County news: Former ‘Masterchef The Professionals’ winner to open restaurant in Sussex

Steven Edwards, one of the youngest ever winners of MasterChef The Professionals (2013), is set to open the doors of his first restaurant, etch, in Sussex on Friday March 24.

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Two pine tress in the churchyard at St Margaret's Church, Ditchling, were uprooted during the Great Storm of 1987

You call that a storm..?

You have to feel sorry for Storm Doris.

RICHARD ESLING: A look at the changing world of wine

One of the great things about wines and the wine industry is that there are constant changes and innovations which means there are always new things to discover.

Sweet potato pancakes. Picture: Love Sweet Potatoes

Flipping good savoury pancake recipes

With Shrove Tuesday, aka Pancake Day, on Tuesday, February 28, we round up two tasty savoury pancake recipes.

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Try these delicious pancake recipes

You may stick to your favourite pancake toppings every year, but this Shrove Tuesday (February 28) try something a little different.

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London Road Primary School, Burgess Hill, in 1979

Windmills, stamps and magic in 1979

Youngsters in 1979 were certainly a community minded bunch.


etc columnist Louise Margaret

Why the good old-fashioned cluttered look will always prevail

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MP Maria Caulfield (left) with ESCC councillor Jim Sheppard. Picture: Parliament UK

MP supports bus route ‘under threat’

The decision to retain a bus route ‘under threat’ between Cuckfield and Uckfield has been welcomed by MP Maria Caulfield.

Winter pruning in full swing at Blackdown Ridge Estate

RICHARD ESLING: Work in the vineyards goes on whatever the weather

Mention the word ‘vineyard’ and a vision appears of neatly tended rows of vines, with luscious leaves and large bunches of developing grapes, bathed in sunshine on gently rolling hills.

Mushroom risotto with oven roasted quail

TONY STAPLES: Use a little mushroom magic to beat the vegetable shortage

In the midst of a vegetable shortage, stay calm and carry on cooking with mushrooms. Executive head chef, Tony Staples, of the Arora Hotel in Crawley, has the perfect recipe for a crisis...

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The re-vamped Greggs store looks similar to this design. Picture: Havas PR Edinburgh

Greggs gets a makeover

Food-on-the-go-retailer, Greggs, in Burgess Hill has had a makeover.


Major award for Tricia Carroll Designs

Looking after customers across the south of England has won an interior design studio an award.


etc columnist - Alexia Rowley

Now love really is in the air

Kennedy Space Center

Head to Florida for a taste of the Sunshine State

Award winning travel writer, Jeannine Williamson, experiences an eventful break in Florida.

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Kate and Niki

Catching up with Kate Winslet’s yoga teacher

Charlotte Harding finds out how yoga can enrich every part of your life.


Do something different this Valentine’s Day

Laura Cartledge rounds up a go to guide for Valentine’s Day.

Catrina Dawson and Bobo the Clown

Gumdrop, Pinkies, knitting and squash in 1982

This is a sapphire year for the Queen – she’s been on the throne for 65 years – while in 1982 it was a pearl year.

The charity is responding to an increased demant from clients

Citizens Advice seeks digital volunteers

Citizens Advice is recruiting for a new volunteer digital and phone advice team in Haywards Heath.

Wakehurst has more than 500 acres to discover and explore

Feel a ‘real connection’ with your partner in Wakehurst this Valentine’s

If you don’t yet have any plans for Valentine’s Day and you wish to ignite a new love or nurture a long-term relationship – head to Wakehurst and explore its beautiful and natural surroundings.


Review: Lemongrass, Haywards Heath

At the front of Lemon Grass’s menu, they have what is essentially a mission statement.

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