Community projects awarded county council funding

Men’s sheds projects, a community centre and a club for young people are just some of the West Sussex projects to benefit from £97,000 of funding in 2016/2017.

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Warning about button batteries in Christmas toys

Parents and others buying children’s Christmas toys in West Sussex are being urged to ensure any small ‘button’ batteries are securely fixed in place.

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Chichester to lose a quarter of its district councillors

The number of Chichester district councillors will almost certainly be slashed after a commission’s final recommendations were announced today.

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GV of Orchard Shopping Centre, Haywards Heath, Sussex.

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Council buys Orchards Shopping Centre for £23m

Haywards Heath’s major shopping centre has been bought for £23.2m.


Councillors welcome major Ropetackle housing plans

Councillors have supported plans for a major Shoreham development which will deliver 120 homes on a long-vacant site.

Hugh Coster

‘Bognor deserves a level playing field with rivals’

Bognor Regis has been ‘singled out’ in comparison to other towns in Arun over a lack of free town centre parking, it has been claimed.

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Gatwick Airport has busiest railway station in South East

Gatwick Airport has the busiest railway station in the South East region excluding London.

Residents gathered last year to oppose the Offington land sale

Open space key to future delivery of A27 footbridge

Land next to a congested junction should not be sold for housebuilding in case it is needed to enable construction of a footbridge over the A27.

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Angmering’s plan overruled again as care facility granted

Angmering’s plan overruled again as care facility granted

Plans for 53 care apartments on the edge of Angmering have been approved – despite residents’ complaints over the suitability of the site for development.

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Brooklands dredging to be debated tonight

Councillors will discuss options for clearing up Brooklands Lake tonight.

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Ambulance service facing ‘eye-watering’ £40m underfunding

‘Eye-watering’ underfunding of Sussex’s ambulance service by £40 million next year would put ‘patients’ lives at risk’, according to paramedics.

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Jonathan Brown, Southbourne's newly elected district councillor, with some fellow campaigners

Lib Dem councillor celebrates huge Southbourne by-election victory

Southbourne’s newly elected district councillor - Liberal Democrat Jonathan Brown - says he feels privileged to have been voted in by a huge majority.

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Southern Rail ‘becoming a national crisis’

The breakdown of the Southern train network is ‘becoming a national crisis’, one Sussex MP has warned.

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Swan Walk multiplex cinema plans could be approved today

A new multiplex cinema planned for Horsham could be approved today (Tuesday December 6).

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‘Grim warning of imminent service collapse’ across Southern rail network

Government ministers were asked what action they were taking to avert the ‘imminent service collapse’ across the Southern rail network by MPs.

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Chichester MP’s question ‘hopelessly long’

Chichester’s MP has been told off by the speaker of the House of Commons for asking a ‘hopelessly long’ question.


Lorry park approved despite ‘grave concerns’ over safety

Councillors approved plans for a lorry park despite calls from residents and a parish council to refuse permission on safety grounds.

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Parking charges could be ‘kiss of death’ for Roffey shops

Introducing new parking charges could be the ‘kiss of death’ for some of Roffey’s shops, one resident has warned.

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Kelly-Marie Blundell, who led the campaign

COUNTY NEWS: Petition calling for Southern to be sacked to be handed to 10 Downing Street

A petition with more than 3,000 signatures will be delivered to Number 10 tomorrow (Monday, December 5) by Sussex campaigners.

Crawley MP Henry Smith

Extra compensation for Southern train users welcomed by Crawley MP

Multi-million pound plans for Southern passengers to claim compensation for months of disruption have been welcomed by Crawley MP Henry Smith.

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