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COUNTY NEWS: Armed robber in Santa hat assaults staff member

Police have released footage of second store robbery showing an armed robber wearing a Santa hat threaten a staff member.

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County news: Former ‘Masterchef The Professionals’ winner to open restaurant in Sussex

Steven Edwards, one of the youngest ever winners of MasterChef The Professionals (2013), is set to open the doors of his first restaurant, etch, in Sussex on Friday March 24.

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Clinical trial will see the Conquest offer brand new treatment

Patients at the Conquest Hospital are the first in the South East to be offered a new procedure to lower blood pressure called Renal Denervation Ultrasound.

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Hoppy times ahead for new brewery

A new brewery will open for business tomorrow (Saturday, February 25).

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Singing project to help people breathe better

An innovative new project has been launched, specifically designed for people living in eastern Rother who have breathing problems.

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Rail bosses: Southern strikes ‘impotent and ineffective’

Strike action by Southern staff is ‘increasingly impotent and ineffective’, according to rail bosses.

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Boredom in Britain at a new low

Boredom in Britain at a new low

Boredom in Britain is at an all-time low - thanks to our our SMARTPHONES.

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Bexhill and Battle MP Huw Merriman with local businessman John Di Paolo

Promise of extra support for firms hit by increase in business rates welcomed by MP

Extra support for East Sussex firms hit with the steepest increases in business rates has been welcomed by Bexhill and Battle’s MP.

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Woman who was attacked by a dog backs calls for better victim support

A woman who is scarred for life after being savagely attacked by a dog two years ago has backed a campaign to make it easier for victims like her to claim compensation.

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Remembering the glory days when St Leonards Pier was big attraction

Gone - and nearly forgotten is the theme of a talk on the long-vanished St Leonards Pier.

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Pick up today’s Rye and Battle Observers (February 24)

Today’s editions of the Rye and Battle Observers are out on the news stands with plenty of stories of interest for our readers.

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COURT RESULTS: Round-up of cases from 1066 Country

The following are court results for the Observer area from Hastings Magistrates’ Court from January 13.- 18

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World Book Day

Children set to celebrate their love of reading books

Children from schools across Hastings and Rother will be celebrating their love of reading and books by taking part in World Book Day.

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Two men robbed the store of �2,500 at knifepoint

COUNTY NEWS: Shocking footage shows knifepoint robbery at store

Shocking police footage shows the moment two men brandishing an 11 inch knife robbed a store of £2,500.

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New phone scam

‘Can you hear me?’ – Residents warned to hang up on new phone scam

People in Sussex are being warned of a new telephone scam which is currently sweeping the United States and is set to hit the UK...

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Lady Colin Campbell appeared at Brighton Magistrates' Court on Thursday, February 23. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Lady C guilty of careless driving

Lady C has been found guilty of careless driving following a collision on the A27 last year.

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Princess Anne makes royal visit to Sussex

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Sussex today to mark the third year of co-ordinated restorative justice across the county.

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Nine in ten Southern trains ran during strike

Nine in ten Southern trains ran during strike

Almost nine in ten Southern trains ran during the strike by the RMT union yesterday (Wednesday February 22).

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Police appeal after rail staff ‘sworn at and spat on’

Commuters have been asked to help trace a man wanted in connection with spitting at a member of rail staff, British Transport Police has confirmed.

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East Sussex teenagers arrested after serious crash

Two teenagers from East Sussex were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a serious car crash in Kent yesterday (Wednesday, February 22).

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