Tories lose two West Sussex councils as voters buck tradition

In an incredible night for small parties and Independent candidates across the country on May 2, the Conservatives in West Sussex lost control of two out of five councils, with a considerably reduced majority in the remaining three. They also lost control of Rother, in East Sussex, in a third…

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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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On the brink of Brexit… Sussex in dilemma

Out of all the divisiveness and vitriol we have suffered over the past couple of years there is one thing we can surely all agree on, no matter which way we voted. It’s been a total shambles. At the time of writing, Parliament hadn’t voted on Theresa May’s proposal. If…

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Keeping gardens green when the sun doesn’t stop shining

Global warming, we are told, will make weather extremes more commonplace in future. The summer heatwave has been a challenge to all of us, with brown lawns and withered plants spoiling the beauty of our treasured outdoor spaces. We all need to take a hard look at our gardens and…

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