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Council ‘in denial’ over completion of Burgess Hill school

The county council is ‘in denial’ over the need to complete a Burgess Hill special needs school, its governors have claimed.

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Chichester MP Andrew Tyrie has been fighting to keep the city's courts open since it was announced.ks170126-1 SUS-170603-202720008

Andrew Tyrie calls for MoJ explanation over Chichester court ‘closure’

Andrew Tyrie has said if Chichester’s crown court has closed it is a ‘breach of faith’ by the Ministry of Justice.

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The first A27 workshop started to nail down some first ideas after the initial gathering earlier this month (pictured)

Ideas flow at first A27 Community Workshop in Chichester

A holistic approach. A scheme devised by local people. Securing overseas expertise and eventually Government funding again.

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The aftermath of Wednesday's attack in Westminster (photo by SWNS.com)

Sussex remembers victims of terrorist attack in Westminster

Tributes to the victims of a terrorist attack in Westminster have been paid by communities and politicians across Sussex.

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Sussex MPs caught up in Westminster lockdown after ‘terrorist attack’

Sussex MPs have been caught up in a lockdown of Westminster following a suspected terrorist attack.

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Hassocks' MP Nick Herbert has criticised the decision to allow 97 new homes in the village

‘Fury and ‘dismay’ at Hassocks housing appeal decision

‘Infuriated’ Hassocks residents have criticised a Government decision to allow 97 homes on appeal.

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Plans for 58 new homes at the Holbrook Club, with a new access off Jackdaw Lane (photo from HDC's planning portal).

Plans for 58 North Horsham homes approved

Plans for 58 new homes have been approved safeguarding the future of Horsham Football Club and the Holbrook Club.

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Councillors consider Roffey’s beachfront apartments proposal

A developer whose seafront flats plans were dismissed by the Government last year following objections from hundreds of residents will learn the fate of their latest scheme on Wednesday (March 22).

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The Observer front page after Chris Grayling's shock announcement

Council pledges £100,000 on ‘bold’ community-led A27 scheme

A £100,000 pledge has been made by West Sussex County Council to fund the community drive to build a better A27.

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Southern season ticket holders paid £10m compensation

Southern season ticket holders have received a total of £10m in compensation after repeated delays to trains.

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L-R: Adur District Council leader Neil Parkin, West Sussex County Council leader Louise Goldsmith and Worthing Borough Council leader Dan Humphreys at the signing of the growth deal SUS-170321-113933001

Growth deal to help deliver ‘thousands of new jobs and homes’ in Adur and Worthing

A trio of councils have signed an agreement to work together to support the delivery of thousands of new jobs and homes in Worthing and Adur.

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Defend the NHS meeting in Burgess Hill (photo submitted).

Burgess Hill NHS meeting a ‘great success’

A ‘successful’ Burgess Hill public meeting heard about the challenges facing the NHS last Tuesday.

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West Sussex pubs in line for welcome tax relief

The vast majority of pubs in West Sussex are in line for welcome tax relief following the Chancellor’s Spring Budget.

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DM1615958a.jpg Chichester Crown Court closure protest. Stephen Jackson. Photo by Derek Martin. SUS-161203-204952008

‘Significant concerns’ identified prior to Chichester court closure

The Government’s top civil servants identified ‘significant concerns’ about closing Chichester’s Crown Court before deciding to shut it anyway.

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County councillor Peter Catchpole and leader of WSCC Louise Goldsmith at the former Novartis site (photo submitted).

Major funding boost towards buying former Novartis site

A multi-million pound grant towards purchasing the former Novartis site in Horsham have been secured by the county council.

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A vigil was held to mark the closure of the magistrates' court last September

Government insists Chichester Crown Court ‘remains open’

The Government insists Chichester’s Crown Court remains open - despite no hearings being listed and the remaining staff today stripping the building out.

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The housing crisis event was hosted by Worthing Homes and Worthing Churches Homeless Projects SUS-170313-114504001

‘Work together to solve our housing crisis’, groups urge

Building upwards, modular homes and making interim use of vacant sites like Teville Gate were among industry figures’ ideas to solve the housing crisis at an event on Friday.

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Liberty Property Trust's latest plans for North of Horsham development SUS-160930-104412001

Revisions to North Horsham housing plans submitted

Revisions to plans for up to 2,750 new homes and a business park north of Horsham have been published.

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Southern agrees to talks if union suspends strike

Southern bosses have agreed to talks to end a dispute with staff if the RMT union calls off strike action planned for early April.

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Plans for 320 Haywards Heath homes ‘ripping up the countryside’

Plans for 320 new homes on the southern edge of Haywards Heath have been approved despite concerns developers are ‘ripping up the countryside’.

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