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Bognor Regis by-elections to be held tomorrow

A trio of Bognor Regis by-elections will be held tomorrow (Thursday, February 21).

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Dan Humphreys, leader of Worthing Borough Council SUS-161031-150532001

Council budget approved as call for extra Dial a Ride funding fails

Conservative councillors pushed through Worthing Borough Council’s annual budget on Tuesday amid a fiery debate.

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Lib Dems Daniel Purchese, Morwen Millson, and James Walsh outside County Hall. They succesfully persuaded committee members to call for the Tory-led West Sussex County Council to pause a new crowdfunding model for community projects.

Crowdfunding model for community grants a ‘step into darkness’

A new crowdfunding model for community grants in West Sussex has been described as a ‘step into the darkness’ by councillors.

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Female members of the county council wearing suffragette rosettes. Picture: WSCC

Tributes paid to suffragettes but more needs to be done, county council told

As we mark 100 years since suffragettes won the first votes for women, one county councillor says more is yet needed to make female voices heard.

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Councillor Kevin Jenkins

Ideas flood in for regeneration of Union Place

From an indoor ski slope to an aquarium – the ideas to regenerate Union Place have been flooding in since Worthing Borough Council purchased the former police station site.

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West Sussex County Council's leader Louise Goldsmith with the new drone

County council invests in drone

West Sussex County Council has become one of the first authorities in the country to invest in a drone to benefit its work.

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Chichester's County Hall SUS-160818-125926001

Council tax rise approved by West Sussex County Council

A council tax rise of 4.95 per cent including the two per cent social care levy has been approved by the Tory-led West Sussex County Council.

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Councillors Val Turner and Dave Simmons, of the Adur & Worthing Safer Communities Partnership, have raised concerns about proposed cuts to its funding.

Cuts to community safety partnership funding for Adur and Worthing

Cuts to funding for community safety partnership (CSP) work across Adur and Worthing have been described as ‘unwelcome’ by councillors.

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Green MEP Keith Taylor

Green MEP supports ‘brave’ Sussex activist ahead of court

Green MEP Keith Taylor is supporting ‘brave’ anti-drilling activist Dr Peter Whittick, who is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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Your Energy Sussex is now encouraging residents to switch energy supplier to save money

Sussex tariff offers ‘fair deal’ for energy bills

A new Sussex tariff for gas and electricity is looking to offer a ‘fair deal’ for households with a council-led partnership encouraging residents to switch and save money.

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Worthing Dial a Ride manager Gary Mills with regular customer Jeanette Richard

‘Put brakes on funding cuts’, says valued transport charity

A ‘unique’ transport service which helps hundreds of residents each month could see its funding cut by more than a fifth.

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Councillor Kevin Jenkins

Council ignores government guidelines in bid to help affordable housing crisis

Worthing Borough Council has pledged to ignore government guidelines in a bid to secure more desperately-needed affordable housing.

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Planning committee chairman Paul Yallop

Developer accused of ‘provocation’ as larger flats plans replace scheme rejected for being too big

Councillors who rejected apartment plans for being too bulky were outraged when a developer returned with a larger proposal.

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Edward Crouch, cabinet member for resources

Worthing Borough Council’s council tax proposals debated

Worthing Borough Council’s share of council tax is set to rise by 2.96 per cent from April.

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Tim Loughton MP gave a second reading of his bill in the House of Commons today. Photo: Parliament TV

MP’s bill would address ‘unintended but glaring inequality’

The MP for East Worthing and Shoreham has told the House of Commons that his private member’s bill, which he said would make family agreements ‘fit for the twenty first century’, had received ‘widespread support’.

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Deborah Urquhart cabinet member for the environment at West Sussex County Council

Permits for vans and trailers at rubbish tips

West Sussex’s rubbish tip service ‘was not broken but now is’ one Lib Dem councillor has claimed as permits are set to be introduced.

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Robots could take over your job by 2030 - but they might not look quite like Titan, unless you are an entertainer. Picture by Eddie Mitchell

Robots could replace nearly a fifth of Worthing jobs by 2030, report warns

The rise of robots could put up to 16 per cent of jobs in Worthing under threat by 2030, a think tank has warned.

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Robots could take over your job by 2030 - but they might not look quite like Titan, unless you are an entertainer. Picture by Eddie Mitchell

Robots could replace fifth of Crawley jobs by 2030, report warns

The rise of robots could put up more than 20 per cent of jobs in Crawley under threat by 2030, a think tank has warned.

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Tim Loughton

MP’s Civil Partnerships Bill is published

A private member’s bill put forward by the MP for East Worthing and Shoreham has been published.

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