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Anger over ‘U-turn’ on road resurfacing

County road chiefs have been accused of doing a U-turn over resurfacing a pothole-riddled street once dubbed ‘the worst in Horsham.’

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Fears of toxic pollution from waste incinerator

Concern is growing that toxic particles could be emitted over the countryside if plans go ahead to build a new £150 milllion incinerator on land north of Horsham.

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New plans for petrol station and M&S store

New proposals are being put forward to build a petrol station and M&S store on land off the A264 between Horsham and Crawley.

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‘Save our red telephone boxes’

A new campaign is being launched to save iconic red telephone boxes in towns and villages throughout Sussex.

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New piece of public art goes on display in park

An impressive piece of public art representing the history and heritage of Worth Park has been unveiled in Crawley.

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Horse riders protest at plans for Markwells Wood PICTURE BY CHRISTOPHER ISON

Tighter ‘fracking’ controls by South Downs National Park are welcomed

News that the South Downs National Park Authority is set to tighten up its ‘fracking’ policies in its joint minerals plan, have been welcomed by the Friends of the Earth.

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No 'major issues' are expected, the flood information service has confirmed

COUNTY NEWS: Phew! Chance of a flood is ‘very low’

The chance of Sussex being flooded over the next five days is ‘very low’, according to the flood information service.

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TRAVEL NEWS: Flooding causes lane to close on M23 near Gatwick

A lane is reported to be closed on the M23 near Gatwick due to flooding.

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Tighter policies to cover ‘acid fracking’ in the South Downs National Park

Tighter policies to cover a new method of fracking have been called for by members of the South Downs National Park Authority in their emerging joint minerals local plan.

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The lorries at Crouchlands Farm used to transfer waste

Unauthorised use of Crouchland Farm was ‘extensive and prolonged’

Farm Fuel Ltd has had its licence to operate vehicles suspended for 14 days after traffic commissioner Nicholas Denton found it had been using Crouchland Farm at Plaistow as an ‘unauthorised operating centre’.

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International adventurer gets a taste of the South Downs National Park

International adventurer Ben Fogle has spent the day closer to home today (Tuesday, November 8) for World Responsible Tourism Day.

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Hands off our parks!

Hands off our parks and open spaces - that’s the message people in Horsham are sending out to developers.

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RUNWAY DECISION: environmental groups’ dismay

Environment groups have voiced their reaction to news about airport expansion in the south-east.

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‘Remarkable’ weevils save historic waterway on Wey and Arun canal

Tiny beetles have saved a historic waterway from being choked by an outbreak of invasive weed, the Wey and Arun Canal Trust have announced.

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West Sussex MPs Nick Herbert, Sir Nicholas Soames, Tim Loughton, Jeremy Quin, Sir Peter Bottomley and  Henry Smith with Schools Minister Nick Gibb

MPs appeal to schools minister for fairer funding

West Sussex MPs have met with the Minister for Schools to ask for extra money for the county’s cash-strapped schools.

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‘We have no intention of fracking’ at Broadford Bridge says UKOG

The drilling company behind the Broadford Bridge site has ruled out the possibility of fracking at Billingshurst.

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Slindon Apple Day a shining success

It was a fun-filled day in Slindon on Saturday for the eagerly-anticipated Apple Day, an annual festival of fruit, juice, orchards, crumbles and more.

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New ‘fracking’ concerns for campaigners at Broadford Bridge

Anti fracking campaigners are keeping a close eye on the Broadford Bridge drilling site at Billingshurst following the government’s landmark ruling for the oil and gas industry that horizontal fracking can go ahead on a Cuadrilla site in Lancashire.

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New council-built homes to go on sale from £280,000

New council-built homes to go on sale from £280,000

Nineteen new homes being built by a council on a former school site in Horley are expected to be finished by early next year.

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‘We won’t give up’ say villagers fighting to stop council building on children’s play area

Villagers who have waged a years-long battle to save a children’s play meadow from development vowed today: We won’t give up.

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