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VIDEO: ‘Make 2017 a year of hope’ say Trump protestors in Adur

More than 100 people met on the Adur Ferry Bridge today, the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, for a peaceful protest.

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Katy Bourne at last year's election count with Michael Jones. The Labour runner up attempted to veto her plans for a council tax rise at a Sussex Police and Crime Panel meeting

Bid to veto Sussex PCC’s council tax rise fails

A bid to veto plans to increase Sussex Police’s share of council tax has failed.

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COUNTY NEWS: IKEA addresses rumours of Sussex move

IKEA has reconfirmed its interest in Sussex as a location for a potential new store.

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VIDEO: Aquarena approval reaction: ‘majestic’ or ‘a big mistake’?

The approval of plans to turn the Aquarena site into housing have split the community, with some labelling the designs ‘majestic’ and others saying it will be ‘a big mistake’,

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The land in Clymping where 300 houses could be built

Fury as developer doubles homes plan for Clymping to 300

Villagers have reacted with ‘shock and disappointment’ at a developer’s plans to build hundreds more houses on a piece of farmland than originally proposed.

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Strike by Southern guards still on

A strike by Southern guards is still scheduled for Monday as the RMT union has been ‘excluded’ from talks.

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The Equitable Life scandal in numbers

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Health, social and spiritual care

This week may appear to be dominated by rail talks, deliberate disruption added to unacceptable unreliability caused by equipment and infrastructure failures and by announcements on the principles and aims in the necessary cooperative talks on how to leave the European Union.

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UPDATE: Council tax increase to help protect ‘vital services’

The average West Sussex household may have to fork out an extra £450 due to council tax increases planned by the county council over the next four years.

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Bin dog poo, Arun is warning

‘Poo fairy’ myth debunked amid crackdown on dog fouling

Dog owners failing to clean up their pooch’s mess will be targeted in a new trial which will see offenders fined.

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County news: IKEA link to Sussex intensifies

Rumours of a first IKEA store in Sussex have intensified this week.

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Southern restoring full timetable after strike suspension

Southern is set to restore its full train service next week following the suspension of strike action by train drivers’ union ASLEF.

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Council tax rise could fund extra 100 Sussex Police staff

Increasing council tax could fund more than 100 extra officers and specialist staff for Sussex Police.

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Advice event on community-led planning in Sussex

Action in rural Sussex (AirS) and the East Sussex Rural Partnership are holding an event about housebuilding and infrastructure to help Sussex communities and businesses thrive.

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Southern passengers have faced almost constant delays since early 2016

UPDATE: Southern train drivers suspend strike action

Southern train drivers have suspended strike action after rail bosses agreed to fresh talks.

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The Government has faced calls to strip GTR of Southern services

Southern rock bottom in Which? customer satisfaction survey

Southern rail services have finished rock bottom in a customer satisfaction survey conducted by consumer champion Which?

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Southern passengers have faced almost constant delays since early 2016

Southern passengers to ‘mourn the death of their patience’

A three-day protest by Southern train passengers is set to ‘mourn the death of their patience’.

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Gill Brown said the council was tackling low wages

Council chief gets £117,000 – but rest of Arun poorest paid

Arun District Council has been challenged to boost average pay for workers – which ranks as the lowest in West Sussex.

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New rubbish tip charges ruled ‘illegal’ by Government says Tory

New charges to dispose of household DIY waste at West Sussex rubbish tips have been ruled ‘illegal’ by the Government, a Tory county councillor says.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Toilets in North Street, Wick

Arun agrees cost-saving plans for public toilets

Arun District Council approved plans for public toilets last night as part of wider plans to save £4million by 2020.

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