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etc columnist: Louise Margaret

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REV DAVID FAREY: We must hang onto quality and value

The other week I tried to buy a box of biscuits. Unfortunately it was two days after the indicated sell by date, and the whole stock was the same.

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A car transporter parked on the pavement in Courtlands Road forced a disabled person into the road

OUT IN THE FIELD: More nice people in the world than nasty ones

Our story about the heartless ratbags stealing charity boxes from a fish and chip shop would make most people’s blood boil but it’s important to remember there are more nice people in the world than nasty ones.

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TREVOR WEEKS: Stig the blooded pigeon is making a great recovery

WRAS will have a display at Herstmonceux Castle Connections Weekend this Saturday and Sunday open between 11am and 4pm both days.

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EASTBOURNE VOLUNTEERS WITH HELEN BURTON: We’re looking for cooks and drivers

This week I would like to make a plea for two specific types of volunteers. Firstly, we are looking for cooks who could help to prepare lunch for the elderly at Leaf Hall on weekdays.

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What this election needs is a face off

We are four weeks into a seemingly never ending General Election campaign, one which is only creating excitement among avid players of political bingo.

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REV DAVID FAREY: The human capacity to be both frivolous and serious

In the middle of serious issues being hammered out in our world, the Syrian and North Korea crises, our own general election and discussions about Brexit we have – the Eurovision Song Contest! What a strange world we live in!

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The lovely Sue O'Hara who celebrated a special birthday last week

OUT IN THE FIELD: Elections, boy racers and eating out

So accustomed am I to political handbags and bickering in election campaigns, it was refreshing to see one young man from Eastbourne showing everyone how to behave in last Friday’s count for the East Sussex County Council elections at the Town Hall.

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TREVOR WEEKS: Sleep is in short supply

Sleep is in short supply at the moment and I’m relieved that Chris has now taken the out of hours phone on for a couple of weeks. We’ve had a number of late night rescues or finishes.

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Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu

A constructive and courteous debate

Last week I was in London for a low-level meeting on Education and was invited to attend the ceremony in the House of Lords in which Parliament is prorogued, prior to the General Election.

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EASTBOURNE VOLUNTEERS WITH HELEN BURTON: Matthew 25 helps Eastbourne’s most vulnerable

I’ve written about Matthew 25 before but some information bears repeating as I think it is one of the most important projects in Eastbourne.

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The sign at A&E on Tuesday night showed a waiting time for patients of seven hours

OUT IN THE FIELD: A&E isn’t for anything and everything

The news of a seven hour waiting time in the DGH Accident and Emergency department on Tuesday night shows that, despite all the warnings, people still think the service is there to kiss it better – and that A&E stands for anything and everything.

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£5,000 to help therapeutic horsemanship programme

In Sussex, our love of horses goes back a very long way.

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Caroline Ansell with the Prime Minister

An honour and a privilege to have the Prime Minister visit Eastbourne

It was an honour and privilege to have the Prime Minister visit Eastbourne yesterday while on the local election campaign trail.

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Some of the rescued ducklings

Busy week with sick, injured and orphaned wild animals

Our Orphan Rooms are very busy at the moment with sick, injured and orphaned wild animals and birds coming in every day in need of care and attention.

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The Houses of Parliament

Anyone who owns a Christian faith also has a duty to ask searching questions of candidates

It’s May and elections are in the air.

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My shelf life as a DIY alpha male

Now that the warm (er) weather is threatening to show its face, plenty of Britons are rolling up their sleeves to do what they do best - DIY.

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REV DAVID FAREY: We are called upon to help, not condemn

Eastbourne’s own Johanna Konta had a mini breakdown at the Fed Cup, the tennis World Cup last week when in Romania Ilie Nastase, the Romanian team captain had an angry outburst swearing at Konta and other people on court.

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Thanks to Steve Bailey for the Ordnance Survey map circa 1890 which shows Langley and Langley Point

OUT IN THE FIELD: Folk rescue me from senior moments

Eastbourne Bandstand’s biggest ever ‘Tribute’ season launched on Friday night (April 28) with an incredible weekend of Abba, 1980s pop and a firework finale.

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TREVOR WEEKS: A happy ending for fox cubs

Our orphan room is starting to fill up now, but we are still in need of volunteers to help feed and look after the hundreds of sick, injured and orphan baby birds that WRAS sees each year.

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