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Katy Bourne’s council tax increase plan agreed

A council tax increase of 7.8 per cent proposed by Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has been agreed by councillors today (Friday January 19).

Politics
New town centre restaurant set to open

New town centre restaurant set to open

A new restaurant is set to open in Haywards Heath - bringing with it a jobs boost for the town.

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Product warning

Store recalls some pulled pork products due to salmonella fears

Pulled pork products are being recalled by a store following the discovery that they may contain salmonella.

Health
Postman Gary Symonds SUS-180901-123952001

Stamp of approval for postman Gary’s shorts

Postman Gary Symonds knows a thing or two about delivering the mail in style ... his own particular style of fashion.

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Search and rescue teams were sent out in Burgess Hill. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Body found following search for missing Burgess Hill man

A body has been found in woodland close to Great Ote Hall, Burgess Hill, which is thought to be that of missing man Lyle Ensor.

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Author Kate Mosse

Best-selling West Sussex author Kate Mosse announces latest novel

Fans of best-selling West Sussex author Kate Mosse will be excited to hear the announcement that her latest historical fiction novel will be published in May.

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Hundreds of people have been stuck at Haywards Heath station this morning. Picture: James Cole

Crowds stuck at rail stations after train hits ‘track defect’

Frustrated passengers are expected to be disrupted for hours due to a ‘track defect’ at Burgess Hill.

Transport

VIDEO: Swan Walk serves up treat as new Ping Pong Parlour opens

Shoppers in Horsham can bat away the January blues at a new pop-up Ping Pong Parlour in the town centre.
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Capita provide back-office functions for West Sussex County Council

Council insources Capita back office staff

Several back office functions outsourced by West Sussex County Council to a private company are set to be brought back in-house.

Politics
Leanne Phillips, Secret Window Project

Secret Window Project in Crawley seeks an end to the region’s housing crisis

Leanne Phillips from the Secret Window Project explains their aims and how they see themselves as ‘an incubator for positive growth’.

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Care home failings spark new initiative

Care home failings spark new initiative

An invitation has gone out to MPs to a meeting with West Sussex County Council leader Louise Goldsmith tomorrow over failings in social care.

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Planned road works across West Sussex

Planned road works across West Sussex

Here are the latest planned road works which may result in road closures for West Sussex

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Warning over bogus water company workers

Warning over bogus water company workers

A thief stole cash, jewellery and a credit card after tricking his way into a Crawley house by posing as a water company worker.

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COUNTY NEWS: Couple living in filth as toilet blocked for a week

A miserable couple who have been trying to get their toilet unblocked for a week said they feel like 'second class citizens'.

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Leanne Phillips, Secret Window Project

Your News: Secret Window Project seeks an end to the region’s housing crisis

Leanne Phillips, Secret Window Project: We’re a small group of people looking for more people to join us in setting up a co-housing project in or around Crawley.

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Jo Meeke and Matt Gurney, who lost their baby son, Puck, in March 2017, just hours after his birth

Bosham parents were reassured baby could be kept safe, inquest hears

An inquest into the death of a baby boy heard that the doctor felt ‘confident’ he could keep the baby safe after a complication with the mother’s labour.

News
Where are fallen trees causing travel delays this morning?

Where are fallen trees causing travel delays this morning?

Following high winds last night reports are coming in of a number of fallen trees affecting drivers this morning.

Transport
Louise Goldsmith, leader of West Sussex County Council

County council proposing 4.95 per cent tax rise

The future of vital services will be at risk if government does not take a long term view on local authority funding was the warning issued by West Sussex County Council today as it announced a proposed 4.95 per cent increase in its share of the council tax.

Politics
Drink-driver found slumped over wheel of mum’s car banned from roads

Drink-driver found slumped over wheel of mum’s car banned from roads

A drink-driver found slumped over the wheel of his mother’s car on Christmas day with the engine still running has been banned from the roads.

Crime
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