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Errors on housing benefit claim could cost council £250,000

Errors by a partnership administering housing benefits to Horsham district residents could cost the council almost a quarter of a million pounds.

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Hassocks homes decision ‘called-in’ by ministers

Plans for 130 homes in Hassocks approved by councillors last year have been ‘called-in’ by Government ministers.

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Horsham District Council set to increase council tax

Council tax bills are set to increase for Horsham district households from April.

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Mid Sussex MP welcomes new support for children’s mental health

Plans to transform mental health support for children and young people have been welcomed by Mid Sussex’s MP Sir Nicholas Soames.

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UPDATE: Council tax increase to help protect ‘vital services’

The average West Sussex household may have to fork out an extra £450 due to council tax increases planned by the county council over the next four years.

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Southern restoring full timetable after strike suspension

Southern is set to restore its full train service next week following the suspension of strike action by train drivers’ union ASLEF.

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UPDATE: IKEA link fuelled as first look at homes plans looms

Latest plans for potential development of a Lancing floodplain will go on show later this month – with rumours linking IKEA to the village continuing to circulate.

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Council tax rise could fund extra 100 Sussex Police staff

Increasing council tax could fund more than 100 extra officers and specialist staff for Sussex Police.

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Advice event on community-led planning in Sussex

Action in rural Sussex (AirS) and the East Sussex Rural Partnership are holding an event about housebuilding and infrastructure to help Sussex communities and businesses thrive.

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Southern passengers have faced almost constant delays since early 2016

UPDATE: Southern train drivers suspend strike action

Southern train drivers have suspended strike action after rail bosses agreed to fresh talks.

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Tim Loughton, MP for East Worthing and Shoreham, in the House of Commmons arguing for the extension of civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples (photo from Parliament.tv).

Response to extending civil partnerships ‘woefully feeble’

The Government’s response to plans to extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples has been branded ‘woefully feeble’ by East Worthing and Shoreham’s MP.

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The Government has faced calls to strip GTR of Southern services

Southern rock bottom in Which? customer satisfaction survey

Southern rail services have finished rock bottom in a customer satisfaction survey conducted by consumer champion Which?

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Southern passengers have faced almost constant delays since early 2016

Southern passengers to ‘mourn the death of their patience’

A three-day protest by Southern train passengers is set to ‘mourn the death of their patience’.

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Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin

Defence minister: New contracts securing Crawley jobs

For the third time in a month, new MoD contracts are benefiting Crawley employer Thales with dozens more high-skilled local jobs and apprenticeships protected as Thales help build the technology our armed forces need to stay safe in the most dangerous parts of the world.

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Gill Brown said the council was tackling low wages

Council chief gets £117,000 – but rest of Arun poorest paid

Arun District Council has been challenged to boost average pay for workers – which ranks as the lowest in West Sussex.

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Council to rule on redevelopment of Bunce’s hardware store

The relocation of a popular hardware business has freed up its old site for dozens of new homes.

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Robert Worsley a farmer from Twineham, has been hailed a 'hero' for challenging Mayfield Market Towns at examination hearings last week (photo submitted).

‘Hero’ farmer ‘sinks unwanted new market town plans’

A ‘hero’ farmer from Twineham who turned down £275m for his land has been praised for sinking ‘unwanted’ and ‘ghastly’ plans for a new market town in Mid Sussex.

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Regeneration hope as care home proposal is approved

Redevelopment of a former care home could be a catalyst for the regeneration of Lancing, a developer has claimed.

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Harwoods plans for land next to Brinsbury campus of Chichester College (photo from HDC's planning portal).

Car dealership submits plans at Brinsbury campus

A car dealership is set to buy land from Chichester College for a new showroom next to its Brinsbury campus.

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