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Nine in ten Southern trains ran during strike

Almost nine in ten Southern trains ran during the strike by the RMT union yesterday (Wednesday February 22).

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Tim Loughton at the pensioners lunch day at Chesham House in Lancing

TIM LOUGHTON: Mixed bag of debates at the Commons

This week it is the turn of the House of Lords to start scrutiny of the Brexit Bill and I have never seen the place so packed.

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The London Road viaduct in Brighton

Winds from Storm Doris to slow Southern trains

Heavy winds from Storm Doris mean speed restrictions will be in place across much of Sussex’s train network tomorrow (Thursday February 23).

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JPCT 210214 The South Downs. Photo by Derek Martin

Sussex’s devolution bid ‘paused’

A bid to devolve powers from central Government to local authorities in Sussex has been ‘paused’.

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Young people have spent a life-changing week with West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service.The teenagers, who all attend Oak Grove College, in Worthing, successfully completed a FireBreak course, working side by side with professional firefighters. Also pictured WSFRS Lead Instructor Tony Hills with Lee Neale, Acting Executive Director for Communities & Public Protection and Chief Fire Officer.  Pic Steve Robards  SR1627154 SUS-160919-081012001

Retirement for acting fire chief

The acting chief firefighter for West Sussex has retired.

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Chichester's County Hall SUS-160818-125926001

Tories defeat Labour, Lib Dem and UKIP budget amendments

West Sussex Tories defeated Labour, Lib Dem, and UKIP amendments to next year’s county council budget yesterday (Friday February 17).

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BREAKING NEWS: Train drivers reject Southern deal

Southern train drivers have rejected a deal from rail bosses to end a dispute over driver-only operation.

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The Brighton and Hove Albion training ground, in Lancing SUS-160604-112020001

Quadruplet of major projects among best in the country

A quadruplet of major projects from across Adur, Arun, and Worthing are in the running to win a prestigious award.

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Worth Less? campaign

TIM LOUGHTON: Make your views known about fairer funding

The battle to secure fairer funding for pupils in West Sussex goes on and the county’s MPs arranged a meeting in Parliament between Schools Minister Nick Gibb and nine heads from local schools.

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Brian Quinn and Michael Jones have called for charges at West Sussex rubbish tips to be scrapped

Calls to scrap ‘Tory tip tax’

A ‘Tory tip tax’ charging for the disposal of household DIY waste in West Sussex should be scrapped, Labour county councillors have said.

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Fresh strike planned by Southern staff

Southern staff are set to strike over the introduction of driver-only operation next week.

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Libraries across West Sussex are set to host events in March promoting health and wellbeing

Laughter workshops at West Sussex libraries

Health and wellbeing will be promoted at libraries across West Sussex in March.

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Chichester's County Hall SUS-160818-125926001

Tax rise and cuts on county council’s agenda

Plans to increase council tax bills and cuts are set to be debated by West Sussex county councillors later this week.

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BREAKING NEWS: Talks between Southern and RMT union end ‘prematurely’

Talks between union leaders and Southern bosses to solve a long-running dispute over driver-only operated trains have ended ‘prematurely’.

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Harlands School in Haywards Heath trial recording devices for crossings outside the school. Bev Morley with the camera at work outside the school. Pic Steve Robards SR1700406 SUS-170114-123741001

Will Lancing school lollipop staff be next to get body-worn cameras?

School lollipop staff in Lancing could be the next in line to receive body-worn cameras.

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An aerial shot showing New Monks Farm. Supplied by Geoff Patmore. SUS-170123-121542001

Council says more planning hearings are possible

Adur District Council said there could be more hearings of the local plan inquiry after concerns about the transparency of decision-making.

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MP Tim Loughton

Tory MP criticised for BAFTA ‘drivel’ comments

A Tory MP has been criticised for complaining that his ‘great night’ at the BAFTAs was spoiled by ‘drivel’ from film director Ken Loach.

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West Sussex County Council SUS-160531-124255001

VIDEO: What it means to be a county councillor

West Sussex County Council is lifting-the-lid on life as a county councillor at an information event ahead of May’s elections.

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Margaret Johnson

Thanksgiving service for former council chairman

A service of thanksgiving for the life of West Sussex County Council’s first female chairman will be held later this month.

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‘Southern Fail Awards’ winners to be announced

The winners of the ‘Southern Fail Awards’ are set to be announced on the same night as the National Rail Industry Awards.

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