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UPDATE: A272 reopen after 2,000 litres of sewage drops on road

The A272 was earlier closed in both directions after 2,000 litres of sewage fell from a lorry in Billingshurst, according to West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

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Swarms expected in July

Honeybees usually swarm in July but Arundel Wetland Centre had two clusters appear early from its bug hotel in the meadow maze.

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Members of the RMT union outside Horsham Railway Station (photo by the RMT). SUS-161123-093128001

Fresh strikes planned in Southern Rail dispute

The RMT union has announced its members are to strike for 24 hours, in the latest industrial action in the year-long Southern dispute.

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Awards for Chichester college and university

Chichester’s college and university have both been awarded Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) results released today.

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June Jiye celebrates being the museum's 25,000th visitor

Big milestone for Midhurst’s small museum

It may be one of the smallest museums in the country but it was punching above its weight as it celebrated its 25,000th visitor since opening in December 2011.

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The Cormorant crane ship is being brought in to save Moby Dig

COUNTY NEWS: ‘Moby Dig’ to be freed next week

The stranded ‘Moby Dig’ will be liberated next week if the weather holds out, wind farm owner Rampion has confirmed.

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Archery star shares his secrets in Midhurst

There was a big boost for the new Midhurst archery club Leaping Hart when paralympic archer Rob Anderson arrived in town to share some of the secrets of his success with them.

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Railway bosses criticise union over rejection of ‘significant pay offer’

Railway bosses criticise union over rejection of ‘significant pay offer’

Railway bosses have criticised union leaders for rejecting what they claim is a ‘significant pay offer’.

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Toy firm recalls children’s toy over injury fears

Children’s toy manufacturer TOMY Europe has recalled its Lamaze Munching Max Chipmunk over safety fears.

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COUNTY NEWS: ‘Lightning damage’ causes rail delays

COUNTY NEWS: ‘Lightning damage’ causes rail delays

‘Lightning damage’ to signalling equipment is causing delays to trains with services suspended to London Bridge and Uckfield, according to Southern Rail.

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Weather warning issued for Sussex

A weather warning has been issued as a band of heavy, thundery showers is moving from west to east this morning across the South-East (Thursday June 22).

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Zoe has been missing since yesterday afternoon. Picture: Sussex Police

Concern for missing woman

Police are concerned for the welfare of a Chichester woman last seen at St Richard’s Hospital yesterday afternoon.

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UPDATE: Rail lines reopened after ‘trespass incident’

UPDATE: Rail lines reopened after ‘trespass incident’

Rail lines have reopened at Worthing Railway Station after an earlier ‘trespass incident’, according to Southern.

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Robert Trigg arrives at Lewes Crown Court before his murder trial. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Court hears how son found body of his ‘happy, joyful’ mother

A man who discovered his mother’s dead body on Mother’s Day described her as ‘cheerful and joyful’ at her former partner’s trial.

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The approach to platforms 15-19 - before and after the work to extend ticket barriers

Network Rail says Sussex commuters ‘safe’ after fears raised over London Victoria

Network Rail this week said it would ‘never put passengers at risk’ following claims by a passengers’ group about dangerous conditions at London Victoria.

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Queens Speech 'raises more questions than answers' for schools

The Queen's Speech raised "more questions than answers" about school funding, according to one headteacher.
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Thundery showers expected as hot weather comes to a close

Thundery showers expected as hot weather comes to a close

The Met Office has said the south will see the final peak in temperatures today as a band of heavy, thundery showers is expected tomorrow (Thursday) morning.

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Dr Shini Somara is presenting the BBC programme Invented in the South East, which will be aired on Friday, June 23, 2017

Sussex celebrated for its ground-breaking inventions in BBC programme

Physicist, engineer and science reporter Dr Shini Somara will explore the extraordinary role Sussex has played in the way humans interact with technology in the BBC programme Invented in the South East, scheduled to air this Friday (June 23) on BBC One at 7.30pm.

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James joins Cowdray Estate in a newly created role

James Deacon has joined Cowdray in the new head of estates role.

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Firefighters tackle barn fire in Wisborough Green

Firefighters tackle barn fire in Wisborough Green

Four fire engines were sent to tackle a barn fire that broke out in Wisborough Green this morning.

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