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Southern Rail and Gatwick Express fares to rise by average of 2.97%

The rise will take place on the 2nd Jan 2019.



Not the best news to start a new year with but Govia Thameslinks say that the rise is keeping below the rate of inflation and less than the national average.

Despite the rise Southern’s value advance fares have frozen for the 11th year running meaning passengers can still travel between Brighton and London for as little as £5.

The Gatwick Express single far to/from Victoria has also been frozen for the 6th year and remains at £19.90.

Southern is also allowing accompanied children to travel for a flat fare of £2 on many journeys – a price they say which is half of that offered in other parts of the country.


Teenager attacked by burglar with bat in Tilgate home

Police are investigating an aggravated burglary in the early hours of Thursday (March 21) at a property in Gresham Walk, Crawley.



Around 12.45am a man came into the property and attacked a 19-year-old man with a bat. He was treated at hospital for head and arm injuries.

The suspect, who fled the scene, is described as white with blonde hair and in his 20s.

Detective Inspector Colin Garman said:

“The victim has some serious, but not life threatening, injuries and remains in hospital. We are appealing to anyone who saw someone enter the property or was seen running away to contact us.”

Please contact police online quoting serial 55 of 21/03. Alternatively you can talk to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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