In today’s County Times: Horsham to vote against second runway

County Times front page January 15 'Horsham to vote against second runway'. SUS-150115-095814001
County Times front page January 15 'Horsham to vote against second runway'. SUS-150115-095814001

Councillors could vote to oppose plans for a second runway at Gatwick next week due to the ‘very considerable detrimental effect’ it could have on Horsham district.

In today’s County Times a Horsham scout group has made an impassioned plea for new leaders, we report on the trial of a Horsham man accused of assaulting young boys, we bring you the latest on plans for a new football ground for Horsham FC, arrests were made after a police pursuit in Billingshurst, and a thriller filmed in Horsham is set for a special national screening.

A Horsham mum who saved her baby daughter from choking is backing a new campaign, we interview the council’s cabinet member over the next steps over housing in the district, and also have a full round-up of meetings on plans for a second runway at Gatwick.

A well-known Horsham headteacher is set to retire in the summer, a dog that attacked and killed a puppy in Slinfold last year is to be destroyed, and a decision over sign posts in Horsham town centre has been branded ‘wanton architectural vandalism’.

We also have a special report on flooding in the district from earlier this week, and the latest on proposals over the future of GP surgeries in Horsham town centre.

In South Downs news a Pulborough-based club is celebrating a £6,000 grant, a Steyning school has received a life-saving kit, a Steyning business has raised £10,000 for a Sussex hospice, while an ex- Steyning police officer has retired as Sussex Police’s West Sussex divisional commander.

In sport this week we have football match reports from Horsham FC, Horsham YMCA, Loxwood, Broadbridge Heath, Billingshurst, Steyning, as well as rugby news, motorsport, hockey, bowls, shooting, golf, snooker, and basketball.

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