Fresh strikes planned in Southern Rail dispute

The RMT union has announced its members are to strike for 24 hours, in the latest industrial action in the year-long Southern dispute.

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Railway bosses criticise union over rejection of ‘significant pay offer’

Railway bosses criticise union over rejection of ‘significant pay offer’

Railway bosses have criticised union leaders for rejecting what they claim is a ‘significant pay offer’.

The approach to platforms 15-19 - before and after the work to extend ticket barriers

Network Rail says Sussex commuters ‘safe’ after fears raised over London Victoria

Network Rail this week said it would ‘never put passengers at risk’ following claims by a passengers’ group about dangerous conditions at London Victoria.

Dr Shini Somara is presenting the BBC programme Invented in the South East, which will be aired on Friday, June 23, 2017

Sussex celebrated for its ground-breaking inventions in BBC programme

Physicist, engineer and science reporter Dr Shini Somara will explore the extraordinary role Sussex has played in the way humans interact with technology in the BBC programme Invented in the South East, scheduled to air this Friday (June 23) on BBC One at 7.30pm.

Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from going on all-inclusive holidays abroad unless they stop making fake food poisoning claims, tour operators have warned.

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Is your office like a greenhouse?

Heatwave: How hot does it need to be before you can ask your boss to go home?

It’s hot. Really hot. The air-conditioning isn’t working, the sun is blazing and the small office you are in is sweltering.

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Coping with hot weather

How to deal with hot weather while working

The Met Office has predicted a heatwave could be on its way and the hot weather looks set to continue over the next couple of days this week.

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Southern Rail

Signalling problems cause disruption on Brighton Mainline

Southern Rail said a signalling problem in the Balcombe tunnel is causing services along the London to Brighton line to be delayed or cancelled at short notice.

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ABC protest (Photograph: Bradley Rees)

COUNTY NEWS: Commuter group to meet Department for Transport in court over Southern crisis

A Sussex-based commuter group has announced it will be attending a public court hearing on the Southern crisis next week.
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Supermarkets enter fuel price war following overcharging claims

Supermarkets enter fuel price war following overcharging claims

At least two major supermarkets are to cut the price of forecourt fuel from today (Friday).

Next star sandals recalled

Next recall children’s sandals over choking fears

High street retailer Next have urgently recalled a pair of sandals due to concerns they could present a choking hazard to children.

‘No gender pay gap’ says council

‘No gender pay gap’ says council

There is no difference in average pay between men and women employed by Crawley Borough Council, it says.

From left: Steve Ames, build manager, cllr Peter Smith, cabinet member for Planning and Economic Development, Kevin Butler, senior development manager and Ray Palmer, build manager. Picture: Jon Rigby

New homes developer pledges to create jobs for local people

The company building 216 flats in West Green has made a pledge to provide jobs for local people.

Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport named the second worst airport

Four British airports are among the worst 10 in the world, according to new rankings.

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Some of the students involved in the event. Picture supplied by Central Sussex College

Students pitch business plans in Dragons’ Den event

Students at Central Sussex College in Crawley were given the opportunity to pitch their own business plans to a panel of business leaders at a Dragons’ Den style event.

Employees at Deloitte

Employees raise £50,000 for hospice

Employees at Deloitte in Crawley have raised £50,000 for St Catherine’s Hospice.

Brighton Railway Station

Increase in armed police and military support at key locations and events as terror threat level raised to ‘critical’

With the UK terror threat level being raised to ‘critical’, police are continuing to urge residents to be vigilant.

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The Bouleveard Florists team with original owner Pat Patterson (centre)

‘We’re like a family’ – florist staff mark 60 years in town

One of Crawley’s oldest town centre shops is celebrating 60 years of trading.

Freshly cooked Thai, Senegambian, Pakistani street food and a hog roast is now on offer at the market. Picture: Crawley Borough Council

Eat your way around the world at market

Crawley’s market is expanding to include a wide range of specialist food stalls.



The hero volunteers who have transformed a home in just nine days got to see what their hard work will mean to the family who live there at the DIY SOS ‘Big Reveal’.

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