PICTURES: Crowds turned out in force for carnival events

Marcus Agar’s report on the 1988 Southwick Carnival, from the Adur Herald of Friday, September 23, 1988, with pictures by Gerald Thompson.


PICTURES: Worthing welcomes food lovers to enjoy its ‘best festival yet’

Visitors enjoyed a huge variety of delicious cuisine at this year’s Worthing Food Festival, which many are callling the ‘best festival yet’.
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Robin, Erithacus rubecula, perched on bowl of windfall apples in garden.

Less is more for wildlife in your garden this autumn

The autumn may encourage many gardeners to do a major tidy up to make eveything look neat and tidy for the next few months.

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Perfect time to sort out autumn colour in the garden

With the soil warm from summer and moist from autumn rain, now is the perfect time to get out in the garden and plant for brilliant autumn colour.

Patrick Schmitt MW Editor of The Drinks Business

RICHARD ESLING: Restaurant wine lists should be both affordable and interesting

Last week, I was invited to a fascinating evening at the Institute of Masters of Wine in London.

Slow-Cooked Jamaican Chuck Beef and Sweet Potato Pepper Pot

DAVID WOODS: This hug in a bowl has a sweet and spicy kick

Kick back and relax with this bowlful of spicy flavours, says David Woods, executive head chef of the Sofitel London Gatwick.

The Richard Onslow

Kitchen secrets revealed by Richard Onslow head chef

It’s part of a magician’s code never to share the secrets of their tricks.

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Thousands of sheep in pens await the bidding at Findon Sheep Fair on Saturday, September 10, 1966

More sheep and better prices at Findon Sheep Fair in September ‘66

More than six thousand people flocked to Nepcote Green over the weekend for three days of fun, but it was all business in 1966 when the annual Findon Sheep Fair also included the traditional sheep auction.

The sun shone for last year's inaugural community seafood lunch / Picture by John Tweddell

Emsworth’s big seafood lunch sells out in 28 minutes

Emsworth’s fourth Food Fortnight is shaping up to the best yet – with one of the showpiece events selling out in just under half an hour.


PICTURES: An FA Cup run to remember for Worthing

Worthing Football Club suffered FA Cup heartbreak at Dorking Wanderers on Saturday, but their run in the competition was far more successful 35 years ago.

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RICHARD ESLING: Labels aren’t just about looking pretty

Choosing a bottle of wine from the shelves of your local wine store or supermarket is not always an easy task.

Hilda Craven

Growing up in a coach house bothy

Hilda Craven was born in Surrey in 1921, the daughter of a mechanic/driver. Her family moved to Lower Beeding when she was five and she’s been in the area ever since. Now 96, she has shared her recollections of growing up in West Sussex and her service as a WREN during the Second World War. Her fascinating story starts this week and will conclude next week.
Sampling wines at Stopham Vineyard

RICHARD ESLING: English wine in the ascendancy

Another very successful Arundel Festival has just come to a close, when thousands of visitors had the opportunity to enjoy the many events and exhibitions which took place over the ten-day event.

Tomato gazpacho with torn olive bread

DAVID SMITH: A stylish starter for those with too many tomatoes

Surrounded by a glut of tomatoes and not sure what to do with them? Then try this delicious starter from senior sous chef David Smith at the Arora Hotel, Crawley...

Tangmere Flower Club chairman Jean Wright with her arrangement, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks171010-1

PICTURES: Tangmere Flower Festival

Tangmere flower arrangers produced a terrific floral celebration of Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday over the bank holiday weekend.

Some red wines for your burgers

RICHARD ESLING: Pick a wine for National Burger Day

Are you ready for one of the year’s great culinary events, which takes place this week?

Variety is the spice for younger tea drinkers

Variety is the spice for younger tea drinkers

While builder’s tea - milk, two sugars - may be the stereotypical cuppa for most Brits, it seems that younger consumers are more adventurous in their leaf of choice.

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Sussex street food vendor in national final

Jah Jyot Punjabi Street Food from Southwater has fought its way through the regional heats and from over 3,000 entrants has secured a place in the last 17 of the British Street Food Awards to be held in Manchester on September 16 and 17.

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Blackberry pear and chocolate torte

DAVID WOODS: A delicious excuse to go blackberry picking

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

Lobster and Taittinger

RICHARD ESLING: This elegant champagne is perfect with lobster

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

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