RICHARD ESLING: A look at the changing world of wine

One of the great things about wines and the wine industry is that there are constant changes and innovations which means there are always new things to discover.

Blaise is concerned that we may lose sight of good old fashioned common sense to mob rule

In the clamour for instant justice we shouldn't give way to mob rule

If I could sum up the 21st Century so far I would describe it as the era during which the world lost respect for almost everything.

etc columnist Louise Margaret

Why the good old-fashioned cluttered look will always prevail

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Stuart McGinley with his dog Jake

STUART McGINLEY: Cherish your furry friends

Last week the love of my love celebrated his 42 nd birthday, we’ve been soulmates ever since we met, despite him having bad breath and taking up all the bed.

Katy Bourne

Katy Bourne: Hate crime will not be tolerated

Sussex’s police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne on the rise of hate crimes since the Brexit vote.

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Winter pruning in full swing at Blackdown Ridge Estate

RICHARD ESLING: Work in the vineyards goes on whatever the weather

Mention the word ‘vineyard’ and a vision appears of neatly tended rows of vines, with luscious leaves and large bunches of developing grapes, bathed in sunshine on gently rolling hills.

Mushroom risotto with oven roasted quail

TONY STAPLES: Use a little mushroom magic to beat the vegetable shortage

In the midst of a vegetable shortage, stay calm and carry on cooking with mushrooms. Executive head chef, Tony Staples, of the Arora Hotel in Crawley, has the perfect recipe for a crisis...

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Small village schools are at risk

Small village schools are at risk of closure because of unfunded costs

On the outskirts of many English towns, adjacent to greenbelt and farmland, you will find small village communities situated around a local school, church and public house (the pub) – and many of these communities have been established for centuries.

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etc columnist - Alexia Rowley

Now love really is in the air

Blaise want to share the pain of getting on the property ladder with his children

By not planning to build we're constructing a crisis for our children

If I had a pound for every time I’ve been told that moving house is the most stressful thing we do, I would have stopped making my own sandwiches years ago.

The Venerable Fiona Windsor, Archdeacon of Horsham

Listening to each other in a society of respect

So here we are, well under way with the new year.

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Volunteer Alison (right) with Clocktower service-users, young people who are either homeless or in supported accommodation in Brighton & Hove.

A helping hand for young homeless people

We were shocked to hear last week that rough-sleeping in Brighton and Hove leapt 84% between 2015 and 2016, making it the local authority with the second highest levels of rough sleeping the country, after Westminster.

ABC at the Department for Transport in December, urging immediate action on Southern Rail  CREDIT: Bradley Rees SUS-170202-141735001

Emily Yates: Passengers lead the call for rail justice

Parliament has failed in holding the Department for Transport to account – Southern Rail passengers have nowhere left to go but court.

Suzy Atkins with Frederic de Monner at The France Show

RICHARD ESLING: Rosette is one of the stars at The France Show

Mention the word ‘rosette’ and pictures come to mind of prize bulls, the best pooch at a dog show, or perhaps blue, red or yellow varieties, pinned to the lapels of politicians.

Parmesan tart with a heart crisp

DAVID WOODS: Tasty homemade hearts show your love in spades

Love is in the air at the Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel, based at the airport’s north terminal, as executive head chef, David Woods, gets ready for Valentine’s Day...

Austrian wines from Pfaffl Winery

RICHARD ESLING: Wonderful wines to make you yodel

“As he struts through the door in his rakish lederhosen, all the wenches blush – they’re crazy about him. And who couldn’t be? He is not just the freshest and boldest in all the land, he’s also quite dashing.”

Blaise points out that the fast pace of modern life isn't suited for everyone

Taking time to remember there is real life in the slow lane

‘Life today is just too fast, nobody has time to stop and think' is something most of us will have either recently said, or heard from an older friend or relative.
Sport and Adventure Education with Plumpton College;

PLUMPTON COLLEGE: Navigating my way to success

I have always been sporty, and wanted to continue from school into 6th form for my A levels in chemistry, biology, geology and PE.

Michael Neilson

NEILSON’S COLUMN: Are familiar faces on our TV screens causing confusion?

When working away from home, as actors often do, we have to find suitable (sometimes unsuitable) accommodation for the duration of the job.

Calvados with apple pie

RICHARD ESLING: Keep away the January blues with a little apple brandy

Mid-January and the end of year celebrations already seem like a distant memory.

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