Patients and staff in the Outpatients and A and E departments have been evacuated from St Richard's Hospital in Chichester. But the fire is now out, and fire crews are in control of the incident.
Fire crews have been tackling a blaze at a hospital in Chichester. Around 35 firefighters were called to St Richard's Hospital. A fire broke out in a store cupboard. It's believed that a hazardous substance was involved. The Outpatients' Department was evacuated.
The first of four peregrine chicks, recently hatched at the famous nesting site on Chichester Cathedral, has taken flight.
The six week old male, seen here, is now making short flights to other parts of the building.
B2145 Whyke Road in West Sussex has re-opened in both directions after a serious accident cleared between the A27 Chichester By-Pass (Kingsham Roundabout) and the B2166.
A Church of England priest and an organist have been charged with sexual offences they allegedly committed on young boys more than 20 years ago.
Father Keith Wilkie Denford, 77, is charged with three indecent assaults on a boy under 16 both in West Sussex, between June 1987 and January 1990. He is also accused of one indecent assault on another boy, aged under 16, in or near Cuckfield between January 1987 and December 1990.
Organist Michael Mytton, 68, has been charged with aiding and abetting Denford in the alleged Cuckfield assault on the first of the two boys.
A family of Peregrines are flourishing in their nest at the top of Chichester Cathedral. Four chicks were born last week and are doing well despite the recent bad weather. The total number of chicks now hatched in the past 11 years at the cathedral is now 42.
– Bishop Martin Warner, New Bishop of Chichester
“It is a daunting and exciting challenge to be asked to serve the people of Sussex as the next Bishop of Chichester. I look forward very much to learning more about the mission in which we shall be engaging together, though it will be a big wrench leaving the North East so soon.”
– The Very Revd Nicholas Frayling, the Dean of Chichester
These are challenging times for the Church and for its Bishops. The Dean and Chapter and all at the Cathedral look forward to welcoming Bishop Martin and assure him of our prayers and good wishes as he prepares for his new ministry in Chichester.”
Downing Street has confirmed that the Right Reverend Dr Martin Warner will be appointed as the new Bishop of Chichester. 53-year-old Dr Warner, 53, succeeds The Right Reverend John Hind who retired last month.
Just in from Chichester: Reports of A29 Stane Street both ways blocked due to fallen tree between B2133 Adversane Lane and Gay Street Lane. It's near to Chichester College's Brinsbury Campus.
A hundred and forty new jobs have been created with the opening of a new department store in West Sussex. More than 1,300 people applied for the positions at 'John Lewis at Home' in Chichester, meaning nine applicants for each job. The store focuses on furniture and electrical products.