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SUMMER'S SPACE RACE READING CHALLENGE

YOUNG readers will be able to embark on an adventure that is out of this world, with the return of the Summer Reading Challenge.

East Sussex libraries are calling on children aged four to 11 to join the Space Chase and sign up to read six books over the summer holidays.

MP VISITS AT CANADIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATION

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, joined with members of the Crowborough Royal British Legion, and cadets from Crowborough, at the Canadian War Memorial, to commemorate 9 Canadian soldiers, of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment, who were killed by a flying bomb on July 5th 1944.

MP WELCOMES ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, as welcomed news that children and young people in Wealden are to benefit from additional mental health support. All schools and colleges in Wealden will be offered mental health training as part of the Government’s commitment to providing more joined up care.

NUS - A 'BEER CHAMPION'

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, received a special award, in recognition of her support for the Long Live the Local campaign and helping to secure consecutive freezes in beer duty.

'BEWARE OF SCAMS' WARNING ISSUED

TRADING Standards officers are stepping up the fight against fraudsters after uncovering new scams across East Sussex. The new cons came to light during Scams Awareness 2019 when officers spoke to residents at events across the county.

CHILDREN'S TOP BOOKS NAMED

A MYSTERY adventure in which a boy’s life changes forever when a giant sinkhole appears under his home has been named East Sussex children’s favourite book.

TELL THE NEW PRIME MINISTER YOUR VIEWS

The next Prime Minister wants to know what you think. The election for leader of the Conservative Party is well underway.

And whoever wins will be the next Prime Minister. Do you have strong views?

DON'T BE CONNED BY COLD CALLERS

RESIDENTS are being urged to be on their guard against cold callers charging hundreds of pounds for basic gardening services.

East Sussex Trading Standards has received a number of reports of cold callers in the Lewes and Seaford areas offering gardening and tree surgery.

EAST SUSSEX FUNDING ISSUES

INCREASED funding from Government is needed to protect vital council services, a report has warned. East Sussex County Council’s State of the County report details that the authority will face a budget gap of up to £15 million in 2020/21, if additional funding is not made available.

ANNIVERSARY OF SUCCESSFUL CAREER HUB

EAST SUSSEX COUNCIL and education leaders are celebrating a year of successes from a scheme aimed at improving careers advice and support for students across the county.