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Liberty Kelly had a glamorous career making costumes on film sets, dressing Daniel Craig and Cate Blanchett. It was a piece of leftover tweed given to her by director Tim Burton that led her to design her first poncho and, eventually, to her eponymous label as she tells Jenny Mark-Bell

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After winning a county hall art competition, Shirley Trevena spent the next 35 years following her artistic muse as she tells Duncan Hall

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Alison MacLeod saw her most recent novel Unexploded longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Now she has brought out a collection of short stories, four of them set in Sussex. She tells Jenny Mark-Bell why every word of a short story has to carry “a pulse of energy”

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Andy Strange took his passion project full-time last November. His company Trimspeed updates classic campervans as well as converting commercial vehicles, as he explained to Jenny Mark-Bell

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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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Elderly people are often unable to have pets, at the very time companionship is most needed. So PAT dog visits can be keenly anticipated and have profound results, as Jenny Mark-Bell discovers on a visit to Heather View Care Home in Crowborough

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Their art is famously controversial and they have a reputation for prickly behaviour. As the Chapman Brothers launch a new exhibition at Cass Scupture Foundation, Caiti Grove finds Jake Chapman predictably unpredictable

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Billingshurst author Juliet West follows her well-received first novel with an epic story of star-crossed lovers - and fascists marching in Sussex. Jenny Mark-Bell finds out more

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Hove’s Maggie Boden is a world authority on artificial intelligence. Alongside numerous other honours, she is one of a handful of women to have been Vice-President of the British Academy. Louise Schweitzer finds a lot of intelligence but no artifice

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Celebrities and other famous figures who went to school in Sussex

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The Sussex Downs have been a rich source of inspiration for the renowned artist and illustrator Carol Lawson. As her latest work goes on display in Rottingdean, she talks to Angela Wintle about the fascination of an ever-changing landscape

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Gin has left the back of the drinks cabinet to become one of the most popular spirits in the country. Sussex has been in the forefront of the revolution, as Duncan Hall finds out

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Michael Foster, former Labour MP for Hastings and Rye, is unique in having also acted as High Sheriff – a ceremonial office appointed by the Sovereign.

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Ceramic artist Kay Aplin has turned her Brighton home into an exhibition space. Duncan Hall is careful not to touch anything

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Children at Peter Gladwin School in Portslade are learning to love reading with the help of Taboo, a Pets as Therapy dog. Jenny Mark-Bell finds out more

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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 landscape and vegetation of North Chailey have both found their way into artist Liza Mackintosh’s paintings. Duncan Hall visits her studio

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Actor Susan Jameson’s writing career focuses on subjects very close to her heart – as Duncan Hall discovers

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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Until he was exposed in a 2014 Telegraph investigation Saltdean’s David Henty had sold more than 1,000 forged art works through internet auction sites. As his reproductions of old masters go on show Duncan Hall glimpses the forger’s world

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