Residents’ local plan concerns ‘should not be ignored like Grenfell Tower warnings’

Residents should use the Grenfell Tower tragedy to ensure their grave concerns over Arun’s local plan are not ignored.

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Malcolm Belchamber during his last stint as Littlehampton mayor

Ex-mayor guilty of fraud and forgery offences resigns as councillor

A Littlehampton town councillor of 40 years found guilty this week of fraud and forgery offences has resigned.

The Sea Drive property could be converted into eight apartments. Picture by Google Street View SUS-170622-125121001

Contentious Ferring plans disrupted by Arun sound system saga

A sound system saga disrupted consideration of plans to demolish a Ferring home and replace it with a contentious apartment block on Wednesday (June 21).

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Sir Peter Bottomley

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Inspired practical leadership

One of the great benefits of the newspapers, the print media, is the speed of reaction.

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Latest plans to regenerate Littlehampton seafront SUS-170314-110636001

Seafront regeneration ideas backed amid coach concern

Conceptual designs outlining how Littlehampton seafront could be regenerated have received the backing of councillors.

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Basin Road level crossing

Southern Gateway regeneration unlikely to include level crossing bridges

Regeneration of Chichester’s Southern Gateway is unlikely to include bridging over the railway line or tunnelling under it.

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Malcolm Belchamber arrives at a previous hearing at Worthing Magistrates' Court. Picture by Eddie Mitchell

Four-time Littlehampton mayor guilty of fraud and forgery

Four-time former Littlehampton mayor Malcolm Belchamber has been found guilty of fraud and forgery offences.

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Election count 2015. Sir Peter Bottomley - West Worthing, left. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160622-115732003

MPs defend voting record on rented homes safety in wake of tragic Grenfell Tower fire

Linking the Grenfell Tower disaster to a vote on ensuring rented homes are ‘fit for human habitation’ is politically motivated, MPs have claimed.

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Malcolm Belchamber

‘Blue Peter-style’ Home Office forgery found in town councillor’s wardrobe, court hears

A forged Home Office document was found in the bedroom wardrobe of an experienced town councillor, a court heard.

Malcolm Belchamber arrives at a previous hearing at Worthing Magistrates' Court. Picture by Eddie Mitchell

‘I didn’t lie to police’, says former Littlehampton mayor on trial for fraud

A four-time mayor of Littlehampton denied using his colleague’s computer to produce a fraudulent letter while she was out of the office on a cigarette break.

Malcolm Belchamber arrives at a previous hearing at Worthing Magistrates' Court. Picture by Eddie Mitchell

Ex-Littlehampton mayor denies fraud and forgery as trial begins

A ‘respected’ former Littlehampton mayor produced a fraudulent letter to help his friend receive extra housing benefits, a court heard.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling pictured in May

Union at centre of Southern dispute calls for urgent meeting with ministers

A rail union at the centre of a dispute affecting Southern train services is calling for an urgent meeting with the reappointed Transport Secretary.

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Hove's Peter Kyle and Brighton Kemptown's Lloyd Russell-Moyle celebrate Labour's election success in the city, with city council leader Warren Morgan

GENERAL ELECTION: Labour vote surges across Sussex

Labour’s share of the vote surged across Sussex with the party taking Brighton Kemptown easily from the Tories and running them close in a number of areas.

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Nick Herbert, re-elected as MP for Arundel and South Downs

RESULT: Tories hold Arundel and South Downs

Conservative Nick Herbert has been re-elected as MP for Arundel and South Downs.

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Re-elected Peter Bottomley out in the dawn light early this morning

RESULT: Tories hold Worthing West against Labour challenge

Conservative Sir Peter Bottomley held his seat in Worthing West, seeing off a challenge from Labour.

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RESULT: Tories retain Bognor Regis and Littlehampton

RESULT: Tories retain Bognor Regis and Littlehampton

Schools minister Nick Gibb has been re-elected as Bognor Regis and Littlehampton MP.

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Polling day

Horses, tandem bikes and celebrities...who says polling day is boring?

From campaigning while riding a tandem bike to riding a horse to a polling station, election day in Sussex has provided plenty of laughs for candidates and party activists.

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LIVE: Sussex general election results

Polling stations have closed – and now it is time to count the votes.

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Seven of eight Tory West Sussex MPs pictured last year

Will West Sussex Tories keep their seats?

Seven of the eight Conservative MPs before the election are re-standing again in West Sussex, with most defending large majorities.

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Election counting

BREAKING: Exit polls predict hung Parliament

BBC’s exit poll has predicted a hung Parliament, with the Conservatives losing seats to other parties.

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