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The Argus: I hatched eggs from Sainsbury's and now I’m a dad to four quails

Kent Online: Kent MP rebels during key Brexit vote

Get Surrey: Schoolboy, 14, did not fall in mud at Camelot Events' assault course when he died

Chichester Observer: Chichester schoolchildren to build and drive electric-powered racing cars

Eastbourne Herald: Cake and bubbly for Hailsham man’s 100th birthday celebrations

Crawley and Horley Observer: Gatwick Airport expansion plans ‘devastating’ and will ‘blight the lives of thousands’

Worthing Herald: Three Worthing parks retain green flag status as one loses award

Mid Sussex Times: 'Outstanding' East Grinstead nursery teaches children and staff sign language

Brighton and Hove News: Serial 999 hoaxer admits fake bomb threats

Hastings Observer: Miracle baby from Hastings shortlisted for UK’s Little Champion award

Brighton and Hove Independent: Burgess Hill bricklayer and Haywards Heath teen to stand trial over ‘racially aggravated assault’

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The Argus: Police car crashes in Bear Road, Brighton

Kent Online: 75-year-old with MS from Sittingbourne skydives for charity

Get Surrey: Youngest daughter of Surrey County Council's leader dies aged 21

Chichester Observer: Knife man arrested following Selsey pub incident

Eastbourne Herald: Man attacked while sitting in his car in Eastbourne town centre

Crawley and Horley Observer: Chief executive speaks out after Haywards Heath care home told to improve

Worthing Herald: Man banned from knocking on strangers' doors in Sussex

Mid Sussex Times: Haywards Heath school praised for turning school around

Brighton and Hove News: Attack on arts education could stifle Brighton’s booming creative and digital economy

Hastings Observer: Bexhill man drove on busy St Leonards road while more than twice over drink drive limit

Brighton and Hove Independent: Help for refugees to find work in Brighton and Hove

Disruption on M25 in Surrey after car fire

M25 at junction eight
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Three lanes of the M25 in Surrey were closed after a car caught fire, Highways England said.

The car caught light between junctions eight for Reigate and nine for Leatherhead on the clockwise carriageway at about 09:00 BST.

Traffic was queuing back to junction seven for the M23.

The same stretch of road was closed for about nine hours on Thursday after an articulated lorry jackknifed near Leatherhead.

The clockwise carriageway was closed between junctions eight and 10 (Wisley) after the lorry crashed with a London cab and a Citroen at about 04:45 BST on Thursday.

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The Argus: Southern trains to London Victoria delayed due to disruption

Kent Online: Tunbury Primary School crossing petition supported by parents

Get Surrey: Council leader's promise to daughter's cancer fundraising campaign

Chichester Observer: Empty Bognor home with ‘extreme’ case of mould is refurbished into family home

Eastbourne Herald: Blood-sucking parasite warning goes out to walkers

Crawley and Horley Observer: Crawley police speak to woman over alleged racial abuse and dog attack

Worthing Herald: Family of man who championed Littlehampton celebrates his life

Mid Sussex Times: New Burgess Hill mayor aspires to help the most vulnerable in town

Brighton and Hove News: Astoria site developer modifies plans as new building takes shape

Hastings Observer: Reality TV stars in Hastings to promote national Catch the Bus Week

Brighton and Hove Independent: Derailed train causes travel chaos for Sussex passengers

Protestors stage demo at council HQ

Rebecca Curley

Local Democracy Reporter

Around 40 environmental protestors are staging a demonstration at Surrey County Council's offices this morning.

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Councillors arriving for the meeting had to be guided through the car park by security, and into the building through another entrance.

Protest at Surrey County Council

Many of the protestors are wearing animal masks and holding up flags.

Surrey County Council protest

The council is due to discuss planting more trees in urban areas, the protection of verges and banning certain weedkillers.

The leader of the council, Tim Oliver, spoke to the demonstrators on his way in.

Surrey environmental protest

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The Argus: Man kicks down door of flat on fire fearing a baby was inside

Kent Online: Plans for recycling centre at Aylesham Industrial Estate Canterbury set for approval

Get Surrey: Pregnant Frimley woman hit by cyclist riding on pavement feared unborn child had been killed

Chichester Observer: Concern for 79-year-old who went missing from Goodwood Festival of Speed

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne man steals nearly £200 worth of meat from Iceland

Crawley and Horley Observer: Gatwick Airport ‘has no plans for third runway’

Worthing Herald: Lancing man returns to find mysterious teenager in his car

Mid Sussex Times: Haywards Heath Fire Station Open Day in pictures

Brighton and Hove News: Planners back £260m scheme for 850 homes on rundown Hove trading estate

Hastings Observer: Police find woman’s body in Hastings flat

Brighton and Hove Independent: MP joins neighbours in opposition to flats scheme for Hove seafront

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The Argus: One of the Preston Park Twins must be chopped down

Kent Online: Kent road one of Britain's most dangerous

Get Surrey: 'Silly man' tells motorcyclist lying injured that police are 'time-wasting'

Chichester Observer: Chichester man found dead at home with shotgun nearby

Eastbourne Herald: Eastbourne venue ban for Katie Hopkins

Crawley and Horley Observer: Artist’s pride as hospice heart trail goes live

Worthing Herald: Goodwood unveil this year’s Festival of Speed sculpture

Mid Sussex Times: Three arrested after early morning break-in at Sussex pub

Brighton and Hove News: Five arrested after bottles thrown during dawn brawl on Brighton seafront

Hastings Observer: Hastings gym helps raise awareness of male suicide rates

Brighton and Hove Independent: Project aims to get girls into cycling

Man airlifted to hospital after collision

A 60-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured in a collision in Guildford on Monday.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash, which happened at about 20:20 BST on Hartshill, near the junction with Roman Farm Road.

The pedestrian, a local man, was taken by air ambulance to a London hospital with serious head, arm and leg injuries. The driver of the green Peugeot car was not injured.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

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The collision happened near the junction with Roman Farm Road

Reprieve expected for Surrey recycling centres

Rebecca Curley

Local Democracy Reporter

Plans to close rubbish tips in Surrey could be scrapped in favour of better education around recycling, councillors have been told.

Surrey County Council cabinet members decided to halt the closures earlier this year and commissioned a task group to review the use of the sites following a public outcry against the plans.

On Monday the group reported back to councillors, and said it was looking towards a recommendation not to close the four sites in Bagshot, Cranleigh, Dorking and Warlingham, and that more money could be saved by improving recycling.

The closure would have affected an estimated 54,000 households, making savings of around £1m a year.

Councillor Andrew Povey, who has been leading the cross-party task group, told the Communities, Environment and Highways Select Committee: “In terms of largest savings, they would come from reducing the amount of waste or increasing the amount of recycling.”

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The committee's full report is due in September