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COUNTY NEWS: Town has surprise visit from Jeremy Corbyn

A West Sussex town had a surprise visit from Jeremy Corbyn yesterday.

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Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Thousands gather to see Jeremy Corbyn at Sussex rally

Thousands of people gathered to see Jeremy Corbyn at a rally in Sussex last night.

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Sussex Police

Pay award for police officers ‘insulting’

A pay award for police officers has been branded ‘insulting’ by the chair of Sussex Police Federation.

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Ground breaking at the site of the new Broadbridge Heath Lesiure centre. Jonathan Chowen (cabinet member for Leisure and Culture) gives a thumps up
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Groundbreaking ceremony for new £12m leisure centre

Plans for a new £12m Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre celebrated a ‘fantastic milestone’ this week as full-scale building work is now underway.

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Louise Beaton

Record Arun housebuilding plans ‘destined to fail’, government told

Record housebuilding plans across Arun district are so high they are destined to fail, a government inspector has been told.

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New 500 home development allocated for Hassocks

A site north of Hassocks has been allocated for 500 new homes and a primary school.

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A Southern Rail train

Southern close to deal with train drivers

Southern is close to agreeing a final deal with its train drivers in a dispute over pay and working arrangements.

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Petitioners gathered in Tupper's Field

Villagers’ battle to save field from development lost

A field hundreds of villagers have fought to protect from development is set to be lost to housing.

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The Shopwhyke Lakes site where 585 homes are being built. The bottom left (brown field) is where the 100 other homes will go

Warning after 100 homes at Shopwhyke are approved on appeal

Hugely controversial Government approval for 100 homes south of Shopwhyke Road shows Chichester District Council has ‘no control’ over the delivery of homes, a councillor has said.

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The number of complaints received by water companies in England and Wales has been revealed this week

Sussex water firm tops complaints list for fifth year in a row

A Sussex-based water company has topped the list of complaints across the industry for the fifth straight year.

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Arun criticised for ‘megaphone diplomacy’ over 20,000 homes consultation

Community figures have rallied to attack a lack of council consultation over a 20,000-home blueprint for Arun district.

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A map of where the pipe would run. Southern Water

Chichester residents warned about disruption if 10km sewer pipe is approved

Southern Water has promised to minimise disruption when it hopes to build a 10km sewer pipeline across the north of Chichester.

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A Southern Rail train

More Southern rail strikes called

Another two days of Southern rail strikes have been called in a dispute over driver-only trains.

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Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have gone from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'.

Doctors to be quizzed by health scrutiny committee

Senior doctors from across West Sussex will be questioned on making services more effective by the county’s health scrutiny committee.

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Worthing bar stripped of its licence to sell alcohol after police highlight ‘breaches’

A Worthing bar visited by a woman who later suffered a fatal accident has been banned from selling alcohol.

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The Grafton car park, post-paintwork revamp. Picture by Eddie Mitchell

Grafton car park next on demolition list as council explores development options

Town hall bosses are preparing a government funding bid which could lead to the demolition of Worthing’s Grafton car park.

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NEW Thameslink 700 TRAIN ARRIVES AT BRIGHTON STATION SUS-160620-105904001

Last of old Thameslink trains withdrawn from service

The last of the old Thameslink trains have been withdrawn from service as the rollout of cutting-edge replacements nears completion.

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Worthing Town Hall

Councils’ senior director leaves after ‘absence’

One of Adur and Worthing councils’ most senior directors has left her role.

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Free Speech Charter signed by Tricia Youtan, Conservative, Itchingfield/Slinfold/Warnham HDC back in 2014 -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140904-110823001

Planning ‘rights’ of ‘minimal importance to anyone at all’

Planning ‘rights’ taken from Horsham district residents, councillors, and parish councils are of ‘minimal importance to anyone at all’, according to one Tory.

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Councillor Paul Yallop had criticised the shabby treatment of residents

‘Hazards’ housing block sells for more than £2m as council outbid

A social housing block whose tenants were evicted after ‘hazards’ were found within the property has sold for more than £2million at auction today (Thursday, September 14).

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