Pictures remember St Mary’s Hospital and staff

We continue our look back through the archives to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS with more photographs from St Mary’s Hospital, which stood on the site of what is now Letheren Place in Eastbourne’s Old Town.

There are loads of activities for families across Sussex this summer

What’s on over the summer holidays in Sussex?

There are activities taking place for the whole family across Sussex during the summer holidays, here is a handy list of what’s on. From archery to counting butterflies, there is something for everyone.

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Do you know what Dubai is known for? Escape the fast lane to find out

Rebecca Underworld escapes life in the fast lane for the delights of Dubai.

Ginny Sanderson and Driving Instructor Colin Goodsell in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-180523-102204008

Getting behind the wheel - what it’s like to take your driving test

Sitting your driving test can be one of the most nerve-wracking experiences. Here Ginny Sanderson relives the pressure of working towards ripping up the L-plates.

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Pop-up ‘selfie factory’ heads to Brighton

Selfie lovers will get the chance to perfect their pouting at a pop-up experience with a range different, dazzling backdrops to help liven up their Instagram feed.

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A ‘lunatic asylum’ with strict rules and regulations

To mark the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service this week, here at Looking Back we have been delving through the archives and found some fantastic pictures of the old Hellingly Hospital.


Eastbourne Airbourne line-up announced

The thundering Chinook, sky-scraping Typhoon and brand new Belgian Air Force A109 will be kicking of a thrilling Thursday at this year’s Airbourne, Eastbourne’s international free airshow in August.


Hold the front page for an opulent hotel that shaped history

If the 21st century has become dominated by the global tech giants, it’s easy to forget that 100 years ago it was the national newspaper barons that called all the shots.

Whats on

Now you can trace which cow you are eating with M&S

Marks & Spencer has launched a summer-long food campaign that shines a spotlight on M&S’ beef traceability standards.


The Majestic Sultanate of Oman

Rebecca Underwood on the magic of Oman


COUNTY NEWS: Can you cook an egg outside in Sussex heatwave?

As the heatwave continues to grip the county, I thought it was time to conduct a little eggxperiment.

Eastbourne jet ski plan hits troubled water

Eastbourne jet ski plan hits troubled water

An ambition plan to open a jet ski hire business on Eastbourne seafront has been turned down by council planners.

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Green fairways of Ireland just a short hop away

When something is performed so well it often appears effortless. Golf tourism must be a tricky business as many places across the globe try but can’t quite hit the mark.

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New restaurant at The Amex named after former manager Mullery

Brighton & Hove Albion will open a brand new hospitality restaurant - Mullery’s - at the Amex Stadium, named after former manager and current club ambassador Alan Mullery.



More than 530 hospice supporters assembled in Hampden Park on Saturday (June 9) for the first ever St Wilfrid’s Hospice KAPOW!, a costumed fun run event with a 5km course.

Swoon is coming to Sussex

Popular online furniture retailer to open pop-up store in Sussex

An online furniture shop will open its doors in Sussex for three weeks only with a new pop-up store.


Review: Glorious refurbishment allows hotel’s history to shine

Running an hotel that is as expansive in size as it is in history is not without its challenges.

Whats on

Giant inflatable obstacle course

An inflatable obstacle course will be set up in Hampden Park to raise money for St Wilfrid’s Hospice.


Book on devastation caused when Eastbourne bomb shelter was destroyed

The Eastbourne Local History Society has just published a 20 page booklet entitled Letters from Wartime Eastbourne, which describes how the bombing of the Spencer Road shelter tragedy took the life of Bill Edmonds, father of three daughters, as well as more than 20 others.

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