Holding it all together

One of the collects (concluding prayers) for the night service of Compline in the 1928 Book of Common Prayer goes like this:

Pale, young, refreshing ros� for summer drinking

RICHARD ESLING: Everything’s coming up rosés

By all accounts, summer’s officially here this week on June 21.

Lemon and elderflower scones

DAVID WOODS: Summer scones can be made at the last minute

It will soon be National Cream Tea Day (Friday, June 29) and the most important element is the scone. David Woods, executive head chef of the Sofitel London Gatwick, has a refreshing twist on an old favourite.

Diary of a Sussex ‘newbie’ - The Critters

Diary of a Sussex ‘newbie’ - The Critters

My new friend is the very lovely and oh so greatly appreciated pest control man.

Steven Spurrier MW and Eduardo Chadwick

RICHARD ESLING: Fine wine regions of the future

The term ‘fine wine’ is well established, referring to those wines that are a ‘cut above’ the more everyday type and perhaps also carrying a higher price tag.

Lamb koftas and spicy chicken wings with yogurt dip

TONY STAPLES: A Father’s Day feast or the ideal footie finger food?

With Father’s Day and the World Cup all coming together, this man feast will tick both boxes, says Tony Staples, executive head chef at the Arora Hotel in Crawley.

Lightning last month - Photo by Stephen Munt

Hot air from the continent brought storms over Mid Sussex

A monthly column from the Middy’s meteorologist

Dr Rob Marshall, media adviser to Chichester Diocese and contributor to Radio 4 Thought for the Day

Called to be together

Russia has been embroiled in so much controversy lately it’s hard to believe that stadia across that country will soon be hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Kevin Richmond, CEO, Sussex Community Foundation

Volunteering is about so much more than the fiscal value it represents

According to 2017 Office of National Statistics figures, volunteering contributes an estimated £22.6 billion to the UK economy each year.
The Arundel Wine Society supper at Nutbourne Vineyard

RICHARD ESLING: English wine-makers must be nutty

England is on the extreme edge of the climatic area of the Northern hemisphere, where wine grapes can be grown successfully.

Inside the winery at Ridgeview Estate

RICHARD ESLING: Wine tourism comes to Sussex

For those of us fortunate enough to live in the beautiful, sunny counties of Sussex, it is impossible not to be impressed by the number of vineyards popping-up at what seems to be ever-increasing speed.


On Your Marks: Have I got a taste for it? Yes and no

The one question I have been asked more than any other since completing my first ever half marathon is ‘have you got a taste for it now?’.

Reverend Thomas Robson

A real and loving faith

Last week, Richard Jackson, Bishop of Lewes, embarked on a five day pilgrimage from Iden, East Sussex to Chichester Cathedral.

London Welsh Male Voice Choir SUS-180522-094205001

Choir joins Katherine Jenkins for Haywards Heath concert

Internationally-renowned London Welsh Male Voice Choir will join Katherine Jenkins at Haywards Heath’s Festival of Music in Victoria Park.

Chardonnays from around the Globe SUS-180521-164230001

Reassessing a misunderstood wine

Chardonnay is perhaps one of the most mis-understood of all wines, which is somewhat ironic as it is produced in virtually every wine-making region of the world.

Bishop Mark Sowerby

The fruit of the spirit

The forthcoming Late May Bank Holiday used to be associated with Whitsuntide and we all got 'Whit Monday' off.

The new and the old ' stainless steel versus terracotta

RICHARD ESLING: The wine world continues to change

There is an old French saying that goes: “Plus ca change, plus c’est la même chose.”

Whats on
Life is local

Life is local - read all about it every week in your newspaper

For as long as I can remember I have been a fully blown news addict, having got my regular fix from newspapers, radio, television, Ceefax and nowadays also via my laptop and smartphone.

On Your Marks: Smashing my target and giving the readers a great offer!

I did it!
Steve Herbert

Fan’s View: We now need to build on a successful season

So the curtain has finally come down on the 2017/18 season.

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