Education Secretary Michael Gove has criticised school standards in East Sussex and says more there need to be turned into academies. But East Sussex County Council says his comments are unfounded and have challenged him to meet them face-to-face. The local authority's statement is below.
East Sussex County Council say they are doing everything they can to ensure the minimum amount of disruption is caused in the county following the collapse of local bus company Countryliner.
Hundreds of school children will experience delays to their travel to school this morning after the company went into administration late yesterday afternoon.
Surrey and East County Councils say they want to join forces to save millions of pounds.
The two local authorities are finalising plans to work together to drive harder bargains with suppliers they both use.
They claim collective buying power will cut shared costs by millions of pounds each year.
The partnership will be considered by East Sussex's cabinet on 24th July. Peter Jones, the leader of East Sussex County Council, said it was a ground breaking partnership which would lead to better deals.