Fire service to ‘concentrate on preventing serious incidents from occurring’

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service’s strategy for the next four years is set to be scrutinised by councillors later this week.

High speed rail link proposals between Gatwick and Heathrow

High speed rail link between Gatwick and Heathrow proposed

A high speed rail link between airports at Gatwick and Heathrow has been proposed by a group of London-based engineering consultants.

Prime Minister Theresa May pictured last month. Today she delivered a speech on changes to national planning policy

New developments need to boost ‘affordable home ownership’

Housing for families on waiting lists could be sacrificed in new developments in favour of making home ownership more affordable as part of Government planning reforms.

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COUNTY NEWS: Indian restaurants lose licences for employing illegal workers

Two Indian restaurants’ premises licences have been revoked due to employing illegal workers after an unsuccessful appeal earlier this week.

Houses of Parliament

Pay for MPs to rise by £1,300 a year

Pay for MPs is set to rise by 1.8 per cent from April - increasing their salaries by more than £1,300 a year.

One of West Sussex's gritters with a snow plough

Thousand tonnes of salt spread on West Sussex roads

More than a 1,000 tonnes of salt have been spread on West Sussex roads over the last week of severe winter weather.

Ringway is set to win a contract to maintain West Sussex's road network

Ringway set to win West Sussex highways contract

A seven year contract to maintain and improve West Sussex’s roads is set to be awarded to Ringway Infrastructure Services.

Queuing passengers at Gatwick Airport

Southern replacement bus service ‘chaos’

‘Absolute chaos’ encountered by Southern rail passengers waiting for rail replacement buses between Gatwick Airport and London has been criticised by passengers.

Lib Dems Daniel Purchese, Morwen Millson, and James Walsh outside County Hall. They succesfully persuaded committee members to call for the Tory-led West Sussex County Council to pause a new crowdfunding model for community projects.

Crowdfunding model for community grants a ‘step into darkness’

A new crowdfunding model for community grants in West Sussex has been described as a ‘step into the darkness’ by councillors.

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Decision due on Crawley retirement community plans

Plans for a new Southgate retirement community could be approved next week.

Your Energy Sussex is now encouraging residents to switch energy supplier to save money

Sussex tariff offers ‘fair deal’ for energy bills

A new Sussex tariff for gas and electricity is looking to offer a ‘fair deal’ for households with a council-led partnership encouraging residents to switch and save money.

Deborah Urquhart cabinet member for the environment at West Sussex County Council

Permits for vans and trailers at rubbish tips

West Sussex’s rubbish tip service ‘was not broken but now is’ one Lib Dem councillor has claimed as permits are set to be introduced.

Housing Secretary Sajid Javid has announced funding to unlock new housing schemes across Sussex

Funding to unlock new Sussex housing schemes

New funding to unlock housing schemes across Sussex has been announced by the Government today (Thursday February 1).

West Sussex Young Carers Service has developed a new learning resource pack.

Bid to raise awareness about young carers

Young carers in West Sussex have helped put together a short film to highlight to school friends and teachers some of the issues they face during the school day.

Southern train

Southern remains worst in country for passenger satisfaction

Southern’s passenger satisfaction remains the worst in the country despite significantly improving its score over the past year, according to new survey results.

A major Government programme has been helping extend access to superfast broadband across the UK

Sussex’s access to superfast broadband below South East average

Access to superfast broadband in Sussex is above the national average but below the figure for the South East, according to new data.

Gatwick Airport Railway Station

Rail security awareness events at Gatwick

Security awareness events are to take place in railway stations across the region reminding passengers to be vigilant and report anything suspicious.

Peter Lamb, celebrates with Crawley Labour members after being picked as their prospective parliamentary candidate (photo submitted).

Labour selects general election candidate

Labour members have chosen Crawley Borough Council’s leader as their candidate to stand at the next general election.

Chichester MP Gillian Keegan speaking during a Westminster Hall debate on patient travel times for cancer treatment (photo from

Travel for cancer treatment ‘gruelling’ for patients

The need for cancer treatment services in West Sussex to cut down journey times for patients has been raised in Parliament by one MP.

Nathan Elvery chief executive at West Sussex County Council SUS-160627-165751001

Chief executive paid £47,500 relocation allowance

West Sussex County Council’s chief executive received a relocation allowance of £47,500 on top of his six-figure salary after being appointed.

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