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Final designs for new town hall and flats revealed

Plans to demolish Crawley Town Hall to make way for a replacement and 182 homes has been submitted.

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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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Mid Sussex District Council. Pic Steve Robards SR1521483 SUS-150809-224944001

Councillors’ allowances set to rise

Councillors’ allowances are set to rise costing an extra £13,000 per year.

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Labour candidate: Return A&E services to Crawley Hospital

Accident and emergency hospital services should be returned to Crawley, according to one of the Labour parliamentary candidates.

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South Downs Holiday Village closed in January 2017 and has been used as accommodation for agricultural workers (photo from Google View Street Maps).

Plans to house agricultural workers at holiday park agreed

Plans to use a Bracklesham holiday park for agricultural workers’ accommodation has been given temporary 12-month approval by councillors.

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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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Anne Marie Morris, MP for Newton Abbot, (photo from Parliament.uk)

Former Mid Sussex councillor has Conservative whip restored

A former Mid Sussex county councillor who was suspended by the Tory Party over a racist remark has been reinstated.

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The bridge into the Highwood development, which has now been closed to general traffic (photo by Francis Vernon).

Development’s cycle and pedestrian access a ‘dog’s breakfast’

A pedestrian and cycle link into a major Horsham development has been described as a ‘complete dog’s breakfast’, by the town’s cycle forum.

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This photograph of the first Thameslink train departing from Littlehampton to London Bridge, pictured at Goring-by-Sea, was sent in by John Vaughan. He said: "As and from Monday 11 December 2017 two important Littlehampton to London Bridge commuter trains (and evening return services) have been transferred to Thameslink operation from Southern, the first timetabled workings by that train opertaing company along the Coastway West lines. Photographed on a cold, wet and windy winter morning at 06.04 Class 700 No.700143 forming the very first such train, the 'driver only operated' 1H80, the 05.52 departure from Littlehampton, pauses at Goring by Sea station on its way to the Capital."

Thameslink trains arrive at more West Sussex stations

Thameslink trains are serving more West Sussex stations as a small number of services transferred from Southern earlier this week.

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Phil Bristow of Nsure

COLUMN: No great escape from flood claims

If the past few years are anything to go by, it is likely severe flooding will affect parts of the UK this winter.
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Passengers will hope Southern trains can start scoring a few more 9s and 10s

Strictly judge Bruno: ‘Southern rail has better timing than you’

A contestant on Strictly Come Dancing saw her timing compared to the punctuality of Southern train services during the weekend’s semi-final show.

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The faces of three Brighton councillors on the elfyourself Hanukkah video (Picture: SWNS)

COUNTY NEWS: Labour member apologises after suspension over alleged anti-Semitic video

A Labour Party campaigner has been suspended after posting an allegedly anti-Semitic video which showed three councillors doing a Hanukkah dance and wearing traditional Jewish clothes.
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Councillor Louise Murphy at the junction of Columbia Drive and West Tyne SUS-170412-100124001

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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New Monks Farm. Supplied by Geoff Patmore

D-day for Adur Local Plan: Key questions answered

Adur’s local plan is set for a crucial vote on Thursday.

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DM16122696a.jpg Kingsway Hotel, Worthing. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160606-173707008

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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Brian Donnelly, cabinet member for finance and assets, said the council had to be proactive as well as prudent

Rise in parking and green waste charges considered

Charges for town centre car parks and the collection of green waste bins could both be increased next year by Horsham District Council.

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Princess Royal Hospital , Haywards Heath. Pic Steve Robards  SR1606946 SUS-160229-175149001

NHS ‘not rationing’ hospital treatments and operations

Hospital operations and treatments for West Sussex patients are not being rationed, according to health chiefs.

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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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