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Community projects awarded county council funding

Men’s sheds projects, a community centre and a club for young people are just some of the West Sussex projects to benefit from £97,000 of funding in 2016/2017.

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Warning about button batteries in Christmas toys

Parents and others buying children’s Christmas toys in West Sussex are being urged to ensure any small ‘button’ batteries are securely fixed in place.

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A27 crash latest – showroom ‘in danger of collapsing’

The A27 still remains closed after ‘significant damage’ was caused when a van collided with a showroom earlier this afternoon. (December 6)

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A spokeswoman from Southern Water confirmed the diversion will be in place for a few days

TRAVEL NEWS: Yeoman roundabout reopens following burst main

The Yeoman roundabout in Durrington has reopened following a burst main outside the Southern Water headquarters in Yeoman Road.

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The A27 has been closed for several hours. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

PICTURES: A27 remains shut after van collides with showroom

The A27 remains closed after ‘significant damage’ was caused when a van collided with a showroom.

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Sussex Police officer sacked after testing positive for cocaine

A detective has been sacked from Sussex Police after testing positive for cocaine.

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Mark Friend-James with his pointer, Elsi, last year. Picture: Mark Friend-James

Man and dog suffer wounds in ‘dog attack’

A man and his dog suffered wounds in a ‘dog attack’ whilst out walking last week.

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Councillors welcome major Ropetackle housing plans

Councillors have supported plans for a major Shoreham development which will deliver 120 homes on a long-vacant site.

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COUNTY NEWS: Tributes to Game of Thrones actor Peter Vaughan

Tributes are being paid to Sussex actor Peter Vaughan - best known for roles in Game of Thrones and Porridge - who died this morning (Tuesday December 6), aged 93.

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A train arrives at Gatwick Airport Railway Station

Gatwick Airport has busiest railway station in South East

Gatwick Airport has the busiest railway station in the South East region excluding London.

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Residents gathered last year to oppose the Offington land sale

Open space key to future delivery of A27 footbridge

Land next to a congested junction should not be sold for housebuilding in case it is needed to enable construction of a footbridge over the A27.

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Brooklands dredging to be debated tonight

Councillors will discuss options for clearing up Brooklands Lake tonight.

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The man in his 40s, who is white, of slim build and around 6ft, and has white hair, went into the Trespass store in Montague Street on Sunday (November 27). Picture: Sussex Police

Witness appeal after man steals ski gear worth £370

Police are appealing for witnesses to a man who stole two ski jackets worth £370 from a shop in Worthing.

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Engineers are at the scene. Picture: Sussex Road Police

UPDATE: A27 closed after van collides with showroom

Emergency services are at the scene of a collision that has caused the A27 to be closed.

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Fire at Gatwick causes train disruption

Fire at Gatwick causes train disruption

A fire on the track at Gatwick Airport disrupted rail services earlier today.

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South East Coast Ambulance Service

Ambulance service facing ‘eye-watering’ £40m underfunding

‘Eye-watering’ underfunding of Sussex’s ambulance service by £40 million next year would put ‘patients’ lives at risk’, according to paramedics.

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Police arrest 35 motorists in first five days of Christmas crackdown

Police have arrested 35 motorists in Sussex in the first five days of their Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-drivers.

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Kathleen Shuster's beloved cat Oscar

COUNTY NEWS: Teacher shocked after beloved pet is found beheaded

A woman is distraught after her beloved cat Oscar was found decapitated.

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Southern Rail ‘becoming a national crisis’

The breakdown of the Southern train network is ‘becoming a national crisis’, one Sussex MP has warned.

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Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

Sussex bishops plead for end to ‘misery’ of Southern rail strikes

Church of England bishops in Sussex have called for an end to the ‘cycle of blame’ in the ongoing Southern rail dispute which they say is causing misery in the lead up to Christmas.

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