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MPs welcome Sussex Police’s ‘enormous recruitment drive’

MPs Huw Merriman and Amber Rudd have welcomed as ‘good news’ Sussex Police’s announcement to recruit 200 more police officers – a move described as an ‘enormous recruitment drive’ by the force’s chief constable.

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The latest edition of 'Your County' magazine

Council’s ‘Your County’ magazine could cease publication

A free magazine published in-house by East Sussex County Council could stop later this year.

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Ed Miliband in 2015. Picture: June Essex

Ed Miliband gives support to Observer’s homeless campaign

The former leader of the Labour Party provided support to our Hope for the Homeless campaign in this week’s episode of his podcast.

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Laurence Taylor, assistant chief constable at Sussex Police, at last week's performance and accountability meeting

Sussex police officers trained to respond to nerve agent attack

Around 100 Sussex Police officers are specifically trained to respond to a chemical or biological incident.

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Amber Rudd MP and Huw Merriman MP took a team of local delegates to meet Roads Minister Jesse Norman, to discuss improvements to the A21. SUS-180319-154225001

MPs and local delegates make the case for A21 improvement

Huw Merriman and Amber Rudd took a delegation of 16 local representatives and stakeholders to Parliament to meet Roads Minister Jesse Norman MP last week.

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The A27 between Polegate and Beddingham was described as 'pathetic'

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.

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Southern guards hold 40th day of strike action

The latest 24-hour strike by Southern staff began this morning, marking the 40th day of industrial action in the last two years (Monday March 12).

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Blackfriars site. Picture: Google Earth

Government funding to ‘kickstart’ Blackfriars development

A Government investment of more than £3 million could help ‘kickstart’ a housing development at the Blackfriars site, in Battle.

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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).

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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.

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Peter Chowney SUS-180130-121305001

Council leader to stand as candidate for Hastings and Rye in next General Election

A borough council leader has been selected to stand as the Labour party’s candidate for the Hastings and Rye constituency in the next General Election.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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