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‘Meltdown Monday’ after train timetable changes the ‘final straw’

Problems experienced by passengers on the first two days of Southern and Thameslink’s new timetables should be the ‘final straw’ for the franchise, according to a Tory MP.

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Capita has run services for West Sussex County Council since 2012

Capita to lose pensions administration service

Hampshire County Council is set to take over West Sussex County Council’s pensions administration service, which was outsourced in 2012.

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Systra A27 consultants draft report map showing the new northern route (long dashes) and the 'full south' exisiting route for Chichester

A27 consultants: northern bypass offers ‘best long-term solution’

An independent study into the options to improve the A27 at Chichester has revealed two potential ways forward – a new northern route or a south concept involving major works at all existing junctions.

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The time of every Southern service is changing this week

Countdown to massive train timetable changes

Massive changes to Govia Thameslink Railway’s rail timetable will see almost 400 new trains running every day from next week.

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Southern train

No trains between Chichester and Havant

No trains are currently running between Chichester and Havant as engineers repair a damaged rail line at Bosham.

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An impression of the 300-homes as part of the planning application. IDPartnership

Final permission sought over 300 homes for Westhampnett

Developers have submitted plans for the approval of reserve matters for a large-scale housing development.

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Beth Norrell, Children's Minister MP, Nadhim Zahawi, Alana Lemarachel, Carley Greenwood

West Sussex young people in care and care leavers meet minister

Young people in care and care leavers from across West Sussex and neighbouring authorities were invited to London to meet the Government’s children’s minister to discuss their views and experiences of the system.

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Lesley Gilbert, county council passenger transport planner, with a poster promoting the bus consultation

Give your views on West Sussex bus strategy

Views on a new bus strategy for West Sussex are being sought by the county council.

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Amanda Jupp. Member for Billingshurst and Cabinet Member for Adults and Health at West Sussex County Council SUS-170926-165939001

Number of day centres for adults with learning difficulties could be reduced

The number of day centres for adults with learning disabilities in West Sussex could be reduced as part of modernisation plans for adult social care services.

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TAO in Bognor. Pic Steve Robards SR18001239 SUS-180401-173223001

TAO ‘is here to stay’ after licensing decision

Popular Bognor Regis bar TAO’s licence has been modified by Arun District Council after breaching its conditions multiple times since opening in December.

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Reform of rail fare regulations is being explored

Do train fares need simplifying?

A simpler and more flexible train ticket system could be delivered as part of proposals for ‘root and branch reform’ of countrywide rail fare regulations.

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Ice rink petition handed to Arun

A petition calling for Bognor Regis to have a permanent ice rink has been handed to Arun District Council.

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TAO in Bognor. Pic Steve Robards SR18001239 SUS-180401-173223001

Bognor bar owner apologises for licence breaches

A Bognor Regis bar owner has apologised for multiple licence breaches since opening before Christmas.

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Map on the public planning documents show the 'prescribed route' for traffic to access the north of the site off Old Broyle Road. Vectos

Maps show north and south Whitehouse Farm access routes

Fears over heavy construction vehicles using ‘unsuitable’ roads to access a 750-home site have again been raised, following outline permission for Whitehouse Farm last week.

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Action from the 5-a-side tournament at the university

Refugee side reach tournament final

Refugee football team Nations United reached the final of their first 5-a-side tournament on Friday night, organised by the University of Chichester.

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MP Ken Clarke

Protecting press freedoms

The threat to press freedom posed by laws going through Parliament receded further after the regulator announced changes to resolve legal disputes involving newspapers which “should” satisfy potential Tory rebels who suggested they could back a crackdown.

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Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd

COUNTY NEWS: Amber Rudd resigns as Home Secretary

Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd has resigned as Home Secretary this evening (Sunday April 29) according to national reports.

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Planning document (2012) Shopwhyke Lakes 11_05283_OUT-PROPOSED_PEDESTRIAN_IMPROVEMENTS'_A27__NORTH__-__A3_-1777037

Two more footbridges for A27 at Chichester

Preliminary work to construct a new footbridge near Portfield Roundabout could start as early as May 14.

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Southern service

MPs: Southern rail franchise a ‘multi-faceted shambles’

The operation of the Southern and Thameslink franchise has been a ‘multi-faceted shambles causing untold misery for passengers’, according to a Parliamentary committee.

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P1 will see 750 homes built in the north-east part of the land. From planning documents

Big questions go unanswered over Whitehouse Farm

The first part of the largest single housing development in Chichester’s history has finally been approved – though many questions remain unanswered.

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