In today’s County Times: Tour of Britain heads for Horsham

County Times front page July 17
County Times front page July 17

Some of the world’s best cyclists will be heading through Horsham later this year as the Tour of Britain schedule is revealed this week.

In Horsham news Millais School marks the half-way point of a £13.5m building project, England Athletics has called for the retention of the indoor athletics track in a new Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre, a Horsham parent has raised concerns about legal highs, and volunteers are set to celebrate the completion of the first phase of a project to improve the town’s Riverside Walk.

County Times South Downs front page July 17.

County Times South Downs front page July 17.

A Faygate motor racing driver is bidding to break into NASCAR with Horsham MP Francis Maude’s help, a Horsham author has written a fantasy fiction novel around the myths surrounding the Chanctonbury Ring, and a funeral director has been jailed after admitting eight counts of fraud.

The Government green-lighted plans for a new windfarm off the coast of Sussex, which when built could generate enough electricity to power around 450,000 homes in the area, residents in a new Billingshurst development are angry and frustrated at problems with the width of their new road, and we review this year’s Sparks in the Park, which attracted an estimated 10,000 visitors to Horsham last weekend.

In South Downs news Prince Charles is set to visit Wiston on Friday, commencement of building work on a new Waitrose for Storrington has been delayed until 2015, and a Pulborough woman who was pulled from her burning car after a collision in West Chiltington has thanked the anonymous ‘angel’ who helped her to safety.

Meanwhile a Pulborough activist has criticised the county council for a ‘pro-fracking stance’, plans for 103 homes in Pulborough were challenged by residents, and the developer behind proposals for the Shoreham Cement Works has said any plans for the site must be ‘viable’.

In our 24-page WOW entertainments pullout the Ifield Barn Theatre Society has received a prestigious award for its production of Miniskirts & Revelations, a teenage Horsham singer was chosen to perform as a warm-up act for Robbie Williams, while children’s author Michael Morpurgo is set to appear at the Arundel Festival.

In Horsham district sport we look ahead to the Horsham Festival of Cricket, Billingshurst FC hailed its clash with Crawley Town a success despite the 9-0 result, we have four pages of cricket match reports, athletics, bodybuilding, basketball, cycling, motorsport, golf, and bowls.

As well as five pages of letters, motors, politics, and business, we also have 13 pages of readers’ news.