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High Court bid to stop Southern train drivers’ strike fails

A High Court bid to stop Southern train drivers from going on strike next week has failed.

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TIM LOUGHTON: Compromise needed on pension inequality

Last week we held the tenth debate in the space of a year in the Commons on the subject of Women Against State Pension Inequality, or the WASPI campaign as it is better known.

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‘Landmark’ tower ditched in latest development vision

A 14-storey tower block plan for Shoreham river front has been scrapped.

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Apology for state of lake as dredging action plan agreed

An action plan to dredge Brooklands Lake for the first time in 20 years was supported by councillors on Tuesday, following pleas from hundreds of petitioners.

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Community projects awarded county council funding

Community projects awarded county council funding

Men’s sheds projects, a community centre and a club for young people are just some of the West Sussex projects to benefit from £97,000 of funding in 2016/2017.

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Warning about button batteries in Christmas toys

Parents and others buying children’s Christmas toys in West Sussex are being urged to ensure any small ‘button’ batteries are securely fixed in place.

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Councillors welcome major Ropetackle housing plans

Councillors have supported plans for a major Shoreham development which will deliver 120 homes on a long-vacant site.

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Gatwick Airport has busiest railway station in South East

Gatwick Airport has the busiest railway station in the South East region excluding London.

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Brooklands dredging to be debated tonight

Councillors will discuss options for clearing up Brooklands Lake tonight.

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Ambulance service facing ‘eye-watering’ £40m underfunding

‘Eye-watering’ underfunding of Sussex’s ambulance service by £40 million next year would put ‘patients’ lives at risk’, according to paramedics.

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Southern Rail ‘becoming a national crisis’

The breakdown of the Southern train network is ‘becoming a national crisis’, one Sussex MP has warned.

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‘Grim warning of imminent service collapse’ across Southern rail network

Government ministers were asked what action they were taking to avert the ‘imminent service collapse’ across the Southern rail network by MPs.

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Kelly-Marie Blundell, who led the campaign

COUNTY NEWS: Petition calling for Southern to be sacked to be handed to 10 Downing Street

A petition with more than 3,000 signatures will be delivered to Number 10 tomorrow (Monday, December 5) by Sussex campaigners.

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Southern fares to rise by nearly two per cent

Southern fares to rise by nearly two per cent

Southern and Gatwick Express fares will rise by an average of nearly two per cent at the start of 2017.

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Steve Waight, pictured at Worthing's election count in 2013

New director for waste and energy post ‘not a waste of energy’

West Sussex County Council is currently looking to hire a director for waste and energy.

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Southern strikes are set to go ahead next week

Southern season ticket holders to receive free month’s travel

Tens of thousands of Southern rail users are to be repaid the equivalent of a month’s travel for the extraordinary disruption they have suffered, the Government announced today (Friday 2 December).

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Julia Donaldson (author of The Gruffalo) signed copies of her new book at Steyning Bookshop. Pictured here with Katie Watts and her daughter Imogen (from Steyning) and far right bookshop owner Sara Bowers. Pic steve robards SR1522264 SUS-150918-171431001

Town is ‘fighting for survival’

Steyning is ‘fighting for survival’, a businesswoman believes.

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New rural car parking charges due to be brought in from next April were described as 'cheaper than chips'

New rural parking charges ‘cheaper than chips’

New charges in South Downs rural car parks are ‘cheaper than chips’, the council’s leader has said.

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Tim Loughton

TIM LOUGHTON: Lodge your views about planning proposal

The big news in Parliament this week was of course the Autumn Statement, the first and apparently the last to be delivered by new Chancellor Phillip Hammond as he has decided to end this ‘not quite the Budget’ event brought in by Gordon Brown.

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Beach bus service cuts ‘easy target’ for council cutbacks

Cost-cutting measures impacting on Shoreham bus services are short-sighted and easy targets, a councillor has claimed.

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