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Crackdown on Sussex drivers using mobile phones

A new campaign clamping down on drivers using mobile phones behind the wheel has been launched in Sussex.

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Southern strike action ‘solid and determined’

Strike action by Southern guards is ‘solid and absolutely determined’, according to union officials.

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Shadow chancellor John McDonnell leading the march

Defend the NHS march brings Brighton to a standstill

A colourful and noisy NHS march brought Brighton city centre to a halt.

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Katy Bourne at last year's election count with Michael Jones. The Labour runner up attempted to veto her plans for a council tax rise at a Sussex Police and Crime Panel meeting

Bid to veto Sussex PCC’s council tax rise fails

A bid to veto plans to increase Sussex Police’s share of council tax has failed.

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COUNTY NEWS: IKEA addresses rumours of Sussex move

IKEA has reconfirmed its interest in Sussex as a location for a potential new store.

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Strike by Southern guards still on

A strike by Southern guards is still scheduled for Monday as the RMT union has been ‘excluded’ from talks.

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Errors on housing benefit claim could cost council £250,000

Errors by a partnership administering housing benefits to Horsham district residents could cost the council almost a quarter of a million pounds.

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Horsham District Council set to increase council tax

Council tax bills are set to increase for Horsham district households from April.

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UPDATE: Council tax increase to help protect ‘vital services’

The average West Sussex household may have to fork out an extra £450 due to council tax increases planned by the county council over the next four years.

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County news: IKEA link to Sussex intensifies

Rumours of a first IKEA store in Sussex have intensified this week.

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Southern restoring full timetable after strike suspension

Southern is set to restore its full train service next week following the suspension of strike action by train drivers’ union ASLEF.

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Council tax rise could fund extra 100 Sussex Police staff

Increasing council tax could fund more than 100 extra officers and specialist staff for Sussex Police.

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Advice event on community-led planning in Sussex

Action in rural Sussex (AirS) and the East Sussex Rural Partnership are holding an event about housebuilding and infrastructure to help Sussex communities and businesses thrive.

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Southern passengers have faced almost constant delays since early 2016

UPDATE: Southern train drivers suspend strike action

Southern train drivers have suspended strike action after rail bosses agreed to fresh talks.

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The Government has faced calls to strip GTR of Southern services

Southern rock bottom in Which? customer satisfaction survey

Southern rail services have finished rock bottom in a customer satisfaction survey conducted by consumer champion Which?

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Southern passengers have faced almost constant delays since early 2016

Southern passengers to ‘mourn the death of their patience’

A three-day protest by Southern train passengers is set to ‘mourn the death of their patience’.

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Robert Worsley a farmer from Twineham, has been hailed a 'hero' for challenging Mayfield Market Towns at examination hearings last week (photo submitted).

‘Hero’ farmer ‘sinks unwanted new market town plans’

A ‘hero’ farmer from Twineham who turned down £275m for his land has been praised for sinking ‘unwanted’ and ‘ghastly’ plans for a new market town in Mid Sussex.

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Harwoods plans for land next to Brinsbury campus of Chichester College (photo from HDC's planning portal).

Car dealership submits plans at Brinsbury campus

A car dealership is set to buy land from Chichester College for a new showroom next to its Brinsbury campus.

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Developers are looknig to build 110 homes on the edge of Cowfold

Plans for 110 new Cowfold homes

Plans for 110 new Cowfold homes have been submitted to the council by developers.

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New rubbish tip charges ruled ‘illegal’ by Government says Tory

New charges to dispose of household DIY waste at West Sussex rubbish tips have been ruled ‘illegal’ by the Government, a Tory county councillor says.

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