In today’s County Times: ‘Flats evacuated after police stand-off’

County Times front pages 14.01.16
County Times front pages 14.01.16

Police negotiators held a tense stand-off with a man outside a block of flats in Horsham this week.

In today’s County Times, a neighbour described the dramatic incident as ‘frightening’, schoolchildren enjoyed the surprising treat of a Victorian carousel in their playground, and a ‘predatory’ rapist has been jailed for 16 years.

A council decision to cut down ‘iconic’ trees has been labelled ‘disgraceful’, a little-used playground is set to be sold, and we have the latest on our ‘Worth Less?’ education funding campaign.

Meanwhile, the county council has told homeowners they are responsible for protecting their homes from flooding, a gang of fraudsters have been jailed, and a woman has written a book on her experiences as a refugee during the Second World War.

In the South Downs edition, a college’s battle to become an academy rages on, a wish came true for a brave four-year-old boy with a rare disease, and a young boy has named his dog after a village librarian.

In sport, Horsham’s hockey team reached the final of the Sussex Cup for the first time in their history. We also have all the latest news and reports from football, cricket and more - even arm wrestling.

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

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