COUNTY NEWS: Shopowner loses day’s wages after being fooled by fake £50 note

A shopowner lost almost a day’s wages the day before her birthday after she was fooled by counterfeit money yesterday.

The Chinese airline is recruiting flight attendants globally

Chinese airline recruits globally at Gatwick

A Chinese airline is taking on flight attendants globally at Gatwick Airport as part of its international recruitment plan.

Pets at Home. Picture Jason Lock Photography

Pets at Home to stop selling rabbits over Easter

Pets at Home is set to stop selling rabbits at all of its stores this Easter, in order to educate and inform children on the importance of responsible pet ownership.

Museum Lab discovery day. Picture: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton and Hove

Events to mark English Tourism Week

English Tourism Week runs all this week so here we round up some of the events taking place.

Arundel Castle did not make the list. Picture: Kate Shemilt

Celebrating our tourist attractions in Sussex

In a list of the top 241 sites across the country, published by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA), Sussex only had five attractions listed.

A collection of two to five bedroom homes are being built. Picture: Charles Church Thames Valley

£8million to be injected to support new homes

A leading housebuilder is investing £8million into the environment as it brings new homes to Burgess Hill.

Services at both volunteer-led centres will now open on a Tuesday and Thursday. Picture: Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice to help more ‘in demand’ customers

Citizens Advice services in East Grinstead and Burgess Hill are changing.

Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost.

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33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

The average age when Britons living in rented accommodation think they’ll be able to afford their own house is 33.

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Mortgage problems

Over one million UK homeowners on wrong mortgage deal

Over 1.1 million UK homeowners are sitting on the wrong mortgage deal and wasting over £2,500 every year according to latest research.

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RMT to move Southern Rail strike date for more talks

A strike date for the RMT union is set to be moved to allow for more talks with Southern Rail on April 4.

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Waitrose scraps ‘free drink without purchase’ offer

Waitrose scraps ‘free drink without purchase’ offer

Shoppers who have enjoyed popping in to Waitrose on their way to work for a free cup of tea or coffee woke up to dark news this morning – they will now have to buy something before claiming a free beverage.

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The popular chain restaurant has taken on comedian Rhys James. Picture: Threepipe

VIDEO: Harvester recruits comedian to add some fun into restaurant

The Harvester in Haywards Heath has a special new recruit.

Lindfield High Street. Pic Steve Robards

Village will be ‘open for business’ during water main work

Shop and business owners in Lindfield have said they will be ‘open for business as usual’ when South East Water engineers return to the village on April 24 to complete the installation of a water main.

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Hundreds of jobs saved in bakery firm’s U-turn

Hundreds of jobs which were under threat because of a shake-up at a Sussex landmark factory site have now been saved.

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What national insurance is – and where it goes

What national insurance is – and where it goes

A tax called national insurance has become the centre of a row within Britain’s ruling Conservative Party

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Rejuvenation works will start on Monday (March 13). Picture: WSCC

Rejuvenation of Haywards Heath shopping parade kicks off

The rejuvenation of Haywards Heath shopping parade has kicked off.

The plus-size fashion retailer is closing its store in Crawley

National retailer to close town centre store

A national women’s clothing retailer is to close its town centre store in Crawley.

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NMA calls for investigation into Google, Facebook and the digital advertising supply chain to combat fake news

A free and fearless press is society’s single best defence against fake news but action is needed to ensure the news media sector’s quality, agenda-setting journalism can survive and thrive in the digital environment, the News Media Association (NMA) said today.


PICTURES: West Sussex apprentice graduation 2017

The achievements of higher and advanced apprentices were celebrated at the second West Sussex apprentice graduation ceremony on Tuesday.

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