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Sussex remembers victims of terrorist attack in Westminster

Tributes to the victims of a terrorist attack in Westminster have been paid by communities and politicians across Sussex.

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Sussex MPs caught up in Westminster lockdown after ‘terrorist attack’

Sussex MPs have been caught up in a lockdown of Westminster following a suspected terrorist attack.

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Southern season ticket holders paid £10m compensation

Southern season ticket holders have received a total of £10m in compensation after repeated delays to trains.

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Abortion law change ‘would not protect women’, says MP

Lewes MP Maria Caulfield led opposition to a bill seeking to decriminalise abortion, saying it will ‘make women more vulnerable’.

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Southern agrees to talks if union suspends strike

Southern bosses have agreed to talks to end a dispute with staff if the RMT union calls off strike action planned for early April.

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BREAKING NEWS: Southern staff call fresh strike

Southern staff have called fresh strike action over the introduction of driver-only operation.

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COUNTY NEWS: Scotland dominates debate as Sussex hosts BBC’s Question Time

Sussex hosted BBC’s Question Time last night – but news north of the border dominated debate.

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‘No further action’ over Lewes election allegations, police say

Sussex Police have closed an investigation into allegations of election fraud in Lewes as there is ‘insufficient evidence’.

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UPDATE: Southern train drivers’ agreement ‘old deal in new envelope’

A fresh agreement between Southern train drivers and rail bosses has been described as the ‘old deal in a new envelope’.

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Extra £22m for county social care services in Budget is welcomed

An extra £22m has been provided for East Sussex’s social care services in the Chancellor’s Spring Budget.

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COUNTY NEWS: BBC Question Time to be filmed in Sussex tonight

BBC Question Time is coming to Sussex tonight – and the panel has now been revealed (Thursday, March 16).

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‘Overbearing’ Seaford waste transfer station plans refused

‘Overbearing’ plans for a waste transfer station in Seaford have been refused for the second time in just over a year.

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Call to fight Government on funding for East Sussex schools as ‘The Blob is at it again’

Almost half of East Sussex schools could see their funding cut by Government changes to the national formula.

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Brighton’s Tory MP says Budget is good news for young people

Kemptown’s Conservative MP welcomed his party’s Budget announcements earlier today (March 8).

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Southern aims to run most trains during RMT strike

Southern will be aiming to run most of its train services during next week’s rail strike.

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REPORT: ‘No case’ for Government to progress second Brighton Mainline

A study looking at a second Brighton Mainline has concluded there is currently ‘no case’ for the Government to take the scheme forward.

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VIDEO: Government backs AA to make driving while using mobile as unacceptable as drink-driving

The Department for Transport has backed the AA to make driving while using a mobile as socially unacceptable as drink-driving.

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Second Brighton Mainline report to be released ‘shortly’

A report into the feasibility of a second Brighton Mainline is due to be published ‘shortly’, according to ministers.

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Southern season ticket holders urged to claim compensation

Passengers who bought Southern season tickets are being urged to check if they are eligible for compensation.

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Rail bosses: Southern strikes ‘impotent and ineffective’

Strike action by Southern staff is ‘increasingly impotent and ineffective’, according to rail bosses.

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