The sad sight of those who can’t wait for Pompey to fail

If you pardon the pun, there’s been some knockout innuendo and rumours.

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Life on Tapp

Elderly care is an age-old dilemma

Gandhi once famously said that you can judge a country’s greatness by how it treats its animals, a sentiment that us Brits have long taken to heart.


Sussex PCC's video log: The alarming scale of elder abuse across Sussex

Two Sussex Elders' Commission members appeared alongside Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne on BBC Radio 4’s You & Yours recently talking about the rise in fraud against older residents.

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Blaise Tapp

You've a snowflake’s chance in hell of us keeping quiet over Trump

Am I an honorary snowflake? That is the question I have been asking myself during these first few days of what are bound to become known as the Trump Years.

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LEGAL CORNER: Concerned about a will? Can you challenge it?

It is a basic principle of English law that individuals are free to dispose of their estate in any way they wish. However, there are a number of ways in which a will can be challenged, or ‘contested’.


STUART McGINLEY: Back on the road to being a homeowner

I’ve talked before about how I loathe excessive charges from letting agents and how as tenants you sometimes feel ripped off when charged fees for them seemingly doing very little.


RICHARD WILLIAMSON: Country Walk: Up Marden

At this time of remembrance the walk starts in the churchyard of St.Michael, Up Marden, SU795142. This hamlet is on a minor road north of Walderton, seven miles northwest of Chichester.

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Our poppy is not a political symbol: Armistice Day Comment

Wembley tonight will be no place for the neutral.

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Cite du Vin

A taste of the future at Bordeaux’s Cité du Vin

If you ever needed another excuse to visit the fabulous city of Bordeaux (as if!), then this is it.

Vineyards near Gevrey Chambertin

The golden hills of Burgundy

Last week I was visiting vineyards in Burgundy, where some of the best, and most expensive, wines of the world are made.


STUART McGINLEY: Local Hero awards are extremely humbling

It was a truly humbling night last Friday at the Hilton, Avisford Park as we honoured more unsung heroes with Spirit FM’s Local Hero Awards.


LEGAL CORNER: The right to rent: a landlord’s guide

From 1 February 2016, landlords of residential property in England must carry out a rent check to ensure potential tenants have the right to rent in the UK.


Solving faults will have Pompey reaching for stars

Pompey left Home Park with the plaudits on Saturday.

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Our comment

OUR COMMENT: Huge costs threat to your free press

The phone hacking scandal which engulfed the News of the World shocked the nation.

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Google has entered the mobile arena

On October the 4th, Google held a big hardware event. There were quite a few important announcements, including Google Home (a speaker that responds to voice commands), Google WiFi (a WiFi system for your home), Google Chromecast Ultra, Daydream and VR headsets and last, but by no means least, the new Google Pixel (5” screen) and Pixel XL (5.5” screen) smartphones.


LEGAL CORNER: Help to Buy is ending, but there’s still hope

The UK housing market has remained resilient and house prices continue to rise, so it is perhaps not surprising to hear so many people are struggling to step onto the first rung of the property ladder.


RICHARD WILLIAMSON: Country walk: Cowdray Park

I have made a short walk this week, all I could manage with shingles, but extremely pleasant nevertheless and with a view of what must be the most famous tree in Sussex.


GARDENING - your jobs for October

October is one of the most colourful times of the year. Many flowers are still blooming and the leaves on trees and shrubs are beginning to change to fiery colours like red, yellow and orange.


STUART McGINLEY: The Local Hero Awards are a very special event

I’ve had another busy week as Spirit FM prepares for its 10th Local Hero Awards.

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Grape harvest at Blackdown Ridge Estate looks promising

While we have all been enjoying the bonus of a spell of Autumn sunshine, vineyard owners have had even greater appreciation. None more so than the team at Blackdown Ridge Estate, one of the newest English wine producers on the Sussex scene.

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