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Southern talks with union to resume next week

Talks between Southern bosses and union officials aimed at ending a dispute affected train services are set to resume next week.

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Peter Moss, pictured when he was Arundel deputy mayor, taking on Arun District Council in a row over parking at Arundel Town Hall. Picture: Roger Green

Man who left his mark in Arundel has died

Former Arundel resident Peter Moss is remembered as a man who contributed hugely to the town’s council and community.

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District council leader ‘very sorry’ to see Andrew Tyrie step down as Chichester MP

Tony Dignum, the leader of Chichester District Council, has paid tribute to Andrew Tyrie after the Chichester MP today announced he won’t stand for re-election on June 8.

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The first community meeting to Build a Better A27. Money for the scheme now seems to still be in place. ks170126-8 SUS-170603-202843008

Chichester’s £250m A27 cash ‘still available’

The cash to pay for vital improvements to the A27 around Chichester is still available, a letter from Jim O’Sullivan the chief executive of Highways England seems to suggest.

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Union protest outside Parliament to mark year since start of Southern dispute

A rail union is set to protest outside Parliament to mark one year since the start of strikes on the Southern network.

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Are you registered to vote?

With the snap election set for June 8, it is important for you to make sure you are able to exercise your right to vote.

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Villagers score shock homes win as second inquiry battle looms

Villagers fighting scores of new homes have cause for celebration after the High Court supported their wishes and dimissed a developer’s challenge.

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West Sussex reacts to PM’s call for snap general election

Comments have flooded in since the Prime Minister’s surprise call for a general election this morning.

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Theresa May calls snap general election

Sussex voters are set to head to the polls in June as Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap general election.

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Local lawyers are still fighting to keep a crown and county court facility in Chichester

Chichester MP calls for answers over crown court ‘closure’

Andrew Tyrie is demanding an explanation over the crown court saga.

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More talks called a year into Southern dispute

Talks to end a dispute between rail bosses and Southern staff have been called for later this month, almost a year since the first strike action was held.

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VIDEO: ‘I would have been homeless without the Chichester Foyer’

A young woman who says she was kept off the streets by the Chichester Foyer has spoken of her shock that it will close.

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Rubbish tip charges suspended

Rubbish tip charges introduced in West Sussex last year have been suspended with immediate effect until a Government review has been concluded.

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Chichester's A27 scheme was cancelled in March, while Arundel and Worthing and Lewes projects are still planned

Scrapped A27 scheme cost £3.3m

Nearly £3.3m of public money was spent on Chichester’s failed A27 Improvement Scheme, the Observer can reveal.

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Labour's Worthing Pier candidate Jim Deen at Teville Gate where waste has been dumped (photo submitted).

Government tells councils to stop rubbish tip charges

Charges at rubbish tips including those introduced in West Sussex last year should be stopped, according to the Government’s new anti-littering strategy.

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The 3,500sqm excavation site showing the triangular Bronze Age enclosure within the dark, perpendicular ditches coming from the top, and the thick, grey verticle line shows part of the Chichester Enthrenchments. Picture by Archaeology South-East (UCL)

Bronze Age settlement discovered in Chichester

A Bronze Age settlement and part of the ancient Chichester Entrenchments have been unexpectedly uncovered.

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Arun county council election candidates revealed

The candidates looking to become West Sussex county councillors for the Bognor Regis and Littlehampton areas have been revealed.

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Some of the Worth Less? campaigners who went to Downing Street on October 18 2016 to appeal for fairer funding for West Sussex schools. SUS-161018-100615001

Underfunding of schools an ‘embarrassment’ for Tories

Underfunding of schools has been labelled a ‘continuing embarrassment’ for Conservatives both nationally and in West Sussex, according to opposition parties at County Hall.

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UKIP's Mike Glennon

Devolution a ‘white elephant chase’

Devolution has been labelled a ‘white elephant chase’ in West Sussex by UKIP councillors.

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UKIP leader Ann Rapnik, right, with one of the defecting councillors, Vicky Rhodes, has called for by-elections

UKIP leader in by-elections call to trio who deserted party

UKIP’s leader at Arun District Council has called for by-elections after all three of her colleagues resigned.

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