Plans for a new £12.3m leisure centre in Broadbridge Heath have been agreed by councillors, bringing a four-year planning saga to an end.
In today’s County Times, national treasure Brian Blessed visited Horsham for a very special elephant auction, the final vote on the Horsham District Planning Framework is reported and analysed, Horsham’s ‘most wanted’ criminals are revealed, and a dedicated young carer has picked up a national award.
A local police inspector has been honoured for helping at the scene of a fatal fire while off duty, star actress Julie Walters popped in to a college, and Horsham has been ranked very highly among UK towns that offer a ‘premium opportunities’ to luxury retailers.
Meanwhile a gang of conmen have been ordered to pay back hundreds of thousands of pounds to their victims, the Forest School welcomed back former pupils for an awards evening, and the grand finalists of the Sussex Food and Drink Awards have been announced.
In our South Downs edition, a village roundabout has been branded the ‘most dangerous ever’, a landlord has been fined for putting his staff in danger, and we take a look back at the lives of two brothers who served in the Second World War.
In sport, heartfelt tributes have been paid to Horsham YMCA chairman, Sussex football legend and all-around gentleman Mick Browning. We also feature a Match of the Day commentator’s new book, along with the usual match reports from local sport.
We also have pages of readers’ letters, readers’ news, business, jobs, motors, and our WOW entertainments guide.
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