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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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Tim Loughton, MP for East Worthing and Shoreham, in the House of Commmons arguing for the extension of civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples (photo from Parliament.tv).

Response to extending civil partnerships ‘woefully feeble’

The Government’s response to plans to extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples has been branded ‘woefully feeble’ by East Worthing and Shoreham’s MP.

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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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Election count. Tim Loughton Adur and East Worthing. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160622-115743003

An end in sight for misery caused by potholes in roads?

MP for East Worthing and Shoreham Tim Loughton has welcomed news that road-users will benefit from a dedicated £1,145,000 pothole fund.

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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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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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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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Tim Loughton

TIM LOUGHTON: Sad start to the year for Adur district

It has been a sad start to 2017 for Adur with the loss of two valued community figures.

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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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WORTHING STATION - RAIL STRIKE 10-1-17

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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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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West Sussex County Council leader Louise Goldsmith

A27 consultation re-run ‘not about a northern bypass’, county council leader insists

Louise Goldsmith, the leader of West Sussex County Council, has responded to a challenge to her Chichester West division seat from anti-northern A27 bypass campaigners.

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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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Louise Goldsmith being handed the notice from Chichester Deserves Better at last Thursday's Funtington Parish Council meeting

A27 campaigners launch challenge for county council leader’s seat

Anti-northern bypass campaigners have announced plans to put forward a candidate to challenge leader Louise Goldsmith for her seat on the county council at this summer’s elections.

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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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MP Tim Loughton

Extend civil partnerships to heterosexual couples says MP

Civil partnerships should be extended to heterosexual couples, East Worthing and Shoreham’s MP is set to argue this week.

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