Five libraries to re-open as community facilities

Plans to reopen five recently closed libraries as community-run facilities have been given the go-ahead.

'Dangerous offender': Paul Smith

Man, 43, jailed for sex offences against teenage girl

A man is starting a four-and-a-half year prison sentence for sexual offences against a teenage girl, following an investigation by Sussex Police safeguarding detectives.

Photograph by Dan Jessup

Police name motorcyclist killed in crash tragedy

A motorcyclist tragically killed in a collision in Hooe has been formally identified by police.

Photo posted on Twitter by PC Gareth Evers

BREAKING: Woman’s body found in Eastbourne seafront shelter

Police attended the promenade in the area of King Edward’s Parade, Eastbourne, at 2.55am this morning (Tuesday, June 12) where the body of a woman was found in a seafront shelter.

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Police ‘extremely concerned’ about missing Eastbourne man

Police are extremely concerned for the wellbeing of missing Eastbourne man Paul Punyer.

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New headteacher appointed at Eastbourne school

A new principal has been appointed at St Catherine’s College following Mark Talbot’s promotion to chief executive of the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust, which runs the school.

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Former Eastbourne pub could become flats

A former pub on Eastbourne seafront could be converted into flats.

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Eastbourne man trapped in bombed house during World War Two

Eastbourne resident Malcolm Hipgrave has many memories of the bombing raids in the town during the Second World War.


Steel frame of Eastbourne building emerges

The skyline above The Devonshire Quarter has a new feature, as the exciting work around the Welcome Building steel framework moves a step closer.


Town centre pavement resurfacing delayed

Work due to have started in Eastbourne town centre last week has been postponed until June.

Pioneering new study for depression

Pioneering new study for depression

Volunteers are needed for a pioneering new research study that will explore whether practitioner supported use of self-help books can help manage depression.

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Training session for East Sussex carers

Care for the Carers, a charity that supports unpaid carers in East Sussex, is offering an open Carer Awareness Training session for members of the public, including local employers, to help raise awareness of the estimated 65,000 unpaid carers in the county.

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DGH team makes a clean sweep of award

The Emergency Department team at the DGH – along with the Richard Ticehurst Surgical Assessment team at Conquest Hospital – are the latest winners of the Infection Prevention and Control Team’s Clean Care Award.

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Pilot Skype system for mental health crisis team

A mental health crisis team in East Sussex is piloting a new system which offers Skype calls to patients so they can keep in touch from home or a place that is convenient to them.

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‘Flowers’ bloom to mark wildlife verges

Yellow flowers marking wildlife verges have been erected across East Sussex.

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New Eastbourne gym helps mental health patients improve wellbeing

Patients, NHS staff and the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital gathered to celebrate the opening of a new gym that aims to help patients with mental health conditions improve their physical health.

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Village stalwart had ‘great sense of duty’

The funeral of a Willingdon stalwart was held at St Mary’s Church on May 14 with many friends and representatives of the organisations on which she served.

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Fundraiser cycles across Britain for Eastbourne Blind Society

Pete Lushington has completed the C2C bicycle challenge cycling across Great Britain from Cumbria on the Irish Sea to Tynmouth on the North Sea and in the process raised £1,165 00 for Eastbourne Blind Society.


First sparkling wines released from local Rathfinny estate

After eight years of planning, planting, winemaking and ageing, Rathfinny Wine Estate will release its first Sussex sparkling wines – a Blanc de Blancs 2014 and a Rosé Brut 2015 – to the trade on June 1.

Eastbourne featured on BBC programme

Eastbourne featured on BBC programme

An incident in Eastbourne which left a man fighting for his life will be featured in a BBC programme this month.

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