The key looks for events this summer

From festivals to summer shows Charlotte Harding rounds up the key trends.

The Duchess of Cornwall will be visiting the South of England Show in Ardingly, Clarence House has announced today (May 25). Picture: Jennifer Munson Photography

COUNTY NEWS: Duchess of Cornwall to visit South of England Show

The Duchess of Cornwall will be visiting the South of England Show in Sussex, Clarence House has announced today (May 25).

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Atomic Kitten Natasha Hamilton is backing the campaign to #AvoidBlackHenna

Atomic Kitten singer joins campaign to warn holiday-makers to avoid black henna tattoos

Atomic Kitten Natasha Hamilton is backing a British Skin Foundation campaign to #AvoidBlackHenna as summer approaches.

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Sonny Hamilton, who turns three on Monday

Make Sonny’s dream to walk come true

Family and friends are doing everything they can to make a toddler’s dream of being able to walk come true.

FINISHING TOUCHES: An exhibitor works on final preparations at the world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London before the event opens to the public.

RHS concerned over garden ignorance

As the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show prepares to open its gates, new research has revealed the public’s worrying lack of knowledge about horticulture.

Attendees at St Catherine's Hospice's Memory Meadow in Priory Park on Saturday (May 20). Picture: St Catherine's Hospice

PICTURES: Hundreds celebrate hospice’s Memory Meadow

More than 350 people joined St Catherine’s Hospice at a special opening celebration of its Memory Meadow in Priory Park on Saturday (May 20).


Battered by storm but not broken, theatre finally fell to arsonist

For many years, the Forest Theatre was one of Crawley’s hidden gems.

Freshly cooked Thai, Senegambian, Pakistani street food and a hog roast is now on offer at the market. Picture: Crawley Borough Council

Eat your way around the world at market

Crawley’s market is expanding to include a wide range of specialist food stalls.

Sarah Cooper and Luke Randall in the multisensory room at Chestnut Tree

Find out more about children’s hospice week

Children’s hospice week takes place from May 22 until 28, Charlotte Harding heads to Chestnut Tree House to find out more.


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Tips on how to buy art for your home

Tips on how to buy art for your home

Charlotte Hardings picks up some advice from a Brighton gallery manager on how to buy art for your home.

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The Gatwick team getting ready for the Midnight Walk. Picture: St Catherine's Hospice

Hundreds set for Midnight Walk

More than 800 men, women and children are gearing up for St Catherine’s Hospice Midnight Walk.

Schools and youth groups can design a flag for the Loxwood Joust

Your chance to design a flag for joust

Schools and youth groups are being invited to design their own flag to be hung at this year’s Loxwood Joust, happening on August 5&6 and 12&13.

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Varietal blends

RICHARD ESLING: Great skill is needed for blending wine

Often misunderstood by the consumer as a technique in winemaking, blending is one of the greatest and most versatile of tools in the oenologist’s, or wine-maker’s, armoury.

Crawley Borough Council's energy switching scheme has saved more than one thousand residents

Save money on your energy bills

Homeowners in Crawley can save money on their energy bills with the council’s energy switch scheme.

David Bedding with his family in hospital

COUNTY NEWS: Daughter’s heartache over battle to save dad

“When people say their lives have been cut in half – that is how I feel.”

Wholewheat Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes. The Vegetarian Society

Quick and simple vegetarian recipes

National Vegetarian Week May 15 - 21 is all about getting stuck in and going veggie for the week.

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Alex Stedman with his mum, Liz, and dad, John

Beating cancer was ‘best feeling ever’, says Alex, 22

“I cried, I had been given a chance, it was the best feeling I have ever had.”

Discover a modern-day Viking voyage

Discover a modern-day Viking voyage

Jeannine Williamson embarks on a modern-day Viking voyage of discovery.

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Beer battered halloumi SUS-170515-140350001

Try National Vegetarian Week – it’s easier than you think

‘But what do you eat?’

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