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Katy Bourne’s council tax increase plan agreed

A council tax increase of 7.8 per cent proposed by Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has been backed by a scrutiny group today (Friday January 19).

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Warren Morgan, the Labour leader of Brighton and Hove City Council SUS-170126-092210001

Warren Morgan: Seafront going from strength to strength

Regular readers of this column will know of my affection for our seafront and my belief that it is a key part of our economy and what makes Brighton and Hove the great place it is.

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Jo Ivens, CEO of Brighton and Hove Impetus SUS-161214-104604001

Jo Ivens: Highs hopes for loneliness minister

At Impetus, we welcome the appointment this week of Tracey Crouch as the new government loneliness minister.

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Edward Wilson, Conservative candidate for East Brighton (Photograph: Anna Felicia Photography)

Tory council candidate explains ‘Rivers of Blood’ blog post

A Conservative candidate said he does not agree with the views of Enoch Powell after a blog post he wrote on the controversial ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech was revealed.

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Peter Kyle, Hove MP

Peter Kyle: I am fighting for a better rail service

The rail service is still one of the most common problems that people contact me about, and I’ve worked more on this than any other single issue since the day I was first elected.

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Southern remain bottom for customer satisfaction in an annual rail survey run by Which?

Southern remains bottom for customer satisfaction

Customer satisfaction with Southern services is the lowest nationally for the third straight year, according to results from a new survey.

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Southern train

Southern strike action cost taxpayer £22m in lost revenue

The £22million cost of Southern strike action to the taxpayer in lost revenue has been blamed on the ‘crazy nature’ of the rail operator’s contract put together by the Government.

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SECAmb vehicle

Ambulance service ‘middle of the pack’ for new response standards

Sussex’s ambulance service is now in the ‘middle of the pack’ for response times nationally after new standards were introduced last year.

Health
Jonathan Ashworth, Labour's Shadow Health Secretary speaking about the failed Coperforma contract in the House of Commons (photo from Parliament.tv).

Calls for inquiry into patient transport payments ‘scandal’

A Parliamentary inquiry into payments to a failed private patient transport service provider in Sussex should be held, according to MPs and trade union officials.

Health
Tim Loughton, East Worthing and Shoreham MP, speaking in Westminster Hall on the need for families of the Shoreham Airshow crash victims to be able to access legal aid (photo from Parliament.tv).

Families of airshow crash victims ‘in a state of limbo’

Families of the Shoreham Airshow crash victims are in a ‘disgraceful’ state of limbo until the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decides if it will pursue criminal charges.

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Green MP Caroline Lucas

‘Passengers affected by railway works should get free travel’ says MP

A Brighton MP has called for passengers to be given free transport during periods of engineering works which are set to cause serious disruption on the Brighton Mainline.

Transport
Southern train

Southern ‘nightmare’ could have been avoided by Government

The ‘nightmare’ experienced by Southern train passengers over the last three years could have been avoided by the Government, according to a new report from a Parliamentary body.

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Katy Bourne

Council tax rise to help protect 480 Sussex Police posts

An increase in Sussex Police’s share of council tax would help protect 480 officer and staff posts, according to the county’s police and crime commissioner.

Crime
Heating costs could ‘soar’ under government’s new energy plans

Heating costs could ‘soar’ under government’s new energy plans

More than 21,000 oil heated households in Sussex could see their fuel bills soar if new government proposals go ahead, according to heating technician OFTEC (Oil and Renewable Heating Technologies).

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Cllr Tony Janio

Tony Janio: Let’s learn from our past political mistakes

In the weeks running up to Christmas I found myself knocking on doors across my ward of Hangleton and Knoll, discussing the Labour Administration’s rather chaotic reorganisation of school catchments areas.

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Southern train

Latest Southern strike action set to go ahead

Strike action set to affect Southern services is set to go ahead on Monday (January 8), trade union officials have confirmed.

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Cllr Julie Cattell

Julie Cattell: Developers held to account over affordable homes

As chair of planning committee, I’m extremely proud of the number of housing schemes that we have approved over the last two and a half years.

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Southern train

Train passengers hit with ticket price rises

Southern and Thameslink train passengers buying tickets this morning were hit by the biggest price increases in five years.

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Cllr Phelim Mac Cafferty

Phelim Mac Cafferty: Time to fix our broken housing market

Walking through our city, it has never been clearer that the housing ‘market’ has failed in this country.

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Warren Morgan, the Labour leader of Brighton and Hove City Council SUS-170126-092210001

Warren Morgan: The council’s year in review – part two

The summer kicked off in July with the launch of the Madeira Terraces crowdfunding campaign, and the successful sale of Kings House.

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