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Tributes paid to suffragettes but more needs to be done, county council told

As we mark 100 years since suffragettes won the first votes for women, one county councillor says more is yet needed to make female voices heard.

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MP Gillian Keegan expected to resign as district councillor

Chichester MP Gillian Keegan has said she hopes to resign as a district councillor ‘very shortly’.

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West Sussex County Council's leader Louise Goldsmith with the new drone

County council invests in drone

West Sussex County Council has become one of the first authorities in the country to invest in a drone to benefit its work.

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Council tax rise approved by West Sussex County Council

A council tax rise of 4.95 per cent including the two per cent social care levy has been approved by the Tory-led West Sussex County Council.

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New homes at East Beach Walk, Selsey, build by Barratt David Wilson

Arun homes bought using Help to Buy four times higher than Chichester

Almost 3,000 homebuyers in Sussex have used Help to Buy, with 87 per cent being first time buyers, since the scheme launched nearly five years ago.

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First all-refugee football team launches in Chichester

“Even though we are from many different nations we are one team.”

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City-wide parking plan set to move forward

The county council has been advised to move forward with a redesign of on-street parking in Chichester, despite ‘major concerns’ being raised in a public consultation.

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Green MEP Keith Taylor

Green MEP supports ‘brave’ Sussex activist ahead of court

Green MEP Keith Taylor is supporting ‘brave’ anti-drilling activist Dr Peter Whittick, who is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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Cllr Roger Barrow

Households thanked as recycling rates rise

Residents across the Chichester district are being thanked for helping to raise recycling rates as part of the council’s Recycle50% campaign.

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Your Energy Sussex is now encouraging residents to switch energy supplier to save money

Sussex tariff offers ‘fair deal’ for energy bills

A new Sussex tariff for gas and electricity is looking to offer a ‘fair deal’ for households with a council-led partnership encouraging residents to switch and save money.

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Agreement for new car park at Pulborough’s railway station unsigned

A planning agreement to allow a new car park at Pulborough Railway Station and 29 homes to go ahead has still not been signed - 19 months after the scheme was approved.

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Cllr Roger Barrow said the penalties would only be for people who repeatedly put the wrong items in their burgundy bins

New £75 fines for recycling offenders approved

New powers to fine residents who repeatedly put the wrong items in their recycling bins are coming – but are not expected to be used.

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Robert Henry Peter Elvin died on January 27

Tributes to navy captain Elvin after his death aged 99

Long-standing Chichester resident and former county councillor Robert Henry Peter Elvin has died aged 99.

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Deborah Urquhart cabinet member for the environment at West Sussex County Council

Permits for vans and trailers at rubbish tips

West Sussex’s rubbish tip service ‘was not broken but now is’ one Lib Dem councillor has claimed as permits are set to be introduced.

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Health secretary Jeremy Hunt at a visit to QA Hospital last year. Picture: Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust PPP-170714-180425001

Jeremy Hunt praises St Richard’s staff amid ‘worst winter’

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt visited Worthing Hospital this morning to talk about the extraordinary winter pressures on the NHS.

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Housing Secretary Sajid Javid has announced funding to unlock new housing schemes across Sussex

Funding to unlock new Sussex housing schemes

New funding to unlock housing schemes across Sussex has been announced by the Government today (Thursday February 1).

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Southern remains worst in country for passenger satisfaction

Southern’s passenger satisfaction remains the worst in the country despite significantly improving its score over the past year, according to new survey results.

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Centurion Way users share their love of under-threat path

More than 150 people came to find out more about a popular dog-walking and cycling path which is under threat.

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A major Government programme has been helping extend access to superfast broadband across the UK

Sussex’s access to superfast broadband below South East average

Access to superfast broadband in Sussex is above the national average but below the figure for the South East, according to new data.

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Government clamp down on 'dodgy' private parking operators

New legal protections from private parking operators have been announced today.
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