Sussex MPs caught up in Westminster lockdown after ‘terrorist attack’

Sussex MPs have been caught up in a lockdown of Westminster following a suspected terrorist attack.

The Observer front page after Chris Grayling's shock announcement

Council pledges £100,000 on ‘bold’ community-led A27 scheme

A £100,000 pledge has been made by West Sussex County Council to fund the community drive to build a better A27.

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Southern season ticket holders paid £10m compensation

Southern season ticket holders have received a total of £10m in compensation after repeated delays to trains.


West Sussex pubs in line for welcome tax relief

The vast majority of pubs in West Sussex are in line for welcome tax relief following the Chancellor’s Spring Budget.

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DM1615958a.jpg Chichester Crown Court closure protest. Stephen Jackson. Photo by Derek Martin. SUS-161203-204952008

‘Significant concerns’ identified prior to Chichester court closure

The Government’s top civil servants identified ‘significant concerns’ about closing Chichester’s Crown Court before deciding to shut it anyway.

A vigil was held to mark the closure of the magistrates' court last September

Government insists Chichester Crown Court ‘remains open’

The Government insists Chichester’s Crown Court remains open - despite no hearings being listed and the remaining staff today stripping the building out.

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Southern agrees to talks if union suspends strike

Southern bosses have agreed to talks to end a dispute with staff if the RMT union calls off strike action planned for early April.

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BREAKING NEWS: Southern staff call fresh strike

Southern staff have called fresh strike action over the introduction of driver-only operation.

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BBC Question Time. Pic: David Lowndes

COUNTY NEWS: Scotland dominates debate as Sussex hosts BBC’s Question Time

Sussex hosted BBC’s Question Time last night – but news north of the border dominated debate.

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Stephen Hillier, West Sussex County Council's cabinet member for children - start of life, raising awareness about Child Sexual Exploitation (photo submitted).

Scrutiny of services combatting Child Sexual Exploitation refused

Calls for greater scrutiny of services combatting Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in West Sussex have been rejected.

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UPDATE: Southern train drivers’ agreement ‘old deal in new envelope’

A fresh agreement between Southern train drivers and rail bosses has been described as the ‘old deal in a new envelope’.

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BBC Question Time. Pic: David Lowndes

COUNTY NEWS: BBC Question Time to be filmed in Sussex tonight

BBC Question Time is coming to Sussex tonight – and the panel has now been revealed (Thursday, March 16).

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City and district councillor Richard Plowman says it will be at least another ten years until the A27 gets funding

Chichester councillor’s A27 claims ‘simply untrue’, leader says

A councillor has accused Chichester’s leaders of either ‘misleading’ its residents or being ‘duped’ by the government over the A27.

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Leader of West Sussex County Council, Louise Goldsmith, speaking with NHS staff at 1,001 Critical Days manifesto for West Sussex launch (photo submitted).

VIDEO: ‘Radical change’ needed for 1,001 critical days

‘Radical change’ is needed to focus services on the first thousand days after a baby is conceived until they reach their second birthday in West Sussex.

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Louise  Goldsmith, leader West Sussex County Council (photo submitted). SUS-150813-103444001

Extra £25m for West Sussex social care services in Chancellor’s Budget

An extra £25m has been provided for social care services in West Sussex in the Chancellor’s Spring Budget.

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Collecting waste is one of more than 80 services Chichester District Council is responsible for

Frontline services to be protected, Chichester District Council says

In raising its share of council tax, Chichester District Council (CDC) has promised to protect frontline services.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond

Budget ‘tax hike’ on self-employed

A ‘tax hike’ for West Sussex’s self employed has been criticised by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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CDC leader Tony Dignum. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-170901-111140008

Council tax increase unanimously agreed amid funding pressures

Councillors unanimously supported an increase in Chichester District Council’s portion of council tax on Tuesday amid ‘continued withdrawal’ of central government funding.

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Fresh appeal for families to adopt children

Adopters are urgently needed in West Sussex as more than 30 children, including very young children, are expected to need new families in the coming months.

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Southern aims to run most trains during RMT strike

Southern will be aiming to run most of its train services during next week’s rail strike.

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