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‘Prove we can agree an A27 solution’, Chichester MP says

Gillian Keegan has urged the Chichester community to prove it can come together and agree an A27 solution to justify her request to the government for more time.

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There has been fierce debate on how to improve the A27 at Arundel. Picture: Derek Martin

BREAKING NEWS: Arundel A27 bypass route options finally unveiled

Potential routes for an A27 bypass at Arundel have been revealed by Highways England this morning.

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Future of Petworth supermarket is still uncertain

Future of Petworth supermarket is still uncertain

Uncertainty still hangs over the future of the Co-op store in Petworth.

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Security news

Ex-convicts warn of lack of home security in Sussex

Ex-convicts have warned of a lack of home security in Sussex and the rest of the south east after research found almost a third of people in the region take no security precautions.

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Jamie Oliver at The Diner

Jamie Oliver unveils new restaurant at Gatwick

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has visited Gatwick Airport to unveil his new flagship restaurant, The Diner, a homage to great American comfort food.

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Network Rail is calling for drivers to not risk their lives for the sake of a few minutes at Yapton crossing. Picture: Network Rail

COUNTY NEWS: School bus among 150 vehicles caught risking lives on level crossing

A school bus was among more than 150 vehicles caught ignoring warning lights at a busy level crossing in two months.

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The  former premises of 4Sight in North Street described as 'scruffy' by John Quilter

‘Don’t let another charity shop open in Midhurst’

A plea to stop a charity shop opening in a ‘commercially sensitive’ part of Midhurst has failed.

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CDC leader Tony Dignum

‘Utter dismay’ expressed by district councillors to own leader’s A27 proposal

A group of district councils have expressed their ‘utter dismay’ at their leader’s proposal for Chichester’s A27.

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Pie chart of shop unit use in Chichester city centre by shop type. By Anna Khoo. Data from CDC, published July 2017.

Chichester almost at café capacity

Chichester has almost reached capacity for the number of restaurants and other non-shopping units allowed in its retail centre.

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Staff at Magna Tandoori in Bognor Regis, winner of the Observer Curry House of the Year 2017. Picture: Derek Martin DM17839353a

Restaurant wins for second year

A restaurant described by customers as the best for miles has been named Observer Curry House of the Year for the second year running.

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VIDEO: Watch incredible dolphin display in Bracklesham Bay

A family of dolphins surrounded a fishing boat in an amazing display of natural beauty in Bracklesham Bay.

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There has been fierce debate on how to improve the A27 at Arundel. Picture: Derek Martin

‘Strong majority’ will back Arundel bypass, MP says

A ‘very strong majority’ of Arundel residents support an A27 bypass, according to the town’s MP.

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Crouchlands Biogas in adminstration

Crouchlands Biogas, the company operating an anaerobic digestion plant at Crouchlands Farm in Plaistow, near Billingshurst, has gone into administration.

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The view from the corner of North and East Street. The gelateria would be just out of shot to the right of the photo.  Photo by Derek Martin SUS-170901-111028008

Ice cream shop could be coming to Chichester

City visitors could soon be able to enjoy an authentic Italian ice cream as they take in views of Chichester Cathedral.

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Smiggle wants to move into the site vacated by Thorntons in May

‘Fun’ stationers makes bid for Chichester

A self-styled ‘fun, fashion-forward’ stationers is hoping to move onto Chichester’s high street to take over the old Thorntons retail space.

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Ashley Highfield, chief executive of Johnston Press, visiting Yorkshire Post Newspapers, Leeds. YPN-151216-122835060

Johnston Press hails ‘milestone’ first half as revenues rise

Newspaper publisher Johnston Press today hailed a strong half-year performance including a double-digit hike in digital advertising revenues and audience numbers.

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Nearly half of those who responded to the public consultation rejected all five options and that opinion is unlikely to have changed

Highways: ‘Chichester needs to rally behind our option to get A27 money back’

For Chichester to get funding for A27 improvements reinstated the community ‘really need to rally behind the proposals’ Highways England put forward last year, the Government company has told the Observer.

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New contract awarded to help West Sussex people get back on their feet after illness

New contract awarded to help West Sussex people get back on their feet after illness

A £15m contract has been awarded for a service that helps West Sussex people get back their independence as soon as possible after an illness or accident or injury

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Chichester Railway Station. ks16000757-10 SUS-160613-224748008

Chichester rail passenger with £4,456 season ticket ‘at end of tether’

An commuter ‘at the end of his tether’ has written to his MP and Southern rail to demand action over ‘the most appalling service’.

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A27 schemes at Worthing (now out for consultation) and Arundel are going to be similarly controversial as Chichester's.  Photo by Derek Martin SUS-170703-121719008

A27 COMMENT: Keep faith with the community

When the Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling dramatically axed the funding for an improved A27 at Chichester he did so because he said the community could not reach agreement on the right way forward.

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