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Gaping hole in £22m flood defences to be plugged at last

A gaping hole in Littlehampton’s flood defences is set to be plugged – more than two years after the £22million scheme was completed.

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Horsham councillors back Arundel bypass

Horsham District Council has lent its support to a controversial bypass option to upgrade the A27 around Arundel.

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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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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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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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Councillor Ricky Bower

NHS bosses lag behind in securing healthcare upgrades as new developments increase pressure

NHS bosses are lagging behind in identifying improvements to under-pressure health facilities in the face of approval of hundreds of new homes.

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Save Binsted, no to Option 5A demonstration

County councillors back A27 Arundel bypass

County councillors have backed controversial plans for an A27 Arundel bypass.

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Southern train

Latest strike affecting Southern trains today

The latest 24-hour strike affecting Southern train services started this morning (Tuesday October 3).

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One of West Sussex's rubbish tips

DIY waste will not be charged for at tips

Charges for disposing of DIY waste at rubbish tips in West Sussex will not be reinstated by the county council.

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Higher charges for post-16 school transport proposed

Some students in post-16 education could be charged more for school transport by the county council.

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Celebrations at the librarys 40th anniversary in 2015

Library ‘closure’ policy to be re-examined after concerns

A policy which plunged the future of a village library into doubt will be re-examined after concerns were raised by a developer and a parish council.

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Petitioners gathered in Tupper's Field

Is your parish taking the most housing in Arun district?

Figures released by Arun District Council have revealed which parishes are taking the most of its 20,000-home vision for the district.

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Congestion on the A259

‘Appalling’ roads won’t cope with 20,000 homes plan, residents argue

Arun’s ‘appalling’ road network will not cope under the strain of 20,000 new homes.

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Southern train

Southern plans normal service on most routes during strikes

Southern is planning to run a normal service on most routes during next week’s rail strikes.

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The hub handles safeguarding concerns about children and young people. Photo posed by model for illustrative purposes.

Council insources jobs due to ‘unacceptable risk to children’

Administration roles in a West Sussex safeguarding hub are being insourced by the county council as ‘vulnerable children are at risk of harm’.

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County council staff invited to apply for redundancy

West Sussex County Council employees have been invited to apply for redundancy.

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Labour councillor Dr Beccy Cooper with Jeremy Corbyn and owner of Baked Lauren Roffey

Worthing has surprise visit from Jeremy Corbyn

Worthing had a surprise visit from Jeremy Corbyn yesterday.

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Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Thousands gather to see Jeremy Corbyn at Sussex rally

Thousands of people gathered to see Jeremy Corbyn at a rally in Sussex last night.

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Sussex Police

Pay award for police officers ‘insulting’

A pay award for police officers has been branded ‘insulting’ by the chair of Sussex Police Federation.

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Louise Beaton

Record Arun housebuilding plans ‘destined to fail’, government told

Record housebuilding plans across Arun district are so high they are destined to fail, a government inspector has been told.

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