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Train passengers hit with ticket price rises

Southern and Thameslink train passengers buying tickets this morning were hit by the biggest price increases in five years.

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Lib Dem Francis Oppler has criticised cuts to community grant funding by West Sussex County Council

Council’s grant funding to be cut by half

Grant funding for community groups and organisations in West Sussex is set to be cut in half by the county council next year.

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Adur and Worthing councils currently operate a weekly general household waste collection service

County council ‘can’t force move to fortnightly bin collections’

Introducing fortnightly household bin collections cannot be forced on Adur and Worthing despite West Sussex County Council proposals appearing to encourage such a move.

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Jeremy Hunt, West Sussex County Council's cabinet member for finances

Council ‘not smug and complacent’ over finances

The Tory administration at County Hall has rejected accusations of being ‘smug and complacent’ over budget proposals for next year.

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Should wealthy pensioners pay national insurance to fund social care?

Should wealthy pensioners pay national insurance to fund social care?

New ways to help fund social care services such as introducing means-tested National Insurance contributions for wealthy pensioners should be explored, according to Lib Dems.

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Cllr Callum Buxton and Cllr Alex Harman campaigning for increased opening hours at Worthing Tip earlier this year

Opening days at Worthing’s rubbish tip to be increased

Worthing’s rubbish tip is set to see its opening days increased during both summer and winter months.

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This photograph of the first Thameslink train departing from Littlehampton to London Bridge, pictured at Goring-by-Sea, was sent in by John Vaughan. He said: "As and from Monday 11 December 2017 two important Littlehampton to London Bridge commuter trains (and evening return services) have been transferred to Thameslink operation from Southern, the first timetabled workings by that train opertaing company along the Coastway West lines. Photographed on a cold, wet and windy winter morning at 06.04 Class 700 No.700143 forming the very first such train, the 'driver only operated' 1H80, the 05.52 departure from Littlehampton, pauses at Goring by Sea station on its way to the Capital."

Thameslink trains arrive at more West Sussex stations

Thameslink trains are serving more West Sussex stations as a small number of services transferred from Southern earlier this week.

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Southern train

Strictly judge Bruno: ‘Southern rail has better timing than you’

A contestant on Strictly Come Dancing saw her timing compared to the punctuality of Southern train services during the weekend’s semi-final show.

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Tim Loughton East Worthing and Shoreham MP speaking in the Commons on plans to split up the franchise running Southern and Thameslink services in 2021

MP: Why wait until 2021 for competent rail operator?

‘Why do we have to wait until 2021 for a competent rail operator’ was the question posed to ministers by East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton.

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SECAMB vehicles SUS-140228-090646001

Alternatives to calling 999 highlighted by ambulance trust

Alternatives to calling 999 in non-life threatening or non serious situations are being highlighted by Sussex’s ambulance trust in the run up to the busy winter period.

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Thameslink train

Have your say on weekend train timetable changes

A public consultation on weekend and late night timetable changes for Southern and Thameslink services has been launched.

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Southern and Gatwick Express trains waiting to depart

Southern and Thameslink rail franchise to be split up

The franchise running Southern, Thameslink, and Gatwick Express trains is due to be split up when the contract is retendered in 2021, the Government has confirmed.

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Worthing Climate Action Network outside County Hall in Chichester

Call for county council to divest funds from fossil fuels

Discussing the merits of divesting pension funds from fossil fuels at County Hall is an ‘important first step’, according to campaigners.

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WH 010414 High Street Multi-Storey car park, Worthing. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-140104-173402001

Increase in parking charges planned for Worthing

Charges at a number of Worthing town centre multi-storey car parks are due to be increased by the council in the new year.

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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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Worthing seafront

New lagoon part of ‘exciting’ vision for Worthing’s seafront

A lagoon could be created on Worthing’s seafront for watersports, swimming, and boat moorings as part of a new ‘exciting’ vision to improve the town’s coast.

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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 South East Coast Ambulance Service crew

Ambulance trust to introduce new response standards

A new set of ambulance standards aimed at delivering the quickest response to the most serious 999 calls are set to be rolled out in Sussex from next week.

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Billy Greening from AFC Southwater calling for all Sunday league games to kick off after the two minutes' silence on Remembrance Sunday

COUNTY NEWS: ‘Stop football kick-offs clashing with Remembrance Sunday silence’

A Sussex football manager is calling for kick-offs to be moved on Remembrance Sunday to avoid clashing with the two minutes’ silence.

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Dave and Dawn Robinault. Dawn was forced to wait seven hours for an ambulance after breaking her hip

COUNTY NEWS: Seven-hour ambulance wait for broken hip

A woman’s seven-hour wait for an ambulance after breaking her hip ‘seemed like an eternity’, her husband has said.

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