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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rowfant Revs Up For Centre Café’s Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

On Sunday, August 12 Rowfant’s Centre Café welcomes its popular annual classic car and motorcycle show. The show which will run from 10am to 4pm will showcase classic cars and motorcycles which will petrolheads revved up! Best of all, their need for speed experience is completely free to enter! As well as the classy exhibits on two and four wheels …

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Crawley’s Kind Of Music

Crawley’s Kind Of Music

The first 70 years of Crawley New Town will be celebrated in glorious musical and theatrical style on Saturday, October 14 at The Hawth, and the whole of Crawley is invited to celebrate the town’s special milestone with an array of entertainers in an event which will raise money for local charities. The extravaganza of an event entitled Music Through …

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West Green WI, Queen Bees – Crawley

West Green WI, Queen Bees - Crawley

Since the summer of 2015 a group of ladies in Crawley have been enjoying the buzz of friendship and fun-filled activities, meeting as part of West Green’s Women’s Institute, known as the Queen Bees. I spoke with the group’s president, Jan Large to learn more about the group and it’s list of activities. Formed in July 2015, in what was …

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