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Homeless prevention service faces ‘devastating’ 50 per cent funding cut

A crisis support service for people and families in East Sussex who are homeless or at risk of homelessness is facing a proposed 50 per cent cut (£1.6 million) to its funding.

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The latest edition of 'Your County' magazine

Council’s ‘Your County’ magazine could cease publication

A free magazine published in-house by East Sussex County Council could stop later this year.

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Eastbourne Town Hall

Grieving family of Peacehaven man say he was ‘let down’ by mental health services

The family of a man who died after drinking 15 cans of energy drink a day say he was ‘let down’ by mental health services.

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Southover House, Lewes.

Gender pay gap at Lewes District Council revealed

Lewes District Council has revealed its gender pay gap today (Wednesday, April 4).

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MP Maria Caulfield and Beverley Berrill

MP demands end to speeding on country lanes after woman knocked off horse

MP for Lewes Maria Caulfield is demanding an end to speeding on country lanes after a Ditchling woman was knocked off her horse.

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A yellow mist descended over Birling Gap ;ast summer. Photo Eddie Mitchell

Eastbourne MP questions Minister over unresolved Birling Gap toxic haze incident

Eastbourne’s MP met with a Minister over the mysterious and unresolved case of the noxious haze that appeared at Birling Gap last summer.

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Laurence Taylor, assistant chief constable at Sussex Police, at last week's performance and accountability meeting

Sussex police officers trained to respond to nerve agent attack

Around 100 Sussex Police officers are specifically trained to respond to a chemical or biological incident.

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Save Polegate Library protest walk (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Date announced for closure of seven libraries

The county council has given a date for when the seven libraries will close.

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Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne

Revealed: Thousands of homes set for Sussex – but police won’t be claiming a penny to help them cope with growth

Thousands of homes could be built across Sussex without police claiming a penny of funds they are entitled to.

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Proposed layout of expansion at Polegate Yard off Summerhill Lane

Expansion of Hailsham recycling plant approved

Expansion plans for a recycling plant south of Hailsham have been approved by county councillors.

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The A27 between Polegate and Beddingham was described as 'pathetic'

Major road network plans will ‘basically lead nowhere’ Labour councillor warns

A Government consultation on creating a major road network will ‘basically lead nowhere at all’, a Labour East Sussex county councillor has warned.

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Lloyd Russell-Moyle, MP for Brighton, Kemptown

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP: Making homes fit for ‘human habitation’

My friend and fellow Labour MP Karen Buck currently has two Private Member’s Bills she is trying to get through Parliament.

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Southern train

Southern guards hold 40th day of strike action

The latest 24-hour strike by Southern staff began this morning, marking the 40th day of industrial action in the last two years (Monday March 12).

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High speed rail link proposals between Gatwick and Heathrow

High speed rail link between Gatwick and Heathrow proposed

A high speed rail link between airports at Gatwick and Heathrow has been proposed by a group of London-based engineering consultants.

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Save Polegate Library protest walk (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-171120-094239008

Cabinet votes to close seven libraries

The closure of seven libraries across East Sussex has been approved by the county council’s cabinet today (Tuesday March 6).

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Prime Minister Theresa May pictured last month. Today she delivered a speech on changes to national planning policy

New developments need to boost ‘affordable home ownership’

Housing for families on waiting lists could be sacrificed in new developments in favour of making home ownership more affordable as part of Government planning reforms.

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Houses of Parliament

Pay for MPs to rise by £1,300 a year

Pay for MPs is set to rise by 1.8 per cent from April - increasing their salaries by more than £1,300 a year.

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A petition to save Ringmer Library being handed over to East Sussex County Council's chairman at County Hall

Closure of seven libraries to go ahead

Plans to axe seven libraries across East Sussex are set to be confirmed next week.

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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

Closure of seven libraries to go ahead

Plans to axe seven libraries across East Sussex are set to be confirmed next week.

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Cradle Hill Community School, Seaford (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-160630-114103008

Road safety measures approved at Seaford school

Plans to improve safety around a Seaford primary school have been agreed by county councillors.

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