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Rye MP hears about expansion plans for hospital

Plans to expand facilities at Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital were unveiled this week.

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Bexhill and Battle MP meets minister to press case for conservation zone

Bexhill’s MP Huw Merriman has welcomed the news that parts of his constituency will be included in a consultation to become a Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ).

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Financial boost for Rye charity

A charity which supports adults and children with learning disabilities is one of four not-for-profit groups that will each receive a grant of up to £35,000.

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Warm temperatures, thunderstorms and rain all set to hit Northants this weekend

WEATHER: Rain and flood warnings for 1066 Country

A severe weather warning for rain and flooding has been issued for the whole of 1066 Country.

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Hundreds object to A21 crossing plans

Hundreds of people have objected to proposals to put a level crossing on the A21.

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Woman gets into difficulties in River Rother

A woman was spotted in difficulty in a river this afternoon (Wednesday, May 9).

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Bexhill and Battle MP joins cross-party group to review coastguard safety

A Parliamentary review of coastguard safety has been launched with Bexhill and Battle MP, Huw Merriman, joining a cross-party committee of MPs to investigate search and rescue capability at sea.

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Financial boost for Rye and district’s charities and community groups

Scores of charities and community groups have benefited from more than £17,000 worth of grants.

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COUNTY NEWS: Cat found at Sussex caravan park had been shot twice with airgun

A stray cat who started to get ‘wobbly’ on her back legs is being cared for by the RSPCA after vets found she had two airgun pellets lodged in her body.

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COUNTY NEWS: Witnesses sought to ‘road rage’ assault

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered serious head injuries following an assault in a Sussex town.

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WEATHER: The outlook for the week ahead in Sussex

Today (Sunday, April 22) is set to be another warm day but the outlook ahead over the next few days is expected to be cooler, according to the Met Office.

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TRAVEL: Sussex travel news for Sunday, April 22

Anyone heading to Gatwick Airport today (Sunday, April 22) should know that part of the M23 is closed.

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Sussex takes top spot for most walked dogs in region

The RSPCA is urging animal lovers to get fit by pledging to take 10,000 steps a day to raise funds for the charity.

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Fraud alert issued for World Cup 2018 tickets

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be taking place from June 14 to July 15 and those wishing to buy tickets should avoid websites offering tickets at inflated prices.

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TRAVEL: Sussex travel news for Saturday, April 21

The county’s roads were clear of congestion as of this morning (Saturday, April 21) but anyone planning to venture out by train should know that some lines are closed due to engineering works.

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COUNTY NEWS: Baby girl born in hospital car park

A mother ended up giving birth to her baby daughter in a Sussex hospital’s car park on Sunday (April 15).

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Rye care home plan is given approval

Plans to build a 60-bed care home at Rye Memorial Care Centre have been given the go-ahead.

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Red Arrows coming to Hastings

The Red Arrows will be returning to the skies over Hastings and St Leonards this summer.

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Bexhill and Battle MP backs plans to clamp down on parking on pavements

Bexhill and Battle MP, Huw Merriman, has welcomed an announcement from the Department of Transport which could lead to the introduction of fines for motorists who park on pavements.

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