Police awards for young heroines of serious car crash

The brave and quick-thinking actions of two girls following a car crash have been recognised by Sussex Police.

The man behind the camera ... Jim Franks

Pictures of town never shown to the public before

‘An Evening With Jim Franks’s Camera’ is the title of an illustrated talk to the Friends of Lewes. It’s taking place tomorrow (Thursday, November 23).

Katie Hopkins: Fierce opposition to her forthcoming appearance in Lewes

Call for demonstration at Katie Hopkins talk venue

A demonstration is planned at the Lewes venue hosting a talk by controversial television personality and columnist Katie Hopkins.

Residents have been attacked in their gardens by aggressive seagulls

People who feed seagulls may face fines

Lewes District Council is the latest local authority to clamp down on the problem posed by aggressive seagull behaviour.

The Star Inn was once the haunt of monks, pilgrims ... and smugglers

One of the country’s oldest inns on the market – with a £3m price tag

The historic Star Inn at Alfriston is up for sale ... and the asking price is a cool £3m.

Burwash War Memorial. Image: Google Maps

Special status for war memorial with a proud tradition

Burwash War Memorial, the focus of a proud but sad duty throughout the year in the village, has been Grade II* Listed by Historic England.

The Caburn Field, home of Ringmer FC which was founded in 1905

Football ground earmarked for 40+ new village homes

Land at The Caburn Field, home of Ringmer Football Club, is earmarked for residential development.

The real thing: Members of Zulu Tradition marched alongside Borough Bonfire Society. Photography by Peter Cripps

Bonfire Night ‘blacking up’ row ends in smiles all round

Lewes Borough Bonfire Society agreed to tone down its Zulu costumes amid the controversy caused by ‘blacking up’.

Boarded up ... The Lamb in Fisher Street, Lewes. Photograph by Peter Cripps

Question mark over future of historic pub

The abrupt closure of an historic pub has shocked the people of Lewes.

Grand century ... Irene Haigh had a long love affair with Glyndebourne

From horrors of London Blitz to ‘a little piece of heaven’

Ringmer resident Irene Haigh toasted her 100th birthday yesterday (Thursday) proudly holding her letter from The Queen as she celebrated the milestone with her family.

Bonfire Night in Lewes: 'We are urging people to be alert not alarmed, these officers will be there to keep you safe'

Armed police patrol Lewes Bonfire due to terror threat

Armed police are being drafted in to patrol Lewes bonfire celebrations this year due to the increased national terror threat.

Borough Bonfire Society's Zulu traditions have been defended. Photograph by Peter Cripps

‘Blacking up’ for Bonfire is not racist, say angry readers

There has been a furious local reaction to accusations that ‘blacking up’ on Bonfire Night in Lewes is racist.

Outspoken: Katie Hopkins in an appearance on ITV's Loose Women

Festival boss receives abuse over Katie Hopkins booking

The manager of the Lewes Speakers Festival revealed last week he has been subjected to abuse over the booking of Katie Hopkins at the event.

Can you help Sussex Police?

Tools and fishing tackle stolen in vehicle break-ins

Nearly £3,000 worth of tools and fishing tackle has been stolen in two break-ins to vans in Barcombe and police are warning people in rural communities to be vigilant.

The Zulus of Borough Bonfire Society

COUNTY NEWS: Petition calls for an end to ‘blacking up’ for Bonfire Night

An online petition has condemned white people ‘blacking up’ as Zulu warriors on Bonfire Night in Lewes.

The Zulus of Borough Bonfire Society

Petition calls for end to ‘blacking up’ on Bonfire Night in Lewes

An online petition has condemned white people ‘blacking up’ as Zulu warriors on Bonfire Night in Lewes.

The sailing ketch Nordlys approaches her destination. Photograph by Peter Cripps

Green transport ... wind power brings Portugese olive oil to Sussex

The Port of Newhaven has welcomed an unusual visitor ... a sailing ship with a delivery of 1,000 litres of organic olive oil from Portugal.


PICTURE GALLERY: Hailsham Bonfire Society celebrations

Hailsham Bonfire Society defied Storm Brian to bring the town’s streets alive with fiery spectacle during the annual celebrations on Saturday.

Exciting plans: Roger Beasley at the Magic Circle in Lewes

Is the ‘Magic Circle’ hiding secrets from the past?

An archaeological dig must take place at the so-called ‘Magic Circle’ in Lewes before plans to establish a peace garden there can proceed.

Stay away unless you're from the county town is the official advice

Bonfire celebrations ‘an event for the locals’

Emergency services have appealed for the Lewes Bonfire Night celebrations on November 4 to be considered an event for locals.

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