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Sussex remembers victims of terrorist attack in Westminster

Tributes to the victims of a terrorist attack in Westminster have been paid by communities and politicians across Sussex.

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Horse Guards Parade

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Reflections on Martin McGuinness

When I served in the Northern Ireland Office as minister for environment and as minister for agriculture, my London office looked out on Horse Guards Parade.

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Sussex MPs caught up in Westminster lockdown after ‘terrorist attack’

Sussex MPs have been caught up in a lockdown of Westminster following a suspected terrorist attack.

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The Observer front page after Chris Grayling's shock announcement

Council pledges £100,000 on ‘bold’ community-led A27 scheme

A £100,000 pledge has been made by West Sussex County Council to fund the community drive to build a better A27.

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Southern season ticket holders paid £10m compensation

Southern season ticket holders have received a total of £10m in compensation after repeated delays to trains.

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West Sussex pubs in line for welcome tax relief

The vast majority of pubs in West Sussex are in line for welcome tax relief following the Chancellor’s Spring Budget.

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Southern agrees to talks if union suspends strike

Southern bosses have agreed to talks to end a dispute with staff if the RMT union calls off strike action planned for early April.

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BREAKING NEWS: Southern staff call fresh strike

Southern staff have called fresh strike action over the introduction of driver-only operation.

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BBC Question Time. Pic: David Lowndes

COUNTY NEWS: Scotland dominates debate as Sussex hosts BBC’s Question Time

Sussex hosted BBC’s Question Time last night – but news north of the border dominated debate.

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Stephen Hillier, West Sussex County Council's cabinet member for children - start of life, raising awareness about Child Sexual Exploitation (photo submitted).

Scrutiny of services combatting Child Sexual Exploitation refused

Calls for greater scrutiny of services combatting Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in West Sussex have been rejected.

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UPDATE: Southern train drivers’ agreement ‘old deal in new envelope’

A fresh agreement between Southern train drivers and rail bosses has been described as the ‘old deal in a new envelope’.

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Commonwealth flags in Parliament Square

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Commonwealth for all

The weekend began with the positive conference on housing and homelessness called by Worthing Homes and the Worthing Churches Homeless Projects.

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BBC Question Time. Pic: David Lowndes

COUNTY NEWS: BBC Question Time to be filmed in Sussex tonight

BBC Question Time is coming to Sussex tonight – and the panel has now been revealed (Thursday, March 16).

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DM16133680a.jpg St Catherine's Catholic Primary School, Littlehampton. Photo by Derek Martin. SUS-160808-170354008

Expansion of Angmering schools agreed

Expansion of schools Angmering has been agreed by the county council.

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Leader of West Sussex County Council, Louise Goldsmith, speaking with NHS staff at 1,001 Critical Days manifesto for West Sussex launch (photo submitted).

VIDEO: ‘Radical change’ needed for 1,001 critical days

‘Radical change’ is needed to focus services on the first thousand days after a baby is conceived until they reach their second birthday in West Sussex.

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Angela Standing has been a councillor for two years. Picture: Steve Robards

New mayor of Arundel chosen

A new mayor of Arundel has been elected.

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Louise  Goldsmith, leader West Sussex County Council (photo submitted). SUS-150813-103444001

Extra £25m for West Sussex social care services in Chancellor’s Budget

An extra £25m has been provided for social care services in West Sussex in the Chancellor’s Spring Budget.

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UKIP's Derek Ambler caused one of the few surprises of the Arun District Council elections SUS-151105-085049001

UKIP councillor had nothing ‘useful to say’ at crunch meetings over Arun’s future

A UKIP member has defended his silence at a series of key meetings which could forever change Arun district – by admitting he had nothing ‘useful’ to say.

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Road users will continue to face appalling congestion (Picture: Eddie Mitchell)

NICK HERBERT: Folly to pursue a fantasy option

It was bad news last week when we heard that the A27 Chichester improvement scheme has been cancelled. Frankly this is nothing less than a massive own goal for West Sussex.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond

Budget ‘tax hike’ on self-employed

A ‘tax hike’ for West Sussex’s self employed has been criticised by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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