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Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

A train journey spanning barely half the country has been revealed as the country’s most expensive standard class ticket available to passengers.

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Five simple tips to end up with more money in 2017

Five simple tips to end up with more money in 2017

Sally Francis, a senior writer at, explains five things women should consider after a month of excess.

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West Sussex County Council leader Louise Goldsmith

A27 consultation re-run ‘not about a northern bypass’, county council leader insists

Louise Goldsmith, the leader of West Sussex County Council, has responded to a challenge to her Chichester West division seat from anti-northern A27 bypass campaigners.

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Louise Goldsmith being handed the notice from Chichester Deserves Better at last Thursday's Funtington Parish Council meeting

A27 campaigners launch challenge for county council leader’s seat

Anti-northern bypass campaigners have announced plans to put forward a candidate to challenge leader Louise Goldsmith for her seat on the county council at this summer’s elections.

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A white Ghost made for a client to mark the 50th anniversary of the state of Singapore photographed at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Goodwood. Photograph by Christopher Ison

Rolls-Royce confirms its commitment to Goodwood following high sales figures

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has renewed its commitment to Goodwood after a double-digit jump in UK revenues helped the German-owned company notch up its second highest sales record in over a century.

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Office staff expected to spend over £40,000 on workplace costs

Office staff expected to spend over £40,000 on workplace costs

Whether it’s a quick coffee or chipping in for a colleague’s birthday present, office workers can expect to spend over £40,000 in a lifetime on workplace costs.

Rail news

Travel advice issued ahead of three day train driver’s strike

Passengers are warned to travel by train ‘only if essential’ during three days of strikes by ASLEF drivers planned this week, said a spokesperson from Govia Thameslink Railway.

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The man said Tesco should ban customers who go shopping in their nightwear.

Shopper asks Tesco to ban customers in pyjamas and dressing gowns

A Tesco shopper has called on the supermarket giant to ban customers in sleepwear after posting a picture of two women walking the aisles in their dressing gowns.

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Aldi will increase its its minimum wage

UK’s ‘highest-paying supermarket’ to create 4,000 jobs

Aldi is to recruit 4,000 new permanent workers in stores and warehouses across the country, as part of the supermarket giant’s plan to open around 70 new shops this year.

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A solution to Chichester's traffic problem has been talked about for years

New A27 consultation could delay whole Chichester scheme, Highways England says

Holding a fresh A27 consultation including options for a northern bypass would risk ‘delaying the improvements’ promised for Chichester, Highways England said.

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The Chichester Observer front page two weeks ago breaking the news that cllr Goldsmith wants a new A27 consultation

Chichester district councillors set to back A27 consultation re-run

Chichester District Council cabinet members are behind Louise Goldsmith’s call for the A27 consultations to be completely re-run and include northern bypass options.

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Louise Goldsmith, leader of West Sussex County Council (photo submitted). SUS-150522-082832001

County council leader pleads for end to Southern strikes

The leader of West Sussex County Council has called for action to address the ‘huge detrimental effect’ the current Southern rail strike is having on the county.

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Traffic news

M23 blocked at Gatwick Airport

There are severe traffic delays on the M23 near Gatwick Airport.

The Stakes on a Train Paddy Power offer

Stakes on a train! Betting firm offers ‘insurance’ against Southern cancellations

Christmas Eve commuters suffering cancellations on Southern Rail routes have been offered a lifeline by betting firm.

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Artist's impression unveiled in January 2015 of the supermarket Waitrose hoped to build in Midhurst

Another supermarket setback for Midhurst

There has been another setback in plans to bring a new supermarket to Midhurst on the ‘Waitrose’ site.

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex MP calls for rail ombudsman

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex MP calls for rail ombudsman

A ten minute rule bill put forward by a Sussex MP yesterday is a ‘practical way’ to give ‘power back to aggrieved passengers’, he said.

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Two awards for popular farm park

Fishers Adventure Farm Park in Wisborough Green has won twice at the Beautiful South Awards 2016.

Fuel prices creep upwards

Fuel prices creep upwards

The cost of fuel rose last week, with unleaded petrol now 115.0 pence per litre. This is 0.8 pence per litre more than the previous week.

Rail strikes ‘costing the UK £300m’, study reveals

Rail strikes ‘costing the UK £300m’, study reveals

Research from the University of Chichester has found that Southern Rail strikes have cost the UK hundreds of millions of pounds.

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