‘Stop knocking town’, senior councillor tells opposition parties amid query on town’s regeneration

Opposition councillors questioning progress of Worthing’s regeneration and health of the high street were admonished by a senior councillor this week and told to ‘stop knocking’ the town.

Pte Sean Benton

COUNTY NEWS: Deepcut soldier’s death ruled as suicide

Young army recruit Private Sean Benton, who was found dead at Deepcut barracks in 1995, died from self-inflicted gun wounds, an inquest ruled.

Residents outside the Arun District Council offices ahead of the meeting which saw the local plan adopted

Vision for thousands of new homes across Arun district approved after years of debate

A council vision for thousands of new homes across the Arun district in the coming years was approved last night after years of discussion (Wednesday, July 18).

An artist's impression of the proposed IKEA

Live blog as decision due on Sussex’s first IKEA

Councillors are due to make a decision on controversial plans for Sussex’s first IKEA and a 600-home development.

Louise Goldsmith

COMMENT: County council leader Louise Goldsmith backs our veteran suicides campaign

Yesterday, this newspaper launched a campaign alongside other Johnston Press titles calling for better recording of the hidden issue of suicides of ex-servicemen and women (Tuesday, July 17).


Urgent review needed into how MOD records ‘increasing’ veteran suicide rate

The ‘British stiff upper lip’ attitude to death and the UK system of recording deaths means there is not enough accurate information about suicides in this country.


Veteran suicides: Why PTSD must not define our brave armed forces

PTSD and suicide must not be allowed to define our brave Armed Forces.


Veteran suicides: The impact PTSD has on British veterans explained

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the most common mental health issue that Combat Stress treats.

Air quality monitoring equipment

Joint action plan to tackle air quality in West Sussex

A joint action plan to improve air quality in West Sussex has been put together by local authorities across the county.


How Australia, The US and Canada keep track of ex-military suicide rates

A psychologist at a leading veterans charity says it is important that more research is carried out in order to find out if a spike in military veteran suicides among the UK’s allies is also reflected among British ex-service personnel.

plastic bottles ready for recycling

New communal recycling bins for West Sussex’s flats and shared houses

New communal recycling bins and information packs will be rolled out to nearly 8,000 flats and shared houses across West Sussex this year.

Stephen Hillier, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People at West Sussex County Council, said he hoped the pilot and  innovative research will help victims in West Sussex and eventually support families across the country

Pilot project to support domestic abuse victims in West Sussex

A new partnership to support and protect victims of domestic abuse could put West Sussex at the ‘vanguard of meaningful change’.

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‘We have an opportunity to let Worthing’s theatres fly’

Transferring the running of Worthing’s theatres to an outside organisation would allow them to ‘fly’, according to one councillor.


Sussex MPs to vote against starting summer break early

Several Sussex MPs have vowed to vote against starting Parliament’s summer recess early.

An artist's impression of how the new IKEA in Lancing could look SUS-170130-152954001

COUNTY NEWS: Decision on first Sussex IKEA to be made

Sussex residents will find out tomorrow whether the first IKEA store in Sussex will be granted planning permission.

Sue Mullins is caling for the charge on registering children as UK citizens to be lowered

Call for children’s citizenship charge to be lowered

West Sussex County Council has been asked to write to the government to call for the cost of registering a child as a UK citizen to be lowered.

Thomas Bennett Community College. Pic Steve Robards SR1808026 SUS-180327-121133001

‘Give local authorities power to intervene in academy school cases’

The leader of West Sussex County Council has been asked to call for a change in the law governing local authority powers to intervene in the running of academies.

Arun District Council chairman Alan Gammon and Willmott Dixon managing director Roger Forsdyke with the commemorative trowel, watched by others involved in the project

Important moment for Littlehampton Wave as leisure centre milestone reached

Another major milestone at the new Littlehampton leisure centre has been celebrated, with a topping out ceremony.

Marion Wright, left, Gracie the poodle, and Alison Baird

Extension for Climping campsite approved

Permission to use a Climping field as a campsite for seven months of the year has been granted by councillors.

Nutritional information. Children are less aware of the link between sugar and weight gain

One in five school starters overweight in West Sussex

One in five children in West Sussex are overweight or obese when they start school.

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