In this week’s Crawley Observer: ‘Sussex Police told to improve’

Front page of the Crawley Observer (Wednesday March 8 edition)
Front page of the Crawley Observer (Wednesday March 8 edition)

In today’s Crawley Observer Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has told of her concern and disappointment after an inspection of her force ruled it to be ‘requiring improvement’.

Also in the Observer could a Crawley teenager be the next Doctor Who?

A bookmaker has placed odds on the teenager being the next Time Lord following news of Peter Capaldi stepping down after four years in the popular sci-fi series.

In the East Grinstead Gazette an Imberhorne year nine student from Copthorne has become a star shot putter.

The shot is an Olympic sport calling for strength, co-ordination, timing and athleticism.

In Sport Joe McNerney believes a League 2 play-off place is not beyond Crawley Town this season and Sussex Cricket Premier League umpire Mark Newell has been named on the Reserve List of First-Class Umpires for the 2017 season.

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