In today’s County Times: Crowds line Horsham streets for Tour of Britain

County Times front page September 18 'Tour-ific!' Crowds line street of Horsham for Tour of Britain (Johnston Press) SUS-140918-093615001
County Times front page September 18 'Tour-ific!' Crowds line street of Horsham for Tour of Britain (Johnston Press) SUS-140918-093615001
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Crowds lined the streets of Horsham to celebrate the arrival of the Tour of Britain in the town last weekend.

As well as a souvenir wrap on the front of the County Times we have four pages of pictures inside.

Meanwhile a teenager was cleared of causing the deaths of two teenagers following a crash near Slinfold last year, the neighbour of the former Horsham Novartis site claims the amount of trees set to be lost if 160 homes go ahead is ‘not justified’, a Horsham shop owner is appealing for witnesses after a £900 buggy was stolen from her store in Piries Place, and Phones 4u has closed down its Horsham shop.

A drink-driving student from Horsham has avoided jail after driving the wrong way down the A27, residents have complained of traffic ‘mayhem’ at a newly opened Cowfold shop, and the discovery of asbestos has delayed the re-opening of Costa in Horsham’s West Street.

Horsham Library has celebrated its 25th anniversary, Horsham’s Chesworth Farm is in the middle of a project to create a wetland habitat for wildlife, while tributes have been paid to a Slinfold doctor who devoted himself to the NHS and his family.

An owner at a Steyning tea room is ‘over the moon’ at being named County Times Cafe of the Year, there are fears the South Downs A&E is at risk after a new contract, a woman is walking on hot coals to raise money for a West Chiltington animal sanctuary, and a Pulborough winemaker has launched a new wine for International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

In our special report this week we look at three mums calling for more services to help children and toddlers with autism, we have first day at school pictures from Shipley, Littlehaven Infants, Plaistow and Kirdford, and St Peter’s Primary School in Cowfold.

In Horsham district sport Horsham YMCA celebrated a strong win at Hassocks, Horsham FC put four past Hythe on Tuesday night but bowed out of the FA Cup, while we also have bowls news, athletics, badminton, and rugby.

Meanwhile in our 24-page WOW entertainments guide we preview West End musical star Kerry Ellis’ performance at the Capitol Theatre in early October, as well as other previews, reviews, listings and what’s on.

This week’s County Times also includes motors, politics, business, letters, and seven pages of readers’ news.