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Drink-drive woman jailed after killing friend in crash

A woman has been jailed for nine years for killing a friend when she crashed her car into a tree while drink-driving.

William Fletcher, 49, has been disqualified from driving for 12 months

Hurstpierpoint man disqualified from driving for 12 months

A Hurstpierpoint man has been disqualified from driving for 12 months, police have said.

Ajaz Karim. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Third former Christ’s Hospital teacher convicted for sexual offences

A third former Christ’s Hospital School teacher has been convicted for a series of historic sexual offences, Sussex Police said.

Sean Denham, 48, has been jailed for causing death by careless driving

Haywards Heath man jailed for causing death by careless driving

A Haywards Heath man has been jailed for causing death by careless driving, police have said.

The Post Office in Hurstpierpoint. Picture: Google Streetview

Three jailed for blowing up Hurstpierpoint cash point

Three men have been jailed for blowing up a cash point in Hurstpierpoint – along with a spate of cash points across Sussex.

DM17526645a.jpg Living History Festival Weald and Downland Living Museum. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-170406-153451008

Festival to bring history to life at museum

A Sussex museum is giving members of the public the chance to travel back in time at an immersive history festival.


VIDEO; Courage of a little girl who has won the hearts of an entire village

Little Georgia Imray is very intelligent, very clever and has ‘a wicked sense of humour’ - despite suffering from cerebral palsy.

The Bridge of Light in memory of the Shoreham Airshow crash victims. An RIP candle is left

COUNTY NEWS: Shoreham airshow pilot enters not guilty plea at court

The pilot involved in the Shoreham airshow tragedy has entered a not guilty plea to 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence.

Triplets Eva, Essie and Roman Cobbett SUS-170509-112122001

‘If love alone was enough Essie would have lived forever’

A little girl who waged an amazing fight for life before finally losing her brave battle has inspired a lasting legacy.

Councillors at the Annual Town Meeting in Burgess Hill last Wednesday night

Council’s hope for venue but angry residents blame ‘lack of publicity’

At a lively meeting in Burgess Hill, councillors said plans for a community and arts venue in the town had not been buried.

Nathan Elvery joined the county council in 2016 on a �190,000 a year salary

Council boss: ‘Still far to go to tackle ugly underbelly of organisational culture’

A council chief executive challenged about spending decisions by a staff member has thanked her for reminding him ‘how far we still have to go in tackling the ugly underbelly of our organisational culture’.

First year service for the Rolls-Royce SRH

COUNTY NEWS: World’s smallest Rolls-Royce has helped a child a day at Sussex hospital

A mini electric Rolls-Royce donated to a children’s ward at a West Sussex hospital has gone in for its first year service.

Kim Mitchell said she does not think Sussex Police did enough when she reported her abuse to them twice

COUNTY NEWS: Woman abused by schoolteacher is denied compensation

A woman abused by her schoolteacher when she was just eight years old has been denied Government compensation.

Lady Colin Campbell arrives Worthing Magistrates' Court. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Lady Colin Campbell walks free from court as speeding charge dropped

I’m a Celebrity star Lady Colin Campbell walked free from court after prosecutors dropped a speeding charge against her.

Today's Mid Sussex Times (Thursday, April 19)

5 reasons to buy the Middy today

The latest edition of the Mid Sussex Times is out today and below we’ve listed five top reasons to buy a copy.

Couples sought to take part in Come Dine With Me

Couples sought to take part in Come Dine With Me

Hit television show Come Dine With Me is looking for couples to take part in its new series.
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Actress Gwyneth Powell with Paul Simpson, left, and Mark Ranger

When Mrs McClusky from Grange Hill enjoyed the fayre

Many of the children of 1990 knew Gwyneth Powell as headteacher Mrs McCluskey, from the TV series Grange Hill.

Richard Foster

Ambulance chairman to step down

The chairman of Sussex’s ambulance service is to step down just a year into the job due to health reasons.

Keymer level crossing in Junction Road, Burgess Hill. Picture: Google Streetview

Police called to level crossing after concerns for woman’s welfare

Police were called to the Keymer level crossing in Burgess Hill earlier today after concerns for a woman’s welfare.


COUNTY NEWS: How police tackle youth crime in wake of teen double-stabbing

After months of vandalism and petty crime, a stabbing in a Sussex town centre which left three teens injured and another in court has brought the issue of youth crime into sharp relief. Dealing with it is more than just a police issue, as reporter James Butler found out.

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