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A royal shift in mental health attitudes

Christmas has come very early indeed for political nerds - a full three years in fact - after our Prime Minister swapped her holiday hiking boots for running shoes.

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REV DAVID FAREY: Something is out of balance with the world’s wealth

During Lent our parish has been holding lunches and inviting contributions to the Caring and Sharing charity which supports fourteen projects all around the world in places where poverty and illness is common.

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It's thanks to these heroes we can still speak the Queen's English

OUT IN THE FIELD: Langney debate, and a sad sign of the times

My ‘You say Langley, I say Langney’ dilemma in last week’s paper caused something of a stir on the Herald’s Facebook page with many other pronunciations being called into question and thanks to everyone who took part in such a lively debate.

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TREVOR WEEKS: Please be careful when handling fledgling birds

We are getting young birds being admitted daily at our Casualty Centre.

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EASTBOURNE VOLUNTEERS, WITH HELEN BURTON: Youngsters, like Ben, can be fantastic

This week local volunteer Sunny Soleil writes about a young volunteer that has been helping her:

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CAROLINE ANSELL MP: General Election goes beyond Brexit, and we need strong leadership

In the wake of last week’s court case against the man who threatened me, I stepped out in fighting form first thing Tuesday morning feeling more determined than ever and full of thanks for all the kind wishes I received following the sentencing.

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Why are there still bullies around?

Nobody likes a bully and the act of bullying is something that people don’t ever willingly admit to.

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REV DAVID FAREY: Easter story can help crystallise our thoughts on death

It is a sad and inevitable part of my job that I have to conduct funerals. Something that surprises me in my 30 years of conducting funerals is that I have only had Frank Sinatra singing ‘My Way’ twice in all that time!

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Manor Gardens, scene of the annual egg hunt

OUT IN THE FIELD: You say ‘Langley’, I say ‘Langney’

There are many things that set my teeth on edge – fingernails scraping down a blackboard, somebody eating an apple or packet of crisps within a mile radius of me and worst of all, people who call Langney ‘Langley’.

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Alexia Rowley - Parenting the role of a lifetime

Alexia Rowley on why having a child really is for the long term

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TREVOR WEEKS: Please remember to slow down when you see our wildlife rescue ambulances

TREVOR WEEKS: Please remember to slow down when you see our wildlife rescue ambulances

It been a very busy week with rescuers rushing around all over the county. Our orphan team has more and more baby birds starting to arrive.

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EASTBOURNE VOLUNTEERS WITH HELEN BURTON: Our version of Cannes with film festival

This week I’m handing the column over to Nicole Toksvig, one of our project’s lovely volunteers, so that she can tell you about the film festival happening in Eastbourne this month.

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Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell

CAROLINE ANSELL MP: Wishing everyone a very happy Easter

For many, Easter is traditionally a time of chocolate, lots of it and generally egg-shaped.

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"Easter is the richer celebration and promise of the unimaginatively fertile reality of life beyond the grave"

A greater love and creativity

The Easter bunny, Easter eggs or an Easter bonnet parade (popular in the USA) all point us towards spring and new life.
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A storm in a chocolate teacup

This is the week when the nation winds down early for a four-day weekend which, for many, will involve visiting family and stuffing our faces with Hot Cross Buns and cheap chocolate.

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REV DAVID FAREY: Decision on Hellingly’s new school has been delayed

So we are still waiting! We now understand that the decision from the Department for Education of whether the new school in Hellingly is to be a church school has been delayed until probably middle or late May.

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Columnist Annemarie Field is not the only one fascinated by watching the demolition of The Gildredge and remembering happy times

OUT IN THE FIELD: Fond farewell to a relic of my lost youth

As I cautiously approach 50’s door, I find myself looking longingly at sheds, opt for Radio 4 instead of Radio 2, realise I am never going to have that bikini body again (if I ever did) and pick shoes for comfort rather than style.

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TREVOR WEEKS: Our first baby robin, and a bundle of fox cubs come into care

Spring is definitely here and as a result, we are starting to get our youngsters coming into care. We had our first young robin of the season this week. It was found in Uckfield after being caught by a cat.

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An Oromo family enjoying a trip to beach

Bringing communities together

Many Sussex people will have taken part in Red Nose Day 2017 last month which raised an astonishing £71 million

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EASTBOURNE VOLUNTEERS WITH HELEN BURTON: Organiser talks about her battle with public speaking

We all need help sometimes don’t we? It’s really what this project is about, so perhaps it’s not surprising that recently I’ve had to get some help.

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