South Downs rave, dog attacks and Hickstead Showground theft – this is what’s inside this week’s West Sussex Gazette

A major police operation to shut down an illegal music event, dog attacks on sheep and the potential for the South Downs to become a hub for UK winemaking are among the stories in this week’s West Sussex Gazette.

The scene of the unlicensed music event. Picture by Eddie Mitchell
The scene of the unlicensed music event. Picture by Eddie Mitchell

Your Gazette – out today (Wednesday, June 30), includes 24 pages of news and sport.

This week’s headlines include:

- South Downs ripe to become UK centre for winemaking

This week's Gazette front page

- Major police response as force shuts down unlicensed countryside rave

- Rural crime round-up: Dog attacks on farm lead to death of 11 sheep and £20,000 worth of saddles stolen from Hickstead Showground

- Historic windmill reopens as it marks 200 years

- Feature: foraging on the Cowdray Estate

- Fishing family scoop top award

As well as more news and sport, the Gazette is home to a wide selection of columnists.

The Sussex Wildlife Trust provides expert insight into the county’s flora and fauna, answering your questions; get tips on the best wines from experienced wine consultant, agent, writer and educator Richard Esling; Tillington farmer Gwyn Jones guides you through the world of farming, including the latest issues affecting those providing food for our tables; and more.

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