’Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

Most workers believe that performance reviews are a waste of time, a new study has found.

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COUNTY NEWS: Railway buffet owner ‘overwhelmed’ by customer generosity after strikes

The struggling owner of a railway buffet decimated by strikes said she feels ‘overwhelmed’ by the outpouring of public support she has received.

Members of Chichester A27 - No Option is Still an Option met Mr Tyrie before his private meeting with councillors on Friday

A27 protesters meet MP Andrew Tyrie ahead of private meeting to call for transparency

Representatives from Chichester A27 - No Option is Still an Option made their presence known to MP Andrew Tyrie, parish and district councillors at a closed meeting held at Chichester District Council offices.

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Aldi set to open in March at Barnfield Drive

Discount supermarket Aldi will be opening its Chichester doors in March, it has been confirmed.

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ATM fees could be on the way

ATM fees could be on the way

Bank customers could soon be forced to pay to withdraw their own cash at ATM machines, following a dispute over who maintains them.

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Amazing photographic offer

VIDEO: Spirit FM’s Stuart and Simon’s fun time at Venture Studios

Here’s a bit of fun - watch Stuart and Simon from Spirit FM at Venture Studios to help promote an amazing photographic offer.

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Chichester trampoline park to open next month

Chichester’s first trampoline park is set to open next month, it has been confirmed today.

Janice Ellis and Sue Hollingdale from Tylers Trust celebrate the opening of Tesco Express with store manager Nathan Branston and colleagues Sam Siddle, Vicky Potter, Grace Walker and Nick Webb. Picture: Richard Eaton

New store celebrates opening with £500 charity donation

A new Barnham convenience store has celebrated its launch with a donation to Tyler’s Trust.

Chichester MP Andrew Tyrie. Photo Kate Shemilt

Chichester waits for Andrew Tyrie to break his silence on the A27

Pressure is mounting on the man who could hold the keys to an A27 consultation re-run to break his public silence.

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35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

Take a look around your office. If a new study is to be believed, 35 per cent of your colleagues have taken a nap on the job and got away with it. And only 12 per cent say they have had been disciplined by their boss for sleeping at work.

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County news: IKEA link to Sussex intensifies

Rumours of a first IKEA store in Sussex have intensified this week.

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The Quarterdesk Cafe has been located in Itchenor for around a year

Itchenor coffee shop seeks license to sell alcohol

A coffee shop located close to Itchenor waterfront will have its application to start selling alcohol heard next week.

Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

A train journey spanning barely half the country has been revealed as the country’s most expensive standard class ticket available to passengers.

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Linda Taylor has lost ten stone to date

Ten stone – and counting for North Bersted super-slimmer

Super-slimmer Linda Taylor has lost ten stone – but she has not stopped yet.

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Five simple tips to end up with more money in 2017

Five simple tips to end up with more money in 2017

Sally Francis, a senior writer at, explains five things women should consider after a month of excess.

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West Sussex County Council leader Louise Goldsmith

A27 consultation re-run ‘not about a northern bypass’, county council leader insists

Louise Goldsmith, the leader of West Sussex County Council, has responded to a challenge to her Chichester West division seat from anti-northern A27 bypass campaigners.

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Louise Goldsmith being handed the notice from Chichester Deserves Better at last Thursday's Funtington Parish Council meeting

A27 campaigners launch challenge for county council leader’s seat

Anti-northern bypass campaigners have announced plans to put forward a candidate to challenge leader Louise Goldsmith for her seat on the county council at this summer’s elections.

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A white Ghost at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Goodwood. Photograph by Christopher Ison

Rolls-Royce confirms its commitment to Goodwood following high sales figures

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has renewed its commitment to Goodwood after a double-digit jump in UK revenues helped the German-owned company notch up its second highest sales record in over a century.

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Office staff expected to spend over £40,000 on workplace costs

Office staff expected to spend over £40,000 on workplace costs

Whether it’s a quick coffee or chipping in for a colleague’s birthday present, office workers can expect to spend over £40,000 in a lifetime on workplace costs.

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