Adur Local Plan approved by councillors after key vote

Campaigners against controversial housing developments sung special carols in an unusual protest before a key vote tonight (Thursday, December 14).

An artist's impression of plans for the Littlehampton seafront shelter, which could become a cafe and kitesurfing school SUS-171121-142745001

Seafront café and water sports facility is approved

A former world champion windsurfer scored his latest victory when his vision for a seafront café and water sports teaching facility was approved.

Councillors met to discuss the licence review at Worthing Town Hall

Illegal cigarettes find leads to newsagent losing licence

Hundreds of illegal cigarettes were found at a Worthing newsagent which later sold age-restricted products to an underage boy.

This photograph of the first Thameslink train departing from Littlehampton to London Bridge, pictured at Goring-by-Sea, was sent in by John Vaughan. He said: "As and from Monday 11 December 2017 two important Littlehampton to London Bridge commuter trains (and evening return services) have been transferred to Thameslink operation from Southern, the first timetabled workings by that train opertaing company along the Coastway West lines. Photographed on a cold, wet and windy winter morning at 06.04 Class 700 No.700143 forming the very first such train, the 'driver only operated' 1H80, the 05.52 departure from Littlehampton, pauses at Goring by Sea station on its way to the Capital."

Thameslink trains arrive at more West Sussex stations

Thameslink trains are serving more West Sussex stations as a small number of services transferred from Southern earlier this week.

Phil Bristow of Nsure

COLUMN: No great escape from flood claims

If the past few years are anything to go by, it is likely severe flooding will affect parts of the UK this winter.
Passengers will hope Southern trains can start scoring a few more 9s and 10s

Strictly judge Bruno: ‘Southern rail has better timing than you’

A contestant on Strictly Come Dancing saw her timing compared to the punctuality of Southern train services during the weekend’s semi-final show.

The faces of three Brighton councillors on the elfyourself Hanukkah video (Picture: SWNS)

COUNTY NEWS: Labour member apologises after suspension over alleged anti-Semitic video

A Labour Party campaigner has been suspended after posting an allegedly anti-Semitic video which showed three councillors doing a Hanukkah dance and wearing traditional Jewish clothes.
Councillor Louise Murphy at the junction of Columbia Drive and West Tyne SUS-170412-100124001

Pressure on council to solve ‘danger’ junction’s visibility

Residents and councillors are pushing for changes at a ‘danger spot’ junction to improve visibility when turning onto a busy road.

New Monks Farm. Supplied by Geoff Patmore

D-day for Adur Local Plan: Key questions answered

Adur’s local plan is set for a crucial vote on Thursday.

DM16122696a.jpg Kingsway Hotel, Worthing. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160606-173707008

Affordable homes cash offer impasse delays development

A developer held his head in his hands after concerns over his hotel conversion’s contribution to the town’s affordable housing shortage saw a decision on his plans delayed for a second time.


Greenfield site to become housing as plans approved

A development of 240 homes on greenfield land has been approved unanimously.

Aerial shot of Worthing seafront, taken by Eddie Mitchell

‘Time for pessimism over’ as town seeks ambitious vision

The time for pessimism is over – Worthing is on the investment map.

The meeting was held at the Shoreham Centre

‘Tax on Adur’s poorest’ resisted again – despite cost concern

A weekly council tax charge for some of Adur’s poorest residents will not be introduced, senior councillors decided on Tuesday.

Ann Barlow

Is Worthing Theatres’ offer rival towns’ gain?

A former Worthing mayor said she would reluctantly visit rival towns to get her cultural fix because of an underwhelming theatres programme.

Tim Loughton East Worthing and Shoreham MP speaking in the Commons on plans to split up the franchise running Southern and Thameslink services in 2021

MP: Why wait until 2021 for competent rail operator?

‘Why do we have to wait until 2021 for a competent rail operator’ was the question posed to ministers by East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton.

Thameslink train

Have your say on weekend train timetable changes

A public consultation on weekend and late night timetable changes for Southern and Thameslink services has been launched.

New designs for Teville Gate / Station Square Worthing. SUS-170311-191537001

Teville Gate car park to close this week

Teville Gate’s multi-storey car park will be closed from today as Worthing Borough Council prepares to demolish it.

Southern and Gatwick Express trains waiting to depart

Southern and Thameslink rail franchise to be split up

The franchise running Southern, Thameslink, and Gatwick Express trains is due to be split up when the contract is retendered in 2021, the Government has confirmed.

The club's licence is subject to a review

Club avoids losing licence as negotiations secure changes

A nightclub will not face closure after its owners reached an agreement with police following allegations of drunken violence linked to the venue.

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