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COUNTY NEWS: Sussex boy, 15, ‘kicked off’ plane while travelling alone

A mother has branded an airline’s booking policy ‘crazy’ after her 15-year-old son was ‘kicked off’ a flight to France.

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COUNTY NEWS: Criminal investigation after ‘meet and greet’ firm at airport goes bust

A criminal investigation has been launched after a ‘meet and greet’ car park near Gatwick Airport went bust.

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PICTURES: Rye's Festival of the Sea

The inaugural Festival of the Sea kicked off in Rye this morning.

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Weekend to bring ‘customary chaos’ to major roads as summer holidays begin

A total of 3.4 million car journeys are expected across the country today as six-week summer school holidays begin, according to the RAC.

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Business student who raised £1,500 for hospice is recognised with award

A business student who raised £1,500 for St Michael’s Hospice has been selected as the latest Outstanding Young Person of the Month.

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Rail union has ‘full and frank exchange’ with secretary of state

Rail union has ‘full and frank exchange’ with secretary of state

The general secretary of the RMT met with the Transport Secretary yesterday for what he described as ‘a full and frank exchange’.

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COMMENT: Solving Southern rail woes must be first priority

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has no hesitation in singing the praises of Nick Brown, Govia Thameslink Railway’s chief operating officer since the end of last year.

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Children fly free on the British Airways i360

British Airways i360 has said children can ‘fly free’ on the tourist attraction in Brighton to celebrate the start of the school summer holidays.

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COUNTY NEWS: Sussex teen named Slimmer of the Year after shedding almost 10 stone

A Sussex teenager has lost almost 10 stone after shunning weight loss surgery in favour of healthy eating – because she was too scared to go under the knife.

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Name those sharks

Visitors to Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium will have the chance to name their newest arrivals over the summer holidays – two black tip reef sharks.

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VC hero Claude gets blue plaque

A Hastings born World War One hero has been honoured with a blue commemorative plaque on the Bexhill Road house where he was born.

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Record entries received for Battle Scarecrow Festival

Battle Scarecrow Festival kicks off today (Friday, July 21), with a record number of entries.

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Festival fever is heading to town

The inaugural Festival of the Sea is preparing to bring Rye to life when it lands in town this weekend.

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9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

Nine lifestyle and environmental changes starting in childhood could prevent a third of dementia cases according to an international study.

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Virgins Lane NHW coordinator Amada Kerr (fourth from right), Senlac Rotarys coordinator Geoff Gander (third from left), 1066 Community First Responder Adam Streatcher (third from right), with members of the NHW and Senlac Rotary

Battle street receives a new defibrillator

A piece of life-saving equipment has been installed in a Battle street.

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COURT RESULTS: Round-up of cases from 1066 Country

COURT RESULTS: Round-up of cases from 1066 Country

The following are court results for the Observer area from Hastings Magistrates’ Court from June 14 - June 19.

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National: Two people killed in earthquake off coast of Greece and Turkey

TWO people have died and more than 120 have been injured in an early morning earthquake off the coast of Greek islands and Turkey.

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Video: Exodus Travels announces three-year sponsorship with parkrun UK

Today sees the announcement of parkrun UK securing three years of funding to continue to support Sussex parkrun, bringing local communities together and to celebrate the great outdoors.

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Magistrates Court results

The following are court results for the Observer area from Hastings Magistrates’ Court from June 14 - June 19.

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‘Constructive’ talks held to end Southern rail dispute

‘Constructive’ talks between the Government’s Transport Secretary and union bosses to end the Southern rail dispute took place today (Thursday July 20).

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