In today’s County Times: Dumped deputy bids for political comeback

County Times front page March 19. SUS-150319-102203001
County Times front page March 19. SUS-150319-102203001

District council deputy leader Helena Croft, dumped by the Horsham Conservatives as an election candidate, is making a bid for a political comeback.

In today’s County Times two brothers from Ashington welcomed the Duchess of Cambridge to Downton Abbey, we bring you the latest on a murder near Ifield on Friday, the headteacher of a Horsham academy has resigned, a Storrington mother’s campaign over funding for a cancer drug has gained almost 100,000 signatures, arrests have been made after a break-in at a Horsham shop, and plans have been unveiled for new homes in Barns Green.

A battle against exploratory drilling near Wisborough Green appears to have ended in victory for campaigners, we interview the Conservative candidate hoping to replace Francis Maude as Horsham MP, a Mannings Heath resident has opposed changes to post box collection times in the village, a Horsham mum has spoken of her frustration at getting an educational health and care plan for her autistic son, and the takeover of a Billingshurst supermarket will see it close for a couple of months.

One of the founding members of the Billingshurst Choral Society will conduct his final concert this month, and a sheep farmer has pleaded with dog owners to keep their pets on a lead after a ‘horrendous’ attack in Barns Green,

In South Downs news the future of the Black Horse pub in Amberley is up in the air, a family near Henfield welcomed the birth of a rare breed of piglets, we reveal plans for the future of Henfield Day Centre, volunteers have been left ‘shocked and saddened’ by a break-in at a Steyning charity shop, and a Fittleworth mum has spoken of her ‘frustration’ at a ten-month battle over a problem with damp in her home.

In Horsham district sport we have football match reports from Loxwood, Horsham FC and Horsham YMCA, Broadbridge Heath, as well as news from hockey, golf, basketball, swimming, athletics, snooker, table tennis, and motorsport.

We also have pages of readers’ letters and news, politics, business, jobs, motors, and our WOW entertainments pullout.