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County News: Sussex MP’s hour-long morning bath routine sparks national headlines

Rub a dub dub, three men in a tub, and who do you think they be? The butcher, the baker the candlestick maker – but not for as long as our MP.

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Lloyd Russell-Moyle, MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven

Boundary shake-up could see Seaford join Brighton seat

Revised proposals to redraw constituency boundaries have been revealed, which would see part of Newhaven and Seaford moved into the Brighton Kemptown seat.

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Maria Caulfield speaking in Parliament

MPs call for new medical centre to be separate from 1,100 strong housing development

Local MPs are calling for a new medical centre to be separate from plans to build 1,100 houses in the area.

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Mid Sussex MP Sir Nicholas Soames, rail minister Paul Maynard, and Hove MP Peter Kyle

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex MPs urge Transport Secretary to invest in rail network

Two Sussex MPs, who head up a cross-party group on Southern Rail, have written to the Transport Secretary to ask for more funding in the south east.

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A Southern Rail train

Second Southern rail strike of week underway

A second rail strike affecting Southern train services this week began this morning (Thursday October 5).

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Ambulance trust to remain in special measures

Sussex’s ambulance trust is set to remain in special measures after the latest inspection by health regulators.

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Residents and those who work in East Sussex are being urged to sign a petition calling on the Government to rethink the resources it needs for vital public services

Residents urged to ‘Stand Up For East Sussex’ to save public services

People in East Sussex are being urged to stand up for their county by calling on the Government to give them a ‘fairer deal’.

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Southern train

Latest strike affecting Southern trains today

The latest 24-hour strike affecting Southern train services started this morning (Tuesday October 3).

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Southern train

Southern plans normal service on most routes during strikes

Southern is planning to run a normal service on most routes during next week’s rail strikes.

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Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed the news. Photo by Chris Pascoe

MP welcomes £75 million A27 improvement announcement

The Lewes and Polegate MP and chair of the A27 Reference Group has welcomed Highways England’s announcement of its intentions for improvements to the A27.

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Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Thousands gather to see Jeremy Corbyn at Sussex rally

Thousands of people gathered to see Jeremy Corbyn at a rally in Sussex last night.

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Pay award for police officers ‘insulting’

Pay award for police officers ‘insulting’

A pay award for police officers has been branded ‘insulting’ by the chair of Sussex Police Federation.

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A Southern Rail train

Southern close to deal with train drivers

Southern is close to agreeing a final deal with its train drivers in a dispute over pay and working arrangements.

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Seven libraries across East Sussex could be closed by the county council

Tories deny ‘railroading through’ library closures

No decisions on potential library closures in East Sussex have been taken and are not being ‘railroaded through’, according to Tory councillors.

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The number of complaints received by water companies in England and Wales has been revealed this week

Sussex water firm tops complaints list for fifth year in a row

A Sussex-based water company has topped the list of complaints across the industry for the fifth straight year.

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A Southern Rail train

More Southern rail strikes called

Another two days of Southern rail strikes have been called in a dispute over driver-only trains.

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Councillor Alan Shuttleworth with residents campaigning against the closure of Langney Library in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170914-103233008

LIVE: Consultation on proposed library closures approved

The potential closure of seven libraries across East Sussex were discussed by the county council’s cabinet earlier today (Tuesday September 19).

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Keith Glazier, leader of the county council

Council leader’s £9,000 allowance rise to be discussed on same day as library closures debate

A possible £9,000 a year rise in the leader of the county council’s special responsibility allowance is to be discussed straight after proposed library closures next week.

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Seven libraries could close in East Sussex

Lib Dems launch petition to stop library closures

A petition has been launched to stop library closures in Ringmer and Polegate proposed by the county council.

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Maria Caulfield MP, pictured in the House of Commons

Lewes MP ‘disappointed’ by proposed library closures

Lewes’ MP has expressed ‘disappointment’ at proposals to close libraries in Ringmer and Polegate by the county council.

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