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Ill health forces councillor to quit

Karen Dunn

Local Democracy Reporter

Debbie Kennard
West Sussex County Council

There was a standing ovation and a fair few tears at County Hall when ill health forced one of West Sussex County Council’s cabinet members to resign.

Debbie Kennard, cabinet member for safer, stronger communities, had a lung transplant in 2015 and told her fellow councillors that she had since developed some serious health problems.

Struggling to speak at first, a tearful Mrs Kennard said she had "absolutely loved" the role she has held for the past two years.

Lauding the work of the county libraries and the fire and rescue service, she said: “It’s been a great privilege to work with teams of amazing, dedicated staff. It’s been inspiring and I count myself truly blessed.”

She added: “It’s been an honour to see all the work you all do.”

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The Argus: Brighton to vote on adopting a homeless bill of rights

Kent Online: New cinema ticket prices a 'rip-off'

Get Surrey: Boy, 14, arrested after 'someone seen chasing two people with knife'

Chichester Observer: Man charged after Mercedes collides with four parked vehicles

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne driver banned and given heavy fine for failing to give information to police

Crawley and Horley Observer: Heatwave predicted for Horsham, Crawley, and Midhurst

Worthing Herald: Five-year-old boy 'slapped on a train' near Durrington

Mid Sussex Times: Dame Vera Lynn ‘horrified’ over decision to scrap free TV licences for over-75s

Brighton and Hove News: Brighton and Hove mayor replaces prayer tradition with poems read by children

Hastings Observer: Hastings MP Amber Rudd to meet Jack in the Green protesters outside Parliament

Brighton and Hove Independent: Regular people can help catch speeding and antisocial drivers in police speedwatch scheme

Severe disruption: A286 West Sussex both ways

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A286 West Sussex both ways severe disruption, at Station Approach.

A286 West Sussex - A286 Stockbridge Road in Chichester blocked and it's very slow in both directions at the Station Approach junction, because of the level crossing isn't working.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Council leader survives confidence vote

Ben Weisz

Political reporter, BBC Sussex

Louise Goldsmith
BBC

West Sussex’s council leader, Louise Goldsmith, has survived a second confidence vote in as many months - after an inspection found failings with the county’s fire and rescue service.

Last month, opposition parties brought a vote of confidence over a damning Ofsted report which found the county’s children’s services were inadequate.

However the council, which has a large Conservative majority, rejected those calls.

Labour councillor Michael Jones, who brought the vote, slammed the “political decisions” he said were responsible for the failures.

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The Argus: I hatched eggs from Sainsbury's and now I’m a dad to four quails

Kent Online: Kent MP rebels during key Brexit vote

Get Surrey: Schoolboy, 14, did not fall in mud at Camelot Events' assault course when he died

Chichester Observer: Chichester schoolchildren to build and drive electric-powered racing cars

Eastbourne Herald: Cake and bubbly for Hailsham man’s 100th birthday celebrations

Crawley and Horley Observer: Gatwick Airport expansion plans ‘devastating’ and will ‘blight the lives of thousands’

Worthing Herald: Three Worthing parks retain green flag status as one loses award

Mid Sussex Times: 'Outstanding' East Grinstead nursery teaches children and staff sign language

Brighton and Hove News: Serial 999 hoaxer admits fake bomb threats

Hastings Observer: Miracle baby from Hastings shortlisted for UK’s Little Champion award

Brighton and Hove Independent: Burgess Hill bricklayer and Haywards Heath teen to stand trial over ‘racially aggravated assault’

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The Argus: Police car crashes in Bear Road, Brighton

Kent Online: 75-year-old with MS from Sittingbourne skydives for charity

Get Surrey: Youngest daughter of Surrey County Council's leader dies aged 21

Chichester Observer: Knife man arrested following Selsey pub incident

Eastbourne Herald: Man attacked while sitting in his car in Eastbourne town centre

Crawley and Horley Observer: Chief executive speaks out after Haywards Heath care home told to improve

Worthing Herald: Man banned from knocking on strangers' doors in Sussex

Mid Sussex Times: Haywards Heath school praised for turning school around

Brighton and Hove News: Attack on arts education could stifle Brighton’s booming creative and digital economy

Hastings Observer: Bexhill man drove on busy St Leonards road while more than twice over drink drive limit

Brighton and Hove Independent: Help for refugees to find work in Brighton and Hove

T20 Blast: Sussex Sharks captain Luke Wright hopes to go one better than last season
Sussex Sharks captain Luke Wright hopes his side can go one better in this season's T20 Blast.

'Jof brought a tear to my eyes' - Jordan

Sussex Chris Jordan admits that he felt emotional watching his Sussex and England team-mate Jofra Archer keep his nerve under pressure in last night's electrifying Lord's finale.

Jordan was the man who discovered his fellow Bajan back home in their native Barbados, before helping him to bring him to Sussex in 2016.

“I was sat there thinking regardless of what happens, I’m still very proud of him to have even got to this stage on that journey," Jordan told BBC Sussex.

Chris Jordan (left) played alongside Sussex team-mate Jofra Archer in England's T20 win over Pakistan in Cardiff in May
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Chris Jordan (left) played alongside Sussex team-mate Jofra Archer in England's T20 win over Pakistan in Cardiff in May

“Watching Jof go through all that brought so many emotions. I found it hard to get my words out but it brought a tear to my eyes."

As to whether Lord's Archer would be the man for the job in what proved to be a Champagne Super Over, Jordan added: "He was the best person in that team to do the job.

"I'm not at all surprised. I called it from the start. He has plenty of variations and was the most fitting person for that final over. No occasion is too big for him.”

Cricket World Cup: Grandma's viral England win reaction
Gwen Stanbrook, 20, says she's not a big cricket fan but her 80-year-old grandma "is really, really into it".

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The Argus: Man arrested in Romania for the murder of Valerie Graves

Kent Online: Ram raiders strike Co-Op cash machine at Lane End near Darenth

Get Surrey: Boy badly injured less than a mile into 100km charity cycle after hitting Felbridge 'sinkhole'

Chichester Observer: Decision due on gin festival in Priory Park

Eastbourne Herald: Cuts to sanitary services for disabled young people ‘inhuman’ says Eastbourne mum

Crawley and Horley Observer: Inspirational Crawley father shortlisted for special award

Worthing Herald: Coastguards fund beach wheelchair for Shoreham school

Mid Sussex Times: Missing Haywards Heath woman found dead at nature reserve

Brighton and Hove News: Neighbour drops noise complaint against Hove nursery

Hastings Observer: Cash boost for 14 projects running activities for residents in North-East Hastings

Brighton and Hove Independent: New Preston Barracks 'innovation hub' will include 3D printers and podcasting rooms

Do you recognise this dog owner?

Lizzie Massey

BBC Live reporter

Woman people are looking to trace
Sussex Police

Police in Crawley want to talk this woman, seen with her Chihuahua dog, over racial abuse directed at another dog walker in a Crawley park.

The victim of the abuse, a local woman, was walking her own dog in Tilgate Park when the Chihuahua came up to them.

The Chihuahua owner then approached and kicked the victim's dog hard across the grass several times.

When the local woman remonstrated with her for this cruelty, the woman pictured reportedly racially abused her.

The woman pictured, who police want to talk to is described as white, about 19 years old, 5'8", with long "whitish" hair, and of medium build, wearing tight blue tie-dye jeans, a khaki bomber jacket with two orange stripes on the cuff, black trainers, and an ankle bracelet and a ring on the middle finger.

Another woman who was with her during the incident at 16:00 on Wednesday 19 June, is described as white, about 19, 5'9", with long black or very dark brown hair, and of heavy build, wearing black trainers, black leggings, and a high waist beige off the shoulder jumper.

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The Argus: Man kicks down door of flat on fire fearing a baby was inside

Kent Online: Plans for recycling centre at Aylesham Industrial Estate Canterbury set for approval

Get Surrey: Pregnant Frimley woman hit by cyclist riding on pavement feared unborn child had been killed

Chichester Observer: Concern for 79-year-old who went missing from Goodwood Festival of Speed

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne man steals nearly £200 worth of meat from Iceland

Crawley and Horley Observer: Gatwick Airport ‘has no plans for third runway’

Worthing Herald: Lancing man returns to find mysterious teenager in his car

Mid Sussex Times: Haywards Heath Fire Station Open Day in pictures

Brighton and Hove News: Planners back £260m scheme for 850 homes on rundown Hove trading estate

Hastings Observer: Police find woman’s body in Hastings flat

Brighton and Hove Independent: MP joins neighbours in opposition to flats scheme for Hove seafront

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The Argus: 250 homes to be built on the South Downs every year

Kent Online: Faversham woman bought book for £5 which could now fetch £20k at auction

Get Surrey: Hells Angels Blindley Heath trial: Biker 'can't explain' why rival's blood was on his clothes

Chichester Observer: Major traffic delays as petrolheads flock to Goodwood Festival of Speed

Eastbourne Herald: Tributes to young man from Eastbourne who died in tragic collision

Crawley and Horley Observer: Several West Sussex libraries could close as part of further budget cuts

Worthing Herald: Motorcyclist killed in tragic Angmering accident named by police

Mid Sussex Times: Police appeal over ‘suspicious’ Burgess Hill fire

Brighton and Hove News: Health chiefs to deliver better maternity care

Hastings Observer: Three arrested after man dies outside St Leonards Sainsbury’s

Brighton and Hove Independent: Council calls on minister to stop ‘forced’ academisation of Moulsecoomb school

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The Argus: One of the Preston Park Twins must be chopped down

Kent Online: Kent road one of Britain's most dangerous

Get Surrey: 'Silly man' tells motorcyclist lying injured that police are 'time-wasting'

Chichester Observer: Chichester man found dead at home with shotgun nearby

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne venue ban for Katie Hopkins

Crawley and Horley Observer: Artist’s pride as hospice heart trail goes live

Worthing Herald: Goodwood unveil this year’s Festival of Speed sculpture

Mid Sussex Times: Three arrested after early morning break-in at Sussex pub

Brighton and Hove News: Five arrested after bottles thrown during dawn brawl on Brighton seafront

Hastings Observer: Hastings gym helps raise awareness of male suicide rates

Brighton and Hove Independent: Project aims to get girls into cycling

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The Argus: Homeless men’s tents removed from Hove Lawns

Kent Online: Kent County Council faces further delay in recovering £263m pension stake

Get Surrey: Council 'faces £400k bill' after losing planning battle against homes near A22

Chichester Observer: Concern after spate of deliberate fires in Bognor

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne man gets three year ban after drink driving in a busy local retail park

Crawley and Horley Observer: Couple lock themselves in bathroom during terror raid on Sussex pub

Worthing Herald: Worthing wheel: Work leads to seafront closure and parkrun cancellation

Mid Sussex Times: Australian adventure awaits for Ardingly Solar Car project students

Brighton and Hove News: Corn Exchange restoration builders go bust

Hastings Observer: Persistent thief who stole from Hastings shops is jailed

Brighton and Hove Independent: West Sussex and Brighton branches of Age UK in merger

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The Argus: Fisherman who hid his catch must pay up

Kent Online: Man arrested after alleged stabbing in Strood

Get Surrey: Planned M3 and A3 roadworks that could disrupt traffic in the week ahead

Chichester Observer: South East Coast Ambulance Service receives five 999 calls a minute on hottest day of year

Eastbourne Herald: Lewes prison sees significant rise in violence

Crawley and Horley Observer: Major rail disruption across Sussex as train lines overheat in blazing hot weather

Worthing Herald: A27 in Worthing set to close again for five nights

Mid Sussex Times: Warehouse fire in Burgess Hill

Brighton and Hove News: Nine arrested during animal rights protest at Brighton supermarket

Hastings Observer: Man arrested after A27 police helicopter pursuit

Brighton and Hove Independent: Massive vegan protest in Brighton city centre

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The Argus: Woman bombarded pie company with 'offensive and threatening' emails

Kent Online: Cyber attack delays father's funeral

Get Surrey: 12,000 primary school children in Surrey being taught in classes of more than 30 pupils

Chichester Observer: Chichester canal death 'not suspicious'

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne man banned from Wetherspoons following assault

Crawley and Horley Observer: Cuts to housing support ‘risk human and financial catastrophe’ in West Sussex

Worthing Herald: New Worthing offices to replace demolished Teville Gate House

Mid Sussex Times: Ambulance service issues advice as temperatures rise in Sussex

Brighton and Hove News: Brighton takeaway granted later opening licence

Hastings Observer: Hastings makes list of top ten best seaside locations to retire in

Brighton and Hove Independent: Young girl indecently assaulted on bus in Brighton

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The Argus: 'We are treated like animals' - parking warden speaks out

Kent Online: Driver 'did not have licence for 11 years'

Get Surrey: Hope that migrant group 'assisted humanely'

Chichester Observer: 'Serious concerns' for missing Chichester man

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne man who slashed woman across the face with knife jailed

Crawley and Horley Observer: Flash floods hit Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath

Worthing Herald: Suspected drink-drivers arrested in Lancing and Horsham

Mid Sussex Times: Stonepound Crossroads in Hassocks set for ‘major improvement’

Brighton and Hove News: Clean up Kemp Town, plead residents in petition to council

Hastings Observer: Bexhill man who stalked woman narrowly avoids prison

Brighton and Hove Independent: Man, 76, arrested in connection with offensive graffiti in Hove