DAVID WOODS: A delicious excuse to go blackberry picking

David Woods, executive head chef of Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel, raids the hedgerows to create a stunning seasonal dessert.

Lobster and Taittinger

RICHARD ESLING: This elegant champagne is perfect with lobster

When it comes to food and wine, there are certain things that just seem right together.

Crawley Town season ticket holder Geoff Thornton

TASTE OF THE TERRACE: It was more of the same problems against Cheltenham

Saturday’s trip to Cheltenham already had the air of an end of season six-pointer about it that was acknowledged by Harry Kewell as he reverted to the line-up he obviously views as his strongest.

Crawley Town fan Steve Herbert

Fan’s view: Steve Herbert calls for patience as first win is just around the corner

Two league games in and some fans are already moaning.

The Brighton Pebbles group

Supporting parents across the county

Most new parents have had The Panic

Wine: enjoy responsibly

RICHARD ESLING: The pros and cons of a glass of wine

A report in the International drinks trade magazine, The Drinks Business, reads: “A 29-year study into the effects of alcohol and dementia has found that older adults who consume alcohol on a regular basis are more likely to live to the age of 85 without dementia compared with non-drinkers.”

Two pink wines for an English summer

RICHARD ESLING: Wines for a typically English summer

August is here and our Mediterranean style summer has transformed itself into the normal English Summer.

Smoked ham hock terrine with pea puree

TONY STAPLES: This tasty terrine is flexible food for the summer

Bring on the picnics with this easy terrine that also makes an elegant starter. Tony Staples, executive head chef of the Arora Hotel Gatwick Crawley, explains how.

Alexia Rowley

COLUMN: Why parents are the bright future of our workforce

Alexia Rowley on why parenthood improves your performance at work.

Arundel Festival Wine Trail 2017

RICHARD ESLING: Arundel Festival wine events return

The Arundel Festival is looming large on the horizon, starting Saturday, August 19, and running for a full ten days up until Bank Holiday Monday, August 28.


COMMENT: Hidden threat of cybercrime under the radar – but no longer

The humble bobby on the beat is the traditional symbol of security.

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Vineyards in Emilia Romagna

RICHARD ESLING: Could this be the new wave Italian wine for the UK?

There is a relatively new wine in Italy that is starting to make a bit of a name for itself.

A trio of cocktails  Last Word, San Remo and  Le Ciel

DAVID WOODS: These attractive cocktails are sure to cause a stir

Whether you like them shaken or stirred, cocktails are on the menu this summer, says executive head chef David Woods, of the Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel.

Lydia Wilkins

What next?

This is a question that I have been asked a lot recently; teachers, parents, relatives, friends, bloggers, etc have all asked me it at some point in conversation.

Justin Knock MW (centre) leading the California Masterclass

RICHARD ESLING: ‘Unexpected’ wines from California

What do you normally think of when you hear the words ‘Californian Wines’?

Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

Accountability on earth is vital and must be effective

On Saturday 1 July in Chichester Cathedral, 12 men and women became clergy in the Church of England.

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Lamb Curry with spiced potato croquetts and shallot bhajis

TONY STAPLES: Curry can be great for dinner parties

It’s the nation’s favourite food but have you ever seen it looking this posh? Executive head chef Tony Staples, of the Arora Hotel in Crawley, gives curry its best bib and tucker...

Chateau Saint Michel, Rully

RICHARD ESLING: Discover a different part of Burgundy

Summer’s here and holidays are around the corner.

Richard with Francois Lethier at Vinexpo

RICHARD ESLING: Bordeaux International Wine Fair is a huge success

Last week saw the 19th International Wine Fair called Vinexpo take place in Bordeaux.

Native wines from Sicily

RICHARD ESLING: Sicilian wine is sunshine in a bottle

Open a bottle of chilled Sicilian white (or red for that matter) and you can almost feel the sunshine that has ripened the grapes to produce these delicious and eminently affordable wines.

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