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Approved highways scheme ‘no longer adequate’

An approved scheme to improve the existing junction of the A28 and B2089 at Broad Oak, Brede, will be rescinded, according to East Sussex County Council.

Politics
Sisters Samantha Bevan and Vicky Robinson pictured in Three Oaks

Community rallies to support village pub

A pub landlord’s daughter has thanked the Three Oaks community for their support while sewer network improvements have reduced access to her father’s pub.

Business
Henri Charles Burnham-Cocke was fined almost ?1,000 for building the shed without planning permission. Picture: East Sussex County Council

Battle carpenter fined £1k for erecting ‘eyesore’ shed

A self-employed carpenter from Battle was fined almost £1,000 after being prosecuted for illegally erecting an ‘eyesore’ shed near his home.

Crime
Natwest Bank in Battle

Battle’s final bank closure to cause ‘devastating knock on effect’

The decision to close the last remaining bank in Battle is ‘bitterly disappointing’, according to the chariman of Battle Town Council.

Business
Sussex Police sergeant sacked for sexual activity on duty

Sussex Police sergeant sacked for sexual activity on duty

A Sussex Police officer has been sacked after it emerged he had been spending parts of his night shifts visiting two women he was having sexual relationships with.

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Phoebe Martin's dog Inca

COUNTY NEWS: Woman perfectly responds to neighbour’s ‘disgusting owner’ note

A woman perfectly responded to one of her neighbours who left a note calling her a ‘disgusting owner’ by returning a handwritten letter from her dog.

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Hastings Sands will be holding its annual Light of Love service on December 10

Stillborn charity to help bereaved parents over Christmas

Hastings Sands will be holding its annual Lights of Love service for bereaved parents to reflect during the difficult festive period.

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Chris Grayling, Huw Merriman, Andrew Wood (Senior Commercial Scheme Sponsor, Network Rail), Amber Rudd.

Transport secretary supports campaign to deliver high speed train journeys

The Secretary of State for Transport committed to support the development of a proposed track layout at Ashford International which would allow trains from Rye to travel direct to London St Pancras.

Transport
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Refugee resettlement programme defended following concerns

The decision to recruit an officer to assist with homing Syrian refugees in East Sussex has been defended by a local council following concerns raised by residents.

Politics
Swallow's Barn, in Ashburnham

Property owners presented with prestigious awards

Two property owners have received the VisitEngland ROSE award for excellent customer-focused approach to their tourism business.

News
College receives £1k grant to build community garden

College receives £1k grant to build community garden

Robertsbridge Community College said it was ‘honoured’ to be chosen to receive a £1,000 grant from Tesco’s Bag of Help initiative.

News
Bird persecutions ‘continuing’ across South East England

Bird persecutions ‘continuing’ across South East England

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is concerned that illegal persecution of birds is continuing after receiving further reports of peregrines being shot in the South East in 2017.

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How much could Hastings be affected by Brexit?

How much could Hastings be affected by Brexit?

As Brexit negotiations continue, reporter Stephen Wynn-Davies has taken a look at how the future of Hastings could be affected by its decision to leave the European Union.

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Post Office set to move premises

Post Office set to move premises

The current Post Office in Rye is set to move to an alternative location in the town next month.

News
The Ewhurst and Staplecross bonfire celebrations return on Saturday evening

Explosive bonfire celebrations set to return with a bang

The family-friendly Ewhurst and Staplecross bonfire celebrations are set to return with a bang this weekend.

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Former Oxford professor trampled to death while saving dog

A former Oxford academic died after being trampled by a herd of cows while trying to save his dog, an inquest has heard.

News
UPDATE: Burst pipe fixed but many remain without water

UPDATE: Burst pipe fixed but many remain without water

Southern Water has again apologised to the 2,500 residents in the TN31 to TN36 postcode areas who went without water for more than 36 hours as work was carried out to fix a burst 14-inch water main near Rye.

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The boundary proposals outlined by the Boundary Commission for England

How the constituency boundary changes could affect you

The Bexhill and Battle and Wealden parliamentary constituencies are set to be changed as part of revised proposals set out by the Boundary Commission for England.

Politics
Chloe Sullivan

Training knight to join battle re-enactment

A woman from Battle is preparing to emulate the Normans this weekend as part of English Heritage’s 1066 Battle of Hastings re-enactment.

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Southeastern train

RMT cleaners to strike on Southeastern

The RMT has announced strike action by cleaners on Southeastern as part of their ‘fight for workplace justice’ over pay and working conditions, according to an RMT spokesman.

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