BREAKING: A259 blocked near Rye after lorry-van crash

The A259 is blocked after a crash involving a lorry and a van this afternoon (Wednesday, October 26).

Is Southern crisis having effect on house prices?

Is Southern crisis having effect on house prices?

Rail service issues have caused months of misery for commuters – but have the troubles had a knock on effect on house prices?

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Sedlescombe council outraged over ‘deplorable’ housing approval

Councillors in Sedlescombe are outraged after housing plans were approved on a field earmarked as green space in their plan for the village.

HSBC Bank's branch on Rye high street

Rye HSBC Bank branch to close in January

HSBC Bank’s branch in Rye will close in January as the amount of customers using it have dwindled and more people bank in alternative ways.

Bexhill and Battle MP Huw Merriman pictured last year

Bexhill and Battle MP slates former BHS owners

The Bexhill and Battle MP described the former owners of BHS who were involved in its collapse as ‘irresponsible and reckless’.

Campaigners protesting ahead of the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road opening

Transparency questions after ‘heavily-censored’ link road review

A ‘heavily-censored’ document about the £124m Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) raises serious issues about transparency and accountability, according to campaigners.

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COUNTY NEWS: Southern Rail drivers to ballot on strike action

COUNTY NEWS: Southern Rail drivers to ballot on strike action

Southern Rail drivers are set to vote on industrial action after talks at head office broke down on Monday, union ASLEF has announced.

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Councillor ‘threatened’ before controversial Sedlescombe homes approved

Controversial plans to build 16 homes in Sedlescombe were approved despite more than 200 objections – with the local councillor threatened over it.

Stress at record high for UK workers

Stress at record high for UK workers

Workplace stress has reached record levels, according to a TUC report for World Mental Health Day.

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Major changes in buy-to-let market

The buy-to-let market has seen some very significant changes in 2016, most significantly the increase of the additional 3% in stamp duty on any property you own in addition to your primary home.
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Maternity pay advice for the self-employed

Question: I am currently self-employed and have just found out that I am pregnant. I know that if I was employed, I may be entitled to maternity pay but is there something that I can claim instead? From Mrs W of Bexhill

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Is SEO dead?

With all the hype and focus on social media, you might be forgiven for believing that search engine optimisation is no longer important.
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Jobs Fair hailed as biggest and best yet by Sussex South Coast College

Amber Rudd’s sixth Apprenticeships and Jobs Fair was hailed as the biggest and best yet by hosts Sussex South Coast College.

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Harvey's say they are re-introducing keg beer to their line-up after a gap of 15 years.

Keg beer returns to Harvey's line-up

Sussex brewer Harvey's is to re-introduce keg beer to its line-up after a gap of more than 15 years.

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L-R Sisters Samantha Bevan and Vicky Wickham-Robinson pictured in Three Oaks. SUS-160510-124147001

Three Oaks pub ‘losing business’ due to road closures

The pub in Three Oaks says it has lost passing trade and around £1,000 a week due to road closures which have cut off one side of the village to the other.

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Daily services to Moscow will start in November

COUNTY NEWS: New service to fly daily from Gatwick to Moscow

A Russian airline is to provide a daily service from London Gatwick to Moscow from November.

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Refurbished Battle café reopens with new furniture

A café re-opened in Battle following an extensive refurbishment on Tuesday (September 27).

Kate McWilliams, the UK's youngest ever female captain

COUNTY NEWS: Gatwick pilot becomes UK’s youngest ever female captain

An easyjet pilot has become the UK’s youngest ever female captain, the airline says.

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