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County news: Little Street to open Sussex centre

A child-size town for children to play at real-life roles from a construction worker to a doctor is set to open in Sussex this month.

Patrick Lemmon has been jailed after a Trading Standards investigation

‘Callous’ rogue trader jailed for tricking elderly man out of £26,000

A rogue trader who charged an elderly man £26,700 for work that was never started has been jailed.

The incident happened at HMP Lewes in 2016

Inmates accused of mutiny at Lewes Prison acquitted

Five prisoners accused of taking part in a riot at Lewes Prison have been told they have no case to answer, according to the Crown Prosection Service (CPS).

Morrisons, Wick, is one of a number of Morrisons to take part. Photo by Derek Martin

Supermarket introduces ‘Quieter Hour’ to help create calmer shopping experience

Morrisons around Sussex have announced plans for a ‘Quieter Hour’ in store every Saturday.

There are loads of activities for families across Sussex this summer

What’s on over the summer holidays in Sussex?

There are activities taking place for the whole family across Sussex during the summer holidays, here is a handy list of what’s on. From archery to counting butterflies, there is something for everyone.

Artist Grant Dejonge

Fire-hit artist’s studio back in action after public rallies to help

When landscape painter Grant Dejonge’s studio went up in smoke so did hundreds of pounds worth of his work.

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.


Personal insolvency rate in Lewes has increased by almost 40 per cent since 2015, figures show

The rate of personal insolvencies in Lewes has increased by almost 40 per cent over the last two years, official data has revealed.

Nathan Dunbar with two scarecrows in Polegate

Polegate boy launches town’s first ever scarecrow festival

A teenager from Polegate is launching a scarecrow festival to raise funds for two local charities.

An artist's impression of the proposed IKEA

Live blog as decision due on Sussex’s first IKEA

Councillors are due to make a decision on controversial plans for Sussex’s first IKEA and a 600-home development.


Urgent review needed into how MOD records ‘increasing’ veteran suicide rate

The ‘British stiff upper lip’ attitude to death and the UK system of recording deaths means there is not enough accurate information about suicides in this country.


Veteran suicides: Why PTSD must not define our brave armed forces

PTSD and suicide must not be allowed to define our brave Armed Forces.


Veteran suicides: The impact PTSD has on British veterans explained

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the most common mental health issue that Combat Stress treats.

Wealden development plan SUS-170903-000308008

Local plan for thousands of homes in Hailsham area set for public consultation

A major planning document setting out the future of development in a large part of East Sussex is to be sent out for public consultation.

Having already saved �129m since 2010, East Sussex County Council may have to find another �45m over the next three years from its budgets

County council services could be reduced to ‘core offer’

A report on the future of county council services in East Sussex has prompted heated debate at County Hall this week.

Health news.

Hundreds of days a month lost to bed blocking at the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

On an average day at the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, 15 beds are occupied by patients who no longer need to stay in hospital, according to figures from NHS England.


Weather warning as thunderstorm predicted to hit Sussex

We have been waiting for it for a while, but now the Met Office says the long overdue thunderstorm will likely hit Sussex later this week.


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.

Greater Brighton Economic Board members at the group's July meeting

Millions spent on new homes, education and business in Brighton area

Millions of pounds of government money is going towards new education, business and digital projects in Greater Brighton, as well as thousands of homes, according to a new report.

University of Sussex

Claims of alleged ‘racism’ at university’s research unit

Three unions raised concerns over alleged racism and equalities in the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU).

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