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Emsworth seeking a NatWest rethink

The people of Emsworth want NatWest to think again after the closure of the town’s last bank was announced.

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Outcry over changes to town centre sculpture

Controversy has erupted - again - over a major piece of public art on display in Horsham town centre.

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The new �31 million scheme will protect almost 2,500 homes and businesses

New flood defence scheme will protect 2,500 homes and businesses

Shoreham-by-Sea’s £31 million tidal walls flood scheme will protect almost 2,500 homes and businesses, Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom announced today on her visit to the site.

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Horror turns to delight over village’s ‘millennium’ trees

Dismay has turned to delight over a group of ‘millennium’ trees which were ripped out to make way for a new car park at a local garage.

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Bill and Louise Jones, right, plant a tree in memory of son Tom, with, from left, Toms grandfather Laurie Vinten, family friend Will Prior and their daughter Kitty Jones

Orchard planting adds seven trees to new site

More trees have been planted at the new community orchard for Emsworth and Westbourne.

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Tree warden Geoff King, left, and Portfield Primary Academy pupils Jessica Currie, Rose Webb and Cameron Webb with Chichester mayor Peter Budge

Jubilee diamond tree plaque unveiled

The formal plaque for The Tree Council’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration Project in Chichester has been unveiled.

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Polo patron wins fight for equestrian centre at Midhurst

Polo patron Nick Clarke and his daughter Hannah Hurvenes-Clarke, an international dressage competitor have won their long running battle with the South Downs National Park for an equestrian centre at Brackenwood on Telegraph Hill at Midhurst.

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Greenway and the final area of resurfacing still to be done

Anger over ‘U-turn’ on road resurfacing

County road chiefs have been accused of doing a U-turn over resurfacing a pothole-riddled street once dubbed ‘the worst in Horsham.’

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Fears of toxic pollution from waste incinerator

Concern is growing that toxic particles could be emitted over the countryside if plans go ahead to build a new £150 milllion incinerator on land north of Horsham.

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New plans for petrol station and M&S store

New proposals are being put forward to build a petrol station and M&S store on land off the A264 between Horsham and Crawley.

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‘Save our red telephone boxes’

A new campaign is being launched to save iconic red telephone boxes in towns and villages throughout Sussex.

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‘13,000 extra homes in Mid Sussex by 2032’

A population boom has hit Mid Sussex with an extra 15,000 people moving into the district over the past 10 years.

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New piece of public art goes on display in park

An impressive piece of public art representing the history and heritage of Worth Park has been unveiled in Crawley.

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Horse riders protest at plans for Markwells Wood PICTURE BY CHRISTOPHER ISON

Tighter ‘fracking’ controls by South Downs National Park are welcomed

News that the South Downs National Park Authority is set to tighten up its ‘fracking’ policies in its joint minerals plan, have been welcomed by the Friends of the Earth.

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No 'major issues' are expected, the flood information service has confirmed

COUNTY NEWS: Phew! Chance of a flood is ‘very low’

The chance of Sussex being flooded over the next five days is ‘very low’, according to the flood information service.

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TRAVEL NEWS: Flooding causes lane to close on M23 near Gatwick

A lane is reported to be closed on the M23 near Gatwick due to flooding.

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Tighter policies to cover ‘acid fracking’ in the South Downs National Park

Tighter policies to cover a new method of fracking have been called for by members of the South Downs National Park Authority in their emerging joint minerals local plan.

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The lorries at Crouchlands Farm used to transfer waste

Unauthorised use of Crouchland Farm was ‘extensive and prolonged’

Farm Fuel Ltd has had its licence to operate vehicles suspended for 14 days after traffic commissioner Nicholas Denton found it had been using Crouchland Farm at Plaistow as an ‘unauthorised operating centre’.

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International adventurer gets a taste of the South Downs National Park

International adventurer Ben Fogle has spent the day closer to home today (Tuesday, November 8) for World Responsible Tourism Day.

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Hands off our parks!

Hands off our parks and open spaces - that’s the message people in Horsham are sending out to developers.

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