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A review of Post news from 2019

January

 

 

Students at the city’s university were left star struck when Maisie Williams, who is best known for playing Arya Stark in the hit HBO television series Game of Thrones, visited Chichester University as part of a tour she was doing.

 

 

 

February 

 

Chichester councillors were shown a presentation for a parking scheme which the council planned to test on Chichester.

 

The ideas included making roads in the city and district restricted for parking.

 

 

March

 

A popular charity shop for St Wilfrid’s in the city centre re-opened its doors after being closed for a few weeks for refurbishment.

 

Staff, volunteers and guests enjoyed a glass of bubbly to toast the opening.

 

 

April

 

Residents and businesses in the Chichester area were thanked for their patience following a fire at the household waste recycling site.

 

The large fire involving more than 500 tonnes of household waste broke out at the recycling site and waste transfer station in Westhampnett.

 

 

May

 

Post Newspapers celebrated three years in publication – a total of 157 issues.

 

Editor-in-chief , Adam Cunard said he was hugely proud of the success of the newspaper and extremely pleased to celebrating the third anniversary.

 

 

 

 

June

 

Rumboldswhyke C of E Infants’ School, in Rombolds Close, was inspected by Ofsted and received an inadequate rating for overall effectiveness.

 

The school was told it would face closure or be turned into an academy.

 

 

July

 

Thousands of visitors travelled to Goodwood for the annual Festival of Speed event.

 

The all-electric Volkswagen ID. R set the fastest ever time up the Goodwood hill climb course in 00:41:18 seconds on the Saturday.

 

A special feature was held, celebrating the life of Michael Schumacher – the most successful driver in Formula 1 history.

 

 

August

 

A huge crowd gathered at Tangmere Airfield to remember seven men who tragically lost their lives in 1943 when their Halifax bomber crashed into a hangar.

 

A special event was held to unveil a memorial which was erected at the site of the crash.

 

 

September

 

A West Sussex county councillor is working tirelessly behind the scenes to keep traffic flowing in Chichester with new plans for an online petition.

 

Cllr Jamie Fitzjohn set up a petition to move the pedestrian crossing at Market Avenue and St Pancras back to its original place.

 

 

 

October

 

The city erupted into celebrations after Chichester City FC made it through to the second round of the FA Cup. 

 

Bury FC was kicked out of the English Football League after they fell into administration so there was an odd number of teams left in the draw.

 

The last three clubs in the draw were Chichester, Stevenage and Peterborough but it was Chichester who received a bye and were automatically put through to the next round.

 

 

November

 

A breath statue was unveiled in the city on Remembrance Sunday as part of a special service.

 

The statue of Maurice Patten, created by Vincent Gray, was unveiled in front of the entire service and 48 members of his family.

 

 

A Romainian man was given a life sentence after pleading guilty to the murder of Valerie Graves.

 

Cristian Sabou, 28, was given up by his wife after he confessed he had killed Valerie during a break-in.

 

Adina Marian, Cristian’s wife, provided forensic swabs of their children to police, linking him to the DNA found at the scene.

 

The murder took place in Bosham, in December, 2013, and has finally been solved following one of the largest and most complex investigations carried out by Sussex Police in recent years.

 

Valerie Graves, a 55-year-old mother and grandmother, had moved from Scotland to Bracklesham Bay to live with and care for her elderly mother.

 

Over Christmas, Valerie, her mother, her sister and sister’s partner, were house-sitting for friends at a home in Smuggler’s Lane, Bosham.

 

At 10pm on Sunday, December 29, Valerie said she was going to bed. This was the last time that she was seen alive.

 

 

 

December

 

Gillian Keegan got into the festive spirit after the announcement was made that she won the Chichester seat in the general election.

 

The Tory candidate said she rose above the personal attacks during her election campaign and held her seat in the city with a majority of 57.8 per cent of the votes totaling 35,402.

 

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