Four-time Littlehampton mayor jailed for fraud and forgery offences

A four-time Littlehampton mayor has been jailed after convictions for fraud and forgery left his ‘reputation in tatters’.

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COMMENT: Solving Southern rail woes must be first priority

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has no hesitation in singing the praises of Nick Brown, Govia Thameslink Railway’s chief operating officer since the end of last year.

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‘Constructive’ talks held to end Southern rail dispute

‘Constructive’ talks between the Government’s Transport Secretary and union bosses to end the Southern rail dispute took place today (Thursday July 20).

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: A welcome step in the right direction

Why should West Sussex schools receive less funding per pupil than any other shire county?

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The community lunch at Rustington Convalescent Home

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Change for the better

Progress on issues requires knowledge, insight, thinking and action.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling pictured earlier this year

‘Taking back Southern franchise won’t end dispute’

Stripping Southern services from Govia Thameslink Railway would not end the year-long dispute with rail unions, according to the Government’s Transport Secretary.

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Diane Abbott

Abuse of women MPs is not just a scandal – it’s a threat to democracy

Following the intense election campaign of 2017, Labour shadow home secretary Diane Abbott spoke out about the racist and misogynistic abuse she received online.

Katy Bourne

Katy Bourne will not take over West Sussex fire service

Sussex’s Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has decided to drop plans to take control of fire and rescue services in West Sussex.

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Cllr Paul Dendle.

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Ex-cabinet member calls for Arun to end staff pay cap

Council staff should no longer be subject to pay cap to boost a ‘lack of morale’, a former cabinet member believes.

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Fresh union walkout to coincide with Southern train drivers’ strike

A rail union has called further strike action to coincide with a walkout by Southern train drivers.

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Petitioners at Tupper's Field

Petitioners’ victory as green space deemed ‘no longer suitable’ for development

A green space threatened by development has been considered ‘no longer suitable’ for housing after persistent petitioners scored a victory on Wednesday (July 12).


Major changes to ambulance response standards welcomed by Sussex trust

Major changes to standards governing ambulance response times have been welcomed by the trust providing services to Sussex patients.

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BREAKING NEWS: Southern train drivers’ call three strike days in pay dispute

Southern and Gatwick Express train drivers’ are set to hold three days of strikes in August as part of a dispute over pay.

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John Gooderham, who lives in Billingshurst, has been calling for radiotherapy services to be based in West Sussex

Progress on new cancer treatment unit ‘nothing short of scandalous’

Inaction over creating a cancer treatment unit in West Sussex has been branded ‘nothing short of scandalous’.

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NICK HERBERT: Consultations on improvements to A27

Last week I spoke in a Commons debate on road infrastructure and raised the need for the Arundel bypass.

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Sir Peter Bottomley

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Hearts and heads in politics

This week includes the welcomed announcement of the independent public inquiry into the tragedy of contaminated blood being given with disastrous impact on children and adults with haemophilia and others with need of blood transfusion.

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Southern fined £13.4m for disruption

Southern has been fined £13.4m by the Government for disruption suffered by passengers last year.

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Ricky Bower

Chairman storms out of meeting after losing democratic vote about democracy

A council committee chairman stormed out of a meeting last night after losing a democractic vote – on a point of democracy (Tuesday, July 12).

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Angmering traffic calming given green light

A scheme to slow traffic through a village has been approved by councillors.


Dome’s demolition marks a major milestone in revamp

A major milestone in the construction of a multi-million pound leisure centre has been reached this week.

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