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We’ve been incredibly busy this month getting to know more people in our community. It’s amazing how many things go on that we don’t know about. We are looking to increase the amount of community content we have so if you have something that may interest our readers, please do get in touch. August sees the return of the RNLI Regatta. Turn to pages 26 and 27 for more information on this very popular annual event. Our celebrity interview this month is with the very talented Ben Affleck. Ben was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to talk to us about his directing debut. The Summer holiday season is well and truly upon us. If you still haven’t booked a break, why not turn to page 20 for details of a great cruising offer from local travel company The Cruise Clinic. And finally, ever wondered what Botox® involves? Our resident beauty therapist Marion Brown of Derma Clinics unravels the myths on page 22. Have a great Summer and see you in September.

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In bn23 this month... Restaurant of the Month Fashion - Curve Control Rick Stein’s Taste of Summer Cruising in the Aegean 2008 RNLI Regatta Getting into Boating Ben Affleck Alfresco Dining 6 of the best mobile phones Dog of the Month July Lifeboat Callouts Kids’ Pages Horoscope

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the big apple bar and grill

a taste Visit the big apple - for e south of the East Coast on th coast! Our restaurant review this month gave us a taste from across the Atlantic.

were impressed by the friendly staff and warm atmosphere. We were greeted when we arrived and shown immediately to our table.

The big apple bar and grill is the ‘New Kid on

The menu is typically American with a few little twists thrown in. Traditional English pub fare sits happily alongside well-known New York favourites. There really is something for everyone.

the Block’ in Eastbourne and well worth a visit. The brainchild of Steve Wheelband and Dan Field, the big apple is on the site of the old Beach Pub opposite the Fishermen’s Club in Royal Parade, Steve is the son of a naval officer and spent his early years travelling the world with his family, eventually settling in the United States. On his return to the South Coast of England, he was food and beverage manager at a local hotel before joining forces with Dan to take over the Beach at the beginning of July this year. Still in its infancy, the big apple is set to be a popular venue. With ample pay and display parking opposite that’s free after 6pm, the big apple is easy to get to.

Over a drink, my partner and I discussed our choices. I eventually settled on Nachos and my partner on Cajun prawns.

"The traditional pub is on the wane. The future is the restaurant/bar” The nachos were delicious, served with sour cream and guacamole in true NY tradition. The Cajun prawns were plump and flavoursome.

We chose a Thursday lunchtime for our visit and


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Restaurant of the Month restaurant, where you can For our main courses, I had a come just for a drink or to eat sirloin steak cooked to order it’s your choice” served with fries and a grilled tomato and my partner opted “We have a for Chicken and Ribs - a roof terrace y grilled chicken breast sda e that we are n served with Wed apple a c u r r e n t ly n ig BBQ spare o b Visit for the enu applying for ribs t m permission to Nigh 2 for 1 another NY turn into additional dining favourite. space. With its sea views, it The portion sizes are will make the ideal place for al ample and by the time we had fresco dining” savoured our main course, For a chance to sample the big there was little room left for apple’s menu, why not visit on dessert. Not to be outdone a Wednesday night between however, we shared ‘Death by 6pm and 10pm for the big Chocolate’ - a beautifully moist apple 2 for 1 menu. Simply chocolate sponge, smothered choose any item from the in chocolate sauce and served selected menu and the second with chocolate custard and iceitem the same price or lower is cream. A dessert definitely not free. for the faint-hearted! After our meal, we chatted with Steve about his and Dan’s “I plans for the big apple. believe the days of the traditional pub are over” says Steve who has over 37 years’ experience in the business. “the future is definitely the bar/

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CURVY GIRLS SHOULD DO ANYTHING BUT COVER UP THIS SUMMER. DISCOVER SUMMER DRESSING HINTS FOR PLUS SIZES. Retail guru Mary Portas doesn't mince her words. Dubbed the Gordon Ramsay of the shopping world, Portas opened her new series of BBC Two's Mary Queen Of Shops with a plus-size boutique for a reason. "The fashion industry is shockingly bad at providing fashion in bigger sizes," she says, "But the curvy customer is, in fact, the average British woman." While much of the high street is busy catering for Kate Moss-sized frames, in this country 57% of us are size 14 or above.

But the industry is gradually recognising the need for curve appeal. Designers at Debenhams labels like Rocha by John Rocha and Betty Jackson Black are available in sizes up to 22, and high-street store Evans is red hot at translating catwalk trends to plus-size chic. A trendy new wardrobe is a foolproof confidencebooster if you're lacking confidence in your shape.


DRESSING If you're a fuller-figured woman, rest assured you won't be the only one flaunting your flesh on the beach this summer. So when the sun is shining, proudly bare some skin and soak up those rays. "Don't hide those curves!" says Anna Scholz, one of the leading designers of the plus-size market who's introduced sexier fashionconscious clothes. "Don't be embarrassed by your shape - make the most of it this summer," she advises. "Just because a woman is bigger it doesn't mean she doesn't have great boobs or great legs." Curvy girls should do anything but cover up, so embrace your best bits and ditch the black this summer. Anna offers her top ten seasonal tips for fuller figure dressing.

Curvy Girl Rules Don't be afraid to wear pale or bright colours - you definitely don't have to live in black.

Don't be afraid to show off those legs! It's not just the size 10s who have the best pins. Try wearing your hemline on or just above the knee.

TRY: Evans lemon yellow frill one-shoulder dress (up to size 32); or Anna Scholz pleated jersey pink dress.

TRY: Betty Jackson Black multi smudge print skirt at Debenhams (up to size 20); or Evans floral ra-ra skirt (up to size 32).



The boho look is great for the curvier lady, as long skirts are in fashion rather than just being a cover-up.

High heels or wedges can lengthen the legs, so don't just wear flats!

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Ditch the hold-in knickers. Instead invest in some good flesh-coloured underwear which is much more comfortable in the summer heat.

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Taste of


Travelling round the Mediterranean coastline and islands sampling the food, talking to cooks, and soaking up the atmosphere sounds like an enviable way to earn a living. Chef Rick Stein, who undertook the experience for his TV series and book of the same name, Mediterranean Escapes, admits happily that he's hooked on being a roving gourmet. "It was a wonderful experience and taught me so much not just about the food but the people in places like Corsica, Sardinia and Morocco." There are recipes for Turkish Spinach, Feta and Mint Pastries, Puglian Fava Bean Puree, Sardinian Spaghetti With Tomato And Cuttlefish Ink, Sicilian Orange Cake and Corfiot Rice Pudding. Going to Catalonia in Spain particularly impressed him and one of his favourite dishes from there is Chicken and Prawn Paella with artichokes and chorizo.



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With Artichokes & Chorizo (Serves 10-12)

Rick says: "Always use paella rice arroz calasparra, and the paella shouldn't contain too much longcooked seafood which ends up tasting like stewed tea. It's also important that once the rice is added to the pan it is not touched - all the grains of rice should be separate. "Either get a true paella pan and burner (available from online sites) or use a very large frying pan and place it over two or even three burners and keep turning the pan so that it cooks evenly throughout."

Ingredients... 1x 1.5kg chicken 1.75 litres chicken stock 1/2tsp loosely packed saffron strands 150ml olive oil 8 garlic cloves, sliced 16 large raw prawns, heads removed but left unpeeled 150g chorizo picante, sliced 2 medium onions, chopped 2 beef tomatoes, skinned and chopped 750g arroz calasparra 300g prepared artichoke hearts (or about 4 medium globe artichokes) Leaves from a 10cm rosemary sprig 150g fine green beans, stalk ends trimmed, cut into 1.5cm pieces 150g shelled fresh peas Salt


Joint the chicken and remove the bones from the breasts and thighs. Cut the knuckle end off each drumstick and leave the wings as they are. Cut the breast and thigh meat into large chunks. You could ask your butcher to do this for you.

Add the rice to the pan, turn up the heat and fry for a minute or two. Then add the stock, the chicken pieces, the artichokes, rosemary and two teaspoons of salt, and stir briefly to distribute everything evenly around the pan.

Put the stock into a large pan, add the chicken bones and leave to simmer for 20 minutes. Strain into a clean pan, add the saffron strands and keep hot.

Leave to simmer for 20 minutes, turning the pan now and then if necessary so that it cooks evenly.

Heat four tablespoons of the oil in a 40-cm paella pan over a mediumhigh heat, add the chicken and fry until golden brown. Remove the chicken and set aside on a plate. Add another two tablespoons of oil to the pan with half the garlic, the prawns and chorizo sausage, and fry for one minute until lightly golden. Set aside on another plate. Add the onions, the remaining oil (four tablespoons) and garlic to the pan and cook for five minutes until lightly golden. Add the tomatoes and leave to cook over a low heat for 15 minutes until you have a jamlike consistency.

Meanwhile, drop the beans into a pan of boiling salted water and cook for three minutes. Drain and refresh under cold water. Scatter the beans, peas, prawns and chorizo over the top of the rice and cook for a further 10 minutes, by which time the rice should have absorbed all the stock and be tender, and all the other ingredients should be cooked. A slightly brown crust on the base of the paella is acceptable but take care not to let it burn during cooking. Leave the paella to rest off the heat for five minutes before serving. The Spanish prefer to serve it warm rather than hot.

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Rachael was just 13 years old when she was diagnosed with skin cancer. Sadly, Rachael lost the battle with her cancer on 16 May 2002. She was just 17 years old as far as we know, the youngest person in the UK to die from Malignant Melanoma. After I lost Rachael, I had a lot of time to think about what had happened and what we had gone through, by reflecting on the past few months’ and years’ events and how we could have improved our situation. During this time, I came upon the idea of a respite hotel in Eastbourne for teenagers, young adults and their families to have a holiday by the sea. Here, they will be able to enjoy some valuable time together without the hassle and worry of the daily running of the home. Time to just relax and have fun and to gather some very special memories with their loved one. The idea of Rachael’s House is not just a dream; this is a vision for every family in the south of England with a young person diagnosed with a life limiting illness. Rachael’s House will offer the gold standard in holiday respite care for all these families, giving them some of the special time that is left, not only to be together, but to gather those very precious memories of happier moments.


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Happy Island Hopping IN THE HISTORIC


A two-week taste of life in the GREEK ISLANDS THE SHIP'S TANNOY CRACKLED INTO LIFE AND A SENSE OF ANTICIPATION FILLED THE CABIN. IT WAS NOT YET 8AM BUT THIS WAS TO BECOME THE DEFINING MOMENT OF THE DAY. Clanking anchor chains had signalled our arrival at a new port. Now the reassuring yet authoritative voice of the Ship’s Captain, with his trademark slow delivery, proceeded to tell us where we were, how we got there, what the weather was like and what would happen next. After a few days, we could barely contemplate leaving the cabin without this cheery wake-up call. We were aware of the itinerary across the Aegean Sea on our ship, the Spirit of Adventure, but it was strangely comforting to have the scene set each day.

Carrying just 350 passengers and with a draught of less than five metres, Spirit of Adventure is slender enough to berth in many small ports in the Aegean that are out of bounds to bigger 'floating hotels'. That's not the only benefit. The ship with a minimum age limit for passengers of 21, offers superb service from its ever-smiling Filipino crew (there's no tipping) and impeccably maintained accommodation.

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The 206 cabins range from standard inside cabins, to suites with a lounge area. Public rooms With a total of 6,000 Greek islands to include the library, with well-stocked choose from, a smallish cruise ship bookshelves, board games, like the Spirit lets you experience as reading areas and internet facilities. many in a fortnight as you might see Two restaurants serve excellent in a decade of 'normal' holidays. food and bars charge incredibly Our route took in seven islands low prices. plus the sights of Athens, two fascinating small towns on the mainland and the unforgettable Corinth Canal.


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Travel There's also a choice of free excursions on every shore visit, as well as some additional trips, often taking in a whole day on an island, with coach, guide, admissions fees and lunch charged at ÂŁ30-ÂŁ50 per person. We joined the ship in Istanbul after a memorable coach journey from the city's airport in Asia, across the Bosphorus Bridge into Europe, and through the teeming streets of this historic capital. An initial day of gentle cruising in the Sea of Marmara and the Dardanelles strait took in a view of the Gallipoli monument and a pod of dolphins. Once into the sparkling Aegean, our first stop was Lesbos, the third largest A stop in the lovely Aegean seaside of the Greek islands, which lies only a town of Nauplion, the first capital of few miles off the Turkish mainland and Greece after independence, was is unspoilt by mass tourism. followed by a day in Athens where we ticked off all the sights, including We berthed in Mytilene, a bustling the stunning Acropolis. coastal town boasting huge old mansions and narrow, cobbled Conditions were turbulent in Mykonos, shopping streets. famed around the world for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and lively We chose an excursion on winding rural roads to the south coast for a visit nightlife. We went ashore to explore Mykonos Town's charming little streets to the renowned Barbagiannis ouzo distillery, where bottles of the fiery spirit of whitewashed houses, tiny boutiques and numerous restaurants. - Lesbos makes the strongest variety in the Mediterranean - clinked off the Thankfully all was calm the next day Heath Robinson-like production line as we dropped anchor under the steep ready to cause hangovers in all black cliffs of volcanic Santorini where corners of the world. an eruption in 1650 BC, culminating in It was then on to the island of Kos, one of the biggest explosions in the which has spectacular sandy beaches history of the planet, caused the centre of the island to collapse into a massive and some of the most interesting crater that was filled by the sea. archaeological sites of the whole Mediterranean region. The highlight of our excursion was a visit to the Asclepion (named after Asclepius the god of healing), once an important centre of healing.

To reach Rome, Spirit of Adventure was towed by tugs through the Corinth Canal, the four-mile waterway which was scoured through the isthmus linking the Peleponnese peninsula to the rest of the Greek mainland. Only three metres separated the ship from the vertical cliffs that form the sides of the canal as our captain, broadcasting to decks crowded with camera-toting passengers, described how a previous British cruise ship emerged badly damaged after scraping the sides. Needless to say, we emerged intact, exhilarated and flushed - with our own Spirit of Adventure.

Next came Crete, largest island in Greece, where the ship berthed in the busy capital of Heraklion (named after Hercules), handily placed for a trip to the ruined Palace of Knossos, built by the Minoans in around 1900BC. The Minotaur, a half-man, half-bull creature, roamed the palace's labyrinth until it was slain by Theseus.


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Most people by now know that Botox® can reduce lines and wrinkles on the face. Even though it has been used for cosmetic purposes for the last twenty years, there are people who will criticise this treatment without fully understanding what it involves. Those who are interested in trying it are often put off by these criticisms. In fact, my best friend was one of these people - but as soon as she started to get deeper lines and wrinkles she asked for my help, and since treating her she says she hasn’t looked so good in years. What is Botox®? Botox® is the trade name for Botulinum Toxin Type A – a neurotoxin protein derived from bacteria called Clostridium Botulinium. It is used in many ways, but we know it best for softening our lines and wrinkles. Is Botox ® safe? Botox® remains one of the safest procedures under the umbrella of cosmetic treatments. It has been used for many years in conventional medicine, most prominently in the treatment of children with Cerebral Palsy to give them a full range of movement in their arms and legs. It is also used to stop the over-production of sweat in the armpits and has had fantastic results in the prevention of migraines. Its effect on lines and wrinkles was first discovered when patients being treated for eye twitches noticed a difference in their appearance following treatment Botox® results are temporary and as a result is perfectly safe when administered by a qualified professional. In fact, there has never been a recorded court case in the UK, for any permanent issues caused by Botox® when used for cosmetic reasons. How long does each treatment last? The longevity of each treatment depends on many things, from the dilution of the Botox® to the depth and activity of the muscles in your face. In general, most treatments last between 3 and 6 months. What does it involve? A tiny amount of Botox® is injected through a tiny needle (an insulin or paediatric needle), into three popular areas of the face; the frown lines in between the eyebrows, the lines on the forehead and the crow’s feet around the eyes. You can ask for some anaesthetic cream to numb the area if you are particularly sensitive, but most clients do not need it as the procedure isn’t ‘painful’. Are there any side effects? You may get a slight headache and a feeling of heaviness in the brow. On very rare occasions, the treatment can cause the drooping of an eyelid because the Botox® has entered a depresser muscle. As the results are only temporary, this is resolved very quickly. In fact, Botox® is regarded as one of the safest procedures in aesthetic medicine. Can anyone have Botox® treatment? Botox® is perfectly safe for most people, but should not be used by the following groups: • pregnant or breast feeding women. • People suffering from conditions that affect muscle activity; like Bells Palsy, Myenasthenia Gravis and Multiple Sclerosis. • Bleeding disorders, or those taking medication that affect bleeding time such as; Warfarin, Heparin, Aspirin or Glucosamine. • Drugs that may interact with Botox® such as; Aminoglycoside antibiotics, Sprectromycin and Quinine sulphate. • It is also probably safer to avoid having Botox®, whilst taking antimalarial quinine based drugs – although an interaction is only a theoretical problem. What about before and after care? Always make sure that you take care of your skin by using aesthetic products and ensuring that your skin is well hydrated through drinking at least 2 – 3 litres of water per day. Do not rub or massage the areas that have been treated, or do any vigorous exercise, for at least 24 hours following treatment. How long does it take to see the results? Some people see a difference within three days, however it takes from 10 – 14 days to see the full effects. You’ll be telling yourself how good you look in the mirror! Enhance your beauty, and call me for a free consultation – I look forward to hearing from you. Direct Line: 07954 185 542 or email Marion Brown


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bn23 August Bank Holiday weekend sees the welcome return of the 4th Eastbourne RNLI Regatta. The Regatta has become a popular fixture in the local community calendar, with boats from Brighton, Newhaven, Rye and Dover joining in the fun. This year, the Regatta will be bigger and better, building on the tremendous success of the past 3 years that have raised over £40,000 for Eastbourne RNLI. These vital funds go towards the upkeep of the All Weather Lifeboat “The Royal Thames” and our Inshore Lifeboat “The Joan and Ted Wiseman”, and to help provide our crews with the training and equipment they need. As with previous years, each event is kindly supported by numerous local businesses. Crews of 5 are invited to take part in the rowing Boat Race sponsored by Kier construction. The Eastbourne Coastguards will be back to defend the crown that they stole from the Eastbourne Inshore Lifeboat crew! There are also dinghies and kayaks to try out in the Outer Harbour, a Children’s Tender Race sponsored by Sovereign Harbour Berth Holders’ Association and the power boats will be taking part in the Predictive Log event. Each day, there is also the spectacular sight of the big boats racing out on the water in Eastbourne Bay; from the regular racers to those more used to the sedate pace of cruising. Guest racers will be provided with free berthing at Sovereign Harbour, thanks to Premier Marina who are the Regatta’s host and the major sponsor. Sunday lunchtime sees one of the highlights of the Regatta, with the Eastbourne fishing fleet’s Family Boat Race sponsored by Southern Head Fishing Co Ltd. Each boat and their crew are dressed up and it’s a brilliant spectacle to watch them in the locks and then to see them race! Be warned - it’s every man, woman and child for themselves with the Lifeboats getting involved in the action too! The Lifeboats take to the water again on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon to show off the skills they practice every week , with an exercise in the Outer Harbour. For those less interested in traditional Regatta activities, there are loads of stalls and the chance to buy souveniers. Food and drink will be available throughout the day. Each evening, there’s a party with live entertainment, hot food (including the ever popular pig roast!) and a licensed bar serving traditional ales. So come down and join in the fun! Everyone is welcome!! With thanks to Mark Robinson 2nd Coxswain 26

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The RNLI Lifeboat Regatta 2008 What’s On & When Saturday 23 August 0900 0930 1100 1130 1200 1230 1400 1500 1730 1830 1900 1930

Race sign on; bacon rolls available Site and stalls open IRC & PY fun races Rinker Power Boat race Bar & BBQ Opens Kier rowing race Kayaks & Dinghies Win a Kayak event Bar & BBQ close Site re-opens Trophy presentations Site and stalls close Food and party!

Entertainment Afternoon Dolphin Shanty Men Band of Two Evening The Fo Shos Vanessa Yellop

Sunday 24 August 0900 0930 1100 1200 1230 1330 1400 1500 1730 1830 1900 1930

Bacon rolls available Site and stalls open IRC & PY fun races Bar & BBQ Opens Fishing Boat Race Best Dressed Boat Kayaks & Dinghies Win a Kayak event Site closes Site re-opens Trophy presentations Site and stalls close Food and party!

Entertainment Afternoon Dolphin Shanty Men Eastbourne Cultural Communities Network Evening Freekey & Disco

Monday 24 August 0900 0930 1100 1200 1530 1630 1730 1800 1900 2330

Bacon rolls available Site and stalls open IRC & PY fun races Bar & BBQ opens Tender Olympics - Berth Holders’ Trophy Entertainment Win a Kayak event Lifeboat Demo Afternoon Food, Entertainment & Raffle Dolphin Shanty Men Trophy presentations Morris Dancing Regatta 2008 closes Eastbourne Cultural Communities Network Evening Lionel the Vinyl Mead Disco & Karaoke

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SelfSelf-Drive Fishing Boat & Sports Boat Hire is new to the UK. Getting on the water and enjoying a day afloat is becoming an increasingly expensive time-consuming business. So why not hire from £175 per day Operating from Sovereign Harbour Marina in Eastbourne, we offer ‘Isobel’ our Arvor 230AS, a purpose built 23ft fishing boat which is MCA coded and designed for Angling, enabling your party of up to 6 to get some of the finest fishing off the South Coast.

2009 will see the introduction of the Harwell Membership Scheme that will have a range of benefits, information for this will be posted on our website nearer the time.

Or perhaps fishing is not your thing, we also have an MCA coded 6m Rigid Hulled inflatable with a four stroke Suzuki 115hp engine, ‘Ziggy’ is available for pleasure use or commercial hire.



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Why Should I Buy a Boat?

With so many opportunities for boating fun available today, there’s no reason why anyone can’t take advantage of the benefits that recreational boating has to offer.

Read our personal list of Top Reasons for Boating below: Boating Improves Your Quality of Life It’s a proven fact that recreational boating goes a long way towards improving your quality of life. The minute you start to move forward on a boat, you’ll notice how easy it is to leave your troubles behind. Recreational boating provides a constructive outlet for entertainment that reduces stress and provides enriching opportunities for self discovery, whether it’s learning how to water ski or simply enjoying the warm glow of an evening sunset. Boating is an Affordable Recreation Alternative Are you under the impression that recreational boating is too expensive for your current budget? Think again. Many boats can be financed for under £100 a month. Any good boat dealer will work with you to help you save money and get you the best financing package available. Water Access is Closer than you think Did you know that over 4 million British adults a year participate in boating and water sports in the inland and coastal waterways of our country? This means that water access is a lot closer and more convenient than you might think. Access to water, should it be Inland Waterways or the sea, is at most a few miles away for everyone and a million miles from the real world. Nowhere in the UK is more than 45 miles from the nearest tidal estuary. To find a boating marina or slipway near you, visit or Boating Fun Helps you Bond with Friends and Family In a 2005 study in the US by the National Marine Manufacturers Association forty percent of all households listed relaxing with family and friends as their favourite boating activity (followed by fishing, cruising, and waterskiing). In other words, to many people the best part about boating doesn’t revolve around the latest waterskiing tricks or the number of fish caught - the best part of boating is simply the opportunities it provides for boating fun with friends and family. Recreational boating is quality time spent away from the television set and the video games, creating an atmosphere that brings people together and creates fond memories that last a lifetime.


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Leisure Boating Helps Reduce Stress We can’t stress the statistics enough - numerous studies have shown that a little bit of boating fun each day can go a long way towards reducing stress. In fact, a 2005 National Marina Manufacturers Association survey of over 1,000 American households listed boating in the top-three of all stress-relieving activities Boating is Convenient As we’ve already pointed out, since over ninety percent of UK residents live less than an hour's drive from an accessible body of water, you can be enjoying the fresh air and water in no time. In fact, the convenience of boating makes it possible to hop on your boat for a mini-break whenever you feel like it, as an alternative to other family recreation activities which can quickly add up to become even more expensive and time-consuming. Boating is an Engaging and Rewarding Activity Recreational boating offers lots of opportunities for personal growth. Whether you’re instilling your child with extra confidence as they learn how to properly secure a line, or you’re enjoying the delicate taste of fresh fish that you caught yourself, boating recreation provides many different rewards for all ages. Boating is Good Exercise From a rigorous sailing excursion to an invigorating run on water-skis, boating provides sporting enthusiasts with many active endeavours to choose from. In fact, we’d argue that simply breathing in the brisk wind coming off the water in itself can go a long way towards strengthening one’s constitution- not to mention the additional physical and psychological benefits in terms of relaxation and stress relief. Recreational Boating is Easy to Learn If you’re new to boating, take heart. With so many available boating classes and courses to choose from, you’ll be out on the water before you know it. Whether you’ve always wanted to learn how to sail, or you’re just interested in new ways to spend quality time with your family, a wealth of available boater education courses make boating easier to learn than ever. To learn more about finding boating instruction near you, check out Boating is Flexible From Eastbourne, the French coast is only a few hours away. Your boat, moored in Sovereign Harbour, is not only your holiday home in Eastbourne, but Brighton, Le Havre, St Valery en Caux or wherever takes your fancy. With a trailer, your boat can be towed to the Scottish Highlands, Ireland, The Mediterranean, The Aegean Sea The Black Sea or even further field.

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Boating is FUN Last, but definitely not least, one of the top reasons for boating is simply because it’s so much fun. There are so many activities to explore when it comes to boating, whether you like to fish, water-ski, snorkel, or simply enjoy relaxing on the water. As a kid, you may have dreamed about cruising along the coast just off Beachy Head towards a dinner date in Brighton or just feeling the exhilaration of speeding along at 60 mph in a performance speed boat. It's time to come and talk to us, Sussex Power Boats in Sovereign Harbour, and let us show you how to make those dreams come true. Just call us on 01323 478505 or email to make an appointment or check out our website

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THE HOLLYWOOD ACTOR IS REINVENTING HIS CAREER WITH AN ACCLAIMED DIRECTING DEBUT GONE BABY GONE, RELEASED IN UK CINEMAS RECENTLY. HE TALKS TO US ABOUT SURVIVING TABLOID GOSSIP AND INSISTS HE'S VERY DIFFERENT FROM HIS PUBLIC PERSONA. Ben Affleck proves that even the crash and burn of a high profile Hollywood romance can have a silver lining. At the height of his tabloid-blazing relationship with Jennifer Lopez four years ago, he started writing a film script of Dennis Lehane's disturbing novel Gone Baby Gone. Set in his native Boston in the US, it's a harrowing thriller about the search for a missing four-yearold girl and the troubled people it involves. Initially he thought of it as a vehicle for Lopez, but instead it has become an acclaimed directing

debut for the 35-yearold actor. In the decade since he won a Best Screenplay Oscar with pal Matt Damon for Good Will Hunting, Ben has gone from bright newcomer to blockbuster star to tabloid fodder. It has been a bruising rise and fall that would have sunk a lesstalented actor.

Celebrity But the surprising thing about Ben Affleck, considering his bad choices like Gigli, is how articulate and bright he is. Multi-lingual in Spanish and French, his all-American good looks are matched by genuine depth and he's matter-of-fact about what has happened to his career. "The first half of the media cycle was fascination, the second half was rejection. But what I never realised is that the public don't end up blaming the magazines that write every insane, untrue story."

than anywhere. I wanted to show the city the way I know it and to say something personal." He went to great lengths to get real people to populate his film. "We ended up in a lot of bars at 9am, a time when you get a particular type of person in a bar," he says. However, plans to show the film at the London Film Festival last October were put on hold by Disney because of the ongoing McCann case.

"We just thought it was better to err on the side of discretion and good taste," While depicting the tragedy says Ben. "I'm proud to be associated with a company of 1950s television Superman George Reeves that made a decision I in 2006 film Hollywoodland thought was respectful." went some way to Casting his brother, who rejuvenating his acting stars alongside Michelle career, Gone Baby Gone Monaghan, was also an has really turned heads. issue, Ben admits. "I wasn't just going to leverage my It stars Ben's younger one shot as a director on brother Casey as dogged private eye Patrick Kenzie nepotism, that would be foolish. I made this choice, who refuses to give up on as I think it's clear to looking for the missing child. Set in the gritty world anyone now, on the fact of working-class Boston, it's that he's obviously the right full of tough miscreants and guy for the role." losers. "I just felt that maybe this was a way to have a sense of authorship about what I was doing without having to stick my face out there," says Ben about sitting in the director's chair. Ben has gone back to his roots to get a handle on his career again. "I wanted to do a movie set in Boston. I thought it would make me feel more secure because it's a place I know better

Being a father of a young daughter (with actress wife Jennifer Garner) changed some of his views of the moral dilemmas posed by the book. He started writing the script before he became a father to Violet, now two. "Before I had her, I had an intellectual understanding of what would happen to a parent to have a child taken away. But once I had a child myself, I understood it emotionally. That's a big difference," he says. Ben will return to acting in the romance comedy He's Just Not That Into You with Jennifer Aniston

and Scarlett Johansson, due for release later this year. He counts himself very lucky in a business where many people fall by the wayside. He may have taken a hefty paycut in Hollywood terms from his $12million-plus-per-film heyday, but he is still paid a lot of money doing what he loves. "I have really very little to feel sorry for myself about. People have legitimate hardships, so it's kind of petty for me to sit around ruminating about little dents in what has been a very fortunate life so far."


Al fresco



Summer is finally here, evenings are getting brighter... but your great outdoors is screaming out for some stylish attention. Dig out those weeds and mow that luscious lawn now it's time to make the most of al fresco living. "When springtime rolls around our thoughts turn from cosy nights huddled by the fireside to long warm evenings outdoors." says Melloney Hunt, of Laura Ashley's design service. "Stylish interior design can extend to the outdoors to create comfortable and relaxed living spaces for long summer days." From yard art to atmospheric lighting, bringing the indoors outside has never been so easy. "In creating a comfortable outdoor living space, consider it as an extension of your home," Melloney says. "Take inspiration from the plants and flowers growing around you and choose co-ordinating colours."


Eat&Entertain... When the sun is shining, ditch the Warm up your table for dining room and head outdoors entertaining with colourful for an al fresco dinner party. accessories like Next's red corded To provide the perfect summer placemats, £5, and runner, £7. base for accommodating guests And if you don't fancy spoiling try Wyevale's sophisticated your best silverware, pull out Andrea six-seater garden set, Woolworths' colourful 12-piece £1,699.84, or for a casual plastic cutlery set, 99p, available beachside look, opt for B&Q's in blue, green, red and pink. funky Hawaii four-seater dining set, £99.98. What is summer without the waft of tempting barbecue aromas in the air? Look to Home Temptations' cheap and cheerful Galzone BBQ grill set, £15, or for serious BBQ chefs, Lakeland's Dancook fireplace, £149.99, will act as a gathering and focal point in your garden. Pop on the grill and it becomes a generously sized barbecue, so that you can feed, as well as warm, your guests!


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bringing the IND OORS OUTSID E has n ever been s o EASY

Property With temperatures soaring, seek sanctuary in the shade with relaxing recliners and seating for the summer months. You don't need to head to your local park to take a perch on a relaxing bench. Try one in your own backyard - choose a sturdy number and it will last for many summers to come. Try Debenhams' white wooden bench, £299, for a fresh look, or go traditional with Next's Eucalyptus bench, £70. These days, it's even possible to take the bedroom outdoors - take a mid-afternoon catnap in the sun with Marks & Spencer's sumptuous Daybed, £999.



It's the little touches that make all the difference in transforming a lacklustre garden into a summer retreat. Lighting is all-important for those occasions when afternoon dining spills into dusk celebrations. For pretty floral decorations try Laura Ashley's pink floral and pink spot paper lanterns, £10, or Next's colour changing LED lotus tea lights, £12. Don't let the weather dampen spirits if it gets a little blustery outside. Invest in a practical lamp like John Lewis' Brompton hurricane lamp, £75, or Marks & Spencer's glass pan hurricane lamp, £15. If things aren't blooming in your garden, make your floral efforts elsewhere. Brighten up your outdoor space with Woolworths' sunflower string lights, £9.99, or B&Q's pretty sunflower yard art, £14.98.

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Looking for kitsch detail to complete your al fresco transformation? Point the way forward to your outdoor delight with Contemporary Home's retro garden arrow sign, £7.49. Hang it from a tree of fence for instant impact. And what garden is complete without a friendly gnome? Harrods have a fabulous traditional selection of friendly garden fellows, sitting on mushrooms or pushing wheelbarrows, from £2.95.

If you fancy going design-led in your garden lounging, head for stylish hanging chairs. It's the ultimate outdoor accessory for floating away with a good book in the privacy of your own garden. Try Pierantonio Bonacina's Egg hanging chair, £1,205, available at Europe by Net, or blow the budget on the beautiful Bubbles swing by Fletcher and Myburgh, £5,000.

P: I T E L Y T S

Melloney has these recommendations for a holiday-like outdoor haven:

"Create a relaxed seating area with cushions scattered on blankets and recover deck chairs in fabrics to co-ordinate. Choose a selection of sizes and shapes for cushions and consider trimming with buttons, bobbles and tassels to add more detail." 36

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Dog of the Month Each month, we feature one of the many dogs at Dogs’ Trust Shoreham who are looking for a new home. If you think you can help, please contact Dogs’ Trust on 01273 452 576


Natalie & Nicole




4 years old



Natalie & Nicole are approximately 4 year old tan cross breeds. These sisters have been together since birth and unfortunately, have had a very difficult start to their lives. They are therefore very close and really depend on each other so staff at the Rehoming Centre are desperate to keep the pair together. ‘The Girls’ as they are affectionately nick-named are such wonderful dogs and it’s clear that they just need the right home where they will flourish. On their arrival at the centre, it became obvious to the staff that they had never been allowed to play or been given any love or affection. They were so scared of everything and everyone that getting close enough to get a lead on them could take up to 30 minutes. They were frightened of toys and bones and were very uncomfortable when shown any sort of affection. However, the staff have been stunned at how fast they have progressed. They now love spending time with the other dogs in the centre and even like having cuddles with the staff they know and are now starting to show their cheeky sides! Centre Manager Tracey Rae explains: “The rate at which these girls have improved is just astonishing. It was very distressing to see them so lacking in confidence but they are almost unrecognisable now to the girls that walked through the front doors. They love being cheeky and jumping and playing on the sofas in the runs which we never thought we would see. They just need the right home with new owners who understand that they will need to be given the time and space to learn to trust them at their own pace. Having said that, it’s not taken them too long here so we’re sure in a home they will progress even faster!” These lovely girls can live with other dogs, the staff are unsure how they are with cats, but are willing to test and, due to the fact that they are still anxious in new situations, cannot live with children under the age of 16.

If you think you have the perfect home for Natalie & Nicole, please contact Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre Shoreham on (01273) 452 576 or visit the centre between 12.00 midday and 4.00pm any day (except Tuesdays when the centre is closed). Alternatively, visit


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Lifeboat Callouts

The Inshore and All Weather Lifeboats are on call 24/7. They are called upon in all weathers and every day of the year - even Christmas Day! Below are some of the callouts made in July

6th July 2008

11.41 hrs Overcast

The Crew of the All Weather Lifeboat were at the Eastbourne 999 show on the western lawns when they were paged by Dover Coastguard to launch. The casualty, a 6.5 metre sailing boat with three people on board, had hit a submerged object and damaged its rudder. With no steering capabilities, they requested assistance from the Lifeboat. When on scene, half a mile south of Sovereign Harbour, a tow line was rigged and the All Weather Lifeboat towed them into the outer harbour, where the lifeboat boarding boat took over and towed the vessel into the starboard lock.

9th July 2008

22.25 hrs Heavy Rain

Dover Coastguard requested the All Weather Lifeboat launch to a 60 Ton, 22 metre Polish registered Ketch with a crew of seven. The casualty had a broken mast seven miles south west of Sovereign Harbour. The rigging of the ketch along with its sail was still attached to the mast. This meant that the mast could foul the propeller or damage its hull. When on scene, two members of the lifeboat crew were transferred to assist in making the remains of the mast and rigging safe and rigging a tow line, when this was all secured to the ketch. The casualty was then towed back to Sovereign Harbour.

12th July 2008

17.27 hrs Sun/Cloud

Following the report of a Kite surfer in difficulty 500 metres east of the harbour entrance, the Inshore Lifeboat was launched with a crew of three to assist. When on scene, the casualty was found on the beach - he had been helped by a passing boat. The Inshore Lifeboat crew went ashore and confirmed that this person was the casualty and that he was safe and well. The Inshore Lifeboat then returned to station.

13th July 2008

21.15 hrs Clear Skies

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to assist a 16 ft long angling boat with engine failure, just off Sovereign Harbour. The call for assistance to the Coastguard was made by the casualty using a mobile telephone, as the fault with the engine was electrical. Once on scene, the Inshore Lifeboat found that the angling boat crew had just managed to start the engine. They escorted the casualty back to the beach at Pevensey Bay.

17th July 2008

14.45 hrs Sun/Cloud

Following a 999 telephone call reporting a swimmer in difficulty 200 metres off the Redoubt, Dover Coastguard paged for the Inshore Lifeboat to launch. When on the scene, the swimmer was questioned and reported he was not in any difficulty. The Inshore Lifeboat was stood down and returned to station. (A report with good intention).

17th July 2008

16.00 hrs Sun/Cloud

The All Weather Lifeboat was launched to assist a 15 metre Belgian Sailing boat with engine failure half a mile south of Sovereign Harbour. When on scene, a tow line was rigged and the sailing boat was towed into the safe water mark in the entrance of the harbour. The tow was held up due to the low water and the casualty had rather a deep draught. Once the tide had started to rise, the tow into the Sovereign Harbour was resumed

20th July 2008

09.47 hrs Sun/Cloud

The All Weather Lifeboat was paged to assist a sailing boat one mile west of Sovereign Harbour. When on scene, it was reported that the casualty had engine failure and a tow line was passed. The casualty was then towed back into Sovereign Harbour. The All Weather Lifeboat then left the harbour for its weekly exercise.

20th July 2008

17.07 hrs Sun/Cloud

The Inshore Lifeboat was paged to the report of a rubber dinghy in trouble half a mile off the beach near to Eastbourne Pier. When on scene, two teenage girls in the dinghy reported they had lost their oars and could not paddle the boat against the tide and wind. Both girls were transferred over to the Inshore Lifeboat, the dinghy was deflated and they were taken to the beach 100 metres east of the pier.


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Strange but True!


A sneeze travels at over 100 mph!

Your ribs move about 5 million times a year—every time you breathe

Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue A giraffe can clean its ears with its own tongue Approximately 50 Bibles are sold worldwide every minute

Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women

It is illegal in North Carolina for dogs and cats to fight

A group of butterflies is called a kaleidoscope

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The United Kingdom isn’t renowned for its wonderful weather. If there’s one thing us Brits love to do it’s moan about it and let’s face it, we’ve had plenty to moan about this Summer. But did you know, the UK actually has less water available per person than most other European countries? In fact, London is drier than Istanbul, and the South East has less water per person than the Sudan or Syria! Each person in the UK currently uses about 150 litres of water per day and this rises by about 1% per year. The hard fact is, we simply haven’t got enough water to go round. “But we’re an Island Nation!” I hear you cry. “We’re surrounded by the stuff!” That’s as maybe but that doesn’t alter the fact that we’re running out. We need to cut back and there’s lots of ways we can do it.


A running tap uses 6 litres per minute. Turn off the tap whilst cleaning your teeth or washing your hands



Washing up by hand can use 63 litres of water. Using an energy efficient dishwasher uses just 15 litres

Watering your plants and shrubs twice a week with a really good soaking is better than giving them a quick drink every day. That way the water gets to the roots and doesn’t just evaporate.

Running a bath uses over 100 litres of water. Taking a shower instead will use two thirds less. But beware, power showers can use more than a bath! And limit the time you spend singing in the shower. It’ll save water!



Instead of running the tap until it’s cold, keep a jug of water in the fridge.


Only boil what you need in the kettle and use the minimum amount of water when cooking vegetables.


A dripping tap wastes 5,500 litres of water a year! Mending it will save water as well as save you £18 over the year.


Only water your garden in the cool of the morning or the evening to minimise evaporation.

Don’t cut the grass too short. survive dry weather longer.



Pick the right plants for your garden. Drought -hardy varieties such as lavender will survive better than those that needs a lot of water.

Mulch your flowerbeds with gravel, coconut shell or bark chips to keep in moisture. But beware of mulching too close to the stems to avoid them rotting in wetter conditions.



Your roof collects 85,000 litres of rainwater per year. Invest in a water butt and use it to wash the car and water the plants for free!

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Policing in the Community


A note from Neighbourhood Specialist Constable Ed Faulkner As the Neighbourhood Specialist Officer for the BN23 area, I work alongside a team of other PCs and PCSOs to deal with anti-social behaviour and long term issues that exist in the area. This work includes partnerships, working with voluntary groups, local authorities and community organisations. We always welcome contact from anyone on issues that affect you so please feel free to contact us directly. With summer firmly with us, I have seen a number of houses and vehicles being left with windows open and other insecurities. I understand that it is difficult at this time of year to try and keep cool and secure but thieves will take every opportunity they can. An open window or door is almost inviting them in to take what they please, especially if you have satellite navigation or other equipment in your vehicle left in view or hidden in a glove box. We are also continuing our efforts on speeding motor vehicles. Recent meetings in Priory Road, Ramsey Way, Queen’s Crescent and other areas have continued to show that speeding is a big problem. I am working closely with the roads policing unit to look at this, as well as conducting our own speed checks locally. We will not leave this important issue alone, so please SLOW DOWN. Finally, responsible dog ownership is coming to the fore. There have been a number of incidents recently where owners have allowed their dog off the lead and this has led to a child or another dog getting bitten. Please take great care with your family pet and if there is even a small chance that they may nip someone else, they must be controlled. I have investigated owners in the past for having dogs out of control in public places and I will do so again if necessary

0845 60 70 999 NSC Ed Faulkner

In an emergency ALWAYS dial 999 NSC Vicky Bishop Langney, Shinwater, Sovereign Harbour, Kingsmere, St Anthonys, Roselands

PCSO Wendy Turner Shinewater

PCSO Dominic Brown St Anthonys, Roselands


NSC Ed Faulkner Langney, Shinewater, Sovereign Harbour, Kingsmere, St Anthonys, Roselands,

Neighbourhood Schools Officer Karl Wicking The Bishop Bell School The Causeway School

PCSO Martin Hylands Sovereign Harbour, Kingsmere, King’s Park, Langney Point

PCSO Roy Collins Sovereign

PCSO Emma Kelvey Langney

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August Horoscope

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(Apr 21st - May 21st)

(May 22nd - Jun 21st)

On day one you'll absolutely burst into the month on the back of a stunning total Solar Eclipse in quite definitely the most energising part of your horoscope. This suggests that an action -packed and sociable month is in store for you, but with the Lunar Eclipse of mid-month potentially causing mischief, don't take anyone important for granted.


(Jun 22nd - Jul 23rd) Your self-expression will rarely have been more vital, and if you demonstrate exacting self-discipline your ideas can curry favour and potentially see a significant improvement or reorganisation in your finances. Yet tensions at work are a possibility. These can occur where anyone resists the changes you're proposing or you resist those proposed to you.


(Sep 24th - Oct 23rd) Certain associations can provide sustenance but there can be other people who, frankly, hugely disappoint you. People being honest and up-front can be important to your emotional wellbeing, so be aware of those who revel in playing games. The week at the heart of August can be particularly tricky or confusing. Eventually, Mars will lift your energies.

Capricorn (Dec 22nd - Jan 20th) People will admire you if you adopt a fair approach. If you encounter people who are unreasonable you may be uncompromising, but events can move quickly. You may not be fully briefed of some salient details so be cautious around mid-month. Fortunately your natural pragmatism and leadership skills can see you make rapid progress as August winds down.


That exclusive home makeover you've yearned for can become a reality, but as Venus glides into the most romantic and glamorous sector this can up the stakes in love. If there have been rumblings of discontent in an existing partnership, this can reach make or break point by the 10th. Stern words can either lead to a resolution or a brand new start.


(Jul 24th - Aug 23rd) The Solar Eclipse on the 1st of August is perfect for you, acting as a springboard for your hopes, especially where you want to demonstrate flair. If you're serious about your talents, you can earn more cash. If you're frivolous, an old income stream can dry up. From mid-month differences of opinion over money can be a corrosive issue in your love life.


(Oct 24th - Nov 22nd) Feeling comfortable in your worldly role is going to become something of a mission, with you looking for something a little more special, or even idealistic. Your network of friends and acquaintances can be important to this - especially more serious-minded types. Yet by mid-month things can seem as clear as mud with a possible squabble over possessions.

Aquarius (Jan 21st - Feb 19th) This can be an important month for close ties. An amazing Solar Eclipse can trigger a revival or a determination to find new love. Yet if a tie has been bumping along the bottom, August's middle week can prove crucial. You know more than most people that a relationship cannot be forced, it has to come naturally. This can prove to be the nub of things.

This can be a critical month for your personal situation. Early on - as far as light-hearted banter is concerned things can seem frivolous and fun. However, by mid-month some of what you discuss can be anything but. The key to all this is where you live, who with and how. An involvement can either prove its mettle or have to make way for the new.


(Aug 24th - Sep 23rd)

Psychological health is key this month and although a sluggish start to the month can be replaced by a livelier phase, by the 16th you're reminded to stay in touch with subtle undercurrents. Some kind of major stand-off can occur at home. If you're too belligerent there may be no winners from this. New beginnings can finally unfold from the 23rd.


(Nov 23rd - Dec 21st)

You'll need to carefully approach relations with older or more experienced types. Such people may be a little more conservative than you, and expect you to fit in with them, not the other way around. A promotion beckons if you can accept these constraints. If you can't, you may find yourself restless and keen to pursue more stimulating possibilities.


(Feb 20th - Mar 20th) Health trends are positive as August begins, giving you the push to get active. Competitive sports can appeal like never before. However, your job situation is less likely to prosper if you try to boss a boss. Work at meeting people in the middle. If you don't, from the 10th tense scenes are possible. By the 16th of the month, strife can leave you feeling drained.

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The cost of everything is going up so much and I am starting to worry about making ends meet. Food is one of our biggest costs and although we only eat one main meal a day I am sure there are ways I could cut back without starving the family. I'm not a great cook and don't have a lot of confidence in my knowledge of what's good and what's not. I could do with some pointers but don't know where to start.



Food costs do seem to be spiralling at the moment, probably part of the knock-on from the rising cost of fuel used to transport it. One thing I do is plan and that has saved me a lot of wastage which, in turn, has seen my food bills reduce. We sit down together and plan the menu for the week and that includes breakfast, a main meal and a lighter meal each day. We don't always stick to it accurately but we buy just what we need and make most meals from scratch. If you don't have the confidence to cook why not see if there are any courses available at your local adult education centre on basic cookery? That would point you in the right direction.


My husband died about three years ago leaving me a widow at 41. While I am still very sad, what really depresses me is thinking about the baby girl I gave up for adoption before I met him. I have three other children (14, 12 and nine) but no one knows about this fourth child. I have always known where she is and how to contact her but have never done so as I don't want to mess up her life. She's 16 now - knows she is adopted but has never made a move to find me. What should I do?

.A.T. ................................








The circumstances around your daughter's adoption seem a little unusual as you seem to know quite a lot about her and her life. The Post Adoption Centre run a support and counselling service set up to help birth parents like yourself and others that you can reach by calling 020 7284 5879. I think it would be a mistake to intrude on the life this girl has; especially as it may all be connected with the grief, solitude and loneliness you are experiencing following the death of your husband. It may be that, in time, your daughter wants to find out more about her birth parents and tries to find you. The Post Adoption's Contact and Mediation Service can help you here too as they support all aspects of contact between adopted children and their relatives.

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Commun it y Pages Every number and all the information you’ll ever need!



Eastbourne Theatres For Bookings, contact the box office on 01323 412000 or visit The Congress Theatre

Winter Gardens

Fiddler on the Roof Tue 12 - Sat 16 August

The Radio Players Tue 12 August

That’ll Be The Day Sun 17 August

Tea Dance Tue 12 August

Magic of the Dance Wed 20 - Sat 23 August

Joel White & Friends Fri 15 August

The Searchers in Concert Thurs 28 August

Theatre Summer School Mon 18 - Fri 22 August Wrestling Spectacular Tue 26 August

The Ken Dodd Happiness Show Sun 31 August

John Mann Music Show Thurs 11 August

Puccini Tosca Fri 5 September

Tea Dance Tue 9 Sept

Bizet Carmen Sat 6 - Sun 7 September

John Mann Music Show Thurs 11 Sept

Rockin’ on Heaven’s Door Mon 8 September

Steve Crow & His Crew presents 80s Live Sat 13 Sept

The Ultimate 60s Show Thurs 11 September The Opera Babes Fri 12 September

The Devonshire Park Theatre


See How They Run Mon 11 - Sat 16 August

Daisy Pulls It Off Mon 25 - Sat 30 August

The Business of Murder Mon 18 - Sat 23 August

Absurd Person Singular Tue 2 - Sat 6 Sept


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At the Movies The top films this month at Cineworld X Files: I want to Believe

Star Wars : War of the Clones

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson

Animated Star Wars film following the great fight between good and evil. Tying in Star Wars : The Clone Wars, the film brings back several much loved characters to the big screen, including Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and PadmĂŠ Amidala. The stakes are high, and the fate of the Star Wars universe rests in the hands of the daring Jedi Knights. Opens 15th August

Little is known about the plot for this upcoming film. Although shrouded in mystery, we do know that the film continues the strong yet confused relationship between Mulder and Scully and focuses on both of their personal quests for truth. Little else is known about this film other than that it will focus on the struggle to find faith whilst keeping the audience terrified! Opens 1st August

Hellboy 2 : The Golden Army

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Selma Blair and Ron Perlman From the acclaimed director of Pans Labyrinth, Guillermo del Toro, Hellboy returns to challenge a ruthless evil leader who has awakened an unstoppable army of monsters. Expect astounding visual scenes as well as heart pounding excitement!

Brendon Fraiser and Jet Li The 3rd instalment of the massive blockbuster Mummy films. The excitement and action that brought the first two films to fame are amplified as Brendan Fraiser returns as explorer Rick O’Connell to fight the resurrected Han Emperor (Jet Li) and his 10,000 warriors in an epic that races from the catacombs of ancient China high into the frigid Himalayas. Opens 8th August

Opens 22 August

Get Smart Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Terence Stamp Alan Arkin, Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell) is on a mission to stop an evil crime syndicate known as KAOS who are planning world domination. When the HQ of the US spy agency is attacked and with the identities of his agents in danger, the chief (Alan Arkin) has no choice but to promote Maxwell Smart who has always dreamt of working with superstar Agent 23 (Dwayne Johnson). Smart is partnered instead with the beautiful veteran Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway). With very little experience, and with only a few gadgets, Smart is in a race against time to stop the evil plans of KAOS leader Siegfried (Terence Stamp). Opens 22 August

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Takeaways Recommended

Pizza Go Go 180 Seaside 01323 412121 See our ad on page 15


May Wah 293 Seaside 01323 731971

Pizza Hot 4 U 2 Susan’s Road 01323 729888

Windmill Chinese Takeaway 5 Mimram Road 01323 740168

Papa John’s 75-77 Seaside 01323 438899

Happy Dragon 4 North Road, Pevensey Bay 01323 469222

Pizza Stop 1 High Street 01323 725550

Mr Hau’s Oriental Express 211-213 Terminus Road 01323 638738

Dominos Langney Shopping Centre 01323 766333

Yummy Noodle Bar Enterprise Centre 01323 639800


Bombay Stop 129 Seaside 01323 430000 Niah Indian Takeaway 22 Eastbourne Road, Pevensey Bay 01323 761355 Curry King 6 South Street 01323 724455 India Gate 43-45 Eastbourne Road Pevensey Bay 01323 460246


Rother Grill 131 Seaside Kebab Kingdom 13 Station Parade 01323 638637 The Clay Oven 43-45 Seaside 01323 411455

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Clubs&Events Weight Loss

Youth Activities

Other Activities

Sovereign Harbour Community Wellness and Weightloss Club The Haven Primary School Atlantic Drive South Harbour BN23 5BJ Every Wed (subject to School Holidays) Tel: 07863 167614 £3 per week, no penalties

Haven Youth Group Activities for children living on Sovereign Harbour and Langney Point. Friday evenings at Haven School. Years 4 & 5 5.30-7.00 Years 6-11 7.30-9.30 50p per session

Sovereign Harbour Art Group Learn to paint with acrylics, oils & pastels with an experienced tutor. Christ the King Church Hall Princes Park Wednesdays 5pm to 8pm Thursdays 9.30am to 12.30pm

Weightwatchers Langney Community Centre Etchingham Road Langney BN23 7DR Tel: 01323 642010 Every Wed 10am Slimming World Langney Community Centre Etchingham Road Langney BN23 7DR Every Thurs 7pm Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness Club Shinewater Sports & Community Centre Milfoil Drive Langney BN23 8ED 01323 441704 Every Thurs 9.30 to 11am

Sea Cadets Held twice weekly at Cadet HQ next to the Fisherman’s Club. Contact Toby Snow 01323 767858 Army Cadets TA Centre Seaside Mon & Wed 7.30 - 9.30pm 01323 430688 Air Cadets Rangemore Drive Mon & Thur 7 - 9.30pm 01323 725065 Beavers (1st Anderida) St Luke’s Church Hall Stone Cross Mon & Thur 4.15 - 5.30pm

Sovereign Harbour ‘Veterans’ (35+) Football Club Sunday mornings Five Acre Field (opp Sovereign Centre) Call Frank Milmoe 07771 610518 Harbour Seniors Club for the over 50s Meet Weds at the Harvester between 10am and 11.30am Call Sam Sweiry 01323 479111 Harbour Book Club Wed 20 August at 11.00am The Harvester This Month: The Time Traveller’s Wife

Cubs (1st Anderida) St Luke’s Church Hall Stone Cross Mon & Thur 6.15 - 7.45pm Scouts (1st Anderida) West Rise School Wed 7.30 - 9pm


£10.00 per session


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Fixtures List 2008/2009 3pm

Sat 13 Dec

FA Trophy 1st Round


Sat 20 Dec




Fri 26 Dec



Cambridge United


Sun 28 Dec

Crawley Town


Mon 25 Aug

Grays Athletic


Thurs 1 Jan



Sat 30 Aug



Sat 3 Jan

Oxford United


Tue 2 Sept

Forest Green


Sat 10 Jan

FA Trophy 2nd Round

Sat 6 Sept

Mansfield Town


Sat 17 Jan

Forest Green Rovers


Sat 13 Sept



Sat 24 Jan

York City


Sat 20 Sept

Torquay United


Tue 27 Jan


Tue 23 Sept

Ebbsfleet United


Sat 31 Jan

Mansfield Town


Sat 27 Sept



Sat 7 Feb



Sat 4 Oct



Sat 14 Feb

Crawley Town


Tue 7 Oct

Kettering Town


Sat 21 Feb



Sun 12 Oct

Stevenage Borough


Tue 24 Feb

Ebbsfleet United

Sat 18 Oct



Sat 28 Feb



Sat 25 Oct

FA Cup 4th Round Qualifier

Sat 7 Mar



Sat 1 Nov

Northwich Victoria

Sat 21 Mar

Burton Albion


Sat 8 Nov

FA Cup 1st Round

Tue 24 Mar

Kettering Town

Sat 15 Nov


Sat 28 Mar

Salisbury City


Tue 18 Nov

Salisbury City

Sat 4 April



Sat 22 Nov

Rushden & Diamonds


Sat 11 April

Cambridge United


Sat 29 Nov

Burton Albion


Mon 13 April

Grays Athletic


Sat 6 Dec

Northwich Victoria


Sat 18 April

York City


Tue 9 Dec

Torquay United


Sat 25 April



Sat 09 Aug

Rushden & Diamonds

Tue 12 Aug

Stevenage Borough

Sat 16 Aug

Oxford United

Sat 23 Aug


3pm 7.45pm

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Healthcare Doctors



Dr Adoki & Partner Harbour Medical Practice 2 Barrier Reef Way BN23 5PE 01323 470370

Asda Pharmacy Crumbles Harbour Village Pevensey Bay Road BN23 6JH 01323 471410


Dr Stockton & Partners Princes Park Health Centre 7 Wartling Road BN22 7PF 01323 744644

Boots The Chemist 72 Kingfisher Drive Langney BN23 7RT 01323 763311

Dr Baig & Partners Stone Cross Surgery Mimram Road Stone Cross BN24 5DZ 01323 761461

Tesco Pharmacy Lottbridge Drove BN23 6QD 01323 530447

Dr Eyre & Partners Lighthouse Medical Practice Milfoil Drive Langney BN23 8BR 01323 766358

Opticians ASDA Opticians Within ASDA Store Pevensey Bay Road 01323 471420 Specsavers 43 Terminus Road 01323 649767 Dollond & Aitchison 10 Arndale Centre 01323 720475

Alliance Princes Park Health Centre Wartling Road BN22 7PG 01323 732328 Alliance 26 Eastbourne Road Pevensey Bay BN23 6ET 01323 761321 Kamson’s Ian Gow Memorial Health Ctr Milfoil Drive Langney BN23 8ED 01323 760522 Kamson’s Stone Cross Health Centre Mimram Road BN24 5DZ 01323 766977

Barraclough & Stiles 194 Terminus Road 01323 721906


Sandeep Kaur Tibble & Victoria Dixon Sovereign Harbour Orthodontic Centre 17 The Waterfront BN23 5UZ 01323 472100 Sandeep Kaur Tibble 28 Brassey Avenue Hampden Park BN22 9QG 01323 500365 Jaffar Barotian Beatty Road Dental Practice 34 Beatty Road BN23 6DG 01323 725081 Gadarz Nekoei & Farnood Ashgari-Coliveri Seaside Medical Practice 408 Seaside BN22 7RZ 01323 723485 Rajendra Mistry Eastbourne Dental Care 17a-19a Milfoil Drive Langney BN23 8BR 01323 769226 Paulo Hanna Stone Cross Dental Surgery 1 Mimram Road BN24 5DZ 01323 769069 Paulo Hanna White House Dental Surgery 33 Langney Road BN21 3QD 01323 725224


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Tide Times Approximate high and low tides for Sovereign Harbour

High Tide 01/08/08 02/08/08 03/08/08 04/08/08 05/08/08 06/08/08 07/08/08 08/08/08 09/08/08 10/08/08 11/08/08 12/08/08 13/08/08 14/08/08 15/08/08 16/08/08 17/08/08 18/08/08 19/08/08 20/08/08 21/08/08 22/08/08 23/08/08 24/08/08 25/08/08 26/08/08 27/08/08 28/08/08 29/08/08 30/08/08 31/08/08 58

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Low Tide



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RecyclingPoints St Philip’s Avenue Waste Depot

Tesco Express, Stone Cross

Aluminium Foil Bricks, Rubble & Concrete Car Batteries Car Oil Fridges & Freezers Furniture & Bric a Brac Garden Waste Plastic Paint Cans Metal Cardboard

Glass Paper Aluminium Foil Aerosols Cans

North Road Car Park, Pevensey Bay Aluminium Foil Plastic Bottles Paper Glass Aerosols Cans

Tesco, Lottbridge Drove Cans Shoes PET plastic HDPE plastic Paper Glass

Peelings Lane, Westham Glass Paper Foil Aerosols Cans

Asda, The Crumbles Glass Cans Paper PET plastic

Winston Crescent Glass Cans

Langney Shopping Centre Glass Cans Paper PET plastic HDPE plastic

The Tip Opening Times

Pembury Road

Mon to Thurs Friday Sat & Sun Bank Holidays

Cans Paper Glass

9am to 4pm 9am to 3.30pm 8am to 12 noon Closed

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Education Primary Schools

Secondary Schools

Further Education

Langney Primary School Chailey Close, Langney BN23 7EA 01323 762177

Bishop Bell School Priory Road BN23 7EJ 01323 465400

Park College Kings Drive BN21 2UN 01323 637111

West Rise Infant School Chaffinch Road, BN23 7SL 01323 764062

The Causeway School Larkspur Drive BN23 8EJ 01323 465700

Eastbourne Vocational College Cross Levels Way BN21 2UF 01323 637637

West Rise Junior School Chaffinch Road, BN23 7SL 01323 764037 The Haven School Atlantic Drive, BN23 5SW 01323 471781 Tollgate Junior School Winston Crescent, BN23 6NL 01323 723298 St Andrew’s CofE Infants Winchelsea Road, BN22 7PP 01323 724749 Shinewater Primary School Milfoil Drive, BN23 8ED 01323 762129

Eastbourne Technology College Brodrick Road BN22 9RQ 01323 514900 Ratton School Park Lane BN21 2XR 01323 504011 Cavendish School Eldon Road BN21 1UE 01323 731340

Lewes Campus 1 Mountfield Road Lewes BN7 2XH 01273 483188 Newhaven Campus Denton Island Newhaven BN9 9BW 01273 511400

Highfield Junior School The Hydneye, BN22 9BX 01323 502525

Schools Admission Team

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Emergency Dental Service 01323 449170 6.30pm to 10.30pm weekdays 1.30 to 5.30 pm weekends and bank holidays Emergency GP Service SE Health 0845 456 5420 6.30pm-8am Mon-Fri 6.30pm Fri to 8am Mon

Electricity EDF Energy 0800 783 8866

Gas National Gas Emergency Service 0800 111 999

Water South East Water 0845 301 0845

Police 0845 60 70 999

Leakline 0800 820 999

Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

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Southern Water 0845 278 0845

Main Police Station Grove Road Eastbourne

Animal Welfare

Environment Agency 0800 807060 Floodline (24 hrs) 0845 988 1188

Noah’s Ark Small Animal Rescue 01323 760191 Retired Greyhound Trust 0181 335 3016 Sussex Pet Rescue 01323 846035 Cat’s Protection League 01323 440101/849767 Cat Rescue 01323 765641 Eastbourne Alleycats 01323 503474

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