In today’s County Times: Four-year-old pupil injured near school in ‘hit and run’

County Times front page March 26 SUS-150326-101353001

County Times front page March 26 SUS-150326-101353001

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A four year old girl was injured near her Horsham school in a collision which police are investigating as a hit and run.

In today’s County Times drivers have expressed frustration at a new payment system at a Horsham car park, campaigners against a second runway at Gatwick visited Number 10 Downing Street, tributes have been paid to the student who was found dead in a burning car in Ifield, we bring you the latest on whether or not the Tour of Britain will return to Horsham this year, and we speak to one of the first people on the scene where a policeman was knocked unconscious in a Horsham car park.

A Rudgwick farmer met the Queen at a reception in Buckingham Palace, we speak to the longest-serving firefighter at Horsham Fire Station who is retiring after 36 years, we have a full report of the council meeting where its updated housing plan was debated, we have a picture special on a flood defence project at Warnham Mill Pond, another candidate has signed the County Times’ Free Speech Charter, the council is set to spend £4.6m on rebuilding its Hop Oast waste depot, and a Chinese restaurant in Billingshurst is closing.

Plans for new cycling parking shelters in Horsham town centre have been branded a ‘poor use of money’, new wayfinding signs in the town centre have been described as ‘out of place’ and ‘difficult to read’, the Lib Dems announce their parliamentary candidate for Horsham, a district councillor has criticised a ‘lack of urgency’ over medical facilities in Broadbridge Heath, and we look at whether Burger King and Starbucks could be returning to Horsham.

A golf-mad Horsham couple celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary, General Election candidates faced a grilling on countryside issues at a special hustings at the weekend, and the High Sheriff of West Sussex hosted the county’s first official prayer breakfast.

In South Downs news plans for a solar farm near Ashurst have been allowed on appeal, Storrington’s annual community day has been cancelled, and we have a picture special on Pulborough Garden Society’s annual Spring Flower Show.

Meanwhile in Horsham district sport Horsham Rugby Club were crowned champions at the weekend, we have football match reports from Horsham FC, Horsham YMCA, Broadbridge Heath, Loxwood, as well as news from hockey, snooker, badminton, golf, athletics, bowls, and kayaking.

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

Readers can also enter a competition to win £100 vouchers for Edinburgh Woollen Mill, take advantage of 50 per cent off tickets to Goodwood Motor Show, and get a free sample pot of Dulux paint and paint brush at Brewers.