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New gypsy and travellers’ site planned for Billingshurst

A new gypsy and travellers’ site south of Billingshurst accommodating 15 pitches is being proposed.

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COUNTY NEWS: Labour executive committee resigns over harassment claims

The leadership of the Bexhill and Battle constituency Labour Party (CLP) unanimously resigned this week due to allegations of ‘serious abuse and harassment’.

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One of West Sussex's Household Waste Recycling Sites

Permit ID scheme could be introduced at rubbish tips

A permit scheme for certain vehicles using West Sussex’s rubbish tips could be introduced to stop ‘waste tourism’ from other areas.

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Staff checking a gritter during Operation Snowflake preparations

West Sussex preparing for winter weather

Preparations for winter weather in West Sussex have seen gritters carry out dry-run rehearsals and the stockpiling of salt.

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A Southern Rail train

Southern train drivers vote to accept deal

Southern train drivers have voted to accept a deal over pay, terms and conditions, and driver-only operation.

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A Southern Rail train

Two-day Southern rail strike begins

A two-day rail strike affecting Southern services has begun this morning (Wednesday November 8).

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Nick Herbert, Arundel and South Downs MP, attending a British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) event at Westminster (photo submitted).

Call for fairer pub taxes

A call for fairer taxes for the country’s pubs has been supported by Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert.

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Nick Herbert MP for Arundel and South Downs leads debate on global LGBT rights in House of Commons (photo from Parliament.tv).

MP leads debate on global LGBT rights in Commons

The United Kingdom has a ‘really important role’ to play in improving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights across the world, according to Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert.

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One of West Sussex's rubbish tips

DIY charges at rubbish tips raised just £92,000

Charges for DIY waste at West Sussex rubbish tips suspended after six months raised just £92,000, the county council has confirmed.

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Gillian Keegan (centre) meeting Valerie (left) and Tanya last week

Campaigners discuss overseas aid with MP Gillian Keegan

Campaigners travelled to Westminster to speak to Chichester’s MP about the crucial role UK overseas aid plays in tackling global poverty.

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A Southern Rail train

Fresh Southern rail strikes announced by RMT

A fresh Southern rail strike has been announced by the RMT in its dispute over driver-only trains.

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County council apologise for data ‘breach’ over invitation to cyber security event

West Sussex County Council inadvertently revealed the email addresses of scores of business owners – when inviting them to an event on cyber security.

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Jeremy Hunt, cabinet member for finance and resources, and Morwen Millson, Lib Dem county councilllor who sits on local Fairtrade steering group, celebrating West Sussex being awarded Fairtrade county status

Fairtrade county status for West Sussex

West Sussex has been awarded Fairtrade county status by the Fairtrade Foundation for its commitment to the trading principles.

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Tim Loughton, MP for East Worthing and Shoreham. Picture: Derek Martin

County News: Sussex MP’s hour-long morning bath routine sparks national headlines

Rub a dub dub, three men in a tub, and who do you think they be? The butcher, the baker the candlestick maker – but not for as long as our MP.

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Recent fly tipping in Westbourne. Remote cameras are being installed in 'hot spots'

Fines for littering in the Chichester district are about to arrive

From next month people who drop litter face being fined in a major new crackdown.

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Mid Sussex MP Sir Nicholas Soames, rail minister Paul Maynard, and Hove MP Peter Kyle

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex MPs urge Transport Secretary to invest in rail network

Two Sussex MPs, who head up a cross-party group on Southern Rail, have written to the Transport Secretary to ask for more funding in the south east.

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Sanctuary in Chichester members Mary Downy  and Tazmin Mirza chatting to a mother and daughter from Syria at the groups drop-in session

Making Chichester a sanctuary for arriving refugees

From a place of desperation there is new found hope.

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Louise Goldsmith, leader of West Sussex County Council

Specialist consultant sought to help solve Chichester’s A27 conundrum

“It is a big ask. This is a unique case, we need to find unique answers.”

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A Southern Rail train

Second Southern rail strike of week underway

A second rail strike affecting Southern train services this week began this morning (Thursday October 5).

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SECAMB vehicles SUS-140228-090646001

Ambulance trust to remain in special measures

Sussex’s ambulance trust is set to remain in special measures after the latest inspection by health regulators.

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