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etc columnist: Louise Margaret

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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.

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Life on Tapp with Blaise Tapp SUS-160516-112125001

What this election needs is a face off

We are four weeks into a seemingly never ending General Election campaign, one which is only creating excitement among avid players of political bingo.

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The Labour View SUS-170126-103738001

Democracy isn’t a game of Follow My Leader

The United Kingdom is a Parliamentary Democracy. Our Parliament has been called the Mother of Parliaments because our model of democracy has been exported the world over, arguably it’s our most significant export.

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

We set a national trend - make your vote count

We are now only three weeks away from the general election. At previous general elections, I have sometimes heard negative feedback saying “you are all the same” and that “it makes no difference whoever gets in”. I have not heard such feedback this time which doesn’t surprise me as the differences between the two choices could not be any greater.

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Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu

A constructive and courteous debate

Last week I was in London for a low-level meeting on Education and was invited to attend the ceremony in the House of Lords in which Parliament is prorogued, prior to the General Election.

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Asparagus panna cotta with dill sable biscuit

TONY STAPLES: Vegetarian treat is a pretty starter for everybody

It’s National Vegetarian Week from next Monday, May 15, and head chef Tony Staples, of the Arora Hotel, Crawley, has a delicious recipe just right for the occasion.

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

Tories increased seats in last week’s elections

Last week’s West Sussex County Council elections saw the Conservatives win in Crawley by almost 2000 votes over Labour which equated to a Conservative vote share in Crawley of 46% to Labour’s 38%. We were delighted to gain the Three Bridges County Council seat from Labour to take our Crawley total to four County Councillors to Labour’s five.

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Chiara Cecchetto and Giacomo Savorini, director of the Cosorzio Vini Colli Bolognesi

RICHARD ESLING: Head to Bologna for great wines as well as great food

Bologna is one of those Italian cities which, in the UK at least, seems only to be known for one thing – Bolognese sauce for your pasta.

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£5,000 to help therapeutic horsemanship programme

In Sussex, our love of horses goes back a very long way.

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The Labour View SUS-170126-103738001

Make education a priority in this election

There has been a good deal of news and activity relating to our schools and education recently, and no wonder. Schools right across Crawley and West Sussex are being starved of funds by this Tory Government.

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Life on Tapp with Blaise Tapp SUS-160516-112125001

My shelf life as a DIY alpha male

Now that the warm (er) weather is threatening to show its face, plenty of Britons are rolling up their sleeves to do what they do best - DIY.

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Johann Faurie, Penny Streeter and Duncan McNeil at Mannings Heath

RICHARD ESLING: That’s 38,000 vines planted, 962,000 to go

Underlining the exponential growth of English wine, particularly the sparkling variety, the UK wine industry recently announced that one million vines are expected to be planted in 2017.

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Henry Smith Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Crawley SUS-170205-071055001

I’m still fighting to promote blood cancer awareness

At one minute past midnight on Wednesday 3rd May, Parliament is dissolved and all MPs cease holding their position.

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

A battle to secure investment for Crawley

80% of our local government services are provided by West Sussex County Council. The County Council has a strong record on investing in Crawley and protecting front line services, while still delivering savings.

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Michael Neilson

NEILSON’S COLUMN (April 27, 2017): What on earth is a West End Wendy?

April 23, 2017. A memorable day for all.

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The tablet wine list

RICHARD ESLING: A wine list for the 21st century

There are wine lists and then there are wine lists.

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Rye Bay plaice fillet roulade with cheesy dill potato croquettes and saffron mussel velout�

DAVID WOODS: Roll up for a fresh fish dish

Put plaice on your supper menu this spring, says David Woods, executive head chef of the Sofitel London Gatwick.

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Reverend Thomas Robson

The gift of time

‘Bank holiday.’ Sometimes these can be two of the sweetest words in the English language.
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Katy Bourne

Sussex PCC's video log: National Stalking Awareness Week 2017

To mark National Stalking Awareness Week 2017, PCC Katy Bourne explains why it's so important to support the week, and what's being done in Sussex to help victims of this crime.

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