Video: How to make brandy sauce

A Christmas pudding is a staple of any Christmas meal, but with such a rich and boozy pudding you need a great sauce.

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Video: How to make eggnog

For a drink that will help you get in the Christmas spirit, here is a quick and easy homemade recipe for eggnog from Iceland.

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Video: Partygoers warned of the dangers of being drunk near a railway line

Revellers are being advised to take extra care as newly-released data reveals a sharp increase in the number of alcohol-related incidents across the rail network during the festive period.


Video: How to make brandy butter

If you cannot imagine Christmas without a dollop of brandy butter on your mince pies then check out this short and simple homemade recipe from Iceland.

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Test your Christmas trivia knowledge

Test your Christmas trivia knowledge

There’s nothing like a good quiz to get competitive family and friends’ pulses racing over Christmas. So here, just for fun, are 12 festive teasers.

Christmas traditions

Weird and wonderful Christmas traditions across Europe

Christmas is not the same for everyone around the world. With this in mind Inghams has gathered 10 weird and wonderful Christmas traditions across Europe that may surprise you….


Sussex readers send in their 'elfie' pictures

Elves causing mischief around the home has now become an annual tradition for many families and Sussex is no exception.

Everything you need to know about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement

Everything you need to know about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement

Following this morning’s announcement that Prince Harry is to marry actress Meghan Markle, the speculation has resumed over whether he will take on the title of the Duke of Sussex.

Albion celebrate Pascal Gross' goal against Stoke on Monday. Picture by Phil Westlake (PW Sporting Photography)

Manchester United V Brighton & Hove Albion - Live blog

Manchester United host Brighton & Hove Albion today (Saturday, November 25, 2017). Below we are pulling together news stories, fans’ reaction on social media, plus photos from the game and comments from our own reporters Steve Bailey and Ollie Berry.

Make sure you plan your long journeys in advance

Things to consider before planning a long car journey

Research shows just over a quarter of British motorists plan their journey ahead of time; mapping out routes, getting a breakdown kit and checking insurance cover.

The trekkers complete the Cambodia trek in aid of Chestnut Tree House children's hospice

Sussex trekkers complete the Chestnut Tree House charity challenge

More than 40 fundraisers from Sussex have completed a 85km trek in Cambodia to raise money for the children’s hospice, Chestnut Tree House.

Anti-Bullying week runs between November 13-17, 2017

Young people targeted by online bullies on the rise

Children as young as nine have told Childline counsellors they have been targeted by online bullies, with girls and 12-15 year-olds receiving the most counselling sessions about this issue.

Would you volunteer to be a human paintball target?

Would you like to be a human paintball target?

Stag party experts is looking for someone to ‘volunteer’ to be a ‘human paintball target’ to test the accuracy and effect of its paintballs at sites across the South East.

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Recipe: Leek and garlic mushroom pasta

As it is World Pasta Day we thought we would share this recipe for a quick and simple pasta dish that does not use too many ingredients.

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A warning by the British Contact Lens Association

Sight risk warning over Hallowe’en contact lenses

People are being warned not to play ‘Russian roulette’ with their vision by wearing Hallowe’en-themed contact lenses.

One More Minute campiagn by Child Bereavement UK SUS-171020-153937003

TV ad raises awareness about child bereavement

What would you say if you had one more minute? That is the question put to children and parents as part of a new campaign by national charity Child Bereavement UK.

Mary Berry has been confirmed as a judge for the new series

BBC launch hunt for Britain’s Best Cook

The BBC is looking for Britain’s best cooks to roast, boil and bake it off in a new prime-time TV show.


Pictures: Your photos of the strange skies over Sussex

The strange skies over Sussex have lead to many readers sending in their pictures.


Why is the sun and sky such a weird colour?

According to a Met Office tweet Storm Ophelia has drawn Saharan dust to the UK, making the sun appear red.

Property news

Revealed: The top ten most expensive streets to live on in East Sussex

Ever wondered what the most sought after part of the county is? Well, property website Zoopla has now revealed the top ten most expensive addresses in East Sussex.

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