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  • A recipe for creamy leek and mushroom pasta

    Sometimes you want comfort food, that you can eat on the sofa with just a fork. This pasta dish by Mary Goodsell is really easy to throw together, and it’s a seasonal sensation as UK grown leeks are readily available at the moment

  • An immune boosting recipe for homemade ginger shots

    Boost your immunity, digestion and get a good dose of antioxidants first thing in the morning with super easy homemade ginger shots by Mary Goodsell. These little shots of goodness can cost a fortune in the supermarkets, but they are really cheap and easy to make at home.

  • Eight great dinner party ideas

    Looking for a little inspiration to spice up your next dinner party? Here's eight of our favourite ways to entertain at home!

  • Blooming Times: The Scent of Summer

    Some plants pootle along at a snail’s pace, while others grow at dizzying speed. Sweet peas belong in the second category. These fast, fuel-guzzlers are the Formula One of the gardening world, writes Flo Whitaker.

  • Keeping safe online – finance series

    We are all now spending more and more time online. We think nothing of banking, shopping, investing, and communicating with our family and friends in the digital world. But how secure are we? Lisa de Silva investigates.

  • Should you adopt a pet in 2023?

    Adopting a dog, cat or small furry can bring huge amounts of joy into your life, your family’s life, and the life of your new pet, says Sara Whatley

  • How Sussex small businesses can keep growing in the New Year

    A new year means many different things for small businesses. The Surrey Kent Sussex SME Growth 100 listing, for one, celebrates and commends the business growth and performance that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have shown in the past year. These outstanding SMEs span various sectors, from travel and hotels to food and dining, and have succeeded in boosting sales and setting expansion plans into motion

  • A recipe for chicken ramen soup

    Mary Goodsell loves this comforting, hug-in-a-bowl chicken ramen soup and its immune boosting properties will be just what you need to fight off colds and flu this winter

  • Is open-plan living really the best way? Our Editor explores the pros and cons

    Open plan design in our living spaces has long been heralded as the solution to family harmony, but as heating costs rise and families grow and change, Adele Trathan questions whether wall-less really is best

  • Stress, and how to manage it well this year

    How are you feeling? Stressed? You are not alone. A 2018 study by YouGov found that 74% of adults reported feeling stressed in the past year leaving them overwhelmed and unable to cope. 

  • New Year Wellbeing: Time to shift bad habits

    Step boldly into 2023 embracing all aspects of fitness and health from the online to the in person. Sara Whatley discusses what’s trending this year

  • Easy Chocolate Truffles

    These chocolate truffles are incredibly straight forward to make, and are an impressive dinner party addition, or purse friendly festive gift. Mary Goodsell believes this recipe is ideal for providing a perfect homemade Christmas gift

  • Let's Visit: Forest Row and East Grinstead

    Nestled in green and lovely countryside you will find the bustling village of Forest Row and larger town of East Grinstead, both an absolute delight says Sara Whatley

  • Cake And Eat It...!

    Classic Vs modern, what sort of wedding cake will you chose? Sara Whatley looks at some options to tempt your tastebuds

  • Weddings Of Yore

    Want to delve a little deeper into wedding history? Sara Whatley takes a look at the meaning behind some of the wedding traditions we still use today

  • Gut Feeling

    Good gut health can make or break a person and is well worth investing in. Sara Whatley finds out more about this amazing and complex bodily system

  • Location: Lewes

    The county town of East Sussex is quirky, fiercely independent, steeped in history and a whole lot of fun to visit writes Sara Whatley

  • Bus It..!

    If you are of state pension age you can travel off-peak on local buses anywhere in England, as far and as often as you like, writes Faye Rogers from West Sussex County Council

  • 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

  • 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

  • What The Average UK House Price Could Get You In Sussex (And Beyond)

    In the UK right now the average house price is estimated at just over £245,000 (as of February 2021). But that figure obviously varies from region to region. So if you're a first-time buyer or looking to move to pastures new, which areas should you be looking at to get the best value for your money?

  • Five Great Presents for Him this Christmas (and Five for Her)

    Looking for something special for your other half this Christmas? Check out our picks for the festive season, as well as a few for yourself...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Eat Local This Christmas

    Our assistant editor Jamie offers his thoughts on the need to support local eateries in the lead-up to the festive season

  • Competition: Win FREE Tickets to The Garden Show at Firle Place

    Enjoy a fantastic day out for you and your family, full of gorgeous garden and style ideas, art and design, all set in the beautiful location of Firle Place. Why not nominate yourself for this great prize - and feel free to share with your friends as we have three sets of tickets to win!

  • Wedding Trends: Suggestions to Make your Day Unique

    As well as being incredibly exciting, planning a wedding is a time to express yourself as a couple. We've compiled some on-trend ideas and suggestions to help make your day unique, special to you, and memorable for all your guests!

  • The Importance of Good Neighbours in Sussex

    We look at an important community service in Sussex which helps people who are feeling isolated or lonely

  • How Will Your Care Fees Be Paid? Getting You the Right Support

    Looking for a care package that’s right for you? Make sure you’ve considered all of your options – there’s plenty of support out there, writes Jane Finnerty the joint chairman of SOLLA

  • The Families Left Behind: Missing People in Sussex

    In this special feature, we look at the emotional challenges facing investigating police officers and the families of missing people in Sussex

  • Social Wellbeing: Developing and Strengthening our Friendships

    Our advice on social wellbeing at a time when friendships and family are more important than ever

  • Competition: Nominate a friend to win a massage treatment with Profiles

    Do you have a friend or family member who deserves a treat? Someone who went the extra mile to help others during these strange times? You can nominate them to win this special prize!

  • Falling for Autumnal Hues and Style

    We give our top tips on the colours to wear for the season ahead

  • Splashdown From Lockdown: The Drinking Culture in Sussex

    Our assistant editor Jamie looks back at the changes and challenges over recent months for those who like an occasional tipple

  • Lockdown Diaries in Sussex

    With COVID-19 likely to become one of the biggest events of the 21st century, we talked to local archivists who’ve been documenting what’s happening in our county, so it can be remembered for generations to come

  • Dame Vera Lynn: A 20th Century Icon

    We spoke to Dame Vera Lynn’s daughter, Virginia Lewis-Jones, about her remarkable mother who gave so much to the people of this country