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EasyJet announces 1,000 new jobs - many at Gatwick

Gatwick will benefit from the announcement Credit: TV

EasyJet announce 1,000 new jobs to be created.

There will be 600 cabin crew based in the UK, with many at Gatwick. The others will be pilots and other staff.

The airline is offering loans of £100,000 for women to train as pilots. It comes as figures show just one in 20 flight crew are women.

It comes as the airline is launching its new European training centre at Gatwick.

'Sussex Trugs' to be protected by new laws

If you're a gardener, the chances are you'll know what a trug is. And now the handcrafted wooden baskets are to be protected under new laws.

They're made in Sussex. New EU regulations could mean that only those made there can be called 'Sussex Trugs'.

Wooden baskets made in Kent, or Essex, or even China - well .... trugs they are not!

But can the Sussex craftsmen themselves actually agree on how a trug should be made? Andy Dickenson reports.


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Dover eyesore demolition begins

It's been described as the biggest eyesore in Dover but work to remove it from the landscape is finally underway.

Burlington House is being demolished but not in the usual way. The thirteen storey office block in Townhall Street is full of asbestos so needs to be stripped from the inside out. David Johns has been to see how the process will happen.

He speaks to demolition contractor Eric Rosay and Kevin Charles from Dover District Council.

Restaurant 'risked lives of customers and staff'

The case was brought by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Credit: Hants Fire & Rescue

Risking the lives of customers and staff has cost a businessman £25,000.

As well as a £15,000 fine, the owner of Junness Indian Cuisine in Southampton was ordered to pay costs of £10,300 after pleading guilty to five charges relating to inadequate fire safety standards.

A visit to the property in High Street by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service on 21 August 2012 found: an inadequate fire alarm system; a fire exit not well protected; and inadequate emergency lighting.

Following the visit a prohibition notice was served, stopping people from living above the premises.

After evidence that people were still living there, with the problems not addressed, legal action was taken.


South Coast 'set to attract major investment'

New report predicts major investment Credit: ITV

Southampton and the South Coast is set to attract millions of pounds worth of investment as developers look outside of London - that's according to a new report out today.

Publishing consultancy JLL predicts that more investors will follow in the footsteps of London-based organisations such as Grosvenor, the company behind the Southampton's £80 million retail and leisure development.

Longer platforms, longer trains

Start of work to extend platform at Hever Stn Credit: Network Rail

The Tonbridge MP Tom Tugendhat has formally marked the start of a project that will extend twelve station platforms between Edenbridge and Uckfield. The project will allow the introduction of 10-coach trains that will reduce crowding on the Uckfield line and help to meet growing passenger demand. The new longer trains will increase capacity on the line during the morning peak by 50% from July 2016.

Network Rail will build the longer platforms and infrastructure, and Southern Railway will lease, refurbish and run the trains.

“I am pleased that the platform extensions on the Uckfield line are taking place and will be completed soon. This will mean that commuters and other rail users will be able to have a more comfortable journey as trains are able to take extra carriages. Work is now underway and this will be a huge benefit to the local community in providing a better train service. I look forward to the completion of the work early next year”.

– Tom Tugendhat MP

First pictures of the new Rolls-Royce Dawn

The Dawn is unveiled Credit: Richard Slee
The Rolls-Royce Dawn makes its debut Credit: Richard Slee

A brand new Rolls-Royce car - built in Sussex - was unveiled to the public today. The model, called Dawn, was revealed at the company's factory in Chichester this morning. The event is being followed by a flypast of Spitfire and Hurricane aircraft at nearby Goodwood.

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