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Crawley ‘can no longer be county council’s whipping boy’

Crawley can ‘no longer continue to be the county council’s whipping boy’, according to Labour.

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West Sussex county councillors pledge to stand up against Child Sexual Exploitation

Renewed pledge to combat child sexual exploitation

A renewed pledge against child sexual exploitation (CSE) has been made by new and returning West Sussex county councillors.

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One of West Sussex's rubbish tips

Suspended rubbish tip charges ‘not illegal’

Charges at West Sussex rubbish tips suspended by the county council earlier this year were ‘not illegal’, according to one cabinet member.

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Jim O'Sullivan, Highways England CEO

A27 money ‘only available until September’ for ‘online option only’, says Highways CEO

Here are the full minutes of a meeting between Highways England, West Sussex County Council and Chichester District Council which were distributed at the end of last night’s A27 community workshop and caused such controversy.

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Southern passenger satisfaction remains worst nationally

Passenger satisfaction with Southern services has improved significantly but remains worst in the country, a national survey has found.

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Exclusive: Investigation reveals multiple cyber attacks on Sussex councils

Exclusive: Investigation reveals multiple cyber attacks on Sussex councils

A quartet of Sussex councils were targeted by multiple cyber attacks in the last three years, an investigation has revealed.

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Malcolm Belchamber arrives for sentencing at Hove Crown Court. Eddie MitchellSUS-170724-144607001

Four-time Littlehampton mayor jailed for fraud and forgery offences

A four-time Littlehampton mayor has been jailed after convictions for fraud and forgery left his ‘reputation in tatters’.

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Graham Horner, a Hassocks commuter has been raising awareness about the effect of proposed timetable changes on the village's train services (photo submitted).

Loss of trains to Clapham Junction would be ‘devastating’ for Hassocks

Losing direct trains to Clapham Junction during early mornings would be ‘devastating’ and ‘utterly unacceptable’ for Hassocks commuters.

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COMMENT: Solving Southern rail woes must be first priority

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has no hesitation in singing the praises of Nick Brown, Govia Thameslink Railway’s chief operating officer since the end of last year.

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‘Constructive’ talks held to end Southern rail dispute

‘Constructive’ talks between the Government’s Transport Secretary and union bosses to end the Southern rail dispute took place today (Thursday July 20).

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling pictured earlier this year

One-option A27 consultation to ‘open up a dialogue’ - minister

A one-option consultation on improvements to the A27 between Worthing and Lancing is about ‘opening up a dialogue’ according to the Government’s Transport Secretary.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling pictured earlier this year

‘Taking back Southern franchise won’t end dispute’

Stripping Southern services from Govia Thameslink Railway would not end the year-long dispute with rail unions, according to the Government’s Transport Secretary.

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Tim Loughton, MP for East Worthing and Shoreham

MPs brand Worthing to Lancing A27 improvement plans an ‘elaborate damp squib’

MPs have reacted furiously to Highways England plans to upgrade the A27 between Worthing and Lancing, branding the plans a ‘non-starter’’ and a ‘bad use of public funds for minimal effect’.

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Highways England plans to improve six A27 junctions. Map courtesy of Highways England. SUS-170718-164351001

Worthing to Lancing A27 consultation begins – with just one £69m option

Just one £69million option to cut congestion on the A27 between Worthing and Lancing is feasible – and highways bosses admit it will not have ‘significant’ long-term benefits.

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Diane Abbott

Abuse of women MPs is not just a scandal – it’s a threat to democracy

Following the intense election campaign of 2017, Labour shadow home secretary Diane Abbott spoke out about the racist and misogynistic abuse she received online.

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Katy Bourne

Katy Bourne will not take over West Sussex fire service

Sussex’s Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has decided to drop plans to take control of fire and rescue services in West Sussex.

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Fresh union walkout to coincide with Southern train drivers’ strike

A rail union has called further strike action to coincide with a walkout by Southern train drivers.

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Ambulance

Major changes to ambulance response standards welcomed by Sussex trust

Major changes to standards governing ambulance response times have been welcomed by the trust providing services to Sussex patients.

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Land east of Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell, earmarked for up to 400 homes. A planning inquiry began on Tuesday SUS-160211-081327001

BREAKING NEWS: Government approves controversial 400-home Fontwell plans

Controversial plans for 400 homes at Fontwell have been granted after a November public inquiry.

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Southern train

BREAKING NEWS: Southern train drivers’ call three strike days in pay dispute

Southern and Gatwick Express train drivers’ are set to hold three days of strikes in August as part of a dispute over pay.

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