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Come on girls, no need to get your knickers in a twist

It is fair to say that, right now, there are plenty of things in the world to get hot under the collar about.

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The Constituency View with Henry Smith MP SUS-170126-103725001

Good news on tackling tax evasion

This month I had the pleasure of officially opening two businesses setting up new premises in Crawley.

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The Labour View SUS-170126-103738001

Dump trips slump after DIY tip tax imposed

There’s a popular tradition in the press for a “You Couldn’t Make It Up” news story, and this is certainly one from West Sussex County Council.

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The Conservative View with Cllr Duncan Crow SUS-170126-103712001

Fair tax policy has laid a solid foundation

April will see the start of the new tax year and since the Conservatives came into government, 31 million people will have seen a reduction in their income tax bill. The cumulative effective of the large annual rises of the tax-free allowance means that a typical basic rate taxpayer will be paying over £1,000 less income tax than in 2010. This April’s changes will mean another 1.3 million of the lowest paid will be taken out of tax altogether, taking this total to over 4 million people since 2010.

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Katy Bourne

Sussex PCC's video log - Listen Live: Fraud and Elder Exploitation

On Thursday 23 March PCC Katy Bourne will hold the first of four public debates as part of her new 'Listen Live' programme.

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The Labour View SUS-170126-103738001

At the end of the road with patience

As a councillor, you get many residents asking you to help improve the state of the roads. That can mean helping to get West Sussex County Council to fix long-standing potholes, addressing a local parking issue or helping make the roads safer.

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The Constituency View with Henry Smith MP SUS-170126-103725001

New technical training is very welcome

Among the measures in last week’s Budget was an investment in technical education for 16 to 19 year olds.

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Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

A struggle worth undertaking

So now we know.  Theresa May has given up crisps for Lent.

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The Conservative View with Cllr Duncan Crow SUS-170126-103712001

Being bold for technical teaching investment

I would like to highlight two parts of last week’s budget that was delivered by the Chancellor Philip Hammond.

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George Stroud

Plumpton College: Finding my roots

I really wanted to advance into further education, but didn’t know what I wanted to do when I finished school.

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Paradoxe de Malbec

RICHARD ESLING: Revolutionary wine from south-west France

Think of a wine made from the Malbec grape variety, and immediately your mind turns to full- bodied, tannic red wines, perhaps from Cahors in South-west France or otherwise from Latin America – Argentina or Chile.

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Scribbles from Lydia Wilkins

Exams are upcoming, but here's why I'm not panicking

(As a disclaimer, in case any teachers-including any of my lecturers-are reading this, I am not advocating not revising, and therefore not preparing, for exams. Simply, I think students should take them seriously, but have a plan!)
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Alexia

Alex Rowley on why we can never really have parenting sussed

Alexia Rowley on why the only constant with children is change.

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Crawley Town fans at Barnet watching the 4-3 defeat on December 15, 2015 SUS-170603-111811002

Fan’s view: Morris is the new main man with wonder-save

Last week all the talk was about Josh Payne’s wonder-strike at Wycombe.

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Crawley Town fan Geoff Thornton gives his news in  his new column SUS-150216-162649002

TASTE OF THE TERRACE: Glenn Morris shows again he’s a superb goalkeeper

Crawley Town’s run of fixtures against the leading clubs brought its first reward as they held table-toppers Doncaster Rovers to a fiercely contested goalless draw.

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The Constituency View with Henry Smith MP SUS-170126-103725001

Laying the foundations of a good future for our children

One of the pleasures of working in the Palace of Westminster is being able to show Crawley residents around our historic House of Commons.

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The Conservative View with Cllr Duncan Crow SUS-170126-103712001

Labour is making Crawley very ‘Corbynised’

I am a strong supporter of good terms and conditions in the workplace. It makes good sense all round to have a motivated workforce that performs well. Trade Unions can play a positive role in this, but unfortunately there are times when some Trade Unions are used as political vehicles, rather than genuinely putting the interests of their members and the wider workforce first.

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The Labour View SUS-170126-103738001

A two-handed approach is needed to solve social care crisis

After years’ of warnings the Government is finally waking up to the fact there’s a crisis in Adult Social Care. Let’s be clear what Adult Social Care is: it’s the support available for you and your loved ones as you get older or if, by some unfortunate incident, you’re no longer able to care for yourself. It’s important, it maintains the self-respect and independence of our senior citizens in old age, but beyond that without adequate care lives would quite literally be at risk.

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A Victorian family

Support for bereavement counselling services

My grandmother Nell, who was born into working class London in 1895, was never quite sure how many brothers and sisters she had.

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Ven Dr Edward Dowler, Archdeacon of Hastings

An honest look at ourselves

This week many Christians around the world have been celebrating Ash Wednesday.

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