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Don’t miss out on life-saving test, East Sussex women warned

AROUND a third of women in East Sussex have missed a life-saving test aimed at reducing their risk of cervical cancer, new figures have shown.

In line with falling national trends, three in ten women across East Sussex did not attend their last smear test – which can identify abnormal cells and prevent 75 per cent of cervical cancers. Continue reading

Cabinet to consider details of £375 million budget

COUNCIL leaders will meet next week to discuss proposals for service changes and funding across East Sussex next year, in the context of uncertainty and a difficult financial outlook over the next three years.

The proposals, to be considered by Cabinet on Tuesday, January 22, include decisions about spending £375 million on vital services and proposals to make savings of £5.13 million to deliver a balanced budget in 2019/20 and also look ahead to 2020/21 and 2021/22. Continue reading

Urgent need for fair funding, council leaders tell Minister

Leaders from East Sussex have taken the case for fair funding right to the heart of Government.

Cllr Keith Glazier and Cllr David Elkin, leader and deputy leader of East Sussex County Council, met Liz Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury on Thursday (December 6), to explain the pressures the county and its people are under. Continue reading