In today’s County Times: ‘Outrage as new school is axed’

Front pages of both editions of the County Times (Thursday February 25).
Front pages of both editions of the County Times (Thursday February 25).

Councillors have said they feel ‘misled and cheated’ after learning plans to relocate a primary school had been dropped.

In today’s County Times, the community has rallied to help a homeless man after his tent was destroyed by arsonists, a man has been found guilty of killing a vulnerable student who died in the boot of a blazing car, students have launched a campaign to get cheaper rail fares for 16 and 17-year-olds plus a special report on the future of services along Hurst Road.

Also in this week’s paper, a legendary football commentator was taken to hospital after he collapsed at a Horsham club, Labour councillors have called on West Sussex County Council to ‘get a grip’ on the governance of the county’s adult education after it was rated inadequate’ by Ofsted, crossing into the town centre has been branded unsafe after the closure of a pathway, an ‘extraordinary’ meeting has been called after controversial plans for a new music festival in Horsham were announced and the town’s newest aerial adventure opens after months of work.

Meanwhile, according to new figures objectors to a ‘new town’ outnumber supporters by nearly four to one, a business has been left in turmoil after spending almost a month without phone lines, three Second World War veterans have been presented with Legion d’honneurs, plus the town’s first arts festival will be held later this year.

In the South Downs edition, a man has been charged after a police pursuit through a village, a previously ‘good’ school has been told to improve by Ofsted,a village day faces an uncertain future, allotment holders plagued by animal attacks, vandalism and theft are fighting back plus a five-year-old is helping to highlight a national campaign outlining a lack of play provision for disabled children.

In sport Horsham manager Dominic Di Paola is expecting plenty more twist and turns in a title race shoot-out. We also have the latest news and reports from rugby, hockey, boxing and athletics.

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