Polegate High Street to close to traffic for two weekends

Polegate High Street will be closing to traffic for two weekends so that work can take place at the town’s level crossing.

Bill Bailey is at the Brighton Centre on Friday, April 20

Ten things to see in Sussex, April 20-26

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

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Police donation boosts Eastbourne hospital radio

Police in Eastbourne have helped their local hospital radio station, Radio DGH, to keep the records spinning with a £500 donation from the Police Property Act Fund.

The Bootleg Beatles are at Pavilion Theatre, Worthing, on Wednesday, April 25

ENTERTAINMENT LISTINGS: Friday to Thursday, April 20-26

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

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Astonishing Georgian pianist Mariam Batsashvili opens new Glynde Place concert series

Now in its fifth year, the 2018 Glynde Place Concert Series offers three exciting recitals by BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists.

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Brighton’s best independent bands head to the Dome for all-day event

The Spectrum All Day Festival is set to celebrate independent music at Brighton Dome this weekend.

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College merger creates new ‘group’ with more than 18,000 students

Sussex Downs College has now officially merged with Sussex Coast College Hastings to form a new ‘college group’ with more than 18,000 students and an annual turnover of £52 million.

'Seamless and thrilling acceleration': Local owner Roger Ross and his Tesla S

No hard sell – inaugural event will be a car show with a difference

The last four years have seen a remarkable surge in demand for electric vehicles in the UK – new registrations of plug-in cars increased from 3,500 in 2013 to more than 137,000 by March 2018.

Picturesque ... a distant view of All Saints Church, Old Heathfield

Sussex town in top five nationally for fastest house price rises

Heathfield has finished in the top five towns nationally where house prices have risen fastest this year.

Bad state: 'Footpath 51' in Lewes

Investigating an upgrade for ‘rough and muddy’ footpath

Lewes Town Council has agreed to help with research into providing a proper surface for a well-used footpath in Malling.

From left, Cllr Susan Murray, Sue Fleming and Juliet Oxborrow of Plastic Free Lewes and Cllr Chelsea Renton

Stepping up the pressure in battle to reduce plastic use

Lewes Town Council has agreed to become a strategic partner to Plastic Free Lewes, the local community group, to help tackle unnecessary plastic consumption across the town, particuarly single-use plastic.

Police say elderly or vulnerable people should always be on their guard

Bank staff save elderly man from being fraud victim

Police are warning residents to be vigilant after an elderly man was nearly conned out of £3,000 in Peacehaven.

HAODS presents Into The Woods at The Capitol, Horsham, from Tuesday to Saturday

ENTERTAINMENT LISTINGS: Friday to Thursday, April 13-19

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

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Sussex Harmony singers strive to keep cheerful church music alive

Lewes-based group of costumed singers and instrumentalists Sussex Harmony is giving a concert in All Saints’ Church, Waldron, near Heathfield, in aid of the organ fund.

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Ten things to see in Sussex, April 13-20

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

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Sussex Police Headquarters in Lewes

Sussex detective sacked for selling sexual services online

A Sussex police officer has been sacked after it was discovered he was prostituting himself online while on long-term sick leave.

Pictured front row, from left: Leader of Lewes District Council, Cllr Andy Smith, Chair of Lewes District Council Cllr Stephen Gauntlett, and Director of Service Delivery Ian Fitzpatrick

Neighbourhood team dedicated to making a difference

A new neighbourhood improvement team jumped into action last week to allow Lewes District Council to forge even closer links with the towns and villages it supports.

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Former Dragon’s Den star finds just his cup of tea ...

Sometimes business owners come up with an idea that just takes the biscuit. And Claire Hearn’s vintage tearoom, Rose and Olive in Uckfield High Street, clearly chimes with local customers who prefer pretty and comforting to stark and modern.

Seahaven safety training. Photograph by Antelope

Sight loss no barrier to rowing from California to Hawaii

A Newhaven-based maritime training academy has trained two former Royal Marines - one a registered blind veteran - as they prepare for an epic row across the Pacific Ocean.

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Hailsham Pavilion agrees new 20-year lease

Hailsham Pavilion Cinema – described as possibly one of the most elaborate small provincial cinemas ever built – has agreed a new 20-year lease with Wealden District Council.

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