working on Southern trains have announced fresh strike action today (Thursday January 12).

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Robert Worsley, opposed to Mayfield site near Twineham. Pic Steve Robards SUS-151205-132429001

Farmer who turned down £275m to challenge developer directly

A West Sussex farmer who turned down an offer of £275m from developers for his land is set to challenge promoters of a new market town directly.

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West Sussex Highways' gritter

Gritters prepared for possible cold snap and snow

West Sussex Highways’ gritters are prepared and ready to swing into action to deal with the potential cold snap.

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Labour's Michael Jones has called the decision to continue outsourcing critical social care services 'rushed'

Tories on ‘autopilot’ with ‘rushed’ social care contract outsourcing

Tories at County Hall are on ‘autopilot’ with a ‘rushed’ decision to continue outsourcing a critical £15m social care contract, according to Labour councillors.

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Council tax bills set to soar for West Sussex households

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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The Government has faced calls to strip GTR of Southern services

Southern franchise ‘needs to be broken up’

The franchise including Southern is ‘too big to handle’ and ‘needs to be broken up’, one Sussex MP has suggested.

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Train drivers ‘forced to go on strike’ by Southern management

Train drivers have been ‘forced’ to go on strike by the intransigence of Southern management, union ASLEF has claimed.

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‘Humanitarian crisis’ hospitals warning ‘grossly over the top’ says Mid Sussex MP

Warnings of a humanitarian crisis at English hospitals by the Red Cross were ‘grossly over the top’ according to the MP for Mid Sussex.

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Southern passengers have faced almost constant delays since early 2016

First of week’s three Southern rail strikes begins

The first of three days of strikes planned by Southern train drivers has started today (Tuesday January 10).

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The Government has faced calls to strip GTR of Southern services

Guide to tomorrow’s Southern train drivers’ strike

A strike by Southern train drivers is due to lead to the complete shutdown of its rail network tomorrow (Tuesday January 10).

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Avian flu warning for poultry owners

Bird flu warning for West Sussex poultry owners

Poultry owners in West Sussex are being warned about an extension to the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone until late February.

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Medical director quits ambulance service

The medical director at Sussex’s ambulance service has quit the trust.

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