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Council to lobby Government over rules affecting affordable housing delivery

Worthing councillors have urged the Government to look again at rules they say are frustrating efforts to boost the town’s chronic shortage of affordable housing.

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The Worthing Unified Open Bowls Tournament in action

Town’s bowls history ‘under threat’ over parking decision

Worthing could lose its last major bowls tournament if a deal offering free parking to competitors is withdrawn, one of its organisers has claimed.

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UKIP councillor refuses to resign over abusive remark to fellow councillor

A Lancing parish councillor said it would be a ‘very cold day in hell’ before she apologised or resigned after calling another councillor an abusive term.

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Former Worthing mayor David Chapman has died

Tributes paid to ‘kind-hearted’ former Worthing mayor

A former Worthing mayor who followed his father in becoming the town’s first citizen has died.

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Date set for gap in flood defences to be plugged at last

Long-awaited work to plug a gap in flood defences on Littlehampton’s east bank are expected to start this week.

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New Monks Farm. Supplied by Geoff Patmore

Adur Local Plan approved by councillors after key vote

Campaigners against controversial housing developments sung special carols in an unusual protest before a key vote tonight (Thursday, December 14).

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Worthing Magistrates Court

Ex-will writing firm owner convicted after Department for Work and Pensions investigation

A former will-writing firm owner avoided an immediate prison sentence after she was convicted of benefit fraud-related offences.

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Will-writing firm left behind £150k debt as it folded

A will-writing firm had a debt of more than £150,000 when it went into liquidation.

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Councillors met to discuss the licence review at Worthing Town Hall

Illegal cigarettes find leads to newsagent losing licence

Hundreds of illegal cigarettes were found at a Worthing newsagent which later sold age-restricted products to an underage boy.

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Pressure on council to solve ‘danger’ junction’s visibility

Residents and councillors are pushing for changes at a ‘danger spot’ junction to improve visibility when turning onto a busy road.

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Affordable homes cash offer impasse delays development

A developer held his head in his hands after concerns over his hotel conversion’s contribution to the town’s affordable housing shortage saw a decision on his plans delayed for a second time.

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Greenfield site to become housing as plans approved

A development of 240 homes on greenfield land has been approved unanimously.

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Aerial shot of Worthing seafront, taken by Eddie Mitchell

‘Time for pessimism over’ as town seeks ambitious vision

The time for pessimism is over – Worthing is on the investment map.

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The pink house, in Marine Parade

Council kicks powers to stop repeat of pink house saga ‘into long grass’

Measures to prevent seafront properties being painted without council permission after outcry when one home had a bright pink makeover have been kicked into the ‘long grass’.

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The meeting was held at the Shoreham Centre

‘Tax on Adur’s poorest’ resisted again – despite cost concern

A weekly council tax charge for some of Adur’s poorest residents will not be introduced, senior councillors decided on Tuesday.

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E-tailer scoops awards double after transforming from bedroom business to £10m company

A £10million turnover company which started nine years ago as a bedroom business selling cocktail shakers on Ebay before going international has scooped a business awards double.

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Ann Barlow

Is Worthing Theatres’ offer rival towns’ gain?

A former Worthing mayor said she would reluctantly visit rival towns to get her cultural fix because of an underwhelming theatres programme.

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Teville Gate car park to close this week

Teville Gate’s multi-storey car park will be closed from today as Worthing Borough Council prepares to demolish it.

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Club avoids losing licence as negotiations secure changes

A nightclub will not face closure after its owners reached an agreement with police following allegations of drunken violence linked to the venue.

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Temporary crossing planned as Aquarena demolition gets underway

Proposals have been put forward for a safer temporary crossing while Worthing’s former Aquarena swimming pool is redeveloped.

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