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Sharpthorne Carol Party – Nearly a century of singing

Many in West Sussex know of the Sharpthorne Carol Party, which is not surprising as they’re currently celebrating their 93rd anniversary. The choir, who are currently booking private parties this Christmas will be raising funds for the Melanoma Fund and St Catherine’s Hospice. Doreen Walker joined the group in the late 1940’s and tells of how it all began. “Ron …

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Drivers Being Advised Of M23 Closures This Weekend

Are you planning on travelling to Gatwick Airport in the early hours this weekend for work or a pre-Christmas getaway? Will you be travelling on the M23 overnight Friday, Saturday or Sunday? Kier, working on behalf of Highways England is advising drivers to be aware of closures on the M23 –junctions 8 to 10 as part of ongoing improvement works …

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Get Your Skates On!

Crawley’s ice rink at Goffs Park is open and it is bigger than the one in Queens Square last Christmas. The rink features a café serving hot and cold food, snacks and drinks, seating, large changing area and more viewing areas. The rink is suitable for anyone over the age of four (skate boots start at size 8) and any …

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Sussex & Surrey Police Launch Christmas Crackdown On Drink & Drug Drivers

Sussex & Surrey Police Launch Christmas Crackdown On Drink & Drug Drivers

“Jingle bells, here’s our cells, open every day; if you drive with drink or drugs, you’ll soon be on your way.” This is the message being issued as Surrey and Sussex Police prepare to launch their 2018 Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-drivers. Andy Gooch, chief inspector of the Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit, said: “Arguably the hardest part …

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Crawley’s Number One Footballing Son Honoured With A Festive Favourite

Crawley’s Number One Footballing Son Honoured With A Festive Favourite

This Christmas, fans of the beautiful game and the traditional festive favourite, the annual are in for a treat as Crawley’s number one footballing son, England manager Gareth Southgate is honoured with his very own book. Following a memorable summer when football almost came home and 52 years of hurt nearly came to an end, Pavillion Books has published The …

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Sussex Charity Invites You To Join Its 2018 Christmas Campaign

Home-Start Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex (CHAMS)’s fundraising campaign for 2018 is the Snowflake Appeal, and you are invited to get involved and help snowball their fundraising.  For the fifth year, the campaign aims to raise awareness about the charity’s work which  supports children in Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex through its volunteers, as well as raising much-needed funds.   The charity will hold a quiz on Friday, …

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Musician Bee Is Buzzing On Crawley Hospital Radio

Musician Bee Is Buzzing On Crawley Hospital Radio

If you are keen listener of Crawley Hospital Radio it is very likely that you will be familiar with the dulcet tones of musician and performer, Bee Arnold. The singer-songwriter has appeared on the radio station bringing her musical melodies to a new, wider West Sussex audience from her hometown of Brentwood in Essex. Speaking about her appearances on volunteer-led …

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Achieving Kerb Appeal

Achieving Kerb Appeal

It can be all too easy to overlook a front garden, but overlook it at your peril! A front garden is a real asset to you and your home, it is the first impression visitors receive and it is also the first and often most enduring thing that a potential buyer sees. Whether you plan to impress visitors or sell, …

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Be A Councillor In Reigate & Banstead

Be A Councillor In Reigate & Banstead

What issues matter to you in your local area? Is it providing activities and facilities for young people to do, improving services for older people, making roads safer or ensuring local businesses can thrive? On Thursday, May 2 2019, all 45 Reigate & Banstead Borough Council seats are up for election, and this is an opportunity for you to stand …

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Reigate Community Pulls For The Lucy Rayner Foundation

Reigate Community Pulls For The Lucy Rayner Foundation

Fundraising strong men and women from Reigate and beyond took part in a sinew straining event for a good cause at the famous Top Gear Test track at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey for a family day out to remember. The event, held to raise money for The Lucy Rayner Foundation featured the famous voice of strongman – presenter and sports …

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Soap Star Sam Cycles Ride London For Surrey-based Charity

Soap Star Sam Cycles Ride London For Surrey-based Charity

Actor Sam Attwater, 32, took part in the grueling Prudential Ride London this summer for The Children’s Trust and raised more than £3,000 for the Surrey-based charity. The former EastEnders and Hollyoaks star finished the cycle challenge in seven hours 11 minutes which followed hot on the heels of running the London Marathon which he took on earlier in the …

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Former Head Girl kate Returns To Dunottar

Former Head Girl kate Returns To Dunottar

A former head girl has returned to Dunottar School in Reigate to talk to pupils in a special assembly about her volunteering work for Whizz-Kidz, a charity which aims to help disabled children and young people across the UK. Kate Clifford, who was head girl at Dunottar in 2012, heard about Whizz-Kidz when she saw disabled children competing in a …

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Alternatives To Higher Education

Alternatives To Higher Education

Autumn brings with it some big choices for those looking at post-18 options. If you or your child is undecided about higher education there are several alternatives to heading off to university such as apprenticeships, employment, and gap years which can offer young people a fantastic future. If the prospect of student debt and full-time study for the next three …

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Horley Royal British Legion Members Pay Tribute To War Dead

Horley Royal British Legion Members Pay Tribute To War Dead

Two members of the Horley Branch of the Royal British Legion have attended a five day event to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. Georgia Stone and John Meyer visited war graves and places of historical interest in Northern France and Belgium including Ypres, Passchendaele, Tyne Cot and the Somme. The trip culminated with legion …

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Footie Fundraisers Get their Kicks For The Mark Lay Foundation

Footie Fundraisers Get their Kicks For The Mark Lay Foundation

Footballing fundraisers from Sussex charity, the Mark Lay Foundation, set up in memory of Mark Lay who sadly passed away from cancer have been getting their kicks by raising money for the good cause. In a memorial match, football fanatics from Horley and Oakwood raised £4,860 which will go to the foundation’s support of families living with or affected by …

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The East Surrey Regiment On The Western Front

The East Surrey Regiment On The Western Front

Across East Surrey this November as with each November since 1918 there will be dozens of events held commemorating the lives lost and those forever changed in the First World War. This month, to coincide with Remembrance Day, RH History Uncovered looks at the contribution of the East Surrey Regiment in the First World War which saw it suffer horrendous …

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Portland Vets Horley Opens its doors

Portland Vets Horley Opens its doors

Portland Vets Horley opened its doors in September which followed two open day events which saw the veterinary practice register more than 100 new pets. The independent family-owned veterinary practice promises to provide the highest-quality veterinary care for your much-loved pet from the team including lead veterinary surgeon Nicky, veterinary surgeon, Emma and head veterinary nurse, Claire. The reception areas …

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Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Are You Sitting Comfortably

How you sit, walk and even lay matters, and the posture that you adopt directly affects your health, an improved posture can lead to your improved wellbeing. Posture is the position in which we hold our bodies whilst doing day-to-day activities – standing, sitting or even simply lying down, it is important to get it right, failure to do so …

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Crawley MP Marks suffrage Centenary

Crawley MP Marks suffrage Centenary

This year has witnessed special celebrations across the country to commemorate the centenary of women being given the right to vote in the United Kingdom, and the 90th anniversary since the passing of the Representation of the People Act 1928. In recognition of nine decades of gender equality in terms of eligibility to vote in elections, more than 3,100 EqualiTeas …

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Active Sussex Funding Confirmed Until 2021

Active Sussex Funding Confirmed Until 2021

County sport partnership, Active Sussex has been successful in securing funding for its work until 2021 from Sport England, which deemed Active Sussex’s application to be outstanding. The funding of around £1.02m will provide stability and allow Active Sussex to adapt its focus to reach areas of need and least physical activity whilst tackling inactivity across the county. Sadie Mason …

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Crawley’s Tilgate Park Pays Tribute With Murals

Crawley’s Tilgate Park Pays Tribute With Murals

The Walled Garden Café Bar in Crawley’s Tilgate Park is marking the centenary of the end of the First World War with a commemorative mural from a local artist entitled – For Life, Love and Courage. The large mural has been created in agreement with Crawley’s Tilgate Park and commissioned by The Walled Garden Café Bar to play a part …

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Surrey Kim Puts Her Best Foot Forward For Charity

Surrey Kim Puts Her Best Foot Forward For Charity

This month sees Remembrance Day marked across the country and this year it is more significant than ever as 2018 marks the centenary of the signing of the armistice. One fit and energetic Surrey resident has been doing her bit in the past 12 months by working up a sweat to raise money for armed forces good cause, the Defence …

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Make A Splash In Your Bathroom!

Make A Splash In Your Bathroom!

Is your bathroom looking sad and tired? Have you got plans for guests to visit at Christmas who might have to use your bathroom? If your bathroom needs a makeover to turn it from your nightmare bathroom to your dream bathroom, look no further! This month, go on make a splash in your bathroom! Bathrooms are special areas in a …

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Get Fit, Have Fun & Swim in Mid Sussex

Get Fit, Have Fun & Swim in Mid Sussex

Are you looking for a group to help you get fit and have fun this winter in Haywards Heath? Why not make a splash with the town’s Dolphin Ladies Swimming Club? Swimming is a good all-round activity which strengthens muscles and increases flexibility, burns calories and helps to maintain a healthy weight, reduces stress levels and raises self-esteem, as well …

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Changing Places Award For Crawley county Mall site

Changing Places Award For Crawley county Mall site

Ryan Box Changing Places in Crawley County Mall has been voted to have the Best Sign-Posted Changing Places. Changing Places Toilets have been Changing Lives since 2006 and 12 years on, there are more than 1,100 facilities in the UK. Standard accessible toilets often do not provide changing benches or hoists and are often too small to accommodate more than …

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Borde Hill’s Summer Of Celebration 2018

Borde Hill’s Summer Of Celebration 2018

Borde Hill Garden celebrated in style 125 years since Colonel Stephenson Robert Clarke purchased the estate and created the Garden this summer with an action-packed, creative and imaginative programme. Speaking ahead of the summer series of events, Andrew John Stephenson Clarke, owner and managing director, said: “To celebrate our special anniversary and the beauty of our garden, which has been …

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What You Need To Know Before Your Next Service

What You Need To Know Before Your Next Service

Taking your vehicle for a service is important, it is especially important if you are a new driver or your vehicle is older than five years-old. Regular services can help to ensure that your vehicle is safe to drive and is performing as it should as well as an opportunity to identify any maintenance work needed. Unlike an MOT, regular …

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Sussex Tennis player & Volunteer Recognised

Sussex Tennis player & Volunteer Recognised

Earlier this year, volunteers, coaches, officials and venues were recognised as regional British Tennis Awards (BTA) winners, for the role they play in creating opportunities for the nation to get on court. Launched in 2015 with the help of former LTA president Cathie Sabin OBE and Britain’s leading tennis charity, the Tennis Foundation, the BTAs thank those supporting the grassroots of …

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Highwayman, Cyber & Gerbil listed Among Sussex’s Top Words

A report by Oxford University Press (OUP) has revealed the top ten words used in a national short story competition. Among the top ten words used in Sussex were highwayman, cyber, gerbil, ale and flipper which topped the most commonly-used words. The special OUP report followed its analysis of the 134, 790 short stories which were submitted to The 2018 …

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Jeff‘s Long Walk To Scotland

Jeff‘s Long Walk To Scotland

On November 30, it is St Andrew’s Day, national day of Scotland, an opportunity for Scots around the world to mark the nation’s day. This month, to coincide with the special occasion, RH History Uncovered looks back 56 years to 1962 when two fearless Crawley teenagers embarked on a walk from the town to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. Back in …

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Get Into the spirit of Autumn In Lingfield

Get Into the spirit of Autumn In Lingfield

If you are looking to get into the autumn state of mind this month there is good news for you as you are invited to join The Friends Of The College Of St Barnabas Autumn Fair at St Barnabas College on Saturday, November 17 between 10.00am and 12.00pm. The fair will feature a host of stalls, a raffle and refreshments, …

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Lions Club Brings Prostate Testing To East Grinstead

It is estimated that one in every two men will have a problem with their prostate at some stage of their life, whether it is an infection, enlargement or cancer. While, one in eight men develop prostate cancer and those of African-Caribbean origin and those with a family history of the disease are two to three times more at risk. …

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Caring For Birds

If you are thinking of welcoming a new feathered friend into your family what should you think about to ensure that they are as happy and as healthy as they can be? Caring for birds requires some specialist equipment and knowledge but this should not put you off as birds can make great pets for all ages. The cage home …

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Film Premiere Set For East Grinstead

On Sunday, December 9, independent production, The Bastard Sword, a fantasy adventure film will premiere at East Grinstead’s Scott Cinemas – The Atrium Cinema. With scenes shot in the woods by the Yoghurt Rooms in East Grinstead and additional filming on the beautiful Ashdown Forest. The film is set in the ancient forest of Soza, a fighter, a thief and a …

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Noel Fitzpatrick is The Supervet

Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, The Supervet, is excited to be bringing his first ever live stage show Welcome to My World to major arenas and theatres across the UK & Ireland later this year. Noel is a true thought leader in his field, drawing inspiration for his bionic inventions from his everyday life experiences and observations of the world around him. …

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ITV’s Dancing On Ice’s Mr Nasty Jason Gardiner Comes To Crawley

Win a Pair of Tickets to see Aladdin at the Hawth

Next month, on Friday, December 7, star of hit ITV show, Dancing On Ice’s very own judge and Mr Nasty Jason Gardiner headlines Aladdin at The Hawth Theatre in Crawley and everyone is invited! Oh, yes you are! Whatever you do this Christmas in Crawley, do not miss The Hawth Theatre’s fun-packed family pantomime, Aladdin. The show guarantees comedy, singing, …

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Join St Catherine’s FOR A Spooktacular Halloween Fundraiser

Join St Catherine’s FOR A Spooktacular Halloween Fundraiser

For Halloween this year, why not dig out your frighteningly funny wigs, brush off your barmiest of broomsticks and join Crawley-based St Catherine’s Hospice for a new and exciting Halloween fundraising challenge in aid of the hospice later this month. The special event, taking place at Copthorne Prep School on Sunday, October 28, invites you to creep through the wizardlike …

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Last Chance For John Lewis Shoppers To Help Sullivan’s Heroes

Last Chance For John Lewis Shoppers To Help Sullivan’s Heroes

This month is the last chance for shoppers at John Lewis’ Tunbridge Wells branch to do their bit for Turners Hill charity, Sullivan’s Heroes. The charity is one of the three nominated good causes, part of John Lewis’ Community Matters running until October 31. Every three months John Lewis branches select three local community groups to help, customers decide how …

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Bowler Plunkett Signs For Surrey

Bowler Plunkett Signs For Surrey

The 2018 County Championship season may have only concluded last month with Surrey hosting Essex on the final day, but the club has already signed a new fast bowler for the 2019 season. Yorkshire and England fast bowler, Liam Plunkett, 33, has agreed a three-year deal with Surrey County Cricket Club which will start at the beginning of next summer’s …

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Can The Women Of Reigate Kick It? Yes, They Can!

Can The Women Of Reigate Kick It Yes they can

In September last year, three women came together in Priory Park, Reigate, with only one thing in mind – they wanted to have fun and kick a ball at the same time. A Little more than a year later, up to 30 members come together every week to celebrate a love of football with the club welcoming keen football players …

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Air China Flight Route Links Gatwick With Sichuan Province

Air China Flight Route Links Gatwick With Sichuan Province

This summer, Air China launched the UK’s only non-stop service between the UK and Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province from Gatwick – the airport’s 67th long-haul route. Three flights a week will connect the UK with China’s fourth biggest city, home to the world-famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding where visitors can view endangered giant pandas. The …

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Wealden Local Plan Public Representation Closes This Month

Wealden Local Plan Public Representation Closes This Month

You are invited to make your voice heard as public representation for the latest Wealden Local Plan closes this month on Monday, October 8. The Wealden Local Plan was approved by a full meeting of Wealden District Council in the summer for public representation which opened on Monday, August 13, and submission to the Secretary of State for examination. The …

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What Is Cooking In Your Kitchen?

What Is Cooking In Your Kitchen

Speak to any estate agent and in the world of property it is generally a given that two of the most important factors in buying or selling a home is the condition of the kitchen or bathroom. Kitchens are special places which are the heart of many homes acting as a place to cook, eat and socialise. Whether you have …

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK, it is estimated that one person is diagnosed every 10 minutes, and one in eight women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. With this month marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month there is no better time to think about breast health and to raise awareness …

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Nelson’s Links To Slaugham

This month is Trafalgar Day, a date that marks the victory by the Royal Navy, led by Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, over the combined French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar on October 21 1805. To commemorate the day, RH History Uncovered looks at the special links of one of Britain’s most revered and respected seamen and the village …

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Surrey-Based Singer-Song Writer Rebecca-Jayne Makes Some Noise

Surrey-Based Singer-Song Writer Rebecca-Jayne Makes Some Noise

Ahead of the launch of her second EP later this month, Surrey singer-song writer, Rebecca-Jayne shares her passion for music, the stars of past and present who have influenced her and gives her top tips on how to make some noise in the music industry. The 22-year-old from Surrey has been creative all of her life, as a child she …

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Make Your Steps Count For St Catherine’s

Make Your Steps Count For St Catherine’s

Sussex charity, St Catherine’s Hospice is calling all walking enthusiasts and nature lovers to join it on Sunday, October 14 for a challenging hike through picturesque countryside which features historic landmarks including the Balcombe Viaduct, Ardingly Reservoir and Wakehurst Place Seedbank. The cross-country hike will allow you to enjoy the changing colours of autumn whilst raising funds for St Catherine’s …

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An Evening With Glenn Miller & Friends’ For Sussex Charity

An Evening With Glenn Miller & Friends’ For Sussex Charity

On Sunday, October 14, The ConChord Big Band presents An Evening with Glenn Miller and Friends’ in Haywards Heath for Turners Hill charity, Sullivan’s Heroes as part of the charity’s ongoing fundraising. A 17-piece orchestra and vocalists will perform as the wartime US Army Air Force Band, playing the unforgettable music and songs of the big band era on what …

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Questions To Ask At Parents’ Evening

Questions To Ask At Parents Evening

The second month of the academic year is with us and already some schools will be inviting parents in to discuss the progress of their children. To get the most out of a meeting with a teacher it is worth taking just a small amount of time to prepare and know what questions you should be asking. Regardless of regular …

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Fish Supper Fundraiser For Forest Row RNLI

Fish Supper Fundraiser For Forest Row RNLIFish Supper Fundraiser For Forest Row RNLI

You are invited to a special fish supper fundraiser organised by the Forest Row fundraising branch of the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institute), the organisation’s team of community fundraisers fundraise in and around Forest Row for the RNLI. On Friday, October 12 you can enjoy homemade fish pies and music from The Winkles Ukulele Band at Forest Row Community Centre …

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McIndoe Centre Launches Scheme For Aspiring Surgeons

McIndoe Centre Launches Scheme For Aspiring Surgeons

The McIndoe Centre, specialist hospital for plastic and reconstructive surgery, has launched a unique fellowship scheme for aspiring surgeons. The Cosmetic Fellowship gives trainee plastic surgeons the opportunity to work alongside the hospital’s acclaimed consultants, is the first of its kind in the UK. The hospital in East Grinstead, which is part of charity Horder Healthcare, introduced the fellowship to …

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The Legend Of The Buckland Shag

On October 31, Halloween is marked, a time of year when the weird, the wonderful and seriously spooky goings-on capture our attention. To coincide with Halloween and the frighteningly scary tales at this time of year, RH History Uncovered looks at the mysterious monstrous local legend, the Buckland Shag. Buckland is home of the Shag Brook, which local legend states …

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Remembering Sussex’s Charles Eamer Kempe

With his studios producing more than 4,000 windows and with designs for altars, church furniture and furnishings, lichgates and memorials, Sussex-born Charles Eamer Kempe helped to define 19th Century Anglican style. This month, one Mid Sussex church is celebrating the life of the man behind the stained glass and to coincide with this celebration RH History Uncovered remembers Charles Eamer …

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The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

Planning your special day can be a tricky affair, for your wedding or civil ceremony to go without a hitch when you get hitched, you need to think about many component parts. Bringing all the parts together can make your day the special day you have spent years thinking of, planning is very much the key to success for your …

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Katie Runs In Mum’s Memory

Katie Runs In Mum’s Memory

An energetic hairdresser from East Grinstead will swap her scissors and straighteners for running shoes and sweat bands as she tackles the Royal Parks Half Marathon in London this month. The run will be a poignant one for the West Sussex resident as she takes part in the event in memory of her mum. Hairdresser, Katie Wright, 22 who works …

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Crowdfunded Play On Cancer At The Hawth Marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Crowdfunded Play On Cancer At The Hawth Marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Emerging from Blood Cancer Awareness month into the pink focus surrounding Breast Cancer Awareness some of the realities of having a cancer diagnosis were highlighted upon with a newly written play Bodies at The Hawth on Monday, October 1 with donations taken and raffle tickets sold for the Olive Tree Cancer support centre on the night. The event went some …

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Win Tickets To West End Hit Show Blood Brothers

Win a Pair of Tickets to see Blood Brothers at the Hawth

Bill Kenwright’s production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers comes to The Hawth Theatre, Crawley from Tuesday, October 16 – Saturday, October 20. Blood Brothers, written by playwright Willy Russell has scooped no fewer than four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway. Olivier Award nominated British actress Linzi Hateley makes her …

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Help Organise Afternoon Tea For The Town’s Elderly

Help Organise Afternoon Tea For The Town’s Elderly

Volunteer-led organisation, Surrey, East and West Sussex Contact The Elderly is appealing to Crawley residents to help plan Sunday afternoon tea parties for isolated older people in the town. The potential Crawley group would join the more than 800 Contact The Elderly groups found throughout the UK which link volunteers with those in need and who would like to attend …

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Horley Lions Invite Pub Regulars On The Pull

Horley Lions Invite Pub Regulars On The Pull

When was the last time you saw a proper tug of war competition? Teams of eight are invited to prove they are the strongest in the Horley, Reigate and Redhill area. Horley Lions Club is including this traditional show of strength as part of its Country Show & Family Fun Day to be held on Sunday, September 9 at Horley …

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The Scouts & Horley

The Scouts & Horley

This month, millions of young people across the UK will be joining a Scout group, to coincide with this, RH History Uncovered looks back on the long and eventful life of the founder of the Scouts and Girl Guides, and the first Chief Scout, Lord Robert Baden-Powell who once called the Horley area his home. Born in London on February 22 …

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Copthorne Players Returns To Chequer Mead Theatre With Fiddler On The Roof

Copthorne Players Returns To Chequer Mead Theatre With Fiddler On The Roof

Copthorne Players returns to Chequer Mead Theatre next month with the multi-award-winning musical Fiddler On The Roof, a tale full of songs including Sunrise Sunset, Matchmaker Matchmaker and If I Were A Rich Man. Winner of nine Tony Awards, the original Broadway production was the first to reach more than 3,000 performances and it remains to this day one of …

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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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Maidenbower Pupils Get Very Arty On The Buses

Maidenbower Pupils Get Very Arty On The Buses

Did you use the Fastway 100 which serves Redhill, Crawley and Maidenbower during the summer? If you did, you may just have noticed the art in the poster holders located behind the driver. These holders are usually reserved for bus information, however, for a limited period this summer artwork from children at Maidenbower Junior School took centre stage on the …

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Remembering Lady Denman

Remembering Lady Denman

This month is the anniversary of the first Women’s Institute (WI) opening in the UK, on September 16, 103 years-ago the first group started in Wales. 2018 marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, bringing about women’s suffrage in the UK. To mark these occasions, this month, RH History Uncovered looks back on the life of …

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James Martin On The Road…Again, At The Brighton Centre

WIN a pair of tickets to see James Martin On the road... again at the Brighton Centre

Superstar chef James Martin will be appearing at The Brighton Centre on Sunday 21st October 2018 as part of his UK tour. On the Road… Again will see James bring the experiences of his hit TV shows ‘French Adventure’, ‘American Adventure’ and ‘Saturday Morning with James Martin’ to this brand new live show.

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Fan’s Favourite Named Surrey Storm Director

Fan’s Favourite Named Surrey Storm Director

Netball Super League team Surrey Storm has announced the appointment of Mikki Austin as the club’s new Director of Netball. Mikki, 24, who is a firm fan’s favourite joined Surrey Storm in 2015 and was part of the Surrey club’s back-to-back title winning Super League squad in 2015 and 2016. The role is Mikki’s first as a Director of Netball …

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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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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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