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VIDEO: Send us your Christmas decoration pictures

With just over two weeks until Christmas, most people will have sorted out their festive decorations.

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Can Andy Murray lift another trophy?

Talking Sport: Can anyone snatch BBC SPOTY prize from Murray?

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year show is looming fast and the shortlist for the night’s main prize is as strong as it has ever been. Here, Connor Whelan looks at the top contenders for the crown and declares who he thinks will win.

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Michael Neilson

NEILSON’S COLUMN (December 8, 2016): Keep learning skills, says Hilary O’Neil

For my column this month, I had a chat with hugely talented all-rounder Hilary O’Neil about her career and thoughts on show business, as she prepares to return to Crawley’s Hawth for Peter Pan.

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Rising star Katey brings vivid music to Coolham

Coolham Live Music Club is offering an opportunity to escape the stresses of Christmas shopping by holding a pre-Christmas event on the Sunday afternoon before the big day (December 18).

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Southern strikes are set to go ahead next week

High Court bid to stop Southern train drivers’ strike fails

A High Court bid to stop Southern train drivers from going on strike next week has failed.

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‘It’s a team effort’ - training police dogs in Sussex

There are currently 45 dog handlers with at least one dog working in the police force in Sussex and Surrey.

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The dame is the heart of the show, says Horsham panto performer Martin

He’s just totted them up to check, but yes, that’s right. 2016 will be Martin Ramsdin’s 22nd pantomime season.

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Family robbed at knifepoint in own home

A knifeman forced a couple to kneel before robbing them in their own home.

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Ten-man Horsham YMCA miss out on RUR Cup last-four spot

Horsham YMCA exited the RUR Cup at the quarter-final stage on Tuesday night after they were forced to play for almost an hour with ten men.

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Johnny Cantor: Albion are lucky to have a chairman like Tony Bloom

When I was young I never wanted to be an accountant. I’m not really sure anyone does, to be honest. Mind you, it pays well and there must be a strange sense of satisfaction knowing all the numbers add up.
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The Circle of Wine Writers Christmas Party 2016

RICHARD ESLING: A festive party for the Circle of Wine Writers

The annual Christmas Party is a great opportunity for members of many organisations to get together informally and perhaps mull over the events of the past year.

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Jon McDevitt

East Grinstead songwriter’s Christmas single has a ‘vintage’ feel

East Grinstead’s Jon McDevitt teams up with musicians from Horsham, Crawley and East Grinstead for a Christmas single full of meaning.

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Forbidden Nights

A saucy slice of male variety is coming to East Grinstead

After a successful year on tour, Forbidden Nights, a stunt-orientated all-male variety show, is coming to Chequer Mead, East Grinstead, on December 9.

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Shaun Williamson (Captain Hook). Picture Paul Clapp

Former EastEnder aims to ‘hook’ future audiences with Crawley panto

Shaun Williamson is having a fantastic run on the stage at the moment.

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Suit up look sharp

For those wanting to look dapper, Charlotte Pearson talks to a man in the know.

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Two men caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to railway stations

Railway vandals who caused £72,000 worth of damage sentenced

Two men who caused £72,000 worth of damage to West Sussex railway stations last Christmas, before bragging about it on Instagram, have been handed suspended sentences, a British Transport Police spokesperson has confirmed.

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VIDEO: West Sussex schools create special message for Tim Peake

West Sussex schools have created a unique video message inviting astronaut Tim Peake to make a return visit to his home county.

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Forget dairymaids ... this farmer uses robots to milk his cows

Robots are being used to milk cows on a Pulborough farm - and they’ve led to a top award for farmer Charlie Hughes.

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“A little bubbly ray of sunshine”: Tributes pour in for young showjumper

Tributes have poured in for a young showjumping star who died in a crash on her way to college.

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