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  • Ten Great Bargains You Can Pick Up For Black Friday

    Looking for some great discounts ahead of Black Friday? Amazon are offering deals on a range of products all week until Monday November 30 - here's our picks for you...

  • Competition: Win Your Car A Good Service!

    It's one of those things that always seems to creep on up car owners, so we're offering the chance for you to win a FREE service, courtesy of The Auto Team Mechanics!

  • Edward Johnston And The Letters Of London

    Edward Johnston was a modest man whose work is seen daily by millions of Londoners, yet few are truly aware of his contribution to society. Ruth Lawrence visited his home village of Ditchling, going ‘underground’ to discover more

  • Be Emotionally Well

    Lisa de Silva concentrates on the definition, importance and benefits of emotional wellbeing, including a precursory self-assessment

  • Winter Skincare For A Beautiful You

    Winter can be hard on skin, with cold winds and the drying effects of central heating leading to a dull and dehydrated complexion. Yet maintaining a healthy glow is possible with a few small changes to your skincare regime writes Lisa de Silva

  • Good Health: A Brief History Of Diabetes

    With approximately 1 in 15 people in the UK living with diabetes, Adele Trathan looks at the history of this complicated condition

  • Dementia: Kind Hearts And The Benefits

    If the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions that followed have taught us anything, it’s the importance of human contact, writes Ken Oxley

  • Help For The Homeless: Giving Back Crawley

    Giving Back Crawley a local charity that helps those without a permanent home, has had to be flexible this year, adapting rapidly to changing times as Helen Stockton explains

  • Ten Items Great For The Home During Lockdown

    With another lockdown currently upon us, it's not particularly nice having to stay at home all the time. But there's no need to live in discomfort, with plenty of options to enhance your home, especially as winter approaches. Here's our picks to get the perfect set-up...

  • McIndoe, Guinea Pigs and Memories

    The name Sir Archibald McIndoe may well be forever associated with East Grinstead and his pioneering surgery, though the number of people that worked with him grows ever smaller. Bob Marchant, the Secretary of the Guinea Pig Club looks back on his time with the trailblazer

  • A Skip In The Right Direction With KSD

    We all have to deal with waste, it’s a fact of life, but what’s the environmentally friendly way to deal with those things that won’t fit in the kerbside bin? Allan Brown at KSD supplied Robert Veitch with the answers and revealed how easy it is to order a skip online (Advertising Feature)

  • Seeking Legal Advice...

    It can be a daunting but sometimes necessary task finding legal advice, Peter d’Aguilar offers some practical ways to help you find the right professional

  • Ten Great Christmas Presents For the Kids This Year

    Can you believe it's nearly Christmas?! And after the year it's been, it seems like we all deserve a treat. Here's our picks for the best gifts on offer for your children this year...

  • Moving On With John Broomfield

    When the family pig farm was no longer viable, John Broomfield got into his van and trusted his instinct to initiate another venture. We packed up Robert Veitch and sent him to meet the family, to find out more about John Broomfield Removals and what they’re up to now. (Advertising Feature)

  • Memories of U-Boats, Convoys and D-Day

    Ever heard the story about the man who was at D-Day, on the Arctic Convoys, Atlantic Convoys, and helped thwart the challenge of the U-Boats? This is it; this is Tony Snelling’s story, as told to a fascinated Robert Veitch

  • Creatures Great And Small In War

    On Remembrance Day we honour the lives lost and human sacrifice of war. Here, Ruth Lawrence discovers how animals also played their part working alongside soldiers and civilians

  • Lewes Priory Chronicles

    The ruined medieval priory tucked away behind Southover High Street was once the economic and religious hub of Lewes. Hanna Prince delves into the area’s hidden history

  • The Beauty of Sussex: The Results of our Photo Competition

    Last month, we ran a competition to find the best scenic shots of Sussex, and received some incredible entries. Here we reveal the top ten images from those that were submitted and announce our winner

  • Environmental Wellbeing: How Caring for our Planet can Help You

    There are some simple things we can do to help our environment and better ourselves in the process

  • That Ol' Black Magic: Why it's the Ideal Colour for Autumn

    A mysterious and seductive colour, Lisa de Silva tells us why black remains one of the most popular choices in the fashion world

Food and Drink

  • A Recipe for a Traditional Christmas Cake

    With much more time spent at home in the lead up to Christmas this year, why not revisit an old festive tradition — and bake a Christmas cake to share with the family on the big day. Nothing beats it!

  • Spiced Christmas Chutney

    We've gotten pretty good at baking and making over the past year, so we're keeping the momentum going with another festive home recipe.

  • Cheese And Wine: A Perfect Match

    This is the ideal time of year to really get stuck into the festive cheese boards, paired with just the right wine of course. Peter d’Aguilar gives us a quick lesson

  • Gluten Free Carrot Cake

    This gluten free carrot cake recipe by Jane Freeman uses honey in both the cake mix and cream cheese topping. Why not choose locally produced honey as it supports the local producers and reduces food miles

  • A Heartwarming Fruited Saffron Lamb Tagine

    This richly spiced and fruited tagine from North Africa is ideal for feeding large families. Dates, prunes and apricots can be used instead of raisins and cranberries, or in combination. Serve with plain boiled rice, or couscous

  • Home Brewed Sloe Gin

    November is just the right time of year to turn freshly picked sloe berries into a delicious batch of Sloe Gin, just in time for those long winter nights, writes Amy Shephard

  • Recipe: Toffee Apples

    No Halloween or Bonfire Night party would be complete without some traditional toffee apples. To create these classic sticky and sweet treats, just follow this simple recipe. If you happen to have ‘little helpers’, be careful of the hot sugar, and don’t forget to have a bowl of soapy water nearby!

  • Recipe: Pumpkin Soup

    What better to eat in October than pumpkin soup? Seasonal and delicious, this bright and cheerful vegetable is at its best from October to December. You can have this soup either as an everyday supper, or to jazz it up for Halloween, it’s fun to serve it out of a pumpkin!

  • Recipe: Crispy Duck Pancakes with Hoisin Sauce

    This warming dish is perfect for autumn nights at home. And it's much easier to make than you might think. Serve with rice and salad, or enjoy on their own

  • Pizza Pinwheels

    Serve up delicious Pizza Pinwheels at home this Firework Night, to remember remember the 5th of November in your own way. We may not be out at our favourite firework displays as usual, but we can certainly put on a spread to enjoy with the family, starting with these delicious bitesize treats. Makes 16 pinwheels Takes 25 mins to cook and prepare

  • Recipe: Bonfire Brookie

    Whether bonfire night goes with a bang as usual, or whether it’s cancelled this year matters less, because 15-year-old Imogen has put a seasonal spin on a recipe to ensure other teenage trainee pâtissier chefs can still celebrate November 5th with some snap, crackle and pop

  • Recipe: Easy Chocolate French Pudding

    Continuing the trend of autumn comfort food, enjoy this heart-warming dessert

  • Recipe: French Style Beef Casserole

    As the darker nights draw in, comfort food is the perfect solution. Here's our recipe for a mouth-watering French style casserole

  • RECIPE: Bacon and Pecan Popcorn

    As autumn draws closer, you might find yourself snuggled up at home with a film more often. And no good movie night can ever be complete without a big bowl of popcorn to tuck in to. Try this mouth-watering recipe for Bacon and Pecan Popcorn, for something a little different.

  • Recipe: Baked Pears with Honey

    Here's a dessert recipe to enjoy; sticky, scrumptious and ever so slightly healthy... perfect for a sunny Autumn day

  • Recipe: Wrapped and Stuffed Tenderloin of Pork

    As the autumn season approaches, enjoy this hearty choice for a family meal

  • Recipe: Chewy Chocolate chip Cookies

    Now the kids are off on the school summer holidays, you might be looking for things to do to keep them entertained. This easy and delicious recipe for Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies is the perfect activity for all ages — and will fill their tummies all afternoon!

  • Summer Treats: Gin and Tonic Sorbet

    The perfect refreshment on a sunny afternoon!

  • RECIPE: Home-baked Croissants

    Nothing beats enjoying home-baked croissants, fresh from the oven! And now you can enjoy a plentiful supply from home, with these kitchen cupboard staples.

  • Recipe: Scallops and Prawns with Cream and Brandy

    Another Mediterranean classic to enjoy with the family


  • Exceat Walk

    Though daylight hours might be shortening and early frosts might be upon us, there’s still time to explore and enjoy the landscape this November, so we sent Robert Veitch to Exceat and the Cuckmere Valley to marvel at the landscape… and get some exercise.

  • Interactive Puzzles

    You can now enjoy a range of interactive puzzles online! Test your brain with fun equalisers, crosswords, crosscodes and sudoku regularly...

  • Rainy Day Fun

    Want to keep the kids entertained whatever the weather? Hanna Prince offers some suggestions with these family-friendly indoor activities

  • If You Ask Me This November...

    Anxious? Unhappy? Got something on your mind? Talk to a dog - it's cheaper than therapy, writes Flo Whitaker

  • Puzzle Page Solutions - November 2020

    Did you have a go at the puzzle page in our November issue of the magazine? Do you want to see how many you got correct, or are you wondering what the pesky answer was that you couldn't quite figure out?

  • Autumn Walking: High Salvington

    This month, Robert Veitch and his three friends; Cheryl, Ruth and Stephen ventured to the beautiful landscape around High Salvington. Their version of the fantastic four went in search of adventure and they recommend you do the same

  • Puzzle Page Solutions - October 2020

    Here are the answers to the Puzzle Page in the October Issue - how well did you do?

  • Book Review: Whatever It Takes, by Adele Parks

    This one starts with a leaving party. Irritatingly perfect Eloise is leaving the bright lights of the London she loves to move to Dartmouth.

  • Halloween Crafting: Spooktacular Ideas for the Family

    From pom pom pumpkins to homemade outfits, here's how to make this Halloween your most creative one yet

  • 10 Spooky Greats To Watch This Halloween

    With current restrictions in place, it may be more difficult to get out trick and treating with the family this year. So make sure you get on the sofa with the blankets ready to hide behind, and check out these classic shows and films as the haunting hour approaches...

  • 10 Feel-Good Films Perfect For The Colder Weather

    Now's the perfect time to wrap yourself up on the sofa, forget about the darker nights and get stuck into these feel-good classics...

  • 10 TV Dramas You Should Be Watching This Autumn

    Whether they're acclaimed classics or brand new arriving this autumn, these are the shows you need to be viewing (and where you can find them) as the darker nights draw in...

  • Autumn Walking: East Hoathly

    As summer slowly comes to an end, our expert hiker headed for the landscape around East Hoathly to enjoy a tree-lined autumnal walk

  • Puzzle Page Solutions - September 2020

    Enjoyed doing the puzzles in our September magazine? Here's the answers - but did you get them all right?

  • 10 Summer Feel-Good Movies To Make You Feel Like You're Abroad

    With the possibility of jetting off for a summer holiday looking uncertain for many people at the moment, we've picked our selection of films that should give you the feel-good holiday vibe at home

  • Book Review: Misfit, by Charli Howard

    This is a painfully honest account of an anorexic, who suffered from depression, OCD, bulimia and anxiety.

  • Summer Walking: Hartfield

    As lockdown measures continue to ease, we headed for a delightful bimble around the gently undulating hinterland of Hartfield

  • Summer Walking: Steyning and Bramber

    We tasked our walking expert to navigate a route through Steyning and Bramber, up to the Downs and alongside the river Adur for a beautiful country trek

  • Let's Get Physical

    Physical wellbeing not only boosts our bodies, but our minds, moods and sleep as well.

  • Make your own face covering

    With the latest updates requesting all customers wear face coverings when entering shops and using transport services, we’ve decided to teach you how to make your own at home.


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