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Residents fight developer as latest homes inquiry begins

Villagers fighting a protracted battle to save a green space from housing told an inquiry the site was the ‘wrong place’ for housing.

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Passengers will hope Southern trains can start scoring a few more 9s and 10s

Strictly judge Bruno: ‘Southern rail has better timing than you’

A contestant on Strictly Come Dancing saw her timing compared to the punctuality of Southern train services during the weekend’s semi-final show.

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The faces of three Brighton councillors on the elfyourself Hanukkah video (Picture: SWNS)

COUNTY NEWS: Labour member apologises after suspension over alleged anti-Semitic video

A Labour Party campaigner has been suspended after posting an allegedly anti-Semitic video which showed three councillors doing a Hanukkah dance and wearing traditional Jewish clothes.
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The city council is now waiting for confirmation from ESA to fix the date. Image: Peter Langdown

Date finally found for Tim Peake’s Freedom ceremony

A date for astronaut Tim Peake’s Freedom of the City ceremony has finally been found, Chichester City Council hopes.

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Nigel Lynn, chief executive of Arun District Council

Nearly £3,000 pay rise for chief executive

Another pay rise for the chief executive at Arun District Council has been recommended by councillors.

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West Street in Chichester, taken last year before the first repair works were carried out.ks16000624-4 SUS-160805-185551008

Chichester’s West Street to be dug up again

West Street will be dug up again, it has been announced by West Sussex County less than a month after its contractor completed repair work on the city centre road quicker than expected.

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Arun District Council staff and councillors attended an event to learn about how they can help to keep vulnerable residents safe.

Staff ‘much better informed’ about safeguarding issues

Arun District Council staff and councillors attended an event to learn about how they can help to keep vulnerable residents safe.

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Chichester MP Gillian Keegan speaking at the Build a Better A27 community workshop

A27 community scheme will not ‘rehash’ previous options

A community-led scheme for the A27 at Chichester will not attempt to rehash previous options and has to be innovative, the city’s MP has reiterated.

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Proposed site for 100 new homes in Yapton, behind St Mary's Church and south of Ford Lane SUS-150713-103940001

Village faces latest controversial housing appeal

A village under pressure to accommodate hundreds of new homes is set to face its latest challenge from developers.

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Thameslink train

Have your say on weekend train timetable changes

A public consultation on weekend and late night timetable changes for Southern and Thameslink services has been launched.

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Southern and Gatwick Express trains waiting to depart

Southern and Thameslink rail franchise to be split up

The franchise running Southern, Thameslink, and Gatwick Express trains is due to be split up when the contract is retendered in 2021, the Government has confirmed.

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Delegates from Make Votes Count in West Sussex met with MP Nick Gibb SUS-171127-134954001

Campaigners for reform of voting system meet with MP

Campaigners for a ‘fairer’ voting system in British politics has thanked an MP for meeting them to discuss their views.

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North Street, where a second Caf� Nero will open alongside the chain's East Street store. Photo Kate Shemilt

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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Two Mid Sussex community projects have been awarded

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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