In today’s County Times: “Charity supporters in desperate plea for help”

Front pages of the West Sussex County Times (Thursday February 16 edition).
Front pages of the West Sussex County Times (Thursday February 16 edition).

Volunteers and supporters at two Horsham charities have this week issued urgent appeals for help as they face losing their homes in the town.

In today’s County Times, anger has erupted over the decision to relocate the Post Office to Swan Walk shopping centre, a man has been jailed for ten years after being convicted of raping a woman he attacked in a park, Horsham Hospital is set to get a £900,000 revamp, a warning has been issued over aggressive cold callers plus a village pub has been saved from closure by a shepherd and a photographer.

Also in this week’s paper, a Horsham store is preparing for a major redevelopment, cash-strapped headteachers have reacted with fury to the news £150m could be spent on open new grammar schools, four men arrested over non-recent allegations of sexual offences while teachers at Christ’s Hospital School have had their bail extended, work to redevelop Piries Place is expected to start in the summer, and a college has been celebrating after a record number of students were offered places at Oxford and Cambridge.

In the South Downs edition, road safety worries have provoked strong objections to plans for an education and business park at Brinsbury college, an off-duty paramedic along with a team of firefighters came to the aid of a man who collapsed in Storrington, delays over action on suspended bus stops along the A24 and A264 show a ‘lack of concern’ for village communities - a councillor has said, a former horseowner has been jailed for threatening to ‘mutilate and kill’ five horses with a machete, star of stage and screen Sir Ian McKellen has met pupils at Steyning Grammar School plus this week sees the launch of our round-up of news from the many communities.

In sport, a Horsham striker has been ruled out for the season and a defender looks likely to suffer the same fate. We also have the latest rugby, hockey and swimming news.

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