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Is Horsham experiencing an ‘identity crisis’?

Horsham ‘currently appears to be experiencing an identity crisis’, according to the town’s main volunteering horticultural group.

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New gypsy and travellers’ site planned for Billingshurst

A new gypsy and travellers’ site south of Billingshurst accommodating 15 pitches is being proposed.

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Land to the East of Brighton Road, and the north of Parish Lane Pease Pottage. Pic Steve Robards SR1520657 SUS-150825-103438001

Pease Pottage homes largest development in a protected area

Hundreds of homes planned in West Sussex is the largest development recently allowed in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the entire country, according to a new report.

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One of West Sussex's Household Waste Recycling Sites

Permit ID scheme could be introduced at rubbish tips

A permit scheme for certain vehicles using West Sussex’s rubbish tips could be introduced to stop ‘waste tourism’ from other areas.

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Staff checking a gritter during Operation Snowflake preparations

West Sussex preparing for winter weather

Preparations for winter weather in West Sussex have seen gritters carry out dry-run rehearsals and the stockpiling of salt.

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A South East Coast Ambulance Service crew

Ambulance trust to introduce new response standards

A new set of ambulance standards aimed at delivering the quickest response to the most serious 999 calls are set to be rolled out in Sussex from next week.

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Ray Dawe, leader of Horsham District Council

‘Perfect storm’ warning over housebuilding targets

A ‘fundamentally flawed’ Government consultation on improving housebuilding nationally could result in a ‘perfect storm’ for the Horsham district, council officers have warned.

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Designs for car park replacement revealed

Designs for a replacement Piries Place Car Park in Horsham have been revealed.

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Billy Greening from AFC Southwater calling for all Sunday league games to kick off after the two minutes' silence on Remembrance Sunday

COUNTY NEWS: ‘Stop football kick-offs clashing with Remembrance Sunday silence’

A Sussex football manager is calling for kick-offs to be moved on Remembrance Sunday to avoid clashing with the two minutes’ silence.

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Dave and Dawn Robinault. Dawn was forced to wait seven hours for an ambulance after breaking her hip

COUNTY NEWS: Seven-hour ambulance wait for broken hip

A woman’s seven-hour wait for an ambulance after breaking her hip ‘seemed like an eternity’, her husband has said.

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Recent material encouraging Horsham district residents to recycle more.

Anger at move to fortnightly bin collections

The imminent move to fortnightly general household waste bin collections has provoked a furious reaction from Horsham district residents.

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Billy Greening from AFC Southwater calling for all Sunday league games to kick off after the two minutes' silence on Remembrance Sunday

‘Stop matches clashing with Remembrance Sunday silence’

A Southwater football manager is calling for kick-offs to be moved on Remembrance Sunday to avoid clashing with the two minutes’ silence.

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A Southern Rail train

Southern train drivers vote to accept deal

Southern train drivers have voted to accept a deal over pay, terms and conditions, and driver-only operation.

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A Southern Rail train

Two-day Southern rail strike begins

A two-day rail strike affecting Southern services has begun this morning (Wednesday November 8).

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Nick Herbert, Arundel and South Downs MP, attending a British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) event at Westminster (photo submitted).

Call for fairer pub taxes

A call for fairer taxes for the country’s pubs has been supported by Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert.

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Authorities are hoping to put together a community-led solution for the A27 at Chichester

Working group to help develop Chichester A27 scheme

A working group to help progress a scheme for the A27 at Chichester has been set up by county councillors.

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Council offering £112,000 salary for new chief executive

Horsham District Council has launched a search for its next chief executive, offering a yearly salary of up to £112,000 for the successful candidate.

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Nick Herbert MP for Arundel and South Downs leads debate on global LGBT rights in House of Commons (photo from Parliament.tv).

MP leads debate on global LGBT rights in Commons

The United Kingdom has a ‘really important role’ to play in improving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights across the world, according to Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert.

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Recent material encouraging Horsham district residents to recycle more.

Fortnightly bin collections to start in February

The move to fortnightly general household waste bin collections in the Horsham district is set to begin in early February.

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Keith Taylor, Green MEP, at the site of the Broadford Bridge exploratory drilling site (photo courtesty of Keith Taylor's office).

Green MEP to host Horsham meeting on UK energy policy

A Green MEP will host a public meeting in Horsham to discuss the UK’s energy policy next week.

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