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‘Grayling is public enemy number one in West Sussex’

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has been branded ‘public enemy number one in West Sussex’ due to his decision to cancel the A27 Chichester scheme and his handling of the Southern rail crisis.

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Funds to help introduce technology to residents at libraries

Innovative new projects to help residents use technology at West Sussex libraries have received a welcome funding boost.

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Andrew Pickthall says he's been left scared and confused by the �192.92 charge

Disabled residents hit by £500,000 Arun council tax bill

Hundreds of disabled people living in the Arun district have just been hit with close to a £200 council tax bill.

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Transport secretary Chris Grayling

‘Grayling is public enemy number one after cancelling A27 scheme’

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has been branded ‘public enemy number one in West Sussex’ due to his decision to cancel the A27 Chichester scheme and his handling of the Southern rail crisis.

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Andrew Tyrie calls for MoJ explanation over Chichester court ‘closure’

Andrew Tyrie has said if Chichester’s crown court has closed it is a ‘breach of faith’ by the Ministry of Justice.

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The first A27 workshop started to nail down some first ideas after the initial gathering earlier this month (pictured)

Ideas flow at first A27 Community Workshop in Chichester

A holistic approach. A scheme devised by local people. Securing overseas expertise and eventually Government funding again.

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The aftermath of Wednesday's attack in Westminster (photo by SWNS.com)

Sussex remembers victims of terrorist attack in Westminster

Tributes to the victims of a terrorist attack in Westminster have been paid by communities and politicians across Sussex.

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Sussex MPs caught up in Westminster lockdown after ‘terrorist attack’

Sussex MPs have been caught up in a lockdown of Westminster following a suspected terrorist attack.

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The Observer front page after Chris Grayling's shock announcement

Council pledges £100,000 on ‘bold’ community-led A27 scheme

A £100,000 pledge has been made by West Sussex County Council to fund the community drive to build a better A27.

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Southern season ticket holders paid £10m compensation

Southern season ticket holders have received a total of £10m in compensation after repeated delays to trains.

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West Sussex pubs in line for welcome tax relief

The vast majority of pubs in West Sussex are in line for welcome tax relief following the Chancellor’s Spring Budget.

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‘Significant concerns’ identified prior to Chichester court closure

The Government’s top civil servants identified ‘significant concerns’ about closing Chichester’s Crown Court before deciding to shut it anyway.

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A vigil was held to mark the closure of the magistrates' court last September

Government insists Chichester Crown Court ‘remains open’

The Government insists Chichester’s Crown Court remains open - despite no hearings being listed and the remaining staff today stripping the building out.

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Southern agrees to talks if union suspends strike

Southern bosses have agreed to talks to end a dispute with staff if the RMT union calls off strike action planned for early April.

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BREAKING NEWS: Southern staff call fresh strike

Southern staff have called fresh strike action over the introduction of driver-only operation.

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COUNTY NEWS: Scotland dominates debate as Sussex hosts BBC’s Question Time

Sussex hosted BBC’s Question Time last night – but news north of the border dominated debate.

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Stephen Hillier, West Sussex County Council's cabinet member for children - start of life, raising awareness about Child Sexual Exploitation (photo submitted).

Scrutiny of services combatting Child Sexual Exploitation refused

Calls for greater scrutiny of services combatting Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in West Sussex have been rejected.

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UPDATE: Southern train drivers’ agreement ‘old deal in new envelope’

A fresh agreement between Southern train drivers and rail bosses has been described as the ‘old deal in a new envelope’.

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BBC Question Time. Pic: David Lowndes

COUNTY NEWS: BBC Question Time to be filmed in Sussex tonight

BBC Question Time is coming to Sussex tonight – and the panel has now been revealed (Thursday, March 16).

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City and district councillor Richard Plowman says it will be at least another ten years until the A27 gets funding

Chichester councillor’s A27 claims ‘simply untrue’, leader says

A councillor has accused Chichester’s leaders of either ‘misleading’ its residents or being ‘duped’ by the government over the A27.

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