West Sussex

West Sussex

Did French Canadian forces torch historic house?

On July 25, I published a photograph of a large house north of Westbourne, near Emsworth, that was destroyed by fire. The blaze started in the early hours of March 26, 1940.


Last remaining BHS stores set to close doors after 88 years

THE last remaining BHS stores are expected to close this weekend, with the doomed retailer set to disappear from the high street entirely by tomorrow.


Bookies caught taking bets from under-18s

BOOKIES at Goodwood Racecourse were caught accepting bets from underage gamblers in a sting.

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Pensioner drowns in Bognor beach tragedy

Pensioner drowns in Bognor beach tragedy

A man in his 80s has drowned after getting into difficulties in the sea at Bognor.

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Tim Peake's dad Nigel at the exhibition dedicated to his astronaut son in Chichester Picture: Derek Martin

Spaceman Tim to get his own exhibition

Aspiring astronauts and space enthusiasts will soon be able to recreate Tim Peake’s astronomical adventure with an exhibition following his journey into orbit.


Theatre stars’ show at care home

LEADING cast members from the musical comedy Half A Sixpence took time out from their run at Chichester Festival Theatre to perform at a care home.


Workman accidentally caused devastating Selsey school blaze say fire officials

FIRE bosses have revealed the most likely cause of the blaze which devastated Selsey Academy.

Portsmouth to be bathed in sunshine

Portsmouth to be bathed in sunshine

Portsmouth is set for a spell of glorious sunny weather.

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Female bus drivers take on Race For Life to raise over £2,000 for Cancer Research UK

A GROUP of female bus drivers took their feet from the pedal to the pavement for Cancer Research UK.

File photo dated 26/08/15 of emergency services working on the A27 at Shoreham in West Sussex following the Shoreham air disaster.
Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Shoreham air disaster victims remembered

Communities fell silent today to remember the 11 men killed in the Shoreham air crash, exactly one year on from the disaster.


Sadness in Selsey after devastating school blaze

Residents in Selsey have expressed their shock and sadness over the fire that engulfed a school.

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The burnt-out shell of the school building Picture: Victoria Jones/Solent News & Photo Agency 

UPDATE: Major fire at secondary school in Selsey now under control

More than 50 firefighters battled a serious blaze which broke out at a school today.

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The No6 Cinema in Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard.
Picture Ian Hargreaves (161098-11)

Cinemas that say it’s time for independents’ day

In an age of entertainment where the medium of television is rapidly consuming our night-time viewing habits, be it on the small screen or a laptop screen, cinema is having to adapt and expand on its own.


Rust-oleum to build DIY culture of upcycling with bank holiday roadshow

A PAINT manufacturer is hitting the road to promote the ‘big trend’ of upcycling items around the home.

Christopher Hyder. Sussex Police picture

Drink drivers named and shamed

Drivers from Chichester are among more than 100 who have been convicted of drink and drug driving around Sussex in the space of a month.

Chichester ‘saturated’ by chain cafes and resturants

Chichester ‘saturated’ by chain cafes and resturants

An independent retailer says Chichester is being swamped by chain restaurants and cafes.

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LIVE! A-level results

LIVE! A-level results

Students across the Portsmouth area are receiving their A-level results today.


Troubled stores to stay open for a few extra days

THOUSANDS of BHS workers have been given a stay of execution after it emerged that the department store chain’s remaining 57 shops will be kept open longer than planned.

Luke Jeffrey died of a single stab wound to the chest, aged 18.

Chichester man cleared of murdering Luke Jeffrey

A man from Chichester has been found not guilty of murdering teenager Luke Jeffrey.

Henry Allingham and the wrong RAF logo SUS-160816-141044001

Terrorist logo mistakenly used to salute Sussex war veteran

A musical pressure group has apologised after mistakenly using a terrorist group’s logo to salute Sussex war hero Henry Allingham in its new video.

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