‘Remarkable’ weevils save historic waterway on Wey and Arun canal

Tiny beetles have saved a historic waterway from being choked by an outbreak of invasive weed, the Wey and Arun Canal Trust have announced.

Campaign lesders Mel Bilham and Linda Bateson

Campaigners get ready for debate over South Pond

Protesters calling for a public debate on the controversial restoration work carried out at Midhurst’s South Pond are holding a campaign meeting next Thursday, (October 27) to plan their next moves.

West Sussex MPs Nick Herbert, Sir Nicholas Soames, Tim Loughton, Jeremy Quin, Sir Peter Bottomley and  Henry Smith with Schools Minister Nick Gibb

MPs appeal to schools minister for fairer funding

West Sussex MPs have met with the Minister for Schools to ask for extra money for the county’s cash-strapped schools.

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‘We have no intention of fracking’ at Broadford Bridge says UKOG

‘We have no intention of fracking’ at Broadford Bridge says UKOG

The drilling company behind the Broadford Bridge site has ruled out the possibility of fracking at Billingshurst.

The newly-refurbished scratter, in use for the first time. Picture: L. Trownson

Slindon Apple Day a shining success

It was a fun-filled day in Slindon on Saturday for the eagerly-anticipated Apple Day, an annual festival of fruit, juice, orchards, crumbles and more.

Keep Billingshurst Frack Free at the site at Broadford Bridge (photo submitted). SUS-150316-155927001

New ‘fracking’ concerns for campaigners at Broadford Bridge

Anti fracking campaigners are keeping a close eye on the Broadford Bridge drilling site at Billingshurst following the government’s landmark ruling for the oil and gas industry that horizontal fracking can go ahead on a Cuadrilla site in Lancashire.

News 1

New council-built homes to go on sale from £280,000

Nineteen new homes being built by a council on a former school site in Horley are expected to be finished by early next year.

DM16147043a.jpg. Cuckfield play meadow under threat of development. Flis Irving, left, and Janet Beales. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160710-140545008

‘We won’t give up’ say villagers fighting to stop council building on children’s play area

Villagers who have waged a years-long battle to save a children’s play meadow from development vowed today: We won’t give up.

News 3
Protests grow over ‘mega dairy farm’ at Crouchlands

Protests grow over ‘mega dairy farm’ at Crouchlands

Crouchland Farm at Plaistow has defended controversial plans for a ‘mega’ dairy unit.

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Site of the planned airport parking centre off the A23 at Lowfield Heath SUS-160410-141101001

Proposed new 3,000 airport car park is on land ‘safeguarded for second Gatwick runway’

Plans to provide a 3,000-space airport car park on a countryside site near Gatwick could be thwarted - because the land has been earmarked for building a second runway.

Ocean Standing, four, with donated apples. Picture:Liz Pearce LP1601003

Steyning Apple Day ‘unqualified success’

Steyning Community Orchard’s third apple day was ‘an unqualified success’, say organisers.

Volunteers planting wild cowslip and primrose plants on Steyning Downland Scheme. Picture: Matthew Thomas

Wild flower day proves a success

Volunteers from Steyning Downland Scheme joined forces with volunteer rangers from the South Downs National Park to plant 1,500 wild cowslip and primrose plants.


£1,000 worth of vouchers up for grabs at opening of major new store

Europe’s largest sports retailer is hoping to gather together masses of local sports teams at the opening of its first Crawley store next week.

Crouchlands Farm SUS-150217-113114001

COUNTY NEWS: Dairy farm ordered to pay £8,000 for polluting Sussex river

A controversial energy farm has been prosecuted for spilling effluent into the River Kirk.

Worthing Road, Southwater

‘Traffic chaos will get worse because of new homes’

Building works are being blamed for causing traffic chaos in a village - and there are fears there is worse to come.

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Horsham - Piries Place. 29-02-16. Pic Steve Robards SR1607104 SUS-160229-150724001

Revealed: New cinema plans for former Waitrose site

A major multi-million-pound re-development scheme - including a new cinema - is being planned for Piries Place in Horsham.

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The extent of the damage to Johnny Boylan and Belinda Pickering's flood wall SUS-160914-172955001

COUNTY NEWS: Aerial footage shows river wall damage

Footage has been posted online showing the extent of the damage to a river wall in Sussex

New legislation is expected to come in next year

Call for action over danger road

A call for action has gone out over a danger road where there has been a string of accidents and near misses.

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Johnny Boylan and Belinda Pickering outside their house in River Road

COUNTY NEWS: Residents face ongoing threat of homes falling into river

Months after the collapse of a river wall, the man whose home is at risk of being overtaken by flood water has spoken about the ongoing stress and anxiety the situation is causing him.

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Work starts on the �3.2 million revamp of Queens Square, Crawley SUS-160920-114710001

Major £3 million revamp of town centre starts

Work has begun on the multi-million-pound transformation of Queens Square, Crawley, into a ‘high quality public space.’

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