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Fresh strikes planned in Southern Rail dispute

The RMT union has announced its members are to strike for 24 hours, in the latest industrial action in the year-long Southern dispute.

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UPDATE: Disruption due to ‘lightning damage’ cleared at Barnham

Disruption to rail services at Barnham has been cleared following reports of ‘lightning damage’ to signalling equipment, according to Southern Rail.

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UPDATE: Rail lines reopened after ‘trespass incident’

UPDATE: Rail lines reopened after ‘trespass incident’

Rail lines have reopened at Worthing Railway Station after an earlier ‘trespass incident’, according to Southern.

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The approach to platforms 15-19 - before and after the work to extend ticket barriers

Network Rail says Sussex commuters ‘safe’ after fears raised over London Victoria

Network Rail this week said it would ‘never put passengers at risk’ following claims by a passengers’ group about dangerous conditions at London Victoria.

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The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

UPDATE: Driver who died in Birdham Road was from West Wittering

The elderly man who died in a collision in Birdham Road yesterday was from West Wittering, police have confirmed.

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Abandoned cars on Elms lane. Picture supplied by Phil Bell

‘Unprecedented number of visitors’ attend West Wittering over the weekend

Residents and visitors have spoken of the ‘total chaos’ surrounding West Wittering beach on Sunday (June 18) as more than 5,000 vehicles travelled down on the hottest day of the year so far.

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ABC protest (Photograph: Bradley Rees)

COUNTY NEWS: Commuter group to meet Department for Transport in court over Southern crisis

A Sussex-based commuter group has announced it will be attending a public court hearing on the Southern crisis next week.
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Stationary traffic on approach to the beach

Stationary traffic on approach to the beach

Stationary traffic has been reported on the B2145 southbound between B2166 and Chichester Road due to people heading to the beach.

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Heavy traffic has been reported around Black Lion Hill.

Heavy traffic on A259 after collision

Heavy traffic has been reported along the A259 near Angmering following a road traffic collision.

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Sussex travel: Delays reported on the M25

Sussex travel: Delays reported on the M25

Delays have been reported on the M25 anticlockwise after an earlier vehicle fire between junction eight and junction seven.

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Police cordons will continue to be in place until at least 8am

Motorcyclist suffers ‘slight injuries’ in collision with car

A motorcyclist has suffered ‘slight injuries’ after colliding with a car on the A259 west of Littlehampton, according to police.

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Slow traffic following fuel spillage

Slow traffic following fuel spillage

Slow traffic has been reported in Fishbourne following a fuel spillage.

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Police say a 63-year-old man was arrested. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Driver arrested after suspected Iraqi nationals found on lorry

A 63-year-old lorry driver has been arrested on suspicion of facilitating illegal immigration after 17 suspected Iraqi nationals were found in the back of a lorry in Sussex, according to Sussex Police.

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UPDATE: Woman airlifted to hospital after collision in Amberley

UPDATE: Woman airlifted to hospital after collision in Amberley

A woman has been taken to hospital via air ambulance with ‘life-changing’ injuries after a collision involving a lorry and a car in Amberley, according to police.

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Southern train

RMT calls for urgent talks in Southern Rail safety disputes

The RMT has called for urgent talks in Southern Rail safety disputes following ASLEF’s decision to put the overtime ban back in place.

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The Observer believes it is Time to Fill again

Highways looking at bringing forward A27 repairs

The damaged stretch of A27 west of Chichester is ‘not considered dangerous’ by Highways England – but it has promised to look at repairs earlier than the three-year time limit.

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West Sussex County Council has revoked BT's permit to begin the roadworks. Picture: Joan Foster

‘Traffic chaos’ set to continue after roadwork permit revoked

West Sussex County Council has revoked BT’s permit to begin roadworks in Hunston, according to a spokesman.

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The Observer is today relaunching its Time to Fill campaign to fix the A27 between Chichester and Havant

‘Dangerous’ A27 prompts Observer campaign

Urgent action is again needed to fix our crumbling A27.

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Potholes on the A27  between Chichester and Portsmouth back in 2015. Pic Steve Robards SR1514984  01-07-2015 SUS-150107-181407001

Up to three-year wait to fill A27 potholes

It could take as long as three years to resurface the stretch of A27 to the west of Chichester which has again become laden with potholes.

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