News Drilling equipment at the Cuadrilla exploration drilling site in Balcombe

No fracking will take place at a site in West Sussex which was at the centre of large-scale protests last year, energy company Cuadrilla has told residents.

I've an Ivor at last – songwriter waits 32 years for award

Uncollected statuette, sold at jumble sale, finally reaches its intended recipient

Police officer under investigation found dead

A senior Wiltshire Police officer who was the subject of a conduct investigation has been found dead at his home.

Novartis to shed Horsham jobs

Novartis dealt a fresh blow to the pharmaceutical sector yesterday by unveiling moves to shed around 500 jobs at its Horsham site in West Sussex.

Letter from the editor: One-stop shop for news

I have written before about the fact that you can’t please all of the readers all of the time, and in yesterday’s email bag was a classic example.

Crawley fan charged over Munich air disaster gesture

A 19-year-old man has been charged by police after a fan of non-league Crawley Town FC allegedly mocked the Munich air disaster in a video for their official FA Cup song.

The unloved giant-killers heading for Old Trafford

Critics find little romance in the Cup exploits of wealthy Crawley Town as they take on Man United today, writes Nick Szczepanik

Non-Leaguers Crawley Town scout out Old Trafford

Crawley Town got all their sightseeing out of the way well in advance of tomorrow evening's FA Cup fifth-round tie away to Manchester United by taking a guided tour of Old Trafford yesterday.

Council chiefs earn more than the Prime Minister

Local authority chief executives' average total earnings reached almost £150,000 last year – considerably more than David Cameron's starting salary as Prime Minister, a new survey has revealed.

West Sussex County Council to axe up to 1,300 jobs

Up to 1,300 jobs are set go at a county council as it looks make savings of £79 million over the next three years.

House Doctor: 'My neighbour's hedge is way too high. What can I do about it?'

Question: My neighbour and I are on the verge of taking a dispute over his hedge to court. It's way too high (3m at least), blocking sunlight from my back garden and restricting my view. The district council hasn't been able to explain who's in the right – it's twice sent me leaflets about "resolving disputes peaceably" – but my neighbour just doesn't want to know. Our solicitor has been very unhelpful and I'm at my wits' end – can you help?

Sir Patrick Moore: In tune with music of the spheres

He played piano with Einstein and counts rock icons among his friends. But for Britain's best-loved astronomer, the stars in the sky are all that matter. Paul Bignell meets Sir Patrick Moore

Gatwick passenger numbers down in snowy weather

Snowy weather resulted in passenger numbers dipping nearly 11% at Gatwick airport last month.

Firm strikes oil in South Downs

An oil company has been successful in drilling for oil in an area of ancient woodland.

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