In today's Mid Sussex Times: '˜Bereaved parents' fear over crib sales'

Bereaved parents Esther and Gideon Roseman say they are '˜very concerned' that families can still easily buy a 'dangerous' cot, 18 months after the tragic death of their baby.

Thursday, 22nd December 2016, 2:14 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 2:11 pm
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Coroner Penelope Schofield recorded a conclusion of ‘accidental death’ after the three-day inquest last week.

Police are appealing for witnesses after an ‘arson attack’ on a home in Hurstpierpoint.

Emergency services were called to the fire after 1am in the early hours of Saturday morning (December 17) after reports that the property was on fire and it was feared people might be trapped, police said.

Also in this week’s paper: A new father has spoken of the moment he nearly lost his wife and newborn son.

A traumatic experience turned into a ‘Christmas miracle’ and the new dad said it was all down to the ‘real life angels’ of the Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU) at the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH) in Brighton.

More in this week’s Mid Sussex Times: Our Education reporter reveals that headteachers are warning that the new National Funding Formula is not enough to see schools counter pressure of rising costs.

She reports that the future for schools is ‘bleak’ as the plea for more cash is ignored by government.

To get you in the Christmas spirit, a man from Hassocks has made a Christmas album to raise money for a local hospice.

The album is called ‘A very Mid Sussex Christmas’.

In sport: On Saturday (December 17), the Sussex All Blacks hosted Seaford in the Sussex Spitfire League.

The All Blacks played Seaford away back in September in a frustrating game that saw them only win 22-0, despite dominating all facets of play.

And Lee Harding’s second-half ‘wondergoal’ gave Burgess Hill an impressive victory away to Staines Town on the same day.

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