Wine auction in Burgundy is all about charity and taste

• By Richard Esling BSc DipWSET

Marc and Miranda

Sayce & Bull: here to serve individuals and families sensitively, respectfully and compassionately

There is no doubting that when someone close to you passes away, dealing with everything that follows is arguably the hardest thing that one must do in life.

Front Line News with David Horne SUS-160422-121044001

Normans win with last shot of match (Saxons 0 – Normans 1)

On Sunday 16th October I joined the masses descending upon Battle Abbey for the 950th Anniversary re-enactment.

Life on Tapp

Elderly care is an age-old dilemma

Gandhi once famously said that you can judge a country’s greatness by how it treats its animals, a sentiment that us Brits have long taken to heart.

Rt. Revd. Mark Sowerby, Bishop of Horsham

Hospitality to the stranger

Driving the roads of Sussex at present, I pass lots of new housing, freshly occupied or under construction, some ready and waiting for the first occupants to move in.


Sussex PCC's video log: The alarming scale of elder abuse across Sussex

Two Sussex Elders' Commission members appeared alongside Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne on BBC Radio 4’s You & Yours recently talking about the rise in fraud against older residents.

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Chestnut Tree House

A visit from Chester Bear

Our Eastbourne shop recently held a fun day, with children’s games and a visit from our cuddly Chestnut Tree mascot, Chester Bear.

Blaise Tapp

You've a snowflake’s chance in hell of us keeping quiet over Trump

Am I an honorary snowflake? That is the question I have been asking myself during these first few days of what are bound to become known as the Trump Years.

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Our poppy is not a political symbol: Armistice Day Comment

Wembley tonight will be no place for the neutral.

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Amber Rudd MP

We will remember them

This weekend we will pause to remember those who have given their lives serving our country in the armed forces.

Richmond railway bridge

How Thomas Brassey gave the world the rail thing

Thomas Brassey made East Sussex his home towards the end of an extraordinary career in which he rose to become the greatest builder of railways the world has ever known.

Cite du Vin

A taste of the future at Bordeaux’s Cité du Vin

If you ever needed another excuse to visit the fabulous city of Bordeaux (as if!), then this is it.

Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

Demonstration of unity

The recent meeting in Rome between Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby should have shocked us more than perhaps it did.

Vineyards near Gevrey Chambertin

The golden hills of Burgundy

Last week I was visiting vineyards in Burgundy, where some of the best, and most expensive, wines of the world are made.

New wines of Chile

A new focus on the wines of Chile

If you ever thought that Chilean wine was all about inexpensive, mass produced wines, made from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere, with little character, think again.

We gave one of our first grants to Chichester-based charity PACSO (Parents and Carers Support Organisation) in 2008. The charity offers play opportunities to disabled children and their young carers.

Another successful year for the Community Foundation

We gave over £1.6 million in grants to 332 Sussex charities and community groups who spend their time working to help others in a million different ways.

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Lineker still on target with ‘race tweet’

I have never been much of a fan of Gary Lineker, the perma tanned host of Match of the Day and the nation’s highest paid crisp salesman

Front Line News with David Horne SUS-160422-121044001

The venomous snake that most cars avoid

A large snake is to be found lurking in the gutters of Battle. It is highly visible, having two distinct parallel yellow stripes along its back. Pedestrians need have no fear of this lurking reptile as it skulks between the drains and the litter of most of Battles town centre roads.

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

There’s more to housing than ownership

Housing is not just providing people with safe and comfortable places to live. It is a key indicator of social mobility – the gap between those on the property ladder and those who aren’t. More than this, it is central to people’s aspirations to own a home where they can raise a family.

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Time for MPs to stop talking and start delivering Brexit

Last week I had to return home early from my Council of Europe meetings in Strasbourg to attend the weekly Opposition Day Debate in the House of Commons. The debate was about whether we should have a future debate about leaving Europe. The irony was not lost on me in that I could have stayed in France and done that. This futile episode underlines my frustration with the gamesmanship that is going on in Parliament about our EU withdrawal.

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