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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.

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Greenfield site to become housing as plans approved

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

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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Councillor Stephen Chipp outside Burrscrofte

Care home development in spending plans for first time

Long-awaited redevelopment of a derelict former care home has taken a step forward nearly a decade after it closed.

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Worthing Climate Action Network outside County Hall in Chichester

Call for county council to divest funds from fossil fuels

Discussing the merits of divesting pension funds from fossil fuels at County Hall is an ‘important first step’, according to campaigners.

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Worthing seafront strategy: Council under fire for ‘similarities’ to £400m scheme it dismissed

A lagoon at the heart of grand plans for Worthing seafront was unveiled last week – but you might be forgiven for thinking you had heard it all before.
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Two Mid Sussex community projects have been awarded

COUNTY NEWS: Labour executive committee resigns over harassment claims

The leadership of the Bexhill and Battle constituency Labour Party (CLP) unanimously resigned this week due to allegations of ‘serious abuse and harassment’.

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Increase in parking charges planned for Worthing

Charges at a number of Worthing town centre multi-storey car parks are due to be increased by the council in the new year.

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One of West Sussex's Household Waste Recycling Sites

Permit ID scheme could be introduced at rubbish tips

A permit scheme for certain vehicles using West Sussex’s rubbish tips could be introduced to stop ‘waste tourism’ from other areas.

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Worthing seafront

New lagoon part of ‘exciting’ vision for Worthing’s seafront

A lagoon could be created on Worthing’s seafront for watersports, swimming, and boat moorings as part of a new ‘exciting’ vision to improve the town’s coast.

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Staff checking a gritter during Operation Snowflake preparations

West Sussex preparing for winter weather

Preparations for winter weather in West Sussex have seen gritters carry out dry-run rehearsals and the stockpiling of salt.

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A Southern Rail train

Southern train drivers vote to accept deal

Southern train drivers have voted to accept a deal over pay, terms and conditions, and driver-only operation.

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A Southern Rail train

Two-day Southern rail strike begins

A two-day rail strike affecting Southern services has begun this morning (Wednesday November 8).

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