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Council leader hits out at lack of government funding as fresh tax rise looms

A COUNCIL leader has given a stark warning to the government, saying vital services will be at risk if more funding isn’t pumped into local authorities.

Politics
Jo Meeke and Matt Gurney arrive at Crawley Coroner's Court as the inquest continues into the death of their newborn son, Puck, who died after complications during labour Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Doctor did not warn parents about labour complications before baby died, inquest is told

A doctor said he did not warn parents there was a small risk of their baby son dying if suspected complications during labour worsened because he was confident he would be born safely, an inquest heard.

Health
Paul Wilkins. Picture: Sussex Police

Missing ‘distressed and vulnerable’ man spotted on M27

A ‘distressed and vulnerable’ man who has missing for two days has been spotted on the M27, police have said.

Crime
Farzeen Ansari said the driver's behaviour was 'outrageous'. Picture: Steve Robards

Disabled mum ‘humiliated’ after being told bus drivers gossip about her

A disabled single mum was shocked after a bus driver told her they all gossip about her in the staff room.

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REGIONAL: Baby girl dies after serious crash

REGIONAL: Baby girl dies after serious crash

A baby girl has died and a five-year-old boy is in critical condition after a collision last night.

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REGIONAL: Police hunt ‘unauthorised’ metal detectorist

Police are looking for a man who used a metal detector in a park without authorisation.

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David Courtney (right) and superstar singer will.i.am

Piano shop owner’s search for woman who photographed will.i.am in his store

The owner of a piano shop wants to track down a woman who photographed superstar singer will.i.am in his store.

News

Bus passengers to save cash

CUSTOMERS will be able to save money on bus travel by purchasing tickets on a mobile app.

Travel
Close second: Staredown by Dominic Vacher

PICTURE GALLERY: Love the South Downs? You’ll love these...

Apart from the Solent, the Portsmouth area is lucky enough to also have two world-famous land-based playgrounds in its back yard.

News
Emergency services were called out to the flat in Worthing

REGIONAL: Girl, two, dies on way to hospital

A two-year-old girl has died on her way to hospital after police were called.

Crime
Jordan Burton from Portsmouth will be appearing on Take Me Out

Jordan’s ready for the love lift . . . but will he find the one?

HOPING to find the right one these two have taken an alternative route.

People
Moscow City Ballet performing Swan Lake

REVIEW: Swan Lake at Chichester Festival Theatre

Swan Lake
Chichester Festival Theatre

Whats on

WATCH: ‘Can I be let in please?’ Man misses train after station staff refuse to open gates

Southern Rail has apologised to a Littlehampton man who missed his train after staff refused to unlock station doors.

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North Road, Lancing

REGIONAL: Two teenagers arrested after 12-year-old boy shot by BB gun

Two teenagers have been arrested after a number of reported shootings in a West Sussex town.

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Bradley Gill, Aaron Brown and Ryan Meyer

Men are jailed for attacking taxi driver

THREE men including one from Southsea have been handed prison sentences for robbing and assaulting a taxi driver.

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Rt. Rev. George Bell. Picture: PA Wire

Investigation over child abuse claims into former Bishop of Chichester was ‘wholly inadequate’

A review into the Church of England’s handling of the case of the late bishop George Bell will reportedly criticise the inquiry that led to him being named as a paedophile as inadequate.

Crime
Peter Webb taught at Christ's Hospital School in Horsham. Picture: Google Maps

Former private school teacher to be sentenced for sexually assaulting three schoolboys

A former teacher at a top private school is due to be sentenced for a string of sexual offences.

Crime
David Cotton. Picture: Sussex Police

Burglar caught by police with stolen jewellery in rucksack

A MAN caught shortly after burgling a house has been jailed for 27 months.

Portsmouth
Poppy the cat was thought to have been killed by the so-called 'UK cat killer' in Southsea in April

There are fears the ‘UK cat killer’ has struck in Sussex

There are fears that the notorious ‘UK cat killer’ may have struck in Sussex.

Crime
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Police sergeant sacked for having sex on night shifts

A Sussex Police officer has been sacked after it emerged he had been spending parts of his night shifts visiting two women he was having sexual relationships with.

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