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FOOTBALL AND SOCIAL CLUB: Tomorrow, Saturday, the first team travel to Oakwood for a SCFL Div 1 league fixture with a 3pm kick-off time. Meanwhile the second team are at home to Arundel Reserves in a league fixture, also with a 3pm kick-off time at the Caburn. On the social side, Saturday April Fools’ Day is karaoke night in the Caburn Pavilion bar from 7.30pm and Thursday April 6 sees the return of the regular monthly general knowledge quiz also in the Caburn Pavilion bar.

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Willindon, Wannock & Jevington news

Willingdon, Wannock and Jevington

REMINDER: Clocks go forward one hour on March 26.

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Piddinghoe news


TV FOOD PROGRAMMES: Watching these on a regular basis, I do wish that some of the chefs concerned, or their programme producers would listen to them and do a severe pruning. A programme, Royal Recipes, with Michael Buerk about recipes cooked for various members of the Royal Family, past and present, had a chef on called Paul Ainsworth. He obviously only knows one adjective to describe the ingredients and methods. To my amazement he used the word Lovely 18 times. Since then I have made note of all different chef’s usage of lovely. Many overuse the word lovely (lovely potatoes, lovely gravy, lovely custard etc) but Ainsworth has the largest count. On Mary Berry programmes and on The Hairy Bikers, I have only heard the dreaded Lovely used once. Congratulations to them. One chef got so carried away with the word that she referred, not only to her ingredients but also to the ‘lovely spoon’ and the ‘lovely dish’. How absurd can you get?

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Peacehaven news


WRESTLING: This event will take place on the Saturday April 1 at 7.30pm, Community House, Main Hall, Meridian Centre. Buy your tickets from £9 from the Information Office before the event, as all tickets on the door will be available at £12.

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Rodmell & Southease news

Rodmell and Southease

LOVELY WEATHER: What lovely weather we’ve been having. It was so hot one day, that I had to get some of my plants out of the greenhouse to another more sheltered area, else they would have got baked. I also found it too hot and had to vacate to a cooler area, not bad for March.

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Arlington & Berwick news

Arlington & Berwick

MOBILE LIBRARY: Today, Friday, the mobile library will call at Arlington Village Hall between 2.20pm and 2.45pm, and Berwick Village Hall between 2.55pm and 3.10pm.

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Chailey news


MUM AND TODDLER GROUP: At St Peter’s Church on Chailey Green, takes place every Friday from 9.30am. This is free of charge and coffee, tea and biscuits will be available. If you or anyone you know would be interested in coming along please contact the Parish Office on 01825 722286 for more details.

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Alfriston news


A IS FOR ALFRISTON: One of our prettiest villages, so say Sussex Life who journeyed through an A-Z of Sussex finding all the things we love. This landscape around us has always inspired poets, artists and writers, views and industry on the downs may have changed dramatically since Eleanor Farjeon wrote her Sussex Alphabet and All The Way to Alfriston but the beauty, smells and sounds that inspired her can still be found and are as inspiring today as then.

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Seaford news


COMMUNITY CINEMA: Seaford Community Cinema are showing Things to Come cert 12A (Subtitled) tonight, Friday, at The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane, starting 7.30pm. Advance tickets available from Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street or on the door.

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Warbleton & Rushlake Green news

Warbleton & Rushlake Green

WARBLETON BRASS BAND: The Spring Concert is at The Dunn Village Hall on Sunday May 7, and we will be on Eastbourne Bandstand on Sunday May 21.

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Telscombe news


SUMMER FAYRE: This popular event will be taking place in Chatsworth Park, Telscombe Cliffs on Saturday July 8 from 1pm to 4.30pm. We are also looking for volunteer stewards throughout the afternoon, so if you have a spare hour or more, please let us know on 01273 589777, thank you.

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Folkington news


CHURCH NEWS: Sunday is, of course, Mothering Sunday. The service starts at 10.30am and the Reverend Canon Will Pratt is due to officiate. Woodland and garden flowers will be picked and presented in posies to be given to all the mums (grandmas, aunties and others included) in attendance. This is such a lovely, family occasion and all are welcome to join us. There will be refreshments in the church after the service. It also heralds the beginning of British Summertime; another reason for celebration. Hope to see you there.

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Hellingly & Horsebridge news

Hellingly & Horsebridge

MOTHERING SUNDAY SERVICES: 8am Holy Communion, St Peter and St Paul, Hellingly, 10.45am Family Worship. Holy Trinity Church on Coldharbour Road at 9.15am.

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Kingston news


SPRING FORWARD: Please join us at St Pancras Church, Kingston for Spring Forward, a seasonal selection of music ranging from Baroque to traditional, folk and spirituals given by the Ouse Valley Singers tomorrow, Saturday, at 7.30pm. Tickets, at £10 to include wine (under 12s free), available from Brenda Neller, 17 Mushroom Field, Kingston. Telephone 01273 472720.

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Nevill news


NEIGHBOURS: Sadly Margaret Fisk from the cul-de-sac in East Way and a resident of Nevill for very many years, died quite suddenly in hospital. Her funeral is today, Friday. RIP Margaret.

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Falmer news


FALMER LADIES GROUP: Dr David Harper talked about his observations of birds around Falmer over the last 32 years. It was such an interesting talk, his passion and joy of birds overflowed into those listening to him. The very next day I was walking up above Lancing College and the air was just filled with the sound of, what I thought were, skylarks, but couldn’t see any in the sky, I wrote a note to David and queried what they were his reply came back ‘In rough grass the birds could well be Meadow Pipits or Skylarks. Rather early to be nesting yet for pipits, but both do the rising in front of you thing, and pipits look less substantial in the air’ but just hearing his talk and then hearing and seeing these birds the next day I was very excited.

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Plumpton news


JUMBLE SALE: To raise funds for the Honeybees Preschool is at the village hall tomorrow, Saturday. Donations of jumble will be much appreciated; please take jumble to the hall from 9am to midday. The sale starts at 2pm. Do go along as there are sure to be lots of bargains, along with a tombola and refreshments.

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Ditchling news


DITCHLING WI: For our March meeting we welcomed Liz Gibson, a volunteer with the Surrey, Sussex and Kent Air Ambulance. She gave us an illustrated talk on the details of the work of the Ambulance and much about the need for this Ambulance in our area to save lives. They answer two hundred calls a year, for accidents and emergencies and are self-funding, so are always very grateful for people who donate to them, either by fundraising or by donations. In 2013 this was the first to fly by night which has opened up yet another way to get patients to hospital as quickly as possible and save lives. Our next meeting is on Thursday April 6 at 2.15pm. Ray Sparks, History of Magic. Visitors are always welcome. Further information available from Briony Coomber on 01273 845069.

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Hailsham news


CRAFT SALE: Charles Hunt Centre tomorrow, Saturday, from 9.30am to 2.30pm. To book a table £7.50 call 01323 844398.

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Malling news


SOUTH MALLING SCHOOL: Says, ‘Well done to our amazing Year 6 Kit Car team’. Once again South Malling entered the Kit Car races at Plumpton but this year they took two cars. The teams have been preparing for the event all year; making the cars after school, practising driving the cars on the field and then completing the art work for the cars. They have worked exceptionally well together, collaborating and becoming a real team. A huge thanks goes to Mrs Swan for all her time, hard work and enthusiasm. This week we have performances by our Year 3 and 4 classes. Year 3 will be performing their version of the Iron Man by Ted Hughes and Year 4 are doing, The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe. The children have worked very hard learning songs, creating dances and perfecting their play scripts. On Friday the school will be taking part in Comic Relief. The children are invited to wear something red to school for a donation to the charity. Red noses continue to be on sale during this week.

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