Employment figures are soaring in Crawley

Last week I hosted Virgin Atlantic, one of the many world-leading companies based in Crawley, in the House of Commons. The event was to mark their investment in a new fleet of Airbus A350s and I welcomed the chance to learn more about their commitment to greener flying.

Life on Tapp

How can bad drivers exploit a legal loophole to keep on the road?

We are a nation of motorists, a tribe so wedded to the idea of car ownership that we see getting behind the wheel as a human right.
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Volunteers needed to help horse charity

There are many different ways to get involved in the community and for animal lovers, there’s no shortage of opportunities to help our vulnerable four-legged friends. RVA works with a number of local animal charities, which rely on volunteers to operate.

Blaise is concerned that we may lose sight of good old fashioned common sense to mob rule

In the clamour for instant justice we shouldn't give way to mob rule

If I could sum up the 21st Century so far I would describe it as the era during which the world lost respect for almost everything.

etc columnist Louise Margaret

Why the good old-fashioned cluttered look will always prevail

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Katy Bourne

Katy Bourne: Hate crime will not be tolerated

Sussex’s police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne on the rise of hate crimes since the Brexit vote.

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A beginners guide to how Parliament makes law

Last week Parliament was again debating and voting on the legislation which, when passed, will give the Government the powers needed to start the process of leaving the EU.

Small village schools are at risk

Small village schools are at risk of closure because of unfunded costs

On the outskirts of many English towns, adjacent to greenbelt and farmland, you will find small village communities situated around a local school, church and public house (the pub) – and many of these communities have been established for centuries.

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etc columnist - Alexia Rowley

Now love really is in the air

Blaise want to share the pain of getting on the property ladder with his children

By not planning to build we're constructing a crisis for our children

If I had a pound for every time I’ve been told that moving house is the most stressful thing we do, I would have stopped making my own sandwiches years ago.

Work starting on Wetherspoons, Western Road, Bexhill. SUS-160921-123018001

Exciting new businesses coming soon

The new year is now well underway and its already looking like its going to be an exciting year in Bexhill. There are some very exciting new businesses coming to the town.

The Venerable Fiona Windsor, Archdeacon of Horsham

Listening to each other in a society of respect

So here we are, well under way with the new year.

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Volunteer Alison (right) with Clocktower service-users, young people who are either homeless or in supported accommodation in Brighton & Hove.

A helping hand for young homeless people

We were shocked to hear last week that rough-sleeping in Brighton and Hove leapt 84% between 2015 and 2016, making it the local authority with the second highest levels of rough sleeping the country, after Westminster.

ABC at the Department for Transport in December, urging immediate action on Southern Rail  CREDIT: Bradley Rees SUS-170202-141735001

Emily Yates: Passengers lead the call for rail justice

Parliament has failed in holding the Department for Transport to account – Southern Rail passengers have nowhere left to go but court.

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Europe and America do not Trump My Local Concerns

Parliament was this week dominated by the bill to allow Britain to leave the EU and by President Trump’s temporary immigration ban on seven countries across the globe.

Ian Harris, volunteer driver and office manager with Bexhill Community Bus SUS-170130-105059001

Volunteers are our bus-driving force

Rother Voluntary Action

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Busy times at Bexhill Dementia Alliance

The Bexhill Dementia Action Alliance have had a very busy start to 2017. The members have carried out two dementia awareness sessions for all De La Warr Pavilion staff and now nearly all the staff and volunteers are Dementia Friends.

Blaise points out that the fast pace of modern life isn't suited for everyone

Taking time to remember there is real life in the slow lane

‘Life today is just too fast, nobody has time to stop and think' is something most of us will have either recently said, or heard from an older friend or relative.
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Britain is leaving the single market

We are leaving the European Union. Many readers may have thought that this news was established last June. For those less sure, the Prime Minister’s speech this week should leave no one in any doubt that Britain will be leaving not just the EU but the single market and its customs union. In so doing, our country will be free to set its own border controls, laws and new trade deals with the rest of the world.

Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

The potential of life, individually and collectively

Because I’m fairly disorganised, I reckon it’s still not too late to make some new year resolutions.

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