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School days and sporting fun from the early 1950s

It has been more than 70 years since Three Bridges First School opened its doors to its first cluster of tiny children.

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St Wilfrid's School, Crawley, has been rated outstanding by the Diocese

Headteacher's pride as school is rated 'outstanding'

St Wilfrid’s School has been rated ‘outstanding’ following a denominational inspection by the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton.
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Headteachers at Downing Street

Headteacher tells MP to stand up for town's schoolchildren

Crawley’s MP Henry Smith has been called on to stand up for the town’s schoolchildren and “not hide behind fictitious statistics”.

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Crawley at 70

It's party time as Crawley turns 70!

Crawley new town is 70 years old – and the milestone will be marked with a party to remember.
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Maidenbower Junior School

Consultation launched into special needs provision

A consultation has been launched into plans to change the special needs provision at Maidenbower Junior School.

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Headteachers off to Downing Street

Headteachers off to Downing Street

And they're off...
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Philip Hammond

Heads to appeal to Chancellor for cash

Headteachers from 25 counties will be heading to Downing Street to appeal to the Chancellor to put more money into the education system.

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Hundreds turn out for Remembrance parade

The November chill failed to stop Crawley people turning out in their droves to mark Remembrance Sunday.

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Teachers go extra mile for charity

Staff at Oriel High School have been working up a sweat at weekends to raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice.

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Proposed design for flats by RDjW Architects Limited

Plans for flats behind The George

Plans to build a four-storey block of flats behind The George Hotel have been submitted to Crawley Borough Council.

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Veteran cars on the road again

It's that time of year again - the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run has taken to the road.

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Campaigning parents head to Parliament

Hundreds of parents are heading to Parliament to call for further action to be taken over school funding.

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Ofsted

'Good' result for pre-school

An Ofsted inspector has heaped praise on staff and children at a Furnace Green pre-school.

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Ofsted

Ofsted praise for nursery

Ofsted has praised the behaviour and progress of children at a Tilgate nursery.

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Henry Smith MP

Heads call out MP over school funding

Henry Smith MP has been called on to publicly condemn as “inadequate” the level of funding lined up for the town’s schools.

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This bus stop in the High Street didn't last long once the storm hit

Remembering the ill wind that blew no good in 1987

It was a bit blowy in the early evening of October 15 1987 but few realised exactly how severe the oncoming storm would be.

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Sandwich time!

Back to school for nans and granddads

Nans and granddads went back to school as part of a special Grandparents’ Week – and raised £200 for charity in the process.

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Sussex Health Care, the site of Orchard Lodge, Nr Warnham

Update: Orchard Lodge rated 'inadequate' by the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission has rated Orchard Lodge care home as 'inadequate' following an inspection in July.
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View from top of the Embassy cinema looking at what is now the route of the Boulevard

Growing up in Crawley between the two world wars

Dorothy Harris moved to Crawley in the 1930s and lived at the end of Tushmore Lane until 1952.

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