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Online hate crime to be treated as seriously as offline offences

Online hate crime is set to be treated as seriously as offences committed face-to-face, according to new guidance.

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Labour ‘best chance’ to defeat Tory grip on Worthing, says party’s first councillor for 41 years

Shock by-election victory which delivered Labour its first Worthing councillor for 41 years can provide the springboard for overthrowing the Conservatives.

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Bob Smytherman. Picture by Derek Martin

Macclesfield investigators probe standards complaint against ex-mayor

Private investigators from Macclesfield are examining whether a popular former mayor broke council conduct rules.

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Lloyd Russell-Moyle (centre), and Peter Kyle (left) are Sussex's two Labour MPs

Would Labour have seven Sussex MPs under new voting system?

Labour could have returned seven Sussex MPs to Parliament at the 2017 general election if a different voting system had been used, according to new research.

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Fresh two Southern rail strikes called

Two days of rail strikes have been called by Southern staff over the introduction of driver-only operation.

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Councillor Diane Guest with the ballot bin in Chapel Road, Worthing.

A ballot bin has been fixed to a post at the taxi rank in Chapel Road and invites smokers to vote on a simple question by putting their cigarette ends in one of two slots.

Keep the town tidy and cast your vote on Albion’s season

A novel way to encourage smokers to dispose of their cigarette ends properly is being trialled in Worthing town centre.

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Lancing IKEA: Did ‘serious’ traffic concerns materialise at other IKEA stores?

Comparisons to Cardiff have been made in an attempt to predict whether IKEA in Lancing will cause congestion chaos.

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A27 ‘can accommodate’ Lancing IKEA traffic spikes, experts claim

A new A27 roundabout and removal of the Sussex Pad traffic lights are at the heart of plans to help the A27 cope with the New Monks Farm development.

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Call for New Monks Farm traffic rethink to ease pain of plans

Residents have called for changes to transport plans for the New Monks Farm development before it gets the green light.

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Fresh hike in train fares will be a ‘kick in the teeth for passengers’

A fresh hike in train fares due in January has been described as a ‘kick in the teeth’ for passengers, according to one rail union.

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Susan Collier feels let down by the lack of support

“No one will help me”: Disabled Lancing woman’s housing despair

A 30-year-old woman with disabilities, who has nowhere to live, has spoken of her despair at being considered either too disabled or not disabled enough to receive support with housing.

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‘Sham’ A27 consultation must be halted, council leaders argue

‘Sham’ A27 consultation must be halted, council leaders argue

The leaders of Adur and Worthing councils have called for a ‘sham’ A27 improvements consultation to be halted and re-run with further options.

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DM16152900a.jpg. Angmering parish councillors angry over overriding of neighbourhood plan by Arun District Council. Charman Susan Francis and L to R  Roger Phelon, Bill Evans, Steven Mountain, John Oldfield and Mike Hill-Smith. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160811-133115008

Parish council’s High Court bid thrown out

A parish council’s High Court legal challenge against a controversial village housing project has been thrown out.

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Jeremy Corbyn: Message of hope resonated strongly with Sussex voters

An alternative to austerity and a message of hope are the reasons Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn believes are behind his party’s recent surge in votes across Sussex.

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Nick Herbert at the White House in July to talk about TB

MP warns of ‘catastrophic’ inaction on TB as he prepares to take fight to United Nations

MP Nick Herbert is calling for countries around the globe to back his efforts to rid the world of tuberculosis (TB).

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‘Boys club culture’ in parts of ambulance service

A ‘boys club culture’ exists in parts of Sussex’s ambulance service according to a consistent view within the organisation, a report has found.

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Beccy Cooper has been praised on social media for her election win

REACTION: Jeremy Corbyn congratulates new Worthing councillor

Politicians near and far have come forward to congratulate Labour’s newest Worthing Borough councillor, the first for more than 40 years.

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Beccy Cooper is Labour's first Worthing Borough councillor for more than 40 years

Labour wins first Worthing Borough Council seat in more than 40 years

Labour’s Beccy Cooper has won a seat on Worthing Borough Council, the first for the party in more than 40 years.

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Amanda Jupp new cabinet member for adults and health

New cabinet member for health appointed at County Hall

A new cabinet member for health at the county council has been appointed, following the previous holder’s resignation for personal reasons.

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Polls closed at 10pm last night. Picture: Steve Robards

Election for Worthing Borough Council seat tomorrow

Worthing residents will get their first sight of a ballot box since the general election rollercoaster tomorrow in a council by-election.

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