In today’s County Times: Staff ‘very shaken’ by dawn robbery

County Times front page March 5 SUS-150503-103438001
County Times front page March 5 SUS-150503-103438001
  • Thieves steal £90,000 worth of wine in two incidents
  • Three in hospital after Nuthurst collision
  • South Downs councillors to step down after 20 years each

Staff were left ‘very shaken’ by a robbery of Roffey’s One Stop shop this week.

In today’s County Times thieves steal £90,000 worth of wine in two separate incidents, a former Horsham pupil has been awarded one of the highest honours for British service personnel, three people are in hospital after a collision near Nuthurst, more than a hundred people turned up to a demonstration against further housebuilding in Broadbridge Heath, Sussex Police have a new device to tackle drug-driving, and we bring you the county council’s decision on an energy plant near Plaistow.

Cyclists have called for an improvement to the link between Horsham and Crawley, a garden and produce fair raising money for a local hospice is moving to a new home this year, details of expansion plans for a Horsham secondary schools have been announced, a scheme to help volunteers combat litter has been launched, residents have expressed ‘disbelief’ at a scheme for 69 homes in the heart of Horsham, while a date for the completion of Southwater’s new ‘Dinosaur Island’ has been announced.

A thriller filmed in Horsham was screened at a VIP black-tie premiere at the Capitol theatre last week, a Sushi chef celebrated winning a business competition for young people in the Gatwick Diamond, and Hall & Woodhouse launched its Community Chest, which offers community organisations to bid for a slice of £50,000.

In South Downs news two independent councillors have announced they are standing down after 20 years, levels of policing have ‘let down’ the community according to residents, and we have a picture special on the celebration of World Book Day by schools in Amberley and Coldwaltham.

In Horsham district sport we have match reports from Broadbridge Heath, Horsham FC, Loxwood, Horsham YMCA, as well as news from rugby, gymnastics, basketball, and motorsport.

We also have readers’ letters and news, motors, politics, business and jobs.