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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A strawberry parfait tennis ball with tutti frutti sauce

DAVID WOODS: Get ready to serve an ace with this delicious dessert

Sometimes you need to have fun with food.

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Dr Rob Marshall

Getting together has never been so important.

So now we know! Brighton kick off their first ever Premier League campaign with a home game against Pep's Manchester City. What a day that will be!
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Louise Margaret on the tricks she uses to make household chores more bearable

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Sussex PCC Katy Bourne

Sussex PCC's video log: Top ten tips for keeping safe from fraudsters

"In the UK, our population is ageing; the proportion of those aged over 65 has never been greater.

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Alexia Rowley on how to cope with being appraised by a child.

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Make the most of the sunshine by enjoying sherry with your picnic

RICHARD ESLING: Sherry can make an interesting picnic wine

With mid-Summer’s day just around the corner, it’s time to make the most of the sunshine, find the picnic rug at the back of the cupboard, put the folding chairs and table in the boot and pack the picnic basket.

A selection of French ros� wines for sale

RICHARD ESLING: Rosé wines great for the warmer weather

Just when you think Summer’s arrived, it buckets down and turns cool.

Strawberry and basil sorbet with vanilla cream

TONY STAPLES: Turn your extra strawberries into a pretty sorbet

It’s strawberry season so make the most of them with this pretty dessert says Tony Staples, executive head chef at the Arora Hotel in Crawley.

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Fresh Start Portslade was funded by the Young Peoples Fund earlier this year. The group renovated an old public loo in Easthill Park, Portslade and it is now a busy caf where apprentices like Crystal (pictured here) can gain work experience and accredited training.

Applications invited to young people's funds

Being a young person in 2017 is not plain-sailing.

Oriental barbecue chicken and Asian salad

DAVID WOODS: This marinated chicken dish is perfect for barbecue season

It’s National Barbecue Week next Monday, so why not start with a bang rather than bangers. David Woods, executive head chef of the Sofitel London Gatwick, shares a zingy oriental marinade and salad that will put sausages in the shade.

The M&S summer line-up

RICHARD ESLING: Line-up for summer wines from M&S

Summer has come early, or at least it had last week.


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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.

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What this election needs is a face off

We are four weeks into a seemingly never ending General Election campaign, one which is only creating excitement among avid players of political bingo.

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Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu

A constructive and courteous debate

Last week I was in London for a low-level meeting on Education and was invited to attend the ceremony in the House of Lords in which Parliament is prorogued, prior to the General Election.

Asparagus panna cotta with dill sable biscuit

TONY STAPLES: Vegetarian treat is a pretty starter for everybody

It’s National Vegetarian Week from next Monday, May 15, and head chef Tony Staples, of the Arora Hotel, Crawley, has a delicious recipe just right for the occasion.

Scribbles from Lydia Wilkins' notebook

Reflections on turning eighteen.

Back in March, I (finally) turned eighteen. At last! Voting, ever since I decided to take politics as an A level, was very important to me; needless to say, I was pleased to finally gain this right. But this had me thinking; what’s so special about eighteen? We think of it as being such a ‘big deal’. But why? Why the importance?

Chiara Cecchetto and Giacomo Savorini, director of the Cosorzio Vini Colli Bolognesi

RICHARD ESLING: Head to Bologna for great wines as well as great food

Bologna is one of those Italian cities which, in the UK at least, seems only to be known for one thing – Bolognese sauce for your pasta.

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My shelf life as a DIY alpha male

Now that the warm (er) weather is threatening to show its face, plenty of Britons are rolling up their sleeves to do what they do best - DIY.

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