Leaked Tory emails reveal fallout of Arun cabinet ‘sackings’

Councillors who launched a failed bid to overthrow Arun District Council’s Conservative leadership have been ‘sacked’.

Sir Peter Bottomley at the Islamic Exhibition at Worthings Assembly Hall

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: All together now and in the future

The villages around Worthing and the communities in West Sussex’s largest town include a great variety of friendly people. We come together naturally. Let us be proud of our achievements.

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Southern talks with union to resume next week

Talks between Southern bosses and union officials aimed at ending a dispute affected train services are set to resume next week.

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Peter Moss, pictured when he was Arundel deputy mayor, taking on Arun District Council in a row over parking at Arundel Town Hall. Picture: Roger Green

Man who left his mark in Arundel has died

Former Arundel resident Peter Moss is remembered as a man who contributed hugely to the town’s council and community.


Angmering M&S plans face opposition from Waitrose and its landlord

Plans for a Marks and Spencer food store on the Angmering and Rustington border are back to square one after a bitter wrangle between rivals.

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Chichester’s £250m A27 cash ‘still available’

The cash to pay for vital improvements to the A27 around Chichester is still available, a letter from Jim O’Sullivan the chief executive of Highways England seems to suggest.

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Union protest outside Parliament to mark year since start of Southern dispute

A rail union is set to protest outside Parliament to mark one year since the start of strikes on the Southern network.

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Sir Peter with a newborn lamb

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: New life and old games

Our doctor daughter trained at Worthing hospital before becoming a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology in London.

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Are you registered to vote?

With the snap election set for June 8, it is important for you to make sure you are able to exercise your right to vote.

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Proposed site for 100 new homes in Yapton, behind St Mary's Church and south of Ford Lane SUS-150713-103940001

Villagers score shock homes win as second inquiry battle looms

Villagers fighting scores of new homes have cause for celebration after the High Court supported their wishes and dimissed a developer’s challenge.

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Election count. Sir Peter Bottomley - West Worthing. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150805-130839008

West Sussex reacts to PM’s call for snap general election

Comments have flooded in since the Prime Minister’s surprise call for a general election this morning.

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Theresa May calls snap general election

Sussex voters are set to head to the polls in June as Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap general election.

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The single rose and policemans helmet were placed where PC Palmer challenged the intruder

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: On the cross for us?

After the overnight vigil in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft, Palace of Westminster, the coffin of PC Keith Palmer and his family led the funeral cortege through Old Palace Yard into Parliament Square before the journey to Southwark Cathedral. The flowers above the hearse declared ‘No. 1 Daddy’.

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More talks called a year into Southern dispute

Talks to end a dispute between rail bosses and Southern staff have been called for later this month, almost a year since the first strike action was held.

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Rubbish tip charges suspended

Rubbish tip charges introduced in West Sussex last year have been suspended with immediate effect until a Government review has been concluded.

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Chichester's A27 scheme was cancelled in March, while Arundel and Worthing and Lewes projects are still planned

Scrapped A27 scheme cost £3.3m

Nearly £3.3m of public money was spent on Chichester’s failed A27 Improvement Scheme, the Observer can reveal.

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Labour's Worthing Pier candidate Jim Deen at Teville Gate where waste has been dumped (photo submitted).

Government tells councils to stop rubbish tip charges

Charges at rubbish tips including those introduced in West Sussex last year should be stopped, according to the Government’s new anti-littering strategy.

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Arun county council election candidates revealed

The candidates looking to become West Sussex county councillors for the Bognor Regis and Littlehampton areas have been revealed.

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Sir Peter bottomley during the BBC Radio 5 Live discussion

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Not guilty as charged

Do you remember where you were when Princess Diana’s funeral was held at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, September 6, 1997, nearly 20 years ago?

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David Parfitt and Jane Fordham have been selected to work on the Shoreham Airshow memorials project SUS-170404-112506001

Artists’ ‘honour’ in selection to sculpt airshow memorials

Artists commissioned to design a series of memorials to mark the Shoreham Airshow disaster have described their ‘honour’ at being chosen.

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