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BBC Agatha Christie drama heads to 1066 Country

Film crews are heading to 1066 Country this month as production begins on a new star-studded Agatha Christie drama starring John Malkovich.
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The Conquest Hospital pathology department with their new equipment

Conquest Hospital receives advanced equipment

A host of advanced diagnostic equipment has been installed at Conquest Hospital as part of a £10m contract for East Sussex pathology services.

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A naked protester taking part in the 2015 event.

COUNTY NEWS: Campaigners bare all in naked bike ride

Campaigners are set to bare all in a naked bicycle protest this weekend which has prompted controversy among some Sussex residents.

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Rother Valley Railway

Transport charity backs controversial rail plans

A charity which campaigns for improved public transport has given its backing to controversial plans to extend the Rother Valley Railway (RVR).

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The team congratulates Tony. Photo by KT Bruce

Rye Harbour RNLI welcomes new helm

Rye Harbour RNLI has welcomed a new helmsman to its ranks with the passing out of one its crew members this week.

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Firefighters raise fears over 'failing' IT system

A firefighters's union has raised serious fears over the use of a ‘failing’ IT system in East Sussex, claiming it has meant crews have been delayed when heading to life-threatening emergencies.

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Jason and Stephen the Seagull

COUNTY NEWS: Missing cat reunited with Sussex family after 14 years

An elderly cat has been reunited with its Hastings family after going missing for almost 14 years.

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Dawn Penney and her guide dog Wallace

COUNTY NEWS: Garage apologises after 'unacceptable' guide dog row

A blind woman has spoken of her shock after she and her guide dog were refused entry to a petrol station shop in Sussex.

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Emergency services rescue woman from River Brede

Emergency services were called to Rye last night (Wednesday) after a woman was swept away on the River Brede.

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Police warn of 'courier scams' in Hastings and Rother

Police are warning Hastings and Rother residents to be on the look out after receiving several reports of 'courier scams' in the area.

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Essenden Road surgery

Hastings NHS fraud suspects found dead abroad

A couple at the centre of an investigation into allegations of fraud at a Hastings doctors’ surgery are reported to have been found dead abroad, Sussex Police say.
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Richard Moughton, 59, of Fairstone Close, Hastings, was jailed for a total of seven years when he appeared at Brighton Law Courts on Friday, April 13.

Brave victim speaks out after paedophile jailed

A paedophile has been jailed for seven years after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting two young girls over a 12-year period.

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Hastings Pier. Photo by Eddie Mitchell.

Pier group urgently seeking £1m to rescue ownership bid

A group seeking to keep Hastings Pier in public ownership says it has less than a week to raise £1 million or else it will be removed from the bidding process.

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Hastings Law Courts

Retired dentist fined for running illegal service

A retired East Sussex dentist has been ordered to pay more than £3,000 after pleading guilty to running an illegal dental service.

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Banned driver caught behind wheel moments after leaving court

A disqualified driver was caught behind the wheel just minutes after losing his licence at court hearing this week.

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COUNTY NEWS: Sussex Police launch murder probe after body found on beach

Police have launched a murder investigation after a body was found on a Sussex beach this morning (Thursday, April 5).

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St Michael's Hospice after the fire in July 2015. Photo by Eddie Mitchell.

UPDATE: St Michael’s Hospice fined over fire safety breaches

St Michael’s Hospice has been handed a substantial fine for breaching fire safety law, as part of an investigation into the devastating fire in 2015.
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VIDEO: 87-year-old takes part in charity skydive for Macmillan

An octogenarian cancer survivor from Battle has raised more than £1,500 for Macmillan after taking part in a charity skydive last weekend.

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Rye Community Primary School

Academy trust responds to critical Ofsted report

Disadvantaged pupils at Rye Community Primary School are ‘falling further behind their peers in reading, writing and mathematics’, according to a highly critical report from Ofsted.

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East Sussex teachers hold strike ballot

Teachers in East Sussex are being balloted on plans to take strike action next month.
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