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A swan, a heron and a goose keep rescue teams on their toes

Rescuers Chris Riddington and Katie Nunn Nash had an early start on Tuesday morning after reports of a goose with blood on its neck were received the day before.

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REV DAVID FAREY: We can help put things right with our choices

Two seasonal topics of complaint hitting the headlines are the state of our roads with all the number of potholes and the state of the NHS and the deteriorating quality of accident and emergency provision.

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HELEN BURTON: I love to rescue - and recycle - lots of things

I love recycling. Maybe it’s because I hate waste or maybe it’s because I love a bargain but I love to rescue things that may otherwise be considered rubbish.

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The row of empty shops will be demolished soon but in the meantime isn't so pleasing on the eye

OUT IN THE FIELD: A&E isn’t there to kiss it better

Any visitors arriving in Eastbourne (well, those who are lucky enough to find a train to bring them here) and alighting at the railway station to head into town could be forgiven for thinking they have arrived in a slightly derelict run down shopping area due to the row of boarded up shops on the left hand side of Terminus Road in Diesel Alley. All the shops from the former Gildredge Pub on the corner to where the newsagent was once are now empty and ready for demolition. The only exception is Specsavers which is to move to the other side of McDonald’s very soon. You and I both know the parade of shops are to be knocked down to make way for the super duper extension to the Arndale Centre but visitors to our town don’t. We are told demolition is due in spring but wouldn’t it be a nice idea in the meantime if brightly coloured hoarding which currently surrounds the old Gildredge Pub could be extended? Or even notices telling people what is going to happen with artist’s impressions placed on the windows of some of the empty shops?

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CAROLINE ANSELL MP: We need to be pragmatic over Trump

A week from today the Western world will have a new leader in the shape of Donald Trump when he becomes the 45th President of the United States.

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Sing For Better Health in Brighton

New years bring new beginnings

A new year marks a time when many people redouble their efforts to get fit and stay fit.

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A deserted station during rush hour this morning

COMMENT: Sussex commuters left to suffer Southern rail Groundhog Day

It is fair to say that tens of thousands of ordinary Sussex folk are currently enduring a very dark version of Groundhog Day.

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Blaise Tapp is off to the pub

Don’t let the great British pub dry up

We are regularly told that January is the most miserable month of the lot: 31 short days and long cold nights when very few of us have any cash and are full of self-loathing.

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The female fox is in the care of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS). Photo by WRAS SUS-161228-080223001

TREVOR WEEKS; No seasonal let-up for our busy volunteers

Happy New year to you all. This Festive Period has been quite busy for WRAS.

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REV DAVID FAREY: What wisdom do we each possess for 2017?

Christmas and New Year sees a glut of messages and words of wisdom for the season.

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HELEN BURTON: New year, new opportunities to volunteer

If you have made New Year resolutions, why not add volunteering to the list? The benefits of volunteering are huge. You will increase your sense of wellbeing, make new friends, learn new skills, gain confidence, improve your CV and also help your community.

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Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell

CAROLINE ANSELL: First working day of year ‘Divorce Day’

Unmanageable debt post-Christmas and the January spike in diet club membership are as traditional as ‘the holly and the ivy’ and both reflect significant issues for us to address as individuals and as a society.

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Reverend Tom Robson

God humbled himself to meet us in the reality of ordinary, new-born life.

On January 6 the church celebrates Epiphany

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All your tax questions answered by Nick Casson

Question: While I was preparing this year’s tax return, I noticed I had made a mistake on last year’s return- and it has quite a significant impact on my tax position for last year. Can I change it?

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Can a tablet improve a family’s life?

For the past week in our house, ever since a fat man in a red suit paid us a visit, there have been episodes of unnerving silence.

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TREVOR WEEKS: 2016 has been an amazing year for animal rescue teams

2016 has been an amazing year for East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service.

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The fox cub that was rescued in Bexhill

2016 has been an amazing year for East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service.

We have dealt with more than 400 more admissions this year than in 2015 totalling more than 2500 casualties admitted in to our care and over 300 others which have either gone onto other rescue centres or not made it into WRAS’s care.

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Dr. Russell popularised sea bathing and the curative powers of drinking seawater and in doing so hugely boosted Brightons resort status. This photograph shows the beach in Edwardian times with the Royal Albion Hotel visible beyond the Palace Pier.

A doctor’s glad tidings had them all drinking seawater

A doctor from Lewes became a very wealthy man indeed after recommending that drinking seawater could cure a host of illnesses.

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File photo dated 04/09/2006 of a gas hob as the rising cost of utility bills is expected to push the official rate of inflation to a three-year high. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday September 13, 2011. Economists predict the consumer prices index (CPI) measure of inflation for August will rise to 4.6%, up from 4.4% the previous month. That would be its highest level since September 2008 when it hit 5.2%. Scottish Power and British Gas raised their gas tariffs in the month, by 19% and 18% respectively, alongside big increases for electricity, helping to add to the squeeze in household incomes already hit by rising food and fuel costs. See PA story ECONOMY Inflation. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire ENGEMN00120110913082552

Free event on energy savings

Wealden District Council is running free events to encourage residents to switch to Smart Energy meters in the new year.

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Stephen Lloyd’s Christmas message: ‘I love the town’s profound sense of community’

Any way you look at it, 2016 has been a really turbulent year politically.

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