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National[ edit ] The former Parliamentary Constituency of Midhurst is now an electoral ward of the Parliamentary Constituency of Chichester, and has been represented in the House of Commons since by Andrew Tyrie , Conservative. Between and he was Chair of the Treasury Select Committee. Midhurst is represented by two councillors on the Chichester District Council, both of them Independent. The May election was uncontested as there were 13 nominations for the 15 seats, and therefore 2 vacancies. The Council is led by a Chairperson nominated by the councillors from among themselves. The Council is supported by a staff of two: There are three Council Committees: Finance and General Purposes meets monthly , Community Care meets monthly and Planning and Rights of Way, which has an advisory function only to the principal planning authorities Chichester District Council and the South Downs National Park Authority meets fortnightly. The times and dates of meetings, the minutes of meetings and other information is available on the Town Council website. The council is responsible for the town playground and the town cemetery, and provides grants to various local clubs and organisations.

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Noviomagus Reginorum The area around Chichester is believed to have played significant part during the Roman Invasion of A. The Roman road of Stane Street , connecting the city with London, started at the east gate, while the Chichester to Silchester road started from the north gate. The plan of the city is inherited from the Romans: It survived for over one and a half thousand years but was then replaced by a thinner Georgian wall.

The city was also home to some Roman baths, found down Tower Street when preparation for a new car park was under way. A museum, The Novium , preserving the baths was opened on 8 July

In his last interview John Hannaford told former Bexhill Observer Deputy Editor John Dowling: “I’m the only man left standing now. I’ve had a wonderful life and I have a wonderful wife.

Cars GWR honours WW1 fallen workers with specially commissioned Armistice train Sorry, we’re having problems with our video player at the moment, but are working to fix it as soon as we can Waiting for Video The centrepiece of the ceremony at Paddington Station on Friday 9 November was the unveiling of a special Intercity Express Train featuring the names of all 2, men who worked for the GWR and were killed during the war.

Those being remembered worked in all areas of the company; engineers, labourers, solicitors, carriage cleaners and apprentices from across the GWR network which at the time stretched from Paddington to Penzance, and as far north as Liverpool, Manchester, Chester, Birmingham and Wolverhampton. The train was welcomed into Platform 1 at After the ceremony, the train entered passenger service as the To recognise the dedication and number of lives lost, the full train was given a distinctive design, stretching along all nine carriages and including the driving cabs at either end.

It included details of where each fallen employee worked for the company, their rank, regiment, where they were killed and where they are either remembered or buried. One hundred names were chosen to feature pictures and more details of their story. In addition a newly commissioned Roll of Honour marking the names of the 2, was unveiled in a permanent location at the station.

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The rare parchment was tracked down by Harvard academics last year at the West Sussex Records Office , where it had been kept neatly folded in the archive for 50 years. We have all been waiting to hear what the experts have been able to discover for us and now we know! Academics and conservation scientists say it is impossible to say whether there was originally a fourth digit in the year. The parchment is, however, American and is most likely to have been produced in New York or Philadelphia and researchers are still working out how the parchment moved to the UK.

Murder, blackmail, intrigue and mistrust all make for an enthralling night at the theatre and the Theatre Royal Windsor’s production of ‘The Small Hours’ keeps you guessing from start to finish.

There are many aspects of his war service Bob Morrell would rather not talk about but the aircraft he worked on and the sound of the engines put a smile on his face. A resident at Care for Veterans in Worthing, Bob was given a memorable day out at Solent Airport, where everyone was keen to meet the year-old former mechanic. Fundraising officer Kim Bowen-Wood, who arranged the day, said: He was telling us about the different engine noises, remembering the smell of the fuel and even running through his pre-flight checks before each flight.

The other spectators all wanted to meet Bob and were coming up to him to shake his hand. It was a really special day. Having faced the German onslaught and with the Battle of Britain just starting, his squadron was sent to RAF Northolt, where he worked around the clock to keep the fighter pilots in the skies. Bob was then posted to Carlise to pick up crashed aircraft, before being sent out to the Far East, where the Battle of Singapore was fought against Japanese forces.

He became a prisoner of war in Java, where he and others captured in March Thank God it was Imogen who took me under her care and hence I am the person I am today. Kim said Bob finds his experiences in the Far East extremely difficult to talk about and understandably becomes very upset whenever it is mentioned.

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Midhurst is represented by two councillors on the Chichester District Council, both of them Independent. The May election was uncontested as there were 13 nominations for the 15 seats, and therefore 2 vacancies. Various changes have occurred since the election.

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There was a time when ensuring an important document got from A to B involved relying on Royal Mail or the nearest fax machine but now you can clinch that important deal or make a crucial payment from the comfort of your sitting room while eating your Shreddies and wearing little more than your pants. Our phones, tablets, laptops and, if you are really flash, watches, have enabled us to take control of our lives in a way that our parents and past generations were unable to.

In short, those clever soya milk drinkers in the Silicon Valley have made everyday life that much more convenient by virtue of the fact that we can get most things done far more quickly than we used to be able to. The vast majority of us are still part of the enormous zombie army of workers who trudge into the office for 9am every day and go home to Simon Mayo and Jo Whiley doing a good job of sounding delighted to be working together.

The reason we do this? Yes, millions of us, me included, take advantage of flexi-working but we are still very much in the minority, which is madness when you consider that there is growing evidence that working 9 to 5 is bad for your health. A new book about sleep, written by a former headmaster who once introduced a 10am start time for his students, provides further arguments for a later beginning to the day for all of us, suggesting that we should get into the office at least an hour later than we do.

The author, Dr Paul Kelley, also believes that the night owls among us would benefit from logging on at midday onwards. Later starts, he argues, would mean a happier, healthier workforce, given that there is growing evidence that sleep deprivation is linked to poor mental health, cancer and even early death. Truly flexible hours would also help those struggling with the very real problem of childcare, an issue which is criminally overlooked by both captains of industry and policy makers alike.

Another benefit of ditching traditional working hours would be the easing of pressure on our beleaguered public transport network, just ask anybody who catches a train between 6. We are moving into a new Brexit-induced era, meaning that our workforce will need to be more motivated than they are now, if we are able to compete in a brave new world.


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Midhurst (/ ˈ m ɪ d h ɜːr s t /) is a market town, parish and civil parish in West Sussex, lies on the River Rother 20 miles (32 km) inland from the English Channel, and 12 miles (19 km) north of the county town of Chichester.. The name Midhurst was first recorded in as Middeherst, meaning “Middle wooded hill”, or “(place) among the wooded hills”.

The last soldier to die Published: It was only later that she learned the heartbreaking truth. He was the last Commonwealth soldier to die in the war to end all wars. When he came home from work and played with her, she worshipped him. He meant an awful lot to her. It was only later that she was hit with the news that he had been killed. It was a terrible day. He wrote to his own mother asking if he should go. But he did what he had to do. He survived a gas attack in September

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They targeted the ATM from the back of the machine, inside the station, but British Transport Police said nothing was stolen. They want to hear from anyone with information about the attempted break-in, which happened at about Morning commuters had to use the station’s side entrance as BTP and Sussex Police officers continued their investigations at the main entrance.

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The Last Post — Crazysails crew bid farewell to , an amazing year of adventure! So this post, begun as the last of , is also a rather belated account of our final return to our sailing club on Hayling Island and our reflections of a fantastic experience. Sure enough we left to a beautiful dawn and enjoyed a brisk sail homeward bound. We always knew that getting back to our club on the lunchtime tide would be tight but with good winds and favourable tides we made good progress.

We did it with about 10 minutes to spare! Anyway, we made it back to a wonderfully warm welcome from family members and cheers from club members on the sailing club balcony. We loved our welcome home banner made by Olivia, Abigail and Phoebe and really enjoyed our homecoming drinks from Joanna Lewis, the Vice Commodore now Commodore. Thanks also to Julian Hickman, who not only arranged the video of us when we departed but was also there to film us on our return too.

We are truly lucky to have a supportive and lovely family and also to be part of such a great sailing club. Thank you for your hospitality, friendship and support.


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Midhurst (/ ˈ m ɪ d h ɜːr s t /) is a market town, parish and civil parish in West Sussex, lies on the River Rother 20 miles (32 km) inland from the English Channel, and 12 miles (19 km) north of the county town of Chichester.. The name Midhurst was first recorded in as Middeherst, meaning “Middle wooded hill”, or “(place) among the wooded hills”.

Gray With the news in the Parish Magazine that the churchyard is now closed for full burials and that no marker stones will be permitted for new cremations we enter a sad new era in the history of family memorials. There will be a Book of Remembrance, of course, but this will probably, like most such books, be limited to names and date of death.

This news comes unhappily at the same time as legislation is being proposed for the restriction of information on copy death certificates so that the cause of death and the address of the informant would not normally be shown. It is therefore appropriate at this time to review what we already have in the way of historic information in the Ferring churchyard. The oldest tombstone outside the church is that of William Anscomb, dated with a skull and crossbones device.

It is a few yards back from the right-hand side of the path as one enters the churchyard through the lychgate. On the other side of the path and nearer the church is a stone to John Tidy dated , decorated with twin angels. This is a double stone and gives an unusual amount of information as it is also in memory of his daughter Ann, the wife of yeoman John Oliver who died in Close to the path on the right, just beyond the lychgate, are the next two oldest stones – a crenellated one to Mary Worley, widow, aged 70, dated , and a smaller but similar one to Thomas, the son of Thomas and Ann Worley who died in at the tender age of 5 years.

This was the first limited listing of Ferring memorials and was followed in by a total survey by E H W Dunkin of those inside the church and some of the principal monuments in the churchyard.

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