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Council reveals payouts for pothole damage and injuries

Blindness in one eye, internal bleeding on the brain and broken bones were some of the injuries caused by potholes in West Sussex leading to payouts of more than £79,000 in personal injury claims, it has emerged.

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Crowdfunding website for community projects in West Sussex launched

A new way of funding community projects in West Sussex has launched where contributions can be made through a crowdfunding website.

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Whitehouse Farm Phase 1 masterplan showing where the homes, school and community hub will go

First 750 homes at Whitehouse Farm approved

Following a year of repeated delays, the first 750 of 1,600 homes on land to the west of Chichester has officially been granted planning permission.

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Nathan Elvery joined the county council in 2016 on a �190,000 a year salary

Council boss: ‘Still far to go to tackle ugly underbelly of organisational culture’

A council chief executive challenged about spending decisions by a staff member has thanked her for reminding him ‘how far we still have to go in tackling the ugly underbelly of our organisational culture’.

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Nick Herbert with Arundel resident Stephen Nightingale

Arundel MP meets man with prostate cancer ahead of £75m funding

MP Nick Herbert has welcomed the government’s £75m funding boost to help thousands of men with prostate cancer get treatment earlier and faster.

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‘What matters to you’ survey launched by county council

A survey asking residents and businesses for their views on all services provided by West Sussex County Council has been launched.

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Fire crews battle a fire in Bognor in 2015. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Fire service ‘will have to continually evolve’

A four-year strategy outlining how West Sussex’s fire and rescue service will use its resources to protect the public has been published for six weeks of public consultation.

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Objections raised to last minute housing site

More than 200 representations have been received by the South Downs National Park (SDNPA) opposing the inclusion, at the eleventh hour, of a new housing site in the Petworth Neighbourhood Plan.

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District councillor elected for Rogate

Kate O’Kelly has been elected as the new district councillor for Rogate ward.

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Gender pay gap for council staff revealed

The gender pay gap for council staff working in Chichester and Arun has been revealed.

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Rogate by-election candidates

Candidates hoping to take Gillian Keegan’s place as district councillor for Rogate have submitted profiles of why they should be elected.

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Lib Dems Daniel Purchese, Morwen Millson, and James Walsh outside County Hall. They succesfully persuaded committee members to call for the Tory-led West Sussex County Council to pause a new crowdfunding model for community projects.

‘Outrageous’ charge on crowdfunded community project applications

A five per cent charge on West Sussex community projects using a new crowdfunding model has been described as ‘absolutely outrageous’ by Lib Dem councillors.

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Capita has a ten-year contract with West Sussex County Council which started in 2012

Problems with council’s Capita contract ‘not small hiccups’

A contract outsourcing West Sussex County Council’s back-office functions is ‘failing to provide as good or better services’, according to opposition members.

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Laurence Taylor, assistant chief constable at Sussex Police, at last week's performance and accountability meeting

Sussex police officers trained to respond to nerve agent attack

Around 100 Sussex Police officers are specifically trained to respond to a chemical or biological incident.

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Nations Utd FC lining up ahead of their debut match

Nations Utd win first match

A new side made up of refugees from many different countries showed they are already one united team by winning their first football match on Sunday.

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The community-led scheme has to be submitted by May/June for the next round of government roads funding

A27 project ‘nothing more than popularity contest’, group says

An A27 campaign group says it has ‘lost confidence’ in the Build a Better A27 group to find a solution for Chichester.

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One of West Sussex's Household Waste Recycling Sites

Longer summer opening hours at rubbish tips

West Sussex rubbish tips are set to have their summer opening hours increased from the start of April.

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The public are set to be consulted on a plan for the fire and rescue service over the next four years from next month

Potential headline changes to fire service ‘do not shine through’ in new plan

‘Potential headline changes and cuts’ to West Sussex’s fire and rescue service ‘do not shine through’ in a new four year strategy, according to Lib Dem councillors.

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Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne

Revealed: Thousands of homes set for Sussex – but police won’t be claiming a penny to help them cope with growth

Thousands of homes could be built across Sussex without police claiming a penny of funds they are entitled to.

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Chichester pub goes from 0 to 5 for food hygiene

Staff at a Chichester city centre pub are celebrating going from the lowest to the highest rating for food hygiene.

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