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Calls to exempt care leavers from council tax up to 25

Care leavers in West Sussex could be exempt from council tax up to the age of 25 as part of proposals being considered.

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Charles Horton, Chief Executive Officer, Govia Thameslink Railway, speaking at the House of Commons Transport Select Committtee in 2016 (from parliament.tv). SUS-160507-111900001

Southern and Thameslink boss resigns

The boss running Southern and Thameslink services has resigned, it was announced today.

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Female county councillors outside County Hall in February wearing rosettes to mark 100 years since legislation was passed giving some women the vote for the first time in the UK

Calls for more councillors from under-represented groups

Calls for more councillors from under-represented groups were made at County Hall last week.

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Southern train

Advice on helping disabled train passengers ‘could’ve been better expressed’

Advice to train staff on how to help disabled passengers ‘could have been better expressed’, rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway has admitted.

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Anatomy of a quality pothole repair: (from top left) a potholed patch on a West Sussex road; cutting a rectangular repair area; using a breaker to 'break out' the patch; removing loose debris, with a shovel and bigger parts by hand; preparing the surface with a compactor plate; sealant being applied to bind the new and old surfaces; skilfully spreading the Tarmac slightly proud of the existing area, to achieve a smooth end result once compacted; using the compactor; the new surface.

Extra £540k to fill more potholes across West Sussex

An extra £540,000 to fill potholes has been committed by West Sussex County Council - enough for at least 2,000 more high-quality larger-scale repairs.

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NEW Thameslink 700 TRAIN ARRIVES AT BRIGHTON STATION SUS-160620-105904001

Rail industry bosses apologise for disruption since timetable changes

Rail industry bosses have apologised for disruption and cancellations experienced by passengers since new timetables were rolled out last week.

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Thameslink service

Thameslink compares its own performance to Poundland cooking chocolate

Poundland has poked fun at Thameslink train services after the rail operator compared its recent performance to the retailer’s cooking chocolate on social media.

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Thameslink service

Thameslink apologises for reduced train timetable

The operator of Thameslink trains has apologised to passengers for disruption since a new timetable was introduced last week.

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Margaret Guest pictured in 2014

‘More detail needed on proposed closure of day centres’

More detail is needed on plans to close several day centres for adults with learning disabilities and relocate services elsewhere in West Sussex, according to campaigners.

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Artist's impression of the new Crawley Town Hall building

Town hall redevelopment decision due next week

Plans to demolish Crawley Town Hall to make way for a replacement and 182 new homes could be approved next week.

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Food Hygiene Rating sign

Would you eat at a restaurant rated one star for hygiene?

More action to infleunce restaurants to display and improve their food hygiene ratings could be taken in West Sussex.

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Network Rail engineers

Rail engineering works set for Bank Holiday weekend

Train passengers are being urged to check before they travel during the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend.

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The time of every Southern service is changing this week

‘Meltdown Monday’ after train timetable changes the ‘final straw’

Problems experienced by passengers on the first two days of Southern and Thameslink’s new timetables should be the ‘final straw’ for the franchise, according to a Tory MP.

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Capita has run services for West Sussex County Council since 2012

Capita to lose pensions administration service

Hampshire County Council is set to take over West Sussex County Council’s pensions administration service, which was outsourced in 2012.

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Crawley Town Hall 01-08-17. Pic Steve Robards SR1717251 SUS-170108-160252001

Cabinet changes at Crawley Borough Council

A new cabinet has been appointed at Crawley Borough Council following an election earlier this month.

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The time of every Southern service is changing this week

Countdown to massive train timetable changes

Massive changes to Govia Thameslink Railway’s rail timetable will see almost 400 new trains running every day from next week.

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Beth Norrell, Children's Minister MP, Nadhim Zahawi, Alana Lemarachel, Carley Greenwood

West Sussex young people in care and care leavers meet minister

Young people in care and care leavers from across West Sussex and neighbouring authorities were invited to London to meet the Government’s children’s minister to discuss their views and experiences of the system.

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Lesley Gilbert, county council passenger transport planner, with a poster promoting the bus consultation

Give your views on West Sussex bus strategy

Views on a new bus strategy for West Sussex are being sought by the county council.

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K2 Leisure Centre Crawley

More parking spaces for K2 Leisure Centre

More parking spaces are planned to be created at Crawley’s K2 Leisure Centre.

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Amanda Jupp. Member for Billingshurst and Cabinet Member for Adults and Health at West Sussex County Council SUS-170926-165939001

Number of day centres for adults with learning difficulties could be reduced

The number of day centres for adults with learning disabilities in West Sussex could be reduced as part of modernisation plans for adult social care services.

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