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Snow and ‘significant’ wind chill heading towards Sussex, Met Office announce

With an icy blast heading our way from Siberia in the coming days, the Met Office has issued the following round-up of what we can expect, including snow showers.

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Award winning local has Beer Fest

The Tower pub in St Leonards holds its first Beer Festival this weekend.

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Hastings and Bexhill’s KFCs reopen following ‘operational issue’

Hastings and Bexhill’s KFCs reopen following ‘operational issue’

The KFC restaurants in Hastings and Bexhill reopened today (February 21) following the fried chicken shortage.

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Martin Godden, 30, from Moulsecoomb Way in Brighton, has made �400 from four KFC deliveries during the national shortage

COUNTY NEWS: Dad charges £100 for bargain bucket – and gets four orders from KFC addicts

A ceiling fixer who made £400 from selling bargain buckets to fried chicken addicts during the KFC shortage said he could not believe people bought them.

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COUNTY NEWS: Armed man arrested on suspicion of making explosive device

An area of riverbank around a Tesco supermarket in an East Sussex town has been cordoned off today (Wednesday, February 21) following the discovery of a suspicious device.

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Sussex schools warned after fraudsters steal up to £10,000 in email scam

Sussex schools warned after fraudsters steal up to £10,000 in email scam

Schools in Sussex have been warned of an increase in fraud reports where a criminal has pretended to be a head teacher.

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SLIDESHOW: East Sussex in pictures

We asked our readers to submit their favourite pictures from around East Sussex and we have been inundated with stunning photos.

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Art for art’s sake, money for cats’ sake

A local charity’s inaugural art exhibition, held at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings went down a storm with visitors and raised hundreds of pounds.

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British Heart Foundation urges everyone to support the organ donation scheme

The British Heart Foundation is urging people in the South East to ask their local MP to attend parliament this Friday to vote in favour of an ‘opt-out’ organ donation system.

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Olivia Hanson's flowing locks prior to being  cut to raise funds for The Little Princess Trust charity

Olivia’s hairdo is a cut above the rest

A Fairlight ‘princess’ had her beautiful hair cut off because she wanted to help ‘poorly children who do not have any of their own’.

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Larger than life entrepreneur and newspaper founder remembered

Larger than life character and popular serial Hastings and Bexhill entrepreneur, Martin Harrison has died aged 74 after a short illness.

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COUNTY NEWS VIDEO: Man ‘in serious condition’ after stabbing

A man was taken to hospital in a serious condition after a stabbing in Sussex last night (February 20), according to police.

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Hastings Pier. Photo by Eddie Mitchell.

Hastings Pier goes on market

Hastings Pier has been put on the market with ‘all offers to be considered’, according to a specialist real estate company.
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Warning after spate of charity box thefts across East Sussex

Warning after spate of charity box thefts across East Sussex

Police are warning businesses to take care after a number of charity box thefts across East Sussex.

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Anything Goes in April at St Mary in the Castle

The Renaissance Theatre Company returns to the stage in April, with a production of Cole Porter’s musical, ‘Anything Goes’, at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings.

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Video: Jodie Kidd voices support for hospice fundraiser

Limited places are available on Chestnut Tree House Hospice's fundraising Inca Trail.

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Abid Gulzar the owner of Eastbourne pier (Pic by Jon Rigby)

Eastbourne pier owner sets his sights on Hastings Pier

The flamboyant owner of Eastbourne pier has confirmed today (Tuesday) he wants to buy Hastings Pier.

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Operatic group’s show will go on with new leading man

A local operatic group’s search for a new leading man reaped rewards after an appeal went out in the Observer Series last month.

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Double Ofsted joy for St Mary’s School

Staff and pupils at St Mary’s School and College are celebrating after it was found to be ‘Good’ across all areas following joint Ofsted inspections in January.

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Hastings parents’ anguish over both children’s rare cancer diagnosis

The parents of two young children have been left devastated after both youngsters were diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

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