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MPs voice their views on Rother Valley Railway plans

The MP for Hastings and Rye has spoken out against Rother Valley Railway’s plans for a level crossing on the A21.

Politics
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Discovery Centre campaign calls for public’s support

The campaign to develop the new Discovery Centre at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve reached a key phase this week as it officially launched to the public.

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Man suffers ‘life-changing’ injuries in Rye assault

Man suffers ‘life-changing’ injuries in Rye assault

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Rye which left a man with life-changing injuries.

Crime

VIDEO: Basking shark spotted off the coast of 1066 Country

A basking shark has been captured on camera in waters just off the coast of 1066 Country.

Environment

VIDEO: Observer welcomes an unusual visitor to its offices

The Observer welcomed an unusual visitor to its offices last week.

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Lantern walk to shine a light on raising cancer awareness

Residents of Hastings and Rother will be lighting up the streets on Friday, May 11 with a special night-time lantern trail to raise awareness of signs and symptoms of cancer.

Health
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Busy bank holiday weekend for firefighters

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service crews attended a number of call-outs over the bank holiday weekend.

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Huge sum raised at auction dinner

A charity that helps to raise funds to support the work of the East Sussex Association of Blind and Partially Sighted People (ESAB) is more than £7,000 better off following a successful gala dinner held at the PowderMills Hotel.

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The car after the collision. Photo by Sussex Police

VIDEO: Shocking dash cam footage shows drink-driving teacher’s journey through Sussex

The journey of a drink-driving teacher travelling through Sussex has been captured in shocking footage released by police.

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Charter recognises commitment to councillor training

A commitment to ensuring councillors are equipped to do their best for their local communities has received recognition.

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Students from East Sussex Music Service with famed piano teacher Dame Fanny Waterman (March 2014)

Axe looms for county’s music service

A petition is being launched to save the East Sussex Music Instrumental Service which faces closure as part of a cost cutting exercise.

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Sussex Coast College merger has been completed

The merger between Sussex Coast College Hastings and Sussex Downs College has now been completed.

Education
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East Sussex man wins EuroMillions

A mystery EuroMillions winner, known only as Mr A from East Sussex, has become a millionaire without ever touching a ticket.

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Alan Caffyn (copy photograph) by Jon Rigby

Tributes paid to motoring magnate and sporting hero

Alan Caffyn, former chairman of Caffyns Plc and Sussex County Cricket Club, died peacefully in hospital last week, surrounded by his wife and three children at the age of 84.

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Sussex Police HQ, Lewes

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex detective sacked for selling sexual services online

A Sussex police officer has been sacked after it was discovered he was prostituting himself online while on long-term sick leave.

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Body found on St Leonards beach identified as Northiam man

Police have named the man whose body was found on the beach at St Leonards.

Crime
UPDATE: Water supply returns to villages as burst pipe is fixed

UPDATE: Water supply returns to villages as burst pipe is fixed

Water has been returned to areas of Staplecross and Sedlescombe after a burst water main yesterday (Thursday, April 5).

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New service to support mums with mental health problems

Mums, babies and NHS staff gathered to celebrate the official launch of a service offering support to new mums across Sussex experiencing mental health problems.

Health
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Friends to fall from 10,000ft in aid of mental health charity

Three friends will be jumping from an aeroplane later this year to raise money for a mental health charity.

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Launch of Hastings Pier photo calendar competition

Hastings Pier is launching a photography competition to find 12 stunning photos to publish in a 2019 calendar.

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