PICTURES: Hit the Downs MTB

More than 400 cyclists to the hills for this year’s Hit the Downs MTB.

These 12 new wholetime community firefighters have joined West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

WATCH: New West Sussex firefighters in action

New firefighters’ strong work ethic and sheer determination were highlighted at their passing out parade.

Each walker received a free water bottle and a finishing medal

Walk celebrates 25th anniversary

The sun shone for the 25th anniversary of the Sussex Snowdrop Trust annual walk at Arundel Castle Park.

Princess Alexandra with information support volunteers, from left, Susan McMahon, Mags Fairbrother, Katy Laidlaw, Pat Willder and Richard Pittman

Information team wins top award

Volunteers for Alzheimer’s Society who provide information support in Sussex have won a top award from the charity.


GALLERY: Early photographs on show for the first time

Early photographs that were hidden away in storage for nearly 90 years have been framed and put on display to launch the new season at Marlipins Museum in Shoreham.

The 1066 Harley Owners Group Chapter was pleased to contribute to Heads On and support its fantastic work

Bikers ride out to deliver cheque following year of fundraising

Bikers rode in convoy to take a cheque to Heads On, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s charity.


PICTURES: Young Enterprise joint area finals

Students from Worthing and Chichester have been crowned area champions in this year's Young Enterprise competition.
Marsha Jones, a volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care, hopes her story will encourage others to help the charity. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks180192-1

Essential service for the bereaved needs area leader

People often say to Marsha Jones that her volunteer work supporting bereaved people must be depressing.

Guests, including MP Nick Herbert, front centre, and organiser Andy Batty, rear standing, at Arundel Town Hall enjoying the Feast of St George

St George’s Day lunch helps mark Great War centenary

A patriotic St George’s Day lunch in Arundel helped raise more than £4,000 for Help for Heroes.


GALLERY: Marathon runners raise £80k for hospice

Runners raised £80,000 for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice in the Brighton Marathon and BM10k.

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VIDEO AND PICTURES: Pyjama week at Puddle Ducks

Children learned all about water safety during a pyjama week at Puddle Ducks Hampshire and West Sussex.

Geoff Watts, chairman of Littlehampton Rotary Club's community service committee, left, with Jill Bartlett, Tesco customer assistant, and club president Keith Green. Picture: Scott Ramsey

In-store collection for Wickmas

Littlehampton Rotary Club members have thanked customers for their support during a two-day bucket collection.

The badger cub, named Monty by Coastway Vets in Shoreham

UPDATE: Monty now with friends

The badger cub rescued in Steyning is now in the care of Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue in Surrey.

Monty the badger cub is just a few weeks old. Picture: Claire Bond, Photography by Bond

Care through the night saves rescued badger cub

This tiny badger cub has been rescued after getting lost in Steyning.

Vernon Hewitt, Roger Brown and Alec Harden, left, with some of the donors

Official opening for new play area and orchard

The new combined wild play area and orchard on Steyning Downland Scheme has been officially opened.


VIDEO AND PICTURES: Julia Donaldson meets her fans

Children were delighted to meet one of their favourite authors when she popped into Steyning Bookshop.

Dance instructor Penny Woodman runs a weekly dance class for people with Parkinson's

Dance demo planned as part of Parkinson’s awareness week

People with Parkinson’s will be demonstrating how dance and exercise help them, as part of a national awareness campaign.

Steyning Camera Club's exhibition at the spring show

Camera club exhibition supports spring show

Steyning Camera Club put on an exhibition of prints at the Steyning Centre on Saturday.


GALLERY: Steyning spring show

Flower show stalwart Alasdair MacCulloch amazed visitors with his wonderful blooms at Steyning Horticultural Society's spring show.

Members of the Fleet Air Arm Association, South Downs branch, at the Castle Inn, Bramber. Picture: Steve Robards SR1808080

South Downs branch offers fellowship for retired Fleet Air Arm personnel

Former Fleet Air Arm personnel of all ranks meet together to share memories of the Royal Navy.

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