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COUNTY NEWS: Petition calling for Southern to be sacked to be handed to 10 Downing Street

A petition with more than 3,000 signatures will be delivered to Number 10 tomorrow (Monday, December 5) by Sussex campaigners.

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Southern fares to rise by nearly two per cent

Southern fares to rise by nearly two per cent

Southern and Gatwick Express fares will rise by an average of nearly two per cent at the start of 2017.

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Steve Waight, pictured at Worthing's election count in 2013

New director for waste and energy post ‘not a waste of energy’

West Sussex County Council is currently looking to hire a director for waste and energy.

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Southern Rail asked customers to tell the RMT how they feel

Southern season ticket holders to receive free month’s travel

Tens of thousands of Southern rail users are to be repaid the equivalent of a month’s travel for the extraordinary disruption they have suffered, the Government announced today (Friday 2 December).

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Tim Loughton

TIM LOUGHTON: Lodge your views about planning proposal

The big news in Parliament this week was of course the Autumn Statement, the first and apparently the last to be delivered by new Chancellor Phillip Hammond as he has decided to end this ‘not quite the Budget’ event brought in by Gordon Brown.

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Sir Peter Bottomley

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Giving and receiving

During the weeks coming up to Christmas, we will be receiving greetings and presents from friends and family. Royal Mail delivery offices will be busy.

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Prince was seized by Trading Standards officers SUS-161130-115146001

Avoid buying illegally imported puppies pet owners warned

Pet owners in West Sussex are being warned to avoid buying illegally imported puppies by Trading Standards in the run up to Christmas.

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Sussex MP: Make £5 notes vegetarian

Sussex MP: Make £5 notes vegetarian

New plastic five pound notes should not be made using animal derived products, one Sussex MP has suggested.

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The protest on the steps of the old building

Proposed tower on Aquarena site is ‘still too tall’

Demonstrators protested against revised plans for the derelict Aquarena site which they say ‘do not go far enough’ in addressing concerns about the building’s height.

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The group of campaigners had a stall set up outside the Guildbourne Centre on Saturday (November 26)

Campaigners fight for ‘underfunded’ NHS

Members from Worthing West Labour Party gathered on Saturday (November 26) to voice their concerns over the future of the NHS.

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Graham Jones, UKIP, speaking at election hustings last year

County councillor rejoins UKIP nine months after quitting party

A West Sussex county councillor has rejoined UKIP, less than a year after quitting the party.

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The A259 will be subject to ?14.8million works, including the dualling of this section of the carriageway SUS-151216-084812001

A259 works set to go ahead after delay fear is scotched

A £14.8million scheme to deliver crucial improvements to the A259 are expected to begin in 2018 after potential delays were overcome.

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Lib Dem leader at the county council James Walsh

Cutting allowances to opposition council leaders a ‘slap in the face’

Slashing allowances paid to opposition leaders at County Hall is ‘a slap in the face’, according to the Liberal Democrats.

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MP Tim Loughton visited a Guide Dogs event in Parliament on 16th November to show his support for taxi and minicab drivers receiving disability equality training when getting their licence. SUS-161125-114849001

MP hears how guide dog owners are refused taxi rides

Taxi drivers should receive disability equality training when getting their licence, East Worthing and Shoreham’s MP has suggested.

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Southern Rail asked customers to tell the RMT how they feel

Southern dispute ‘has gone on long enough’

The dispute between Southern staff and management ‘has gone on long enough’ according to our readers.

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Chief constable at Sussex Police Giles  York

‘Laws banning mobile phone use while driving need updating’

Laws banning mobile phone use when driving need to catch up with technology, according to Sussex Police’s chief constable.

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An artist's impression of the Ropetackle North development SUS-150728-144358001

Major Shoreham development to deliver new homes but not a hotel...yet

Redevelopment of the Ropetackle North site will provide 120 homes to help ease Adur’s housing shortage.

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UPDATE: Southern train drivers’ strike dates announced

UPDATE: Southern train drivers’ strike dates announced

Southern train drivers have overwhelmingly backed strike action in a row over driver-only operated trains.

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Hospitals in Brighton, like many health services across Sussex, are under increasing pressure

NHS aims for £530m savings in Sussex and East Surrey

Sussex and East Surrey’s NHS system is aiming to save £530m over the next four years as part of plans to create a ‘better system for all’.

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Mike Earl, SECAmb paramedic, South East Coast Ambulance Services NHS Foundation Trusts (SECAmb) innovative electronic Patient Clinical Record (ePCR) project is being rolled out across the Trusts region following successful trials in Thanet, Kent. SUS-161125-122742001

iPads for ambulance crews to complete patient records

Ambulance crews in Sussex are set to be given tablets to complete patient records electronically.

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