PAWS for a moment with Stacey and Sheila

One of the most remarkable animal shelters that this magazine has ever had the joy to visit is a thriving menagerie tucked away on The Oval in Findon village. Life-long friends Stacey McSpirit, 80, and Sheila Steere, 82, live across the road from each other. Sadly, 17 years ago their…

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It’s not just at Christmas that animals need homes

Animal shelters across the UK see a huge rise in the number of animals they have coming in during the months following the holiday season. As puppies and kittens lose the adorable baby-ness they had on Christmas morning, some people find themselves less invested emotionally.  The old phrase that a pet…

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Sussex schools wage war on distant drug dealers targeting teenagers

The heads of 11 Sussex secondary schools have joined forces against ‘County Lines’ drug pushers in the county, who the police say are targeting secondary school children to deal illegal drugs for them. In a collective letter sent just before the six-week summer vacation to the parents of pupils at…

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Sussex cricketer Jofra Archer in meteoric rise as England bowler

As Caring4Sussex went to press, the cricket fans in the editorial office were still reeling from an outstanding third Ashes test victory by England – snatched from the jaws of what seemed like certain defeat by Ben Stokes’s heroics and stalwart tail-ender Jack Leach. It had seemed impossible, thanks to…

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D-Day landings launched from our beaches 75 years ago

Seventy-five years ago, the pebble beaches of West Sussex crunched not under the feet of welly-booted dog walkers and flip-flopping sunseekers as they do today, but by thousands of pairs of soldiers’ boots, tank tyres and landing craft. Close your eyes for a moment and imagine the scene as you…

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Our Queen – in Bognor

1929: It’s difficult to imagine our current Queen Elizabeth once being a child herself, but here she is, at the age of two, making sandcastles in the garden of Craigwell House, Aldwick, Bognor Regis – just like any other child. She was there visiting King George V, her grandfather, who…

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WELCOME Baby Sussex

There was speculation for days before he finally made it into the world, with local radio presenters becoming almost inaudible with the height of their pitch as the rumours circled. Everyone wanted to be on duty when the announcement came, which it did on May 6th, a few hours after…

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With Spring arrives the light-winged Dryad of the trees

As we welcome Spring, with some areas in February blessed with the hottest temperatures on record for this month, the sudden omnipresent sound of birdsong is surely something few of us have been able to ignore. And in the wilds of Knepp Castle Estate, near Horsham, a remarkable recovery has…

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