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Sussex remembers victims of terrorist attack in Westminster

Tributes to the victims of a terrorist attack in Westminster have been paid by communities and politicians across Sussex.

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Sussex MPs caught up in Westminster lockdown after ‘terrorist attack’

Sussex MPs have been caught up in a lockdown of Westminster following a suspected terrorist attack.

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Southern season ticket holders paid £10m compensation

Southern season ticket holders have received a total of £10m in compensation after repeated delays to trains.

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West Sussex pubs in line for welcome tax relief

The vast majority of pubs in West Sussex are in line for welcome tax relief following the Chancellor’s Spring Budget.

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Southern agrees to talks if union suspends strike

Southern bosses have agreed to talks to end a dispute with staff if the RMT union calls off strike action planned for early April.

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BREAKING NEWS: Southern staff call fresh strike

Southern staff have called fresh strike action over the introduction of driver-only operation.

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BBC Question Time. Pic: David Lowndes

COUNTY NEWS: Scotland dominates debate as Sussex hosts BBC’s Question Time

Sussex hosted BBC’s Question Time last night – but news north of the border dominated debate.

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Stephen Hillier, West Sussex County Council's cabinet member for children - start of life, raising awareness about Child Sexual Exploitation (photo submitted).

Scrutiny of services combatting Child Sexual Exploitation refused

Calls for greater scrutiny of services combatting Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in West Sussex have been rejected.

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UPDATE: Southern train drivers’ agreement ‘old deal in new envelope’

A fresh agreement between Southern train drivers and rail bosses has been described as the ‘old deal in a new envelope’.

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BBC Question Time. Pic: David Lowndes

COUNTY NEWS: BBC Question Time to be filmed in Sussex tonight

BBC Question Time is coming to Sussex tonight – and the panel has now been revealed (Thursday, March 16).

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Natalie Brahma-Pearl is set to join Crawley Borough Council from Horsham District Council

UPDATE: First female council chief executive for Crawley ‘thrilled’

Crawley Borough Council is set to appoint its first female chief executive.

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Crawley Festival's 'Mainstage' event from last year

Awarding no funding to Crawley Festival ‘mean-spirited’

A ‘mean-spirited’ decision by county councillors not to award funding to Crawley Festival has been criticised.

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Leader of West Sussex County Council, Louise Goldsmith, speaking with NHS staff at 1,001 Critical Days manifesto for West Sussex launch (photo submitted).

VIDEO: ‘Radical change’ needed for 1,001 critical days

‘Radical change’ is needed to focus services on the first thousand days after a baby is conceived until they reach their second birthday in West Sussex.

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Louise  Goldsmith, leader West Sussex County Council (photo submitted). SUS-150813-103444001

Extra £25m for West Sussex social care services in Chancellor’s Budget

An extra £25m has been provided for social care services in West Sussex in the Chancellor’s Spring Budget.

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Proposed improvements to the Queensway, Crawley (photo submitted).

Queensway improvements set for approval

Improvements to Crawley’s Queensway could be approved later this month.

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Plans for 75 flats in Southgate on the site of Zurich House (photo from CBC's planning portal).

Plans for 75 Southgate flats to replace offices

Plans to demolish Southgate offices and build 75 new flats have been submitted.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond

Budget ‘tax hike’ on self-employed

A ‘tax hike’ for West Sussex’s self employed has been criticised by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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McDonald's

Improvements for West Green McDonald’s

West Green’s McDonald’s branch could be in line for internal and external improvements.

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Fresh appeal for families to adopt children

Adopters are urgently needed in West Sussex as more than 30 children, including very young children, are expected to need new families in the coming months.

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Southern aims to run most trains during RMT strike

Southern will be aiming to run most of its train services during next week’s rail strike.

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