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  • Crawley Down Walk

    With November upon us, we asked Robert Veitch to find an interesting walk in a new location and upon mostly solid ground; he set out from Crawley Down with a skip in his stride and returned to the office beaming from ear to ear after a memorable ramble

  • Advertising Feature: Botanicals And Bees

    Advertising Feature: An exciting new exhibition and gallery is opening at the Newart Gallery in Eastbourne this September, celebrating the work of Louisa Crispin

  • High Low Dressing

    As the new season rolls in it’s time to have fun with some mega new looks. Be bold, bright and big, says Sara Whatley

  • Lou's Top Tips For An Eco-Friendly Wedding

    When More Radio breakfast presenter Lou Nash and her husband set out to plan their wedding fifteen months ago, they intended to make it as eco-friendly as possible, and here she shares some of their best ideas

  • Singing For The Brain

    Tim Wilkins, a Service User Involvement Officer for Alzheimer’s Society in West Sussex writes about the benefits of ‘Singing for the Brain’

  • If You Ask Me... Signs

    “I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree,” wrote the late, great Ogden Nash. Flo Whitaker agrees – there are far too many signs in the world, and many of them are utterly ridiculous

  • Conscious Shopping

    Become an ethical and green shopper which is good not just for our planet and fellow human beings but for our hearts and happiness too. Sara Whatley discovers more

  • Wealth Management

    The management of personal wealth is a discipline that involves planning, growing, preserving, and protecting wealth, as well as passing it on to the next generation efficiently, as Peter d’Aguilar explains

  • If You Ask Me... On Holiday

    These are the highlights from Flo Whitaker’s holiday diary, having recently returned from a short break with her friend, a fellow Medieval history geek

  • Balcombe to Haywards Heath Walk

    With the dog days of summer preceding the arrival of autumn, or an Indian summer (who knows!) we asked Robert Veitch to find an interesting route from Balcombe to Haywards Heath. He took his friend Donna along for the gallivant, to brighten his day and count the kissing gates

  • Overhaul Your Make-Up Bag

    Out with the old and in with the new for multifunctional makeup to save you time, space and money. Sara Whatley looks at a few hard working products, some of which you probably already own!

  • Mindfulness – Take A Break

    In today’s frenetic, time-restricted modern world, cultivating a practice of mindfulness in everyday day life can help to minimise needless stress and anxiety, writes Lisa de Silva

  • If You Ask Me... 'Wild' Swimming

    Wild swimming is suddenly all the rage and there are people out there who'll try to convince you to spend a fortune on 'essential kit' – Nonsense! writes Flo Whitaker, but admits it is probably time she bought a new towel...

  • Rock Stars

    Sussex is home to some of the best rockpooling spots in the country. Hanna Prince looks at where and how to enjoy this classic summer holiday pastime

  • The Monday Group And Stile Appreciation

    The Monday Group are rights of way volunteers, founded in 1961 by Harold Rowling MBE of Westmeston. They’ve been creating stylish stiles ever since as Jim Redwood explains

  • Lightening The Load, Spreading The Risk

    Safeguarding against things that might happen in life is an unfortunate necessity most people need to be prepared for, as Peter d’Aguilar explains

  • If You Ask Me This June...

    With our planet rapidly turning into one giant landfill site, the world needs repair shops more than ever, writes Flo Whitaker

  • Book Review: Away with the Penguins by Hazel Prior

    A beautiful story about a feisty 86-year-old, desperate to embark on one final great adventure.

  • TV Drama You'll Want To Watch This Winter

    There's plenty of TV drama to get stuck in to while we're indoors this winter. Here's our list of what's on and when.

  • Book Review: You Should Have Known, By Jean Hanff Korelitz. Now re-made as HBO thriller, The Undoing

    Over Christmas, due to the lack of a Sky subscription and the need to find out what was getting everyone so worked up in the office, I devoured the book behind HBO's latest television thriller, The Undoing.

  • 10 Fun Christmas Films to Get You in the Festive Mood

    Looking forward to Xmas? Get the fire going, pour yourself a glass of egg nog and curl up with these festive favourites...

  • Interactive Puzzles

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • BOOK REVIEW: The Cows, by Dawn O’Porter

    Although this book is ostensibly light reading about three women in their thirties, it’s really about the power of social media and the devastating effect one brief clip on YouTube can have on someone’s life.