In today’s County Times: “Funding crisis for health services”

Front pages of the West Sussex County Times (Thursday March 30 edition).
Front pages of the West Sussex County Times (Thursday March 30 edition).

Massive debts have been racked up by the bodies responsible for paying for health services in Mid Sussex, Horsham and Crawley.

In today’s County Times, a concrete gargoyle left in the middle of a road has led to safety fears after a crash, a father-of-two is fighting to see his children grow up as he raises money for a drug that might beat his terminal cancer, the latest phase of work on a £35m rejuvenation project for Horsham’s ‘West End’ has been unveiled, a headteacher has described the moment he feared he would have to watch his school go up in smoke, plus a Horsham artist has announced the release of his latest Gorillaz album.

Also in this week’s paper, a consultation into a proposed merger between two colleges has been launched, a £3m project has been launched to improve Horsham’s streets, a Horsham shop is one of dozens putting a ban on the sale of Easter bunnies, students have enjoyed a special trip to see the White House plus we have latest news and schedules for Horsham’s Piazza Italia event.

In the South Downs edition, there was a heroes welcome for a fomrer Pulborough pupil after completing an 18,000 mile around the world tandem bike ride, a schoolgirl has died after being involved in a crash at a bus stop in Thakeham last week, the team behind plans for a new surgery in Storrington have welcomed the news of its approval, a woman has been left outraged after being told her 98-year-old bedridden mother does not qualify for health funding, and a man who took up writing as a form of therapy whilst battling cancer is preparing to publish his fourth book.

In sport, Horsham manager Dominic Di Paola has revealed a groundshare at the ‘excellent facilities’ at Lancing next season is the best of a bad situation. We also have the latest motorsport, hockey and rugby news.

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