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Sussex MPs caught up in Westminster lockdown after ‘terrorist attack’

Sussex MPs have been caught up in a lockdown of Westminster following a suspected terrorist attack.

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Plans for 58 new homes at the Holbrook Club, with a new access off Jackdaw Lane (photo from HDC's planning portal).

Plans for 58 North Horsham homes approved

Plans for 58 new homes have been approved safeguarding the future of Horsham Football Club and the Holbrook Club.

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The Observer front page after Chris Grayling's shock announcement

Council pledges £100,000 on ‘bold’ community-led A27 scheme

A £100,000 pledge has been made by West Sussex County Council to fund the community drive to build a better A27.

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Southern season ticket holders paid £10m compensation

Southern season ticket holders have received a total of £10m in compensation after repeated delays to trains.

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West Sussex pubs in line for welcome tax relief

The vast majority of pubs in West Sussex are in line for welcome tax relief following the Chancellor’s Spring Budget.

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County councillor Peter Catchpole and leader of WSCC Louise Goldsmith at the former Novartis site (photo submitted).

Major funding boost towards buying former Novartis site

A multi-million pound grant towards purchasing the former Novartis site in Horsham have been secured by the county council.

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Liberty Property Trust's latest plans for North of Horsham development SUS-160930-104412001

Revisions to North Horsham housing plans submitted

Revisions to plans for up to 2,750 new homes and a business park north of Horsham have been published.

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Southern agrees to talks if union suspends strike

Southern bosses have agreed to talks to end a dispute with staff if the RMT union calls off strike action planned for early April.

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BREAKING NEWS: Southern staff call fresh strike

Southern staff have called fresh strike action over the introduction of driver-only operation.

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BBC Question Time. Pic: David Lowndes

COUNTY NEWS: Scotland dominates debate as Sussex hosts BBC’s Question Time

Sussex hosted BBC’s Question Time last night – but news north of the border dominated debate.

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Stephen Hillier, West Sussex County Council's cabinet member for children - start of life, raising awareness about Child Sexual Exploitation (photo submitted).

Scrutiny of services combatting Child Sexual Exploitation refused

Calls for greater scrutiny of services combatting Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in West Sussex have been rejected.

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UPDATE: Southern train drivers’ agreement ‘old deal in new envelope’

A fresh agreement between Southern train drivers and rail bosses has been described as the ‘old deal in a new envelope’.

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Natalie Brahma-Pearl is set to appointed chief executive of Crawley Borough Council (photo submitted).

‘Outstanding’ officer to take top council job in Crawley

An ‘outstanding’ council officer is set to take the top job at Crawley Borough Council.

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BBC Question Time. Pic: David Lowndes

COUNTY NEWS: BBC Question Time to be filmed in Sussex tonight

BBC Question Time is coming to Sussex tonight – and the panel has now been revealed (Thursday, March 16).

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Horsham FC new ground proposals at Hop Oast (photo submitted).

Future of Horsham FC and sporting legacy ‘at stake’

A new home for Horsham Football Club could be approved next week.

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Leader of West Sussex County Council, Louise Goldsmith, speaking with NHS staff at 1,001 Critical Days manifesto for West Sussex launch (photo submitted).

VIDEO: ‘Radical change’ needed for 1,001 critical days

‘Radical change’ is needed to focus services on the first thousand days after a baby is conceived until they reach their second birthday in West Sussex.

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Louise  Goldsmith, leader West Sussex County Council (photo submitted). SUS-150813-103444001

Extra £25m for West Sussex social care services in Chancellor’s Budget

An extra £25m has been provided for social care services in West Sussex in the Chancellor’s Spring Budget.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond

Budget ‘tax hike’ on self-employed

A ‘tax hike’ for West Sussex’s self employed has been criticised by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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JPCT 140314 Winterton Court, New Street, Horsham. Photo by Derek  Martin SUS-140314-150946001

Two Horsham redevelopment schemes approved in same week

Two separate schemes to redevelop a site at the heart of Horsham have been approved within days of each other.

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Fresh appeal for families to adopt children

Adopters are urgently needed in West Sussex as more than 30 children, including very young children, are expected to need new families in the coming months.

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