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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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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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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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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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Alexia

Alexia Rowley - Parenting the role of a lifetime

Alexia Rowley on why having a child really is for the long term

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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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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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The View from The Chamber with Kate Lovering SUS-171003-110619001

Reporting gender pay gap figures

Under new steps to try and eradicate sexual discrimination and the gender pay gap in the work place all companies with more than 250 employees must now publish their gender pay gaps figures. All private companies exceeding this size will have to disclose full information about their employee pay as it was at the beginning of April 2017.

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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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Opinion: Imminent UK cuts to mothers’ tax credits are an assault on women’s human rights

Opinion: Imminent UK cuts to mothers’ tax credits are an assault on women’s human rights

Angela O’Hagan is a lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University. Here she looks at how a change in tax credits for parents who have more than two children is an attack on women’s rights.

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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

A new relationship with the EU

This week, the Prime Minister triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.

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Louise

Louise Margaret: Perils of 21st parenting

etc’s columnist on why parenthood is all about small victories

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Life on Tapp with Blaise Tapp SUS-160516-112125001

Come on girls, no need to get your knickers in a twist

It is fair to say that, right now, there are plenty of things in the world to get hot under the collar about.

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The Constituency View with Henry Smith MP SUS-170126-103725001

Good news on tackling tax evasion

This month I had the pleasure of officially opening two businesses setting up new premises in Crawley.

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