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LETTER: Saddened but not shocked

I am one of many Liberal Democrats in Lewes saddened to hear the details given in the Sussex Express of the treatment Maria Caulfield has received since taking office.

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LETTER: Revert to the skirt!

The decision taken by Priory School to force ‘gender neutrality’ on to everyone with its now famous new uniform is offensive to anyone who has, and celebrates, a gender.

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General George Augustus Eliott commanded the British forces on the Rock and in the process won immense fame in England. A tower was erected in his honour at Heathfield Park, East Sussex.

Siege that earned Sussex peer’s towering renown

Everybody knows that Great Britain suffered embarrassing defeat in the American War of Independence fought between the years 1775 and 1783.

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LETTER: Footloose Pele – my gratitude

Please let me thank a small cast of stellar characters who helped me recover Pele, the footloose Jack Russell, over a rollercoaster 12 hours on August 24/25 when he opted to explore Lewes instead of heading home with me or quite close to me.

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The late Duke of Richmond and Gordon and wife the Duchess

An extraordinary and wonderful man

It is with great sorrow that we have heard the news that His Grace the Duke of Richmond and Gordon died on 1st September after a short illness.
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Nus  Ghani MP

It is vitally important that everyone, regardless of background, is able to fulfil their academic potential

At the beginning of a new school year, I am pleased that so many students across Wealden will be returning to school having achieved fantastic results in their GCSE exams.

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A German World War One U-Boat under tow broke loose and drifted ashore at Hastings in April 1919. Large crowds turned out to see the vessel. Poison fumes inside the submarine were blamed for the death of two local men.

Did sunk submarines release Birling Gap’s gas cloud?

I’ve heard an interesting theory about the possible origins of the obnoxious gas cloud that recently rolled in from the sea at Birling Gap.wreck out in the English Channel.

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LETTER: We’re living in a ghost town

Once again plans are in the pipeline for new developments in Newhaven but this would not be agreeable for everyone as it is now a ghost town.

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LETTER: Silent cyclists are a menace

I have been aware for some time that when cyclists use footpaths they can be a hazard for pedestrians.

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LETTER: Wanton and furious riders

Would it be an idea to put up a sign at each end of Cliffe High Street, Lewes, warning pedestrians that some cyclists ride on this walkway, next to the cycle route road?

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LETTER: Share council’s fruit harvest

The following letter has been sent to Robert Cottrill, Chief Executive of Lewes District Council:

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RAF Flying Officer Fred Ruffle DFC. A Navigator flying in Mosquito light bombers, he was killed in an air accident in November 1944. To his right is a Mosquito being prepared for the very last bombing mission of the war in Europe in May 1945. The destination was Kiel, a place that had been a target for Fred Ruffle the previous year.

Mosquito man's courage and skills earned him the DFC

When I first set out to put a book together telling the fascinating story behind the Memorial Chapel in the grounds of Priory School, Lewes, I had little idea of where the project would lead me.
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Miss Ghani visiting an RAF airbase with the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme

The people who give up so much to serve in the Armed Forces are the real source of our strength

The arrival of a new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, into Portsmouth last week was a clear and confident sign that the United Kingdom remains fully committed to maintaining our presence on the world stage.

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Thomas Sackvilles magnificent ceremonial armour is kept as an exhibit in the Wallace Collection in London. The Earls family home is beautiful Buckhurst Place near Withyham, East Sussex.

Sussex nobleman was a poet and top Tudor statesman

On 7th February 1587 a Sussex nobleman was tasked with informing Mary, Queen of Scots, that she had been convicted of treason and was to be put to death the very next morning.

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LETTER: Is it right?

Is it appropriate for MP Maria Caulfield to use her opinion column for an extensive defence of the Government’s austerity policy?

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This Churchill tank got over the Dieppe seawall but not much further. German troops are visible. The twin towers in the background remain to this day

Disaster at Dieppe due to poor planning and enemy readiness

They are few in number now. But Canadian, British and Commonwealth veterans who survived the disastrous raid on Dieppe 75 years ago on 19th August 1942 will be there in person or represented in the Normandy seaport this weekend as they gather to remember fallen comrade
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The Rt Reverend Mark Sowerby, Bishop of Hosham

Contributing to a bigger story

The film ‘Dunkirk’ is presently packing people into our cinemas.
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Reverend Farey says the pace of life is now the fastest it has ever been

We expect answers instantly because instant communication is at nearly everyone's fingertips

The pace of life is now at the fastest it has ever been

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LETTER: Try this walk

Last weekend my partner and I walked from Cockshut Road in Lewes to Iford church via Rise Farm, passing two notices both saying ‘Private - No Footpath’.

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LETTER: Seagulls

May I refer to the recent letter from Mrs Terry of Polegate.

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