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The Argus: Councillor slams £140,000 roadworks on roundabout set to be axed

Kent Online: Bodies of suspected Iraqi migrants wash up in France

Get Surrey: Schools in Horsell ask parents to pay £20 a month to compensate for government cuts

Chichester Observer: ‘Secret Chichester’: New railway adverts aim to draw visitors to the city

Eastbourne Herald: ‘Lifeline’ bus service for villages on outskirts of Eastbourne appeal for volunteer drivers

Crawley and Horley Observer: Hundreds take part in biggest ever St Catherine's Hospice Sussex Landmarks Hike

Worthing Herald: Worthing road blocked after level crossing barriers become stuck

Mid Sussex Times: Design of new Burgess Hill library goes on display

Brighton & Hove News: Brighton and Hove to receive more NHS cash for mental health treatment

Hastings Observer: The Green Party will not field a candidate in Hastings and Rye

Brighton & Hove Independent: ‘Cyber flashing’ on city buses

Council approves children’s services changes

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Plans to pull out of 10 children’s centres and two nurseries have been approved by East Sussex County Council under changes to its early years’ service.

Councillor Sylvia Tidy, East Sussex County Council’s lead member for children and families, approved the revised Early Help Strategy following a public consultation.

Ten of the county’s 26 children’s centres face closure by April 2020 unless alternative providers can be found.

They include: High Weald, Seaford, Chailey, Ringmer, Battle, West St Leonards, Old Town (Eastbourne), Crowborough, Rye and Egerton Park.

At Ringmer Children’s Centre, parents expressed dismay at the news. Suzanne Harling told BBC South East: “It’s a crying shame, absolute crying shame.”

But Ms Tidy said: “It is just buildings that we are closing, we are not cutting down the services."