Train passengers hit with ticket price rises

Southern and Thameslink train passengers buying tickets this morning were hit by the biggest price increases in five years.

Balcombe residents opposed to drilling activities at the Lower Stumble site (photo submitted).

January showdown for Balcombe drilling site application

A decision on plans to extend activities at a drilling site near Balcombe is set to be made in January.

Lib Dem Francis Oppler has criticised cuts to community grant funding by West Sussex County Council

Council’s grant funding to be cut by half

Grant funding for community groups and organisations in West Sussex is set to be cut in half by the county council next year.

Jeremy Hunt, West Sussex County Council's cabinet member for finances

Council ‘not smug and complacent’ over finances

The Tory administration at County Hall has rejected accusations of being ‘smug and complacent’ over budget proposals for next year.

Should wealthy pensioners pay national insurance to fund social care?

Should wealthy pensioners pay national insurance to fund social care?

New ways to help fund social care services such as introducing means-tested National Insurance contributions for wealthy pensioners should be explored, according to Lib Dems.

Rubbish tips at Crawley, Westhampnett, and Burgess Hill are set to close for a day a week from October to March

Rubbish tips to close for a day a week

Three West Sussex rubbish tips are set to close for a day a week during the winter months.

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Councillors’ allowances set to rise

Councillors’ allowances are set to rise costing an extra £13,000 per year.

Anne Marie Morris, MP for Newton Abbot, (photo from

Former Mid Sussex councillor has Conservative whip restored

A former Mid Sussex county councillor who was suspended by the Tory Party over a racist remark has been reinstated.

Southern train

Strictly judge Bruno: ‘Southern rail has better timing than you’

A contestant on Strictly Come Dancing saw her timing compared to the punctuality of Southern train services during the weekend’s semi-final show.

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NHS ‘not rationing’ hospital treatments and operations

Hospital operations and treatments for West Sussex patients are not being rationed, according to health chiefs.

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Landscape concerns at golf club plans

Plans to import materials to reprofile Cuckfield Golf Centre ‘would not be considered acceptable in principle’, according to county council officers.

Sir Nicholas Soames, Garry Wall, Sajid Javid, Ray Dawe, Nick Herbert, and Jeremy Quin

Concern at housing numbers raised with minister

Concerns about increased housing targets in a recent Government consultation have been raised directly with ministers by a delegation from Horsham and Mid Sussex.

The Brow Medical Centre, The Brow, Burgess Hill. Picture : Liz Pearce. 260714. SUS-140726-115441008

Major redevelopment of Burgess Hill’s key public buildings planned

A major redevelopment of key public sector buildings in Burgess Hill including the town’s fire and police stations is being proposed.

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‘No landfill’ in Cuckfield Golf Centre plans

Plans to import inert materials to reprofile Cuckfield Golf Centre are ‘not landfill’, according to the team behind the scheme.

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Alternatives to calling 999 highlighted by ambulance trust

Alternatives to calling 999 in non-life threatening or non serious situations are being highlighted by Sussex’s ambulance trust in the run up to the busy winter period.

Thameslink train

Have your say on weekend train timetable changes

A public consultation on weekend and late night timetable changes for Southern and Thameslink services has been launched.

Southern and Gatwick Express trains waiting to depart

Southern and Thameslink rail franchise to be split up

The franchise running Southern, Thameslink, and Gatwick Express trains is due to be split up when the contract is retendered in 2021, the Government has confirmed.

Balcombe residents opposed to drilling activities at the Lower Stumble site (photo submitted).

Last chance to comment on extension for works at Balcombe drilling site

The deadline to comment on an extension for activities at a drilling site near Balcombe is later this week (Thursday November 30).

Footbridge immediately south of Wivelsfield station (linking St Wilfrid's Road and Junction Road). Pic Steve Robards SR1726289 SUS-171030-163712001

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.

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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