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VIDEO: ‘Make 2017 a year of hope’ say Trump protestors in Adur

More than 100 people met on the Adur Ferry Bridge today, the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, for a peaceful protest.

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Katy Bourne at last year's election count with Michael Jones. The Labour runner up attempted to veto her plans for a council tax rise at a Sussex Police and Crime Panel meeting

Bid to veto Sussex PCC’s council tax rise fails

A bid to veto plans to increase Sussex Police’s share of council tax has failed.

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IKEA remains interested in Sussex move

IKEA has reconfirmed its interest in Sussex as a location for a potential new store.

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VIDEO: Aquarena approval reaction: ‘majestic’ or ‘a big mistake’?

The approval of plans to turn the Aquarena site into housing have split the community, with some labelling the designs ‘majestic’ and others saying it will be ‘a big mistake’,

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Labours Les Alden expressed concern at the lack of affordable housing agreed as part of recent developments

Affordable housing target ‘abandonment’ is disputed

A council target requiring developers to provide a sizeable chunk of affordable housing has been ‘abandoned’, an opposition councillor has claimed.

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The land in Clymping where 300 houses could be built

Fury as developer doubles homes plan for Clymping to 300

Villagers have reacted with ‘shock and disappointment’ at a developer’s plans to build hundreds more houses on a piece of farmland than originally proposed.

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Strike by Southern guards still on

A strike by Southern guards is still scheduled for Monday as the RMT union has been ‘excluded’ from talks.

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An artist's impression for the redevelopment of Bunce's, in Chapel Road, Worthing. Picture courtesy of ECE Architects SUS-170116-141323001

Bunce’s redevelopment approved despite £750,000 affordable housing shortfall

Affordable housing will not be provided as part of the redevelopment of a Worthing hardware store – despite guidelines suggesting contributions of nearly £750,000 should be due.

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TIM LOUGHTON: Sensible suggestions to traffic problems

Well done to Sompting councillors Anne Godley and George Barton for organising a very successful public meeting on the longstanding congestion problems in and around West Street, the historic part of the village.

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SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Health, social and spiritual care

This week may appear to be dominated by rail talks, deliberate disruption added to unacceptable unreliability caused by equipment and infrastructure failures and by announcements on the principles and aims in the necessary cooperative talks on how to leave the European Union.

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UPDATE: Council tax increase to help protect ‘vital services’

The average West Sussex household may have to fork out an extra £450 due to council tax increases planned by the county council over the next four years.

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Southern restoring full timetable after strike suspension

Southern is set to restore its full train service next week following the suspension of strike action by train drivers’ union ASLEF.

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UPDATE: IKEA link fuelled as first look at homes plans looms

Latest plans for potential development of a Lancing floodplain will go on show later this month – with rumours linking IKEA to the village continuing to circulate.

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Council tax rise could fund extra 100 Sussex Police staff

Increasing council tax could fund more than 100 extra officers and specialist staff for Sussex Police.

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Southern passengers have faced almost constant delays since early 2016

UPDATE: Southern train drivers suspend strike action

Southern train drivers have suspended strike action after rail bosses agreed to fresh talks.

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Tim Loughton, MP for East Worthing and Shoreham, in the House of Commmons arguing for the extension of civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples (photo from Parliament.tv).

Response to extending civil partnerships ‘woefully feeble’

The Government’s response to plans to extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples has been branded ‘woefully feeble’ by East Worthing and Shoreham’s MP.

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The Government has faced calls to strip GTR of Southern services

Southern rock bottom in Which? customer satisfaction survey

Southern rail services have finished rock bottom in a customer satisfaction survey conducted by consumer champion Which?

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Southern passengers have faced almost constant delays since early 2016

Southern passengers to ‘mourn the death of their patience’

A three-day protest by Southern train passengers is set to ‘mourn the death of their patience’.

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An artist's impression for the redevelopment of Bunce's, in Chapel Road, Worthing. Picture courtesy of ECE Architects SUS-170116-141323001

Council to rule on redevelopment of Bunce’s hardware store

The relocation of a popular hardware business has freed up its old site for dozens of new homes.

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Election count. Tim Loughton Adur and East Worthing. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160622-115743003

An end in sight for misery caused by potholes in roads?

MP for East Worthing and Shoreham Tim Loughton has welcomed news that road-users will benefit from a dedicated £1,145,000 pothole fund.

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