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Bid to veto Sussex PCC’s council tax rise fails

A bid to veto plans to increase Sussex Police’s share of council tax has failed.

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COUNTY NEWS: IKEA addresses rumours of Sussex move

IKEA has reconfirmed its interest in Sussex as a location for a potential new store.

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Could Crawley become a city?

Crawley should bid to become a city, the town’s MP has suggested.

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VIDEO: Horley residents face 15 per cent council tax hike

Horley residents could face a 15 per cent council tax hike under proposals from Tory-led Surrey County Council.

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Strike by Southern guards still on

A strike by Southern guards is still scheduled for Monday as the RMT union has been ‘excluded’ from talks.

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UPDATE: Council tax increase to help protect ‘vital services’

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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County news: IKEA link to Sussex intensifies

Rumours of a first IKEA store in Sussex have intensified this week.

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Southern restoring full timetable after strike suspension

Southern is set to restore its full train service next week following the suspension of strike action by train drivers’ union ASLEF.

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Council tax rise could fund extra 100 Sussex Police staff

Increasing council tax could fund more than 100 extra officers and specialist staff for Sussex Police.

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Southern passengers have faced almost constant delays since early 2016

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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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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Defence minister: New contracts securing Crawley jobs

For the third time in a month, new MoD contracts are benefiting Crawley employer Thales with dozens more high-skilled local jobs and apprenticeships protected as Thales help build the technology our armed forces need to stay safe in the most dangerous parts of the world.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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