Former Mayoress worked tirelessly for the good of the community

Birthe Rutley, a former Mayoress of Lewes who lived a life of dedicated service in the community, has died at the age of 82.

'Build us a bridge' ... children and parents at the A27 demonstration. Photograph by Roz Bassford

Protesters demand safe crossing between A27 villages

Parents and children staged a protest on Monday (July 16) calling on Highways England to create a safe crossing on the A27 between Glynde and Firle.

Phillip and Patricia Rutty ... they say the aerial disturbance is beginning to affect their health

Couple hit out at ‘nightmare’ caused by noisy aeroplanes

A couple have claimed their lives are being made a misery by noisy aircraft flying directly over their home.

Carpenters Gold is at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead, on Friday, July 20

ENTERTAINMENT LISTINGS: Friday to Thursday, July 19-26

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

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Pub landlady Angelena Churcher with daughters Gracie and Daisy

Pub helps families forced from fire-damaged homes

“You don’t know how amazingly a community can pull together until something terrible happens.” Those were the words of pub landlady Angelena Churcher from The Plough, Upper Dicker.


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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Grovelands School Hailsham SUS-150513-110225001

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.

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