New communal recycling bins for West Sussex’s flats and shared houses

New communal recycling bins and information packs will be rolled out to nearly 8,000 flats and shared houses across West Sussex this year.

Stephen Hillier, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People at West Sussex County Council, said he hoped the pilot and  innovative research will help victims in West Sussex and eventually support families across the country

Pilot project to support domestic abuse victims in West Sussex

A new partnership to support and protect victims of domestic abuse could put West Sussex at the ‘vanguard of meaningful change’.


Sussex MPs to vote against starting summer break early

Several Sussex MPs have vowed to vote against starting Parliament’s summer recess early.

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COUNTY NEWS: Decision on first Sussex IKEA to be made

Sussex residents will find out tomorrow whether the first IKEA store in Sussex will be granted planning permission.

Sue Mullins is caling for the charge on registering children as UK citizens to be lowered

Call for children’s citizenship charge to be lowered

West Sussex County Council has been asked to write to the government to call for the cost of registering a child as a UK citizen to be lowered.

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‘Give local authorities power to intervene in academy school cases’

The leader of West Sussex County Council has been asked to call for a change in the law governing local authority powers to intervene in the running of academies.

Marion Wright, left, Gracie the poodle, and Alison Baird

Extension for Climping campsite approved

Permission to use a Climping field as a campsite for seven months of the year has been granted by councillors.

Nutritional information. Children are less aware of the link between sugar and weight gain

One in five school starters overweight in West Sussex

One in five children in West Sussex are overweight or obese when they start school.

Thameslink services have been disrupted since a new timetable was introduced on May 20

New Thameslink interim timetable comes into force

A new interim timetable for Thameslink services has now come into force.

Boris Johnson pictured last year

RSussex MPs react to Boris Johnson and David Davis’ resignations

Sussex MP’s have reacted to the resignations of Boris Johnson and David Davis over the Prime Minister’s latest Brexit strategy.


Men have higher driving test pass rate at Chichester test centre

Men are more successful at passing their driving tests at Chichester test centre than women, according to the latest figures.

Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert

MP welcomes compensation scheme for rail passengers

Thameslink passengers who have suffered weeks of disrupted services as a result of a new rail timetable introduced in May will receive compensation.

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Councillors to call on national park to drop legal challenge to Arundel bypass

Councillors are set to call on the South Downs National Park to drop plans to challenge the Arundel A27 route decision.

The number of legally held guns in Sussex has increased by 18 per cent over the last decade, while the number of licensed shotguns has also increased

More than 75,000 licensed firearms and shotguns across Sussex

The number of legally held guns in Sussex has increased significantly over the last decade.

Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert, centre, with staff and volunteers at Arundel Wetland Centre

Heart-to-heart over climate change at Arundel Wetland Centre

Wildlife workers in Arundel have had a heart-to-heart with their MP about climate change, including discussions about flooding.

Across England, there are 10,000 families for whom councils have a duty to provide housing

More than 50 Chichester households in temporary accommodation

The number of homeless households living in temporary accommodation in Chichester has increased sharply in the last five years.

Thameslink service

Details of new interim Thameslink timetable published

Details of a new interim timetable for Thameslink trains which the operator says will provide a more reliable service have been published today (Friday July 6).

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Observer’s coverage of courts campaign ‘vital’ to its success

The Observer’s coverage has been singled out as ‘vital’ by campaigners who have successfully fought to retain justice provision in Chichester following a Government decision to shut the city’s courts in 2015.

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‘Huge victory’ as court provision to be retained in Chichester

After a three year battle, Chichester campaigners hail victory as the Government finally confirms court provision will be retained in the city.

Thomas Elliott, project director

Sir Richard Hotham Project Bognor regeneration plans appeal result announced

An £80million regeneration project for Bognor Regis has been approved following an appeal.
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