’Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

Most workers believe that performance reviews are a waste of time, a new study has found.

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ATM fees could be on the way

ATM fees could be on the way

Bank customers could soon be forced to pay to withdraw their own cash at ATM machines, following a dispute over who maintains them.

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Amazing photographic offer

VIDEO: Spirit FM’s Stuart and Simon’s fun time at Venture Studios

Here’s a bit of fun - watch Stuart and Simon from Spirit FM at Venture Studios to help promote an amazing photographic offer.

35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

Take a look around your office. If a new study is to be believed, 35 per cent of your colleagues have taken a nap on the job and got away with it. And only 12 per cent say they have had been disciplined by their boss for sleeping at work.

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County news: IKEA link to Sussex intensifies

Rumours of a first IKEA store in Sussex have intensified this week.

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Money matters

Town council precept to go up by 33 per cent

Battle Town Council (BTC) has voted to raise its proportion of the council tax by 33 per cent for a Band D property.

Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

A train journey spanning barely half the country has been revealed as the country’s most expensive standard class ticket available to passengers.

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Sally Gardner with a 30mph/National Speed Limit sign that has been in a hedge for over a month. Pottery Lane, Brede. SUS-171001-152125001

Fears over speeding motorists on Brede lane

A Brede resident fears someone could die on her narrow lane if nothing is done to slow speeding motorists down with a road sign left in a hedge for over a month.

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Five simple tips to end up with more money in 2017

Five simple tips to end up with more money in 2017

Sally Francis, a senior writer at, explains five things women should consider after a month of excess.

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Office staff expected to spend over £40,000 on workplace costs

Office staff expected to spend over £40,000 on workplace costs

Whether it’s a quick coffee or chipping in for a colleague’s birthday present, office workers can expect to spend over £40,000 in a lifetime on workplace costs.

Travel news

Travel advice issued ahead of three day train driver’s strike

Passengers are warned to travel by train ‘only if essential’ during three days of strikes by ASLEF drivers planned this week, said a spokesperson from Govia Thameslink Railway.

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The man said Tesco should ban customers who go shopping in their nightwear.

Shopper asks Tesco to ban customers in pyjamas and dressing gowns

A Tesco shopper has called on the supermarket giant to ban customers in sleepwear after posting a picture of two women walking the aisles in their dressing gowns.

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Aldi will increase its its minimum wage

UK’s ‘highest-paying supermarket’ to create 4,000 jobs

Aldi is to recruit 4,000 new permanent workers in stores and warehouses across the country, as part of the supermarket giant’s plan to open around 70 new shops this year.

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Preparing for the digital tax system

I have seen a few comments and articles about making tax digital and the increased burden on the taxpayer, is there anything that I can do to get ready for this. Answer:

Is spreading investment the key?

Is spreading your investment the road to success?

The problem with investing a lump sum amount in one go, is the timing of the stock market.

Traffic news

M23 blocked at Gatwick Airport

There are severe traffic delays on the M23 near Gatwick Airport.

Amber Rudd MP and Fisheries minister George Eustice meeting fishermen in Hastings in February, 2015. Photo courtesy of Ms Rudd SUS-161221-101530001

Brexit ‘golden opportunity’ for 1066 country fisheries

The UK leaving the European Union was described as a ‘golden opportunity’ for Hastings and Rye fisheries after the MP met ministers.

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Stakes on a train! Betting firm offers ‘insurance’ against Southern cancellations

Christmas Eve commuters suffering cancellations on Southern Rail routes have been offered a lifeline by betting firm.

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COUNTY NEWS: Sussex MP calls for rail ombudsman

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex MP calls for rail ombudsman

A ten minute rule bill put forward by a Sussex MP yesterday is a ‘practical way’ to give ‘power back to aggrieved passengers’, he said.

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