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Inspired by young people at the Hive

Last Friday, I walked down the road from my constituency office to the Bexhill Hive - Bexhill’s new hub for creative learning and development for young people and adults.

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From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP SUS-160526-130924001

Schooling can open a world of opportunity

Students across the country have now received their A-Level results and are busy making important decisions about their future. However, the nervous wait continues for a few more days for those awaiting their GCSE grades. I would like to send my best wishes to all those in Hastings and Rye who are receiving their results this year.

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The Brighton Pebbles group

Supporting parents across the county

Most new parents have had The Panic

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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

The wheels of regeneration keep turning in Bexhill and Battle

During the summer recess, I’m aiming to cover much of the 200 square miles of constituency on my bike. This would be a leisurely exercise were we to be living in the Cambridgeshire Fens. However, our beautiful hills present more of challenge but it allows me to see parts of the constituency which are less accessible by car.

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From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP SUS-160526-130924001

Keeping the internet safe and sound

The internet has been a wonderful development in our lives helping to keep us connected with friends and family, and making everyday tasks like shopping, banking, research and education more straightforward. Sometimes its reach is unlimited and its ability to make you feel connected is fantastic.

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Alexia Rowley

COLUMN: Why parents are the bright future of our workforce

Alexia Rowley on why parenthood improves your performance at work.

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Front Line News with David Horne SUS-160422-121044001

A Pocket-full of Rye

We arrive at Rye with almost an hour to spare before Frances has her orthodontic appointment. Rye is a beautiful little town, often heaving with tourists. However it is even better on a sunny July morning at 10am. Today a gentle breeze drifts across the town from the direction of Dungeness nuclear power station.

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Cybercrime

COMMENT: Hidden threat of cybercrime under the radar – but no longer

The humble bobby on the beat is the traditional symbol of security.

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etc Columnist: Louise Margaret

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Louise Margaret wonders whether her approach to dieting will take off.

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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

Schools, pensions and (of course) rail make for a busy week

This week we received the news that the Government is to pump an additional £1.3bl in to our schools. As I have written many times before, I appreciate that School Funding is at record levels but the costs which schools are bearing has outstripped the increases. Only last Friday I was at one of our village primary schools poring over their finance spreadsheets. The future years looked difficult. My usual tactic for a funding announcement is to give it 48 hours to see if the figures stack up. So far, it does look as if the commitment to ensure every secondary school pupil carries £4,800 per year to their school is a good uplift from the present. I have now asked for the same commitment for primary schools and am told it will arrive this Autumn. I applaud all of the heads, teachers, parents and pupils who have formed a constituency alliance to help me push for more, including St Peter and St Paul’s CE Primary School who came up to see me this week in Parliament.

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Michael Faraday by Thomas Phillips

What’s happening in historical Battle

Battle and District Historical Society

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Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

Accountability on earth is vital and must be effective

On Saturday 1 July in Chichester Cathedral, 12 men and women became clergy in the Church of England.

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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

Parliament hears of local road and rail needs

This week, I did my best to ensure that the needs of our local road and rail network were brought to Parliament and aired before the Road and Rail Ministers respectively. I see it as my job to take the cases which the local community bring me and use my voice to lobby for action in Parliament.

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From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP SUS-160526-130924001

Southern is on track but not there yet

Our communities need rail services that run on time and arrive when they expect. The performance of Southern, still far from perfect, has been consistently better this year. Earlier this week the House of Commons debated how further improvements will be delivered.

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Community Champions with Rother Voluntary Action SUS-170623-115535001

Volunteer and Be Active!

On Sunday (July 9), the De La Warr Pavilion lawns will be buzzing with activity for Be Active 2017, an annual event that brings together a host of local sports and physical activity providers.

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Dr Rob Marshall

Getting together has never been so important.

So now we know! Brighton kick off their first ever Premier League campaign with a home game against Pep's Manchester City. What a day that will be!
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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

Looking at priorities to work together

Being returned as your MP meant I immediately returned to Parliament on the Monday after the General Election. It is nice to see some new faces in Westminster but sad not to see those more familiar, such as my colleague from Eastbourne, Caroline Ansell, one of the nicest people in politics.

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From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP SUS-160526-130924001

When horror strikes, remember the helpers

It is difficult to take in the full horror of the tragedy which took place at Grenfell Tower last week. Every memory of survivors or emergency responders adds harrowing new details to this truly awful event. My thoughts and prayers are with all those who have lost friends, loved ones and all they own.

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Louise Margaret on the tricks she uses to make household chores more bearable

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Front Line News with David Horne SUS-160422-121044001

Doorstep Revelations

I was busy putting my potted tomato plants in my front garden greenhouse, when two ladies approached me.

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