In today’s County Times: GPs urged to back Horsham Hospital

This week's front page
This week's front page

Horsham Hospital is a ‘jewel’ for the town and should be better utilised to include minor surgery clinics - according to councillors.

In other news in Horsham this week firefighters joined protests at pensions outside the fire station, the trial of three men accused of conspiracy to murder continues, four siblings starred in an advert during the X Factor, and a painting at a Horsham art gallery will help raise money for this year’s Poppy Appeal.

We preview next week’s Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day events in the district, one of our reporters trails Horsham police during Halloween, we look into foster care in West Sussex, and you can read a full report of the start of examination hearings on the council’s local housing plan.

In South Downs news a Small Dole home was destroyed by a dramatic fire, two MPs have asked to speak to the planning inspector about plans for a 10,000 home settlement near Henfield, a £28,000 grant will help a Steyning group’s efforts to save a rare butterfly, and an historic church near Upper Beeding is set to reopen early next month.

Meanwhile in Horsham district sport we interview Tony Nwachukwu after he was given a contract by Horsham FC, Horsham YMCA and Loxwood both advanced to the second round of the FA Vase, Horsham Rugby Club’s latest win took them top of the table, and we also have news from hockey, cricket, bowls, swimming, tennis, darts, athletics, and snooker.

In our 24-page WOW entertainments guide we preview Calamity Jane starring Jodie Prenger at The Hawth in Crawley, alongside other previews, reviews, listings, what’s on, and nostalgia.

Readers can also find pages of letters, politics, business, motors, jobs, and your news in this week’s County Times.