In today’s County Times: “Rubbish tips face opening time cuts”

Front pages of the County Times (Thursday May 12 edition).
Front pages of the County Times (Thursday May 12 edition).

Popular rubbish tips serving Horsham and Billingshurst are set to close for two days each week and be open for fewer hours on other days.

In this week’s paper Piries Place is under new ownership after being snapped up by two property firms, police are investigating a ‘suspicious’ fire at a medical centre, the community has rallied to help a mum with cancer have a ‘perfect’ wedding, a group of teenagers have launched a campaign to get a safer crossing outside a primary school and a warning has been issued for an old phone box ‘haunted by ghosts.’

Also in this week’s paper pigeons have put Horsham residents in a flap after ‘bombing’ people from a town centre bridge, the Tories were delighted after retaining the Sussex PCC post, designs for the future of a village are to go on display, a store is offering a new service to help jobseekers and Horsham Sea Cadets are facing a legal battle after being served a notice to quit their premises.

Meanwhile a boy who suffered a traumatic birth is to receive a multimillion-pound payout, a cabinet minister has visited a Horsham firm, a world record attempt will be made in Horsham next month plus a double page spread on the weekend’s English Festival.

In the South Downs edition an Olympic gold medallist has inspired pupils after visiting a village school, residents have turned out in force to raise concerns about proposals for a sand quarry, a sewage pumping station has been sold for £70,000, repairs have begun on a historic village church plus a double page spread on the latest for the reorganisation of education in Storrington.

In sport Stuart Whittingham has fulfilled a dream as he made his debut for Sussex this week. We also have latest news and reports from rugby, football and athletics.

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

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