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LETTER: Thank you

Please may I, through your paper, thank the very kind lady who handed in my wallet that contained cards and cash that I left in Tesco, Bell Lane, on July 6.

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LETTER: Newhaven could be transformed

We have just come back from a holiday in France where our French friends took us to Port Grimaud near the Côte d’Azur in the south of France.

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LETTER: You’ll be missed

It is with great sadness that I heard last week of the passing of Peter Bailey, MBE, at the grand old age of 100.

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School closure

Dear Maria Caulfield MP,

CC Sussex Express

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LETTER: Rail changes

During the first stage of consultation on GTR’s 2018 rail timetable proposals, Seaford residents were given two choices:

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LETTER: Is this really progress?

Am I missing something?

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LETTER: What a treat!

I was invited to attend the Seaford Motorfest on Sunday June 25 at Martello Field.

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LETTER: Sterling work in Seaford

In the feature on the Veterans and Armed Forces Day (June 30), I omitted to include mention of the sterling work on that damp and windy day by members of the Seaford Bonfire Society.

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LETTER: Not just listening

In your report [Sussex Express, June 30] of the closure of Rodmell School, you refer to the consultation exercise undertaken by East Sussex County Council.

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Nus Ghani MP

We still have a long way to go to reduce number of smoking related deaths

Last week in the chamber I was pleased that I had the opportunity to ask Steve Brine MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, about the new Tobacco Control Plan and how it will be implemented in rural communities.

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On the right is the Anglo Saxon historian monk, Bede. Next to him is Lewes-educated diarist John Evelyn. Both men wrote of plagues that ravaged England at different times.

Bede and diarist John Evelyn chronicled plague horror

The Anglo-Saxon monk known as the Venerable Bede lived from 673 to 735 and is considered to be “The Father of English History”.

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LETTER: Reunion lunch

The Past and Present Association has arranged a Reunion Lunch on Saturday, July 15.

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Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

Accountability on earth is vital and must be effective

On Saturday 1 July in Chichester Cathedral, 12 men and women became clergy in the Church of England.

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La Nympha Americano shipwrecked off Birling Gap in November 1747. Looters can be seen busily at work. English privateers had seized the vessel from the Spanish and it was being taken to London but ran into a terrible storm en route.

Tale of a Sussex shipwreck and Parson Darby’s Hole

The sea has always provided succour for Sussex, especially to those inhabitants living close to the coast.

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LETTER: Take your dog poo home

I have just had to retrieve a bag of dog poo from the bottom of my wheelie-bin!

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LETTER: It really is a two-horse race now

I have always been against ‘tactical’ voting – I always thought you should vote for what you believe in rather than just what you are against but G Green (letters, June 16) may be right.

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LETTER: Move to the socialist republic of Brighton and Hove

Some of the letters in last week’s Sussex Express [June 16] were just sour grapes and out of order.

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LETTER: Plan would do serious damage to ‘money tree’

Jeremy Corbyn has been very successful in mobilising young people’s votes.

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LETTER: I am grateful to have five more years as your MP

I want to thank everyone who voted for me during the recent General Election.

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British soldiers at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment fought there and would have fired their muskets with gunpowder made in their home county.

The grim cost of gunpowder manufacture in Sussex

In 1722 the creator of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe, wrote of the East Sussex town of Battle: “It is remarkable for little but making the finest gunpowder – perhaps the best in Europe.”
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