Major road network plans will ‘basically lead nowhere’ Labour councillor warns

A Government consultation on creating a major road network will ‘basically lead nowhere at all’, a Labour East Sussex county councillor has warned.

High speed rail link proposals between Gatwick and Heathrow

High speed rail link between Gatwick and Heathrow proposed

A high speed rail link between airports at Gatwick and Heathrow has been proposed by a group of London-based engineering consultants.

Save Polegate Library protest walk (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-171120-094239008

Cabinet votes to close seven libraries

The closure of seven libraries across East Sussex has been approved by the county council’s cabinet today (Tuesday March 6).

Prime Minister Theresa May pictured last month. Today she delivered a speech on changes to national planning policy

New developments need to boost ‘affordable home ownership’

Housing for families on waiting lists could be sacrificed in new developments in favour of making home ownership more affordable as part of Government planning reforms.

Houses of Parliament

Pay for MPs to rise by £1,300 a year

Pay for MPs is set to rise by 1.8 per cent from April - increasing their salaries by more than £1,300 a year.

Your Energy Sussex is now encouraging residents to switch energy supplier to save money

Sussex tariff offers ‘fair deal’ for energy bills

A new Sussex tariff for gas and electricity is looking to offer a ‘fair deal’ for households with a council-led partnership encouraging residents to switch and save money.

Stroke Association opposing East Sussex County Council cuts to services outside County Hall, Lewes (photo submitted).

Tory county council ‘sleepwalking to oblivion’

Budget cuts of £17million proposed by the Tory-led East Sussex County Council have been approved today (Tuesday February 6).

Stroke Association opposing East Sussex County Council cuts to services outside County Hall, Lewes (photo submitted).

‘Stroke survivors will be left to feel abandoned’

Cuts to funding for stroke services in East Sussex have been branded ‘outrageous’ by one charity.

Housing Secretary Sajid Javid has announced funding to unlock new housing schemes across Sussex

Funding to unlock new Sussex housing schemes

New funding to unlock housing schemes across Sussex has been announced by the Government today (Thursday February 1).

County Hall Lewes, East Sussex County Council HQ SUS-150925-134850001

Unions oppose ‘devastating’ county council budget cuts

Trade unions have spoken out against ‘unnecessary and devastating’ spending cuts proposed by East Sussex County Council.

Southern train

Southern remains worst in country for passenger satisfaction

Southern’s passenger satisfaction remains the worst in the country despite significantly improving its score over the past year, according to new survey results.

A major Government programme has been helping extend access to superfast broadband across the UK

Sussex’s access to superfast broadband below South East average

Access to superfast broadband in Sussex is above the national average but below the figure for the South East, according to new data.

David Elkin, lead member for resources at East Sussex County Council, said the authority was being 'fed starvation rations'

Grass cutting savings to go into social care

Reduced funding for grass cutting by East Sussex County Council is set to be spent on adult social care services instead.

Staff at the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust celebrate their 'Good' rating by the Care Quality Commission (photo submitted).

NHS mental health trust earns ‘good’ rating

NHS staff who provide mental health services for Sussex residents are celebrating being awarded a ‘good’ rating from health regulators this week.

Katy Bourne

Katy Bourne’s council tax increase plan agreed

A council tax increase of 7.8 per cent proposed by Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has been backed by a scrutiny group today (Friday January 19).

Southeastern trains

Satisfaction with Southeastern trains improves

Customer satisfaction with Southeastern train services has improved in the last year, but its score remains the second worst nationally.

Southern remain bottom for customer satisfaction in an annual rail survey run by Which?

Southern remains bottom for customer satisfaction

Customer satisfaction with Southern services is the lowest nationally for the third straight year, according to results from a new survey.

Southern train

Southern strike action cost taxpayer £22m in lost revenue

The £22million cost of Southern strike action to the taxpayer in lost revenue has been blamed on the ‘crazy nature’ of the rail operator’s contract put together by the Government.

Charges could be introduced at Household Waste Recycling Sites

Charges at rubbish tips could be introduced

Charges at rubbish tips could be introduced in East Sussex as the county council looks to make millions of pounds of savings.

SECAmb vehicle

Ambulance service ‘middle of the pack’ for new response standards

Sussex’s ambulance service is now in the ‘middle of the pack’ for response times nationally after new standards were introduced last year.

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