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DAVID WOODS: A delicious excuse to go blackberry picking

David Woods, executive head chef of Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel, raids the hedgerows to create a stunning seasonal dessert.

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Lobster and Taittinger

RICHARD ESLING: This elegant champagne is perfect with lobster

When it comes to food and wine, there are certain things that just seem right together.

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Crawley Town season ticket holder Geoff Thornton

TASTE OF THE TERRACE: It was more of the same problems against Cheltenham

Saturday’s trip to Cheltenham already had the air of an end of season six-pointer about it that was acknowledged by Harry Kewell as he reverted to the line-up he obviously views as his strongest.

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Crawley Town fan Steve Herbert

Fan’s view: Steve Herbert calls for patience as first win is just around the corner

Two league games in and some fans are already moaning.

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

Focussing on welfare in slaughterhouses

In Crawley we have an MP who has conviction and who makes a difference. On the 3rd of February 2015, Crawley MP Henry Smith put forward an Adjournment debate in the House of Commons calling for the mandatory introduction of CCTV in slaughterhouses. This followed the release of secret recordings that showed shocking and appalling mistreatment of animals in a slaughterhouse.

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The Brighton Pebbles group

Supporting parents across the county

Most new parents have had The Panic

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Wine: enjoy responsibly

RICHARD ESLING: The pros and cons of a glass of wine

A report in the International drinks trade magazine, The Drinks Business, reads: “A 29-year study into the effects of alcohol and dementia has found that older adults who consume alcohol on a regular basis are more likely to live to the age of 85 without dementia compared with non-drinkers.”

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

Green measures already helping the planet

A trip to the supermarket can highlight how far environmental policy has come in just a few years.

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Two pink wines for an English summer

RICHARD ESLING: Wines for a typically English summer

August is here and our Mediterranean style summer has transformed itself into the normal English Summer.

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Smoked ham hock terrine with pea puree

TONY STAPLES: This tasty terrine is flexible food for the summer

Bring on the picnics with this easy terrine that also makes an elegant starter. Tony Staples, executive head chef of the Arora Hotel Gatwick Crawley, explains how.

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Alexia Rowley

COLUMN: Why parents are the bright future of our workforce

Alexia Rowley on why parenthood improves your performance at work.

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The Labour View SUS-170126-103738001

Taking the heat out of energy problems

In a representative democracy, the only chance we voters have to shape Government policy is voting for MPs, doing so on the basis of the manifesto they set before us. That’s why it’s a big deal to u-turn on a manifesto, it’s a broken contract with the electorate, every one is a serious breach of our democratic traditions and yet in just two months we’ve numbed to the Conservatives ditching their election commitments.

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

The plan for EU citizens post Brexit

There are those at home and abroad with political agendas who don’t want the UK to be successful outside of the EU. An example of this was last week when we saw an absurd claim that was given wide publicity, which said that our planes won’t fly after Brexit. Such nonsense distracts from the real issues and while I firmly believe that Brexit will benefit our country in the long-term, I also recognise that there are short-term challenges and issued to be resolved.

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Arundel Festival Wine Trail 2017

RICHARD ESLING: Arundel Festival wine events return

The Arundel Festival is looming large on the horizon, starting Saturday, August 19, and running for a full ten days up until Bank Holiday Monday, August 28.

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The Labour View SUS-170126-103738001

The taxing question of paying for parking

If you’re a representative for an area, I believe you have a duty to represent it. The actions of Crawley Tories increasingly say otherwise.

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

Paying for the parking improvement scheme

It was very disappointing that at last Wednesday evening’s Full Council meeting of Crawley Borough Council, that Labour Councillors voted to sabotage a Conservative proposal to help address neighbourhood parking problems.

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Cybercrime

COMMENT: Hidden threat of cybercrime under the radar – but no longer

The humble bobby on the beat is the traditional symbol of security.

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

A week of privilege representing Crawley

Speaking up for Crawley in Westminster is my privilege. No two days are the same and I’d like to give a flavour of what I’ve been working on over the last week.

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The Labour View SUS-170126-103738001

We are the best place for a stroke unit

It has been claimed that the NHS is our national religion, we certainly all call upon it in moments of desperation, usually on matters of life and death.

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Crawley Town season ticket holder Geoff Thornton.
Picture by Steve Robards

TASTE OF THE TERRACE: Crawley Town look promising in high quality game against Chelsea

Three weeks before the new season starts everything seems to be on track for Crawley Town and new manager Harry Kewell.
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