Winds from Storm Doris to slow Southern trains

Heavy winds from Storm Doris mean speed restrictions will be in place across much of Sussex’s train network tomorrow (Thursday February 23).

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David Hide and members of Horsham Labour Party with deputy leader at Horsham District CouncilJonathan Chowen

‘Consult on move to fortnightly bin collections’

Residents should be fully consulted before fortnightly bin collections are introduced across the Horsham district, Labour members have urged.

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Jack and Jill windmills on the South Downs. Pic Steve Robards  SR1703468 SUS-170221-192319001

‘Dark day for Mid Sussex’ as housing target increased

Mid Sussex’s rural character is in ‘grave peril’ after a ‘dark day’ for the district saw an increase in housing targets for the area.

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Mid Sussex’s housing target increased to 1,026 homes a year

Mid Sussex’s housing target has been increased from 800 to 1,026 units a year by a planning inspector.

County council leader Louise Goldsmith, Burgess Hill Town Council's  Andrew Barrett-Miles and Mid Sussex District Council leader Garry Wall (photo submitted).

Growth deal for Burgess Hill signed to support new jobs and homes

A growth deal for Burgess Hill signed between the county and district councils to secure new jobs, housing and funds to rejuvenate the town.

JPCT 210214 The South Downs. Photo by Derek Martin

Sussex’s devolution bid ‘paused’

A bid to devolve powers from central Government to local authorities in Sussex has been ‘paused’.

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Young people have spent a life-changing week with West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service.The teenagers, who all attend Oak Grove College, in Worthing, successfully completed a FireBreak course, working side by side with professional firefighters. Also pictured WSFRS Lead Instructor Tony Hills with Lee Neale, Acting Executive Director for Communities & Public Protection and Chief Fire Officer.  Pic Steve Robards  SR1627154 SUS-160919-081012001

Retirement for acting fire chief

The acting chief firefighter for West Sussex has retired.

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Tories defeat Labour, Lib Dem and UKIP budget amendments

West Sussex Tories defeated Labour, Lib Dem, and UKIP amendments to next year’s county council budget yesterday (Friday February 17).

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BREAKING NEWS: Train drivers reject Southern deal

Southern train drivers have rejected a deal from rail bosses to end a dispute over driver-only operation.

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The Brighton and Hove Albion training ground, in Lancing SUS-160604-112020001

Quadruplet of major projects among best in the country

A quadruplet of major projects from across Adur, Arun, and Worthing are in the running to win a prestigious award.

The result of a planning inquiry into 400-home at Fontwell is expected shortly

Thousands of new homes will be a ‘disaster’ for Barnham and Eastergate

Arun District Council is ‘failing to learn from its mistakes’ and continues to ‘insufficiently engage’ with communities over where large scale housing should go. Arun District Council is ‘failing to learn from its mistakes’ and continues to ‘insufficiently engage’ with communities over where large scale housing should go.

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Brian Quinn and Michael Jones have called for charges at West Sussex rubbish tips to be scrapped

Calls to scrap ‘Tory tip tax’

A ‘Tory tip tax’ charging for the disposal of household DIY waste in West Sussex should be scrapped, Labour county councillors have said.

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The debate will be broadcast live on the Chichester Observer Facebook page from 2pm on Thursday

Observer to host Facebook Live debate on the A27

A live debate on the A27 will take place at the Chichester Observer office on Thursday – and people can watch it live.

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Fresh strike planned by Southern staff

Southern staff are set to strike over the introduction of driver-only operation next week.

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Artist's impression of Teville Gate, the first released by owners Mosaique SUS-161213-133442001

Consultation over plans for Teville Gate delayed...again

A promised February public consultation on plans for Worthing’s Teville Gate will not go ahead, it has been confirmed.

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Libraries across West Sussex are set to host events in March promoting health and wellbeing

Laughter workshops at West Sussex libraries

Health and wellbeing will be promoted at libraries across West Sussex in March.

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Tax rise and cuts on county council’s agenda

Plans to increase council tax bills and cuts are set to be debated by West Sussex county councillors later this week.

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BREAKING NEWS: Talks between Southern and RMT union end ‘prematurely’

Talks between union leaders and Southern bosses to solve a long-running dispute over driver-only operated trains have ended ‘prematurely’.

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Littlehampton's new leisure centre will have a pool with more lanes but it will not be a 50 metre facility

Door open to Olympic-size pool in Arun – but not in Littlehampton

Construction of thousands of new homes across Arun could put an Olympic-size swimming pool back on the agenda – despite such a facility being ruled out in Littlehampton.

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Mid Sussex District Council's chambers

Study to explore options for council chamber upgrades

Work to modernise Mid Sussex District Council’s main chamber could be undertaken in the next year.

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