Fresh hike in train fares will be a ‘kick in the teeth for passengers’

A fresh hike in train fares due in January has been described as a ‘kick in the teeth’ for passengers, according to one rail union.


Care home plans prompt road safety concerns

Plans for a residential care home between Itchingfield and Slinfold have been opposed by residents due to road safety concerns.

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Charges were introduced at a number of car parks in April including at Godwin Way

Parking machines start taking coins

Machines at all of Horsham district’s rural car parks are taking coins from today (Tuesday August 14).

Councillor John Chidlow suggested the planning system was 'unworkable' for anyone other than large developers with deep pockets

‘Planning system fails ordinary people’

The national planning system does not help ordinary people and is ‘unworkable’ for anyone except large developers, a councillor has suggested.

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Call for ‘common sense approach to privacy’ during Tough Mudder

Faygate residents have called for a ‘common sense approach to their privacy’ during large-scale endurance events due to take place this summer.

Hurst Road Car Park Horsham

Car park reconfiguration a ‘waste of public money’

Plans to reconfigure a Horsham town centre park to provide more spaces has been branded a ‘waste of public money’ by one Tory councillor.


Jeremy Corbyn: Message of hope resonated strongly with Sussex voters

An alternative to austerity and a message of hope are the reasons Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn believes are behind his party’s recent surge in votes across Sussex.

Nick Herbert at the White House in July to talk about TB

MP warns of ‘catastrophic’ inaction on TB as he prepares to take fight to United Nations

MP Nick Herbert is calling for countries around the globe to back his efforts to rid the world of tuberculosis (TB).

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‘Boys club culture’ in parts of ambulance service

A ‘boys club culture’ exists in parts of Sussex’s ambulance service according to a consistent view within the organisation, a report has found.

Beccy Cooper is Labour's first Worthing Borough councillor for more than 40 years

COUNTY NEWS: Council gets first Labour member in more than 40 years

Jeremy Corbyn has congratulated a Sussex mother on becoming the first Labour representative on her local council in more than 40 years.

Amanda Jupp new cabinet member for adults and health

New cabinet member for health appointed at County Hall

A new cabinet member for health at the county council has been appointed, following the previous holder’s resignation for personal reasons.

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Council buys The Forum for £15million

A £15million property investment in a key Horsham town centre site has been announcement by the district council today (Tuesday August 1).

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Review of conservation areas for town and villages

Reviews of conservation areas in the largest South Downs towns and villages have been published by the council.

Charges were introduced at a number of car parks in April including at Godwin Way

Machines at rural car parks to take coins

Machines at Horsham district’s rural car parks will be taking coins from mid August.

Storrington Waitrose

Anger at Waitrose’s amended road layout plans

Angry residents have called for road layout changes outside the Waitrose store to be ‘put before the people of Storrington’.

Southern train

Fresh talks called to solve Southern rail dispute

Southern bosses and rail union leaders are due to meet in the next week in an attempt to end a long-running dispute over driver-only trains.

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Review of town’s conservation plans

Reviews of conservation areas in the largest South Downs villages and towns have been published by the council.

Michael Willett, pictured at the 2015 election, chairs the Governance Committee

Council doesn’t need long reports on how to grow giant beanstalks

Councillors would not need long reports on how to grow giant beanstalks or the price of magic beans at a hypothetical advisory group meeting, a committee chairman has suggested.

Michael Jones, Labour county councillor outside Crawley Fire Station

Fire service takeover threat ‘has not gone away’

A ‘takeover threat’ faced by West Sussex’s fire and rescue service ‘has not gone away’, according to opposition county councillors.

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Tory councillors receive £292k in responsibility allowances

Tory county councillors receive around £292,000 a year in special responsibility allowances.

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