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New attractions for two-day sports festival
Two days of non-stop sporting activity will take place this weekend with the staging of the second Eastbourne Festival of Sport.
Dog dies after plunge from Beachy Head
Eastbourne Lifeboat was called out to recover a dog which had run off the cliffs at Beachy Head.
Anger over failings
Victims of sex abuse within the church have welcomed the conviction but are angry that still, nobody who was in authority in the Church has been held to account for the failings. Phil Johnson, who...
Priest locked up for 'systematic abuse'
Former Eastbourne priest Gordon Rideout is behind bars after being jailed for ten years for the “systematic” sexual abuse of vulnerable children.
'Hope conviction a measure of justice'
Former Bishop of Lewes Wallace Benn has said he regrets Gordon Rideout was not convicted of his crimes until now.
Betrayed trust of those who valued his ministry
The Diocese has admitted questions have been raised over the safeguarding of children following the conviction of paedophile priest Gordon Rideout.
No suggestion safety of pupils was a risk
The head teacher at Bishop Bell School, where Rideout was governor for more than 14 years, has spoken to the Herald following the conviction.
Tribute to abuse victims' courage in speaking out
Barnado's children would be routinely beaten for trying to expose Canon Rideout as a paedophile in the 60s – but this week, the children's charity paid tribute to them for their courage in coming...
Today's the day for the Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival
THE Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival takes plac later today with organisers expecting thousands of spectators to line the seafront route of the parade.
“At risk of catastrophes and serious failure”
Top doctors at the DGH have warned that services for children are 'unsafe' – and that it is at risk of 'catastrophes and serious failure'.
Water buffalo found in residents' gardens
Two Eastbourne residents had a shock this morning (Friday) after finding water buffalo in their gardens which had escaped from a nearby field.
Conman steals pensioner's purse
An elderly woman had her purse stolen by a conman who asked to use her toilet.
Weatherman Michael Fish backs Healthy Eastbourne campaign
Former BBC weatherman, Michael Fish has offered his backing for the Healthy Eastbourne campaign which is being launched this weekend.
BBC Antiques Roadshow in Eastbourne
Thousands of people were at Eastbourne Bandstand this week for the visit by the BBC's Antiques Roadshow and presenter Fiona Bruce.
Police warn parents after burglary and blaze in Seaford
Police have warned parents to keep an eye on their children as half term approaches following a break-in and blaze at the Florence House Community Centre in Seaford.
Fiona Bruce in Eastbourne to film Antiques Roadshow
Fiona Bruce is pictured taking a well-earned break during filming at the Antiques Roadshow which was at the Bandstand on Thursday.
Workers trapped after wall collapses in Eastbourne
Two workers were trapped after a seven foot wall at a building site collapsed in Eastbourne today (Thursday).
Woman arrested on suspicion of stealing from Seaford charity shop
A 42-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of theft from a charity shop in Seaford.
Behind the Seaford artist who was Eric Slater
Eric Slater was a renowned artists from Seaford who produced more than 30 colour woodcuts between 1926 and the outbreak of the Second World War. Many depict scenes near his East Sussex home.
They're having Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival fun at the YMCA!
The YMCA will be among several organisations taking part in this Saturday's Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival.
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