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Bestselling crime writer Peter James talks us through his gastronomic adventures and keeps us abreast of everything relating to his fictional detective, Roy Grace

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The old traditions of celebrating the fertility of spring are alive and well in Sussex. Hazel Sillver takes a look at the ancient festival of Beltane and the modern-day events that preserve it.

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Brighton-based Sharon Duggal’s debut novel The Handsworth Times tells of the disaffection, violence and unemployment behind the 1981 riots. It is this year’s City Read, and has been called “a book for our times”. Jenny Mark-Bell finds out why

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Sussex charities who need your help

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Do you have a few hours to spare each week? Or perhaps you’re hoping to revitalise your CV for a change in career? There are a number of local 
charities doing great work in our communities who need your help. Jenny Mark-Bell and Duncan Hall take a look at just a few...

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The first reprint in nearly 80 years of The Sussex Alphabet by Eleanor Farjeon has revived interest in a writer who left an indelible mark on the Downs. Sue Scott investigates

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Nutbourne woman Julie Hill was 28 when she was paralysed from the waist down. A year later she was water skiing. Recently she received a British Citizen Award for her 25 years of voluntary work with spinal cord charity Back Up. She tells Jenny Mark-Bell that her work is all about building confidence

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Horsham fine artist Benjamin Smith draws on skills and techniques once abandoned by mainstream art schools. Duncan Hall finds out more

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Brighton children’s author Liz Pichon’s Tom Gates series is a publishing phenomenon – published in 43 languages, it has sold around four million copies worldwide. This year’s World Book Day illustrator tells Jenny Mark-Bell that Tom is set to become a star of the small screen

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Trotton-based singer/songwriter Jennifer Owens tells Duncan Hall how an online dating app led to an amazing first year on the music scene

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Emmett & White antique shop is packed with unusual items the titular owners love, and that principle extends to their Alfriston apartment too

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The winner of the inaugural Sussex Life Landscape Painter of the Year competition was selected from a shortlist of seven. Lewes’ Chalk Gallery in North Street is exhibiting six of the paintings including the winner from Monday 13 March to Sunday 23 April

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The Starr Trust was delighted with the success of its sixth annual Golf Day, held on March 15 at the Surrey Hills Golf Course in Albourne and which raised £3,370 to help young people that live within the BN postcode.

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Every New Year begins with media roll-calls of celebrities who shuffled off their mortal coil during the previous 12 months.

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So-called event cinema has transformed how audiences experience high culture and art. And as Duncan Halls discovers, one of the biggest producers hails from Brighton

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Ad Feature: Leading ladies of Sussex - 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

Sussex women mean business! Here, we turn the spotlight on some of our county’s most successful - and discover what it is that makes them tick

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In the past, Sussex folk used a huge array of curious beliefs and charms to find the right marriage partner. Chris Horlock finds out more

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Brighton & Hove Pride have announced that the Pet Shop Boys are to headline the Pride Summer Of Love Festival in Preston Park on Saturday 5 August 2017

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Sarah Raven is not only an inspirational cook and gardener, she was also once a doctor – knowledge that informs her new healthy eating cookbook. She talks to us from her idyllic farmhouse in the Sussex Weald

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Brighton boy Liam Francis will return to his hometown this March to dance with Rambert on the seminal piece Ghost Dances.

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Ashley Knowles has been bamboozling Guardian cryptic crossword lovers under the pseudonym Boatman since 2008. As his first 50 puzzles are collected in one volume he shares his secrets with Duncan Hall

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