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Putting the environment first

Constituents from Forest Row to Hailsham get in touch with me about a wide variety of issues, but the issue I am most contacted about is undoubtedly the environment and animal welfare.

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Ronald Shiner with his Blackboys Inn in the background. He said his nose was the secret of his showbiz success and had it insured for 20,000.

Ronald had a nose for a good Sussex pub when he saw one

The man said to be the visual inspiration for Aloysius “Nosey” Parker, Lady Penelope’s chauffeur in the TV puppet series “Thunderbirds”, was once the landlord of an historic pub in the very attractive East Sussex hamlet of Blackboys.

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LETTER: Thanks for a job well done

In mid-summer, when we received notification that the A22 through Nutley to Horney Common was to be dug up by South East Water to replace and service the mains, we were of course very concerned.

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LETTER: The effect could be devastating

I write to object in the strongest possible terms to the application by a company called Medipower for an environmental permit from Lewes District Council to operate a medical waste incinerator within Newhaven Harbour.

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The Fitzalan family loomed large in English history from 1244 until Tudor times. As Earl of Arundel, one of them fought with King Edward III at the Battle of Crecy in 1346. But the family was not always in royal favour with two Earls being beheaded.

Sussex Fitzalans were proper chips off the old block

Roger de Montgomery commanded the centre of Duke William’s army at Hastings in October 1066 where he fought with great distinction.

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Brighton College in the 19th Century - image courtesy of Brighton College

New £1 million fund will support personal and educational development of children and young people

The BBC’s new documentary A House through Time is a fascinating glimpse into the lives of residents of the same Liverpool house since it was built in 1840.

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LETTER: Road project nobody wants

I am writing on behalf of the 3,268 signatories to the petition to save the western end of Seaford Bay and Tide Mills from inappropriate development.

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LETTER: Change of use without merit

I write in response to your report about the proposed House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) in Seaford (Express, December 29).

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LETTER: Invitation to dice with death

The A27 is evolving into a near motorway.

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LETTER: Would port hotel be viable?

I’m an infrequent user of the Newhaven to Dieppe ferry service, so I was interested to read about plans for a hotel in the Newhaven Port area.

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LETTER: Free expression is ours of right

I am astonished that Green Party leader, cllr Tony Rowell, should be criticising Lewes Town Council for not initially surrendering to violence offered by a left-wing mob seeking to prevent a right-wing speaker, Katie Hopkins, from addressing a public meeting (Letter, December 29).

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LETTER: Rights exercised within the law

Regarding the Katie Hopkins controversy, cllr Tony Rowell states that “the actual issue was about safety” and that should have been the primary reason for banning the Lewes Speakers Festival event.

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Maria Caulfield MP in the House of Commons

A huge honour to take over the Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill

It is a huge honour to have been able to step in to take over the Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill from Esther McVey MP after her well-deserved promotion to Deputy Chief Whip.

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The aftermath of the avalanche in Lewes that struck soon after 10am on 27th December 1836. Eight people died in a seven houses crushed under tons of snow. The death toll would have been much higher had it happened in the night when some 40 persons were resident.

The day Britain’s most deadly avalanche struck Lewes

Bonfire Night apart, Lewes is generally regarded as a pleasant and somewhat sedate market town.

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LETTER: Our heritage is put at risk

Congratulations to Emma Morris, former Director of the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne, on her appointment to lead Hull’s cultural legacy following its highly successful status as UK City of Culture 2017.

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LETTER: Passing the buck on plastic

Plastic packaging of every kind is not only bad for the environment but it is also known to be carcinogenic and detrimental to human health, the well-being of animals in the wild and all creatures in our oceans.

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LETTER: Unseasonable occurrence

With only six days left before Christmas, I was surprised to see a butterfly in my garden.

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