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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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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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New offices planned for car park formerly used by council staff off Ham Road, Shoreham (photo from Adur&Worthing councils' planning portal).

Tenant already lined up for approved Shoreham offices

A Southwick communications company is set to move into new Shoreham offices approved on council-owned land this week.

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Worthing seafront

New lagoon part of ‘exciting’ vision for Worthing’s seafront

A lagoon could be created on Worthing’s seafront for watersports, swimming, and boat moorings as part of a new ‘exciting’ vision to improve the town’s coast.

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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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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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MP Nick Herbert at the event to mark 30 years of charity Nightstop

MP suggests event to mark charity’s 30-year anniversary

Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert attended a reception hosted by the Speaker of the House of Commons to celebrate 30 years of Nightstop, a charity to support the homeless.

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Shoreham Centre

Adur councillors vote down five per cent allowance rise

Councillors in Adur unanimously rejected a five per cent increase in their allowance at a meeting last night (Thursday, November 2).

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New offices planned for car park formerly used by council staff off Ham Road, Shoreham (photo from Adur&Worthing councils' planning portal).

New Shoreham offices set for approval

Plans for new Shoreham offices on the site of a car park formerly used by council staff could be approved later this month.

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East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton raising questions about the inquests into the deaths of 11 men at the Shoreham Airshow in 2015 with Theresa May at Prime Minister's Questions (photo from Parliament.tv).

Families of Shoreham Airshow crash victims denied legal aid funding

Families of the 11 men who died at the Shoreham Airshow crash have been denied legal aid funding, Prime Minister Theresa May was told today (Wednesday November 1).

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Entrance to Shoreham Harbour

Extension sought for use of Shoreham Port site

A company transporting and selling aggregates is bidding to extend permission to use a Shoreham Port site until 2020.

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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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Residents protesting against Ham Farm proposals outside County Hall last November

Sand quarry could be removed from plan

Controversial plans for a soft sand quarry near Steyning could be removed from West Sussex’s minerals plan.

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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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Adur and Worthing councils chief executive Alex Bailey

Council chief’s secondment backed by senior councillors

Senior councillors have backed a chief executive’s secondment which will see his council role reduce to three days a week.

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