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Train timetable consultation ends today

A consultation into weekday train timetable changes in Sussex planned for 2018 is due to close today (Thursday July 27).

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Tory opposition group leader Duncan Crow and Crawley Borough Council's Labour leader Peter Lamb

Crawley ‘can no longer be county council’s whipping boy’

Crawley can ‘no longer continue to be the county council’s whipping boy’, according to Labour.

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West Sussex county councillors pledge to stand up against Child Sexual Exploitation

Renewed pledge to combat child sexual exploitation

A renewed pledge against child sexual exploitation (CSE) has been made by new and returning West Sussex county councillors.

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One of West Sussex's rubbish tips

Suspended rubbish tip charges ‘not illegal’

Charges at West Sussex rubbish tips suspended by the county council earlier this year were ‘not illegal’, according to one cabinet member.

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Southern passenger satisfaction remains worst nationally

Passenger satisfaction with Southern services has improved significantly but remains worst in the country, a national survey has found.

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Exclusive: Investigation reveals multiple cyber attacks on Sussex councils

Exclusive: Investigation reveals multiple cyber attacks on Sussex councils

A quartet of Sussex councils were targeted by multiple cyber attacks in the last three years, an investigation has revealed.

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COMMENT: Solving Southern rail woes must be first priority

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has no hesitation in singing the praises of Nick Brown, Govia Thameslink Railway’s chief operating officer since the end of last year.

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‘Constructive’ talks held to end Southern rail dispute

‘Constructive’ talks between the Government’s Transport Secretary and union bosses to end the Southern rail dispute took place today (Thursday July 20).

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling pictured earlier this year

‘Taking back Southern franchise won’t end dispute’

Stripping Southern services from Govia Thameslink Railway would not end the year-long dispute with rail unions, according to the Government’s Transport Secretary.

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Diane Abbott

Abuse of women MPs is not just a scandal – it’s a threat to democracy

Following the intense election campaign of 2017, Labour shadow home secretary Diane Abbott spoke out about the racist and misogynistic abuse she received online.

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Katy Bourne

Katy Bourne will not take over West Sussex fire service

Sussex’s Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has decided to drop plans to take control of fire and rescue services in West Sussex.

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Fresh union walkout to coincide with Southern train drivers’ strike

A rail union has called further strike action to coincide with a walkout by Southern train drivers.

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Ambulance

Major changes to ambulance response standards welcomed by Sussex trust

Major changes to standards governing ambulance response times have been welcomed by the trust providing services to Sussex patients.

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Southern train

BREAKING NEWS: Southern train drivers’ call three strike days in pay dispute

Southern and Gatwick Express train drivers’ are set to hold three days of strikes in August as part of a dispute over pay.

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John Gooderham, who lives in Billingshurst, has been calling for radiotherapy services to be based in West Sussex

Progress on new cancer treatment unit ‘nothing short of scandalous’

Inaction over creating a cancer treatment unit in West Sussex has been branded ‘nothing short of scandalous’.

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Southern train

Southern fined £13.4m for disruption

Southern has been fined £13.4m by the Government for disruption suffered by passengers last year.

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Southern train

Latest Southern rail strike begins

Another rail strike affecting Southern trains started this morning (Monday July 10).

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Crawley Town Hall redevelopment

New town hall will ‘retain links to past while preparing for future’

A new town hall for Crawley will ‘retain links to the past while preparing for the future’, according to the council.

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An overflowing dog poo bin in Furnace Green (photo submitted).

Dog poo bins in ‘disgusting state’

Crawley’s dog poo bins are in a ‘disgusting state’, according to opposition Tory councillors.

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Henry Smith, MP for Crawley

Gatwick incident prompts MPs call for review of drone use near airports

Crawley’s MP has called for a review of the use of drones around airports after an incident at Gatwick saw flights disrupted on Sunday evening (July 2)..

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