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COUNTY NEWS: Town has surprise visit from Jeremy Corbyn

A West Sussex town had a surprise visit from Jeremy Corbyn yesterday.

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Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Thousands gather to see Jeremy Corbyn at Sussex rally

Thousands of people gathered to see Jeremy Corbyn at a rally in Sussex last night.

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Sussex Police

Pay award for police officers ‘insulting’

A pay award for police officers has been branded ‘insulting’ by the chair of Sussex Police Federation.

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Louise Beaton

Record Arun housebuilding plans ‘destined to fail’, government told

Record housebuilding plans across Arun district are so high they are destined to fail, a government inspector has been told.

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A Southern Rail train

Southern close to deal with train drivers

Southern is close to agreeing a final deal with its train drivers in a dispute over pay and working arrangements.

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COMMENT: We stand with residents over Arun consultation criticism

Scrutiny of a 20,000-home blueprint for the Arun district got off to a stuttering start on Monday as residents rounded on the district council.

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Petitioners gathered in Tupper's Field

Villagers’ battle to save field from development lost

A field hundreds of villagers have fought to protect from development is set to be lost to housing.

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The Shopwhyke Lakes site where 585 homes are being built. The bottom left (brown field) is where the 100 other homes will go

Warning after 100 homes at Shopwhyke are approved on appeal

Hugely controversial Government approval for 100 homes south of Shopwhyke Road shows Chichester District Council has ‘no control’ over the delivery of homes, a councillor has said.

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The number of complaints received by water companies in England and Wales has been revealed this week

Sussex water firm tops complaints list for fifth year in a row

A Sussex-based water company has topped the list of complaints across the industry for the fifth straight year.

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Arun criticised for ‘megaphone diplomacy’ over 20,000 homes consultation

Community figures have rallied to attack a lack of council consultation over a 20,000-home blueprint for Arun district.

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A map of where the pipe would run. Southern Water

Chichester residents warned about disruption if 10km sewer pipe is approved

Southern Water has promised to minimise disruption when it hopes to build a 10km sewer pipeline across the north of Chichester.

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A Southern Rail train

More Southern rail strikes called

Another two days of Southern rail strikes have been called in a dispute over driver-only trains.

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Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have gone from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'.

Doctors to be quizzed by health scrutiny committee

Senior doctors from across West Sussex will be questioned on making services more effective by the county’s health scrutiny committee.

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An artist's impression of the leisure centre. Picture: Vita Giannini

Tories say they ‘listened’ to public as Littlehampton Leisure Centre costs soar past £19m

A £3.5million addition to the budget for Littlehampton’s new leisure centre has seen the project cost soar to £19.4million.

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Long-stay car parks in Chichester could become short-stay with streets used for visitor parking

‘Funds should be spent on park-and-ride,’ Chichester Society says

The Chichester Society has welcomed the county council’s Road Space Audit and backs using residential roads for visitor parking.

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Daisyfields campsite

Public excluded from meeting as councillors agree sale of Littlehampton campsite

The sale of Littlehampton’s last remaining campsite was agreed by councillors last night as a public debate was cut short and discussed in private.

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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 district’s future up for debate as 20,000 homes plan in spotlight

A 20,000-home blueprint for Arun has courted controversy, congestion concerns and community clashes at every turn – but next week is crunch time.

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June Hamilton with some of the rebuttals. Picture by Kate Shemilt

Investigation launched after homes supporters’ rebuttals

An investigation has been launched after concerns were raised over the validity of supportive statements of controversial housing plans.

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Bognor Regis' rubbish tip is one of those closed for two days a week

Earlier winter opening times at rubbish tips confirmed

Earlier winter opening hours at West Sussex’s rubbish tips have been confirmed by the county council following a review of service demand.

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Mrs Keegan, right, chatting to Alison Moorey, CEO at St Wilfrid's Hospice recently. ks171027-2

Chichester MP meets transport minister over the A27

Gillian Keegan has met with the Government’s transport minister to request more time to find a solution for the A27.

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