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It has had a single police force since 1968 and its name is in common use in the media.
In 2007, Sussex Day was created to celebrate the county's rich culture and history.
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Based on the traditional emblem of Sussex, a blue shield with six gold martlets, the flag of Sussex was recognised by the Flag Institute in 2011. The South Saxons were a Germanic tribe that settled in the region from the North German Plain during the 5th and 6th centuries.
In 2013, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles formally recognised and acknowledged the continued existence of England's 39 historic counties, including Sussex. The earliest known usage of the term South Saxons (Latin: Australes Saxones) is in a royal charter of 689 which names them and their king, Noðhelm, although the term may well have been in use for some time before that.
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It is now firmly regarded that the county emblem originated and derived from the coat of arms of the 14th century Knight of the Shire, Sir John de Radynden.
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