CHADNEY BULGIN: New cap on early exit pension charges

New “pension freedoms” have now been in place for more than two years.

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Louise Margaret on the tricks she uses to make household chores more bearable

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Sussex PCC Katy Bourne

Sussex PCC's video log: Top ten tips for keeping safe from fraudsters

"In the UK, our population is ageing; the proportion of those aged over 65 has never been greater.

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Alexia Rowley on how to cope with being appraised by a child.

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RICHARD WILLIAMSON: Country walk: Woolavington Down

This 2.5 mile (4kms) stroll is along the scarp edge of the South Downs just west of Cocking on the A285.


RICHARD WILLIAMSON: The orange-tips marks beginning of butterfly season

The butterfly season got off to a good start with this little beauty, the orange-tip. I saw it in April to start with but some were still flying in late-May in meadows, hedgerows, downland, and even parkland.


STUART McGINLEY: It was good to get out across the county

May has been a very busy month for me at Spirit FM but I’ve loved every minute of it. Last week’s Local Radio Day was a real highlight of the year so far as we headed out and about across the county.


LEGAL CORNER: When is a fixed-term lease not fixed? When the tenancy is commercial...

It may seem obvious that commercial premises leases covering a fixed term of five years will automatically end in five years’ time but this is not necessarily so.

Fresh Start Portslade was funded by the Young Peoples Fund earlier this year. The group renovated an old public loo in Easthill Park, Portslade and it is now a busy caf where apprentices like Crystal (pictured here) can gain work experience and accredited training.

Applications invited to young people's funds

Being a young person in 2017 is not plain-sailing.


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CHADNEY BULGIN: Care fees planning is becoming a fact of life

As we get older, we are more likely to need care and support. Medical advances also mean it is now possible for people who develop care needs at a younger age to live long and fulfilling lives.

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What this election needs is a face off

We are four weeks into a seemingly never ending General Election campaign, one which is only creating excitement among avid players of political bingo.

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STUART McGINLEY: DIY adventures have made me jumpy

As a new homeowner, I have turned my attention to trying to learn the ropes of DIY, people who know me or listen to my radio show will know this is not something I know an awful lot about.

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LEGAL CORNER: Injury claimants urged to seek advice on three-year time limit

If you have been the victim of clinical negligence or an accident on the road, at work or in a public place, the law sets out certain restrictions on the length of time you are allowed to take before making a claim – in most cases in England and Wales, the limitation period spans three years from the date of the incident that gave rise to the claim.


RICHARD WILLIAMSON: Country walk: Bedham to Pallingham Bridge

The wooded hills and young River Arun valley made this 4.7 mile (7.7kms) one of the most beautiful I can remember last week.

Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu

A constructive and courteous debate

Last week I was in London for a low-level meeting on Education and was invited to attend the ceremony in the House of Lords in which Parliament is prorogued, prior to the General Election.


RICHARD WILLIAMSON: Stock doves spotted

To my surprise on this week’s walk I counted no less than 11 stock doves singing in the Bedham woods. These birds are smaller than Wood pigeons and have no white patches on them so you can tell the two apart.


STUART McGINLEY: Jailbreak challenge returns

May is going to be a very busy month for me as we have quite a lot happening at Spirit FM. This Sunday it’s the return of The Jailbreak Challenge in aid of the Sussex Snowdrop Trust and organised by the Check-A-Trade Foundation.

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LEGAL CORNER: Plan ahead and stay in touch: a brief school holiday checklist for separated parents

School holidays can be challenging for any parent faced with the pressures of juggling work commitments, childcare and financial pressures while trying to prevent boredom setting in by keeping their children occupied.


£5,000 to help therapeutic horsemanship programme

In Sussex, our love of horses goes back a very long way.

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