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Rail footbridge plans to be ‘postponed indefinitely’

Plans to replace a rail footbridge south of Wivelsfield station are set to be ‘postponed indefinitely’, according to the county council.

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COUNTY NEWS: Labour executive committee resigns over harassment claims

The leadership of the Bexhill and Battle constituency Labour Party (CLP) unanimously resigned this week due to allegations of ‘serious abuse and harassment’.

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Land to the East of Brighton Road, and the north of Parish Lane Pease Pottage. Pic Steve Robards SR1520657 SUS-150825-103438001

Pease Pottage homes largest development in a protected area

Hundreds of homes planned in West Sussex is the largest development recently allowed in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the entire country, according to a new report.

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Sir Nicholas Soames, Mid Sussex MP, speaking about the situation in Zimbabwe in the House of Commons

MP Soames: Mugabe’s time in power is ‘coming to an end’ in Zimbabwe

The British Government has ‘unfinished business’ in Zimbabwe in light of the military action taken this week, according to Mid Sussex’s MP.

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One of West Sussex's Household Waste Recycling Sites

Permit ID scheme could be introduced at rubbish tips

A permit scheme for certain vehicles using West Sussex’s rubbish tips could be introduced to stop ‘waste tourism’ from other areas.

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Staff checking a gritter during Operation Snowflake preparations

West Sussex preparing for winter weather

Preparations for winter weather in West Sussex have seen gritters carry out dry-run rehearsals and the stockpiling of salt.

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MP Sir Nicholas Soames. Picture: Steve Robards

Council forced to reverse decision to sell poppies in libraries, MP says

West Sussex County Council (WSCC) were forced to reverse a decision to sell poppies in its libraries, MP Sir Nicholas Soames told the Middy.

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Sir Nicholas Soames Mid Sussex MP, Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, Councillor Garry Wall, leader of Mid Sussex District Council and Councillor Jonathan Ash-Edwards, Deputy Leader of Mid Sussex District Council.

Transport Secretary visits Mid Sussex to discuss infrastructure

The Government’s Transport Secretary has visited Mid Sussex to discuss infrastructure issues with council officials and the area’s MP.

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A Southern Rail train

Southern train drivers vote to accept deal

Southern train drivers have voted to accept a deal over pay, terms and conditions, and driver-only operation.

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A Southern Rail train

Two-day Southern rail strike begins

A two-day rail strike affecting Southern services has begun this morning (Wednesday November 8).

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Nick Herbert, Arundel and South Downs MP, attending a British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) event at Westminster (photo submitted).

Call for fairer pub taxes

A call for fairer taxes for the country’s pubs has been supported by Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert.

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Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert

MP opposes 500 new homes for Hassocks

Hassocks’ MP has spoken out against plans for 500 new homes north of the village.

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Nick Herbert MP for Arundel and South Downs leads debate on global LGBT rights in House of Commons (photo from Parliament.tv).

MP leads debate on global LGBT rights in Commons

The United Kingdom has a ‘really important role’ to play in improving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights across the world, according to Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert.

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One of West Sussex's rubbish tips

DIY charges at rubbish tips raised just £92,000

Charges for DIY waste at West Sussex rubbish tips suspended after six months raised just £92,000, the county council has confirmed.

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MP Maria Caulfield joined Beverley and 90 riders on Sunday. Picture supplied by Mark Berrill

MP calls for action on road safety after horse rider injured

MP Maria Caulfield has joined a call to improve road safety after a horse rider was injured in a crash with a car.

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The three political parties have come together against the plan. Picture supplied by Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint Liberal Democrats

Parties unite against plans for 500 new homes in village

Hassocks Lib Dems, Labour and Greens have come together against plans for 500 new homes in Hassocks and are urging residents to respond to the modified District Plan.

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Age UK's Cherry Tree Centre in Burgess Hill. Picture: Steve Robards

Lib Dems call on Age UK to withdraw decision to close centre

Burgess Hill Liberal Democrats have expressed their shock at Age UK’s decision to hand back the keys of The Cherry Tree Centre in six months’ time.

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A Southern Rail train

Fresh Southern rail strikes announced by RMT

A fresh Southern rail strike has been announced by the RMT in its dispute over driver-only trains.

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Chichester's County Hall SUS-160818-125926001

County council apologise for data ‘breach’ over invitation to cyber security event

West Sussex County Council inadvertently revealed the email addresses of scores of business owners – when inviting them to an event on cyber security.

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Jeremy Hunt, cabinet member for finance and resources, and Morwen Millson, Lib Dem county councilllor who sits on local Fairtrade steering group, celebrating West Sussex being awarded Fairtrade county status

Fairtrade county status for West Sussex

West Sussex has been awarded Fairtrade county status by the Fairtrade Foundation for its commitment to the trading principles.

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