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Council tax rise approved by West Sussex County Council

A council tax rise of 4.95 per cent including the two per cent social care levy has been approved by the Tory-led West Sussex County Council.

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New homes at East Beach Walk, Selsey, build by Barratt David Wilson

Arun homes bought using Help to Buy four times higher than Chichester

Almost 3,000 homebuyers in Sussex have used Help to Buy, with 87 per cent being first time buyers, since the scheme launched nearly five years ago.

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First all-refugee football team launches in Chichester

“Even though we are from many different nations we are one team.”

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City-wide parking plan set to move forward

The county council has been advised to move forward with a redesign of on-street parking in Chichester, despite ‘major concerns’ being raised in a public consultation.

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Green MEP Keith Taylor

Green MEP supports ‘brave’ Sussex activist ahead of court

Green MEP Keith Taylor is supporting ‘brave’ anti-drilling activist Dr Peter Whittick, who is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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Your Energy Sussex is now encouraging residents to switch energy supplier to save money

Sussex tariff offers ‘fair deal’ for energy bills

A new Sussex tariff for gas and electricity is looking to offer a ‘fair deal’ for households with a council-led partnership encouraging residents to switch and save money.

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Steve Goodheart, Matt Stanley and Francis Oppler are standing in the by-elections on February 22  - and were just three of the seven candidates standing to attend the civic society's election meeting

Ice rink call for Bognor as regeneration discussed at election debate

A petition to incorporate a permanent ice rink into regeneration plans for Bognor Regis has been launched.

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Robert Henry Peter Elvin died on January 27

Tributes to navy captain Elvin after his death aged 99

Long-standing Chichester resident and former county councillor Robert Henry Peter Elvin has died aged 99.

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Deborah Urquhart cabinet member for the environment at West Sussex County Council

Permits for vans and trailers at rubbish tips

West Sussex’s rubbish tip service ‘was not broken but now is’ one Lib Dem councillor has claimed as permits are set to be introduced.

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Your chance to question Bognor Regis election candidates

A public meeting will be held for residents to question candidates in the upcoming district and town council by-elections.

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Jeremy Hunt praises St Richard’s staff amid ‘worst winter’

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt visited Worthing Hospital this morning to talk about the extraordinary winter pressures on the NHS.

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No Ya-town campaigners have written to MP Nick Gibb asking him to back them in their fight against hundreds of new homes in their village

Campaigners petition MP to back them in housing battle

Residents have called on their MP to represent them in fighting hundreds of new homes in their village.

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Housing Secretary Sajid Javid has announced funding to unlock new housing schemes across Sussex

Funding to unlock new Sussex housing schemes

New funding to unlock housing schemes across Sussex has been announced by the Government today (Thursday February 1).

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Police chief defends force’s work in town after trader’s ‘abandonment’ claim

A police chief has defended the work of officers in Bognor Regis after a trader claimed the town centre had been abandoned.

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Southern remains worst in country for passenger satisfaction

Southern’s passenger satisfaction remains the worst in the country despite significantly improving its score over the past year, according to new survey results.

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Centurion Way users share their love of under-threat path

More than 150 people came to find out more about a popular dog-walking and cycling path which is under threat.

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A major Government programme has been helping extend access to superfast broadband across the UK

Sussex’s access to superfast broadband below South East average

Access to superfast broadband in Sussex is above the national average but below the figure for the South East, according to new data.

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Government clamp down on 'dodgy' private parking operators

New legal protections from private parking operators have been announced today.
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Town centre ‘abandoned’ by under-pressure police force

Sussex Police has declined to investigate certain crimes because it is ‘not in the public interest’ to pursue them, a trader claimed on Tuesday.

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Chichester MP Gillian Keegan speaking during a Westminster Hall debate on patient travel times for cancer treatment (photo from Parliament.tv).

Travel for cancer treatment ‘gruelling’ for patients

The need for cancer treatment services in West Sussex to cut down journey times for patients has been raised in Parliament by one MP.

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