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Plans to sell Sussex downland halted

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Campaigners won a reprieve tonight in their battle to protect historic downland outside Brighton.

Brighton and Hove City Council is hoping to raise more than a million pounds by selling the land at Plumpton Hill and Poynings to restore nearby Stanmer Park.

Campaigners say that new ownership cannot guarantee they will remain untouched.

The council says the project does not put the downland at risk.

At a meeting tonight councillors delayed a final decision.

Man wanted in connection with Horsham thefts

Credit: Sussex Police

Police want to speak to this man in connection with two thefts in Horsham.

A £350 pound golf club was stolen from Horsham Golf Club on Sunday.

He was chased by a member of staff but drove away in a mustard coloured car thought to be a Renault.

Police believe the same man is responsible for stealing a £300 sat nav and £120 worth of cycle pedals one year before from The Cycle Room in East Street.

Credit: Sussex Police

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The Last Word, January 2017

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