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Gatwick notches up busiest ever May

Last month saw London Gatwick experience the busiest May in its history, as 4.1 million passengers travelled through the airport.

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GATCOM chairman speaks of achievements as retirement announced

Dr John Godfrey is stepping away from his work at Gatwick at a time when the airport ‘is in very good shape’.

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Hastings Pier. Photo by Eddie Mitchell.

COUNTY NEWS: Rumour of pier sale sparks protest gig

Employees are to hold a protest against rumours a popular Sussex pier will be sold to Sheikh Abid Gulzar from Eastbourne Pier.

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New five-year £1.11 billion programme announced by Gatwick Airport

A new five-year plan for Gatwick Airport, costing £1.11 billion, has been announced today by the Chief Executive Stewart Wingate.

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Poundworld

Jobs at risk as Poundworld calls in administrators

A discount retailer with two Sussex stores has announced has called in the administrators this morning (June 11).

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Southern Rail

Broken down engineering train causes rail delays

Commuters are facing disruption on the Brighton Mainline this morning (June 7) after an engineering train broke down between Gatwick and Purley.

Transport
An application for a new town hall, 182 flats, and commercial space has been submitted by Crawley Borough Council and Westrock SUS-181005-163919001

Plans for new town hall, offices and 182 flats get green light

Controversial plans for a new Town Hall, offices, flats, a public square and restaurant have been approved by Crawley Borough Council’s Planning Committee.

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Oskar de Rocha and Kostya Petrov

COUNTY NEWS: 'Cereal and doodle cafe' opens in Sussex

They've been popping up in London over the last few years, but now a cereal cafe has opened its doors in Sussex.

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Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Carphone Warehouse to close 92 stores as profits tumble

Nearly 100 Carphone Warehouse stores are to close this year as the retailer’s new boss pledges to “take action” to tackle challenges in the firm’s troubled mobile phone unit.

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WH Smith came bottom of the Which? customer satisfaction survey

WH Smith voted worst store on the high street in Which? survey

Britain’s highest and lowest rated high street shops by customer satisfaction have been revealed in a survey by the consumer brand Which?.

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Popular Horsham pub opens doors after major makeover

A Horsham pub re-opened its doors on Friday (May 18) following a six-figure makeover, creating eight new jobs.

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Cheque handed over

£30,000 raised by Gatwick taxi firm for Crawley hospice

A total of £30,000 has been raised by London Gatwick’s on-site taxi company, Gatwick Airport Cars, for the airport’s local charity partner St Catherine’s Hospice.

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Take a flight from Shoreham to Battersea

COUNTY NEWS: Helicopter flights offered as alternative to Southern – for one week only

An energy drink company has decided to put on helicopter flights from Sussex to London in the first week of the new rail timetable.

Transport
Award-winning app

Gatwick app picks up major award

Gatwick’s new passenger app has won the Mobile Innovation of the Year title at the recent National Technology awards, and also picked up Mobile App of the Year at the Real IT awards.

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Areas included in the Crawley Eastern and Station Gateway projects

Have your say on multi-million-pound schemes for Crawley

The latest set of plans in the £60m Crawley Growth Programme will go on show next month.

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Life is local - read all about it every week in your newspaper

For as long as I can remember I have been a fully blown news addict, having got my regular fix from newspapers, radio, television, Ceefax and nowadays also via my laptop and smartphone.
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Steve Donathy, who works for Crawley-based E&R Freight

Crawley firm’s appeal for information after employee helps man in distress

An HGV driver whose swift actions may have saved the life of a man who suffered a suspected stroke says he did what anyone else would have done in that situation.

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Channel 4 building in Horseferry Road, London (Credit: Tom Morris/Wikimedia Commons)

COUNTY NEWS: Could Channel 4 come to Sussex?

A council in Sussex has made a bid to Channel 4 to become one of its three 'creative hubs'.

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Deichmann's unit in Crawley's Queens Square is set to be taken over by Metro Bank (photo from Google Maps Street View).

Bank to replace relocating shoe shop in Queens Square

A bank is set to move into Crawley’s Queens Square, replacing a shoe shop due to relocate to County Mall.

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