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Fundraising events to remember young father who took his own life

A Hastings woman whose husband took his own life in November 2017 has organised a charity ball to encourage young men living in Bexhill, Hastings and St Leonards to openly discuss deteriorating mental health.

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Open days at sanctuary start Sunday

Animal lovers, bargain hunters or anyone who simply enjoys an afternoon in the country have the opportunity to visit the Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary every Sunday afternoon from April 29 until the end of October, 2-5pm.

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COUNTY NEWS: Raids as police crackdown on drugs in Sussex

Police have made several arrests after drug raids in Sussex this week.

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Bexhill ex-executive to train as Hastings teacher

A former IBM executive is to begin teaching at a Hastings secondary school this year as part of a programme to train older professionals to become teachers.

Two thrill-seekers somersaulting from the top of a helter skelter at the end of a pier (Credit: Sam Shaw/

COUNTY NEWS: ‘Tombstoning’ warning after thrill-seekers jump from pier

A pair of thrill-seekers were captured on camera somersaulting 80ft into the sea from the top of a helter skelter at the end of a Sussex pier.

Pothole concern for businesses

Pothole concerns for rural businesses

A major insurer has joined the pothole debate by urging motorists to take extra care as prolonged harsh weather and limited highway maintenance programmes are taking their toll on countryside routes.


Project sees pupils learning about rail safety and independent travel

School children from Hastings and Rother are among 7,000 youngsters in the south east to benefit from rail safety and information sessions.

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Join the fun at May Day Fair

Bexhill Old Town’s annual May Day Fair takes place at Barrack Hall Park on Bank Holiday Monday (May 7), 11-4pm.

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Trio jailed for 53 years for cash machine thefts

Three men responsible for a series of cash machine gas explosions in several different locations, including Bexhill, have been jailed for a combined total of 53 years.

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TV’s Salvage Hunters is heading to 1066 country

The award-winning Quest TV and Discovery Channel show Salvage Hunters, is heading to Sussex to record a special edition of the programme.

The Burgess Hill Bike Ride takes place on Sunday, June 3

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex bike ride to raise funds for ‘state of the art centre’

A bike ride in Sussex is to raise funds for a ‘state of the art centre’ where disabled young people can enjoy sports, drama and an ‘immersive 4D experience’ which will ‘whisk them virtually around the world’.

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Ramblers campaign leads to new Battle Kissing Gate

Walkers from Battle Health Walks and Battle Ramblers made an inaugural walk through the new Kissing Gate at Mansers Shaw on a warm spring day last Friday.

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Educating girls about ‘unmentionables’

Back in the day the Victorians referred to underwear as ‘unmentionables’, but those days are long gone and the Rotary Club of Senlac’s Yellowmen are not so coy with the title of their latest fundraiser that’s set to help educate young girls in a region of Kenya, namely the Knickers Project.


Sussex runners take part in London Marathon

Runners from all over Sussex completed the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday (April 22), raising money for a number of good causes.

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Charter recognises commitment to councillor training

A commitment to ensuring councillors are equipped to do their best for their local communities has received recognition.

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Tractors take part in run for hospice

St Michael’s Hospice would like to thank Chris Forman and his partner Danielle, for their continued support in raising funds for the Hospice through their incredibly popular Tractor Run.


GALLERY: Marathon runners raise £80k for hospice

Runners raised £80,000 for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice in the Brighton Marathon and BM10k.

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COUNTY NEWS: BBC Question Time coming to Sussex

Topical debate programme Question Time will be returning to Sussex after nearly a year.


Video: RSPCA investigate nearly 4,000 animal cruelty complaints in Sussex last year

The RSPCA investigated 3,811 complaints about animal cruelty in Sussex last year - with ten new animal welfare concerns being looked into by local inspectors every day.

A Thameslink service. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Times for every Southern and Thameslink service to change

The biggest timetable shake-up in UK rail history affecting Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express services will be introduced next month.

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