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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Crawley MP, county councillors, and fire officers for official unveiling of refurbishments at Crawley Fire Station

MP’s attack over fire station funding ‘pathetic’

A ‘pathetic’ attack by Crawley’s MP on funding for a refurbishment of the town’s fire station has been criticised by Labour.

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Icy pavement

Spike in patients attending A&E after falls

More than half of patients seen at East Surrey Hospital’s A&E over a two hour stretch this morning had suffered falls during the cold weather.

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.

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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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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No Southern trains are due to run today

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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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).

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.

South East Coast Ambulance Service

Medical director quits ambulance service

The medical director at Sussex’s ambulance service has quit the trust.

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The Government has faced calls to strip GTR of Southern services

Just one in five think Southern suitable to run trains

Just one in five people think Southern is suitable to run a train service, according to a new opinion poll.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling

Southern needs ‘very significant remedial work when strikes are over’ - transport secretary

The Southern franchise needs ‘very significant remedial work’ when rail strikes are over, the Government’s transport secretary has said.

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Crawley leader Peter Lamb

Political leaders’ concern over funding reductions

Political leaders have criticised plans which will leave all but one district council in West Sussex financially worse-off in 2017.

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A Southern train

Safety report on Southern driver only trains a ‘whitewash’

A report suggesting that Southern trains only operated by the driver can be operated safely has been branded a ‘complete whitewash’ by rail union bosses.

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Thameslink service

Southern rail operator failed suspicious package security test

The rail operator running Southern trains failed a suspicious package security test late last year, it has been revealed today.

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Southern trains

Limited buses to replace Southern trains during strikes

A limited number of buses are set to replace Southern trains on some routes during next week’s strike dates.

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