In today’s County Times: Driver arrested over A24 pile-up

County Times front page March 12 SUS-151203-092031001

County Times front page March 12 SUS-151203-092031001

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A driver has been arrested after a pile-up on the A24 near Southwater saw three men taken to hospital.

In today’s County Times tens of thousands of pounds have been stolen from elderly and vulnerable people in the Horsham district in a scam, Sussex Police is set to axe 1,000 jobs to save £57m, we bring you the latest of a Roman Catholic priest from Pease Pottage accused of historic child sex offences, Horsham residents have spoken of their frustration at the bureaucracy involved in fixing a noisy drain, the parents of a Pulborough soldier who died in 2013 have spoken of their pride at an award he has received, and Southwater’s library has officially been re-opened.

We look at further roadworks scheduled for the A24 near Horsham, more election candidates have signed the County Times Free Speech Charter, a Horsham busker has hit the headlines in Finland, a revised housing plan is set to be debated by the council, and a Rudgwick couple talk about a small green energy plant they have set up in Five Oaks, and Home Secretary Theresa May visited Horsham to help unveil a new mental health facility.

The theme for Horsham’s Midnight Walk has been announced, a Rusper dad has run several international marathons for his son, a Horsham children’s charity has waved a sad farewell to its longest-serving member of staff, and we also have a picture special on World Book Day, including Tanbridge House School’s record-breaking attempt.

In South Downs news two Rydon pupils received an award in the House of Commons last week, tributes have been paid to an elderly Henfield woman, plans have been unveiled for 60 new homes in Small Dole, concerns have been raised about a review of parking charges in several South Downs villages, while residents are continuing to campaign against plans for 75 log cabins on Houghton Forest near Madehurst.

In Horsham district sport we have football match reports from Horsham FC, Steyning, Broadbridge Heath, Loxwood, Horsham YMCA, as well as news from rugby, hockey, basketball, snooker, cricket, and bowls.

We also have readers’ letters and news, politics, motors, jobs, business and our WOW entertainments guide.