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Giants of Steam At Bluebell Railway

What are you doing over the weekend of 11th/12th/13th October? Why not make a date to visit the Bluebell Railway as they play host to some ‘big, friendly giants!’ You can relive the romantic age of steam with its sights, sounds…….and smells! One of the visitors 60009, ‘Union of South Africa’, once hauled trains between London King’s Cross and Edinburgh, …

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Right Royal Fundraiser For Surrey’s Orpheus

Right Royal Fundraiser For Surrey’s Orpheus

Surrey-based charity, Orpheus benefited from a fundraiser attended by HRH The Earl of Wessex at Trevereux Manor and raised more than £85,000. HRH The Earl of Wessex hosted the opening night of the final Trevereux Manor Gala, and was accompanied by his wife, the Countess of Wessex. Trevereux Manor Gala, one of the Orpheus Centre’s most popular and prestigious events …

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The Nomination Time Is Almost Up For Reigate & Banstead Sports Awards

The Nomination Time Is Almost Up For Reigate & Banstead Sports Awards

Has 2018 seen you inspired by a local athlete? Perhaps motivated by a coach? Have you been impressed by a volunteer? Or, are you just simply proud of your club? Now is your chance to give your say in the community. Nominations are open for the Reigate and Banstead Sports Awards 2018, however, the closing date for entries is Sunday, …

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West Sussex Cancer Survivor Gina Puts The Miles In

West Sussex Cancer Survivor Gina Puts The Miles In

A cancer survivor from Horsham who completed the London Marathon earlier this year to mark ten years being in remission from ovarian cancer is now planning to put the miles in again by taking on a challenge which could be a Guinness World Record. Earlier this year, Gina Leadbeatter, 35, took part in the world-famous London Marathon for Clic Sargent, …

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Car Greats From The States To Visit Sussex

Car Greats From The States To Visit Sussex

The popular Horsham Americarna is back at the end of this month on Sunday, September 30 between 10.00am and 4.00pm in Horsham town centre, and this year the event is in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice. Returning for a second year, Americarna is an American-themed show where visitors can expect to see greats from The United States – classic American …

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Abi & Ben’s Rust To Rome Journey For Turners Hill Charity

Abi & Ben’s Rust To Rome Journey For Turners Hill Charity

A driving duo from Sussex have completed a charity drive taking them from Edinburgh to Rome in just nine days. The challenge covering more than 4,500 miles featured some of Europe’s most beautiful sights and saw the pair raise more than £1,300 for Turners Hill-based charity, Sullivan’s Heroes. Abi Quinn and Ben Blackmar from East Grinstead set off from the …

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Specsavers Sign New Deal With Surrey FA

Specsavers Sign New Deal With Surrey FA

Specsavers has extended its support for a further three years with the Surrey Football Association (Surrey FA). The agreement ensures that the leading optical retail chain continues to support Surrey FA in its mission of creating football opportunities for all. Caroline McRoyall, chief executive of the Surrey FA, said: “We’re really excited to have Specsavers on board for another three …

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Remembering Ray Alan

Remembering Ray Alan

This month, RH History Uncovered looks back on the life of the legendary ventriloquist star of stage and screen, Ray Alan. Born 88 years-ago, the popular performer who lived in Reigate, entertained generations most notably with the puppet Lord Charles the puppet duo of Tich and Quakers. Born in South London in 1930, Ray Alan’s TV career would go on …

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Reigate School Students Listen To Holocaust Survivor’s Testimony

Reigate School Students Listen To Holocaust Survivor’s Testimony

During the summer term, students at Reigate’s Dunottar School heard a heartfelt testimony from Holocaust survivor Rudi Oppenheimer as part of a visit to the school organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET). Mark Tottman, headmaster at Dunottar School, said: “It is a privilege for us to welcome Rudi Oppenheimer to Dunottar, and his testimony will remain a powerful reminder …

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What’s new for Lindfield Arts Festival 2018

What’s new for Lindfield Arts Festival 2018

It is bigger and better than ever. The 9th Lindfield Arts Festival showcases both new and upcoming local performing and fine artists whilst encouraging the community to celebrate the unique spirit of mid Sussex’s culture. There will be fresh food stalls and plenty of seating in the High Street to watch, listen and meet whilst enjoying performances by local dance …

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Bringing Home The Harvest

Bringing Home The Harvest

Following a long hot and dry summer which has seen crops face a tough time in torrid growing conditions, it is now the time for you to get harvesting! Get outside in the late summer sunshine and bring home the harvest for you and your family! By Jacob White

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Mixed Berry & Gin Jam

Mixed Berry & Gin Jam

Cooking time:20 minutes plus macerating and standing Makes: 3 x 600g jars. Vegetarian | Gluten Free The next day, put a small freezeproof plate in the freezer. Set the berries over a low heat and stir occasionally until the sugar has dissolved. Add the lemon juice, then bring to a vigorous boil. Allow to bubble for 10 minutes, skimming off …

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Gatwick Becomes First Airport To Secure Zero Waste To Landfill Award

Gatwick has become the first UK airport to achieve a zero waste to landfill accreditation from the Carbon Trust. The new Carbon Trust standard was established to provide a framework for verifying zero waste to landfill claims and recognises Gatwick for diverting its non-hazardous waste streams from landfill. The airport has also been recertified as a carbon neutral airport through …

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Surrey Singer Proving To Be ‘El Of A Performer’

Surrey Singer Proving To Be El Of A Performer

Surrey-born singer and music student Ellie Firmo is proving that she is quite a performer as she secures more gigs dates across Surrey and Sussex. Splitting her time between Surrey and Brighton where she is studying, Ellie is sharing her huge passion for music at gigs and live radio appearances locally. After first performing at her primary school’s Christmas concert …

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The waiting is nearly over! Portland Vets Opening Soon In Horley

Portland Vets Opening Soon In Horley! The refurbishment on the old Chequers site is almost complete, and a new vets is coming to Horley this September!! Portland Vets offer clients and their pet the best of care, in comfortable and calm surroundings, with up to date skills and equipment. Going the extra mile to reassure our patients on their visits …

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Things To Consider When Being A Tropical Fish Owner

Things To Consider When Being A Tropical Fish Owner

Keeping tropical fish has grown in popularity in recent years and as pets, tropical fish are rewarding to own, but it is also a big responsibility. Tropical fish are not simple creatures to look after, in fact they have specific needs and they require attentive and routine care if they are to remain fabulous fish. Tropical fish are not as …

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Reigate Personal Trainer Olivia Proves Life Can Be Fantastic Without Plastic

Reigate Personal Trainer Olivia Proves Life Can Be Fantastic Without Plastic

A born and bred personal trainer from Reigate proved this summer that life can be fantastic without plastic as she took part in plastic-free July. The challenge included an array of fundraising activities to raise money and awareness of Surfers Against Sewage, a UK-based charity battling plastic pollution. Olivia Furner, 25, a full-time personal trainer and fitness blogger from Reigate …

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What To Do If You Misfuel

What To Do If You Misfuel

What should you do should you happen to have a lapse in concentration at the fuel pump and put petrol in your diesel engine? It is easily done, you might be stressed after a day at work, or you have an appointment to attend, all is not lost should misfuel but, there are steps you should take. If you realise …

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Reigate Group Takes Part In First National Swift Awareness Week

Reigate Group Takes Part In First National Swift Awareness Week

Swift Protection Association Reigate (SPARE) took part in the first national Swift Awareness Week, which was held in the summer. For the week, organisations across the UK held events to raise awareness of swifts and to educate the public and share information. SPARE was given a space outside Morrisons in Reigate – members gave out leaflets, booklets, photographs of swifts …

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Crawley Hockey Club Pitches Crowd Fundraiser Idea To The Community

Crawley Hockey Club Pitches Crowd Fundraiser Idea To The Community

Crawley’s historic summer of sport is not over just yet, the FIFA World Cup in Russia saw England reach the tournament’s last four, a first for the senior men’s team in 28 years; and it featured two of Crawley’s favourite sons – England manager, Gareth Southgate and BBC Sport presenter Dan Walker. You are now being invited to be part …

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Planning Your Christmas Spending

It might only be September, and you may still be thinking summer holidays rather than Christmas holidays, however, if you want to avoid credit card debts in the New Year it is never too early to start planning your Christmas spending. Avoid 2019 starting with an “argh!”, and get organised now! Planning your Christmas spending does not mean you need …

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Get Your Kicks & Join A Football Club

Get Your Kicks & Join A Football Club

Have you been inspired by the superb performance of Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions in reaching the 2018 FIFA World Cup Semi Finals? In the end, football did not come home, however, you can take to the pitch and dream of your own golden glory. Put simply, go on, get your kicks and join a local football club! Disability Football Access …

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Harvard Researchers Confirm Authenticity Of Sussex Declaration

Harvard Researchers Confirm Authenticity Of Sussex Declaration

Researchers from the world famous US institution, Harvard University have worked on a project to date the Sussex Declaration of Independence. Testing of the Sussex Declaration of Independence parchment housed in the West Sussex Record Office ages the document as being produced in 1780s. The Sussex Declaration, as it has become known, is the only other contemporary manuscript copy of …

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Creating Your Perfect Window On The World

Creating Your Perfect Window On The World

Whether you have a bay or straight window, creating your perfect window on the world is going to be your goal. From curtains and drapes to Roman blinds, there are lots of choices when it comes to window dressings. It might be a cliché, but windows are the eyes of your home and the way you dress them can make …

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Get Snap Happy At Buchan Country Park & Win A Prize

Get Snap Happy At Buchan Country Park

The 2018 Friends of Buchan Country Park photography competition is open, and it is your chance to indulge in your passion for photography and at the same time win a cash prize. If you are a visitor to the park with a keen eye for photography, you can enter the competition organised by Friends of Buchan Country Park for your …

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Footloose, Kick Off The Sunday Shoes This Autumn!

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory – Footloose – bursts into life at Crawley’s Hawth Theatre this October with an exhilarating performance from COS Musical Theatre. COS Musical Theatre is performing the 80’s classic, a musical that centres around teenager Ren and his mother Ethel who move from Chicago to a small farming town when his …

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Get Your Kit Right, Get Your Kicks Right!

Get Your Kit Right, Get Your Kicks Right!

The winter sports season is here and for the next few months as the colder, wetter, darker days arrive so do football, rugby and hockey matches, and cross country running events. If you plan to get active, are you correctly equipped? Think about getting your kit right, after all, by getting your kit right you will be sure to get …

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Surrey Charity Welcomes Liberal Democrat Leader Sir Vince Cable To Event

Surrey Charity Welcomes Liberal Democrat Leader Sir Vince Cable To Event

Surrey-based charity, The Challengers welcomed Liberal Democrat Leader Sir Vince Cable to speak at its Champions Business Club in the summer. The former Business Secretary joined the charity to speak about the third sector and the strengths of social enterprises. Challengers provides play and leisure schemes for disabled children and young people. Currently supporting more than 1,400 families across 25 …

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Turn Good Grades Into Great Grades

Turn Good Grades Into Great Grades

September heralds the start of a new academic year, and this month represents the perfect opportunity for you to reevaluate your child’s progress. This is especially true for those who are looking to make the most of their studies and to convert good grades into great ones! Go on, make this the year grades soar! Is your child nervous about the …

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PAW PATROL LIVE! “THE GREAT PIRATE ADVENTURE”

The UK’s Favourite Pup Stars are coming to the Brighton Centre this September 8th & 9th. In PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” Mayor Goodway is getting everything shipshape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. However, when Cap’n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, it’s PAW Patrol to the rescue! Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky and Zuma save …

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WIN a pair of tickets to the Champions League of Darts

WIN a pair of tickets to the Champions League of Darts

TOP-CLASS darts will return to The Brighton Centre this September following confirmation that the BBC-televised Champions League of Darts is to be hosted at the south coast venue. The eight-player tournament sees two groups of four facing off across the opening three sessions, with a double session on Saturday September 22nd followed by the afternoon session on Sunday September 23rd. …

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Community Fund Opens For Health & Wellbeing Groups

Organisation Healthwatch West Sussex has launched a community fund for local community and voluntary groups with the aim to gather an insight into people’s health and social care experiences with a view to influencing future improvements across the West Sussex area. The organisation, which is autonomous from the NHS, and part of Healthwatch England works to make health and care …

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Horsted Keynes’ Friends Of Chernobyl’s Children Garage Sale Trail Returns

On Saturday, September 1, garages, driveways and front gardens across Horsted Keynes will be open for business as part of a village fundraising event for Friends Of Chernobyl’s Children Mid Sussex. The event will see villagers put up for sale bric-a-brac, homemade crafts and home produce in exchange for a donation of £10 to the charity, with all profits made …

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Reigate Students Raise Money For African Communities

Students at Dunottar School in Reigate have raised £310 in support of Kids for Kids, an organisation that aims to help malnourished children in Darfur, Sudan. Kids for Kids work sees it loan families goats and provide an integrated package of sustainable projects in the region. Dunottar students embarked upon a range of innovative fundraising initiatives, which included an own-clothes …

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Crawley Young Readers Snack To Success

West Sussex families have been learning which foods and drinks contain the most sugar and spotting healthier alternatives as residents entered the healthier snacking challenge at libraries in the county. A treasure hunt style quiz, part of the West Sussex sugar reduction programme, and delivered in partnership with the West Sussex Library Service, saw them scouring the bookshelves for answers. …

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East Grinstead Hospital’s Sleep Expert Receives Achievement Medal

East Grinstead Hospital’s Sleep Expert Receives Achievement Medal

Dr Venn received his prestigious College Medal at a ceremony at Central Hall, Westminster, with 1,100 spectators which he described as a great honour to be recognised by the Royal College of Anaesthetists. The sleep expert added: “I have been involved in the college for around 20 years and this medal means the work I have been doing is regarded …

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Haywards Heath Rugby Club Scores Big Following Council Funding Deal

Haywards Heath Rugby Club is celebrating an announcement from Mid Sussex District Council that the council will provide funding of £40,000 to the club which will go towards improving the club’s Whitemans Green clubhouse in Cuckfield. Mid Sussex District Council received £40,000 as a one-off payment for the installation of a telephone mast at Whitemans Green. The council passed the …

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Redhill’s Malcolm Proves He Has Got The Power

Malcolm says: “It isn’t always easy to find the right facilities and I’ve tried a lot of different places over the years. Here, there is a good set up for weight training – it’s a great community resource.” Strongman Malcolm is a non-smoker and does not drink alcohol, he believes that his clean-living and healthy lifestyle and approach to life …

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Personal Best’ Records Broken In Annual Sussex Fundraising Bike Ride

Riders made great progress and broke their personal best records when Horsham Wheels for All held its annual fundraising bike ride from Shoreham to Horsham, using the Downslink cycle route. The club welcomes all ages and abilities and encourages use of a wide range of adapted bikes, with instruction from the county council’s Bikeability team. A Bikeability spokesperson, said: “The …

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Getting Your Running Shoes On For Sussex Children’s Hospice

Keen and enthusiastic runners looking for an energetic challenge are being invited to dust their running shoes off and take part in the Chestnut Tree House Littlehampton 10k Run which takes place next month on Sunday, September 9. Every kilometre you run and every penny you raise will be helping babies, children and young adults with life-shortening illnesses who are …

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Haywards Heath’s Kangaroos Enjoy A Donation Bounce

Haywards Heath-based charity Kangaroos is feeling a donation bounce after house builder Taylor Wimpey’s South Thames region announced that the charity was the first winner of the recently launched donation box scheme at its Greenhill Gardens development. The initiative invites residents, and visitors to the development in Haywards Heath to vote for one of three good causes to receive £250. …

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Social Media Manager (Part Time)

If you are a commercially-driven social media professional struggling to keep that work-life balance in check, this could be a game-changing role for you… Mantra Magazines Ltd is the largest independent community magazine publisher in the South of England. Our magazine, RH Uncovered, promotes over...

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Your Chance To Shape Local Democracy

The closing date for you to give your opinion on the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) Reigate and Banstead Electoral Review Consultation is this month. The independent LGBCE is asking for resident’s views on its electoral review of Reigate and Banstead Borough Council. Early draft recommendations propose new council wards, ward boundaries and ward names across the council …

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Walk On Hot Coals For Surrey Charity

Walk On Hot Coals For Surrey Charity

Are you feeling brave? Do you think you can feel the heat? Surrey-based children’s charity, The Children’s Trust will be hosting its first sponsored Fire Walk this autumn, and you are invited to slip off your shoes! The Tadworth charity’s fire walk will offer people the opportunity to conquer their fire fears and dare to tread their feet on hot …

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Crawley MP Backs Campaign Against Animal Testing

Crawley MP, Henry Smith MP has hailed the contribution of The Body Shop in securing nearly six million signatures for the Forever Against Animal Testing campaign and has visited the company’s store in Crawley town centre to sign the campaigning petition himself. The campaign is being run in conjunction with Cruelty Free International, and seeks to reach eight million signatures …

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Get Involved With The Ashdown Forest WI

Get Involved With The Ashdown Forest WI

Ashdown Forest WI which only started in January this year is inviting you to join as a new member of the organisation which meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Although less than a year-old, members of the group who meet at Nutley’s War Memorial Hall have had a series of interesting talks and demonstrations from experts in their …

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The Reigate Couple Going The Extra Mile For Charity

The Reigate Couple Going The Extra Mile For Charity

An energetic and charitable couple from Reigate are going the extra mile and getting their cycle helmets and running shoes on to complete two high-energy fundraising events. The pair hope to raise money for charity St Catherine’s Hospice after staff at the local hospice cared for people close to the couple’s hearts’. The challenges have required meticulous planning and preparation, …

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Reigate Community Gathers Together At St Catherine’s Hospice Memory Meadow

Earlier this summer more than 200 people joined St Catherine’s Hospice for the charity’s popular annual Memory Meadow remembrance service in Priory Park. The special event, which was led by Rev Lisa Rainier, spiritual care lead at St Catherine’s gave people a chance to remember someone they love, through live music, poems and readings. It is hoped that the service …

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Leigh’s Roman Treasure

Leigh’s Roman Treasure

This month is the 14th anniversary of a very notable archaeological discovery in Leigh. Discovered almost a decade and a half-ago was Roman treasure which brought the village to the attention of scholars of Roman history. To coincide with the find, RH History Uncovered looks at the discovery of Leigh’s Roman Treasure in August 2004.  On a warm Surrey summer’s day …

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Successful Parallel Youth Games Held In Crawley

The 13th annual Parallel Youth Games which took place at K2 Crawley proved to be a huge success once more. The event, organised by Active Sussex with support from Freedom Leisure and Crawley Borough Council, saw more than 400 local children trying out a wide range of sports from street football to golf. The Parallel Youth Games is the only …

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Rhubarb & Strawberry Crumble

Rhubarb & Strawberry Crumble

Crumbles are not just for winter and the juicy rhubarb and sweet strawberries here transform a cold-weather pudding into a sunshine treat with the fruity flavours of summer. Serves: 6 | Preparation time:15 minutes | Cooking time:45 minutes

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Town’s Society Focuses On The Future Of Clair Hall

Following a public meeting earlier this year by The Haywards Heath Society, the group has drawn-up a full report. The document includes comments made by residents who answered a questionnaire which the group had organised about the future of the town’s Clair Hall. The public meeting which was attended by more than 100 people was called in response to concerns …

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Wealden MP Joins Anti-Bullying Charity

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, has joined with The Diana Award, a charity set up as a legacy to Princess Diana’s belief that young people have the power to change the world, to stand up to bullying. The Stand Up To Bullying campaign, which was launched by the Duke of Cambridge in 2016 with a special day to mark it, …

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Go, Go Alfresco!

The summer holidays are here and whether you are looking to create your own garden getaway or recreate a garden which takes you back to a past summer holiday location, make sure this is the month that you embrace the outdoors. August is the perfect time to go outside and go, go alfresco! Are you looking to make the most …

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Get In Tune With Elena

The summer holiday season is upon us and if you are looking for summery vibes without the travel, look no further than singer-songwriter, Elena Ramona. Although today, based in Surrey, tuneful Elena grew-up on the breathtakingly beautiful Greek island of Skiathos located in the North West Aegean Sea. Singer-songwriter, Elena Ramona, 28, from Surrey has a passion for performing and …

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Healthy Lifestyle App To Help Sussex Get Active

Did you know? Just 10 minutes of brisk walking a day can make a huge difference to your health. With this in mind, West Sussex County Council and Public Health England are urging all adults to make the most of the summer weather and find 10 minutes a day to improve their health. Walking briskly for 10 minutes in the …

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Top Tips For Holiday Pet Care

Your summer holiday is booked but what do you do with your much-loved pet or pets as you jet off? For a stress-free holiday as a pet owner, the options available have increased in recent years. Remember, for you to have a happy holiday you need to make sure your pet or pets are safe, secure, and comfortable. If your …

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Crawley’s Red Devils

Crawleys Red Devils

The football season kicks-off this month with the Sky Bet League Two opening on the weekend of Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5. Among those hoping that glory will come their way is Crawley Town Football Club which will be kicking-off an eighth successive season in the Football League. To mark the new season ahead, RH History Uncovered looks …

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St Catherine’s Hospice Launches Appeal

It is more than 30 years since St Catherine’s Hospice was founded by local people who wanted to transform care at the end of life for others in their community. Thanks to the generosity and support of local residents, the charity has provided expert physical and emotional care to thousands of terminally ill local people and their families. Last year, …

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Make This The Summer Of Fun

The summer holidays are here and if you are in need of some fun ideas to keep your children entertained for the next six or so weeks ahead look no further! Make this the summer of fun! Summer holidays should be about having lots of fun and we have plenty of ideas how you can keep the kids entertained whatever …

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Burstow’s Star Gazer

Burstows Star Gazer

This month, to coincide with the anniversary of his birth 372 years-ago, RH History Uncovered looks back on the life of astronomer John Flamsteed who lived in Burstow. During a long and distinguished career, Flamsteed’s achievements include the first recorded observations of Uranus, star cataloguing, and he was also responsible for laying the foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. …

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All Change At The Top In Local Government

All Change At The Top In Local Government

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council has a new leader and deputy leader following the election of Cllr Mark Brunt as leader of the council until May 2019 at the annual council meeting. Cllr Brunt, who has been a councillor for the Merstham ward since 2004, replaces Cllr Victor Broad who stepped down as leader after four years in post. Speaking …

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Preparing Your Child For Their First Day At School

Preparing Your Child For Their First Day At School

The first day at school is a huge milestone for both children and parents alike so it is no wonder that any parent of a child starting school will be asking what they can do to best prepare their child. The big day is likely, if not managed properly to bring tears and tantrums, so what can be done? As …

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Celebs Support QVH For The NHS’ 70th Birthday

Celebs Support QVH For The NHS’ 70th Birthday

Last month the NHS celebrated a very special birthday, and to mark the NHS turning 70, celebrities have been raising a mug or two to one of the nation’s best-loved institutions with a good old-fashioned cuppa’. Those getting involved have been well-known faces to TV viewers who have been showing their support for a particular NHS organisation close to home, …

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Annual Irish Festival To Turn Crawley Green

Annual Irish Festival To Turn Green

Crawley is set to be turned green this month when the 23rd Annual Crawley Irish Festival takes place in the grounds of Hawth Theatre with music, sport and dance from Crawley’s Irish community. The respected Celtic and Irish Cultural Society present a full afternoon celebrating the contribution of Irish culture and communities in the South East of England and a …

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The Dangers Of Cholesterol

The Dangers Of Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fatty substance which if found in comfortable levels is vital for the functioning of the body. It is mainly made by the liver, but it can also be found in some foods, however, the danger is of very high levels, and the effect it can have on your health including increasing the risk of serious conditions. If …

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Lights, Camera, Emma!

Lights Camera Emma!

The holiday season is upon us, and for one local performer every day for the past few months has been spent at a holiday camp as Mid Sussex performer Emma Hudson spends a second season as an entertainer, or Trouper for Parkdean Resorts. This year, based at West Bay Holiday Park in Dorset she is performing up to four times …

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Make August The Month You Get On Two Wheels

Make August The Month You Get On Two Wheels

Wealden residents are being encouraged to get on two wheels instead of travelling by four this month to explore the Wealden countryside and in doing so have fun and travel more environmentally-friendly. A new start-up company has come to the district replicating the turn-up-and-go bike hire to be found in major cities, and to make it simple all you will …

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Is Your Home Safe As Houses This Summer?

Are you planning on jetting away this summer? Whether you are heading overseas or simply taking a break away in the UK it is important to implement some simple security ideas to ensure that whilst you are away your home is as safe as houses, after all, you might take a holiday but burglars do not! The summer holidays are …

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Knitters, Crochet Fans & Crafters Get Set For Horsham Exhibition

Knitters, Crochet Fans & Crafters Get Set For Horsham Exhibition

Fancy getting your kids off your hands for a few hours whilst you go and appreciate the fine works of knitting? Well, luckily for you, Horsham Museum and Art Gallery has the solution. Until Friday, September 7 you can view some of the finest knitted works from artists such as Materialistics. Materialistics enjoy practising skills in a creative way, by …

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Borde Hill Garden Hosts Focus 10K Charity Run

Borde Hill Garden Hosts Focus 10K Charity Run

Earlier this summer, Mid Sussex-based charity for children and young people with complex disabilities, Chailey Heritage Foundation, staged its first 10K run at Borde Hill Garden. The event, sponsored by Focus Group, was part of fundraising efforts to help raise £3.1m to build the foundation’s D.R.E.A.M (dynamic, real, experiential, amazing, magical) Centre. Once completed, the centre will be a modern, …

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Last Minute Beauty Fixes

Your flights are booked and your cases are packed but are you ready to be a beach beauty? Before you head off on holiday make some time for some last minute beauty preparations. Whether it is now just weeks, days or even hours until your summer getaway make sure you are ready to take to the beach and feel the …

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East Court Live! Returns

East Court Live Returns

For the third time this summer, East Grinstead’s free East Court Live! event returns to the East Court Terraces, and following successful events in June and July, August promises to be louder than ever. This month witnesses the final East Court Live! of 2018 and following hot on the heels of the previous two successful events in 2018, organisers promise …

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Gatwick Supporting A Local Summer Of Fun

A host of popular summer events are being or have been supported by London Gatwick as the airport does its bit in the local community. The big events supported by the airport this summer are, Horley Carnival, St Catherine’s Hospice’s Midnight Walk, Big Bang Fair South East and the iconic Brighton Pride. The programme focuses on projects that bring communities …

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Booking A Taxi For Your Summer Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and if you plan to travel by plane, train or ferry to an onward destination, how do you go about getting to the airport, station or port? Going by taxi is a great idea, taxis offer a door-to-door service, drivers can help carry luggage, and they can work around your plans to ensure you …

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West End Smash Hit Evita Comes To The Hawth

Next month, the West End smash hit musical Evita featuring the music of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, and lyrics by Tim Rice comes to The Hawth Theatre in Crawley on September 18. The show chronicles the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón from humble beginnings in rural Argentina to her rise to power.

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Big British Summer Celebration Continues At Hever Castle

The popular open-air summer festival, The Festival Theatre At Hever Castle, taking place in the picturesque grounds of the childhood home of Anne Boleyn is back! Celebrating its 35th year, the festival which kicked-off last month. However, August promises to be jam-packed with rich and vibrant performances. Highlights of the festival include Fastlove, a tribute to the late George Michael, …

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Lady missing from Crawley Down (has now been found)

Update from her family… She has been found, very muddy but safe and well and back home. Thank you so much to everyone who dropped everything to go and search. We are all really touched by your efforts. Restored my faith in the human race and you should all be very proud of yourselves as a village and community. Thank …

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Raving about Ravens at the BWC!

Summer is an exciting time at the British Wildlife Centre as this is when the season’s new cubs, kittens and calves are out and about. When you next visit be sure to pop by and say ‘Hello’ to Huginn and Muninn (named after the talking ravens belonging to Norse God, Odin).   At Home in the Hall of Fame – …

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Remembering The Whitehall Bombing

This month marks the 75th anniversary of the largest loss of civilian life in Sussex during the Second World War. As the county remembers the tragedy which fell upon the town of East Grinstead, RH History Uncovered looks back on the day when more than a 100 people were killed and injured. On the evening of July 9 1943, just …

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Haywards Heath’s All American Star-Spangled Street Names

This month, on July 4, Americans at home and abroad will be celebrating Independence Day. To coincide with the day, RH History Uncovered looks at origins of the street names of Haywards Heath which are more Mid West than Mid Sussex. Today, Haywards Heath’s America Lane is a residential road, however, the street and those surrounding it tell a tale …

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Marathon Man Michael

What does it take to be a marathon runner? The gruelling event which is a little more than 26 miles in length and with its origins in Ancient Greece is a daunting one, but for an athletic Sussex resident, the marathon is something to rise to. Michael Hill, 30, works nights in a supermarket but when he checks-out he likes …

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Crawley Jeff’s Entente Cordiale

On July 14, the anniversary of storming of the Bastille in 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution is marked in France and by French communities around the world with festivals and military parades. To coincide with this important day, we spoke to Crawley resident Jeff Herbert who recalls when he wrote to the Élysée Palace. As Bastille Day …

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Remembering The Southgate Blitz

This month marks the 74th anniversary of the devastating Southgate Blitz, an event in the summer of 1944 which would result in the death of seven Crawley residents and leave a further 44 seriously injured. To coincide with the anniversary, RH History Uncovered looks back Crawley’s fateful day. Since the declaration of war in September 1939, towns and villages of …

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Surrey Musician Bryony’s Hitting All The Right Notes

Surrey-based musician Bryony Dunn is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who is proving to be hitting all the right notes. Hot on the heels of her single Golden Girl, she is now working on new material with multi-platinum selling song writing stars such as Charlie Dore and Dominic King. Surrey singing sensation, 21-year-old Bryony Dunn has been wowing audiences with her passionate …

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Songs Of Praise For St Nicholas Church

St Nicholas Church

For more than 930 years St Nicholas Church in Charlwood has been at the heart of the community. Having first opened its doors in the 1080s, the church has welcomed generations of worshipers, this month, RH History Uncovered looks at the history of the much-loved village church in Charlwood. The oldest parts of the Grade 1 listed building, St Nicholas …

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Redhill Chris Pulls His Weight For Africa

A fearless fundraising personal trainer from Redhill has literally pulled his weight for Zambian orphanage, Eden Farm. Inspired by what he saw on visits to Africa, the surrey-based strongman set himself the challenge of lifting the equivalent of his body weight every minute for 24 hours. Personal trainer Chris Davies, 28, from Redhill who works in the town’s Like2Lift Gym …

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Remembering Bob Doe

Remembering Bob Doe

78 years-ago the Battle of Britain was raging in the skies above Surrey, one fighter pilot involved was the late Bob Doe who was born in Reigate in 1920, this month we look back at his eventful life and distinguished career. Robert Francis Thomas Doe was born in Reigate on March 10 1920. After leaving school worked as an office …

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Make The Most Of Your Outdoor Space

Are you looking for a new way to make the most of your outdoor space? Have you thought about a patio awning or canopy? This addition to your home and garden can provide the ideal solution to British summer outdoor dilemmas – the new coverage can protect you from sunshine or rainfall. Today, there is large array of canopies and …

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Questions To Ask A Nursery

Are you looking for a nursery for your child to start in the autumn? Every parent wants the best for their child and when it comes to looking for high-quality childcare, you need to ask the right questions to ensure you feel confident and trusting of those with whom you leave your child with. If you are placing your child …

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Designing Your Dream Driveway

Choosing the right design for your driveway is important, get it right and you can potentially add some serious value to your property, get it wrong and it can cost you a lot to put right. Driveways are also likely to be the first and last thing you and others will see when entering your home so make sure you …

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Renewing Your Driving Licence At 70

Once you reach the age of 70 you must renew your driving licence every three years by law if you wish to remain behind the wheel. If the thought of renewing is daunting and fills you with dread, do not worry, renewing your driving licence is simple and can be done within minutes online or by post. Ways To Renew …

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Top Tips For Treating Fleas

Fleas are nasty blood-sucking pests which can cause itching, allergies and, in severe cases, anaemia in pets. The pesky critters are particularly a problem during the warm summer months, what can you do to fight back? Our much-loved cats and dogs can catch fleas from environments that are already infested or from other animals. Newly hatched fleas can leap onto …

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Treating You At Home

Treating You At Home

Whether you are resting and recuperating from surgery, you do not have transport or just prefer to receive treatment at home, many healthcare providers will treat you at home. The number of care givers able to treat you at home has grown in recent years, and as a result there are few areas not covered by Practitioners. By Jacob White

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All Packed Up!

All Packed Up

The holiday season is now upon us and the long summer school break starts this month, so whether you are packing for a weekend city break or a two-week beach holiday, we have some top tips to make your packing stress-free. If you pack your luggage right, you can enjoy a much happier holiday! Getting your packing right does not …

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