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New Grammar School was a controversial move

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro looks at the final part of Queens Road to take shape and the building of Hastings Grammar School.

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Bluebells at Angmering Park Estate. Photo by Lisa Jane

Best bluebell spots in Sussex – as chosen by our readers

Our readers have shared with us some of their favourite spots in the county to see these beautiful flowers.

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Owners pay £3,500 for their new pet

Owners pay £3,500 for their new pet

Pet owners stump up almost £3,500 in the first year of owning their animal, a survey has found.

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Alexia Rowley - Parenting the role of a lifetime

Alexia Rowley on why having a child really is for the long term

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Byrd and Spry’s how to guide - DIY decoration

Byrd and Spry’s Ella Turner shares her DIY Easter tips.

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Local firm traded through two World Wars

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro looks at the origins of local builders merchants Crew and Co.

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A painting of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Cloudesley Shovell in full fig. His mothers house in Hastings is pictured to his right. Intriguingly, an 1824 edition of The Gentlemans Magazine asserts that Shovell himself lived there for a while.

Admiral who took Gibraltar died in shipwreck tragedy

A distinguished admiral who in 1704 helped capture Gibraltar for England counted among his many civic appointments that of Commissioner of the London Sewers. The latter an amusingly apt role for a man whose surname was … Shovell!

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COUNTY NEWS VIDEO: Fatboy Slim thrilled to be performing on ‘his doorstep’ at Wild Life

Sussex’s Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) said he is thrilled to be performing on ‘his doorstep’ at this year’s Wild Life Festival.

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The lifetime of a homeowner - including moving out at 21 and spending £26 on redecorating

The lifetime of a homeowner - including moving out at 21 and spending £26 on redecorating

The average UK homeowner moves out of their parent’s at 21, lives in seven houses and spends £26,295 on redecorating over their lifetime, according to new research.

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Get out in the garden ready for spring

Stone Cross Nurseries explore the spring sensation which offers some of the biggest and best blooms in spring.

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Adding colour to the garden

Video: Transform your garden into the outdoor space you’ve always wanted

Getting the garden ready for summer can be a daunting task after a long winter and it can be hard to find the time or motivation to get out there and tackle it in one go.

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PDA chief executive Neil Ogilvie. Picture: Shepherd PR Limited

COUNTY NEWS: Householders warned of unscrupulous tradesmen

Sussex householders are being warned about unscrupulous tradesmen using a national trade body’s logo illegally.

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This year's runners. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

PICTURES: This year’s Brighton Marathon runners

Our photographer Eddie Mitchell captured these terrific pictures of this year’s Brighton Marathon runners.

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COUNTY NEWS: Brighton Marathon winners revealed

The fastest time at this year’s Brighton Marathon was two hours and 27 minutes.

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Homeowners have been issued advice ahead of the bank holiday weekends. Picture: St John Ambulance

COUNTY NEWS: DIY first aid advice ahead of bank holiday

St John Ambulance has issued DIY first aid advice ahead of the bank holiday weekends.

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The study revealed British women opt for looks rather than comfort

COUNTY NEWS: £3 billion unworn shoes could be hidden in women’s wardrobes

More than £3 billion worth of rarely worn or unworn shoes could be hidden in women’s wardrobes, a recent survey has revealed.

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Brits need a break just 29 days after getting home

Brits need a break just 29 days after getting home

The average Brit feels like they need a holiday just 29 days after returning from their last one, a study has found.

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Gatwick passengers can catch a low-cost direct flight from September. Picture: Norwegian

Catch a low-cost flight at Gatwick to Seattle and Denver

Gatwick passengers will be able to catch a low-cost direct flight to Seattle and Denver from September, it has been revealed.

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Stade exhit of model railroad

The Kent and East Sussex Group of the National Model Railroad Association British Region present an exhibition at the Stade Hall, The Stade, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings on Saturday, April 22, 10-4pm.

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Holidaymaking Brits spend £144M replacing forgotten items

Holidaymaking Brits spend £144M replacing forgotten items

British sun-seekers spend a staggering £144 million each year replacing their items they have forgotten to pack for their holidays.

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