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Burgess Hill isn't always the typical sleepy town, occasionally a gunman will rob the local Post Office or the District Council waste public money. You can be sure that Burgess Hill Uncovered won't shy away from adding a bit of character into our news reports as we tell it like it is.

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In Pictures: Public Swarm To Coca-Cola Truck In Burgess Hill
20th December 2014 - Coca-Cola sent their iconic festival truck to Burgess Hill as the locals got to enjoy 'Corporate Christmas' just 5 days away from the main event. We have a selection of amazing images from the day for you to enjoy.
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Burgess Hill Stun Aldershot In The F.A Trophy
13th December 2014 - Burgess Hill achieved what some are saying is the greatest result in their history today as they came away with a 1-0 victory at Aldershot to knock the conference side out of the F.A Trophy. Reaction and interviews with Ian Chapman and Greg Luer in our report.
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District Council Slam 'Poor Quality' Of Homes Proposed For Burgess Hill
11th December 2014 - MSDC's District Planning Committee have criticised Sunley Developments for the 'Poor Quality' as the homes that they intended to build on the land east of Kings Way in Bugress Hill. Find out what decision they made at the meeting.....
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Entries Now Open For 'The One' Music Competition
11th December 2014 - Applications are now open for 'The One' a musical competition for bands and solo artists aged between 11-24. Find out more about the competition, the dates, prizes and more in our report..
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Three Sought Over Aggravated Burglary In Burgess Hill
10th December 2014 - Can you help Sussex Police with their enquiries after three men forced entry into a home in Burgess Hill, beating up a man while looking for drugs?
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District Council Refuse To Release Martlets Hall Information
10th December 2014 - Mid Sussex District Council have refused to fully comply with a Freedom Of Information Request sent to them by BHU that that would have revealed whether or not they are dispensing with the Martlets Hall with no replacement. Find out their exact reasons in our report.
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Hillians Outlast Chelsea To Remain Only Unbeaten Side In The Country
7th December 2014 - Burgess Hill's remarkable season continues as Chelsea's defeat at Newcastle United means that the Hillians are the only undefeated club remaining in the country. They cemented their position with a 7-0 demolition of Horsham. Video highlights in our report.
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Brighton University In Talks To Take Over Oakmeeds
7th December 2014 - The University of Brighton Academies Trust have emerged as a candidate to take Oakmeeds Community College under their control as the Burgess Hill school look to find a partner for the start of the new educational year in September 2015.
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Application Submitted For New Footbridge Over Railway Line
5th December 2014 - A new footbridge linking St Wilfrids Road and Junction Road looks closer to becoming a reality as West Sussex County Council have put in an application for its construction. Find out about all the details in our report.
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Video: Burgess Hill Christmas Lights Switch-On
3rd December 2014 - Watch the video and take a look at some photos of Burgess Hill's christmas light switch-on event. Sadly there wasn't a single famous person on hand to flick the switch this year, but there was a kid dressed as a pile of christmas presents!
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Hillian's Fans Stranded As BHTFC Win Late Into The Night
3rd December 2014 - A three vehicle crash on the M2 which included a car transporter saw Hillian's fans stranded and the team taking 4 and a half hours to reach Ramsgate.
Find out who were the winners and losers on this epic night that won't ever be forgotten....
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Farcical Council Meeting Sees 'No' Vote Win Again
26th November 2014 - A nasty, uncontrolled meeting of the full Burgess Hill town council saw the Conservative councillors vote AGAINST consulting with the public about the town centre and AGAINST sharing information with all councillors.
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Man Arrested After 5 hour stand-off with police over house reposession
26th November 2014 - Riot police got involved as a resident of West Park Crescent put up much resistance when being evicted from his home.
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Customers Bombard Subway On Opening Day
24th November 2014 - A very tempting offer saw customers bombard Subway on Monday when they finally opened their Burgess Hill outlet. We have lots of photos of this momentous occasion for you to enjoy as we know how much you LOVE Subway (our stats don't lie!)
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Burgess Hill Star Heading To The Premier League
21st November 2014 - No readers, this is not a joke, Burgess Hill Town FC striker Greg Luer is set to join a Premier League club, subject to passing a medical. Find out who that club is in our report....
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BHU's Open Letter To The Residents Of Burgess Hill
19th November 2014 - If you're sick of our elected representatives running roughshod over our town, keeping us in the dark, REFUSING to consult with the public about major issues, then you need to read our open letter that calls for residents to come together to take action!
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Burgess Hill Young Rugby Ambassadors Meet England Rugby Stars
19th November 2014 - Exciting times for BHRFC's Harry Blanthorn and Lewis Strong as they got to meet England's Joe Marler and Jack Nowell at the team's training camp in their role as young rugby ambassadors. Find out more about their day in out report.
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Burgess Hill To Lose Tens Of Millions As Housing Gamble Fails
12th November 2014 - 'Let us accept six thousand new homes in Burgess Hill' said our councillors. 'We'll get £40 million in bonuses to spend anywhere in town' .
Yeah, well that's not going to happen anymore, here's why.....
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Shock Announcement: Martlets Hall Will NOT Be Replaced Say Council
11th November 2014 - The Burgess Hill public have been left reeling with the news that the council wil NOT be replacing the Martlets Hall when it's knocked down for retail development. The council have had this planned for a year and never thought to tell us!
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Town Council Buying British Legion For New Martlets Hall Location?
9th November 2014 - Sometimes things aren't very logical. When this story broke we all assumed it was part of a bigger project, it's not. The council now see the tiny British Legion as THE replacement for the Martlets Hall. UTTER UTTER UTTER Madness.
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Dirt Bikes Stolen in Burgess Hill Garage Burglary
6th November 2014 - Police are seeking information after four dirt bikes were stolen from an address in Valebridge Road. We have images of all the bikes, so do take a look, you may be able to help with the investigation..
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Petition Completed For Free Parking In Burgess Hill
5th November 2014 - A petition calling on Mid Sussex District Council to introduce three hours free parking in Burgess Hill has been completed. We caught up with Labour councillor David Andrews to find out the public reaction and what happens next.
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Burgess Hill Uncovered Creator Scoops Top Award
3rd November 2014 - There was a shock at the Argus Community Awards Saturday evening at the Theatre Royal, Brighton, as BHU's Peter Chapman scooped the title award amid stiff competition from other nominees in Sussex.
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Orion Cinema Seek To Compete Against Proposed Multiplex
3rd November 2014 - The owner of Burgess Hill's independent cinema is seeking a long-term lease from Mid Sussex District Council to enable them to compete against the planned new multiplex cinema. There's a campaign running that you can join too.
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Coca Cola Truck To Return To Burgess Hill This Christmas
1st November 2014 - In a fitting turn of events, the Coca Cola truck is returning to Burgess Hill this Christmas. Read on to discover where and when you can see the truck, have your photo taken with it and grab a free can of fizzy!
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Tributes Pour In For 'Father Christmas' John Moore
28th October 2014 - Hundreds of tributes have been paid online to John Moore - 'The' Father Christmas - who delighted children and adults in Burgess Hill across many decades. Come and enjoy many of the lovely stories in our report.
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Match Report: Burgess Hill's Road To Wembley Ends At Dartford
27th October 2014 - Burgess Hill Town's 15 game winning streak was broken at Dartford as the Hillans were knocked out of the F.A Cup 3-1. We have a full report and pictures along with audio interviews and match highlights.
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Subway Watch: There's Something In The Window!
22nd October 2014 - Our visitor statistics show that you readers go mad for anything Subway, so we've put together a little update with pictures of the latest developments since it was announced they're coming to town.
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Police Hunt Burgess Hill Gunman
18th October 2014 - An incident that started outside the Brewers pub on London road has emerged into quite the tale of an armed drunken man from Brighton who confronted quite a few people before being persued by the police. The case seemingly remains open.
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REVEALED: Comprehensive Plans For The Martlets Made Public
17th October 2014
- NewRiver Retail have revealed their latest incarnation of their redevelopment plans for the Martlets Shopping Centre. If it gets in front of the council and approved, then the changes will be comprehensive and dramatic. Find out all the details here......
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Audio: Free Parking For Burgess Hill Debated On BBC Radio Sussex
16th October 2014 - The BBC Radio Sussex Breakfast show was all about Burgess Hill and the Labour party's campaign to get three hours free parking in our town centre car parks. We have all the interviews uploaded for your enjoyment. Cllr Publicity Pru Moore's is NOT to be missed.
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Main Features Of Town Centre Revamp Plan Revealed
16th October 2014 - NewRiver Retail have issued a press release which gives details of the main features of their development proposals for the Martlets Shopping Centre. If you predicted housing and a hotel then you were right! Find out what else is on the cards....
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Supporters Coach Travel Announced For Huge F.A Cup Tie
16th October 2014 - Burgess Hill Town FC have announced that they'll be providing coaches to take Hillians supporters to Dartford on October 25th. Coach travel will cost £10. Tickets are available from GR Teamwear in the town centre. More details in our report....
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Chanctonbury Road Man Revealed As Dinky Toy Thief From Same Road
12th October 2014 - Discover the addresses in the local area that were burgled by Peter Collins, including a property in his own road where he stole numerous valuable dinky toy models. Police recovered over 100 stolen items from Mr Collin's home.
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Burgess Hil Knock Sutton United Out Of The F.A Cup
11th October 2014 - A huge win for Burgess Hill Town Football Club as they knock Sutton United out of the F.A Cup on their own patch 3-1 to progress to the final qualifying round. The season keeps getting better and better!
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Fury Over District Council's Parking Fine Discrimination
11th October 2014 - Mid Sussex District Council have angered members of the public by failing to adhere to their own rules for issuing parking tickets. It's resulted in some groups of people being discriminted against. Discover who the council favour.....
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Latest Plans For The Martlets To Be Revealed
10th October 2014 - Another false dawn, or are we finally about to discover the 'set in stone' plans for the Marlets Shopping Centre? The public consultation takes place next week. We have some early news on what is to be revealed....
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Burgess Hill Christmas Parking Tariffs Announced
9th October 2014 - Mid Sussex District Council are giving residents of Burgess Hill an early Christmas 'gift' by reducing car parking charges in selected car parks in town during the festive period, but are they really being that generous?
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Burgess Hill Binmen Go On Strike!
9th October 2014 - Burgess Hill binmen are to go on strike next week following Serco's decision to offer their staff a less than 1% payrise. Find out if their industrial action is going to affect you in our report.
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District Council Block Access To Information About Burgess Hill
8th October 2014 - Suspicious times at Mid Sussex District Council for all the executive decision reports about Burgess Hill have been set to private when information regarding other towns are still available. Why?
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St Wilfrid's School Seek Leftover Foreign Currency To Raise Funds
8th October 2014 - St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School are appealing for your leftover small change from foreign holidays as they seek to raise funds for the school. Can you help?
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100's Of Stolen Items Dicovered At A Chanctonbury Road Address
3rd October 2014 - A stolen iPad led Sussex Police to an address in Chanctonbury road where over 100 stolen items from other burglaries in the area were discovered. A man was arrested and remanded in custody.
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Hurstpierpoint's UK Cookshop Expanding To Burgess Hill
22nd September 2014 - Exciting news for fans of kitchen utensils and baking supplies as local independent business UK Cookshop are to open a shop in Burgess Hill town centre next month. Find out exactly when and where in our report.
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Burgess Hill Mayor Accused Of Gross Abuse Of Power
22nd September 2014 - Members of the Lib Dems and Labour Party have been left fuming after Cllr Anne Jones and the Conservative Party blocked them from delivering council fliers in a move that's been described as a gross abuse of power and electioneering.
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Community Shopping Bus Service To Be Trialled In South Of Burgess Hill
21st September 2014 - Great news for those isolated residents in the south of Burgess Hill as a new community shopping bus service has been created to replace the route ditched by MetroBus earlier in the year.
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VIDEO - Burgess Hill Mocked On 'Pointless' BBC Quiz Show
14th September 2014 - The Burgess Hill public are fuming after Haywards Heath's Richard Osman from the BBC Quiz show 'Pointless' used his national exposure to mock the town to millions of viewers around the country. We have video of Richard's naughty behaviour.
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Video: Huge Hay Bale Fire In Burgess Hill
7th September 2014 - A hay bale fire in a field off of the Cuckfield Road sent smoke into the skies above Burgess Hill. The fire was hidden from public view, however emergency services photographer Eddie Howland was on the scene and has shared his stunning imagery.
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Triangle Leisure Centre Answer BHU Readers' Questions
7th September 2014 - You had questions for Places for People Leisure- the new management company for the Triangle Leisure Centre - and we've got you the answers. Find out what issues have been addressed in this Q&A with the management!
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Subway Are Finally Coming To Burgess Hill!!
4th September 2014 - After having to keep quiet for weeks, we can finally reveal that Subway are coming to Burgess Hill! Discover when they're coming and which long-standing business they'll be replacing in the town centre in our report.....
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Changes To Keymer Tiles Housing Development Causes Public Outrage!!
4th September 2014 - There's massive public discontent right now as Croudace Homes have change their plans for the Keymer Tiles Housing Development which will cause traffic chaos and a delay in new community facilities being supplied. The battle is on....
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Mumsnet Member Scared To Move To Burgess Hill
3rd September 2014 - Lots of fun over on parenting forum 'Mumsnet' as a mother from London has discovered Burgess Hill Uncovered after agreeing to move to the town. For some reason she's now scared to move here. Can't think why! BHU got residents to put her at ease....
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Watch Burgess Hill Town For Free This Weekend
3rd September 2014 - It's national non league day this weekend and you can head on over to the Green Elephants Stadium and watch league leaders Burgess Hill Town take on East Grinstead completely for free! Read on for more details
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Burgess Hill To Get Yet Another Pet Shop
2nd September 2014 - Competition is hotting up in Burgess Hill as news has emerged that another Pet food and accessories supplier is coming to the town centre. Find out more about them and why the independent stores are now seriously under threat.
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Pensioner Struck With Crowbar In Burgess Hill Burglary
27th August 2014 - Police are seeking information regarding a burglary at Windmills Drive on Monday evening. A 70 year-old man was struck by a crowbar and threatened with a gun by two males before scaring them off with a kitchen knife. Can you help?
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Hassocks Antiques Shop Relocating To Burgess Hill
27th August 2014 - More exciting times for the Martlets as the double retail unit previously occupied by the Present Company is to be filled by Hassocks Antiques Bazaar. They will of course be renaming themselves. Find out what they'll be called in out report.
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Oakmeeds 2014 GCSE Exam Results Improve
21st August 2014 - Oakmeeds Community College improved their exam results compared to the disasterous figures in 2013, is enough to keep headteacher Colin Taylor at the helm? Find out how other schools in the area fared and what the headteachers had to say in our report.
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Police Seek Witnesses Of Brutal Attack On Jacobs Post Staff
20th August 2014 - Sussex Police are keen to speak to members of the public who may have witnessed a group of 4 men brutally attacking the staff at Jacobs Post on Saturday 19th July. Can you help?
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King's Church Narrowly Avoids Flooding As Yet Another Mains Pipe Bursts
15th August 2014 - A forth burst water pipe in Burgess Hill in two weeks, this time the Kings Church was very nearly flooded. Our photos show how desperate it got!
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Burgess Hill Market Packs Up
15th August 2014 - We'd be surprised if you're surprised by this news. The shop proclaiming to be a market has closed within months of opening. It couldn't possibly have anything to do by being busted by the police and trading standards, could it?
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Travellers Pitch Up At The Victoria Industrial Estate
14th August 2014 - A huge boost to the local economy and an indication that Burgess Hill is once again a tourist hotspot as travellers decend upon the town in their caravans. Find out exactly where our visitors are staying in this report.
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Hundreds Of Homes Without Water In Town
11th August 2014 - A burst water pipe in Mill Road has caused flooding and inconvenience for 1000's of people. We have photos showing the extent of the flood and quotes from people unhappy about not being able to take a shower!
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Trio Of Cars Mysteriously Vandalised In Albert Drive
10th August 2014 - Police seek information as to why three cars had all their windows smashed in on the industrial estate. Someone knows who did it and is letting the world know via vinyl lettering attached to the cars!

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Bailiffs Enter Cheeky Monkeys Play Centre
6th August 2014 - Lease of popular town centre location has been forfeited. What will happen next?
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Terms Agreed For 'Major Cinema Operator' To Come To Burgess Hill
6th August 2014 - NewRiver Retail - owners of the Martlets - have revealed in their annual report that a 'Major Cinema Operator' has agreed terms to come to town. Who is it and where will they be located?
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New Sign At Cinema Thwarts Pranksters
3rd August 2014 - The Orion cinema have installed a static sign on their building, thus ending the fun of pranksters who liked to rearrange the letters to make up new film titles. What killjoys!
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Have You Discovered 'World's End' Ale Yet?
1st August 2014 - Independent business 'The Wine Stand' are causing a buzz locally with a bespoke ale brewed exclusively for their store. We went along to find out more and give 'World's End' Ale the BHU taste test!
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'Fancy' New Store Opening In Burgess Hill Town Centre
27th July 2014 - The Martlets revival continues with yet another empty retail unit coming back into use. The latest arrival is very 'Fancy'. Can you possibly work out what type of business is coming? We reveal all in our report.
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Laughing Gas Discovery Concerns Burgess Hill Police
24th July 2014 - The discovery of a large haul of gas canisters used for making whipping cream has given Burgess Hill Police cause for concern. Read on to learn where they were found and why they can be so dangerous.
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Leak Discovered At Burgess Hill Town Council - But It's Not Water!
23rd July 2014 - An ill-tempered meeting of the full town council got very interesting when Cllr Denis Jones made a very serious claim that confidential information is being leaked! Does he have the evidence to back up his claims? Read on for the full story!
Burgess Hill Officially A Trendy Town
Burgess Hill Declared A 'Trendy Town'
23rd July 2014 - Did you know that Burgess Hill is now officially a trendy town? Apparently the retail offering has people flocking to come to the town centre. Just who decided we're trendy and what was the criteria? Our report reveals all!
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WARNING - Local Streams Contaminated, Many Dead Fish Discovered
21st July 2014 - Worrying times in Burgess Hill as the environment agency have discovered that our local streams have been been contaminated, the company responsible have kept quiet about it. Read on for more information.
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William Hill Interiors On The Move
20th July 2014 - Furniture store William Hill Interiors are on the move in Burgess Hill.
Discover where they're relocating to and why from their manager in this BHU exclusive.
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Burgess Hill Market Busted By Police For Selling Fake Cigarettes
8th July 2014 - It seems the rumours we'd been told about for months were true. The law have finally caught up with Burgess Hill Market, their fake cigarette selling days are over.
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New Burgess Hill BMX Track Opens
5th July 2014 - Exciting times in Burgess Hill as a new BMX track has opened at Leylands Park off Maple Drive. We have all the details and photos in our report.
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Derren Brown Reveals Burgess Hill 10k Run To Be A Penis!
5th July 2014 - TV illusionist Derren Brown caused a stir across social media when he shared a 'Map My Run' route in the shape of a penis, it turned out to be the route of the Burgess Hill 10k run. Read on the see the map and the reaction!
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Opening Of New Food And Drink Venues Imminent
4th July 2014 - Two new venues are set to open next week in Burgess Hill Town Centre. Can the Walkway Cafe and Penny's Bar compete in a very crowded marketplace?
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More Toilet Troubles In Burgess Hill
3rd July 2014 - BHU visited the public toilets at the Martlets in the town centre this week to see what the standard is like these days. Our report contains pictures and video which shows them to be in a disgraceful condition.
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Mid-Sussex MP Rakes In The Cash For Additional Jobs
29th June 2014 - Nicholas Soames is once again in the spotlight for his extra jobs which led to people calling him a part-time MP. Find out the staggering amount he earnt in the 2013/14 financial year. Where are his priorities?
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Police Offer Reward To Catch Burgess Hill Burglar
29th June 2014 - If you can help Sussex Police track down Simon Peter Knights, then you could be rewarded with one thousand english pounds! Read on to see what Mr Knights has been up to......
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Cats Are In Danger As A Serial Shaver Is On The Loose!
16th June 2014 - Burgess Hill's cats are under attack from a serial shaver! Shapes are being shaved into their fur and owners are worried what may happen next. Can you help BHU catch the culprits?
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Council To Give Martlets Hall To Retail Developers
11th June 2014 - The deadlock over the development of the Martlets could soon be over as the District Council have offered up the Martlets Hall to NewRiver Retail. Is this really the right thing to do?
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Casualty Airlifted To Hospital Following Trainline Incident
9th June 2014 - A male was airlifted to hospital this evening after an incident at Burgess Hill Train Station. Reports on Twitter that there was a fatality on the line were incorrect.
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Drunk Diver Ploughs Car Into Recreation Ground
7th June 2014 - A drunk driver was arrested on Saturday when his car left Manor Road and ploughed through onto Worlds End Recreaction Ground, thankfully avoiding injury to any of the members of the public in the park at the time.
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Council Fine Shopper For Using Flooded Car Park Incorrectly
2nd June 2014 -- Mid Sussex District Council have come under fire from a shopper after fining her for incorrectly parking her motor vehicle in their flooded car park! We have the shoppers full story in our report. Madness, utter madness folks!
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District Council Fail To Spot Demise Of The Martlets Shopping Centre
22nd May 2014 -- EThe Martlets Shopping centre has been identified by the District Council as one of their 'strategic risks' for 2014/15. However, we think all the criteria for failure has already been met! Have a read and see what you think.
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Burgess Hill The Music Video?
21st May 2014 -- Mid Sussex District Council awarded the East Grinstead Business Association £1000 to make a 'viral' video for YouTube. We ask where is the money for Burgess Hill to make one?
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Town Council Reject Wetherspoon's Latest Plans
18th May 2014 -- Firs the town council rejected plans for Wetherspoon to come to the town centre and now they are rejecting a proposal for pavement cafe. Just why are the council not in touch with what's best for the town?
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New Sports Shop Announced For Burgess Hill!
16th May 2014 -- Exciting times for the people of Burgess Hill as the town is FINALLY getting a new sports shop! Seeking more details, BHU grabbed a few words with the man behind this venture.
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Cocktail Bar/Restaurant Coming To Town.... And They're Hiring.
16th May 2014 -- Another empty in the town centre is set to be filled with news that a cocktail bar and restaurant is coming to church walk. They are actively seeking lots of staff, so read on for all the details.
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Councillor Hits Out At Lack Of Debate At BHTC
12th May 2014 -- Cllr Janet Smith speaks to Burgess Hill Uncovered following Burgess Hill Town Council refusing to debate the issue of replacing the Stone Garden in the town centre. What is the purpose of the council if they won't debate anything?
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New Unelected Mayor Of Burgess Hill
8th May 2014 -- Burgess Hill has a new unelected Mayor in the shape of Anne Jones. A triple-hatted councillor, will she really be able to put enough effort into this role voted for by no one?
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Broomie's Crazy Kitchen Closes
8th May 2014 --Another empty shop unit for Burgess Hill as a cafe that was for sale on ebay for £40 last year has closed having failed to find a buyer
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Thefts From The Graves Of Babies
1st May 2014 --You don't get much lower then the theft of items from the graves of babies, and this is happening right now in Burgess Hill, We have reaction from both family and Father Denis of St Edwards Church on this matter.
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Multiple Vehicle Fire On Industrial Estate
22nd April 2014 -- A large fire in an industrial estate car park saw six vehicles destroyed and buildings evacuated. We've got photos and further details from the scene in our report.
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Gallery: The Empty Shops Of Burgess Hill - 2014 edition
22nd April 2014 -- There are a depressing amount of empty retail units in Burgess Hill with a real danger that many more businesses are going to exit the town over the next year. We have a pictorial guide of the empty shops and details of others that may follow.
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Burgess Hill Wetherspoon Opening Imminent
17th April 2014 -- A day after the front of the eagerly anticipated JD Wetherspoon pub was revealed, the company have now issued a press release with full details of what to expect from 'The Six Gold Marlets' Read on for photos and the press release.
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VIDEO: Idiot Scooter Riders Endanger Pedestrians And Motorists
14th April 2014 -- It's an issue that's been bubbling away for quite a few weeks and now some of the culprits have been caught on camera. Irresponsible scooter and bike riders are causing hell for pedestrians and motorists alike.
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Council Code Of Conduct Thrown Out The Window
13th April 2014 -- An unpleasant scene at the annual town meeting last Wednesday showed that both the elected councillors AND town council staff have thrown their code of conduct well and truely out of the window.
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Windmill Pub Up For Sale
13th April 2014 --Another local pub is in danger of disappearing as the freehold for the Windmill is up for sale. Should the public try to save it as an asset of community interest?
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Burgess Hill Uncovered To Form Political Party
1st April 2014 --'If you can't join them, beat them' is our motto and that's exactly what we're going to do. Burgess Hill Uncovered are forming a party to contest the 2015 local elections, will you join us?
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Town Council Face Community Building Funding Crisis
31st March 2014 -- There's a lack of money in the pot as the council reveal that the new Kings Way development will not be completely funding a new community building.
Find out the council's worrying solution in our report.
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TLC Are On The Move - Don't Fear Coffee Shop Replacement!
26th March 2014 -- TL Carr Director Tom Carr speaks to Burgess Hill Uncovered about the companies pending relocation to the Victoria Industrial Estate and pledges what isn't going to be moving into their current premisis. Photos within!
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Long-Term Future Of Halfords and CarpetRight In Doubt
25th March 2014 -- The freeholder of the units currently occupied by Halfords and Carpetright is to challenge the restrictions placed by the district council. Victory could see a wider range of businesses moving in when the current leases expire in a few years time.
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Lights Out! County Council To Plunge Burgess Hill Into Darkness
16th March 2014 -- In a bid to save money, West Sussex County Council wish to switch off half of Burgess Hill's new energy efficient lights during the evenings. Will your personal safety be in danger as a result? Find out what's being done to resist the move in our report.
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Martlets Shopping Centre Overlooked In Owners Report
15th March 2014 -- Concerns that the Martlets shopping centre is a low priority for owners NewRiver Retail were hightened this week as the suffering retail llocation failed to gain a mention in a new report.
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Freedom Leisure Lose Mid Sussex Leisure Contract!
12th March 2014 -- There was much joy in the streets of Burgess Hill last night as it was anounced that Freedom Leisure have lost the Mid Sussex leisure contract to DC Leisure. Lots of changes are being promised. Our report has the details.
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Rocky Lane Reopens - Photos
10th March 2014 -- After a long closure, Rocky Lane has finally reopened to motorists as the changes to the layout to accomodate the new Haywards Heath relief road continue. We have photos of the changes.
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SHAMBLES - New Cycle Path Gets Ripped Up
4th March 2014 -- The universally despised Burgess Hill cycle path has sunk to new lows as it's been ripped up after a mere 5 months of service. See our pictures and report to see exactly what's going on. It's an utter shambles!
Burgess Hill Lidl Bakery
Burgess Hill Gets A New Bakery - Photos
3rd March 2014 -- Lidl have installed a bakery in their store and for whatever reason, the public are LOVING it. It's been been both a hit on our Facebook page and on this very website. Find out what all the fuss is about in our report!
Burgess Hill district plan
The Truth - Why The Mid Sussex District Plan Really Failed
25th February 2014 -- MSDC's District Plan has been thrown out by the planning inspector. Councillors were quick to run to the printed press to tell the story they want the public to hear.
BHU aren't manipulated like newspapers, so here's our truthful version of what's gone on!
Burgess Hil Rape
Woman Raped In Marle Place Park, Burgess Hill.
22nd February 2014 -- The spate of crimes continue and this is the most sickening yet as a 43-year-old woman was raped by a man in his twenties in Marle Place park. Sussex Police are desperately seeking witnesses, read on for more details.
Burgess Hil Weapon Attack
15-Year-Old Boys Attack A Man With Metal Pipes And A Knife
20th February 2014 -- The people of Burgess Hill have been left in shock as youths allegedly used weapons to brutally attack a man overnight during the week. Sussex Police are seeking witnesses, can you help?
Screwfix Come To Burgess Hill
Burgess Hill Gets Screwed!!! In A Good Way....
20th February 2014 -- Great excitement in Burgess Hill for another national chain has come to town. Screwfix have followed hot on the heels of B&Q, clearly making the west-side of town the best!
Burgess Hill Newsagent robbery
Police Seek Witnesses Of Newsagent Robbery
17th February 2014 -- Sussex Police are seeking witnesses after the newsagents in Lower Church Road had £80 stolen during an armed robbery last friday afternoon. Did you see anything?
Burgess Hill Parking Enforcement
Overzealous Parking Enforcement Putting Off Shoppers?
16th February 2014 -- Complaints have been flowing in from shoppers complaining that the parking enforcement at the Market Place shopping centre is overy strict. Have you been fined there recently?
Woolworths Burgess Hill
Woolworths Name Returns To Burgess Hill Highstreet
16th February 2014 -- A familiar name returned to the highstreet this week as work began on the construction of the Wetherspoon bar in Church Walk.
Burgess Hill triangle leisure centre
Freedom Leisure Release Statement Following Leisure Centre Complaints
3rd February 2014 -- Following a mass of complaints by users of the BHU Facebook page with regards to cleanliness at the Triangle Leisure Centre, management company Freedom Leisure have released a statement. Find out what they've said!
Burgess Hill Robbery
Huge Robbery At Sid’s On Station Road Burgess Hill
30th January 2014 -- Police are seeking witness to a robbery where two men stole thousands of pounds worth of alcohol and cigarettes from Sid's convenience store, Station Road on Sunday evening. Can you identify the culprits from the CCTV footage?
Oakmeeds Community Collge Ofsted inspection
Oakmeeds Community College Await Ofsted Inspection
28th January 2014 -- Under pressure following 15 months of eyebrow-raising decisions and poor exam results, Oakmeeds now have an Ofsted inspection to contend with. Not sure what it entails? We explain here!
Clarks Shoe Shop Burgess Hill Closes
Burgess Hill Town Centre Loses Its Sole
26th January 2014 -- Another big name high street retailer is to leave Burgess Hill.
Put your feet up and have a read of our pun-filled story to find out all the details!
Burgess Hill Faimly Duneral Service
From Dancing Daisies To Pushing Them Up
23rd January 2014 -- The empty florist and party supply shop is to be taken over by a popular local family funeral directors in Burgess Hill town centre. Read on to find out who.
snow nails and beauty spa
Burgess Hill Nail Salon Face Banishment From Town Centre
21st January 2014 -- Snow Nails & Beauty Spa face banishment from Burgess Hill Town Centre if the district council fail to award them with change of use permission for this building. Find out which businesses are objection to the application.
Burgess Hill Town Council Exposed
Burgess Hill Town Council Lose Moral Compass
20th January 2014 -- Controversy at Burgess Hill Town Council as they give the public just 2 days to attend a very important meeting yet the councillors had SEVEN weeks notice! Has their moral compass stopped working?
New Hurstpierpoint Houses Knocked Down
Costly Mistake Sees Hurstpierpoint Homes Bulldozed!
19th January 2014 -- An error with the foundations has seen a large number of news homes turned to rubble on the new Croudace homes development. Find out more and take a look at some of the pictures here.
Nail Salon Craft Shop Burgess Hill
New Nail Salon and Craft Shop For Town Centre
18th January 2014 -- Ninas Craft Shop and Angel Nails have moved into the Market Place Shopping Centre, occupying the unit previously used by local radio station Bright FM. Find out more about the newcomers in our report.
JD Wetherspoon Burgess Hill The Six Gold Martlets
Wetherspoon Opening Date and Pub Name REVEALED!
17th January 2014 -- After nearly two years of uncertainty, Wetherspoon have finally
revealed the opening date of their pub in Burgess Hill town centre along with the name.
Prepare yourselves to be stunned when you discover what they've decided to call it!
CoOp Express Junction Road Burgess Hill
New Co-Op Express Store Begins To Take Shape
17th January 2014 -- Under construction at the moment on Junction Road is the new Co-Op Express convenience store. We've got plenty of photos to show you the progress so far.
Exciting times for people living in that part of town.
New Burgess Hill Shops
When Is A Shop Not A Shop? When It's A Martlets Shop!
15th January 2014 -- When you have lots of empty shop units to fill, what do you do? Should you fulfill the vow to make pop-up shops available to local entrepreneurs or do you do something that's not what it seems? Confused? Read our report where we reveal all!
Burgess Hill Closed Shops
Burgess Hill Shop Closures Continue
13th January 2014 -- The ratio of closed to open shops at the Martlets Burgess Hill is nearing a 1:1 ratio as two more businesses have disappeared for good. Find out which stores have closed here.
burgess hill cycle path
FARCE – Squabbling Councils Leave New Cycle Path In Darkness
9th January 2014 -- It's like arguing over whose going to do the dishes, only it's two councils and the lighting of a cycle path that cost hundreds of thousands of pounds. No council will come out of this one looking good. Find out exactly what's going on in our latest exposé
isaacs lane haywards heath incident road safety
Calls For News Speed Measures On Isaacs Lane Following Latest Incident
9th January 2014 -- Following yet another incident on Isaacs lane where a pedestrian was seriously injurred when hit by a car, the public are calling on the highways department to put in new safety measures on the road, but what should be done?
Battle Of The Bands 2014
Applications Now Open For Mid Sussex Battle Of The Bands 2014
6th January 2014 -- Mid Sussex Battle of the Bands is back for 2014, revamped and now featuring a category for solo singers. Read on for full details and how to apply to take part in the competition which begins at the end of February.


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