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Work on mainline rescheduled after ‘tough time’ for passengers

Network Rail has announced it will postpone works on the Brighton mainline which would have seen the line closed for nine days in October.

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The queues for Build A Bear at Chutchill Square (Photograph: Helen Williams)

COUNTY NEWS: ‘Horrendous’ queues at Build-A-Bear as ‘pay your age’ promotion abandoned

Parents were left disappointed after a ‘pay your age’ promotion at the Build-A-Bear workshop was stopped amid huge queues.

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Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton

Hospital trust gets a grip on its finances

The Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH) is no longer in special measures for financial reasons, NHS Improvement said.

Health
Coffee shop assistant Katie George with day centre volunteer Charlie Davies and charity head Paul Young from Off the Fence

Staff ‘overwhelmed’ by donations for homeless women

A homeless charity has been handed handbags and toiletries for women, after it revealed most of its donations were for men.

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Signal failure at Three Bridges set to cause further rail disruption

Passengers could face further delays this evening at Three Bridges, as a signal fault has led to two platforms being closed at the station.

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Rail chaos continues as ‘temporary fix’ in place

Sussex commuters have faced ‘significant disruption’ as a signalling fault at Streatham closed the main railway line up to London.

Transport

‘Lives are being destroyed’ over Southern rail chaos

Sussex MPs said the chaos on the rails is ruining people’s lives, and criticised rail bosses for having ‘no sense of urgency’ after huge disruption this morning (July 5).

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‘I’ll Be There’ hit-maker Jess Glynne reveals Brighton Centre date

Pop star Jess Glynne is to perform at The Brighton Centre.

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Broken down engineering train causes rail delays

Broken down engineering train causes rail delays

Commuters are facing disruption on the Brighton Mainline this morning (June 7) after an engineering train broke down between Gatwick and Purley.

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Gung Ho fun run is coming to Brighton (Photograph: Chris Payne) SUS-180201-103231001

COUNTY NEWS: Inflatable 5k fun run on its way to Sussex

Fun runners will make their way through giant inflatable obstacles at a 5k event in Sussex this summer.

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The West Pier (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

COUNTY NEWS: Pier ruins to be illuminated at night

A new lighting installation will see the ruins of the West Pier lit up each night, 40 years after it closed to the public.

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Rail strike called

Rail strike called on day of Albion and Palace clash

A rail strike on match day could cause chaos as fans make their way to the Amex for an FA Cup clash in the new year.

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Cardinal Newman students on The Repair Shop with the school's nativity set

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex school's nativity set repaired on BBC show

A Sussex school appeared on the The Repair Shop's Christmas special, filmed at the Weald and Download Museum, after a plea to help bring some Christmas cheer by patching up the school’s nativity set.

Education
Derek Chatten underwent a TAVI procedure at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals heart centre

Ten years of saving Sussex lives with innovative heart procedure

Doctors in Sussex have marked a decade since they first performed a heart valve procedure for patients deemed too sick, frail or elderly to undergo open heart surgery.

Health
Burning the Clocks Brighton (Photograph: Ray Gibson)

COUNTY NEWS: Popular lantern parade set to light up the streets

It’s an annual tradition marking the winter solstice, which sees thousands parade through the streets with handmade lanterns.

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ACORN members following the successful negotiations

COUNTY NEWS: Students celebrate victory after rent strike threat over halls

University of Sussex students have declared victory in a protest over ‘high rents for dilapidated and unsanitary conditions in university accommodation’.

Education
Students vote to go on rent strike

COUNTY NEWS: Students on rent strike over 'unsanitary conditions'

University students have declared a rent strike, in protest at what they say are ‘high rents for dilapidated and unsanitary conditions in university accommodation’.

Education
A busy Brighton railway station (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

Rail disruption to last ‘until the end of the day’

Southern said there will be delays on its services for the rest of the day, after a series of signalling problems and a power outage this morning (December 8).

Transport
Legal & General's Hove offices (Photograph: Google Maps)

COUNTY NEWS: Hundreds of jobs under threat at Sussex insurance firm

Around 500 jobs are at risk at a Hove insurance firm, as Legal & General announced it has agreed to sell its mature savings business to a firm in Hertfordshire.

Business
Toys R Us in Hove (Photograph: Google Maps)

COUNTY NEWS: Which Toys R Us stores are set to close?

Toys R Us revealed which stores could close next Spring, after announcing a restructure yesterday (December 4).

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