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COUNTY NEWS: Checkatrade founder sells his company

Founder and CEO of Checkatrade Kevin Byrne, from West Sussex, has announced the ‘difficult decision’ to sell the company to shareholder HomeServe.

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Steyning Food and Drink Festival launch. Pic Steve Robards

Five Steyning businesses up for food and drink awards

Five Steyning businesses have been shortlisted for the grand final of next February’s Sussex Food and Drink Awards.

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A scene from this year's Big Bang Science Fair.

Major Sussex science fair for young people expands

The annual Big Bang science fair, held near Ardingly, will take place over two days for the first time next year.

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Black Friday ‘deals’ not all they seem

Black Friday ‘deals’ not all they seem

Black Friday bargains may not be quite the money-saving deals that they appear to be, according to a leading consumer group.

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Tim and Rob at Sussex Charmer

Sussex Charmer takes top Cheddar award

A Sussex cheese has charmed its way to success at a prestigious awards ceremony.

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Last year's Business Matters award winners. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160207-014252008

Best of West Sussex business honoured

The very best of West Sussex business was celebrated at a sparkling ceremony this evening (Friday November 10).

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Britains progress in closing the gender pay gap has shuddered to a halt

Gender pay gap progress grinds to a halt and could take 100 years to close

Britain’s progress in closing the gender pay gap has shuddered to a halt and women could be waiting 100 years for equal pay.

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'Am I the world's smallest double-decker driver?'

At 4ft 6in tall, Frank Hachem believes he could be the world’s smallest double-decker bus driver.
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Dozens of Pontins have been dismissed from work over disputed claims of 'gross misconduct'. Photo by Sid Saunders.

COUNTY NEWS: Pontins fires staff in 'gross misconduct' dispute

Dozens of staff members have been dismissed from Pontins Camber Sands over disputed claims of gross misconduct.

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Saagar Patel of Pulborough Stores (front left), is concerned about the impact car parking charges have had on the state of Pulborough's high street.
 Pic Steve Robards

Business owners continue to fight for ‘vanishing’ high street

Business owners in Pulborough’s ‘vanishing’ high street have expressed their disappointment with Horsham District Council after car park charges led to the closure of a village shop.

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Gatwick to hold biggest ever jobs fair

Gatwick to hold biggest ever jobs fair

Employers from more than 40 companies will be at Gatwick Airport’s biggest ever Jobs Fair next month.

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Gatley's Country Store and Pet Shop, in Lower Street, closed for the final time on Saturday

Parish council ‘concerned’ by car park charges

Pulborough Parish Council has said it is ‘concerned’ by the impact of car park charges following the latest closure of a village shop.

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Bonding at the Aldingbourne Trusts Casino Royale employer ball

Employers praised for supporting people with learning disabilities

Aldingbourne Trust’s first employer ball proved to be shaken not stirred.

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Auntie Val's Kitchen celebrates being given a fundraisung boost. Val Challis and the team. Photo by Derek Martin Photography

Auntie Val’s given major boost through community support

An award-winning company that requires £10,000 to continue providing employment to people with special needs has been given a major boost.

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Gatley's pet shop in Pulborough. Photo by Steve Cobb

Pet shop owner to close village store

A shop in Pulborough’s high street has become the latest to announce it will be leaving the village for good.

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Fruits of the Sea at The Salt Room

Sussex restaurant crowned Seafood Restaurant of the Year

The very best seafood restaurant in the UK is in Sussex, according to an industry competition.

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Nick Herbert (right) has long supported a bypass at Arundel. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Nick Herbert says National Park has no bypass ‘veto’

Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert has urged the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) to take a ‘balanced view’ of an offline A27 Arundel bypass.

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Oliver Dall will open his shop next month

COUNTY NEWS: Scrolls fly in for jobs at Harry Potter shop

Enchanting job applications have been flooding in ahead of the opening of a new wizarding shop next month.

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Agreement between train drivers union and Southern welcomed

Agreement between train drivers union and Southern welcomed

An agreement with the train drivers’ union on pay and working conditions has been welcomed by the company that runs Southern.

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