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15
December

Plans to stop overnight services on the Brighton mainline could damage the regional economy and must not go ahead

Key regional business groups, local MP and major employment hub joins forces to stop plans

Proposals mean people will find it harder to get to work early, make morning meetings, fly out on holiday or even get home from a night out

Organisations, businesses and individuals have until just midday on Wednesday to make their views known

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12
December

Leatherhead's Church Street transformation includes tributes to stars including Sir Michael Caine and Sir Cliff Richard

Leatherhead's Church Street has been improved by a £1 million upgrade as phase one of the Transform Leatherhead project reached completion.

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29
November

New Centre to Help Hundreds Reach Their Full Potential

It’s been nearly 10 years in the making, but there isn’t much longer to wait for the fabulous Quarry Building to be unveiled at the Aldingbourne Country Centre.

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22
November

The Bandstand Is Coming Back!

The town’s Victorian bandstand is now a step closer to being restored and relocated to the Memorial Gardens.

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17
November

The Big Breakfast Helps Record Numbers to Network and do New Business

The Big Breakfast enabled a record number of entrepreneurs in Surrey, Sussex and Kent to network and win new business in 2017.

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15
November

Croydon's Whitgift Centre Regeneration Moves a Step Closer

The Croydon Partnership, the joint venture between Westfield and Hammerson, is pleased to announce that it has received resolution to grant outline planning consent from the London Borough of Croydon for its upgraded plans for the £1.4 billion redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre.

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14
November

Green Light for Major Shoreham Office Development

A groundbreaking development led by Adur District Council to safeguard local jobs and generate a return for the taxpayer has got the go-ahead.

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13
November

Significant Milestone Reached on Newhaven Flood Defence Project

The Environment Agency is delighted to announce the completion of its work on the west bank of the River Ouse as part of a major flood defence scheme. These works will reduce flood risk to 244 homes, 88 commercial properties and vital infrastructure.

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08
November

Multi-million Pound Town Centre Transformation Announced for Newhaven Town Centre to Welcome Top UK Hotel Chain, New Shops Council Leader Hails ‘Ambitious and Transformative’ Plans

Lewes District Council has revealed far reaching plans for Newhaven town centre, including a new 69-bed hotel, major improvements and new retailers for the shopping centre, 90 new homes for local people, a new car park and extended and enhanced leisure facilities.

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25
October

Projecting Croydon in a New Light this Christmas

Croydon’s Christmas celebrations will take on a spectacular new look and life of their own
this year with a stunning series of giant visual displays lighting up the town centre like you
have never seen before.

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19
October

Bet on The Big Breakfast at Lingfield to Boost Your Business Across Counties

Businesses are betting on The Big Breakfast to deliver winning leads at two of the country’s top racecourses this October.

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19
October

Government Reaffirms Commitment to Lead the World in Cost-Effective Clean Growth

The Clean Growth Strategy, a key part of the Industrial Strategy, sets out how the UK can take full advantage of the opportunities for industry, working people and consumers while meeting the country’s commitments to tackle climate change – an area in which the UK is already a global leader, seeing emissions reduced and national incomes rise faster per person than any other G7 nation since 1990.

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13
October

Gatwick Sets Out its Critical Role for Britain in Government’s Future Aviation Strategy

Further aviation growth essential to improve UK connectivity and take advantage of opportunities post-Brexit

Resilience, competition and making best use of Gatwick’s existing facilities also vitally important

Gatwick’s Aviation Strategy proposals build on the airport’s growing long-haul traffic and increased cargo handling

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13
October

New format WMB Pop Up Expo attracts hundreds keen to do business

Nearly 500 exhibitors and delegates visited South London’s biggest free, one-day expo - the new format We Mean Business Pop Up Expo in Croydon.

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06
October

Regeneration of Queens Square Completed

The regeneration of Queens Square has been completed – on time and on budget.

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03
October

Centre Marks 21 Years of Innovation

THE Sussex Innovation Centre celebrated its 21st birthday with an open house party on Thursday evening.

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02
October

Blue Chip Advice & Expert Seminars to Grow Your Business at Pop Up Expo

Get top flight corporate intel and one-to-one expert advice at the We Mean Business Pop Up Expo in Croydon next Tuesday, 3rd October.

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02
October

Whitehall Meets Greater Brighton – Day One

Influential Whitehall civil servants are on a two day fact-finding mission to Greater Brighton and are being told: We are getting on with business but can do even more with your help. The Greater Brighton Economic Board (GBEB) is hosting the event hoping the officials will take back to central government a recognition that the city region is fit for purpose and worth further investment.

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02
October

Greater Brighton Bosses Map Out Digital Future

Greater Brighton bosses have spent two days setting out their vision of the area’s future in a pitch to senior civil servants. Members of the Greater Brighton Economic Board hosted a two-day workshop at which they spoke about the huge challenges around housing and mapped out a digital future for business.

Whitehall officials were taken on a tour which included a trip up the i360, a visit to Brighton University’s new Advanced Engineering Centre and to the “5G” testbed at New England House. The testbed is intended to give digital businesses, including those which build apps and content for smart phones and mobile phones, the chance to try out 5G conditions.

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29
September

Teville Gate Owners to Unveil New Plans for Worthing Development

The owners of Teville Gate in Worthing have said new designs for the development of the site will be unveiled in November.

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28
September

Preston Barracks Regeneration Approved by Planners

Plans for 369 new homes, student accommodation, a new university building and office space in Moulsecoomb has been given the green light by planners.

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14
September

Mackley Makes Good Progress at Shoreham

Mackley is making good progress on the Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls scheme, according to the company’s latest report.

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13
September

Queens Square Re-Opening Party

Queens Square will reopen shortly – and we’re having a party to celebrate! Everyone’s welcome to join in the fun from 12 noon on Saturday 7 October.

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24
August

Brighton and Hove's Bike Scheme Announces Launch Date

Brighton and Hove's long-awaited shared bike scheme will go live next week, with 450 bikes at dozens of docking stations around the city

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24
August

Lectures and films to bring iconic artist to life during Warhol Croydon month

Creative arts experts from the UK and the US are lined up to provide unique insights into the life and works of Andy Warhol as part of a month-long tribute to the world-renowned artist being staged in Croydon, 30 years after his death.

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04
August

Customers enjoy the party as British Airways i360 celebrates its first birthday

One year after it opened to the public on August 4, 2016, British Airways i360 has been celebrating a “fantastic year”, with free cakes, a live band on the boarding deck and face-painting for children, plus a free ticket for anyone also marking their birthday today.

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04
August

Greater Brighton leaders say A27 improvements do not go far enough

A long-term solution to the A27 is urgently needed if the region is to fulfill its potential, it was warned today.

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03
August

Team Work Provides New ‘Garden’ Haven!

The Environment Agency project team working on the £18 million Newhaven Flood Alleviation scheme recently gave up their free time to transform local charity’s garden.

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01
August

Colleges merge to form largest college group in Sussex

Chichester College and Central Sussex College have today (1 August 2017) formally merged to form a dynamic and ambitious new group.

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01
August

Leading names in contemporary art pay homage at Warhol Croydon

Some of the leading names in contemporary art will pay tribute to the world-renowned artist Andy Warhol in a unique, free street exhibition taking place in Croydon throughout September.

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01
August

New Innovation Index shows Brighton has highly active data innovation community

A new UK Tech Innovation Index published today by the Open Data Institute and the Digital Catapult shows that:

• Brighton is the 4th most active data innovation community in the UK, and comes 5th across all technology sectors measured. This is despite Brighton having a relatively small population of under 340,000 compared to leading cities such as London and Manchester
• Brighton also ranks:
o 6th for Virtual Reality Innovation
o 8th for Health Innovation
o 10th for Artificial Intelligence Innovation

The UK Tech Innovation Index, published today by the Open Data Institute, which is celebrating its fifth birthday in 2017, and the Digital Catapult, shows the most active innovation communities in the UK by industry sector, captured in an online interactive map.

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18
July

South Downs Research Conference explores life after Brexit

“Good research is the antidote to fear and scaremongering.” With his introduction Trevor Beattie, Chief Executive for the South Downs National Park Authority, set the tone for a day of evidence at the third annual South Downs Research Conference, sponsored by Coast to Capital, on 6 July 2017.

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17
July

WARHOL MONTH PAINTS CROYDON IN A NEW LIGHT

What is widely expected to be one of the capital’s largest cultural events of the year is set to attract tens of thousands of extra visitors into Croydon in September as the town commemorates Andy Warhol, 30 years after the artist’s death.

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10
July

Unblock East Croydon bottlenecks and deliver eight new Brighton Mainline trains an hour, says new report by former ministers

• Plans urgently need progressing for new platforms at East Croydon and flyover bridges at Windmill Bridge Junction to increase Brighton Main Line capacity
• “Poor connectivity and transport links are a barrier to sustainable growth across the region, including new housing and the creation of 13,000 new jobs” Steve Norris, former Transport minister
• Plans for Smart Motorway to provide permanent extra lane on sections of the M23 also vital for growth – including new housing and employment growth along the London / south coast corridor

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06
July

Students’ vitamins project wins Coast to Capital award

A science and engineering award sponsored by the Coast to Capital LEP has been won by a team of students from Surrey.

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30
June

Students Inspired by the Big Bang Fair South East

Students were spoilt for choice at The Big Bang Fair South East, which was sponsored by Coast to Capital and took place at the South of England Showground, Ardingly, on 28th June.

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21
June

Another Successful Event for The Coastal West Sussex Partnership

Following an informative Bank of England event in February 2017, The Coastal West Sussex Partnership focused its latest event on showcasing the current and future potential of the area.

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19
June

Thousands expected at South East science fair

Thousands of young people are expected at the South of England Showground next week for one of the biggest science festivals ever staged in south-east England.

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13
June

Kennedy Scott to celebrate the launch of their new local service to support the unemployed

Kennedy Scott and their subcontractors are launching their new Help to Work project in Kennedy Scott’s centre in Brighton on Friday 16th June at 4pm.

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12
May

Greater Brighton building a bright new future for the construction trade

The next generation of construction workers are set for a bright future thanks to the work of the Greater Brighton Economic Board (GBEB).

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26
April

SOUTH DOWNS SPRING CELEBRATION OF FOOD & DRINK AT NEW HEPWORTHS BREWERY

Over 100 local food and drink businesses participated in the South Downs Food & Drink Spring Event, hosted at the stunning new Hepworths Brewery in Pulborough last night [24 April 2017].

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05
April

Crawley STEMfest has landed

Nearly 100 guests from industry and education launched the biggest and most exciting STEM festival for young people in the region.

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05
April

SEEK – Real People Making Change Happen

Like never before the world needs people and ideas that want to find positive solutions to the social and environmental issues we face.

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03
April

Nationwide search begins for science’s inspirational business leaders

Business leaders in the science-related industries are being encouraged to celebrate their achievements with a national award launched by the organiser of the Business of Science Conference.

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20
March

All the fun of the (science) fair at Crawley school

Crawley students will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the latest developments in science and technology at a special day-long event in their school later this month.

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20
March

School Students Celebrate Success at Awards Ceremony

The achievements of almost 60 students from Crawley and Gatwick schools were commended at an awards ceremony on Thursday, March 16 at the Arora Hotel Gatwick/Crawley.

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09
February

Export to France by joining specialist food and drink trade mission

France is the second largest market for UK food and drink exports, with volumes expected to grow yet further in 2017 as the French consumer looks to buy British foods that are artisanal, healthy and free-from.

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31
January

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Programme

Do you run a successful business or social enterprise and are looking to grow?

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12
January

Multi Million Pound Boost to Support Access into Higher Level Education Across Sussex

Efforts to increase the participation in higher education of disadvantaged groups across East and West Sussex and Brighton & Hove has received a major boost with confirmation that the Sussex Learning Network has been successful in its bid for a share of a new £60 million per year programme.

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10
January

Gatwick announced as headline sponsor of Sussex Science fairs

Gatwick to sponsor both Crawley STEMfest and Big Bang Fair South East.

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