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Sussex PCC's video log: National Stalking Awareness Week 2017

To mark National Stalking Awareness Week 2017, PCC Katy Bourne explains why it's so important to support the week, and what's being done in Sussex to help victims of this crime.

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Former Sedlescombe priest charged with historic sexual offences

A former Church of England priest has been charged with non-recent sexual offences against a boy in Sedlescombe following a Sussex Police investigation.

Nigel Clutton cut the ribbon to open Sarah's Orchard at Chestnut Tree House children's hospice

Sarah’s Orchard officially opened

Guests attended a private event at Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice to open the apple orchard, named Sarah’s Orchard in memory of former president, Lady Sarah Clutton.

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Crowhurst Horticultural Society Plant sale part of village market

Crowhurst and District Horticultural Society (CDHS) will be holding their annual Plant Sale at Crowhurst Village hall, next Saturday (May 6) 10am-12noon. The event is part of Crowhurst Village Market. Chairman Mary Boorman (pictured with CDHS member Bob Clifford) is appealing for donations of plants, flowers or any garden related items.

Pupils at St Peter and St Paul CEP School, Bexhill, participating in Restart a Heart 2016.

Schools invited to Restart a Heart

Schools and community groups are being invited to learn how to perform CPR.

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St George's Day parade in Battle. Photo by Roberts Photographic. SUS-170424-071507001

By George! Big turn-out for the annual parade.

Scouting and Guiding members from the Senlac area and Bexhill marched in Battle on Sunday to celebrate St George’s Day.

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McDonald’s will roll out its new UK home delivery service this summer

Hold onto your hats fast food lovers - you will soon to be able to have your Big Mac and McFlurry delivered straight to your front door.

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One third of Brits have sleepless nights worrying about debt

One third of Brits have sleepless nights worrying about debt

A new survey has revealed that 93 per cent of us believe the UK has an issue with arrears, with a quarter of Brits agreeing that debt is now just a part of everyday life.

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COUNTY NEWS: Sussex couple’s fear after narrowly escaping Paris terror attack

A couple have spoken of their fear after narrowly avoiding being caught up in last week’s terror attack in Paris.

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Your Bank Holiday weather across Sussex

As Sussex shivers in single figure temperatures today, the good news is that it will be getting warmer and next week could see the thermometer hit 20degC.


Southern talks with union to resume next week

Talks between Southern bosses and union officials aimed at ending a dispute affected train services are set to resume next week.

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MP sits down with Education Secretary to discuss funding

Huw Merriman MP held talks with the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, on Monday to discuss the funding levels for local schools and early years providers.

Floral tributes to Debbie Masters. Picture by Eddie Mitchell.

Police still awaiting test results a month after fatal crash

Police say they are still awaiting the results of a test to determine whether a motorist involved in a fatal crash in Battle a month ago had been drink driving.

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Bank Holiday rail work could cause problems for Sussex passengers

Passengers in the South-East looking to get away for the Bank Holiday weekend are reminded to check before they travel by rail as work continues on the Thameslink Programme and maintenance work takes place across the route.


New safety measure to keep pedestrians safe at railway

An extra safety measure has been introduced to a footpath level crossing in Rye as part of Network Rail’s ambitious upgrade plan.

John and Brandon Pohlhammer. Picture by Tom Dymond

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex father and son wow the judges on Britain’s Got Talent

A father and his son from Sussex performed in front of millions of viewers on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday evening (April 22).

Millions of Brits no longer using a pen

Millions of Brits no longer using a pen

Millions of Brits are no longer using a PEN- with a third admitting they barely write anymore, according to new research.

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Store recalls beans which may contain pieces of metal

Morrisons have recalled certain batches of its Trimmed Beans because they may contain small pieces of metal.

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Biker taken to hospital after A21 crash

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital following a crash on the A21 this morning (Monday, April 24).

World Immunisation Week campaign urges parents to check their child is up to date with important vaccinations

Parents in East Sussex urged to check their child’s vaccinations are up-to-date

This week is World Health Organisation (WHO) World Immunisation Week and parents and carers are being urged to check that their child’s vaccinations are up-to-date, protecting them from serious diseases and helping to prevent outbreaks.

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