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Southern close to deal with train drivers

Southern is close to agreeing a final deal with its train drivers in a dispute over pay and working arrangements.

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The number of complaints received by water companies in England and Wales has been revealed this week

Sussex water firm tops complaints list for fifth year in a row

A Sussex-based water company has topped the list of complaints across the industry for the fifth straight year.

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A Southern Rail train

More Southern rail strikes called

Another two days of Southern rail strikes have been called in a dispute over driver-only trains.

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Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have gone from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'.

Doctors to be quizzed by health scrutiny committee

Senior doctors from across West Sussex will be questioned on making services more effective by the county’s health scrutiny committee.

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Last of old Thameslink trains withdrawn from service

The last of the old Thameslink trains have been withdrawn from service as the rollout of cutting-edge replacements nears completion.

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Brook House near Gatwick, operated by G4S

Scandal-hit G4S Gatwick immigration centre a ‘desperate place’

A scandal hit immigration removal centre in Gatwick run by G4S was described as a ‘desperate place’ during a Home Affairs Committee meeting.

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Bognor Regis' rubbish tip is one of those closed for two days a week

Earlier winter opening times at rubbish tips confirmed

Earlier winter opening hours at West Sussex’s rubbish tips have been confirmed by the county council following a review of service demand.

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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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Earlier winter hours at rubbish tips

Rubbish tips in West Sussex are set to open an hour earlier this winter than 2016, as part of proposed changes.

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Sussex Police's body worn video of a man attacking two officers with a hammer in Crawley last year. Picture: Sussex Police SUS-170113-171344001

Deport Crawley hammer attacker after release says MP

A man who attacked two police officers with a hammer in Crawley should be deported immediately after his release from prison, according to the town’s MP.

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A Southern Rail train

September’s second Southern rail strike begins

A second rail strike affecting Southern train services in a week starting this morning (Monday September 4).

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Decision to switch backing on railway station projects criticised

Backing a new railway station near Horsham would be ‘unacceptable’ given the council’s previous support for a rival project nearer Crawley, one councillor has suggested.

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Southern train

Latest Southern RMT strike today

The latest strike by RMT members affecting Southern services began this morning (Friday September 1).

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Churchill Service Solutions staff are being ballotted on strike action

Southern train cleaners could strike

Southern’s train cleaners could strike over pay and working conditions, a rail union has said.

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Gary Markwell, county councillor for Arundel and Courtwick

COUNTY NEWS: Councillor slams ‘vicious attacks’ on founders of Tories’ answer to Momentum

A West Sussex county councillor has criticised what he described as bullying of party activists who launched the Tories’ answer to Labour’s grassroots campaign network Momentum.

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UPDATE: Council to tackle rise in anti-social behaviour

A councillor has expressed his concerns following a rise in anti-social behaviour in Southwater.

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Crawley Household waste and recycling site, Metcalf Way. Pic Steve Robards  SR1707716 SUS-170415-173028001

Option to close rubbish tip for part of week branded ‘sheer insanity’

An option to close Crawley’s rubbish tip for part of the week is ‘sheer insanity’ according to Labour councillors.

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Southern train

No deal reached with Southern train drivers

No deal has been reached between rail bosses and Southern train drivers over pay, terms and conditions, and the introduction of driver-only operation (DOO).

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A Southern Rail train

Southern plans normal service on most routes during strikes

Southern is planning to run a normal service on most of its routes during a rail strike planned in early September.

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Southern Rail has reported train disruption

Sussex PCC criticises women-only train carriages idea

Proposals to introduce women-only train carriages to combat sexual assaults have been criticised by Sussex’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

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