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Girl, 16, arrested in connection with Weald school fire

A girl has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at a Billingshurst school.

Immigration vans in Crawley town centre

UPDATE: Council concerned after men found working illegally on Crawley development

Crawley Borough Council says it was ‘concerned to hear’ that five men were working illegally on the redevelopment of Queens Square.

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Southern talks with union to resume next week

Talks between Southern bosses and union officials aimed at ending a dispute affected train services are set to resume next week.

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Sussex mum on new ITV reality show

A Sussex mum-of-seven has proved she’s a culinary genius - after appearing on a new TV cookery combat contest with world-renowned chef Gordon Ramsay.

Immigration vans in Crawley town centre

UPDATE: Five arrested in Crawley for illegally working in UK

Five men illegally working on a construction site in Queens Square are facing deportation, the Home Office has confirmed.

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Travel news

Bank Holiday rail work could cause problems for Sussex passengers

Passengers in the South-East looking to get away for the Bank Holiday weekend are reminded to check before they travel by rail as work continues on the Thameslink Programme and maintenance work takes place across the route.

Immigration vans in Crawley town centre

BREAKING NEWS: Immigration officers called to town centre

Immigration officers have been called to Crawley town centre this morning (April 25).

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COUNTY NEWS: Sussex father and son wow the judges on Britain’s Got Talent

A father and his son from Sussex performed in front of millions of viewers on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday evening (April 22).

Millions of Brits no longer using a pen

Millions of Brits no longer using a pen

Millions of Brits are no longer using a PEN- with a third admitting they barely write anymore, according to new research.

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Product warning

Store recalls beans which may contain pieces of metal

Morrisons have recalled certain batches of its Trimmed Beans because they may contain small pieces of metal.

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Is street artist Banksy really leaving his mark in Sussex again?

Mystery surrounds the appearance of yet more Banksy-style street art in a Sussex town.

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Warning about smoking after bedding catches fire in Crawley home

A warning for people to be vigilant while smoking has been issued after firefighters were called to a home in Crawley this week after bedding caught light.

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Diversions planned as part of motorway is set to be shut

Drivers heading out of Sussex in a couple of weeks’ time and aiming to use the M3 are being advised that a section of the motorway will be shut.

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Motorcyclist ‘came off bike’ near Crawley

A motorcyclist is reported to have come off his bike near Crawley this morning.

The road is no longer blocked by a tortoise. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

‘Large tortoise’ blocks A24

There were reports this morning that a large tortoise caused delays around the Washington Roundabout.

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Teacher struck off after having sex with student

A singing teacher who had sex with a student and sent text messages encouraging her to take drugs has been banned from teaching for life, the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) has said.

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World Immunisation Week campaign urges parents to check their child is up to date with important vaccinations

Parents in West Sussex urged to check their child’s vaccinations are up-to-date

Almost 3,000 children in West Sussex are either missing key doses or have not been vaccinated at all, according to NHS England.

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David Bradnam, a Virgin Media customer is unhappy with the 'poor' service he has received in installing his new box. Pic Steve Robards

Virgin Media apologises to customer after two month delay

A Crawley man has labelled Virgin Media’s service as ‘not good enough’ after waiting more than two months to have his television box installed.

Higher speeding fines set to come into force

Tougher punishments for speeding offences come in today - here’s what you need to know

Motorists have been warned that tougher new punishments for speeding offences have come into force today.

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The 77-year-old man fell on his back after leaving the bus on Friday (April 21)

Police appeal after elderly man injured

Police are appealing for a motorcyclist who assisted an elderly man who became injured when leaving a bus in Forest Row.

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