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Seven ways to save money this winter

Spent up families can get their finances back on track after the expense of Christmas and the New Year thanks to seven top thrift tips from a team of experts.

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Video: Chinese health remedy is leading to the death of thousands of donkeys in Africa’s poorest communities

Across Africa, millions of donkeys risk a grim death to feed the growing demand for a traditional Chinese product called ‘ejiao’.

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It is unknown if the animal was alive or dead when it was set alight

COUNTY NEWS: Body of badly burned dog found in Sussex park

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a badly burned dog was found in a park in Sussex.

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Driving through a puddle could cost you 5,000

Driving through a puddle in your car in Sussex could land you a £5,000 fine

If you drive your car through puddles and splash people in Sussex, you could be heading for a £5,000 fine.

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Couple’s warning about ease of spreading Australian flu

A couple who have been laid up with Aussie flu for four weeks have warned others not to spread the deadly virus.

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Video: Divorce Day - Festive tensions and finances the final straw

Today (Monday January 8) sees the largest amount of divorce enquiries compared to any other day, with financial pressures (22%), especially over Christmas, cited as leading reason for increased relationship tensions.

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Strangest items left behind in Travelodges

A pilot's licence and a canoe are just two of the unusual items left behind in Travelodges in Sussex during the past year.

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New Year advice

Police advice for those travelling to London for New Year’s Eve

Thinking of travelling up to London to see in the New Year and watch the fireworks?

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Changes in names

Parents turn to baby names like Faith and Hope to get them through uncertain times

Parents are turning to virtuous baby names such as Faith and Hope to boost their moods during turbulent and uncertain times, a study has found.

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Top 20 most popular baby name predictions for 2018 revealed – with a ‘royal influence’

Top 20 most popular baby name predictions for 2018 revealed – with a ‘royal influence’

Nearly 3,500 pregnant women across the country who are expecting babies in 2018 have revealed their selected baby names in a new survey.

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Millions of Brits set to lose annual leave because they fail to take it off

Millions of Brits set to lose annual leave because they fail to take it off

Six million UK workers are set to lose some of their annual leave because they have simply failed to take the time off during the year.

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Video: Plating up for Christmas… how to make your dinner look as good as it tastes

Christmas traditions can be controversial, and none more so than the main event - dinner. What time do you have it? What meat do you eat? Is Nut Roast the way to go? Is cauliflower traditional? Should you have a Yorkshire pudding with turkey? The food often come down to long held traditions and preferences but do you pile it high or do you consider how things should be arranged on your plate to get the most of this once-a-year-delight?

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Large Print Trash at Under Ground Theatre SUS-171214-113730001

An outstanding performance in re-launched play

Transgender issues come under the spotlight when Something Underground relaunch the play Large Print Trash and bring it to Eastbourne.

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Celebs get behind Christmas Jumper Day this Friday

This Friday (December 15) is Christmas Jumper Day, which is pretty self-explanatory.

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Test your Christmas trivia knowledge

Test your Christmas trivia knowledge

There’s nothing like a good quiz to get competitive family and friends’ pulses racing over Christmas. So here, just for fun, are 12 festive teasers.

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Christmas traditions

Weird and wonderful Christmas traditions across Europe

Christmas is not the same for everyone around the world. With this in mind Inghams has gathered 10 weird and wonderful Christmas traditions across Europe that may surprise you….

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Average Brit will eat three days worth of calories on Christmas Day

Average Brit will eat three days worth of calories on Christmas Day

The average Briton will wolf down a whopping 5,373 calories this Christmas Day – nearly three times the recommended daily intake for the average female and twice the RDA for the average male.

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Sussex readers send in their 'elfie' pictures

Elves causing mischief around the home has now become an annual tradition for many families and Sussex is no exception.

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Do you have valuable Star Wars toys in the attic?

Do you have valuable Star Wars toys in the attic?

With the latest instalment of Star Wars series ‘The Last Jedi’ due for release next week, the Force could be with Star Wars fans who have valuable vintage action figures.

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Video: Kids’ spoof newspaper review with toy catalogues

What happens when you review the newspapers, but the papers are Christmas toy catalogues and the guests are kids?

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