I'm going off my trolley with insane dieting advice

Over the years I have come up with a variety of strategies to cope with the tedium of frequent visits to the supermarket.
Sing For Better Health in Brighton

New years bring new beginnings

A new year marks a time when many people redouble their efforts to get fit and stay fit.

A steward in the P&O Club lounge

RICHARD ESLING: Hop across the channel for a little re-stocking

Assuming that your only acknowledgement to ‘Dry January’ is to avoid sweet wines, now is the perfect time for a hop across the channel to re-stock the ‘cellar’, which has been ransacked and pillaged over the last few weeks.

A deserted station during rush hour this morning

COMMENT: Sussex commuters left to suffer Southern rail Groundhog Day

It is fair to say that tens of thousands of ordinary Sussex folk are currently enduring a very dark version of Groundhog Day.

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Blaise Tapp is off to the pub

Don’t let the great British pub dry up

We are regularly told that January is the most miserable month of the lot: 31 short days and long cold nights when very few of us have any cash and are full of self-loathing.

Opinion 1
Reverend Tom Robson

God humbled himself to meet us in the reality of ordinary, new-born life.

On January 6 the church celebrates Epiphany

Wines for the turkey curry

RICHARD ESLING: Would anyone like some turkey curry?

Turkey curry anyone? Perhaps not.

French onion soup

DAVID WOODS: A fuss-free recipe for some welcome winter warming

It shouldn’t always be the case of ‘out with the old’ in the new year. David Woods, executive head chef at the Sofitel London Gatwick hotel, revives a classic recipe for some winter warming.

David Hamilton ANL-161204-113356001

‘What a way to run a railway’ - broadcaster gives his views

Broadcaster David Hamilton, who lives near Horsham, has written this article about the state of the railways.

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Life on Tapp with Blaise Tapp SUS-160516-112125001

Can a tablet improve a family’s life?

For the past week in our house, ever since a fat man in a red suit paid us a visit, there have been episodes of unnerving silence.

Dr. Russell popularised sea bathing and the curative powers of drinking seawater and in doing so hugely boosted Brightons resort status. This photograph shows the beach in Edwardian times with the Royal Albion Hotel visible beyond the Palace Pier.

A doctor’s glad tidings had them all drinking seawater

A doctor from Lewes became a very wealthy man indeed after recommending that drinking seawater could cure a host of illnesses.

A selection of dessert wines

RICHARD ESLING: It’s time to choose your festive wines

Is it just me, or does the festive season get busier and busier every year?

Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

Bauble, Holly, Sparkle and Hope

Although we still use the language of Christmas to describe the late December holiday, we now often hear festive, seasonal events described in other ways, like Winter Wonderland or Lapland Family Fun.

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Jenny Tinson at an exotic animals lecture SUS-160612-104949001

PLUMPTON COLLEGE: No two days are the same when you’re working at the vets

I’ve started at college again after a gap of more years than I care to think about having been made redundant from a healthcare job in 2014.

The Right Reverend Richard Jackson, Bishop of Lewes

Who we are is about our relationships

It’s popular these days to look within to find the ‘real you’.

Oxen at work on the Sussex Downs. Black oxen were originally of Welsh stock while the true Sussex ox was red. There were also black and white beasts.

Ringmer man coveted his neighbour’s oxen

England’s first Lord Chancellor, William Cowper, when a barrister on circuit, wrote to his wife in 1690, complaining about the ruinous state of our county’s roads, especially in the Weald between the North and South Downs:

Blandys madeira with mince pies and cake

RICHARD ESLING: Madeira wine is excellent with mince pies and Christmas cake

Most the wines which we drink on a regular basis, we do so throughout the year, be they still or sparkling.

Cod loins with Dauphin potatoes and pancetta twirls

TONY STAPLES: Make your ingredients work twice as hard this December

Hosting a dinner party in the days leading up to Christmas Day? Make your ingredients work twice as hard to give you a head start, says Tony Staples, executive head chef of the Arora Hotel in Crawley..

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Blandys Madeira with Mince Pies and Cake SUS-161212-104752001

The wonderful world of sherry, port and Madeira wines

By Richard Esling BSc DipWSET

Cameroonian Bishop Dibo and his wife, Mother Estelle with St. Wilfrids Church of England Primary School pupils SUS-160512-102652001

School welcomes back Bishop Dibo

Staff and children at St. Wilfrid’s Church of England Primary School in Haywards Heath were delighted to welcome back Bishop Dibo and his wife, Mother Estelle.

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