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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

One-option A27 consultation to ‘open up a dialogue’ - minister

A one-option consultation on improvements to the A27 between Worthing and Lancing is about ‘opening up a dialogue’ according to the Government’s Transport Secretary.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: A welcome step in the right direction

Why should West Sussex schools receive less funding per pupil than any other shire county?

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Tim Loughton

TIM LOUGHTON: Civil partnerships, marriages and deaths

Thank you to all the constituents and several hundred others from around the country who sent me ideas for the subject of my private member’s bill, having come up in the House of Commons ballot for the first time in 20 years.

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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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Tim Loughton, MP for East Worthing and Shoreham

MPs brand Worthing to Lancing A27 improvement plans an ‘elaborate damp squib’

MPs have reacted furiously to Highways England plans to upgrade the A27 between Worthing and Lancing, branding the plans a ‘non-starter’’ and a ‘bad use of public funds for minimal effect’.

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Highways England plans to improve six A27 junctions. Map courtesy of Highways England. SUS-170718-164351001

Worthing to Lancing A27 consultation begins – with just one £69m option

Just one £69million option to cut congestion on the A27 between Worthing and Lancing is feasible – and highways bosses admit it will not have ‘significant’ long-term benefits.

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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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Southern train SUS-160219-155325001

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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Ambulance

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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Southern train

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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NICK HERBERT: Consultations on improvements to A27

Last week I spoke in a Commons debate on road infrastructure and raised the need for the Arundel bypass.

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The RMT meeting last week

TIM LOUGHTON: Time to settle unnecessary railway dispute

Last week I invited the general secretary of the rail union RMT, Mick Cash, to the Commons to discuss the latest condition of industrial strife in the Southern region with MPs from all parties.

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Southern train

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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Tim Loughton, MP for East Worthing and Shoreham

Call to ‘get justice’ on women’s pension changes

A call to ‘get justice’ for women who face being ‘short changed retrospectively’ by pension changes has been repeated by East Worthing and Shoreham’s MP.

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Southern train

Latest Southern rail strike begins

Another rail strike affecting Southern trains started this morning (Monday July 10).

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Further investment needed

This week I spoke in a Commons debate on Southern Rail. This followed meetings with the Transport Secretary and the RMT union to discuss disruption of the service.

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Tim blending his own mango smoothie at the Sompting Festival

TIM LOUGHTON: Share your ideas for bill

Last week the new agreement between the Government and the DUP was put to its first test with the vote on the Queen’s Speech, the Government’s programme for the new session.

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