West Sussex

Bulldozing beauty: how our irreplaceable landscapes are being destroyed

I've found this thoroughly depressing.<p>As a young reporter I was lucky to work in many of the beautiful towns and villages of West Sussex – and also …

Housing

Budget: Heads say extra maths cash is 'drop in ocean'

<b>Head teachers' leaders are "extremely disappointed" by what they say is the Budget's failure to address "urgent" school funding shortages in England.</b><p>Geoff Barton, leader of the ASCL heads' union, said extra cash for maths was a "drop in the ocean" and schools would still face real-terms cuts.<p>Maths …

Education

£7bn Thameslink expansion due to arrive in 2020... two decades late

The trains soon to arrive are 20 years late... Thameslink 2000, the massive expansion project for the through-London service — originally costed at …

From firefighters to detection dogs - your public service heroes in pictures

For this year’s #OurDay tweetathon on 21 November, we asked Guardian readers to share their pictures of a day in the life of local public staff. Here are just a few of our favourites

Photography

Christmas Gifts For Women 2017: Beauty Products, Gadgets, Jewellery And More

🎁 🎁 🎁<p>If you’re feeling totally uninspired or completely clueless about what to get for your friend, girlfriend or female relative this Christmas, …

Shopping

Gold Coast car rolls into swimming pool after handbrake left off

A car has crashed through a fence and into a swimming pool on the Gold Coast after the owner forgot to put the handbrake on.<p>A Queensland Police …

Gold Coast

Ice Age woolly mammoth family go on sale

The ancient animal skeletons are expected to raise up to £400,000 at auction in West Sussex later today.<p>The prehistoric family of four, which were …

UK News

Mammoth 'family' fails to sell at auction in West Sussex

<b>A "family" of ancient mammoth skeletons found buried together has failed to sell at auction.</b><p>The auction house in Billingshurst, West Sussex, said the group included a rare one-year-old baby male and a young female of around eight or nine.<p>The Ice Age bones were unearthed near Tomsk, Siberia, in 2002.<p>…

Paleontology

Hugh Sacker obituary

My father-in-law, Hugh Sacker, who has died aged 92, was hit by a bolt of enlightenment when he stumbled while out on a walk in September 1978. Hugh was convinced that years of philosophical anguish had finally crystallised in his mind the insight required for humanity to leave the karmic conflicts …

Family of woolly mammoth skeletons fail to sell at auction

A complete family of prehistoric mammoth skeletons has failed to sell at auction.<p>The collection of four Ice Age forms went under the hammer for the first time in West Sussex.<p>The highly anticipated lot included a one-year-old infant, only the second known complete baby mammoth skeleton in the …

Prehistory

Half

More than 10 years ago, a school not too far from where I was teaching was awarded an “outstanding” grade by a visiting inspection team. Other …

Education

The UK's tallest Christmas tree has been decorated for the festive season

The giant redwood tree is located at Wakehurst country estate.<p><b>A total of 1800 low-energy lamps has been draped on the UK's tallest Christmas tree – a</b></b> …

Christmas

Let’s go jumping! 10 shows you don’t want to miss out on

<b>If you’re searching for some indoor winter showjumping take a look at this range of competitions you need to enter</b><p><b>British Showjumping</b><p><b>Date:</b> 2 December</b> …

Horses

6 of the Best Places To Celebrate Your Anniversary

1st Anniversary: Clocks, Switzerland<p>Storybook beauty and ultimate luxury await guests at the Lodge at Verbier in Switzerland.<p>5th Anniversary: …

Travel

Best wedding venues in the UK to book in 2018

Whether you've always dreamed of getting married in a royal palace or a bohemian barn, the UK has the world's greatest selection of wedding venues. …

London

Parents know why schools need our financial support: cuts are leading to fewer teachers, increased class-sizes and a narrower curriculum

John Blake, head of education at the Policy Exchange thinktank, is in denial about the state of school funding. We know that, for the government, one …

Education

Strongbow swigging Middlesbrough cyclist flouts law from 1800s

A cyclist swigging Strongbow on his bike in Grove Hill ended up in court for breaching legislation dating back to the 1800s.<p>Michael Arundel couldn’t …

Destructive Arundel bypass route would be a national scandal

Emma Tristram says the legislation to protect ancient woodland may have the perverse effect of causing the most damaging option to be chosen<p>Thank you to Patrick Barkham for highlighting the destructive insanity of the Arundel bypass scheme (The road to rural oblivion, 14 November). He mentions …

Environment

'I love him to bits': Meet the four-legged partners transforming heroes' lives

Christmas Charity Appeal banner 2017<p>Ask any of the millions of dog owners in the UK whether they could live without their dogs and the answer would be a resounding and noisy “no”. I have three much-adored dogs, who are companionable, funny and keep me very well-exercised. Could I live without them? …

Isle of Wight

2002 Discovery Td5 Tuning?

Login | Register<p>2002 Discovery Td5 Tuning?<p>Discussion<p>Original Poster<p>2,467 posts<p>133 months<p>[report]<p>[news]<p>Saturday 17th October 2009<p>Hi Chaps,<p>I've Gone …

Live updates as ELO, Steps and Michael Buble tickets go on sale

Welcome to the live blog as several big ticket events go on sale today.<p>At 9am tickets for Steps will go on sale. There will be 12 summer shows across …

British Humour

Man charged with manslaughter after woman dies in A24 crash

A MAN has been charged with manslaughter following the death of a woman in a collision on the A24.<p>Conor Dobson, 23, unemployed, of no fixed address, …

Crime

Officers searching for missing teenager in Huddersfield

Police are searching for a teenager who went missing in Huddersfield.<p>Layla Page, 16, was last seen in the Copthorne Gardens area of Bradley.<p>She was …

Crime

Seven steps to make staff wellbeing surveys actually useful

Do you know if your staff are happy? Many a headteacher will say “yes”, but how sure are they, really?<p>Push them, and they will point to a staff …

Education (UK)

Hugh Bonneville's Perfect Day in London

Hugh Bonneville stars in the film <i>Paddington 2</i>, having previously appeared in films including <i>Notting Hill</i>, and the acclaimed TV series <i>Downton Abbey</i>, …

London

Thursday’s best TV: Love, Lies & Records; Exodus: Our Journey Continues

Kay Mellor’s emotional drama set in in a Leeds register office begins; plus more real-life tales of migrant journeys<p><b>Love, Lies & Records</b><p>9pm, BBC One<p>Births, deaths and soggy confetti-strewn steps: Kay Mellor’s breezy new six-part drama is set in a Leeds register office but wisely avoids bureaucratic …

TV

The real John Lewis Christmas ad? Parents slam store for forcing disabled children to change on toilet floor

John Lewis has been shamed by parents forced to change their disabled children on toilet floors.<p>Disgusted mum Laura Moore shared a photo of a young …

Fotowettbewerb: Landscape Photographer of the Year

Das Siegerfoto beim "Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017"-Wettbewerb ist Benjamin Graham bei Ebbe am Strand von West Wittering in East Head, West …

European News

Southwick department heads also have no interest in 122-acre Country Club property

SOUTHWICK – Current and potential owners of the Southwick Country Club property met with the Southwick Select Board last night to discuss development …

Western Massachusetts

“Golden Girls Bingo Night – A benefit for Friends at Petworth Library” Wed. at Slash Run

<i>201 Upshur Street, NW</i>From an email:“Golden Girls Bingo Night – A benefit for Friends at Petworth LibraryThe Righteous Babes of BINGO and Friends at …

Washington D.C.