Stellar casting in Ruth Rendall’s classic thriller

Andrew Lancel leads a incredible cast in Ruth Rendell classic A Judgement in Stone at the Devonshire Park Theatre Eastbourne next week, from Monday February 27 – Saturday March 4.

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Police seek to identify man after Eastbourne rape report

Do you know this man? Detectives are looking to identify him following the reported rape of another man in Eastbourne on the evening of Wednesday, February 15.

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Pink Mist at Devonshire Park Theatre

Moving and hard-hitting Pink Mist

The extraordinary and hugely acclaimed Afghan War play about the psychological and physical aftershocks of armed conflict, Pink Mist comes to the Devonshire Park Theatre from March 7-11.

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Police hunting drivers of ‘suspicious’ van spotted throughout East Sussex

Sussex Police are hunting a van with the number plate BK52P2V.

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Disabled Hailsham child ‘kicked off’ Southern train

A Hailsham father has spoken of his anger after his disabled son missed a hospital appointment after being ‘kicked off’ a Southern train.

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Polegate taxi driver loses licence over nuisance calls

A Polegate taxi driver who had his licence revoked after making nuisance phone calls has lost a legal challenge against Wealden District Council.

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Eastbourne police officers injured in violent struggle

Two police officers were injured in a violent struggle to detain a suspected shoplifter at a Tesco store in Eastbourne.

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Call for employers to do the right thing for left-handers

Left-handers are the minority group when it comes to handedness, with about eight per cent of humans being lefties.

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Strong winds forecast as Sussex is set to catch the edge of Storm Doris

Sussex may be set to miss the brunt of Storm Doris, which is forecast to batter a large part of the UK on Thursday (February 23), but winds could still hit 50-60mph.

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Eastbourne MP backing mother of disabled boy denied transport

Caroline Ansell MP has spoken out against a recent decision by East Sussex County Council not to fund transport for a disabled boy’s journey to college.

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Primark pulls The Walking Dead T-shirt after racism complaint

Primark has removed a t-shirt promoting hit US TV show The Walking Dead from its stores after it was branded ‘fantastically offensive’ and ‘racist’ by an angry shopper.

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Eastbourne MP’s chief of staff steps down

Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell’s chief of staff has announced he is stepping down from his role.

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Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly-infectious vomiting bug has been found in a number of schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.


Missing Eastbourne man found safe

A missing Alzheimer’s sufferer from Eastbourne has been found safe, police say.

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Treat at salon for mother

A kindhearted hairdresser has given a fundraiser a free make-over.

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Delight as historic Pevensey church secures Heritage Lottery funding

St Nicolas Church in Pevensey, which celebrated its 800th anniversary in 2016, has been awarded £74,900 by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Shrimply wonderful Easter fun at the Royal Hippodrome

Back by popular demand, Wicked Productions returns to Eastbourne this Easter with family fun musical The Little Mermaid.

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Shetland pony visits bedside of Eastbourne woman, 88

An 88-year-old horse lover’s wish to see the animals again came true when a Shetland pony paid a visit to her care home.

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Maria Caulfield has welcomed 'specialist help' for NHS trust

Polegate MP backs referendum on downland sale

The MP for Polegate has spoken out against plans by Eastbourne Borough Council to sell off the freeholds to the downland farms.

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From busking on the seafront to playing live at the Royal Albert Hall

The winners of 2014’s BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, have come a long way on their journey.

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