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Today's front page of the Bexhill and Battle Observer SUS-210325-125424001
Today's front page of the Bexhill and Battle Observer SUS-210325-125424001

This week’s edition marks a full year since the country went into its first national lockdown.

Our special two-page feature in today’s Observer reflects on how Bexhill and Battle has coped amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

We also highlight how the community has come together over the last 12 months.

In other news, more than 60 per cent of adults living in Bexhill and Battle have received at least their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. For the full story and local reaction see today’s Observer.

Power engineers working in Bexhill speak of their surprise in a story in today’s paper on how they found a North American corn snake in their cable store.

And the parents of a Ninfield toddler, who died aged just two after suffering a cardiac arrest, have called for faster diagnosis in treatment.

* Got a story? Ring reporters Richard Gladstone on 07803 505794 or Stephen Wynn-Davies on 07393 754494.

A message from the Editor, Gary Shipton:

In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news, I am asking you to please purchase a copy of our newspapers.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspapers.

Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. But being your eyes and ears comes at a price. So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis.

Stay safe, and best wishes.