NOSTALGIA: A parish plunged into mourning by the Great War

Eastbourne resident and keen historian Phil Gardner has been researching the loss suffered by the town and its people during the Great War.

Avoid airline baggage charges this bank holiday

Video: How to avoid airline baggage charges this bank holiday

This May bank holiday, almost 17m Brits will be making the most of the long weekend and shall be embarking on a break overseas.

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The key looks for events this summer

From festivals to summer shows Charlotte Harding rounds up the key trends.

The Duchess of Cornwall will be visiting the South of England Show in Ardingly, Clarence House has announced today (May 25). Picture: Jennifer Munson Photography

COUNTY NEWS: Duchess of Cornwall to visit South of England Show

The Duchess of Cornwall will be visiting the South of England Show in Sussex, Clarence House has announced today (May 25).

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Atomic Kitten Natasha Hamilton is backing the campaign to #AvoidBlackHenna

Atomic Kitten singer joins campaign to warn holiday-makers to avoid black henna tattoos

Atomic Kitten Natasha Hamilton is backing a British Skin Foundation campaign to #AvoidBlackHenna as summer approaches.

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FINISHING TOUCHES: An exhibitor works on final preparations at the world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London before the event opens to the public.

RHS concerned over garden ignorance

As the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show prepares to open its gates, new research has revealed the public’s worrying lack of knowledge about horticulture.

Two Women in a Garden by Eric Ravilious, 1939 (Fry Art Gallery)

NOSTALGIA: Eastbourne exhibition tells the story of artist 75 years after his death

A forthcoming exhibition at the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne will focus on local artist and designer Eric Ravilious (1903-1942).

Sarah Cooper and Luke Randall in the multisensory room at Chestnut Tree

Find out more about children’s hospice week

Children’s hospice week takes place from May 22 until 28, Charlotte Harding heads to Chestnut Tree House to find out more.

Beachy Head Lighthouse under construction

NOSTALGIA: Historian’s beacon of light, graft and passion

An Eastbourne historian has painstakingly restored an original architectural plan of the iconic Beachy Head Lighthouse.


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Tips on how to buy art for your home

Tips on how to buy art for your home

Charlotte Hardings picks up some advice from a Brighton gallery manager on how to buy art for your home.

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Artificial hydrangea blooms, �9.50

Can you keep a secret?

Charlotte Harding finds a business in Eastbourne doing things a little bit differently when it comes to flowers.

Wholewheat Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes. The Vegetarian Society

Quick and simple vegetarian recipes

National Vegetarian Week May 15 - 21 is all about getting stuck in and going veggie for the week.

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Discover a modern-day Viking voyage

Discover a modern-day Viking voyage

Jeannine Williamson embarks on a modern-day Viking voyage of discovery.

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Orange and white Gazania rigens aka Trailing Gazania flowers SUS-170604-101637001

Gardening tips from Stone Cross Garden Centre

The experts at Stone Cross Garden Centre reveal why there is so much to love about these often overlooked bedding superstars.

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Try National Vegetarian Week – it’s easier than you think

‘But what do you eat?’

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Fire ravaged Eastbourne Pier in 1970 and again in 2014

NOSTALGIA: Eastbourne - ‘a town built for gentlemen’

At a time of massive redevelopment throughout Eastbourne, the newly released documentary The Story of Eastbourne has stirred viewers into two opposing camps; some wanting to preserve the Victorian legacy and others who see Eastbourne as a growth town worthy of its new modernistic image.

George Humphrey and his wife Sheila

NOSTALGIA: Newspaperman and well-respected Eastbourne historian

George Harry Humphrey, a long serving employee at the Eastbourne Gazette and Herald and accomplished author on the town’s history, has passed away at the age of 94.

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Interior trends for your home

Charlotte Harding talks to the team at Sketch Interiors about the latest trends to incorporate into your home.

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Cecelina Photography

Love beauty? Think vegan

Kate Collier heads to Brighton to talk vegan skincare.

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