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VIDEO: Number of people risking their lives trespassing in the South East hits five-year-high

Alarming new figures from Network Rail and British Transport Police reveal more people than ever are risking their lives on the rail network by trespassing on the tracks in the south east region.

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Wilko's mouthwash. Picture by Stephen Conway

Kids’ mouthwash recalled over contamination fears

A range of children’s mouthwash has been recalled due to potential contamination of the product.

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Chichester's A27 scheme was cancelled in March, while Arundel and Worthing and Lewes projects are still planned

Scrapped A27 scheme cost £3.3m

Nearly £3.3m of public money was spent on Chichester’s failed A27 Improvement Scheme, the Observer can reveal.

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Gideon Roseman and Esther Roseman at County Hall North in Horsham last December, where the inquest took place. Picture supplied by Tony Kershaw from South West News Service (SWNS)

COUNTY NEWS: Parents get settlement after baby’s tragic cot death

The parents of baby Grace Roseman who was found dead in her cot at her home in Sussex have been compensated.

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Brighton station

COUNTY NEWS: ‘Total chaos’ at railway station after marathon

One passenger described a Sussex railway station as ‘hell on earth’ last night (April 9), as sun-seekers and Brighton Marathon runners attempted to travel home.

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Gatwick passengers can catch a low-cost direct flight from September. Picture: Norwegian

Catch a low-cost flight at Gatwick to Seattle and Denver

Gatwick passengers will be able to catch a low-cost direct flight to Seattle and Denver from September, it has been revealed.

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Why your local boozer is important

Why your local boozer is important

It is community pubs month so we look at why it is important to support your local pub.

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Average commuter spends £48K in their career - just to get to work

Average commuter spends £48K in their career - just to get to work

The average British commuter will spend over £48,000 across their working lifetime - just to get to the office.

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Coping with redundancy

How to recover after being made redundant

There’s no dressing it up, redundancy is difficult to deal with. It’s a bitter blow to your self-esteem, your finances, and often your health.

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Museum Lab discovery day. Picture: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton and Hove

Events to mark English Tourism Week

English Tourism Week runs all this week so here we round up some of the events taking place.

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Arundel Castle did not make the list. Picture: Kate Shemilt

Celebrating our tourist attractions in Sussex

In a list of the top 241 sites across the country, published by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA), Sussex only had five attractions listed.

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Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost.

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33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

The average age when Britons living in rented accommodation think they’ll be able to afford their own house is 33.

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Mortgage problems

Over one million UK homeowners on wrong mortgage deal

Over 1.1 million UK homeowners are sitting on the wrong mortgage deal and wasting over £2,500 every year according to latest research.

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RMT to move Southern Rail strike date for more talks

A strike date for the RMT union is set to be moved to allow for more talks with Southern Rail on April 4.

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University of Brighton's Grand Parade campus

University staff to strike over ‘demotions and redundancies’

Staff at the University of Brighton - which has campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings - will walk out from 1pm next Friday (March 31).

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Waitrose scraps ‘free drink without purchase’ offer

Waitrose scraps ‘free drink without purchase’ offer

Shoppers who have enjoyed popping in to Waitrose on their way to work for a free cup of tea or coffee woke up to dark news this morning – they will now have to buy something before claiming a free beverage.

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You're hired! Former Lewes MP shakes hands with The Big Lemon chief executive Tom Druitt

You’re hired! Former MP takes the helm at bus company

He was once MP for Lewes, but now Norman Baker has been appointed as managing director of Brighton bus company The Big Lemon.

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What national insurance is – and where it goes

What national insurance is – and where it goes

A tax called national insurance has become the centre of a row within Britain’s ruling Conservative Party

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