COUNTY NEWS: Rider ‘strikes’ person with riding crop as hunters and saboteurs clash

Police are investigating after a man was allegedly struck repeatedly with a riding crop by a horse rider at a hunt.


Village’s flooding problem is discussed at public meeting

Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd visited Winchelsea Beach Village Hall on Saturday (November 4) to discuss progress on flooding.

The pub sector supports more than 1,000 jobs in Bexhill and Battle

Data reveals importance of pub sector to local economy

The brewing and pub sector makes a huge economic contribution to Bexhill and Battle, new figures from a study commissioned by the British Beer and Pub Association show.

Ninfield Memorial Hall

Firm’s kindness to memorial hall

Ninfield Memorial Hall has been able to afford a properly-insulated ceiling thanks to support from a firm based in Plymouth.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling attended a meeting with Huw Merriman MP and Amber Rudd MP to discuss new track layouts in Ashford. SUS-171115-093057001

Transport Secretary supports plan to improve journey times to London

The Secretary of State for Transport committed to support the development of a proposed new track layout at Ashford International which would allow trains from 1066 Country to travel direct to London St Pancras.

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Views sought on way council tackles crime

Police and council officers could soon have greater powers to deal with anti-social behaviour in the district.

L-R: Charles Bacchus, Environment Agency; David Wilkins, The Angling Trust; PCSO Daryl Holter, Sussex Police. SUS-171114-154339001

Partnership approach to discourage angling offences in Hastings and Rother

Police in Hastings and Rother are working with partner agencies to tackle the theft of fish from private waters across the district.

East Sussex woman celebrates big win on EuroMillions

East Sussex woman celebrates big win on EuroMillions

A mystery EuroMillions winner from East Sussex, known only as Mrs. H from East Sussex, has scooped a massive payout.

Health news. Photo: Shutterstock

Patients invited to have a say on revamped NHS 111 hotline

Moves to transform a patient hotline, which has had some criticism from users in the past, have taken a huge leap forward.

Sussex police warning over illegally-killed game

Sussex police warning over illegally-killed game

Game dealers, restaurateurs, hotels and public houses are being advised to check that they are not buying illegally-killed game.

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Star Wars actor is guest speaker at charity cricket event

With under a month until the hugely anticipated release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, one of the film’s stars will be making an appearance at The 1st Central County Ground.

Callum Gower. Photo courtesy of Sussex Police. SUS-170611-140830001

Reward offered for help finding wanted man

Sussex Police is offering a £500 reward for information which leads to the arrest of a wanted man.


Store has fuelled town for 25 years

Jempson’s is marking a quarter of a century since its Peasmarsh petrol station opened to the public.

Battle Festival 2017. SUS-171031-132404001

‘Biggest and best ever’ Battle Festival draws to a close

The fourth and biggest ever Battle Festival has drawn to a close, with thousands of people having enjoyed a programme of events spanning music, visual art, literature, film, poetry, comedy, food, and family entertainment.

Property: Period home that overlooks an ancient castle

Property: Period home that overlooks an ancient castle

Interested in a home that looks out directly over a castle? Well this house is for you.

Property of the Week: Perfect home for the keen walker

Property of the Week: Perfect home for the keen walker

Keen walker? Then this property is the perfect home, with idyllic walks from your doorstep.

Parents are encouraged to ignore the fake news and make sure their children get the flu vaccine

‘Fake news’ warning to East Sussex parents over flu vaccine

Efforts to vaccinate children against flu are being hampered by myths being spread on social media, public health chiefs have warned.

Edward and Lilias Stanbrook-Evans Wedding

Video: Couples reveal the secret to a successful marriage to mark the Queen’s platinum wedding anniversary

This year, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 70 years of marriage to His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, making their union the longest royal marriage in British history.

Matt Parker. Picture: YouTube/Matt Parker

Mathematician starts campaign to fix ‘national embarrassment’ road signs

A mathematician is leading a campaign to update the football road traffic signs in the UK.

World Vegan Month

How to have a healthy vegan diet

Can you guess what Bill Clinton, Serena Williams and Pamela Anderson all have in common? Two clues: it’s ethical, it’s plant-based – it’s veganism.

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