County council apologise for data ‘breach’ over invitation to cyber security event

West Sussex County Council inadvertently revealed the email addresses of scores of business owners – when inviting them to an event on cyber security.

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Sadness as much-loved café is forced to close

A popular café has been forced to close after losing its long-running battle with Chichester District Council.

Jeremy Hunt, cabinet member for finance and resources, and Morwen Millson, Lib Dem county councilllor who sits on local Fairtrade steering group, celebrating West Sussex being awarded Fairtrade county status

Fairtrade county status for West Sussex

West Sussex has been awarded Fairtrade county status by the Fairtrade Foundation for its commitment to the trading principles.

CALA Homes is advertising two to four-bedroom homes at Shopwyke Lakes between �285,000 and �725,000. ks171106-3 SUS-171017-165632008

Shopwyke Lakes developer denies it has stopped building homes

A developer building a major new housing site has denied rumours it has downed tools.

Tim Loughton, MP for East Worthing and Shoreham. Picture: Derek Martin

County News: Sussex MP’s hour-long morning bath routine sparks national headlines

Rub a dub dub, three men in a tub, and who do you think they be? The butcher, the baker the candlestick maker – but not for as long as our MP.

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.

DM17840386.jpg Community unites to save Whyke Lodge care home, Chichester, from becoming housing. Staff, residents and relatives outside the home. Photo by Derek Martin; SUS-170815-200239008

Councillors take a stand to protect vulnerable residents

Elderly people with dementia were given a ‘potentially life-saving’ boost today when plans to turn their care home into housing was rejected by councillors.

Mid Sussex MP Sir Nicholas Soames, rail minister Paul Maynard, and Hove MP Peter Kyle

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex MPs urge Transport Secretary to invest in rail network

Two Sussex MPs, who head up a cross-party group on Southern Rail, have written to the Transport Secretary to ask for more funding in the south east.

Sanctuary in Chichester members Mary Downy  and Tazmin Mirza chatting to a mother and daughter from Syria at the groups drop-in session

Making Chichester a sanctuary for arriving refugees

From a place of desperation there is new found hope.

Louise Goldsmith, leader of West Sussex County Council

Specialist consultant sought to help solve Chichester’s A27 conundrum

“It is a big ask. This is a unique case, we need to find unique answers.”

A Southern Rail train

Second Southern rail strike of week underway

A second rail strike affecting Southern train services this week began this morning (Thursday October 5).

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Ambulance trust to remain in special measures

Sussex’s ambulance trust is set to remain in special measures after the latest inspection by health regulators.

Councillor Ricky Bower

NHS bosses lag behind in securing healthcare upgrades as new developments increase pressure

NHS bosses are lagging behind in identifying improvements to under-pressure health facilities in the face of approval of hundreds of new homes.

Arun & Chichester Citizens Advice are supporting people affected by the roll-out of Universal Credit

New computer system will root out fraudulent Chichester benefit claims

Computer software is being introduced to help Chichester District Council root out fraudulent benefit claimants.

Southern train

Latest strike affecting Southern trains today

The latest 24-hour strike affecting Southern train services started this morning (Tuesday October 3).

One of West Sussex's rubbish tips

DIY waste will not be charged for at tips

Charges for disposing of DIY waste at rubbish tips in West Sussex will not be reinstated by the county council.


Higher charges for post-16 school transport proposed

Some students in post-16 education could be charged more for school transport by the county council.

James Walsh, leader of the Lib Dem group at  West Sussex County Council

Tories ‘reckless to wave goodbye’ to £250m A27 Chichester funding

‘Reckless’ Tories at County Hall have been criticised for ‘waving goodbye’ to £250m investment in the A27 at Chichester.

West Street pictured in May 2016

West Street to close for three weeks

West Street is being closed for three weeks after investigations revealed part of the road needs rebuilding and resurfacing.

Protesters outside the District Council in September 2016

County councillors back more time for A27 community solution

Plans to find a community-led solution for improving the A27 at Chichester have been backed by county councillors.

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