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  • Safe At Home With Everycare

    Advertising Feature: One thing we’ve learnt this year is the importance of home, so we sent Ruth Lawrence to meet David Dimelow to learn how Everycare can help individuals remain living in familiar surroundings as they become older and more vulnerable

  • Trade In Your Photography Kit To MPB

    Advertising Feature: MPB in Brighton is the online marketplace of choice when it comes to buying or selling cameras and lenses writes Craig Chapman

  • Hudson's Heritage

    William Henry Hudson may have faded from prominence, but on the centenary of his death, Professor Clive Webb from the University of Sussex reveals Hudson’s life and work still offer value and relevance to the Sussex landscape today

  • Love Your Local Library

    With access to more than you can imagine, you can expect the unexpected from your local library writes Jo Steele from the West Sussex Library Service

  • Fruit Preservation Society - Plums

    Bring a little burst of year-round summer magic to your taste buds with Sara Whatley’s fruit preserving recipe

  • Tipping The Scales Towards Better Health

    Employees and employers across Mid Sussex can benefit from a free Wellbeing MOT, as Adele Trathan discovered when she met Julia Meckael-Jennings from the Mid Sussex Wellbeing Team

  • New Season Update

    As the temperature drops welcome in autumn/winter dressing. Sara Whatley looks at some key trends this season

  • Sweet Dreams

    What’s the connection between how our bedroom looks and how well we sleep? Well, it’s everything! Sara Whatley explores good bedroom hygiene and great sleep

  • If You Ask Me... No Holding Back

    Superior, entitled people never let a lack of knowledge prevent them from holding opinions, writes Flo Whitaker

  • Buddy Up

    My Future Care Buddy Service and Handbook is a lifeline for many preparing for later life. Sara Whatley talked to CEO Zoe Harris about these services

  • The Time Is Now

    We are all aware of the phrase ‘mindful living’, but what exactly is it and how can we achieve it? Sara Whatley investigates

  • A New Do

    Chop chop, it’s time for a summer snip snip! Discover the 2022 hair trends with Sara Whatley

  • Play Days On Tour

    Roll up, roll up, this summer it’s time to enjoy Play Days for little ones and Skate Fests for older ones, all for FREE! Sally Blackmore gave Sara Whatley all the details

  • If You Ask Me... Travel

    Flo Whitaker would make a rubbish travel correspondent. A friend even nicknamed her, ‘The Eternal Flame’, (Never Goes Out)…

  • Inheritance Tax

    Dealing with Inheritance Tax can be a complicated process, but as Lisa de Silva explains, once some of the fundamentals are understood, there may be a clearer route forward into the future

  • Paying For Long-Term Care

    Carewise is a service provided by West Sussex County Council in partnership with Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA), Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove, and West Sussex Partners in Care. Sara Whatley discovered how the service can help guide you to make informed decisions on paying for care by planning ahead

  • Child Of Sussex Awards 2022 – Winners Crowned

    The Child of Sussex Awards winners for 2022 have just been crowned. The annual awards presented by Sussex Living magazine and More Radio, were awarded on 15th July at a glitzy ceremony at the Grand Hotel in Brighton, with headline sponsors ABN Amro and Gold Arts, writes Oliver Dyer

  • Get The Glow

    Do you love the look of beautifully glowing skin in the summer? Of course you do! Sara Whatley looks at safe natural tanning and faking it from a bottle

  • Jump In!

    Make a splash near the water this summer with the latest swimwear trends for the whole family, revealed by Sara Whatley

  • A Celebration Of Life

    Advertising Feature: At Wealden Crematorium the team are passionate about celebrating the life of your loved one in a special and unique way. Lisa Fiddimore tells Sara Whatley how they do it


Lifestyle


Food and Drink

  • Fruit Preservation Society - Blackberries

    Bring a little burst of year-round summer magic to your taste buds with Sara Whatley’s fruit preserving recipe

  • Tea With Christina

    Advertising Feature: There’s something about afternoon tea that defies the ages and passing of time, as Robert Veitch recently found out when he visited Christina’s in Henfield

  • Eton Mess Tray Bake

    The classic twist on the quintessential pavlova gets reimagined once again in this mouth-watering traybake by Adele Trathan. Strawberries are used in this recipe, but you can choose any summer fruits to suit your personal preference

  • American Pancakes

    Forget pricey boxes of batter mix, making your own fluffy stack of mini American pancakes is easier than you think writes Adele Trathan. Top them with one of our top tips and you’ll be the perfect party pancake provider

  • Summer Fruits Pie

    Make the most of summers berries with this delectable recipe by Adele Trathan, perfect with a dollop of fresh cream or ice cream!

  • Cajun Chicken with Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe

    Perfect for a summer lunch, this dish by Adele Trathan is an explosion of fresh and tasty flavours. Spiced, golden pan-fried chicken complements the zingy quinoa tabbouleh which is bejewelled with pomegranate seeds

  • Seventh Heaven At The Eight Bells

    Advertising Feature: Think of all the things that contribute to a traditional British pub, add welcoming landlords, put them amongst picture postcard scenery, and as Helen Stockton discovered, you have the Eight Bells in Hawkhurst

  • Perfect Pulled Pork Recipe

    This delicious recipe is ideal for al fresco summer parties and it’s certain to get the guests chatting; Adele Trathan recommends serving in soft bread rolls, accompanied with barbecue sauce and crunchy coleslaw

  • Discover Delights At The Queens Head

    Advertising Feature: If you’re looking for the quintessential English country pub, with great food and friendly owners, then head for Sedlescombe and The Queens Head, as Helen Stockton discovered on a recent lunchtime visit

  • Coronation Chicken

    Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with this classic recipe that was created for the coronation in 1953. This version by Adele Trathan is based upon the original royal dish, and it might stir up a few memories… for those old enough to remember!

  • Heirloom Tomato Galette

    Galette is the French name for a freeform rustic tart. Adele Trathan suggests an heirloom tomato option, as it makes for a colourful creation with an easy to adapt filling, to suit personal preference by incorporating various seasonal vegetables and different cheeses

  • Fantastically Foxy Food

    Advertising Feature: Tim Earley has been executive chef of The Fox Eating and Drinking House in West Hoathly since 2014 and it’s become his pride and joy in the years since then, as Robert Veitch discovered on a recent visit to remember

  • Tasty Turkish Cuisine

    Advertising Feature: There’s a restaurant in Haywards Heath that’s been creating a buzz during the last couple of years, so we sent Robert Veitch to meet the team, chat to the owners and check out the menu

  • Cheese & Chilli Hot Cross Buns

    Put a little zing in your hot cross buns this Easter with Adele Trathan’s twist on an age-old recipe


Downtime

  • The Positive Power Of Reading

    If you enjoy reading and would like to help combat loneliness in your community, there is a new befriending service in East Sussex which could use your help writes Laura Hughes

  • Bringing Dreams To Life

    In 2008, aged 11 years old, Taylor Mitchell from Crowborough, son of Taylor-Made Dreams CEO Suzi Mitchell, was diagnosed with a terminal condition that changed his and his family’s lives forever, as Adele Trathan discovered

  • Robertsbridge And Bodiam Walk

    We like at least one epic walk each summer so we sent Robert Veitch on a Rother Valley ramble, full of rivers, railways and resplendent scenery. It’s a grand walk that makes for a grand day out, so pack your knapsack, grab a coffee and head for Robertsbridge

  • Starstruck

    If you can remember ‘twinkle twinkle little star’ from childhood, looking up at the sky at night with a sense of awe and wonder then that sense of being starstruck will always be there, as Robert Veitch discovered when his lucky star led him to an expert

  • School's Out

    Put family fun at the top of your August to do list, and take some inspiration from Sara Whatley’s family fun day ideas

  • The Rise Of The Repair Cafe

    Recent years have seen a resurgence to restore and repair rather than replace, Peter d’Aguilar spoke to Bryan McAlley, founder of Chailey Repair Café about this thriving initiative that brings communities together

  • Wild Coasts

    Give your next family trip to the beach a nature-centric twist. Hanna Lindon picks out some of the best nature reserves and wild sites along the Sussex coast

  • Glynde And Firle Walk

    High summer is with us so we sent Robert Veitch to one of the highest points of the county, for a walk with two starting points; one high and one low. His friends Cheryl and Jo provided the company, the wit and the good looks, while all three enjoyed the superb scenery

  • Water, Water Everywhere: With The Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust

    The award-winning charity, The Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust, protect and restore the catchment area along these two great rivers, as Ruth Lawrence discovered recently, in conversation with charity director, Peter King

  • Summer Skin Expertise

    Keeping our skin safe and healthy in the summer sun is a must, as Sara Whatley finds out from a skincare expert

  • Plug In Baby And Exercise

    Are you switched on to exercising in your own way, in your own time and in the environment you choose? The answer is fitness apps and tech. Sara Whatley finds out more

  • Who's Who At The Wedding...

    Keen to know the history of your bridal party, of who does what and how they came to do it? Sara Whatley discovers the evolution of wedding personnel

  • Cooksbridge to Hassocks Walk

    With street parties all the rage this jubilee season, we sent our own magnificent seven out for a walk this month, under the tutelage of resident rambler, Robert Veitch. Have your own street party we suggested, and in their own way they did, and they did it in style

  • A Royal Timeline Part 2: 1988 - 2022

    The Queen has lived through many changes during her seventy- year reign. Robert Veitch looks back through time and reports on some important, some less important, and some more local events that have happened during the Queen’s royal timeline

  • A Royal Timeline Part 1: 1952 to 1987

    The Queen has lived through many changes during her seventy-year reign. Robert Veitch looks back through time and reports on events that have happened during the Queen’s royal timeline, both locally and worldwide.

  • Don't Rain On Our Paper Plates – The Silver Jubilee In Sussex

    With the word jubilee having prominence again this year, Lindsey Tydeman has been delving into the records at The Keep and looking back at 1977, the year of the street party, home-made decorations, planning committees, and communities coming together for the Silver Jubilee

  • Find A Special Something At Teal Home & Gift

    Advertising Feature: Teal Home & Gift in Robertsbridge is far from your average store, it bubbles with bright ideas and the relentless energy of owners, Lizzie and Gillian, as Helen Stockton recently discovered when she paid them a visit

  • St Peter & St James Open Gardens 2022

    Over 50 local gardens in the community are opening their gates to the public in aid of local hospice care in Mid Sussex writes Helen Brown

  • Running Down A Dream

    The idea of distance running can invoke many emotions, both positive and negative, so after looking at the local running schedule for the rest of the year Robert Veitch went in search of an expert to inspire us all

  • Horsted Keynes Walk

    With the arrival of British Summer Time and longer hours of daylight we sent Robert Veitch to pastures new for a walk to remember, encapsulating the rolling landscape and living history surrounding the pretty village of Horsted Keynes


People

  • Dr Shirley Clarke – High Achiever

    Dr Shirley Clarke is an international expert in formative assessment, empowering children to be confident learners who know how to learn. She also happens to be Sara Whatley’s auntie…

  • Getting The Best Result With Tisshaws

    Advertising Feature: As Tisshaws enter their second decade, Lisa de Silva chats to Gilva Tisshaw to discover why this family law firm is held in such high esteem

  • Helen Fields – Page Turner

    Bestselling crime writer and former criminal barrister, Helen Fields talks to Sara Whatley about the psychology of evil, Scottish folklore and life in Arundel

  • En Garde!

    Fifteen-year-old fencing champion from Haywards Heath, Keira Donnelly-Sallows puts down her weapon for a brief chat with Sara Whatley

  • Spotlessly Clean With Sarah Lacey

    Advertising Feature: Offering everything from bespoke cleaning to seamstress services, Lisa de Silva has been to meet Sarah Lacey as she celebrates her 15th anniversary in the family business that’s been running since Victorian times

  • In Tune With Russell Watson

    ‘The People’s Tenor’ and one of the world’s most popular classical singers, Russell Watson needs little introduction. Lisa de Silva was thrilled at the opportunity to sit down with Russell and discover more about his remarkable career

  • Celebrating 10 Years Of Tisshaws

    As the Tisshaws team celebrate their tenth birthday, Lisa de Silva reports on the reasons behind the firm’s success, the foundations of their enviable reputation, and their commitment to the needs of their clients in the future

  • Shine On With Louise Budgen

    Advertising Feature: Give yourself the greatest gift of life fulfilment under the guidance of Louise Budgen, an ICF trained coach who mentors midlife women to feel alive and thrive, as told to Sara Whatley

  • Sound Advice From Sussex Audiology

    Advertising Feature: Most of us take good hearing for granted, but what are the options when the quality of our hearing begins to decline? We sent Robert Veitch to learn more from the experts at the Sussex Audiology Centre in Hove


Homes and Gardens

  • Autumn Splendour

    Summer's on the run – but there's still plenty of colour to be had in the garden. Flo Whitaker chooses six of the best shrubs for autumn

  • Stop Digging The Dirt

    There’s a secret universe right underneath our feet. Welcome to the magical, wonderful world of soil, writes Flo Whitaker

  • Stay Cool

    Al fresco living is what summer is all about, or dining all’aperto (in the open air), as the Italians say. Sara Whatley discovers some al fresco tips and tricks

  • Hypnotic Blooms

    Sultry and captivating; lilies have graced our homes and gardens since ancient times, writes Flo Whitaker

  • Through The Garden Wall

    Are you a wall, fence or hedge kind of person? Sara Whatley looks at different boundary options for our gardens

  • Blooming Times: Shady Characters

    Got a shady garden? Assume you can’t grow anything interesting? Not so, says Flo Whitaker. Many plants prefer life in the shade

  • Thumbs Up For Summer

    Advertising Feature: Keeping a lawn in pristine condition can be a challenge so Ruth Lawrence has been to meet the Henfield and Lewes based branches of GreenThumb to discover how they can help keep your lawn looking perfect all year round, whatever the weather

  • Round And Round The Garden

    For keen gardeners and garden lovers everywhere, open gardens are a welcome event in the summer calendar. Visit one this season and support local charities too, says Sara Whatley

  • Salvias For Summer And Beyond

    If you’re looking for easygoing, heat-tolerant plants with a long-flowering season, (and who isn’t?) you can do no better than salvias, writes Flo Whitaker

  • The Loveliest Of Trees

    Ornamental cherry trees have the curious ability to hide themselves in plain sight. We scarcely notice them for much of the year, but they’re currently putting on some breathtaking displays, observes Flo Whitaker

  • At Home In A White Hut

    Advertising Feature: Ruth Lawrence recently ventured to Cooksbridge to discover how the White Hut Company has garnered a well-earned reputation for creating beautiful, bespoke shepherd’s huts with all the comforts of home


Animals

  • Fly by Night

    Sussex is the only county in which all eighteen UK species of bat have been recorded, so we asked Ruth Lawrence to meet with Tony Hutson of the Sussex Bat Group to discover more about these elusive mammals, why they are important and how they contribute to the wider environment

  • The Birders Of Henfield

    The observation of birds can be a pleasant way to enhance a day out as well as a way to help conservation across the landscape as Ruth Lawrence discovered recently when she went to meet members of the nationally acclaimed Henfield Birdwatch


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