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COUNTY NEWS: Labour executive committee resigns over harassment claims

The leadership of the Bexhill and Battle constituency Labour Party (CLP) unanimously resigned this week due to allegations of ‘serious abuse and harassment’.

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Land to the East of Brighton Road, and the north of Parish Lane Pease Pottage. Pic Steve Robards SR1520657 SUS-150825-103438001

Pease Pottage homes largest development in a protected area

Hundreds of homes planned in West Sussex is the largest development recently allowed in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the entire country, according to a new report.

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One of West Sussex's Household Waste Recycling Sites

Permit ID scheme could be introduced at rubbish tips

A permit scheme for certain vehicles using West Sussex’s rubbish tips could be introduced to stop ‘waste tourism’ from other areas.

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Staff checking a gritter during Operation Snowflake preparations

West Sussex preparing for winter weather

Preparations for winter weather in West Sussex have seen gritters carry out dry-run rehearsals and the stockpiling of salt.

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A Southern Rail train

Southern train drivers vote to accept deal

Southern train drivers have voted to accept a deal over pay, terms and conditions, and driver-only operation.

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A Southern Rail train

Two-day Southern rail strike begins

A two-day rail strike affecting Southern services has begun this morning (Wednesday November 8).

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Crawley East Park/Matlhouse Road Crawley residents angry about poor lighting on footpath - pictured here with Michael Jones, Labour county councillor earlier this year

Improved street lights for ‘dark alleyway’

A ‘dark alleyway’ in Southgate used to cross the railway line is set to see improved street lighting installed by the county council.

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One of West Sussex's rubbish tips

DIY charges at rubbish tips raised just £92,000

Charges for DIY waste at West Sussex rubbish tips suspended after six months raised just £92,000, the county council has confirmed.

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A Southern Rail train

Fresh Southern rail strikes announced by RMT

A fresh Southern rail strike has been announced by the RMT in its dispute over driver-only trains.

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County council apologise for data ‘breach’ over invitation to cyber security event

West Sussex County Council inadvertently revealed the email addresses of scores of business owners – when inviting them to an event on cyber security.

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Jeremy Hunt, cabinet member for finance and resources, and Morwen Millson, Lib Dem county councilllor who sits on local Fairtrade steering group, celebrating West Sussex being awarded Fairtrade county status

Fairtrade county status for West Sussex

West Sussex has been awarded Fairtrade county status by the Fairtrade Foundation for its commitment to the trading principles.

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Tim Loughton, MP for East Worthing and Shoreham. Picture: Derek Martin

County News: Sussex MP’s hour-long morning bath routine sparks national headlines

Rub a dub dub, three men in a tub, and who do you think they be? The butcher, the baker the candlestick maker – but not for as long as our MP.

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Mid Sussex MP Sir Nicholas Soames, rail minister Paul Maynard, and Hove MP Peter Kyle

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex MPs urge Transport Secretary to invest in rail network

Two Sussex MPs, who head up a cross-party group on Southern Rail, have written to the Transport Secretary to ask for more funding in the south east.

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A Southern Rail train

Second Southern rail strike of week underway

A second rail strike affecting Southern train services this week began this morning (Thursday October 5).

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Ambulance trust to remain in special measures

Sussex’s ambulance trust is set to remain in special measures after the latest inspection by health regulators.

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Southern train

Latest strike affecting Southern trains today

The latest 24-hour strike affecting Southern train services started this morning (Tuesday October 3).

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One of West Sussex's rubbish tips

DIY waste will not be charged for at tips

Charges for disposing of DIY waste at rubbish tips in West Sussex will not be reinstated by the county council.

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Higher charges for post-16 school transport proposed

Some students in post-16 education could be charged more for school transport by the county council.

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Peter Barclay, new chairman of Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign.

New chairman of anti-Gatwick second runway group

A group leading the campaign against a second runway at Gatwick has appointed a new chairman.

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Southern train

Southern plans normal service on most routes during strikes

Southern is planning to run a normal service on most routes during next week’s rail strikes.

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