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We should all be immensely proud of the men and women who work in our prisons

Fortunately, most of us will never see the work that goes on behind the imposing walls of prisons across the country, and it goes unsaid that we should all be immensely proud of the men and women who work there.

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Nus Ghani MP

It has been the privilege of a lifetime to represent the area

Earlier this week the Prime Minister decided to seek a new mandate from the British people, in a general election to be held on June 8th.

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On the left is the Duke of Monmouth mounted on a white steed. He was an illegitimate son of Charles II who made claim to the English throne. His rebellion failed and the Duke was tried for treason and executed. On the right a highwayman is depicted at his business. Robert Congden became such a man after deserting from Monmouths army.

Sussex highwayman’s Dutch connection to rebel Duke

Robert Congden was born into a well-off Midhurst family in 1662.

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Horses in Alfriston. Photograph: Kevin Gordon

BOOK REVIEW: When an Alfriston Horse won the Grand National

Today, the pleasant site of a horse clopping through the High Street of a village attracts attention and people may even stop to take a photograph.

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LETTER: Hoisted by my own ‘per cent’

Following my rant last week [April 7] about English and Maths I fell into my own trap by not scrutinising my letter before publication.

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LETTER: New bus route tricky for users

From Monday, April 24, the 125 Bus Route beween Eastbourne and Lewes is being revised and operated by Seaford and District Buses instead of Compass.

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LETTER: More likely to die in own home

Your story with a photo of young people sitting at the cliff edge at Birling Gap looks justified, but in reality you are totally over-dramatizing the risk.

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LETTER: Please use your vote wisely

Can I humbly suggest how voters might assess candidates for county council elections in Seaford?

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LETTER: Will Middle East pay price?

Superpower sabre rattling Donald Trump once said that it would be a mistake to overthrow Assad in Syria.

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LETTER: What about an NHS appeal?

In this country we achieve amazing financial results from special appeals – for example Children in Need.

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LETTER: I’m delighted with study’s conclusion on BML2

Sussex Express readers will recall that some weeks ago I challenged the contention made by Brian Hart, the long-time advocate of the Brighton Main Line 2 (BML2) scheme that this was wholeheartedly endorsed by MPs along the path and that past opposition from former Transport Minister Norman Baker and other Liberal Democrat politicians was “misguided”.

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LETTER: Important questions

Brian Beck (letters, March 31) asks some important questions about proportional representation (PR), to which there are long and short, complicated and simple answers.

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LETTER: Disingenuous intentions

I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when I read that our MP Maria Caulfield is intending to address the issue of loneliness in older people.

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LETTER: Enormously impressed

I was enormously impressed with the recognition of the recent performance of Heathfield Community College by the National SSAT organisation.

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LETTER: We choose to look outwards

Project Fear is alive and well in the Liberal Democratic Party.

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LETTER: Delighted by commitment

As a Labour candidate in May’s election I’m delighted to see the continued commitment of the current Labour Group to the principles on which we’re standing, as detailed in last week’s Express (31/3/17 page 18).

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LETTER: It’s hardly most Seafordians!

Clearly, Seaford Town Council or Mayor Lindsay Freeman need to re-visit basic maths and English.

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Straw bales in the evening light, an evocative view of the beautiful Sussex countryside taken by Andy Walker of Cuckfield. The image won him the Peoples Choice prize in the South Downs National Park Authoritys photographic competition in 2015.

The miller's amusing tale of Mr Stickels and a jammy rat

I’ve got a book called “The Downland Post”. It’s a compilation of the 1924 contents of a monthly magazine of the same name and as the title implies it sets out to celebrate the glory of Sussex and the South Downs.

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LETTER: This week we saw ‘B-Day’

This week saw B-Day, that’s Brexit Day or Bloody Hell she’s actually done it Day.

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LETTER: How can it be put into practice?

Cllr Susan Murray Green Party wants Proportional Representation (PR) to replace the current method of electing our MPs.

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