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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.

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Swapping homes made easier for Arun social housing tenants

Social housing tenants across Arun should find it easier to swap homes after the district council joined the largest national mutual exchange service.

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COUNTY NEWS: Labour executive committee resigns over harassment claims

The leadership of the Bexhill and Battle constituency Labour Party (CLP) unanimously resigned this week due to allegations of ‘serious abuse and harassment’.

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One of West Sussex's Household Waste Recycling Sites

Permit ID scheme could be introduced at rubbish tips

A permit scheme for certain vehicles using West Sussex’s rubbish tips could be introduced to stop ‘waste tourism’ from other areas.

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Staff checking a gritter during Operation Snowflake preparations

West Sussex preparing for winter weather

Preparations for winter weather in West Sussex have seen gritters carry out dry-run rehearsals and the stockpiling of salt.

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Arun Civic Centre, Littlehampton, home of Arun District Council

Target of 1,200 homes a year would be ‘completely unrealistic’ for Arun

Government proposals which could increase Arun’s housing target to 1,200 homes a year would be ‘completely unrealistic’, according to a consultation response from the council.

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Arun Civic Centre, Littlehampton, home of Arun District Council

AND or OR? Councillors decide to go with both

A council debate on using either ‘and’ or ‘or’ in new planning rule changes ended in a compromise of ‘and/or’ being agreed.

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Original proposals for toilets on Bognor Regis' seafront

Seafront toilets plan changes a ‘complete disaster’

New promenade public toilets planned for Bognor Regis are in the wrong place and will be a ‘complete disaster’, one Lib Dem councillor has warned.

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A Southern Rail train

Southern train drivers vote to accept deal

Southern train drivers have voted to accept a deal over pay, terms and conditions, and driver-only operation.

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A Southern Rail train

Two-day Southern rail strike begins

A two-day rail strike affecting Southern services has begun this morning (Wednesday November 8).

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Nick Herbert, Arundel and South Downs MP, attending a British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) event at Westminster (photo submitted).

Call for fairer pub taxes

A call for fairer taxes for the country’s pubs has been supported by Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert.

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Jan Cosgrove, Bognor town councillor, with the Bognor Poll in April 2016 asking if people wanted a split from Arun.ks16000556-2 SUS-161104-183843008

Arun answers ‘BR-EXIT’ poll warning against a Bognor split

Responding to a poll asking Bognor residents if they want a ‘BR-EXIT’ from Arun, the district council has highlighted its ongoing work for the town.

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Martin Smith, who has been elected a Lib Dem councillor for Aldwick West, with fellow Lib Dem Francis Oppler. u8ler_fQ8Cji_RDwqkoj

Lib Dems win Aldwick West by-election

The Liberal Democrats won yesterday’s by-election for Aldwick West, taking the seats off the Conservatives.

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Baroness Smith raising ambulance response times in the House of Lords (photo from Parliament.tv).

Ambulance wait for injured Bognor FC player raised in House of Lords

The case of a Bognor FC player who dislocated his shoulder and then waited 90 minutes for an ambulance that never arrived has been raised in the House of Lords.

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Nick Herbert MP for Arundel and South Downs leads debate on global LGBT rights in House of Commons (photo from Parliament.tv).

MP leads debate on global LGBT rights in Commons

The United Kingdom has a ‘really important role’ to play in improving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights across the world, according to Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert.

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One of West Sussex's rubbish tips

DIY charges at rubbish tips raised just £92,000

Charges for DIY waste at West Sussex rubbish tips suspended after six months raised just £92,000, the county council has confirmed.

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Arun officers Karl Roberts and Neil Crowther inspect a detailed map of the district outlining where housing could be accommodated as part of the local plan SUS-170320-104059001

Arun criticises Government for ‘hindering’ housing delivery

Arun District Council has criticised the Government for ‘hindering’ its efforts to deliver much-needed housing.

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Councillor Jim Brooks

Give street drinkers a place to go to avoid town centre disruption, councillor argues

Street drinkers should be given a place to go to stop them causing disruption in Bognor Regis town centre, a councillor has suggested.

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A Southern Rail train

Fresh Southern rail strikes announced by RMT

A fresh Southern rail strike has been announced by the RMT in its dispute over driver-only trains.

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An artists impression of the new seafront toilets which went before councillors last month

Tweak to seafront toilets confirmed

New promenade public toilet plans have been tweaked after councillors raised concerns last month.

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