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Latest blow for military families living in Thorney Island barracks

Deprived military families - including those living in barracks on Thorney Island - are being forced to beg to use their neighbours’ baths as a backlog of almost 2,000 repair jobs mount, leaving scores of service personnel living in squalor.

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Angry residents have formed a group to fight mass housing coming to the Pagham parish. Visit http://www.pagam.uk

A27 plans will bring ‘hell’ to Pagham already braced for 3,000 new homes

The 2,000 to 3,000 extra homes planned for Pagham, coupled with changes to the A27, will only exacerbate the ‘nightmare’ traffic situation.

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Southern season ticket holders urged to claim compensation

Passengers who bought Southern season tickets are being urged to check if they are eligible for compensation.

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Craig Sandles strimming on one of the seven annual urban grass cutting rounds during a previous summer (photo submitted). SUS-150528-130923001

Highways team’s grass cutting season starts

West Sussex Highways will fire up the lawnmowers on Monday and cut the grass for the first time this year.

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Lee Neale speaking to participants of the fire and rescue service's Firebreak course

Retiring fire chief ends career with mix of ‘pride and sadness’

West Sussex’s retiring acting chief firefighter says he ‘couldn’t have wished for a better way’ to end his career.

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Rail bosses: Southern strikes ‘impotent and ineffective’

Strike action by Southern staff is ‘increasingly impotent and ineffective’, according to rail bosses.

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Nine in ten Southern trains ran during strike

Nine in ten Southern trains ran during strike

Almost nine in ten Southern trains ran during the strike by the RMT union yesterday (Wednesday February 22).

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UKIP leader Ann Rapnik, right, has defended UKIP's support for the Arun budget. Vicky Rhodes, left, also supported the Tory budget

‘We’re anti fat cat’, says Arun UKIP leader – despite colleagues supporting council chief’s £6,000 wage rise

UKIP’s Arun leader has insisted the party is ‘anti fat cat’ - despite her colleagues supporting a rise of more than £6,000 for a council chief executive.

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Arun Civic Centre in Littlehampton, the headquarters of Arun District Council

Arun Tories push through council tax rise with support from UKIP

A council tax rise for Arun residents will protect frontline services amid significant reductions in local government funding.

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Councillor Ricky Bower

Solutions to ease pressure of thousands of homes ‘yet to be finalised’

Solutions to ease the pressure of thousands of new homes on Arun’s infrastructure are yet to be finalised.

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The London Road viaduct in Brighton

Winds from Storm Doris to slow Southern trains

Heavy winds from Storm Doris mean speed restrictions will be in place across much of Sussex’s train network tomorrow (Thursday February 23).

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JPCT 210214 The South Downs. Photo by Derek Martin

Sussex’s devolution bid ‘paused’

A bid to devolve powers from central Government to local authorities in Sussex has been ‘paused’.

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Lee Neale speaking to participants of the fire and rescue service's Firebreak course

Retirement for acting fire chief

The acting chief firefighter for West Sussex has retired.

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Chichester's County Hall SUS-160818-125926001

Tories defeat Labour, Lib Dem and UKIP budget amendments

West Sussex Tories defeated Labour, Lib Dem, and UKIP amendments to next year’s county council budget yesterday (Friday February 17).

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Pallant House Gallery in Chichester

Council criticised for handing £156,000 to gallery and Chichester Festival Theatre

A senior councillor has criticised the district council for subsidising Chichester Festival Theatre and Pallant House Gallery with £156,000 of its budget for next year.

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BREAKING NEWS: Train drivers reject Southern deal

Southern train drivers have rejected a deal from rail bosses to end a dispute over driver-only operation.

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The result of a planning inquiry into 400-home at Fontwell is expected shortly

Thousands of new homes will be a ‘disaster’ for Barnham and Eastergate

Arun District Council is ‘failing to learn from its mistakes’ and continues to ‘insufficiently engage’ with communities over where large scale housing should go. Arun District Council is ‘failing to learn from its mistakes’ and continues to ‘insufficiently engage’ with communities over where large scale housing should go.

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Brian Quinn and Michael Jones have called for charges at West Sussex rubbish tips to be scrapped

Calls to scrap ‘Tory tip tax’

A ‘Tory tip tax’ charging for the disposal of household DIY waste in West Sussex should be scrapped, Labour county councillors have said.

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The debate will be broadcast live on the Chichester Observer Facebook page from 2pm on Thursday

Observer to host Facebook Live debate on the A27

A live debate on the A27 will take place at the Chichester Observer office on Thursday – and people can watch it live.

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Fresh strike planned by Southern staff

Southern staff are set to strike over the introduction of driver-only operation next week.

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