COUNTY NEWS: Checkatrade founder sells his company

Founder and CEO of Checkatrade Kevin Byrne, from West Sussex, has announced the ‘difficult decision’ to sell the company to shareholder HomeServe.


Mum blasts B&M over store’s Christmas letter which breaks the ‘unwritten Santa Code’

B&M has apologised after a furious mum accused the store of almost ruining Christmas for her children with one of its products.

North Street, where a second Caf� Nero will open alongside the chain's East Street store. Photo Kate Shemilt

Café Nero granted permission for second coffee shop in Chichester

Coffee giant Café Nero has been granted planning permission to open a second premises on Chichester’s high street.

Black Friday ‘deals’ not all they seem

Black Friday ‘deals’ not all they seem

Black Friday bargains may not be quite the money-saving deals that they appear to be, according to a leading consumer group.

Tim and Rob at Sussex Charmer

Sussex Charmer takes top Cheddar award

A Sussex cheese has charmed its way to success at a prestigious awards ceremony.

The Kings Beach Hotel in Pagham has been closed since 2014, but will open as a Co-op next week

Historic Pagham hotel becomes a convenience store

It has stood a derelict and sorry sight for several years, but now an historic former pub’s transition into a foodstore is almost complete.

McDonald's says families benefit from the table service at some of its stores

Table service coming to Bognor McDonald’s

The busy McDonald’s on the outskirts of Bognor Regis has undergone a ‘major digital makeover’.

Craig and Charlotte Crane in October Analogue Records in South Street

Chichester record shop already a hit

A new record shop is proving popular in its first few days of trading.

Headromance in South Street has announced it will close

Chichester hairdressers to close

A Chichester hairdressers has announced it is to close in the new year.

The March CE Primary School is to have a dedicated car park built next to the Rolls-Royce head office

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars supports child safety with new car park for local school

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars last night unveiled plans at the Westhampnett Parish Council meeting for a new dedicated car park for The March CE Primary School.

Radio Respect founder Chris Collins and DJ Tony Lock doing their Friday night show

Why 60,000 listeners tune in to Bognor’s Radio Respect

Many in Bognor won’t have heard of Radio Respect, despite it broadcasting from the town centre.

The A27 at Arundel has long been a controversial topic. Picture: Derek Martin

A27 fight not over, pro-bypass group says

A prominent pro-bypass group has thanked its members for their support as it prepares for the next stage of its battle.

The new phone shop opening in East Street

Bright red phone shop replaces David Messam in Chichester

The former David Messam tool shop on East Street has been painted bright red and a phone shop is set to soon there soon.

Britains progress in closing the gender pay gap has shuddered to a halt

Gender pay gap progress grinds to a halt and could take 100 years to close

Britain’s progress in closing the gender pay gap has shuddered to a halt and women could be waiting 100 years for equal pay.


'Am I the world's smallest double-decker driver?'

At 4ft 6in tall, Frank Hachem believes he could be the world’s smallest double-decker bus driver.
Dozens of Pontins have been dismissed from work over disputed claims of 'gross misconduct'. Photo by Sid Saunders.

COUNTY NEWS: Pontins fires staff in 'gross misconduct' dispute

Dozens of staff members have been dismissed from Pontins Camber Sands over disputed claims of gross misconduct.

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Shock as Express Printing closes

Shock as Express Printing closes

Long-standing Bognor business Express Printing Limited has closed after trading for more than three decades.

Darren Miles outside his funeral parlour in Felpham. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks171140-1

Funeral director marks ten years in Felpham

Felpham funeral director Darren Miles is celebrating ten years in business.

Smiggle opens in East Street on Friday

Smiggle about to open in Chichester

‘Fun’ stationers Smiggle is almost ready to open on Chichester’s high street.

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