Immediate pay rise for Lewes Prison officers up to £5,000

Offices working at Lewes Prison are set to receive immediate pay rises of up to £5,000 a year in a Government bid to solve national recruitment and retention problems.

JPCT 210214 The South Downs. Photo by Derek Martin

Sussex’s devolution bid ‘paused’

A bid to devolve powers from central Government to local authorities in Sussex has been ‘paused’.

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Sustainabiltity and Transformation Plans are set to be implemented across the country

Major NHS shake-up facing £100m plus shortfall

A major shake-up of health services across East Sussex is planned -but NHS organisations face more than a £100m funding shortfall.

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BREAKING NEWS: Train drivers reject Southern deal

Southern train drivers have rejected a deal from rail bosses to end a dispute over driver-only operation.

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Fresh strike planned by Southern staff

Southern staff are set to strike over the introduction of driver-only operation next week.

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BREAKING NEWS: Talks between Southern and RMT union end ‘prematurely’

Talks between union leaders and Southern bosses to solve a long-running dispute over driver-only operated trains have ended ‘prematurely’.

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East Sussex Fire Authority approves council tax rise

An increase in council tax paid to East Sussex Fire Authority has been approved today (Tuesday February 14).

Councillor Paul Soane has stepped down

Hailsham councillor steps down prompting by-election

A by-election will be held in the town after a Hailsham councillor recently stepped down.

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‘Southern Fail Awards’ winners to be announced

The winners of the ‘Southern Fail Awards’ are set to be announced on the same night as the National Rail Industry Awards.

Traffic along the A27 at Lancing. Picture Eddie Mitchell

A27 schemes ‘put at risk by £800m Government roads deficit’

An ‘£800m black hole’ in the Government’s road-building programme could put the A27 improvement schemes at risk for Chichester, Arundel, Worthing and Lewes, it is claimed.

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Valentine’s Day talks for Southern and rail union

Fresh talks between Southern bosses and rail union RMT are set to begin next week on Valentine’s Day.

A seagull stole Oliver Colvile MP's friends chips, reportedly sparking the debate in Parliament

Calls for seagull-proof buildings in MPs’ debate

MPs discussed seagulls stealing people’s chips and how to tackle the ‘flying rats’ problem in Parliament yesterday (Tuesday, February 7) – with suggestions for gull-proof buildings and ‘contraception’.

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‘Zombie apocalypse’ allows Southern trains to run without two staff

A ‘zombie apocalypse’ would be one of the only times a Southern train would run without a second guaranteed member of staff on board, according to one rail union.

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What does housing white paper mean for Sussex?

Campaigners have warned that the Government’s white paper to ‘fix the housing market’ could jeopardise Sussex’s unprotected countryside.

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Southern train drivers’ deal a ‘shocking and historical betrayal’

A deal between train drivers’ and Southern bosses over the introduction of driver-only operated services has been branded a ‘shocking betrayal’ by one rail union.

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‘Groundhog Day budget’ with £17m cuts approved

The Tory-led county council’s financial plans containing £17m of cuts have been criticised as a ‘Groundhog Day budget’ by Labour councillors.

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Southern wants fresh talks ‘without threat of further strikes hanging over them’

Southern has called for fresh talks with the RMT union ‘without the threat of further industrial action hanging over them’.

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Southern ‘willing’ to return to talks with RMT union

Southern is ‘willing’ to resume talks with the RMT union after it reached an agreement with train drivers’ union ASLEF.

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VIDEO: Train drivers’ union and Southern reach agreement

A deal between train drivers’ union ASLEF and Southern over the introduction of driver-only operation has been struck.

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The majority of UK voters backed the leave campaign in last June's referendum

Majority of Sussex MPs back Article 50 Brexit bill

The majority of Sussex MPs backed the Government’s Article 50 Brexit bill last night (Wednesday February 1).

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