This week’s edition of the Bexhill Observer is on sale today (Friday, March 24) and here’s what you can find inside:
The paper leads on the news a convicted killer has had his sentence reduced after claiming the minimum ‘tariff’ was too tough. Gerry Palmer was jailed for life in September 2016 after being found guilty of the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Sidley shop owner Carrie Izzard.
In other news, MP Huw Merriman, who was one of many MPs involved in a five-hour lock-down at the Houses of Parliament during Wednesday’s Westminster terror attack, has paid tribute to the victims, and a much-heralded waste partnership contract, designed to save East Sussex councils £30million over a decade, is set to end nearly four years early.
In some positive news, Luigi Di Paolo, from Di Paolo’s in Marina, has scooped an award in a national competition, and another local entrepreneur, Luca Venditto, has secured a package in excess of £1 million to expand and develop his hospitality businesses in Bexhill. The family at the helm of the Wickham Bistro are also celebrating after they were all awarded prestigious wine qualifications.
Bexhill’s mayor Cllr Simon Elford speaks about completing the Hastings Half Marathon, and there are eight pages dedicated to the race in the centre of the paper, including photographs and a full list of finishers.
Our ‘behind the headlines’ two-page feature this week looks at the vital work of the SERV Sussex ‘blood runners’ - the unsung heroes who deliver blood around hospitals throughout the night.
Nine pages of sport leads on Egerton Park Indoor Bowls Club’s men’s team being crowned Sussex County IBA League champions, while nine pages of entertainments listings takes a look at the top ten things to do this weekend.
On top of that, there are the usual court listings, puzzle pages, essential information and letters pages, plus the chance to win train tickets to London to enjoy a day out at one of the top tourist attractions in the capital.
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