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etc columnist: Louise Margaret

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Life on Tapp with Blaise Tapp SUS-160516-112125001

What this election needs is a face off

We are four weeks into a seemingly never ending General Election campaign, one which is only creating excitement among avid players of political bingo.

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Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu

A constructive and courteous debate

Last week I was in London for a low-level meeting on Education and was invited to attend the ceremony in the House of Lords in which Parliament is prorogued, prior to the General Election.

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Life on Tapp with Blaise Tapp SUS-160516-112125001

My shelf life as a DIY alpha male

Now that the warm (er) weather is threatening to show its face, plenty of Britons are rolling up their sleeves to do what they do best - DIY.

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Reverend Thomas Robson

The gift of time

‘Bank holiday.’ Sometimes these can be two of the sweetest words in the English language.
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1066 Walking Festival SUS-170428-081119001

Make new friends and enjoy the fresh air on a guided walk

Next Saturday (May 13) sees the start of the 1066 Walking Festival. The festival, which runs until the following Sunday (May 21) is a series of some 50 different guided walks in the town and countryside of 1066 country. The walks are all led by volunteers who know the local area well and enjoy sharing stories with fellow walkers.

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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

Final days of Parliament before election

The portcullis came down on Parliament this week and we now head off for the General Election.

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From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP SUS-160526-130924001

Taking on crime - at home and abroad

It was a fantastic honour to be appointed Home Secretary last year. My first duty in this role, and the priority of any government, is to ensure the security of our country and the safety of everyone living here.

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Katy Bourne

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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The tablet wine list at the restaurant

A wine list for the 21st Century

There are wine lists and then there are wine lists.

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Front Line News with David Horne SUS-160422-121044001

The Pirate King - Preparing to do Battle

An audition can go one of two ways. You can give of your best, the panel are gushing in their appreciation and you are given the part. Alternatively - you don’t, they don’t and you are not. It is all about how those three negatives play out.

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Life on Tapp with Blaise Tapp SUS-160516-112125001

A royal shift in mental health attitudes

Christmas has come very early indeed for political nerds - a full three years in fact - after our Prime Minister swapped her holiday hiking boots for running shoes.

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Life on Tapp with Blaise Tapp SUS-160516-112125001

Why are there still bullies around?

Nobody likes a bully and the act of bullying is something that people don’t ever willingly admit to.

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"Easter is the richer celebration and promise of the unimaginatively fertile reality of life beyond the grave"

A greater love and creativity

The Easter bunny, Easter eggs or an Easter bonnet parade (popular in the USA) all point us towards spring and new life.
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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

Regardless of who you vote for, please vote.

Parliament is in recess for Easter. This means that I trade my daily commute from East Sussex to Westminster for time knocking on doors in the constituency. The electoral cycle brings County Council election time so, in addition to campaigning for my team, I get to find out how residents are and ask how I can help.

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From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP SUS-160526-130924001

Hastings is now an Area of Opportunity

In 2016 we celebrated our rich history with a full calendar of festivals and events to mark the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.

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Life on Tapp with Blaise Tapp SUS-160516-112125001

A storm in a chocolate teacup

This is the week when the nation winds down early for a four-day weekend which, for many, will involve visiting family and stuffing our faces with Hot Cross Buns and cheap chocolate.

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An Oromo family enjoying a trip to beach

Bringing communities together

Many Sussex people will have taken part in Red Nose Day 2017 last month which raised an astonishing £71 million

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Life on Tapp with Blaise Tapp SUS-160516-112125001

Health Warning: we are what we eat

One of the great fringe benefits of becoming a dad is that I was forced, at the age of 32, to grow up almost overnight.

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Volunteers with Hastings Furniture Service: Gerald, John, Adam and Brian. SUS-170504-103245001

Furnishing homes, reducing waste, creating opportunities

This month, RVA’s Community Champions are the team at Hastings & Rother Furniture Service, an organisation that has been making a difference to our local community for nearly 30 years.

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