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Outcry over changes to town centre sculpture

Controversy has erupted - again - over a major piece of public art on display in Horsham town centre.

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Horror turns to delight over village’s ‘millennium’ trees

Dismay has turned to delight over a group of ‘millennium’ trees which were ripped out to make way for a new car park at a local garage.

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Iconic Crawley phone boxes among 400 under threat

Almost 400 public telephone boxes are currently under threat throughout Sussex - twelve of them in Crawley.

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Anger over ‘U-turn’ on road resurfacing

County road chiefs have been accused of doing a U-turn over resurfacing a pothole-riddled street once dubbed ‘the worst in Horsham.’

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Fears of toxic pollution from waste incinerator

Concern is growing that toxic particles could be emitted over the countryside if plans go ahead to build a new £150 milllion incinerator on land north of Horsham.

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New plans for petrol station and M&S store

New proposals are being put forward to build a petrol station and M&S store on land off the A264 between Horsham and Crawley.

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‘Save our red telephone boxes’

A new campaign is being launched to save iconic red telephone boxes in towns and villages throughout Sussex.

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New piece of public art goes on display in park

An impressive piece of public art representing the history and heritage of Worth Park has been unveiled in Crawley.

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COUNTY NEWS: Phew! Chance of a flood is ‘very low’

The chance of Sussex being flooded over the next five days is ‘very low’, according to the flood information service.

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TRAVEL NEWS: Flooding causes lane to close on M23 near Gatwick

A lane is reported to be closed on the M23 near Gatwick due to flooding.

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Hands off our parks!

Hands off our parks and open spaces - that’s the message people in Horsham are sending out to developers.

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RUNWAY DECISION: environmental groups’ dismay

Environment groups have voiced their reaction to news about airport expansion in the south-east.

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‘Remarkable’ weevils save historic waterway on Wey and Arun canal

Tiny beetles have saved a historic waterway from being choked by an outbreak of invasive weed, the Wey and Arun Canal Trust have announced.

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MPs appeal to schools minister for fairer funding

West Sussex MPs have met with the Minister for Schools to ask for extra money for the county’s cash-strapped schools.

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New council-built homes to go on sale from £280,000

New council-built homes to go on sale from £280,000

Nineteen new homes being built by a council on a former school site in Horley are expected to be finished by early next year.

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‘We won’t give up’ say villagers fighting to stop council building on children’s play area

Villagers who have waged a years-long battle to save a children’s play meadow from development vowed today: We won’t give up.

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Gatwick taxis to go green by 2020

Gatwick taxis are to go green by 2020 reducing carbon emissions by 75 per cent per journey.

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Proposed new 3,000 airport car park is on land ‘safeguarded for second Gatwick runway’

Plans to provide a 3,000-space airport car park on a countryside site near Gatwick could be thwarted - because the land has been earmarked for building a second runway.

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£1,000 worth of vouchers up for grabs at opening of major new store

£1,000 worth of vouchers up for grabs at opening of major new store

Europe’s largest sports retailer is hoping to gather together masses of local sports teams at the opening of its first Crawley store next week.

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COUNTY NEWS: Dairy farm ordered to pay £8,000 for polluting Sussex river

A controversial energy farm has been prosecuted for spilling effluent into the River Kirk.

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