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Southern takes train drivers’ strike action to Court of Appeal

Southern has appealed against a High Court decision allowing train drivers’ strikes to go ahead next week.

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Council tax bills are set to rise again in 2017

Council tax bills could rise by another £45

Average council tax bills paid by West Sussex households could rise by at least another £45 next year.

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Southern strikes are set to go ahead next week

High Court bid to stop Southern train drivers’ strike fails

A High Court bid to stop Southern train drivers from going on strike next week has failed.

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Community projects awarded county council funding

Community projects awarded county council funding

Men’s sheds projects, a community centre and a club for young people are just some of the West Sussex projects to benefit from £97,000 of funding in 2016/2017.

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Warning about button batteries in Christmas toys

Parents and others buying children’s Christmas toys in West Sussex are being urged to ensure any small ‘button’ batteries are securely fixed in place.

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Chichester to lose a quarter of its district councillors

The number of Chichester district councillors will almost certainly be slashed after a commission’s final recommendations were announced today.

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A train arrives at Gatwick Airport Railway Station

Gatwick Airport has busiest railway station in South East

Gatwick Airport has the busiest railway station in the South East region excluding London.

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Ambulance service facing ‘eye-watering’ £40m underfunding

‘Eye-watering’ underfunding of Sussex’s ambulance service by £40 million next year would put ‘patients’ lives at risk’, according to paramedics.

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Jonathan Brown, Southbourne's newly elected district councillor, with some fellow campaigners

Lib Dem councillor celebrates huge Southbourne by-election victory

Southbourne’s newly elected district councillor - Liberal Democrat Jonathan Brown - says he feels privileged to have been voted in by a huge majority.

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Lewes MP Maria Caulfield said the Government needed to do more to solve problems on the Southern network (photo from Parliament.tv). SUS-160512-163833001

Southern Rail ‘becoming a national crisis’

The breakdown of the Southern train network is ‘becoming a national crisis’, one Sussex MP has warned.

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Caroline Lucas, Brighton Pavilion MP, repeated her call for the Government to strip GTR of Southern train services  (photo from Parliament.tv). SUS-160512-163900001

‘Grim warning of imminent service collapse’ across Southern rail network

Government ministers were asked what action they were taking to avert the ‘imminent service collapse’ across the Southern rail network by MPs.

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Chichester MP Andrew Tyrie speaking in the House of Commons (photo from Parliament.tv). SUS-160512-151240001

Chichester MP’s question ‘hopelessly long’

Chichester’s MP has been told off by the speaker of the House of Commons for asking a ‘hopelessly long’ question.

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Kelly-Marie Blundell, who led the campaign

COUNTY NEWS: Petition calling for Southern to be sacked to be handed to 10 Downing Street

A petition with more than 3,000 signatures will be delivered to Number 10 tomorrow (Monday, December 5) by Sussex campaigners.

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Southern fares to rise by nearly two per cent

Southern fares to rise by nearly two per cent

Southern and Gatwick Express fares will rise by an average of nearly two per cent at the start of 2017.

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Steve Waight, pictured at Worthing's election count in 2013

New director for waste and energy post ‘not a waste of energy’

West Sussex County Council is currently looking to hire a director for waste and energy.

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Southern strikes are set to go ahead next week

Southern season ticket holders to receive free month’s travel

Tens of thousands of Southern rail users are to be repaid the equivalent of a month’s travel for the extraordinary disruption they have suffered, the Government announced today (Friday 2 December).

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Avoid buying illegally imported puppies pet owners warned

Pet owners in West Sussex are being warned to avoid buying illegally imported puppies by Trading Standards in the run up to Christmas.

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Sussex MP: Make £5 notes vegetarian

Sussex MP: Make £5 notes vegetarian

New plastic five pound notes should not be made using animal derived products, one Sussex MP has suggested.

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Lib Dem leader at the county council James Walsh

Cutting allowances to opposition council leaders a ‘slap in the face’

Slashing allowances paid to opposition leaders at County Hall is ‘a slap in the face’, according to the Liberal Democrats.

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Top jobs to go in management restructure at Chichester District Council

Top jobs to go in management restructure at Chichester District Council

A new management team structure at Chichester District Council (CDC) will see the top jobs trimmed from ten to seven posts.

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