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History brought to life with turn-up-and-go tours

Postman Martin Alderton has turned his love for Arundel into a thriving business.

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Themes and emotions of The Snowman story ' emphasising happy times and creating memories rather than the sad ending ' made the character the ideal ambassador for a children's hospice

Birthday patrons for Chestnut Tree House revealed

The Snowman heads up a list of new patrons preparing to help Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice celebrate its 15th birthday in 2018.

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One of the watercolours featuring local landmarks and scenes

Everyone’s a winner for cancer charity

Artist Paul Winner is to donate 50 of his watercolours to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

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The information kiosk enhances the character of a peaceful, rural area

Volunteers needed to care for information kiosk

The Wiggonholt Association is looking for volunteers willing to help clean the telephone kiosk information booth in North Stoke.

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A total of 218 young people were nominated for this year's EPIC (Exceptional People in Care) Awards

Celebrating achievements of children in care

Exceptional children in care were celebrated at the annual EPIC Awards.

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To round off a year of successful courses, 14 young people took on the tough challenge of completing FireBreak at Bognor Regis Fire Station

FireBreak graduates praised for enthusiasm

Students from a number of schools showed great enthusiasm in completing West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service’s FireBreak course.

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The 11 new firefighters were officially welcomed at the Pass Out Parade

Wholetime community firefighters join crews across West Sussex

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has officially welcomed 11 new firefighters.

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Father Christmas received lots of extra help yesterday, when he was joined by a team from Southern Water

Sleigh experience returns to Chichester

Father Christmas is making a special visit to Chichester this week to raise money for charity with the help of a magical sleigh ride.

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Father Steve Davies  with the Christingles at St Anne's Church, East Wittering

PICTURES: Christmas Festival Weekend

Community spirit abounded at St Anne’s Church in East Wittering for its 11th Christmas Festival Weekend.

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Fred and Pat Faulkner have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks171470-1

Diamond duo say teamwork is key

Teamwork and helping each other are the key to a successful marriage, say diamond duo Pat and Fred Faulkner.

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Martin Webb, right, and Ray Waller, left, of Comet Classics in Southbourne with the Team Ant racing car they bought at auction and Southbourne car enthusiast Darren Collins, who helped build it. Picture Ian Hargreaves (171671-1)

Wheeler Dealer car takes pride of place

A car from the television show Wheeler Dealers has taken pride of place in a Southbourne showroom.
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Patrick Ong is selling his watercolours to raise money for Restoration of Hope

Art sale will help street children

Self-taught artist Patrick Ong has organised a sale of his paintings to raise money to help street children in Burundi.

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People just need to take their securely-wrapped presents to Footworks

Santa Sleigh schedule

Santa is on his way to The Witterings and Birdham for his annual sleigh rounds.

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The public right of way looks set to be moved under plans for Whitehouse Farm

Centurion Way Christmas gatherings

ChiCycle and Friends of Centurion Way are organising a series of events for December to raise awareness of the path and of the importance of sustainable travel.
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The Three Moles in Selham has been named the Observer Pub of the Year 2017

Observer Pub of the Year 2017 winners revealed

The Three Moles in Selham has been named the Observer Pub of the Year 2017.

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WWT centre enable visitors to get close to fascinating animals, learn about amazing habitats and enjoy unique winter wildlife spectacles

Wetland Centre deal for Lottery players

National Lottery players are being offered two-for-one entry to Arundel Wetland Centre.

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More than 20 members of Stagecoach South staff have clocked up 650 years' service in total

Bus company staff honoured

Stagecoach employees have been recognised for loyal service and commitment to passenger transport.

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West Sussex Achievers of the Year award winners, from left, Beatrice Millard, Liam Hough and Emma Fox, with Duncan Goodhew and Mike Goody. Picture: Ciaran McCrickard Photography

Determined youngsters win awards for their swimming

Three determined young swimmers from West Sussex have won a top prize at this year’s Southern Water Learn to Swim achiever awards.

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Some of the exhibits at last year's Christmas Tree Festival at St Anne's Church, East Wittering. Picture: George Andrews

Christmas Festival Weekend for East Wittering

Families, organisations, businesses and charities are decorating trees for the Christmas Festival Weekend at East Wittering parish church.

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Jade Wood, centre, presents advent calendars to staff at Meadowfield Hospital, for them to pass on to the patients

Advent calendar collection success

More than 100 advent calendars have been handed out to mental health patients and those with dementia.

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