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In wearing a poppy, we display a public symbol of Remembrance

The period leading up to Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday is always incredibly poignant as the nation comes together in remembrance of our war dead.

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An aerial view of the eastern side of Peacehaven showing the dramatic white chalk cliffs. The town was laid out on a grid system that many visitors feel gives it the ambience of a typical USA suburb.

Peacehaven founder’s clever name game made his fortune

This story’s beginnings are found in the time of the Great War and concerns the early days of a pioneering “garden” town set atop the pristine white cliffs that undulate along the Sussex coast between Newhaven and Rottingdean.

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LETTER: Fireworks fatigue

I hate to be a killjoy but I don’t think I am alone in wishing firework displays were restricted to one night of the year, November 5 or the nearest Saturday.

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LETTER: ‘Thank you and well done!’

As I drove to church in Lewes on Sunday morning I marvelled that all the roads and pavements were immaculately clean and free of litter, so through your paper I think I can speak for many who so appreciated those hard-working souls who rose from their beds in the small hours to turn out and make this happen – thank you and well done!

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Rampion wind farm

Rampion announce a £4 million fund which will include supporting organisations working for benefit of Sussex people

Corporate social responsibility, as it is sometimes now termed, really began when Victorian industrialists started wanting to address the social ills of their age, including the poor living conditions of their workers.

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A painting depicting a dramatic shipwreck incident in front of a Martello Tower in Kent. The scene must be similar to the one at Seaford on the early morning of 7th December 1809 when no less than seven ships came to grief in a storm.

Not even timber enough for a drowned sailor's coffin

Last week I began the story of the maritime calamity that beset seven ships of a 23-strong convoy making its way up the English Channel from Plymouth to the Thames in December 1809.

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Nus Ghani MP for Wealden in the Chamber at the House of Commons

Sometimes in politics it is the policies that happen quietly which can have the biggest impact

In the past week, this has been brought home to me by two important bills which have been supported by the Conservative Government.

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The beach at Seaford with Newhaven breakwater in the distance. Seven ships from a convoy of 23 vessels caught in a storm came to grief on this shore in the dark hours of the morning of 7th December 1809.

Navigation bungle wrecked seven ships in Seaford Bay

The bottom of the English Channel off Sussex is the last resting place of innumerable sunken ships that came to grief over several millennia.

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The Reverend Thomas Robson

31 October is always a significant date in the calendar

Halloween is now the second most significant commercial event in the West, after Christmas.
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Brick Wall, Northiam, East Sussex, is a handsome Jacobean mansion that was home to the Frewen family for 300 years. Thomas Frewen was born there in 1704 and became a pioneer in the medical field of immunology.

Inoculation was key to victory over the scourge of smallpox

Lots of people are right now queuing up to have a vaccination against the flu.

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LETTER: Societies do an excellent job

Year on year, the celebrations in Lewes for Guy Fawkes Night cause no end of disruption.

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LETTER: Samaritans to the rescue

I returned to my car in Sainsbury’s car park on Monday, October 9, to find that it would not start due to a flat battery.

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LETTER: Put an end to parking charges

At the Lewes District Council meeting last week I asked the Leader, Cllr Andy Smith, to back up his claims and that of his administration and abolish the ludicrous continuation of parking charges for Newhaven.

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LETTER: We’re being held hostage

On the question of what clause in any agreement we have with the EU now specifically entitles Brussels to demand a vast sum of hostage money from us, the answer is: no, no clause, just claws.

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LETTER: Work together on the rail link

Following the publication of the article last week about the support of the LibDem group on Lewes District Council for Independent Councillor Simon Barnes’ motion to council asking that we positively continue the long-standing support for the much needed re-opening of the Uckfield to Lewes railway line, and calling on the council to seek opportunities to support initiatives aimed at re-opening the line, I am writing to thank them for enabling Simon to gain a majority vote.

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LETTER: Library cuts must be fought

‘East Sussex Libraries The Way Forward’ ... I think it means the way backward.

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LETTER: Samaritans to the rescue

I returned to my car in Sainsbury’s car park on Monday, October 9, to find that it would not start, due to a flat battery.

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LETTER: Societies do an excellent job

Year on year, the celebrations in Lewes for Guy Fawkes Night cause no end of disruption.

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LETTER: Why should my pets suffer?

If you’ve suffered the childish immature bangs and the unsettling of pets and other animals through ‘Bonfire’ you’ll realise that it’s time to call a halt on these pointless firework displays cornering various parts of Lewes.

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LETTER: Twinning for the right reasons

My old mate, Councillor Tony Rowell, misses the point in criticising Lewes Mayor Michael Chartier’s use of air travel to convey him to a jolly to in the twin town of Waldshut-Tiengen.

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