Drilling ‘about to start’ at Broadford Bridge near Billingshurst

Oil drilling work ‘will commence shortly’ at Broadford Bridge near Adversane, UK Oil and Gas have confirmed.

The Oving Lights will be closed once more houses are built at Shopwhyke Lakes

Shopwhyke Road to close next week

Motorists won’t be able to access Chichester using the Oving Lights from the east next week because Shopwhyke Road is being closed.

Independent business The Sweet Jar has been selling confectionary in Southgate for seven years

‘Bring back A-boards,’ say Chichester sweet shop owners

Sweet shop owners have spoken out about why they believe some independent businesses struggle to keep going in Chichester. 

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Riverside Brewery will be open for business as part of the first Adur Valley Beer Walk

Adur Valley Beer Walk launches

The first Adur Valley Beer Walk will be a trail of two breweries - taking in eight pubs en route.

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Brighton Railway Station

Increase in armed police and military support at key locations and events as terror threat level raised to ‘critical’

With the UK terror threat level being raised to ‘critical’, police are continuing to urge residents to be vigilant.

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The Bouleveard Florists team with original owner Pat Patterson (centre)

‘We’re like a family’ – florist staff mark 60 years in town

One of Crawley’s oldest town centre shops is celebrating 60 years of trading.

Lunaria with Lady Emma Barnard, High Sheriff of West Sussex

Girls with a head for business

Young Enterprise company Lunaria is now through to the regional final in the annual challenge.

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Creations Hair & Beauty has two women's salons and a men's barbers in Southgate

Chichester salon manager on the ‘squeeze’ on independent businesses

The manager of one of the city centre’s success stories says times are tough but businesses can still thrive if they know their market and get the support they need.

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The firefighters who washed cars for charity in Morrisons car park. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks170918-1

PICTURES: Firefighters’ charity car wash

Firefighters have turned their hoses on vehicles rather than flames to help two charities.



The hero volunteers who have transformed a home in just nine days got to see what their hard work will mean to the family who live there at the DIY SOS ‘Big Reveal’.

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Southern Fire Alarms staff took part in the 5k obstacle course at the Gauntlet Games

The heat was on for fire systems specialist

A team from Bognor-based company Southern Fire Alarms battled mud, torrential rain and gladiators in the name of charity.

Is your car on the recall list?

DVSA issue vehicle recall warning – is yours on the list?

The DVSA have issued a list of vehicles that are currently wanted for recall for safety reasons as part of the DVSA safety recall scheme.

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Mark Bennett, CEO of Bennett Christmas Insurance Brokers.

Trained staff the first defence against cyber attack says Sussex consultant

The NHS ransomware attack should be seen as a wake-up call for businesses to train staff in basic cyber security, irrespective of their sector or size, a Sussex insurance consultant has said.

Mothercare has confirmed its Chichester store will close on Wednesday, May 31

Mothercare and Argos set to close Chichester stores

A host of chains are making the move away from Chichester’s high street.

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COUNTY NEWS: Southern’s warning ahead of Seagulls’ parade

Rail operator Southern has warned that although it is putting on extra carriages for Sunday’s promotion parade, passengers should expect a ‘long wait’ at stations.

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COUNTY NEWS: Sussex rail services back on track after signal fault

Southern services are running as normal after a signalling fault disrupted all routes from Brighton this afternoon (May 10).

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COUNTY NEWS: Major disruption to Sussex rail services

Southern Rail said a ‘major fault’ with signalling systems is causing ‘major disruption’ on services across Sussex this afternoon (May 10).

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Karen Noble is looking forward to her 60th birthday in October with new-found vigour

Grandparent is feeling ‘on fire’ after weight loss

Karen Noble has gone from feeling burnt out to being on fire.

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The official opening of the new community room

Community room for the bereaved opens

Mayor Pat Dillon has officially opened a new community room at Bognor Regis Funeralcare.

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Children’s nightlights recalled over safety fears

Children’s nightlights recalled over safety fears

A range of nightlights have been recalled over fears that the products could overheat and pose a safety issue.

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