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Plans could set countryside development ‘precedent’ – but set for green light

Councillors will decide on Thursday if a greenfield site which could ‘set a precedent for development into open countryside’ is suitable for up to 300 homes.

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The CPS has new guidance on prosecuting hate crime offences

Online hate crime to be treated as seriously as offline offences

Online hate crime is set to be treated as seriously as offences committed face-to-face, according to new guidance.

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Lloyd Russell-Moyle (centre), and Peter Kyle (left) are Sussex's two Labour MPs

Would Labour have seven Sussex MPs under new voting system?

Labour could have returned seven Sussex MPs to Parliament at the 2017 general election if a different voting system had been used, according to new research.

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Southern train

Fresh two Southern rail strikes called

Two days of rail strikes have been called by Southern staff over the introduction of driver-only operation.

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Southern train

Fresh hike in train fares will be a ‘kick in the teeth for passengers’

A fresh hike in train fares due in January has been described as a ‘kick in the teeth’ for passengers, according to one rail union.

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Jacqui Maconachie, right, with husband Dougal, has died

Tributes paid following death of Arun councillor Jacqui Maconachie

Aldwick councillor and ‘great public servant’ Jacqui Maconachie has died, Arun District Council has confirmed.

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DM16152900a.jpg. Angmering parish councillors angry over overriding of neighbourhood plan by Arun District Council. Charman Susan Francis and L to R  Roger Phelon, Bill Evans, Steven Mountain, John Oldfield and Mike Hill-Smith. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160811-133115008

Parish council’s High Court bid thrown out

A parish council’s High Court legal challenge against a controversial village housing project has been thrown out.

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Jeremy Corbyn: Message of hope resonated strongly with Sussex voters

An alternative to austerity and a message of hope are the reasons Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn believes are behind his party’s recent surge in votes across Sussex.

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Nick Herbert at the White House in July to talk about TB

MP warns of ‘catastrophic’ inaction on TB as he prepares to take fight to United Nations

MP Nick Herbert is calling for countries around the globe to back his efforts to rid the world of tuberculosis (TB).

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‘Boys club culture’ in parts of ambulance service

A ‘boys club culture’ exists in parts of Sussex’s ambulance service according to a consistent view within the organisation, a report has found.

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Beccy Cooper is Labour's first Worthing Borough councillor for more than 40 years

COUNTY NEWS: Council gets first Labour member in more than 40 years

Jeremy Corbyn has congratulated a Sussex mother on becoming the first Labour representative on her local council in more than 40 years.

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Amanda Jupp new cabinet member for adults and health

New cabinet member for health appointed at County Hall

A new cabinet member for health at the county council has been appointed, following the previous holder’s resignation for personal reasons.

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Southern train

Fresh talks called to solve Southern rail dispute

Southern bosses and rail union leaders are due to meet in the next week in an attempt to end a long-running dispute over driver-only trains.

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Michael Jones, Labour county councillor outside Crawley Fire Station

Fire service takeover threat ‘has not gone away’

A ‘takeover threat’ faced by West Sussex’s fire and rescue service ‘has not gone away’, according to opposition county councillors.

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Tory councillors receive £292k in responsibility allowances

Tory county councillors receive around £292,000 a year in special responsibility allowances.

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NEW Thameslink 700 TRAIN ARRIVES AT BRIGHTON STATION SUS-160620-105904001

Train timetable consultation ends today

A consultation into weekday train timetable changes in Sussex planned for 2018 is due to close today (Thursday July 27).

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West Sussex county councillors pledge to stand up against Child Sexual Exploitation

Renewed pledge to combat child sexual exploitation

A renewed pledge against child sexual exploitation (CSE) has been made by new and returning West Sussex county councillors.

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One of West Sussex's rubbish tips

Suspended rubbish tip charges ‘not illegal’

Charges at West Sussex rubbish tips suspended by the county council earlier this year were ‘not illegal’, according to one cabinet member.

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Southern passenger satisfaction remains worst nationally

Passenger satisfaction with Southern services has improved significantly but remains worst in the country, a national survey has found.

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Exclusive: Investigation reveals multiple cyber attacks on Sussex councils

Exclusive: Investigation reveals multiple cyber attacks on Sussex councils

A quartet of Sussex councils were targeted by multiple cyber attacks in the last three years, an investigation has revealed.

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