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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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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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Young people have spent a life-changing week with West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service.The teenagers, who all attend Oak Grove College, in Worthing, successfully completed a FireBreak course, working side by side with professional firefighters. Also pictured WSFRS Lead Instructor Tony Hills with Lee Neale, Acting Executive Director for Communities & Public Protection and Chief Fire Officer.  Pic Steve Robards  SR1627154 SUS-160919-081012001

Retirement for acting fire chief

The acting chief firefighter for West Sussex has retired.

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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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Manhood ‘missing’ from Chichester Vision

The Manhood Peninsula has been overlooked in the Chichester Vision, a long-standing campaigner for the area has said.

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Libraries across West Sussex are set to host events in March promoting health and wellbeing

Laughter workshops at West Sussex libraries

Health and wellbeing will be promoted at libraries across West Sussex in March.

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Tax rise and cuts on county council’s agenda

Plans to increase council tax bills and cuts are set to be debated by West Sussex county councillors later this week.

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BREAKING NEWS: Talks between Southern and RMT union end ‘prematurely’

Talks between union leaders and Southern bosses to solve a long-running dispute over driver-only operated trains have ended ‘prematurely’.

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Olympic-size pool for Arun could be long-term goal as district grows

Construction of thousands of new homes across Arun could put an Olympic-size swimming pool on the agenda.

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Children ‘being abandoned to some of the worst forms of exploitation’

People are being urged to write to their MPs to call on them to put pressure on the Government to reverse its decision to let in fewer child refugees.

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