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Fears fire engine crewing could be cut to ‘unsafe’ levels

Fears crewing of fire engines in West Sussex could be cut to ‘unsafe’ levels have been expressed by opposition county councillors.

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One of West Sussex's rubbish tips

Top tips during ‘spring surge’ at rubbish tips

A ‘spring surge’ at West Sussex’s rubbish tips has prompted the county council to issue five top tips about using the sites.

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A Thameslink service. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Times for every Southern and Thameslink service to change

The biggest timetable shake-up in UK rail history affecting Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express services will be introduced next month.

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Worthing Assembly Hall

BBC Question Time heading to Worthing

Topical debate programme Question Time will be coming to Worthing next month.

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A pothole in West Sussex pictured by Eddie Mitchell SUS-180327-091839001

Council reveals payouts for pothole damage and injuries

Blindness in one eye, internal bleeding on the brain and broken bones were some of the injuries caused by potholes in West Sussex leading to payouts of more than £79,000 in personal injury claims, it has emerged.

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PICTURES: Pet day supports campaign against animal testing

Dogs had their day at The Body Shop in Littlehampton as part of a fun day raising awareness of animal testing.

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VIDEO: Care packages help boost morale for troops

A single small act of kindness for a friend led to a near full-time occupation for one Littlehampton woman.

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Crowdfunding website for community projects in West Sussex launched

A new way of funding community projects in West Sussex has launched where contributions can be made through a crowdfunding website.

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Nathan Elvery joined the county council in 2016 on a �190,000 a year salary

Council boss: ‘Still far to go to tackle ugly underbelly of organisational culture’

A council chief executive challenged about spending decisions by a staff member has thanked her for reminding him ‘how far we still have to go in tackling the ugly underbelly of our organisational culture’.

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RAF Triathlon team members with the RAF100 Baton and RAF Benevolent Fund Ambassador Mike Goody. Photo: RAF Benevolent Fund VbRW0KfDg2bDDsVt-F68

RAF relay team faces tough challenges en route to Rustington

Relay team members have spoken of the challenges they faced carrying the RAF100 Baton to Rustington.

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Nick Herbert with Arundel resident Stephen Nightingale

Arundel MP meets man with prostate cancer ahead of £75m funding

MP Nick Herbert has welcomed the government’s £75m funding boost to help thousands of men with prostate cancer get treatment earlier and faster.

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‘What matters to you’ survey launched by county council

A survey asking residents and businesses for their views on all services provided by West Sussex County Council has been launched.

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Fire crews battle a fire in Bognor in 2015. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Fire service ‘will have to continually evolve’

A four-year strategy outlining how West Sussex’s fire and rescue service will use its resources to protect the public has been published for six weeks of public consultation.

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Alma Leonard gave outstanding service to the community in Rustington. PICTURE RIGHT: HARMONY PHOTOGRAPHIC

Former chairman remembered for her work in the community

A retired teacher who gave outstanding service to the community in Rustington has died at the age of 91.

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Proposed new toilets on Bognor Regis seafront will be unisex

Councillors endorse unisex toilets after topic creates a stink

Unisex public toilets will be installed across Arun district ‘wherever appropriate’ despite councillors’ concerns over their suitability.

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Eastergate chairman Chris Allington addressing Monday night's meeting in Eastergate Village Hall

Villages handed a ‘suicide pass’ of 3,000 homes

The green light for 3,000 new homes is expected as early as next month, a meeting heard.

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Villagers to unite over 3,000-homes proposal

Villagers to unite over 3,000-homes proposal

On Monday villagers are expected to gather to discuss proposals which could see 3,000 new homes built between Barnham, Eastergate and Westergate.

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Lib Dems Daniel Purchese, Morwen Millson, and James Walsh outside County Hall. They succesfully persuaded committee members to call for the Tory-led West Sussex County Council to pause a new crowdfunding model for community projects.

‘Outrageous’ charge on crowdfunded community project applications

A five per cent charge on West Sussex community projects using a new crowdfunding model has been described as ‘absolutely outrageous’ by Lib Dem councillors.

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Capita has a ten-year contract with West Sussex County Council which started in 2012

Problems with council’s Capita contract ‘not small hiccups’

A contract outsourcing West Sussex County Council’s back-office functions is ‘failing to provide as good or better services’, according to opposition members.

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Laurence Taylor, assistant chief constable at Sussex Police, at last week's performance and accountability meeting

Sussex police officers trained to respond to nerve agent attack

Around 100 Sussex Police officers are specifically trained to respond to a chemical or biological incident.

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