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Interview


Experience Elba

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6:00am Saturday 23rd May 2015

High-flying actor, director, producer, DJ, musician, test car driver and ‘sexiest man alive’, Katy Rice explores the world of Idris Elba who is set to appear at Goodwood

How Ruby Wax aims to change the way we think about our brain

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6:00am Saturday 16th May 2015

Emma Yeomans speaks to comedienne Ruby Wax about mental health and her upcoming appearence in Worthing with her tour, Sane New World


 

Celebrating Sussex


Blooming marvellous inspiration for fair

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6:00am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Green-fingered Jean Jackman speaks about what inspired her to establish the Floral Fringe Fair

The voice of a vagabond

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6:00am Saturday 16th May 2015

Samantha Harman speaks to Eddi Reader the free-spirited singer from Fairground Attraction about her life and career


Walks


Just Roman around

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6:00am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Starting at Eartham Wood, Vincent Hallett makes straight for Halnaker Hill along Stane Street. After walking like Romans a more leisurely route is followed over Long Down through Eartham to a Countess’s favourite picnic spot.


Travel


A jaunt to Jersey

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6:00am Saturday 23rd May 2015

Jersey was recently announced as one of Europe’s holiday hotspots and Lucy Pearce found the trendiest hotel to give the island a try.

Books


Recognition at last

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6:00am Saturday 23rd May 2015

She may have spent her career on the periphery of fame, but as her debut novel is nominated for a fancy award, comedian and actress Helen Lederer tells Hannah Stephenson why she’s happy with her lot


Nostalgia


Close-up on the past

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6:00am Saturday 23rd May 2015

This picture above left, is a rare view, taken on the old Chain Pier and looking back at the buildings at the entrance. The two small ticket kiosks (now on the Palace Pier) were installed in 1871 and the road outside is Madeira Road that replaced the Chain Pier Esplanade. It is late evening and business has ceased for the day, or perhaps it is 1896 and its dangerous condition has forced the closure. To the left, the end building is the Pier Master’s cottage and what a strange building it is. The two bedrooms have verandas but is that a porch in the lower centre? The plans for this building would be so interesting and if the photographer had taken a sharper picture we could have picked up so much more. The cottage on the far right is the east toll keeper’s home occupied by John Gurr and his wife and Sarah, his wax flower making daughter. The camera obscura stands on the roof of the Bazaar. It started out on the Steine beach, then moved to the new Chain Pier before reaching this position. Customers reached it through an iron gate (still there) on Marine Parade, then down steps. I believe it was removed in 1927, having been a town attraction for over 100 years.


Gardening


Introducing variety

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6:00am Saturday 23rd May 2015

You don’t have to introduce new weird and wonderful plant varieties when you have some great reliable stalwarts on your doorstep. Andy McIndoe, MD of Hillier Nurseries, chooses some of the best.


Wellbeing


Resilient Jameela

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6:00am Saturday 23rd May 2015

TV and radio presenter Jameela Jamil has overcome a catalogue of health problems and triumphed to find fame. She tells Gabrielle Fagan why a recent cancer scare has made her re-evaluate her life


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