I'm going off my trolley with insane dieting advice

Over the years I have come up with a variety of strategies to cope with the tedium of frequent visits to the supermarket.
A deserted station during rush hour this morning

COMMENT: Sussex commuters left to suffer Southern rail Groundhog Day

It is fair to say that tens of thousands of ordinary Sussex folk are currently enduring a very dark version of Groundhog Day.

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Blaise Tapp is off to the pub

Don’t let the great British pub dry up

We are regularly told that January is the most miserable month of the lot: 31 short days and long cold nights when very few of us have any cash and are full of self-loathing.

Opinion 1

LEGAL CORNER: Japanese knotweed: garden invader could land you in legal hot water

Although as a property solicitor I am not renowned for my horticultural prowess, recently I have come to know quite a lot about the East Asian garden invader that is Japanese knotweed.


RICHARD WILLIAMSON: A whole world lies unopened

A funny thing happened to me as I did the water birds’ count last month at Fishbourne Channel. Seeing my binoculars a lady asked me if I could point out some BURWICK swans.


LEGAL CORNER: So, your doctor got it wrong — but negligence can be tricky to prove

To establish a clinical negligence claim you must prove negligence on the part of the medical practitioner, that the injury resulted from this negligence, and that the injury has a monetary value.


STUART McGINLEY: Acts of kindness to round off a strange year

One of the things I’ve really enjoyed doing at Spirit FM this year is Random Acts of Kindness, and we’ve just recorded more for Christmas.


RICHARD WILLIAMSON: Fascinating history of avocets

Avocets are such striking pied pipers that the Georgians could not resist putting them into glass cases where they could be viewed in the comfort of their own homes.

Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

Bauble, Holly, Sparkle and Hope

Although we still use the language of Christmas to describe the late December holiday, we now often hear festive, seasonal events described in other ways, like Winter Wonderland or Lapland Family Fun.

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Jenny Tinson at an exotic animals lecture SUS-160612-104949001

PLUMPTON COLLEGE: No two days are the same when you’re working at the vets

I’ve started at college again after a gap of more years than I care to think about having been made redundant from a healthcare job in 2014.


RICHARD WILLIAMSON: Country walk: Nutbourne Marshes

Today on this walk I am on the look-out for one of the rarest birds in Britain, plus one of the greatest success stories of its conservation.

The Right Reverend Richard Jackson, Bishop of Lewes

Who we are is about our relationships

It’s popular these days to look within to find the ‘real you’.

Oxen at work on the Sussex Downs. Black oxen were originally of Welsh stock while the true Sussex ox was red. There were also black and white beasts.

Ringmer man coveted his neighbour’s oxen

England’s first Lord Chancellor, William Cowper, when a barrister on circuit, wrote to his wife in 1690, complaining about the ruinous state of our county’s roads, especially in the Weald between the North and South Downs:

Blandys Madeira with Mince Pies and Cake SUS-161212-104752001

The wonderful world of sherry, port and Madeira wines

By Richard Esling BSc DipWSET


STUART McGINLEY: Closing date for Toy Appeal is fast approaching

We still have quite a few shopping days left to Christmas but at Spirit FM the closing date for this year’s Toy Appeal is fast approaching.


RICHARD WILLIAMSON: Walk: Eartham and Slindon Woods

I went for a 3.5mile (5.7kms) ramble through some of the prettiest woodlands in Sussex at the end of November. There are no stiles, and the going is nearly all hard, some of it courtesy of the Romans.

RICHARD WILLIAMSON: Eartham Woods is home to the sparrow-hawk

RICHARD WILLIAMSON: Eartham Woods is home to the sparrow-hawk

One of the raptor tribe (day-flying birds of prey) you may see in Earthham Woods and its surrounds is the sparrow-hawk, shown here in a photograph taken last month by Les De la mare of Bognor Regis.


LEGAL CORNER: Government moves to limit personal injury claims

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) recently announced plans to limit your right to claim compensation if you are injured…

Gary Roberts is Pompey's top scorer. Picture: Joe Pepler

How Pompey are shooting themselves in the foot

You don’t score if you don’t shoot.

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Circle of Wine Writers Christmas Party 2016 SUS-160512-103008001

Wines from Washington flow at writers’ Christmas bash

By Richard Esling BSc AIWS FIdM | Richard Esling is an experienced wine importer, merchant and consultant. He is founder and principal of the Sussex Wine Academy, runs a wine agency and consultancy company called WineWyse 
and is chairman of the Arundel Wine Society.

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