In today’s County Times: ‘Ecological disaster’ at Warnham Mill Pond

County Times front page 'Ecological disaster' October 9 2014 SUS-140910-101019001
County Times front page 'Ecological disaster' October 9 2014 SUS-140910-101019001

Hundreds of fish died in an ‘ecological disaster’ at Warnham Mill Pond Reservoir on Monday.

In other Horsham news wet weather dealt the Horsham Gymnastics Centre a ‘body blow’, plans to revitalise part of the town centre will be on show next week, Saturday’s mixed market will be returning to its original home, and proposals to redevelop Bishops Weald House were approved by the council.

Sussex Police is employing five investigators to deal with child abuse images, a Horsham cyclist who collapsed and died near the town has been named, Age UK has called on the Horsham district to become a Dementia Friendly Community, and community groups from across the area were awarded a slice of a £15,000 prize fund.

A Horsham engineer is set to take up a ‘dream’ job in Antarctica, a decision on a neighbourhood plan for Billingshurst has been deferred last week, and the daughter of the creator of Paddington Bear helped set up a new exhibition at Horsham Museum fiction children’s character.

A Nuthurst school boy met Pope Francis during a trip to the Vatican, a Horsham man has cycled the length of the country for charity despite suffering from a condition that causes muscle weakness and fatigue, while two brothers’ giant pumpkins have been donated to two Horsham schools.

In South Downs news a Henfield woman was seriously injured in a crash at the weekend, a main Bramber road is closed for roadworks for three weeks, the campaign to save the South Downs A&E services has been described as the ‘biggest press storm’ seen in the area for years, a Pulborough author has completed an ambitious series of books to commemorate the First World War, and improvements to footpaths in Bramber have been green-lighted.

Meanwhile in Horsham district sport Southwater driver Jolyon Palmer has the GP2 title in his sights, we have match reports from Horsham FC’s trip to Chipstead, Loxwood against Steyning, Broadbridge Heath, and Billingshurst, as well as hockey, gymnastics, snooker, athletics, squash, rugby, tennis, and basketball news.

In our 24-page WOW entertainments guide we preview the appearance of Pink Floyd tribute band ‘Think Floyd’ at the Capitol Theatre next week, as well as other previews, reviews, listings, what’s on, and nostalgia.

We also have motors, politics, business, letters, and nine pages of readers’ news.