Your news: Best foot forward with Crawley running club

With Christmas behind us for another year, a leading charity-affiliated running club is on the lookout for new members.

Noor Mosque in Langley Green gather for New Year's Day prayer and community litter pick - picture submitted by the mosque

UGC: Mosque holds litterpick to help build community spirit in young

Worshippers old and young at the Noor Mosque in Langley Green gathered on New Year’s Day for prayers followed by a community litter pick and clean up of the neighbourhood.

The larger than normal Crawley Town crowd for their match against Hartlepool. Pic: PW Sport Photography SUS-170114-163411002

A FAN’S VIEW: Pay What You Can exceeds all expectations

Not since May 2015, Coventry City at home and our fateful relegation to League Two had the Checkatrade Stadium seen a bigger attendance than last Saturday’s.

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UGC: Campaigner’s huge charity challenge

UGC: Campaigner’s huge charity challenge

Crawley handcycling enthusiast Rob Groves is planning to take on a four week, 2,500 mile journey along England’s coastline.

UGC: Snowhill’s support for Alzheimer’s Society

UGC: Snowhill’s support for Alzheimer’s Society

A Copthorne-based garden centre is hoping to raise thousands for Alzheimer’s Society throughout 2017, as part of a new partnership with the charity.

Sing For Better Health in Brighton

New years bring new beginnings

A new year marks a time when many people redouble their efforts to get fit and stay fit.

A steward in the P&O Club lounge

RICHARD ESLING: Hop across the channel for a little re-stocking

Assuming that your only acknowledgement to ‘Dry January’ is to avoid sweet wines, now is the perfect time for a hop across the channel to re-stock the ‘cellar’, which has been ransacked and pillaged over the last few weeks.


UGC: Training students on how to talk to dementia patients

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust’s (SCFT) Voluntary and Community Development Team has launched their first group of Connect with Dementia Volunteers on Viking Ward at Crawley Hospital.

A deserted station during rush hour this morning

COMMENT: Sussex commuters left to suffer Southern rail Groundhog Day

It is fair to say that tens of thousands of ordinary Sussex folk are currently enduring a very dark version of Groundhog Day.

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Blaise Tapp is off to the pub

Don’t let the great British pub dry up

We are regularly told that January is the most miserable month of the lot: 31 short days and long cold nights when very few of us have any cash and are full of self-loathing.

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A fan’s view: Drummy’s new side suggest a happy 2017

Sitting 13th in the League might be unlucky for some, but not for Crawley Town who started the new year a healthy mid-table in League Two, six points outside the play-offs with a very creditable 32 points on the board.

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Reverend Tom Robson

God humbled himself to meet us in the reality of ordinary, new-born life.

On January 6 the church celebrates Epiphany

Wines for the turkey curry

RICHARD ESLING: Would anyone like some turkey curry?

Turkey curry anyone? Perhaps not.

French onion soup

DAVID WOODS: A fuss-free recipe for some welcome winter warming

It shouldn’t always be the case of ‘out with the old’ in the new year. David Woods, executive head chef at the Sofitel London Gatwick hotel, revives a classic recipe for some winter warming.

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‘What a way to run a railway’ - broadcaster gives his views

Broadcaster David Hamilton, who lives near Horsham, has written this article about the state of the railways.

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Crawley Town fan Geoff Thornton gives his news in  his new column SUS-150216-162649002

TASTE OF THE TERRACE: Crawley celebrate New Year with sweet revenge against Yeovil

The festive fixtures brought mixed fortune to Crawley Town but following a very poor start on Boxing Day they are now upwardly mobile again.

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Life on Tapp with Blaise Tapp SUS-160516-112125001

Can a tablet improve a family’s life?

For the past week in our house, ever since a fat man in a red suit paid us a visit, there have been episodes of unnerving silence.

Dr. Russell popularised sea bathing and the curative powers of drinking seawater and in doing so hugely boosted Brightons resort status. This photograph shows the beach in Edwardian times with the Royal Albion Hotel visible beyond the Palace Pier.

A doctor’s glad tidings had them all drinking seawater

A doctor from Lewes became a very wealthy man indeed after recommending that drinking seawater could cure a host of illnesses.

A selection of dessert wines

RICHARD ESLING: It’s time to choose your festive wines

Is it just me, or does the festive season get busier and busier every year?

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