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Road cycling has enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years, or at least it has here in the UK. We’re finally seeing more coverage of the grand Tours including our own national race, the Tour of Britain. This year Stage 7 of the race brought the riders through Sussex, passing within 3 miles of […]

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We had a couple of new arrivals in the office last Friday and over the weekend I had the chance to give them both a quick test drive. The first of these, the Panasonic GM1, is a fascinating camera. As some of you will know, it’s absolutely tiny (a bit smaller and lighter than the […]

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Shoreham Air Show 2014 was gratifyingly busy, with crowds of locals and aircraft enthusiasts making the journey to the small West Sussex fishing village of Shoreham By Sea. The setting for the annual RAFA Air Show is of course Shoreham Airport, a quaint and historically important 1920s airfield lying between the port and the A27 […]

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I live about 35 min drive from the city of Chichester in West Sussex, and after an early start I had time to head to the beach for a brisk walk. Brisk was certainly the word – despite the fact it’s August we’re having a cool snap here in the UK so it was boots […]

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There are many things we would associate with an English summer in the Home Counties – rolling meadows of wildflowers, waiting for the haymaking. Bright hazy summer sunshine and gardens awash with flowers, butterflies and bees. Long walks through the countryside. We had all of that today and I was so thankful to be away […]

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Goodwood Breakfast Club Thoroughbred Sunday 2014 didn’t fail to disappoint. As the crowds gathered under the post-dawn sunshine we were treated to a dazzling display of rare, unusual, or simply beautifully restored and maintained vehicles of the pre-1966 era. By its nature, the attendance wasn’t going to be quite as heaving and frantic as that […]

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The beautiful West Sussex village of Amberley is only about 4 miles away from where I live, so there’s no excuse for failing to make the most of the excellent events which are scheduled at the Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre. In fact if you’re within travelling distance of the Museum I highly recommend a […]

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As was the case with my outing last Saturday to Parham House and Gardens, I have placed another local institution firmly into my diary. The annual Worthing Birdman competition takes place every summer on Worthing Pier. In many ways this exemplifies a combination of eccentricity and daring (and the more technical skills utilised by many […]

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