33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

The average age when Britons living in rented accommodation think they’ll be able to afford their own house is 33.

Mortgage problems

Over one million UK homeowners on wrong mortgage deal

Over 1.1 million UK homeowners are sitting on the wrong mortgage deal and wasting over £2,500 every year according to latest research.

Travel news

RMT to move Southern Rail strike date for more talks

A strike date for the RMT union is set to be moved to allow for more talks with Southern Rail on April 4.

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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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Waitrose scraps ‘free drink without purchase’ offer

Waitrose scraps ‘free drink without purchase’ offer

Shoppers who have enjoyed popping in to Waitrose on their way to work for a free cup of tea or coffee woke up to dark news this morning – they will now have to buy something before claiming a free beverage.

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Successful consultant opens Steyning group

A slimmer who has used her weight loss to shape a whole new career continues to go from strength to strength.

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Hundreds of jobs saved in bakery firm’s U-turn

Hundreds of jobs which were under threat because of a shake-up at a Sussex landmark factory site have now been saved.

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What national insurance is – and where it goes

What national insurance is – and where it goes

A tax called national insurance has become the centre of a row within Britain’s ruling Conservative Party

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The plus-size fashion retailer is closing its store in Crawley

National retailer to close town centre store

A national women’s clothing retailer is to close its town centre store in Crawley.

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NMA calls for investigation into Google, Facebook and the digital advertising supply chain to combat fake news

A free and fearless press is society’s single best defence against fake news but action is needed to ensure the news media sector’s quality, agenda-setting journalism can survive and thrive in the digital environment, the News Media Association (NMA) said today.


PICTURES: West Sussex apprentice graduation 2017

The achievements of higher and advanced apprentices were celebrated at the second West Sussex apprentice graduation ceremony on Tuesday.

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COUNTY NEWS: Security alert at London Bridge causes major disruption on the rails

The closure of London Bridge railway station has led to major disruption on Southern services this afternoon (March 7).

Budgens in Wick Street, Littlehampton is closing down. Picture: Google Streetview

Number of stores safe despite closures

Despite the announcement for the closure of 34 Budgens stores across the UK, a number of stores in West Sussex will remain open.

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Gatwick announces 1,000 seasonal jobs for summer

More than 1,000 summer jobs will be available at Gatwick Airport.

Celebrating the achievements of more than 100 higher and advanced apprentices at Chichester Cathedral last year

Guinness World Record attempt in National Apprenticeship Week

During National Apprenticeship Week, from today until Friday, The Big Assembly will attempt to set a Guinness World Record.

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How much free time do you give your employer?

Sussex people work an average of 7.6 hours overtime a week - but nearly 70% do it for free!

The jobs boost marks a 40 per cent uplift in seasonal summer jobs at the airport

1,000 summer jobs at Gatwick up for grabs

More than 1,000 summer jobs at Gatwick Airport will be up for grabs this year, it has been revealed.

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Former MP Stephen Lloyd wants Chichester's A27 money to go east

Lewes and Eastbourne want Chichester’s A27 money to go there

A former MP has started a petition demanding that the £250 million that had been earmarked for Chichester the bypass should now be spent on the A27 between Eastbourne and Lewes instead.

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Louise Goldsmith: ‘Dreadful Chichester traffic will now only get worse’

The leader of West Sussex County Council has expressed her disappointment at Chichester’s A27 scheme being dropped.

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Green MEP Keith Taylor visits site of possible new route for the A27 last year. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160902-184230008

Greens welcome Chichester A27 scheme being dropped

Green MEP for the South East Keith Taylor has called the decision to drop the Chichester A27 scheme a ‘massive victory for the local community’.

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