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Upset as ‘despicable’ vandals target vital Selsey charity bus

Elderly and disabled Selsey residents could miss out on their only trips out of the house after a charity bus was vandalised.

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Worthing woman verbally assaulted and ‘spat on’ in Chichester store

Police are appealing for witnesses after a Worthing woman was ‘verbally abused’ and ‘spat on’ in a reportedly racially aggravated assault in Chichester, according to Sussex Police.

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Strike action leaves Chichester schoolgirl ‘terrified’ at railway station

A 15-year-old schoolgirl was left stranded at a railway station with boys taunting her after no bus replacement service was provided.

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Chichester Colleges Mike Holt and Andy Chater are presented with a VW Golf by Marcus Talman

Car gift puts students in fast lane to success

Students at Chichester College have been boosted after a donation from a local car dealership.

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£15000 Rolex watch stolen in Barnham robbery

A Barnham man has been robbed of a £15,000 Rolex watch, according to Sussex Police.

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Concern over missing Bognor teenager

Police are asking the public for help to find a missing teenager from Bognor Regis.

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Stonepillow volunteers painting

Observer campaign: Support the homeless this Christmas period

Christmas is a magical time of year, but with the number of people sleeping rough in the south-east rising by 30 per cent over the past year, many won’t be getting the merry Christmas they deserve.

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Objectors to controversial drilling plan are being ‘kept in the dark’

The oil drilling company behind the controversial plan in the South Downs National Park (SDNP) at Markswell Wood has been accused of hiding information despite a pledge to be transparent.

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Harry Hill with children from the Hackney Village group which received funding from Newmans Own Foundation in 2015 and again in 2016

Donation support for West Sussex children’s charity

A large donation is set to be made to a West Sussex based children’s charity.

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Drive for Justice

Killer drivers may face life sentences - following a campaign by Chichester Observer

Killer drivers who take lives through dangerous and careless driving may face life sentences for the first time under a dramatic toughening of sentencing powers.

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Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research.

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Jack Berger, who died last month, with his nephew James

COUNTY NEWS: Mum’s donor plea after son dies in tragic freak accident

A mother whose son died in a freak accident is raising awareness of the emergency services who gave him ‘the best chance to live’.

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Chichester's Christmas Concerts offer fantastic start to festive season

REVIEW: Christmas Concerts, Chichester Festival Theatre, until Saturday, December 10.

Theatre and Comedy
Community projects awarded county council funding

Community projects awarded county council funding

Men’s sheds projects, a community centre and a club for young people are just some of the West Sussex projects to benefit from £97,000 of funding in 2016/2017.

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Warning about button batteries in Christmas toys

Parents and others buying children’s Christmas toys in West Sussex are being urged to ensure any small ‘button’ batteries are securely fixed in place.

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A27 crash latest – showroom ‘in danger of collapsing’

The A27 still remains closed after ‘significant damage’ was caused when a van collided with a showroom earlier this afternoon. (December 6)

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PICTURES: Major Sussex road remains shut after van collides with showroom

An important Sussex highway remains closed after ‘significant damage’ was caused when a van collided with a showroom.

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Chichester to lose a quarter of its district councillors

The number of Chichester district councillors will almost certainly be slashed after a commission’s final recommendations were announced today.

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Sussex Police officer sacked after testing positive for cocaine

A detective has been sacked from Sussex Police after testing positive for cocaine.

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A mass protest staged outside Chichester Combined Court earlier this year

Legal challenge launched over Chichester court closures

Legal action has been initiated over the ‘unlawful’ closure of Chichester’s courts without proper alternative provision first being found.

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