Wild Wood Festival at Wakehurst

Over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend Wakehurst will open Pearcelands Wood, a ‘magical ancient woodland’ for the Wild Wood festival.

Silver Sunday is a national celebration of older people and their contribution to communities. Picture: Derek Martin

Council offers grants to celebrate Silver Sunday

Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC) is offering grants of £250 to help local groups celebrate Silver Sunday this October.

Burgess Hill Shed is opening its doors to visitors during the towns Summer Fayre on Wednesday June 7

Meet the Shedders during Summer Fayre

Burgess Hill Shed is opening its doors to visitors during the town’s Summer Fayre on June 7.

FINISHING TOUCHES: An exhibitor works on final preparations at the world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London before the event opens to the public.

RHS concerned over garden ignorance

As the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show prepares to open its gates, new research has revealed the public’s worrying lack of knowledge about horticulture.


Postman Pat got the sack in 1994 and Fireman Sam was axed but these pupils had an exciting new adventure ahead – school days

Did you know Postman Pat, Fireman Sam, The Raggy Dolls and Knightmare were all axed in 1994?

Sarah Cooper and Luke Randall in the multisensory room at Chestnut Tree

Find out more about children’s hospice week

Children’s hospice week takes place from May 22 until 28, Charlotte Harding heads to Chestnut Tree House to find out more.


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Tips on how to buy art for your home

Tips on how to buy art for your home

Charlotte Hardings picks up some advice from a Brighton gallery manager on how to buy art for your home.

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Varietal blends

RICHARD ESLING: Great skill is needed for blending wine

Often misunderstood by the consumer as a technique in winemaking, blending is one of the greatest and most versatile of tools in the oenologist’s, or wine-maker’s, armoury.

Steve (right) giving the donation to James (centre) with the Pokemon themed car. Picture: Steve Willis Training Ltd

Pair take on charity car rally

Steve Willis Training Centres in Burgess Hill has seen one of its staff head off on the Scumrun 2017 charity car rally.

Holly and Kelly Willoughby. Picture: Empra

Holly Willoughby’s sister and former pupil to visit school

Holly Willoughby’s sister will be visiting Burgess Hill Girls School on Friday (May 19).

David Bedding with his family in hospital

Daughter’s heartache over battle to save dad

“When people say their lives have been cut in half – that is how I feel.”

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Wholewheat Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes. The Vegetarian Society

Quick and simple vegetarian recipes

National Vegetarian Week May 15 - 21 is all about getting stuck in and going veggie for the week.

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Alex Stedman with his mum, Liz, and dad, John

COUNTY NEWS: Beating cancer was ‘best feeling ever’, says Alex, 22

“I cried, I had been given a chance, it was the best feeling I have ever had.”

Steve Bird and town mayor Jacqui Landriani at the radio station's launch

Listeners urged to tune in to Burgess Hill Community Radio

Burgess Hill Community Radio is to broadcast on FM for the first time.

Discover a modern-day Viking voyage

Discover a modern-day Viking voyage

Jeannine Williamson embarks on a modern-day Viking voyage of discovery.

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Try National Vegetarian Week – it’s easier than you think

‘But what do you eat?’

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A Gyr falcon and handler at a previous Plumpton College Open Day. Photo by Derek Martin

Get set for farm fun at Plumpton College open day

Plumpton College open day will be held at the campus in Ditchling Road from 10am to 5pm tomorrow (Saturday).

MP sir Nicholas Soames alongside councillors and the residents at Hanover Court in Haywards Heath

Lifesaving equipment for ‘charming residents’

A defibrillator has been installed at a retirement estate in Haywards Heath.

Cecelina Photography

Love beauty? Think vegan

Kate Collier heads to Brighton to talk vegan skincare.

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