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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Pizza place plan for Selsey High Street

A take-away and café could take over a vacant lot on Selsey High Street under plans submitted this week.

Stagecoach South meeting with MEP: Stagecoach South managing director Edward Hodgson with Cllr Sarah Sharp, Green MEP for the South East Keith Taylor, operations manager Gordon Frost and commercial director Mark Turner.

Calls for bus lane to cross A27 bypass

Stagecoach bosses have asked for a bus lane to help cut journey time for buses crossing the A27 into Chichester.

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The Corn Exchange in Baffins Lane, Chichester

Furniture store given green light for Chichester Corn Exchange

A furniture showroom has been approved for the Corn Exchange at Baffins Lane.

The ladder donation to Building Heroes supports its work with military veterans, helping them carry out their courses with new equipment that would be used on building sites

Ladder donation is ‘a real step forward’

Building Heroes, a charity dedicated to helping military veterans by presenting opportunities in the construction industry, has been given a range of equipment by WernerCo, the UK’s leading manufacturer of ladders.

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Private hire vehicles licensed with Chichester District Council. SUS-160518-130815001

Knowledge test for Chichester taxi drivers approved

A knowledge test for private hire drivers is set to be introduced for Chichester, with sections for literacy and driving competency.

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British Transport Police has launched a campaign warning youngsters to keep off the tracks. SUS-160816-134028001

VIDEO: Number of people risking their lives trespassing in the South East hits five-year-high

Alarming new figures from Network Rail and British Transport Police reveal more people than ever are risking their lives on the rail network by trespassing on the tracks in the south east region.

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The building at 150 St Pancras

Fresh restaurant plan for vacant St Pancras building

A new restaurant could soon take over a St Pancras building that has been empty for nine years.

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Lesley and Keith Messam. Keith's father David Messam founded the DIY store in 1959 but it will now close in July

Chichester business blames ‘lack of council support’ for closing after 60 years

David Messam has been a staple on Chichester’s high street for nearly 60 years – but now the family-run hardware store is to close.

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Wilko's mouthwash. Picture by Stephen Conway

Kids’ mouthwash recalled over contamination fears

A range of children’s mouthwash has been recalled due to potential contamination of the product.

The official opening of Stonepillow Revive on Thursday

Stonepillow shop opens in Bognor

Bognor Mayor Pat Dillon was on hand to officially open Stonepillow’s new retro and vintage charity shop in Bognor Regis.

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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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Retailer Jaeger goes into administration

Retailer Jaeger goes into administration

Fashion chain Jaeger has gone into administration, putting 700 jobs at risk in the UK, according to the BBC.

Gideon Roseman and Esther Roseman at County Hall North in Horsham last December, where the inquest took place. Picture supplied by Tony Kershaw from South West News Service (SWNS)

COUNTY NEWS: Parents get settlement after baby’s tragic cot death

The parents of baby Grace Roseman who was found dead in her cot at her home in Sussex have been compensated.

Brighton station

COUNTY NEWS: ‘Total chaos’ at railway station after marathon

One passenger described a Sussex railway station as ‘hell on earth’ last night (April 9), as sun-seekers and Brighton Marathon runners attempted to travel home.

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Serious Sandwich owner Deesha Chisnall (right) with colleagues Sue Brown (front) and Janet Ayres. Photo by Anna Khoo

Indie shop makers are what Chichester needs, Observer readers say

Independent retailers are top of readers’ wishlists for the city centre, an Observer poll revealed this week.

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In my view: Driven by demand

Ask anyone locally and we all seem to agree that Chichester is a mighty fine place to live, work, shop and be entertained.


VIDEO: Disabled mum’s daily struggle ahead of DIY SOS home transformation

A disabled mum has spoken of her delight at being picked for TV show DIY: SOS - saying the news still hasn’t sunk in.

Gatwick passengers can catch a low-cost direct flight from September. Picture: Norwegian

Catch a low-cost flight at Gatwick to Seattle and Denver

Gatwick passengers will be able to catch a low-cost direct flight to Seattle and Denver from September, it has been revealed.

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