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Fury as developer doubles homes plan for Clymping to 300

Villagers have reacted with ‘shock and disappointment’ at a developer’s plans to build hundreds more houses on a piece of farmland than originally proposed.

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Strike by Southern guards still on

A strike by Southern guards is still scheduled for Monday as the RMT union has been ‘excluded’ from talks.

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Chichester waits for Andrew Tyrie to break his silence on the A27

Pressure is mounting on the man who could hold the keys to an A27 consultation re-run to break his public silence.

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UPDATE: Council tax increase to help protect ‘vital services’

The average West Sussex household may have to fork out an extra £450 due to council tax increases planned by the county council over the next four years.

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County news: IKEA link to Sussex intensifies

Rumours of a first IKEA store in Sussex have intensified this week.

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Southern restoring full timetable after strike suspension

Southern is set to restore its full train service next week following the suspension of strike action by train drivers’ union ASLEF.

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Council tax rise could fund extra 100 Sussex Police staff

Increasing council tax could fund more than 100 extra officers and specialist staff for Sussex Police.

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Advice event on community-led planning in Sussex

Action in rural Sussex (AirS) and the East Sussex Rural Partnership are holding an event about housebuilding and infrastructure to help Sussex communities and businesses thrive.

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Southern passengers have faced almost constant delays since early 2016

UPDATE: Southern train drivers suspend strike action

Southern train drivers have suspended strike action after rail bosses agreed to fresh talks.

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Soldiers of the 16th Regiment Royal Artillery parade at Thorney Island

Heating finally fixed at Thorney Island base after soldiers left freezing for months

Defence chiefs have forked out cash to fix a broken boiler after scores of soldiers were forced to sleep in freezing army barracks for months.

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The Government has faced calls to strip GTR of Southern services

Southern rock bottom in Which? customer satisfaction survey

Southern rail services have finished rock bottom in a customer satisfaction survey conducted by consumer champion Which?

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Southern passengers have faced almost constant delays since early 2016

Southern passengers to ‘mourn the death of their patience’

A three-day protest by Southern train passengers is set to ‘mourn the death of their patience’.

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Harwoods plans for land next to Brinsbury campus of Chichester College (photo from HDC's planning portal).

Car dealership submits plans at Brinsbury campus

A car dealership is set to buy land from Chichester College for a new showroom next to its Brinsbury campus.

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New rubbish tip charges ruled ‘illegal’ by Government says Tory

New charges to dispose of household DIY waste at West Sussex rubbish tips have been ruled ‘illegal’ by the Government, a Tory county councillor says.

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Chichester city councillors in front of the newly refurbished and cleaned Market Cross

Market Cross refurbishment part of city council’s Chichester Vision

The city council is making its own valuable contribution to Chichester Vision, having spent £162,100 on a range of public realm improvements this financial year.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Chichester councillor submits bid to overturn ‘cynical’ evening parking charges

A district councillor has ‘called in’ the decision to roll out unpopular evening charging at two Chichester centre car parks, calling it an ‘unfair, cynical, revenue-raising exercise’.

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Little London car park could become an open market space

Help shape future of city for next 20 years

Does Chichester need a concert hall, shopping centre or nightclub?

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Fresh strike action by Southern guards

Guards working on Southern trains have announced fresh strike action today (Thursday January 12).

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