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COUNTY NEWS: ‘Perfect girlfriend’ mannequin scares burglars

Shela Louise is not your typical security guard; six foot four, German, a snappy dresser – and made of plastic.

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The all weather lifeboat at Selsey used in the rescue

Selsey Lifeboats answer early morning call from stricken tug boat

A lifeboat crew from Selsey RNLI came to the rescue of a tug boat after receiving an early morning distress call.

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COUNTY NEWS: Teenager sentenced for selling thousands of fake Bestival tickets

A teenager who admitted selling thousands of pounds worth of fake festival tickets has been sentenced to 21 months in a young offender institution.

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Katy Bourne, Sussex Police crime and commissioner

Katy Bourne welcomes £5 police council tax rise

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne says she ‘welcomes’ confirmation of a £5 increase to the police’s share of council tax for next year.

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Emma Coates, 47, from Selsey, appearing at Southwark Crown Court. Picture Central News

Pair face jail over £1m Selsey solicitors fraud

Two solicitors are facing jail for stealing £1m from clients of their law firm in Selsey to fund their lavish lifestyles.

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HM Courts Service: Results list for January 3 to 6, 2017

HM Courts Service: Results list for January 3 to 6, 2017

The following are the latest results contributed by HM Courts Service, for cases sentenced by West Sussex Magistrates’ Court sitting at Worthing and South East Hampshire Magistrates’ Court sitting at Portsmouth from January 3 to 6, 2017.

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The Flying Scotsman, pictured here by Tim Williams

The Flying Scotsman comes to Sussex

Bluebell Railway has announced the ‘Flying Scotsman’ is coming to the line between April 13 and 19, 2017.

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TRAVEL NEWS: Buses replace trains in some areas

A reduced Southern rail service is in operation today, Saturday, January 21, and replacement buses are running in some areas.

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Jason Sutherland-Rowe (middle) is a member of the 'commuter's club'

COUNTY NEWS: ‘Commuter’s club’ find fun way to enjoy their journey

After a long day in the city, most people dread the gruelling commute home – but this group of commuters have found a fun way to look forward to it.

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Craig Webb received 18 out of a possible 20 stars from the judges

COUNTY: Sussex man through on Gary Barlow’s talent show

Could it be magic? Sussex native Craig Webb is hoping so as he competes in a new UK-wide talent show on BBC One.

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Katy Bourne at last year's election count with Michael Jones. The Labour runner up attempted to veto her plans for a council tax rise at a Sussex Police and Crime Panel meeting

Bid to veto Sussex PCC’s council tax rise fails

A bid to veto plans to increase Sussex Police’s share of council tax has failed.

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HM Courts Service: Results list for December 29 and 30, 2016

HM Courts Service: Results list for December 29 and 30, 2016

The following are the latest results contributed by HM Courts Service, for cases sentenced by West Sussex Magistrates’ Court sitting at Worthing and South East Hampshire Magistrates’ Court sitting at Portsmouth from December 29 and 30, 2016.

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COUNTY NEWS: IKEA addresses rumours of Sussex move

IKEA has reconfirmed its interest in Sussex as a location for a potential new store.

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Aldi set to open in March at Barnfield Drive

Discount supermarket Aldi will be opening its Chichester doors in March, it has been confirmed.

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Cash-strapped ambulance trust forced to take out loan

A cash-strapped ambulance trust has been forced to take out a loan as it heads towards the end of the financial year several millions of pounds in debt.

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ATM fees could be on the way

ATM fees could be on the way

Bank customers could soon be forced to pay to withdraw their own cash at ATM machines, following a dispute over who maintains them.

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The 72nd Members Meeting at Goodwood Motor Circuit and the sun shone all day ! 

The Good logo for the Motor Circuit 

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Festival of Speed 2017 theme announced at Goodwood

What do you do with motor cars so fast, so powerful, the rules needed to change to rein them in?

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Pictured for Peoples Postcode Lottery is the Millions Event held at Saltwell Park in Gateshead. Pictures copyright Darren Casey / DCimaging 07989 984643 PPL Millions

Chichester resident scoops lottery prize

A Chichester resident has scooped a prize are winning the postcode lottery.

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Fisherman speaks of his experience seeing ‘magnificent’ dolphins

A fisherman from East Wittering who filmed around 20 dolphins swimming by his boat this week has said it was like ‘nothing he had experienced before’.

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The timber on Worthing's beach in 2008

County news: When 2,000 tons of wood washed up

Can you believe it’s nine years to the day since Sussex’s beaches were covered in thousands of tons of timber?

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