A PERVERT who trawled the internet before travelling the length of the country to meet two girls for sex was told he faced jail.
Kevin Watson, 50, of Old Harrow Road, St Leonards, admitted five charges of sexual activity with a girl whom he did not reasonably believe to be over 16.
A HEROIC shopkeeper thwarted a would-be robber – and held him until police arrived.
Have-a-go-hero Dhaval Patel was praised after he tackled the man trying to steal cigarettes from Turner’s Old Town Sweet Shop. He said: “I wasn’t really scared. It had to be done.”
TWO life-long friends met for a beer on an Old Church Road bench – 50 years after seeing two old men doing the same. Anthony Hall and Trevor Bolingbroke made the pact in 1960 after saying: “That will be us one day.”
THOUSANDS of people attended the grand re-opening of the East Hill Lift – three years after it closed for repair work. The 108-year-old funicular needed fixing after it crashed into the end stations.
SHOPPERS at Tesco in Hollington got a shock when Gordon Brown popped in to rally support for Michael Foster in the run-up to the election. Crowds gathered excitedly, although some people seemed more annoyed at having to wait for his entourage to clear the escalators.
Sporting highlight: Hastings lad Michael Yardy was named in England’s ICC World Twenty20 World Cup squad. The Sussex captain and all-rounder forged his skills playing locally for Battle and Hastings Priory. Yardy was hailed as the best bowler in the world at the 20 over version of the game.