Let Us Spare a Thought for Those Grappling With Domestic Violence This International Women's Day

Katy Bourne | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Politics
Katy Bourne

It was four years ago while speaking at a public meeting on society's responsibility to tackle domestic abuse that I was approached by Irene (not her real name), a lady in her late seventies. She told me that her 40-year marriage had been abusive but her husband, whom she had loved, had now been dead 10 years. I still remember how she gripped both of my hands in hers as she whispered, "I'm now having the time of my life"...

Chronically Disabled Mother Lashes Out At Tesco Delivery Note That Left Her 'Devastated'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK

A chronically ill woman has written a scathing response after a Tesco delivery man allegedly wrote "Dear Mr and Mrs I can't be arsed to go to the shop...

Country Retreats: Yoga and Wellness at the Spread Eagle, West Sussex

The Spa Spy | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

At a manageable two days and one night the mini retreat is a bid to restore and relax through breath work and yoga, located just an hour and a half outside of London in the beautiful landscape of the South Downs.

Shepherds Arise

The London Magazine | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The London Magazine

My Brother had booked a break in a shepherds hut in the East Sussex Weald. He'd been looking forward to it, he told me, but alas he'd come down with a heavy cold. Our great-grandfathers were quarry men and miners and I felt embarrassed on their behalf.

Mysterious 'Binions' Baffle East Sussex Residents

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 05.09.2015 | UK

Residents of the East Sussex town of Peacehaven woke up to a bizarre sight on their streets this week. During the night, a mysterious prankster tr...

'Intruder' Found On Easyjet Plane With No Passport Or Boarding Pass

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK

A passenger at Gatwick Airport managed to board an Easyjet plane with no passport or boarding card before its gate had even opened. Police were cal...

Police Manhunt As Motorist Stabs Another Driver To Death After Car Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK

Police have launched a manhunt after a driver got out of his car and stabbed another driver to death after a crash in Findon, Sussex. Sussex Police...

Dog Walkers Beware -- More Toxic Sausages Found

PA | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK

Police have stepped up patrols in a popular dog walking area after more cocktail sausages laced with suspected toxic slug pellets were found. The late...

Over Two Dozen UK Students' Unions Backed BDS

Malaka Shwaikh | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Malaka Shwaikh

The latest BDS victory in the UK was at the Sussex Students' Union on Friday the 27th of March. Sussex tried last year to pass an academic boycott motion that ended unsuccessfully with the majority of students voting against it.

Body Found On Beach Identified As Man Swept Out To Sea

PA | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK

The body of a man found washed up on a beach has been identified as missing Freddie Reynolds who was swept out to sea as he tried to rescue his friend...

Brighton - The UK's No 1 Foodie Hotspot

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

We were a tad skeptical when we heard that Brighton had knocked London out of top spot as the UK's number one restaurant and bar destination by Conde Nast Traveller readers. So we set out to eat and drink our way around Brighton for a weekend to see if the award was justified.

Seaside Horror As Man Killed By Police Car

PA | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK

A pedestrian has been killed by a police car in a seaside town. The man was struck on the A259 at White Rock, at the junction with the A21 Havelock...

My Formula for Avoiding Blue Monday

Nick Jones | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Jones

Well if you ask me the whole December/January transition is ridiculous. Being a glutton one minute and then abstaining the next seems like a sure fire recipe for a bipolar episode. Surely we would all be much better off changing our habits in a less drastic fashion? Perhaps we could start a detox in February... or March... maybe July?

Something Rotten in the State of Sussex

Gabriel Webber | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Politics
Gabriel Webber

Imagine what would happen to Britain if the Home Secretary had the power to expel anyone from the country "without assigning any reason." Then imagine what it would be like now if the power had always existed: no dissenting voices left, no debate; anyone in a minority either too intimidated to speak out or already deported.

'We're Pro-Fracking,' Say Villagers

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK

Sixty villagers whose community has been at the centre of anti-fracking protests have said Britain's shale gas and oil reserves should be exploited by...

Connecting Kent With Peru Via Cricket and Cigarette Cards

Kit Caless | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kit Caless

By the time I was old enough to work on those ferries, escaping Kent had become an obsession. Being so close to the coast, so close to France and the continent developed the gnawing idea that there was always something better, somewhere else.

They Don't Like It Up Em

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Politics

Fracking is causing anxiety in Tory strongholds in the South of England, a senior MP has warned. Nick Herbert said there was a "fear of the unknown...

Police Criticised Over Arrests At Fracking Protest

PA | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK

Fourteen protesters were arrested as a blockade at a rural site earmarked for exploratory drilling by a fracking company was cleared. The arrests c...

Councillor Under Investigation By Police Over 'Sexual Volcano' Comments

PA | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Politics

Police are looking into "thoughtless and extremely foolish" remarks about immigrant children by a former Conservative Party councillor. Sussex Poli...

Students Mustn't Fear Civil Disobedience

Megan Sherman | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Sherman

This isn't simply about the 235 Sussex staff losing their jobs, but the insidious, unaccountable nature of political decision making about universities. Pause to think for a moment how the flagship Tory mantra "There Is No Alternative" specifically discourages debate about the absent merits of their radical restructuring programme.

Foul Stench In South London Blamed On French Factory

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK

A foul stench of rotten eggs detected in Hastings on Tuesday morning had drifted over from France, police have said. The smell has been blamed on a...

Ice And Thick Fog Forces Airports To Cancel Flights

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK

Airports have been forced to cancel dozens of flights as ice and thick fog descended on the UK overnight. Heathrow Airport had around 60 cancellati...

Women Abandon Starving Dog Outside Pub

PA | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK

CCTV footage has been released by the RSPCA of two young women tying up and abandoning a severely emaciated dog outside a pub in freezing conditions. ...

Missing Boy In Need Of Cancer Treatment Found

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK

A seven-year-old boy urgently needing cancer treatment who went missing with his mother has been found safe and well. Police launched a nationwide ...

Biker Banned For A Year For Speeding At 152mph

PA | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK

A motorcyclist caught speeding at 152mph has been banned from the roads for 12 months after being convicted of dangerous driving, a safer roads partne...