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Police welcome for new post to help combat modern slavery in Sussex

Sussex Police has welcomed the announcement, coinciding with Anti-Slavery day tomorrow (October 18), of funding for a new post to help the force combat modern slavery.

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Chichester Harbour Trust welcomes Nicky as new administrator

A seamless transition is promised as Nicky Horter takes over from James Davis as administrator of the Chichester Harbour Trust, a charity created to conserve for the benefit of the public an area of unspoilt estuary and its surrounding landscape.

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Trooper Chris May was in Las Vegas following training with the American army

Chichester-born soldier ran to help Vegas shooting victims

‘We don’t feel like we did anything that another British soldier wouldn’t have done’ – that was the comment from a man who ran to help victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

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Recent fly tipping in Westbourne. Remote cameras are being installed in 'hot spots'

Fines for littering in the Chichester district are about to arrive

From next month people who drop litter face being fined in a major new crackdown.

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Coveted prize for Midhurst artist

Midhurst artist Caron Buckingham-Rhyder has won the coveted ‘best local work’ prize in the Stride Open Art Competition at the Oxmarket Gallery in Chichester with ‘Bepton West’.

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How to stay safe this bonfire, firework and Diwali season

Stay safe and injury free by acting sensibly this bonfire, firework and Diwali season.

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Smoke particles will mean a grey sky rather than the red from Saharan dust

Gloomy Sussex skies due to Iberian wildfires

Wildfires across Spain and Portugal may well be the reason for gloomy skies across Sussex today and tomorrow, the Met Office has revealed.

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Animal cruelty reports by children on Snapchat more than double

West Sussex based charity the RSPCA is calling for better animal welfare education in schools after the number of animal cruelty reports coming from children on Snapchat more than doubled.

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Councillors debated the A27 at the Arun Civic Centre last night

Arun District Council backs A27 bypass route

Arun District Council has become the latest council to declare its support for an offline bypass at Arundel.

Transport
The lights will go on and there will be fireworks over Chichester Cathedral on November 23

Chichester Christmas lights switch-on date announced

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun!

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Festival appearance by Katie Hopkins sparks furious reaction

A question mark hangs over an appearance at the Lewes Speakers Festival by controversial television personality and columnist Katie Hopkins.

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Firefighters tackle barn blaze in Rowfant.

COUNTY NEWS PHOTOS: Barn destroyed in farmyard blaze

Firefighters spent several hours fighting a blaze which destroyed a barn at a farm

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Little monkeys can enjoy music fun

Parents can now combine music lessons for their pre school children with a workout for themselves at Westgate Leisure Centre in Chichester.

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Warning issued over fire risk fridges

A range of fridges have sparked safety fears due to a risk of overheating and fire due to a component fault.

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Joe Paxton, 27, with members of the Arun Choral Society at a rehearsal held in Arundel C Of E Primary School, Jarvis Road, Arundel

Young choirmaster hits a chord with members

Running a choral singing group is not the average pursuit of most 27-year-olds – but Joe Paxton has launched himself into the role, and wants more young people to join.

Music
Edith Rogerson dwarfed by the giant Monstera Deliciosa plant

Giant plant taking over Chichester woman’s home

An ‘enormous’ nine-foot houseplant has taken over part of a Chichester woman’s home.

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Sussex conviction rates for hate crime amongst the highest in the country

Sussex conviction rates for hate crime amongst the highest in the country

Those responsible for hate crime in Sussex, Surrey and Kent are much more likely to be convicted for their crimes than in other parts of the country.

Crime
Stephen Foster remembers his dad as he performs his tribute act. Picture: Stephen Foster

Remembering late dad while raising cash for charity

‘Seeing my dad deteriorate over the course of a year has made me more determined to raise cash for Macmillan Cancer Support’.

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Councillor Elizabeth Hamilton and Robin Hamilton. Pictures by Graham Franks

Chichester Festival of Flowers preparations starting to bloom

Preparations for Chichester Cathedral’s spectacular Festival of Flowers have taken root.

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Hugh Bonneville and Toni Shaw (left). Photo: SDNPA/Anne Purkiss

Downton Abbey star helps launch new South Downs charity

Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville showed his support for the South Downs National Park Trust, a new charity launched yesterday (Monday October 16).

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