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More than 100 residents discuss future of the A27

More than 100 residents gathered at a meeting to discuss plans to dual the A27.

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Charles Horton, Chief Executive Officer, Govia Thameslink Railway, speaking at the House of Commons Transport Select Committtee in 2016 (from parliament.tv). SUS-160507-111900001

Southern and Thameslink boss resigns

The boss running Southern and Thameslink services has resigned, it was announced today.

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Alan Thomas and many other musicians at Eastbourne Bandstand protesting about the cuts to East Sussex Music Service (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Have your say on proposals to cut East Sussex Music Service

A public consultation on proposals to cut the county’s music service has been launched.

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Maria Caulfield, Lewes MP, with colleagues meeting Transport Secretary Chris Grayling

Lewes MP: Strip Southern of franchise now after timetable ‘farce’

Lewes’ MP has repeated calls for the Government to strip the operator of Southern trains of its franchise following problems with the introduction of a new timetable.

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Advice on helping disabled train passengers ‘could’ve been better expressed’

Advice to train staff on how to help disabled passengers ‘could have been better expressed’, rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway has admitted.

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Rail industry bosses apologise for disruption since timetable changes

Rail industry bosses have apologised for disruption and cancellations experienced by passengers since new timetables were rolled out last week.

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Thameslink compares its own performance to Poundland cooking chocolate

Poundland has poked fun at Thameslink train services after the rail operator compared its recent performance to the retailer’s cooking chocolate on social media.

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Save Polegate Library protest walk (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Five of seven closed libraries could reopen as community projects

Plans to reopen five recently-closed East Sussex libraries as community-run facilities have taken a step closer to fruition.

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Alfriston High Street looking southwards towards junction with Star Lane (photo from Google Maps Street View).

Traffic lights to be trialled in Alfriston

Traffic lights in the historic rural village of Alfriston are set to be trialled for four weeks starting in September.

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Thameslink apologises for reduced train timetable

The operator of Thameslink trains has apologised to passengers for disruption since a new timetable was introduced last week.

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Improvements to Uckfield High Street took place in 2016

Official 20mph speed limit for Uckfield High Street approved

A 20mph speed limit for Uckfield High Street has been officially given the green light by county councillors.

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MP is urged to listen to residents’ Brexit concerns in open letter

Residents have expressed their concerns over Brexit in an open letter to MP Maria Caulfield and this newspaper.

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Mayor heralds town’s new era

At her mayor-making ceremony last Thursday, new mayor LibDem Cllr Janet Baah paid tribute to the town.

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Network Rail engineers

Rail engineering works set for Bank Holiday weekend

Train passengers are being urged to check before they travel during the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend.

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COUNTY NEWS: BBC Question Time comes to Sussex tonight

BBC Question Time – the topical political debating programme – will be filmed in Sussex tonight (Thursday, May 24).

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Lib Dem councillor Sarah Osborne

Bid to change name of council chairman role to chair is unsuccessful

A bid to rename the title of chairman of East Sussex County Council to improve inclusion and gender equality has been unsuccessful.

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The time of every Southern service is changing this week

‘Meltdown Monday’ after train timetable changes the ‘final straw’

Problems experienced by passengers on the first two days of Southern and Thameslink’s new timetables should be the ‘final straw’ for the franchise, according to a Tory MP.

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The time of every Southern service is changing this week

Countdown to massive train timetable changes

Massive changes to Govia Thameslink Railway’s rail timetable will see almost 400 new trains running every day from next week.

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The time of every Southern service is changing this week

Lewes ‘losing out’ under new rail timetable

Lewes railway stations will ‘lose out’ when Southern introduces a new train timetable next week, according to the Lib Dems.

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Passengers faced delays this afternoon

Do train fares need simplifying?

A simpler and more flexible train ticket system could be delivered as part of proposals for ‘root and branch reform’ of countrywide rail fare regulations.

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