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RICHARD ESLING: Everything’s coming up rosés

By all accounts, summer’s officially here this week on June 21.

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Lemon and elderflower scones

DAVID WOODS: Summer scones can be made at the last minute

It will soon be National Cream Tea Day (Friday, June 29) and the most important element is the scone. David Woods, executive head chef of the Sofitel London Gatwick, has a refreshing twist on an old favourite.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: The time has come for an evidence-led debate

I was pleased that this week the Home Secretary announced a review into the use of cannabis for medical treatment. I wrote earlier this year about the need for the drug to treat six-year old Alfie Dingley, whose parents I met.

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William Rowsell with a Liberty & Co Arts and Crafts earthenware vase

Toovey’s: the arts and crafts chair inspired by Sussex

Sussex has many links to the arts and crafts movement including the famous Sussex chair.

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Diary of a Sussex ‘newbie’ - The Critters

Diary of a Sussex ‘newbie’ - The Critters

My new friend is the very lovely and oh so greatly appreciated pest control man.

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MPs Jeremy Quin, Nick Herbert, Sir Nicholas Soames, Richard Benyon and Chris Davies at the South of England Show on Friday

NICK HERBERT: Rail services situation is totally unacceptable

This week the House of Commons has been voting on Brexit. I have voted to reject the Lord’s amendments to the Bill. My position remains that the referendum result must be respected.

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Volunteer Awards, Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre, June 6th 2018.??� Pete Edgeler, Used with permission. Some of the outstanding volunteers at The Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre outside the Fairmile Caf�.

Toovey’s: Volunteers celebrated at Amberley Museum

Last week I was invited to present a series of awards to some of the outstanding volunteers at the Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre to coincide with national volunteers’ week.

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Steven Spurrier MW and Eduardo Chadwick

RICHARD ESLING: Fine wine regions of the future

The term ‘fine wine’ is well established, referring to those wines that are a ‘cut above’ the more everyday type and perhaps also carrying a higher price tag.

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Lamb koftas and spicy chicken wings with yogurt dip

TONY STAPLES: A Father’s Day feast or the ideal footie finger food?

With Father’s Day and the World Cup all coming together, this man feast will tick both boxes, says Tony Staples, executive head chef at the Arora Hotel in Crawley.

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Dr Rob Marshall, media adviser to Chichester Diocese and contributor to Radio 4 Thought for the Day

Called to be together

Russia has been embroiled in so much controversy lately it’s hard to believe that stadia across that country will soon be hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Kevin Richmond, CEO, Sussex Community Foundation

Volunteering is about so much more than the fiscal value it represents

According to 2017 Office of National Statistics figures, volunteering contributes an estimated £22.6 billion to the UK economy each year.
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The Arundel Wine Society supper at Nutbourne Vineyard

RICHARD ESLING: English wine-makers must be nutty

England is on the extreme edge of the climatic area of the Northern hemisphere, where wine grapes can be grown successfully.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Interim timetable has created more disruption

This week I wrote to the Transport Secretary about the appalling state of the rail service as a result of the new timetable.

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Inside the winery at Ridgeview Estate

RICHARD ESLING: Wine tourism comes to Sussex

For those of us fortunate enough to live in the beautiful, sunny counties of Sussex, it is impossible not to be impressed by the number of vineyards popping-up at what seems to be ever-increasing speed.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Authority ignoring environmental benefit

I am appalled by the South Downs National Park Authority’s decision to seek a judicial review of Highways England’s selection of a preferred route for the Arundel bypass.

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On Your Marks: Have I got a taste for it? Yes and no

The one question I have been asked more than any other since completing my first ever half marathon is ‘have you got a taste for it now?’.

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Reverend Thomas Robson

A real and loving faith

Last week, Richard Jackson, Bishop of Lewes, embarked on a five day pilgrimage from Iden, East Sussex to Chichester Cathedral.

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Chardonnays from around the Globe SUS-180521-164230001

Reassessing a misunderstood wine

Chardonnay is perhaps one of the most mis-understood of all wines, which is somewhat ironic as it is produced in virtually every wine-making region of the world.

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Nick Herbert and Chichester MP Gillian Keegan with Di Levantine, founder and unpaid CEO of the Snowdrop Trust for 25 years, and volunteers at the charity's annual walk in Arundel Park

NICK HERBERT: Meetings and events across the county

It has been a busy fortnight in and out of Parliament. Last Sunday I joined the annual walk in Arundel Park for the Snowdrop Trust, a wonderful local charity of which I am honoured to be a patron.

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Bishop Mark Sowerby

The fruit of the spirit

The forthcoming Late May Bank Holiday used to be associated with Whitsuntide and we all got 'Whit Monday' off.

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