Mum’s warning as girl, 12, survives fall on live railway line

A 12-year-old girl miraculously escaped with her life after falling onto a live rail in Lewes, it has emerged.

Georgia Taylor with Jo Brown, Emily Szukiewicz, mum Sarah and dad Ian

Schoolgirl’s actions to save dad praised by ambulance crew

Georgia Taylor, 11, from Heathfield has been praised by South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) for helping her diabetic dad when his blood sugars crashed.

Something to celebrate ... Head Teacher Abby Kilgarriff with High Cliff Academy pupils

School basks in the glory of ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating

High Cliff Academy has been rated ‘Outstanding’ in all categories in its first ever Ofsted report.

Photograph by Sid Saunders

Seagull-proof rubbish bags foil the flying marauders

The sight of herring gulls and other feathered offenders tearing into bags of domestic rubbish in Lewes will soon be a thing of the past.

The bench is located at St Thomas a Becket Church, Cliffe Corner

Bench unveiled dedicated to the memory of ‘Mr Bonfire’

A bench dedicated to the memory of the late Keith Austin, the man known in Lewes as ‘Mr Bonfire’, has been unveiled.

Photograph by Dan Jessup

Firefighters tackle blaze at holiday caravan park

Firefighters tackled a blaze at The Bluebell Holiday Park, which offers holidays caravans for sale or hire, on Sunday (July 15).

A fire engine attended the scene

Three homes affected by major blaze as investigation begins

Three homes have been affected by the major fire which broke out in Upper Dicker today (Friday, July 13).

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Witness appeal after dog walkers attacked by biker

Police investigating an incident in which a man and a woman were attacked by a motorcyclist on Sunday, July 1, have appealed for anyone who saw what happened or who may have dash-cam footage of the incident to come forward.

Appeal Court hearing: Chiron Hutchinson. Photograph: Kent Police

Sex predator who raped two women has sentence reduced

A ‘dangerous’ sex predator from East Sussex who raped two women has had his sentence slashed by top judges.

Celebrity Piers Morgan in action at Newick Cricket Club on Sunday

Piers Morgan’s cricket all-stars achieve grand outcome

Headway East Sussex, the Newick-based charity that offers rehabilitation and support services for people suffering from brain injuries, has received more than £1,000 from the proceeds of this year’s Piers Morgan annual match against Newick Cricket Club.

Journey's end ... from left, Andy Ball, Nigel Dowsing, Marc Isaacs and James Muil

Paddling the Thames ... from the source to the sea

Intrepid Lewes man Nigel Dowsing, together with three friends, has paddled the whole length of the River Thames for a good cause.

The scene outside the address in Field End on Thursday morning. Photograph by Eddie Mitchell

Maresfield murder suspect due to appear at Lewes Crown Court

The body of a woman discovered at a house in Maresfield has been formally identified as Samantha Toms.


Ten things to see in Sussex, Friday to Thursday, July 6-12

Wondering what do over the next seven days? Here are ten of the best events.

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Council plan to increase special needs school facilities in Hailsham

Plans to increase support for children with special educational needs in Hailsham are out for public consultation.

Floral tributes left at the address. Photograph by Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Suspected murder of woman in East Sussex village

Detectives are investigating after a woman, believed to be in her 40s, was found dead at a house in an East Sussex village.


Soundscapes, sculptures and artworks at Wakehurst

Sussex residents can immerse themselves in the magic of nature this summer with a brand new evening event: The Wonder Project.

A Country Night in Nashville is at The Hawth, Crawley, on July 12

ENTERTAINMENT LISTINGS: Friday to Thursday, July 6-12

Concerts, stage shows, exhibitions and stand-up comedy gigs across Sussex

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Three bands win opening slots for Boundless Summer festival at Borde Hill

A Boundless Summer takes place this weekend and there is still time to grab tickets.

John McCrea and company. Picture by Alistair Muir

Hit musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie comes to Sussex cinemas

The award-winning hit West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be broadcast live to Sussex cinemas on Thursday, July 5 (7.20pm).

Nus Ghani MP: 'Reducing isolation is more important now than ever before'

MP visits care home to support tackling loneliness

Wealden MP Nus Ghani visited Woodlands Care Home in Crowborough to join in with ‘loneliness and isolation day’ activities.

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