Hayley Pearce is a journalist who has recently joined The Argus as the newest reporter in our news team

What is your favourite place in Sussex?

My favourite place in the county is Lewes.

If only because of the Lewes Arms pub and Bonfire.

What do you love most about living in Sussex?

Living by the sea.

I also love how ridiculously friendly everyone is.

What advice do you have for your 12-year-old self?

The best revenge is living a good life.

What is your most valued possession?

I don’t tend to value material things.

So I’m going to say my 15-month-old son, Leon.

What is your biggest regret?

Nothing comes to mind that I would want to be printed in a newspaper.

What is your biggest fear?

Currently driving is my biggest fear because I have now failed two tests to date.

What is your proudest achievement?

Currently it’s surviving three Berlin winters between 2012 and 2014.

In one month’s time, I’m hoping it will be passing my driving test.

Which five people (living or dead) would you invite to your fantasy dinner party?

Just my favourite famous people:

Sylvia Plath

Audrey Hepburn


Ian Curtis of Joy Division

Irvine Welsh