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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: Three people float 150m offshore in inflatable

Kent Online: A28 speed limit at Chartham could be lowered after fatal crashes

Get Surrey: Man who had heart attack in Guildford thanks men for saving his life

Chichester Observer: Bognor man has been missing for a month

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne Pride in pictures

Crawley and Horley Observer: Person caught with baseball bat down trousers in Crawley is arrested

Worthing Herald: Shoreham children work with Age UK club members encouraging conversations

Mid Sussex Times: Sussex hotel fire: Amber Rudd praises fire service for 'swift and effective' response

Brighton and Hove News: Police seize cannabis from 30 people and arrest two men at Green Pride in Brighton

Hastings Observer: Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman found dead at Bexhill flat

Brighton and Hove Independent: Man 'with gun' robs Sussex newsagents

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: 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: Southern trains to London Victoria delayed due to disruption

Kent Online: Tunbury Primary School crossing petition supported by parents

Get Surrey: Council leader's promise to daughter's cancer fundraising campaign

Chichester Observer: Empty Bognor home with ‘extreme’ case of mould is refurbished into family home

Eastbourne Herald: Blood-sucking parasite warning goes out to walkers

Crawley and Horley Observer: Crawley police speak to woman over alleged racial abuse and dog attack

Worthing Herald: Family of man who championed Littlehampton celebrates his life

Mid Sussex Times: New Burgess Hill mayor aspires to help the most vulnerable in town

Brighton and Hove News: Astoria site developer modifies plans as new building takes shape

Hastings Observer: Reality TV stars in Hastings to promote national Catch the Bus Week

Brighton and Hove Independent: Derailed train causes travel chaos for Sussex passengers

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: 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: 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