In today’s County Times: ‘Victory in air noise row’

County Times front page October 2 2014
County Times front page October 2 2014

Campaigners subjected to a summer of misery living under a trial flight path are celebrating an ‘important victory’ as Gatwick announced a delay to airspace changes this week.

The manager of Southwater Police Office has been recognised by the Prime Minister for 40 years of volunteering, a car crashed into a Broadbridge Heath hall, a couple are offering a reward for the return of their trailer which was stolen in Wisborough Green, and a Billingshurst man has thanked paramedics who helped save his life when he suffered a heart attack.

A Horsham postman won a recent strongman competition in Henfield, a Roffey church has celebrated a significant milestone in renovation works, volunteers and charities in the Horsham district attended a community showcase event at the Y Centre last week, and some of Horsham’s Catholics have reacted to the resignation of their local bishop.

A Tanbridge House School pupil could be the youngest pilot ever to fly solo in Sussex, the bi-annual Horsham Fayre will return to the town this weekend, Horsham police is ‘unlikely’ to recruit PSCOs in the near future as Sussex Police cut £50m from its budget, and the high sheriffs of both Surrey and West Sussex welcomed a special cycling event to Southwater Country Park.

We have First Day at School pictures from Leechpool Primary School, Upper Beeding County Primary School, and St Peter’s Primary School in Henfield.

In South Downs news a ‘crunch’ meeting will be held on the future of A&E services serving South Downs villages, Upper Beeding residents packed out their village hall to protest against plans for 65 new homes, and a Pulborough horse owner has been left ‘heartbroken’ after one of her ponies had to be put down in what she believes was a deliberate attack.

We also have picture spreads on the Pulborough Harvest Fair, an awards ceremony at South Lodge Hotel recognised rising young sports stars from across the Horsham district, and a Five Oaks school celebrating the completion of part of its interactive outdoor Woodland Project.

Last weekend also saw the annual Barns Green Half Marathon and the County Times has a special eight-page pullout this week with report, pictures, and full results.

In our 24-page WOW entertainments guide we preview the New Foxtrot Serenaders, a seven piece period dance bands who are appearing at the Capitol Theatre, as well as other previews, reviews, what’s on, listings, and nostalgia.

Meanwhile in Horsham district sport Horsham FC lost 4-2 to Guernsey, Broadbridge Heath beat struggling Hailsham, Horsham YMCA bounced back from defeat at Loxwood to win at St Francis Rangers, Horsham Rugby Club ran out comfortable winners at the weekend, while we also have youth football news, hockey, boxing, stoolball, golf, motorsport, darts, and athletics.

We also have readers’ letters, motors, politics, business, and eight pages of readers’ news.