Eastbourne man charged with building society robbery

An Eastbourne man has appeared in court charged with a robbery at a Building Society in St Leonards and with similar attempts at a Building Society in Eastbourne and a bank in Hastings. Alan Slattery, 67, retired, of Silverdale Road, Eastbourne, appeared in custody at Brighton Magistrates Court on Saturday April 3rd and was committed […]

The benefits of sleep – a good night’s rest and how to get one

Former Eastbourne teacher Jane Midwinter is the founder of HotWomenAtMenopause, an associate trainer with Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace and is a menopause coach. She also writes articles on menopause for women and their employers. Jane’s monthly column, specially written for Eastbourne in Focus, offers accurate information and support for women and a better understanding of menopause for all. After losing an […]

Stay away from the edge! Council warns of coastline dangers

People visiting East Sussex’s spectacular coastline are being urged to stay safe this spring and summer. The council is reminding visitors of the serious risks the unstable cliffs pose to those getting too close to the edge or walking at the base of the cliffs, and the dangers to beach walkers who risk getting cut […]

Crash victim’s potentially ‘life-changing’ injuries

Police investigating a serious collision involving a car and a motor bike in Eastbourne on Saturday (March 20th) are appealing for witnesses. The incident took place at approximately 3.55pm at the junction of Upper Duke Drive and Baslow Road. The car involved was a red Nissan Almera and the motorcycle was a silver Kawasaki ZX600.  […]

MP wants to know what YOU think of controversial Bill

You can have your say on the controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill as Eastbourne and Willingdon MP Caroline Ansell launches an online survey of her constituents. Ms Ansell asked for views about five major aspects of the bill on her Facebook page last week and the survey will build on that work. She […]

Putting makers and artists in touch with their customers

The Makers Directory has launched with its first 100 listings of creatives, ranging from blacksmiths and milliners to painters and stone carvers, the new website provides a one-stop searchable directory of makers in this artistic part of Sussex. The mission of The Makers Directory is to encourage people to support, value and buy from local […]

Why not make your investment in The People Bank?

Members of the public are being encouraged to play their part in improving support services for adults in East Sussex by joining the People Bank. The East Sussex County Council (ESCC) initiative wants people who have used adult social care services, or know someone who has, to get involved by completing surveys or being part […]

Holiday ‘Food and Fun’ programme to launch at Easter

A holiday food and activity programme to support children during the school holidays will be launched in East Sussex next month. Activities will include outdoor pursuits, arts and crafts, and sports with an emphasis on healthy food and the preparation of meals. Coordinated by East Sussex County Council’s Children’s Services department, the holiday clubs will […]