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West Sussex,

county (1991 pop. 692,800), 768 sq mi (1,990 sq km), S England. ChichesterChichester
, city and district (1991 pop. 26,050), West Sussex, S England. Chichester is an agricultural, retailing, and yachting center and the administrative seat of West Sussex. It has some light industry.
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 is the county seat. Administratively, the county is divided into the districts of Chichester, Arun, Worthing, Adur, Horsham, Crawley, and Mid Sussex. A chalk ridge runs from the county's east to west edge. In the south the land flattens into a gentle plain. After early Roman invasions, the Saxons moved across Sussex. The Normans deposed them, leaving behind monasteries and castles. West Sussex is essentially a resort area; Littlehampton, Bognor Regis, and WorthingWorthing
, town (1991 pop. 90,687), West Sussex, S England. It is a seaside resort with a significant retired population. Protected by the South Downs, the area has an unusually warm climate. Fruits, vegetables, and flowers are cultivated.
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 are the most popular tourist spots. See also SussexSussex,
former county, SE England, since 1888 divided for administrative purposes into East Sussex and West Sussex. Lewes is the county seat of East Sussex; Chichester of West Sussex.
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West Sussex

a county of SE England, comprising part of the former county of Sussex: mainly low-lying, with the South Downs in the S. Administrative centre: Chichester. Pop.: 758 600 (2003 est.). Area: 1989 sq. km (768 sq. miles)
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The online booking system is being purchased on behalf of West Sussex County Council and East Sussex County Council only.
Emergency services attend the scene on the A27 where seven people died after a plane crashed into cars during an aerial display at the Shoreham Airshow in West Sussex yesterday.
A spokesman for West Sussex County Council said: "They are bright green so they are not mistaken for the real thing.
This matter is now being dealt with by West Sussex County Council.
The funeral will be at Worthing Crematorium, Horsham Road, Findon, West Sussex BN14 0RG at 1.
This book contains the findings of archaological excavations (including five major digs) carried out in West Sussex in 1992, just ahead of the construction of part of the A27 motorway.
Lucy was the victim of a random attack in a Somerfield shop in Littlehampton, West Sussex, last week.
The fire at the amenity and recycling centre in Metcalf Way, Crawley, West Sussex, broke out just after 6pm on Tuesday.
A spokeswoman for West Sussex Fire and Rescue said all guests and staff at the three-star hotel had been evacuated before fire crews arrived at around 11.
Masterfil, renowned for their filling and capping lines, have been acquired by the Adelphi Group of Companies and have relocated to the Adelphi headquarters in West Sussex near Gatwick airport.
Michael Morgan was found unconscious in a mobile home at the Golden Sands caravan park in Lancing, West Sussex, at 10am yesterday.
Fire Brigades' Union Emergency Fire Control members from Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Royal Berkshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey and Kent are meeting in Crawley, West Sussex on 24 May 2004 to initiate a campaign against these radical and sweeping proposals.

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