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This week's Worthing Herald is out today
This week's Worthing Herald is out today

The countdown to this year’s Worthing Birdman is on and people from across the area are getting ready for the big jump.

On July 12 and 13, thousands of people from across the county will gather to watch the participants propel themselves from the end of the Worthing Pier.

For many participants, the annual event represents a chance to do something fun while also raising money for a charity close to their heart.

Herald readers can meet some of the people taking part, and find out why they are doing so, in the Birdman preview this week. Thousands of people flock to Worthing for the annual Birdman extravaganza, with many of them using the A27.

Regular users of the road will be aware of the bottlenecks and traffic blackspots.

Now, a new campaign is aiming to address these issues.

The A27 Action Campaign was launched on Thursday, and is calling for improvements along the Worthing-Lancing corridor, as well as an Arundel bypass and other improvements further afield.

Reporter Tom Cotterill was at the launch event, and you can read the report in this week’s Herald.

Also this week, the winner of the Herald’s Salon of the Year 2014 contest will be revealed, and there are picture specials from school proms across the area, above left.

All this, plus all the news where you live, readers’ letters, columnists, nine pages of sport, nostalgia and much, much more, in this week’s Worthing Herald and Shoreham Herald, out tomorrow.