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RICHARD ESLING: Bordeaux that doesn’t break the bank

In the light of auction prices of some Bordeaux wines in the hundreds of pounds per bottle (even for recent vintages), together with reports that some Bordeaux wine prices have increased seven-fold in the past ten years, one could be forgiven for avoiding wines from this region, believing that a second mortgage would be necessary to try some.

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Cod supreme with butternut squash

TONY STAPLES: Go nutty with butternut squash

Add a splash of colour to your autumn dishes with versatile butternut squash says Tony Staples, executive, head chef of the Arora Hotel in Crawley.

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Crawley Town fan Geoff Thornton gives his views in his new column. SUS-150216-162912002

TASTE OF THE TERRACE: Crawley Town respond in perfect style to Luton challenge after Chesterfield defeat

Following Crawley Town’s abject defeat on Tuesday by bottom of the table Chesterfield it was no surprise that Reds fans viewed the visit of table-topping Luton Town with a fair degree of pessimism. They couldn’t have been more wrong.

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Charlie Stemp and the company when Half a Sixpence was at Chichester. Picture by Manuel Harlan

NEILSON’S COLUMN (October 2017): Charlie Stemp is a true triple-threat

Well, I had a long summer break, but I’m back at work, so I thought I’d better let you know what I’ve been up to.

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Microchipping is vital

How to keep your pet safe as evenings get darker

With fewer daylight hours at this time of year, it’s a good idea to take extra precautions to keep our pets safe.

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Having my blood pressure taken - which turned out to be good!

On Your Marks: My struggle for fitness and better health starts here

Sussex Sports Editor Mark Dunford is taking on a challenge to get healthier and fitter. Here he starts with a health check.
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Fan’s view: Grimsby pay Crawley Town big compliment

When you hear that Grimsby Town did not water the pitch before last Saturday’s game in order to stop the Reds playing their natural game on it, that was a huge compliment to Harry Kewell and his team.

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The Labour View SUS-170126-103738001

Evolving to make tolerance part of our DNA

Seventeen years ago, the Human Genome Project, the international effort to map out human DNA, announced they had completed a draft of the human genome and reiterated the old saying ‘there is only one race -- the human race’. Race has never had any meaningful scientific definition, yet science has never been at the core of why some people hate those they consider them to be different.

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Simpsons Wine Estate, Barham

RICHARD ESLING: Top quality is the key to English wine success

The success of English wines since their relatively recent re-birth continues unabated and I wrote earlier in 2017 about the prospect of a million vines being planted in the UK in this year alone.

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Katy Bourne

Sussex PCC’s video log: Working together is key to fighting anti-social behaviour

Filmed ahead of the Police & Crime Commissioner's ‘Listen Live: Partners Together’ crime summit this video examines anti-social behaviour in Hastings and Rother, and some of the great partnership work which is taking place in the area to tackle it.
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Crawley Town fan Geoff Thornton gives his views in his new column. SUS-150216-162912002

TASTE OF THE TERRACE: Crawley’s defence shines in draw at Grimsby

A close fought game at Blundell Park brought Crawley Town another well deserved point, a second clean sheet and a pleasingly entertaining afternoon’s football even if no goals were scored.

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The Constituency View with Henry Smith MP SUS-170126-103725001

A new commissioner to support ‘lifeblood’ SMEs

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. These aren’t just words, but a call to action from government following the release of figures showing that SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) benefitted from £12.2 billion worth of central government spending in 2015-16.

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The Conservative View with Cllr Duncan Crow SUS-170126-103712001

Climate is good for a cleaner, cooler future

As I write on Sunday evening, we are just a few hours away from Hurricane Ophelia making landfall on the southwest coast of Ireland. It feels quite surreal just to write that. A week ago, had anyone else written that, I would have said how it is impossible to get actual hurricanes close to Europe and the British Isles.

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Wines to curry favour

RICHARD ESLING: The perfect wines for Curry Week

Another of the ever-increasing number of food awareness days is upon us. National Curry Week runs from Monday to Sunday, October 9-15.

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Chocolate souffl�

DAVID WOODS: A delightfully simple soufflé for Chocolate Week

Not that you need an excuse, but as it is Chocolate Week it would be rude not to celebrate with this delicious soufflé from David Woods, executive head chef at the Sofitel London Gatwick.

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Just a Thought wiith the Bishop of Chichester SUS-171110-140358001

The sounds of the Earth

Even though there’s masses of open countryside in Sussex, the sound of contemporary technology is never far away.

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Crawley Town fans with the statue of Eric Morecambe at Morecambe. Pic by Steve Herbert SUS-171010-094951002

Fan’s view: More of the same please Harry Kewell after happy Morecambe away-day

As we pulled out of London Euston on the 08.30 Glasgow Central train on Saturday morning it was evident that we weren’t the only football fans travelling north to see a game.

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Crawley Town fan Geoff Thornton gives his views in his new column. SUS-150216-162912002

TASTE OF THE TERRACE; Crawley still struggle to hit a shot on target

Within an hour of Crawley Town securing all three points from their single-goal defeat of Morecambe at the Globe Arena I was asked whether the welcome result would make writing this week’s column an easier job.

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The Labour View SUS-170126-103738001

A positive welcome for the new Queens Square

On Saturday we officially re-opened Queens Square with a public celebration. It may seem like it has taken a while to complete, but if a job’s worth doing it’s worth doing well. Afterall, it took ten years from Crawley’s designation as a New Town for the original square to be completed.

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The Conservative View with Cllr Duncan Crow SUS-170126-103712001

Queens Square is just right for Crawley

Last Saturday I enjoyed attending the opening of the new Queens Square. I recognise that there has been a whole year of disruption while the works were being undertaken and it is pleasing to see that they have finally ended. The Queens Square regeneration follows the redevelopment of the old Sussex House site that brought Morrisons, Turtle Bay and Travelodge to the town centre.

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