West Sussex volunteer praises brave footballer Rio Ferdinand

A bereavement volunteer from West Sussex has praised footballer Rio Ferdinand for opening up about the death of his wife.

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Broadbridge Heath bemoan injury list and absentees after Worthing United defeat

Broadbridge Heath assistant manager Steve Whiting has bemoaned their worst-ever injury and absentee list as they fell to a 2-1 home defeat to Worthing United.

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Furniture from Stringfellow’s legendary nightclub goes on sale in Sussex

Furniture from a nightclub owned by legendary impressario Peter Stringfellow is to be sold in Sussex next week.

UPDATE: Village gridlocked after car flips onto roof in crash

UPDATE: Village gridlocked after car flips onto roof in crash

A village road is currently gridlocked following a three vehicle crash in which one car flipped onto its roof.

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Pets at Home to stop selling rabbits over Easter

Pets at Home is set to stop selling rabbits at all of its stores this Easter, in order to educate and inform children on the importance of responsible pet ownership.

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Long-serving curator ‘will be sorely missed’

Scores of people turned out for Steyning Museum’s annual meeting last week to bid farewell to long-serving curator Chris Tod.

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Two jailed after 2 kilos of cocaine seized at Gatwick railway station

Two men have been jailed after a National Crime Agency surveillance operation led to the seizure of almost two kilos of cocaine at Gatwick airport railway station.

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Events to mark English Tourism Week

English Tourism Week runs all this week so here we round up some of the events taking place.

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Pet store puts a ban on the sale of Easter bunnies

A ban on the sale of Easter bunnies has been put in place by a major chain of pet shops.

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Computer boss ‘tried to meet young girls for sex’

Computer boss ‘tried to meet young girls for sex’

A man who possessed more than 400 indecent images of children and attempted to meet young girls for sex has pleaded guilty to 14 charges, police have said.

Arundel Castle did not make the list. Picture: Kate Shemilt

Celebrating our tourist attractions in Sussex

In a list of the top 241 sites across the country, published by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA), Sussex only had five attractions listed.

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‘Brilliant’ Horsham cap fine week with scalp of leaders Tooting & Mitcham

Horsham refused to let the celebrations stop as they halted league leaders Tooting & Mitcham’s 14-game winning run on Saturday.

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Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year Competition winner at Petworth

Petworth House is playing host to an exhibition of work by Richard Allen, winner of 2016 Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year Competition.

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Rosemary in print with 19th-century family saga

Bognor Regis-based writer Rosemary Noble is the author of Ranter’s Wharf, a family saga spanning three generations.

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Outrage as bedridden woman, 98, is ruled ineligible for care funding

A woman has been left outraged after being told that her 98-year-old bedridden mother, who suffers from dementia and can barely move, does not qualify for healthcare funding.

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Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost.

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Search across Sussex for best use of redundant red telephone box

From coffee shops to book exchanges to food banks to defibrillators, the red K6 public telephone box is increasingly being used for more than just telephone calls.

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Biggest year ever ahead for Brighton Fringe

A record-breaking 970 shows and events, including more than 300 world premieres, 100 international shows and the first-ever Fringe City week days, feature in the Brighton Fringe’s 2017 programme.

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Ferring author delves into Italian history

Ferring author Angela Petch evokes a slice of Italian social history in her new book, Now and Then in Tuscany.

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