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Highways team’s grass cutting season starts

West Sussex Highways will fire up the lawnmowers on Monday and cut the grass for the first time this year.

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Lee Neale speaking to participants of the fire and rescue service's Firebreak course

Retiring fire chief ends career with mix of ‘pride and sadness’

West Sussex’s retiring acting chief firefighter says he ‘couldn’t have wished for a better way’ to end his career.

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Southern train

Rail bosses: Southern strikes ‘impotent and ineffective’

Strike action by Southern staff is ‘increasingly impotent and ineffective’, according to rail bosses.

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Nine in ten Southern trains ran during strike

Nine in ten Southern trains ran during strike

Almost nine in ten Southern trains ran during the strike by the RMT union yesterday (Wednesday February 22).

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The London Road viaduct in Brighton

Winds from Storm Doris to slow Southern trains

Heavy winds from Storm Doris mean speed restrictions will be in place across much of Sussex’s train network tomorrow (Thursday February 23).

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JPCT 210214 The South Downs. Photo by Derek Martin

Sussex’s devolution bid ‘paused’

A bid to devolve powers from central Government to local authorities in Sussex has been ‘paused’.

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Lee Neale speaking to participants of the fire and rescue service's Firebreak course

Retirement for acting fire chief

The acting chief firefighter for West Sussex has retired.

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Tories defeat Labour, Lib Dem and UKIP budget amendments

West Sussex Tories defeated Labour, Lib Dem, and UKIP amendments to next year’s county council budget yesterday (Friday February 17).

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Pallant House Gallery in Chichester

Council criticised for handing £156,000 to gallery and Chichester Festival Theatre

A senior councillor has criticised the district council for subsidising Chichester Festival Theatre and Pallant House Gallery with £156,000 of its budget for next year.

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BREAKING NEWS: Train drivers reject Southern deal

Southern train drivers have rejected a deal from rail bosses to end a dispute over driver-only operation.

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Brian Quinn and Michael Jones have called for charges at West Sussex rubbish tips to be scrapped

Calls to scrap ‘Tory tip tax’

A ‘Tory tip tax’ charging for the disposal of household DIY waste in West Sussex should be scrapped, Labour county councillors have said.

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The debate will be broadcast live on the Chichester Observer Facebook page from 2pm on Thursday

Observer to host Facebook Live debate on the A27

A live debate on the A27 will take place at the Chichester Observer office on Thursday – and people can watch it live.

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Fresh strike planned by Southern staff

Southern staff are set to strike over the introduction of driver-only operation next week.

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Manhood ‘missing’ from Chichester Vision

The Manhood Peninsula has been overlooked in the Chichester Vision, a long-standing campaigner for the area has said.

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Libraries across West Sussex are set to host events in March promoting health and wellbeing

Laughter workshops at West Sussex libraries

Health and wellbeing will be promoted at libraries across West Sussex in March.

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Chichester's County Hall SUS-160818-125926001

Tax rise and cuts on county council’s agenda

Plans to increase council tax bills and cuts are set to be debated by West Sussex county councillors later this week.

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BREAKING NEWS: Talks between Southern and RMT union end ‘prematurely’

Talks between union leaders and Southern bosses to solve a long-running dispute over driver-only operated trains have ended ‘prematurely’.

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Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal - picture courtesy of Operation Christmas Child SUS-161011-155027001

Children ‘being abandoned to some of the worst forms of exploitation’

People are being urged to write to their MPs to call on them to put pressure on the Government to reverse its decision to let in fewer child refugees.

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VIDEO: What it means to be a county councillor

West Sussex County Council is lifting-the-lid on life as a county councillor at an information event ahead of May’s elections.

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Margaret Johnson

Thanksgiving service for former council chairman

A service of thanksgiving for the life of West Sussex County Council’s first female chairman will be held later this month.

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