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COUNTY NEWS: ‘Perfect girlfriend’ mannequin scares burglars

Shela Louise is not your typical security guard; six foot four, German, a snappy dresser – and made of plastic.

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‘Animals on the A23’ causing delays

Animals on the road on the A23 are reportedly causing delays to motorists.

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Katy Bourne, Sussex Police crime and commissioner

Katy Bourne welcomes £5 police council tax rise

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne says she ‘welcomes’ confirmation of a £5 increase to the police’s share of council tax for next year.

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The Flying Scotsman, pictured here by Tim Williams

The Flying Scotsman comes to Sussex

Bluebell Railway has announced the ‘Flying Scotsman’ is coming to the line between April 13 and 19, 2017.

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TRAVEL NEWS: Buses replace trains in some areas

A reduced Southern rail service is in operation today, Saturday, January 21, and replacement buses are running in some areas.

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The Cosy Cafe, Ardingly

Your news: Delicious dining for Valentine’s Day at The Cosy Cafe

Jacqueline Naish, director of Kelmsley Catering and Events is bringing another delicious pop up restaurant night to The Cosy Cafe, Ardingly, on Tuesday February 14.

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Jason Sutherland-Rowe (middle) is a member of the 'commuter's club'

COUNTY NEWS: ‘Commuter’s club’ find fun way to enjoy their journey

After a long day in the city, most people dread the gruelling commute home – but this group of commuters have found a fun way to look forward to it.

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Craig Webb received 18 out of a possible 20 stars from the judges

COUNTY: Sussex man through on Gary Barlow’s talent show

Could it be magic? Sussex native Craig Webb is hoping so as he competes in a new UK-wide talent show on BBC One.

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The Who in Hassocks

Having a smashing old time with The Who in Hassocks 1966

A  music writer researching two performances by rock band The Who at the Downs Hotel in Hassocks says he has been overwhelmed by the response of readers to a call for stories.

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Community votes in favour of neighbourhood plan

Community votes in favour of neighbourhood plan

Residents of Ansty and Staplefield have voted in favour of using a neighbourhood plan to determine local planning applications.

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Katy Bourne at last year's election count with Michael Jones. The Labour runner up attempted to veto her plans for a council tax rise at a Sussex Police and Crime Panel meeting

Bid to veto Sussex PCC’s council tax rise fails

A bid to veto plans to increase Sussex Police’s share of council tax has failed.

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Cash-strapped ambulance trust forced to take out loan

A cash-strapped ambulance trust has been forced to take out a loan as it heads towards the end of the financial year several millions of pounds in debt.

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Vehicles in Burgess Hill targetd by thieves

Thieves have targeted vehicles in Burgess Hill over the past couple of weeks.

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Purse and bag stolen from shoppers in Burgess Hill

Two women have had items stolen while out shopping in Burgess Hill this week.

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ATM fees could be on the way

ATM fees could be on the way

Bank customers could soon be forced to pay to withdraw their own cash at ATM machines, following a dispute over who maintains them.

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Ten thousand homes across Sussex left without water

Around 10,000 homes across the Horsham district were left without water last night after a sudden drop in water pressure.

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Two charged with firearms offences after van stopped on M23

Two men have been charged with firearms offences after a van was pulled over by police on the M23.

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Man dies after being rescued from house fire

A man has died in hospital after being rescued from a fire in Horsham on Friday.

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West Sussex’s biggest trampoline park to open next month

West Sussex’s biggest trampoline park is set to open next month.

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Fisherman speaks of his experience seeing ‘magnificent’ dolphins

A fisherman who filmed around 20 dolphins swimming by his boat this week has said it was like ‘nothing he had experienced before’.

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