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Scheme to help troubled families defended despite national doubts

A national scheme to turn around the lives of disadvantaged families has been defended locally, despite doubts over its effectiveness.

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Drivers face M27 delays after collision

Drivers heading west out of the county on the M27 have faced major delays for several hours today (Monday October 24) following a road traffic collision.

Chris White during the landing phase of the ExoMars project at the European Space Agency control centre in Darmstadt, Germany. Picture: J�rgen Mai for ESA

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex man flys probe to Mars

If you watched the Schiaparelli probe’s landing attempt on Mars, you will have seen a control room filled with people wearing red polo shirts.


Chichester residents now spend a third of their wages on rent

Renters in Chichester now spend on average more than a third of their total wage on rent, a new study shows.

Visitors loved watching and playing with the trains at Chichester Lions Club's annual model railway exhibition. Pictures: Kate Shemilt ks16001139-5

Model railway exhibition raises £2,000

More than 650 visitors of all ages were enthralled by the intriguing displays at Chichester Lions Club’s 22nd annual model railway exhibition on Saturday.

Award-winning Amy Burgess (right) with one of her hair models

Chichester apprentice is a cut above the competition

A Chichester apprentice has secured a place on a prestigious team in her industry after competing against entrants from all over the UK.

Brothers Rob Dunne (left) and Anthony Dunne after crossing the line together

Brothers cross Great South Run finish line together

Sibling rivalry could not stop two brothers from crossing the finishing of the Great South Run together

Residents, staff and visitors hold a coffee morning at Marriott House

Chichester care home shows support for Macmillan with coffee morning

Residents, staff and visitors at Marriott House and Lodge Care Home in Chichester held a charity coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, raising around £90.

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Weather forecast: Showers expected midweek in Sussex before sun appears

Sussex will see a cloudy start to the week on Monday with outbreaks of light rain – expect it to be breezy by the coast.

New legislation is expected to come in next year

Sussex drivers still use phone behind the wheel, finds study

More than 50 per cent of Sussex drivers admit to using their phone while driving, while six per cent even admitted to taking a selfie behind the wheel, a survey has found.

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Graduates set to celebrate as university prepares for ceremony

The founder of an inspirational charity, an internationally-acclaimed composer and a leading educationalist are all to be recognised for their unique contributions with honorary degrees from the University of Chichester.

Relate North and South West Sussex chairman Christine Mortimer, Relate Chichester office administrator Jan Ritchie and Relate North and South West Sussex manager Sue Quinn

Relate’s youth service receives vital funding

Vital funding has been received by Relate North and South West Sussex to help support young people.

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Paper habits dying as fewer people write letters, research shows

Letter writing is a fading habit, according to new research from Yougov which finds that a third of Sussex adults have not written a letter for more than five years.

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‘Remarkable’ weevils save historic waterway on Wey and Arun canal

Tiny beetles have saved a historic waterway from being choked by an outbreak of invasive weed, the Wey and Arun Canal Trust have announced.

Most people seriously underestimate credit card debt payment times, study shows

Most people seriously underestimate credit card debt payment times, study shows

Adults could be facing ‘decades of debt’ as new research reveals that most people seriously underestimate how long it takes to pay off credit card debt.

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‘We’re not worth less’, schools tell Prime Minister

Schools have taken their fight for fairer funding to the most famous front door in the country – 10 Downing Street.

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COUNTY NEWS: A27 at standstill after serious collision between car and minibus

A section of the A27 was closed for several hours today after a serious collision took place, police confirmed.

Lynn Higginbottom, centre, alongside other caravan owners celebrating their success

Caravan owners show support for Macmillan

Caravan owners at Bunn Leisure Holiday Park in Selsey have raised more than £30,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Ellen MacArthur trust sailing trip for young person from Chichester

A young person from Chichester recently took part in an inspirational sailing trip with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, along with 16 other young people in recovery from cancer.

Having a child has a negative effect on career, mothers believe

Motherhood has negative effect on career, says a third of Sussex women

Three times as many women as men believe having a child has had a negative effect on their career, a new survey into attitudes to women in the workplace has shown.

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