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Calls to exempt care leavers from council tax up to 25

Care leavers in West Sussex could be exempt from council tax up to the age of 25 as part of proposals being considered.

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Call for new sand quarry sites in summer

A call for new sites for soft sand extraction in West Sussex could be launched this summer.

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Southern and Thameslink boss resigns

The boss running Southern and Thameslink services has resigned, it was announced today.

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Female county councillors outside County Hall in February wearing rosettes to mark 100 years since legislation was passed giving some women the vote for the first time in the UK

Calls for more councillors from under-represented groups

Calls for more councillors from under-represented groups were made at County Hall last week.

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Worthing and Adur community transport charity’s funding future debated

Council grant funding for community transport initiatives will be made available to a wider range of groups – instead of one popular provider.

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East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton speaking about GTR services in the Commons (photo from Parliament.tv).

Timetable chaos ‘must be end of the line’ for Southern and Thameslink operator

Rail chaos caused by new timetables ‘must be the end of the line’ for the Southern and Thameslink franchise, according to one MP.

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An aerial view of the Shoreham cement works. Photo: Eddie Mitchell

Shoreham Cement Works redevelopment takes step forward with loan

The redevelopment of the Shoreham Cement Works, the largest brownfield site in the South East, has taken a step forward with the securing of a five-year loan.

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Advice on helping disabled train passengers ‘could’ve been better expressed’

Advice to train staff on how to help disabled passengers ‘could have been better expressed’, rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway has admitted.

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Rail industry bosses apologise for disruption since timetable changes

Rail industry bosses have apologised for disruption and cancellations experienced by passengers since new timetables were rolled out last week.

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Thameslink compares its own performance to Poundland cooking chocolate

Poundland has poked fun at Thameslink train services after the rail operator compared its recent performance to the retailer’s cooking chocolate on social media.

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Thameslink apologises for reduced train timetable

The operator of Thameslink trains has apologised to passengers for disruption since a new timetable was introduced last week.

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‘More detail needed on proposed closure of day centres’

More detail is needed on plans to close several day centres for adults with learning disabilities and relocate services elsewhere in West Sussex, according to campaigners.

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Behind the scenes at BBC Question Time Worthing

BBC debating programme Question Time was filmed in Worthing last night – believed to be the first time the show has aired from the town.

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Food Hygiene Rating sign

Would you eat at a restaurant rated one star for hygiene?

More action to infleunce restaurants to display and improve their food hygiene ratings could be taken in West Sussex.

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Rail engineering works set for Bank Holiday weekend

Train passengers are being urged to check before they travel during the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend.

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Labour NEC steps in over selection process for general election candidate

The process of selecting a shortlist of Labour candidates for the next general election in East Worthing and Shoreham appears to have been taken off the local party.

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Worthing BBC Question Time panellists revealed

The majority of the panel set to appear on BBC Question Time on Thursday – to be filmed in Worthing – can be revealed.

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The time of every Southern service is changing this week

‘Meltdown Monday’ after train timetable changes the ‘final straw’

Problems experienced by passengers on the first two days of Southern and Thameslink’s new timetables should be the ‘final straw’ for the franchise, according to a Tory MP.

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Capita to lose pensions administration service

Hampshire County Council is set to take over West Sussex County Council’s pensions administration service, which was outsourced in 2012.

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The time of every Southern service is changing this week

Countdown to massive train timetable changes

Massive changes to Govia Thameslink Railway’s rail timetable will see almost 400 new trains running every day from next week.

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