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Builder jailed after conning Eastbourne man, 91 out of £13k

A ROGUE builder who conned a 91-year-old man into paying for unnecessary work to his home has been ordered to pay back more than £16,000 or face more jail time. William Henry Jones, previously of Butts Field, Hailsham, was sentenced to 34 months in prison last year after admitting tricking his vict...

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Eastbourne Tennis Week downgrade is ‘another gut wrenching blow to our tourism’

THE decision by The Lawn Tennis Association to downgrade Eastbourne Tennis Week has split opinion. Well, this Eastbourne hotelier has not minced her words. Yvette Cowderoy has called the decision ‘extremely disappointing.’ She posted: “Unfortunately I do not share Caroline Ansell’s positiv...

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Celebrating 200 years, Cadbury delights care home residents with memory bar boxes

To mark Dementia Action Week, staff and residents at Sycamore Grove care home were delighted to be gifted beautiful branded memory boxes filled with retro Cadbury chocolate bars. This inspirational idea came about through Cadbury’s work with Alzheimer’s Research UK, following requests from care ...

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Stone Cross care home managing director celebrates 10 year anniversary

Staff and residents at Barchester’s Sycamore Grove Care Home in Stone Cross are congratulating their wonderful Managing Director, Natasha Lazovic, on her 10 year anniversary with Barchester Healthcare. Natasha had a huge surprise this week when Barchester’s CEO, Dr Pete Calveley, presented her ...

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Plans revealed for new secure dog walking field in South Downs

Agricultural land in Polegate could be turned into a secure dog-walking field if plans are approved.

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Computers for Charities offers space for National Volunteer Week

Since COVID most charities & organisations report a market drop of Volunteers. In fact only this week. Computers for Charities sister charity “Recycling for Charities” after 20 years of operation is taking the steps of closure due to just this.

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Look inside newly refurbished pub in Eastbourne

Take a look inside this Eastbourne pub which has a whole new look.

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The Body Coach Joe Wicks visits Eastbourne on UK schools tour

Children at an Eastbourne school were delighted to be visited by Joe Wicks yesterday (Thursday, May 16) during his tour of schools across the nation.

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In 18 pictures: Queen Camilla meets children at launch of Sussex literary festival

Queen Camilla was in Sussex this week to attend the opening event of the Charleston Festival on Thursday morning.

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Award-winning poet Joelle Taylor offers staged reading for Brighton Festival

Award-winning poet Joelle Taylor is performing a staged reading from her debut novel The Night Alphabet for the Brighton Festival.

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M3: Green light for multi-million-pound scheme to transform journeys at junction 9

The Secretary of State for Transport has today (May 17) approved plans that will transform journeys around junction 9 of the M3.

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In pictures: Queen Camilla visits historic Sussex town this week

Queen Camilla visited a National Trust property and met members of voluntary organisations in the historic town of Rye on Thursday.

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Churchill invites local veterans and over 60s to D-Day 80th Anniversary event in Eastbourne

Churchill Retirement Living is calling for local people, especially armed services veterans and their friends and family, to join in with a special event in the lead-up to the 80th Anniversary of D-Day. The event will take place on Thursday 30th May from 2-4pm at Allingham Lodge on Southfields Road,...

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Eastbourne winners at Shoreham Regatta

The 2024 CARA rowing season kicked off in style on Saturday 11th May in glorious sunshine at Shoreham Regatta. Eastbourne Rowing Club took 23 competitors to the event, many of them competing in their first regatta as the growth of Eastbourne Oldest sports club continues, driven by the demand and su...

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Desbois, Pitblado and Bird – signings that show how fast Eastbourne Borough are evolving

What a difference a year makes… almost twelve months ago to the day, Eastbourne Borough supporters were shaken by the news of the sale of their club. The Simon Leslie era had begun.

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Reaction to Treacle Mine closing – ‘Our favourite local restaurant’ to ‘it’s one of the worst restaurants around’

THERE is mixed reaction to the closure on July 4 of The Treacle Mine at Polegate. Many are sad: Michael Morgan posted: “Shame – nice meal good service, what a shame for Polegate.” Courtney Coleman said: “Such a shame – our favourite local restaurant. Has always been amazing for our childre...

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Eastbourne’s Tennis Week downgrade – ‘What a shame and huge loss to the town’

SO Eastbourne Tennis Week has been downgraded! This is so unfair on our great town – 50 years of wonderful tennis, and the world’s top players coming to town. They won’t be coming any more, sadly… and locals are unhappy – quite right too. Peter Smith posted online: “It has been confirmed...

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ALFRISTON named among the best 30 villages to explore in Britain

ALFRISTON has been named among the best 30 villages to explore in Britain for 2024. Alfriston, Ditchling and Bosham – all in Sussex – were featured alongside 27 others in a list from The Telegraph. Alfriston was praised for its historic charm. Alfriston was described as being full of “histori...

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Grove Road sweet shop for sale – less than a year after it opened

A new sweet cream shop opened on Grove Road last summer, bringing you everything your little sweet eating heart desires, including candy floss. Alas, My Candy Land at 54 Grove Road is now on the market – £14,000 per annum. Now Hunt Commercial Property Ltd are trying to let the property: “The ...

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MARY’S JUDGED THE BEST BY TOP AUTHOR

Best-selling author Tamara McKinley judged Mary Moloney’s work to be the best extract read out by members at the Anderida Writers meeting at the Hydro Hotel on Tuesday.The picture shows Mary (left) receiving a cheque, as a small monetary prize from Tamara, who also critiqued members’ work and co...