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Development’s cycle and pedestrian access a ‘dog’s breakfast’

A pedestrian and cycle link into a major Horsham development has been described as a ‘complete dog’s breakfast’, by the town’s cycle forum.

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This photograph of the first Thameslink train departing from Littlehampton to London Bridge, pictured at Goring-by-Sea, was sent in by John Vaughan. He said: "As and from Monday 11 December 2017 two important Littlehampton to London Bridge commuter trains (and evening return services) have been transferred to Thameslink operation from Southern, the first timetabled workings by that train opertaing company along the Coastway West lines. Photographed on a cold, wet and windy winter morning at 06.04 Class 700 No.700143 forming the very first such train, the 'driver only operated' 1H80, the 05.52 departure from Littlehampton, pauses at Goring by Sea station on its way to the Capital."

Thameslink trains arrive at more West Sussex stations

Thameslink trains are serving more West Sussex stations as a small number of services transferred from Southern earlier this week.

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Passengers will hope Southern trains can start scoring a few more 9s and 10s

Strictly judge Bruno: ‘Southern rail has better timing than you’

A contestant on Strictly Come Dancing saw her timing compared to the punctuality of Southern train services during the weekend’s semi-final show.

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The faces of three Brighton councillors on the elfyourself Hanukkah video (Picture: SWNS)

COUNTY NEWS: Labour member apologises after suspension over alleged anti-Semitic video

A Labour Party campaigner has been suspended after posting an allegedly anti-Semitic video which showed three councillors doing a Hanukkah dance and wearing traditional Jewish clothes.
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Brian Donnelly, cabinet member for finance and assets, said the council had to be proactive as well as prudent

Rise in parking and green waste charges considered

Charges for town centre car parks and the collection of green waste bins could both be increased next year by Horsham District Council.

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Princess Royal Hospital , Haywards Heath. Pic Steve Robards  SR1606946 SUS-160229-175149001

NHS ‘not rationing’ hospital treatments and operations

Hospital operations and treatments for West Sussex patients are not being rationed, according to health chiefs.

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The Rising Sun pub in Horsham. Photo courtesy of Google Street View. SUS-170928-152621001

Children’s nursery plans for Horsham pub deferred

Plans to convert an empty Horsham pub into a children’s nursery have been deferred due to road safety and parking concerns.

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The A281 Guildford Road east of Rudgwick where the Smithers Rough site is proposed for gypsy and traveller pitches (photo from Google Maps)

‘No easy sites left’ for gypsy and traveller pitches

A public consultation on the location of future gypsy and traveller sites across the Horsham district opened today (Friday December 1).

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Sir Nicholas Soames, Garry Wall, Sajid Javid, Ray Dawe, Nick Herbert, and Jeremy Quin

Concern at housing numbers raised with minister

Concerns about increased housing targets in a recent Government consultation have been raised directly with ministers by a delegation from Horsham and Mid Sussex.

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JPCT 040512 Mechanical Biological Treatment facility when it was under construction in 2012 at Biffa Brookhurst Wood site near Horsham. Photo by Derek Martin ENGSUS00120120405133805

Council to spend £7.7m expanding Biffa waste treatment facility

Plans to spend £7.7m expanding a waste treatment facility north of Horsham have been unveiled.

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New blue topped recycling bins waiting at Hop Oast depot

Last chance to order extra wheelie bins

The deadline to order extra wheelie bins before the rollout of fortnightly general household waste collections is today (Thursday November 30).

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Tim Loughton East Worthing and Shoreham MP speaking in the Commons on plans to split up the franchise running Southern and Thameslink services in 2021

MP: Why wait until 2021 for competent rail operator?

‘Why do we have to wait until 2021 for a competent rail operator’ was the question posed to ministers by East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton.

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Traffic problems in Southwater created by new developent SUS-171129-090552008

Southwater traffic lights backing queuing traffic on to A24

Concerns about temporary traffic lights in Southwater backing queuing traffic on to the A24 have been raised by the parish council and district councillors.

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Thameslink train

Have your say on weekend train timetable changes

A public consultation on weekend and late night timetable changes for Southern and Thameslink services has been launched.

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Southern and Gatwick Express trains waiting to depart

Southern and Thameslink rail franchise to be split up

The franchise running Southern, Thameslink, and Gatwick Express trains is due to be split up when the contract is retendered in 2021, the Government has confirmed.

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Rosie Duffield MP right with Katie Close from Refugee Tales (centre) and Horsham Labour Party 2017 parliamentary candidate, Susannah Brady (left).

Canterbury MP is special guest at Horsham Labour Party social

Canterbury’s MP Rosie Duffield was the special guest at a Horsham Labour Party fundraising social event last week.

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West Street in 2013

Is Horsham experiencing an ‘identity crisis’?

Horsham ‘currently appears to be experiencing an identity crisis’, according to the town’s main volunteering horticultural group.

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New gypsy and travellers’ site planned for Billingshurst

A new gypsy and travellers’ site south of Billingshurst accommodating 15 pitches is being proposed.

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Two Mid Sussex community projects have been awarded

COUNTY NEWS: Labour executive committee resigns over harassment claims

The leadership of the Bexhill and Battle constituency Labour Party (CLP) unanimously resigned this week due to allegations of ‘serious abuse and harassment’.

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