In today’s County Times: Heads warn of funding ‘crisis’

County Times front page April 2 SUS-150204-101513001
County Times front page April 2 SUS-150204-101513001

Headteachers across the Horsham district have warned of an educational funding crisis unless West Sussex’s secondary schools are given their fair share of funding.

In today’s County Times a mum who was involved in a serious collision near Alfold has been fundraising for the air ambulance crew who helped save her life, the trial of a Catholic priest in Pease Pottage on abuse charges has concluded, two new shops in West Street are set to open, a police officer from Horsham has been jailed for selling stories to national newspapers, plans have been unveiled for 45 new flats at the site of a major office fire, and the council is set to purchase 17 flats to use as short-stay temporary accommodation for homeless families.

Horsham is preparing to welcome tens of thousands of visitors for the hugely popular Piazza Italia, a Horsham sweet shop is giving away a chocolate Easter egg weighing 6.5kg to raise money for charity, Barns Green residents have opposed further housebuilding in the village, and a young Horsham chef received an early birthday present by winning a prestigious competition.

In South Downs news Washington residents turned out in force on Monday to oppose any landfill plans for Rock Common Quarry, the timetable has been published for consultation on improvements to the A27, a Pulborough councillor has been announced as the county council’s new chairman, and the Lib Dems have announced their candidate for the Arundel and South Downs constituency.

Meanwhile in Horsham district sport there are football match reports from Horsham FC, Horsham YMCA, Loxwood, Broadbridge Heath, as well as news from rugby, athletics, boxing, basketball, table tennis, hockey, golf, and indoor bowls.

We also have pages of readers’ letters and news, politics, business, motors, jobs, and our WOW entertainments guide.