Calls to exempt care leavers from council tax up to 25

Care leavers in West Sussex could be exempt from council tax up to the age of 25 as part of proposals being considered.

Sam Hart and Rachel Dekker open the new court

New court is reason to celebrate at Fishbourne

Fishbourne Tennis Club have opened their first with an artificial surface.

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Liam and Lena Humphrey won their wedding reception in the Chichester Observer series

Wedding favours draw jeers but Littlehampton couple could be on to a winning streak

Newlyweds who gave out unusual wedding favours were heckled by their guests with cries of ‘rubbish’.

Mohamed Barakat, 63, from Goring, next to his front door which was broken into. The dent can be seen on the doorframe where the burglars forced one of the three locks.

COUNTY NEWS: Husband’s despair as thieves steal wife’s operation money

A man has spoken of his despair after thieves stole money to fund a life-changing operation for his disabled wife.

The Amex. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Brighton Live transfer news: Albion look to sign new defender, Manchester United eye raid on rivals and Premier League transfer latest

Brighton and their Premier League rivals continue to be linked with a host of players as the new season draws near.


Award-winning brewery has launched South Downs bitter

Award-winning microbrewery Langhams, based at Lodsworth, has released the first bottles of its classic South Downs Best Bitter to support work in the South Downs National Park (SDNP), including a campaign to raise funds for critical repairs on the South Downs Way national trail.


The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot starting this month

Jon Malyon taking on the challenge

Bosham dad takes on epic challenge to raise money for hospital baby unit

A father whose two daughters received specialist treatment at St Richard’s Hospital after they were born premature has completed a huge challenge in their names.

From March 2017: Steyning says 'no' to proposed quarry next to Hammes Farm, Washington Road, Steyning. Pic Steve Robards  SR1705285 SUS-170314-153342001

Call for new sand quarry sites in summer

A call for new sites for soft sand extraction in West Sussex could be launched this summer.

Sue Lambert, NatWest community banker for Midhurst and Petworth.

Community banker appointed for Midhurst and Petworth as NatWest branches close

NatWest has given details of its community banker for the Midhurst and Petworth area as branches in both towns close.

Diary of a Sussex ‘newbie’ - The Critters

Diary of a Sussex ‘newbie’ - The Critters

My new friend is the very lovely and oh so greatly appreciated pest control man.

Cormorants at their open water swim

All at sea? Cormorants are quite at home thanks...

There’s nothing strange about seeing a cormorant in the sea – except these were not the birds that can famously swim faster than a fish, but members of Chichester Cormorants Swimming Club.

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Sussex visit Arundel Castle for their annual festival week from Wednesday

Sussex head to Arundel Castle for annual festival week

Arundel Castle Cricket welcome Sussex from Wednesday (June 20) for the annual festival week.

Children at a woodcarving event

Children help design Shackleton artwork

The children at Coldwaltham School have been invited to help develop ideas for a public artwork at the new housing development in Shackleton Close, Coldwaltham.

Dragonflyers trampolinists in Cardiff

Dragonflyers keep their cool in Cardiff

Dragonflyers duo Lucy Hijmans and Libby Morton won astounding bronze medals at Cardiff in trampolining’s National League.

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Midhurst WI members exploring the garden

Arundel open garden supported by WI members

A group of 14 of Midhurst Women’s Institute (WI) members enjoyed an afternoon trip to an Arundel garden, which had opened in support of the National Garden Scheme.

Sarah Beeny is looking for Sussex residents to go on her new show

Sarah Beeny looking for Sussex homeowners for new TV show

Property expert Sarah Beeny is on the lookout for Sussex homeowners to star in her new TV show.

National Refugee Week

‘An opportunity for us all to think about bringing refuge, safety, help’

An invitation is being extended to join a nationwide campaign and take a few moments to remember the suffering of refugees.

Photo by Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Body found in city centre

Police are investigating after a body was found in a city centre yesterday (Saturday).

Cowdray is getting ready for its annual pro-am

Pro-am will be big at Cowdray... Goodwood delighted with ‘international’ day

Cowdray Golf Club are hosting a charity pro-am day in aid of St Wilfrid’s Hospice next Saturday (June 23).

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