Amnesty strikes a chord with sell-out concert success

The sell-out ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ concert was held at St Anne’s Church in aid of the Lewes Amnesty Group.

Honoured ... Heather Mealing and her daughter Issobella, 'Issy', aged 15

New Year’s Honours recipients across East Sussex

Tireless charity worker Heather Mealing has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the New Year’s Honours List.

Scott towed his food, fuel and equipment on a sled - which weighed more than himself. Photograph: Antarctic Gurkha

COUNTY NEWS: Scott of the Antarctic ... Sussex hero sets South Pole record

An East Sussex man has become the youngest person to reach the South Pole on his own and unsupported.

Remarkable achievement ... Scott Sears achieved his goal on Christmas Day. Photograph: Antarctic Gurkha

Scott of the Antarctic ... Barcombe hero sets South Pole record

An East Sussex man has become the youngest person to reach the South Pole on his own and unsupported.

The wrecked dugout where a fire was started using an accelerant

Appeal after arson attack at football club

An appeal for CCTV has been launched at Seaford Town Football Club after vandals wrecked the dugout.

Avondale Hotel in Seaford comprises a pair of semi-detached properties which have been joined together

Council objects to change of use at hotel

Planning permission is being sought at a hotel for change of use to an 18-bedroom House in Multiple Occupation (HMO).

Hand-made Nordic gnomes ... the Mayor of Hailsham, Cllr Nigel Coltman, and staff at NV Hair Studio

Hairdressers a cut above the rest in shop window display contest

NV Hair Studio has received first prize in the search to find the best Christmas shop window display in Hailsham.

The scene of the accident. Photograph by Eddie Mitchell

Lorry rolls over on busy Crowborough road

London Road in Crowborough was closed in both directions this morning (Friday, December 22) after a lorry rolled over and ended up on its side.

Overcrowded ... inside the Poundstretcher premises in Newhaven

Newhaven retailer fined £200k for health and safety breaches

Poundstretcher has been fined £200,000 after officers from Lewes District Council conducted a health and safety prosecution against the discount retailer’s Newhaven branch.

The height of the blaze. Photograph by Eddie Mitchell

Three children arrested on suspicion of arson after school blaze

The major fire which tore through a former school in Newhaven is being treated as suspicious.

The powerful lights run the risk of dazzling pilots

Gatwick-bound aircraft targeted with laser pen beams

Police are today (Tuesday) investigating five reported incidents overnight of someone shining a laser pen at aircraft coming in to land at Gatwick Airport.

The Christmas Fair weekend is one of the most important events of the year for generating funds for Raystede

Charity shocked after fake £20 notes used at fundraiser

A charity has been left shocked and angry after forged £20 notes were used at its annual Christmas Fair.

The fire pictured earlier today. Photograph by Eddie Mitchell

LATEST: Firefighters remain at scene of derelict school building blaze

Firefighters remain at the scene of a blaze which engulfed a derelict school building in Newhaven this morning (Monday, December 18).

Photo by Eddie Mitchell

BREAKING: Major blaze in the heart of Newhaven

Firefighters are tackling a major blaze in Western Road, Newhaven, this morning (Monday, December 18).

Day to remember: Bluebell Nicholls (left), her sister Matilda and Paula Peters at the stadium after the match

Former Ringmer student’s Twickenham dream capped with a try

It’s every aspiring rugby player’s dream ... to play at Twickenham and score a try.

Psychedelic: Pink Floyd in 1967 with Syd Barrett second from left. Photograph by Andrew Whittuck

Recalling the night when Pink Floyd came to Lewes

The 50th anniversary of an historic music event in Lewes will be celebrated in style next month.

Triumph: Chelsea Renton

Green candidate wins seat on Lewes Town Council

Green Party candidate Chelsea Renton won last week’s Bridge Ward by-election for a place on Lewes Town Council.

The Lower Hoddern Farm site earmarked for development. Image: Google Maps

No decision yet on plans to build up to 450 new homes

A big question mark still hangs over controversial plans to build up to 450 homes in Peacehaven.

Brave: Ylena Green's only option is specialist treatment abroad

Teenager in constant pain needs life-saving operation

The family of a desperately ill teenager are trying to raise £130,000 so she can undergo life-saving surgery which can only be carried out overseas.

Dame Vera Lynn and the choir who brought her a carol concert

Lewes school choir performs at the home of Dame Vera Lynn

A talented school choir from East Sussex have given their most exclusive concert ever to the top female-selling artist of 2017 – centenarian Dame Vera Lynn.

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