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Council accused of ‘slumber on the job’ of duplicate payments

The county council has been accused of ‘slumber on the job’ when dealing with potential duplicate payments by UKIP councillors.

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Initial ideas for the Shoreham Airshow memorial. This element, on the east bank of the Old Toll Bridge, shows how a collection of arches might look. Image courtesy of Jane Fordham and David Parfitt SUS-170328-091114001

First pictures of Shoreham Airshow crash memorial ideas revealed

A series of memorial sculptures along the banks of the River Adur will be commissioned to remember the victims of the Shoreham Airshow disaster.

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Funds to help introduce technology to residents at libraries

Innovative new projects to help residents use technology at West Sussex libraries have received a welcome funding boost.

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Portland House will be getting solar panels this week

Councils make use of clean energy

More than 150 solar panels will be installed on a Worthing council building this week, wth more to follow at the Shoreham Centre in Shoreham later this year.

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Grove Lodge roundabout

TIM LOUGHTON: Rally round Government to get best deal

The legislation has been passed after a few last minute dramas in the Lords and on Wednesday the Prime Minister will trigger Article 50 to start the process by which the UK will leave the EU by March 2019.

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The aftermath of Wednesday's attack in Westminster (photo by SWNS.com)

Sussex remembers victims of terrorist attack in Westminster

Tributes to the victims of a terrorist attack in Westminster have been paid by communities and politicians across Sussex.

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Horse Guards Parade

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Reflections on Martin McGuinness

When I served in the Northern Ireland Office as minister for environment and as minister for agriculture, my London office looked out on Horse Guards Parade.

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Sussex MPs caught up in Westminster lockdown after ‘terrorist attack’

Sussex MPs caught up in Westminster lockdown after ‘terrorist attack’

Sussex MPs have been caught up in a lockdown of Westminster following a suspected terrorist attack.

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Councillors consider Roffey’s beachfront apartments proposal

A developer whose seafront flats plans were dismissed by the Government last year following objections from hundreds of residents will learn the fate of their latest scheme on Wednesday (March 22).

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The Observer front page after Chris Grayling's shock announcement

Council pledges £100,000 on ‘bold’ community-led A27 scheme

A £100,000 pledge has been made by West Sussex County Council to fund the community drive to build a better A27.

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Southern season ticket holders paid £10m compensation

Southern season ticket holders have received a total of £10m in compensation after repeated delays to trains.

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L-R: Adur District Council leader Neil Parkin, West Sussex County Council leader Louise Goldsmith and Worthing Borough Council leader Dan Humphreys at the signing of the growth deal SUS-170321-113933001

Growth deal to help deliver ‘thousands of new jobs and homes’ in Adur and Worthing

A trio of councils have signed an agreement to work together to support the delivery of thousands of new jobs and homes in Worthing and Adur.

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West Sussex pubs in line for welcome tax relief

The vast majority of pubs in West Sussex are in line for welcome tax relief following the Chancellor’s Spring Budget.

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‘Work together to solve our housing crisis’, groups urge

Building upwards, modular homes and making interim use of vacant sites like Teville Gate were among industry figures’ ideas to solve the housing crisis at an event on Friday.

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Southern agrees to talks if union suspends strike

Southern bosses have agreed to talks to end a dispute with staff if the RMT union calls off strike action planned for early April.

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BREAKING NEWS: Southern staff call fresh strike

Southern staff have called fresh strike action over the introduction of driver-only operation.

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BBC Question Time. Pic: David Lowndes

COUNTY NEWS: Scotland dominates debate as Sussex hosts BBC’s Question Time

Sussex hosted BBC’s Question Time last night – but news north of the border dominated debate.

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Stephen Hillier, West Sussex County Council's cabinet member for children - start of life, raising awareness about Child Sexual Exploitation (photo submitted).

Scrutiny of services combatting Child Sexual Exploitation refused

Calls for greater scrutiny of services combatting Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in West Sussex have been rejected.

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UPDATE: Southern train drivers’ agreement ‘old deal in new envelope’

A fresh agreement between Southern train drivers and rail bosses has been described as the ‘old deal in a new envelope’.

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Tim Loughton at the WASPI demonstration

TIM LOUGHTON: Busy week after the final spring budget

Last week started with a trip to the Department for Communities & Local Government where I took a delegation from Adur, including councillor Neil Parkin, to see Minister Marcus Jones on the subject of the New Homes Bonus.

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