Affordable homes proposal dismissed on safety grounds

Councillors rejected the offer of much-needed affordable homes amid safety concerns over the proposed development’s shared access with a busy delivery yard.

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Tim at the St Georges Day Scout Parade at Lancing Manor

TIM LOUGHTON: Uplifting St George’s Day Scout parade

So when I wrote last week that I did not know what state the world would be in by the time my column went to press I was not expecting a snap General Election – honest.

Opinion 4
Sir Peter Bottomley at the Islamic Exhibition at Worthings Assembly Hall

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: All together now and in the future

The villages around Worthing and the communities in West Sussex’s largest town include a great variety of friendly people. We come together naturally. Let us be proud of our achievements.

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Southern talks with union to resume next week

Talks between Southern bosses and union officials aimed at ending a dispute affected train services are set to resume next week.

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Angmering M&S plans face opposition from Waitrose and its landlord

Plans for a Marks and Spencer food store on the Angmering and Rustington border are back to square one after a bitter wrangle between rivals.

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The first community meeting to Build a Better A27. Money for the scheme now seems to still be in place. ks170126-8 SUS-170603-202843008

Chichester’s £250m A27 cash ‘still available’

The cash to pay for vital improvements to the A27 around Chichester is still available, a letter from Jim O’Sullivan the chief executive of Highways England seems to suggest.

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The Shoreham South candidates in attendance at the hustings

Housing pressures the hot topic as Lancing and Shoreham voters grill election candidates

The strain of new housing developments on Shoreham and Lancing’s infrastructure was the hot topic last night as candidates vying for election faced a grilling from residents.

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Union protest outside Parliament to mark year since start of Southern dispute

A rail union is set to protest outside Parliament to mark one year since the start of strikes on the Southern network.

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Tim Loughton at the opening of the new playground at Hamble Rec

TIM LOUGHTON: Pressure remains despite new school

As I write this at the end of Holy Week it is difficult to forecast what state the world will be in by the time this column is published given the state of affairs in Syria and the Korean Peninsula threatening a head-to-head between various superpowers.

Opinion 5
Sir Peter with a newborn lamb

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: New life and old games

Our doctor daughter trained at Worthing hospital before becoming a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology in London.

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Adur and Worthing councils have invested �4.2m in new refuse trucks. Pictured are councillors Emma Evans and Clive Roberts on one of the new trucks.

Adur and Worthing councils confirm weekly bin collections to continue

Adur and Worthing councils say they have committed to weekly residential refuse collections by investing £4.2m in new trucks.

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Are you registered to vote?

Are you registered to vote?

With the snap election set for June 8, it is important for you to make sure you are able to exercise your right to vote.

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Election count. Sir Peter Bottomley - West Worthing. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150805-130839008

West Sussex reacts to PM’s call for snap general election

Comments have flooded in since the Prime Minister’s surprise call for a general election this morning.

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Ballot box

Theresa May calls snap general election

Sussex voters are set to head to the polls in June as Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap general election.

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Cllr Dan Humphreys, leader of Worthing Borough Council

Southern ‘powerhouse’ plan to boost local economy

The Greater Brighton region - which includes Worthing and Shoreham - should be a ‘powerhouse’ in the south, according to politicians serving the area.

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Last years Easter Sunday Fun Day at Shoreham Fort

TIM LOUGHTON: Why should Southern be any different?

Southern Rail really do not help themselves. After more than a year of running a shambolic rail service they announce that their boss Charles Horton is to receive a modest pay increase to bring his total to a very immodest £495,000.

Opinion 2
The single rose and policemans helmet were placed where PC Palmer challenged the intruder

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: On the cross for us?

After the overnight vigil in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft, Palace of Westminster, the coffin of PC Keith Palmer and his family led the funeral cortege through Old Palace Yard into Parliament Square before the journey to Southwark Cathedral. The flowers above the hearse declared ‘No. 1 Daddy’.

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More talks called a year into Southern dispute

Talks to end a dispute between rail bosses and Southern staff have been called for later this month, almost a year since the first strike action was held.

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ks16000807-2 Recycling Depot in Shripney Road, Bognor.ks16000807-2 SUS-160507-102718008

Rubbish tip charges suspended

Rubbish tip charges introduced in West Sussex last year have been suspended with immediate effect until a Government review has been concluded.

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Chichester's A27 scheme was cancelled in March, while Arundel and Worthing and Lewes projects are still planned

Scrapped A27 scheme cost £3.3m

Nearly £3.3m of public money was spent on Chichester’s failed A27 Improvement Scheme, the Observer can reveal.

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