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Loss of town's shining light TOUCHING tributes have been paid to a man who fought to put Bognor Regis first. Friends of Laurie Barnes have marked his passing with recognition of his tireless efforts during the past three decades of community activity. One of his colleagues, Martin Lury, said: "Generous of spirit, razor sharp of mind and humanity personified, Laurie was a unique individual who

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touched the lives of all the people he encountered. "He was a deep thinker, fascinated by eastern philosophy and measured in his views on matters, both temporal and intemporal. "He had the rare gifts of empathy and altruism and could always see an alternative view. "We have all lost a shining light and I will miss his unwavering support and

friendship and his wise counsel in any given situation. "Laurie was a man of all ages and one it has been a privilege to share so many experiences." Laurie, whose life was claimed by prostate cancer, was heavily involved in residents' groups for Bognor Regis which began with the Bognor Environmental and Amenities Movement and continued with his chairmanship of

Bognor Regis Civic Society. Laurie's sister, Judy Longhurst, said he had become fond of Bognor Regis. "Laurie was very much a somewhere person in the sense that he was very attached to his local community," she added. "I knew the extent of my brother's interests but not the breadth and depth of them. It's clear he was deeply embedded in the town." See page 12

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Smiles galore in prospect CLOWNS are starting three days of spreading smiles in Bognor Regis. Some 30 of the funnymen and women have returned to the town for their latest international clown festival. THey are staging event after event to bring laughter to all ages. Lead organiser Bubblz said: "We've got plenty of workshops so that people can learn all about the historic art of clowning. "THere's also the shows we are staging and, of course, our parade and picnic at Hotham Park on Sunday. "Last year was the first time we had done that. It was a great success and we are hoping it will be the same this time. "If the weather is fine, I'm sure it's going to be a really good event." THe latest get-together is being held by Clowns' International with the help of Barry and Jenny Jones and their offer of the Jeneses Centre in Linden Road. New features for this year will be the 11am workshops at the centre today for seniors and toddlers. A family clown show will take place there at 6pm, followed by a clown gala show at 8pm. Tomorrow sees some of the clowns performing for shoppers around the town centre. Workshops and shows will also take place from 11am-2pm at the Jeneses Centre, Bognor Regis Pier and the Regis Centre. Tickets can be bought at On Sunday, an irrepressible clown church service will be held at 11am at

the Jeneses Centre to be followed by the parade and picnic from 2pm. Clowns have travelled from Denmark, the USA, Ireland and Scotland for the return to the town they consider their seaside home. THey met in private for the past two days to catch up with each other and share new tricks. "Our entire festival is about fun, learning, excitement and smiles," said Bubblz. "We hope as many people as possible will come along and enjoy themselves. Tomorrow, they will be able to interact with the clowns at their street performances. "On Sunday, they can spend some time with us at our picnic." Bubblz spent Tuesday morning at Bersted Green Primary School introducing clowning to some 40 nervous pupils aged from four to 11. Headteacher Katie Jarvis said: "Bubblz is holding a show here on Friday. She has come in today as a civilian and has been slowly dressing up as a clown. "If the children see a clown from now on, they will know it's a normal person." One of the pupils at the event, Dawson Rogers, eight, said: " I enjoyed the talk. THe best part was when she burst the balloon." He said he had been nervous about clowns since one approached him last year. "I'm a lot happier about them now and I will be going to the show on Friday," he said.

Hairdryers and DVD players can be recycled from homes SMALL electrical items will be collected from homes around Bognor Regis from next week. Arun District Council's cleansing contractor, Biffa, will launch the service starting on Monday. It is being phased in across the district at fortnightly intervals for each weekday and means broken or unwanted small electrical or electronic items can be easily recycled. THey must be no bigger than a standard-sized carrier bag and will be picked up on the usual collection day. Cllr Paul Dendle, who heads Arun's leisure and amenities service, said:

"Electrical and electronic equipment plays an ever-increasing role in our daily lives but is not always easy to dispose of in a sustainable way. "THerefore, we are really pleased to provide residents with another recycling opportunity and we hope everyone across the district will fully support it and use it widely." Goods which can be recycled include shavers, hairdryers, DVD players, radios, irons, kettles and chargers. Products such as fridges, TVs, laptops, washing machines and vacuum cleaners should be taken to the town's household waste recycling centre.

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by Kevin Smith 01243 908506 ext 11 OUTGOING Bognor Regis Scouting leader Ally Dodd hopes her farewell to the town will save lives. Ally, pictured above centre, is the movement's District Commissioner for the town, and organised a sponsored walk along the seafront to raise as much as ÂŁ2,000 for a defibrillator for the town centre. Some 300 members of Scouting around the town took part in the occasion last Saturday. THe event was dubbed Bongo's Bye Bye Bimble in recognition of Ally's Scouting nickname of Bongo after

the magician Ali Bongo from her childhood. She said: "I thought this walk was a nice way of saying thank you to the town on behalf of the Scouts for all the support which everyone has given me during my duties. "It is a lovely opportunity to get everyone involved in Scouting together to raise money for a good cause - and I love getting the whole Scouting district together." She led a checkpoint on the promenade bandstand for the older Scouts who passed through on their way between Felpham and Aldwick and the younger ones who began or ended their walks at the historic structure.

Ally will step down from her role at the annual St George's Day parade later this month after five years. She is looking forward to the event in the afternoon of April 23 and being able to lead the hundreds of Scouts, Brownies and Guides through the town centre once more. "I'm hoping we will get another good turnout this year. We can walk along the High Street again after being unable to do that last year because of all the road works that were taking place. "We are going to be led by the Littlehampton Sea Cadets Band so it should be a good day." Her time as District Commissioners leading Scouting's members from six to 18 in Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and

Explorer Scouts from Aldwick and Pagham across to Middleton has seen their numbers consistently increase to some 600. "We have grown in every single year of those five," she said. "We are no longer the smallest district in the county because we have overtaken Chichester. "I think that's because the programme in Scouting has developed and there are a lot more exciting things to do. "Scouting's profile has also been raised through the involvement of Bear Grylls as the Chief Scout. It's a lot more cool now than it used to be and it has lost its old image to a certain extent." See page 17

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CONVICTED Bognor Regis burglar Sebastian Kubiak is being sought by police after he failed to appear in court. Kubiak, 19, pictured above, was due to appear in court in Portsmouth in February after he allegedly breached the terms of his 18-month suspended prison sentence imposed after he was convicted of burglary in November. A Sussex Police spokesman: "He is white, 6ft tall, of slim build with blue eyes and short brown hair. "He is thought to be living in the Bognor Regis area." Anyone who has seen Kubiak, or knows of his whereabouts, is asked to report online to https://sussex., quoting serial 365 of 30/03. Alternatively, they can call 101 or contact the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

` Body found on Middleton beach A BODY of a man was found on Middleton beach on Tuesday. THe man, believed to be in his 30s, was declared dead at the scene. Police said they were not treating his death as suspicious. THe discovery of the body was reported to the police about 8.30am. Emergency services arrived at the scene soon after.

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` Museum opens NEW AND revamped displays will be on show when Bognor Regis Museum opens for the summer. THe official ceremony at 10am tomorrow will herald the start of another year for the free to visit heritage venue in West Street. Local history society members have been busy in recent months changing some of its attractions. THe museum is open 10am-4pm Tuesdays to Sundays as well as bank holidays.

` New bus service A CALL for a bus service around the new Blake's Mead estate in Felpham has been taken up by parish councillors. Resident Peter Soltysiak asked Felpham Parish Council to help provide public transport for those who live in the recently built homes to save them walking to the nearest bus stops along the B2259. His comments at Tuesday's council meeting were backed by Cllr Graham Matthews. He said plans for a bus service to serve the housing had always formed part of the proposals for the hundreds of homes. "But there have been a lot of other problems recently and the bus route has taken a backward step at the moment. "I will raise it again with the developers, BDW, for further information," he said. It is intended the vehicle will reach the homes through a 'bus gate' in Westmorland Drive.

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County election hopefuls named MORE than 40 candidates are seeking to represent the Bognor Regis area on the county council. THe list of 43 hopefuls for next month's election was published on Wednesday. It shows all the main parties Conservative, Green, Labour, Liberal Democrat and UKIP - going head to head against each other as well as a smattering of Independents. THe election is the first time the Greens have fielded a candidate in each of the six divisions around the town. UKIP is also strongly represented, though former member Graham Jones is seeking re-election in Felpham as an Independent. THe last elections in May, 2013, saw UKIP capture four of the seats in some shock results which pushed the previously dominant Tories into second place. But the turnouts only averaged about one in three voters in spite of the county council controlling major services like education, highways and social services. Bognor Regis Civic Society vicechairman Hugh Coster said people should have their say at the ballot box. "It is very important that everybody who is concerned about council services in Bognor Regis pays attention to the forthcoming county council election and goes out to vote. "THe county councillor you elect will be responsible for some important issues around the town, including highways and on-street parking. "At the moment, many of the roads around the town are in a shocking state, with potholes, cracks and faded markings,

making the town look shabby. You might wish to ask your election candidates what they are going to do about this before you decide who to vote for. "Also, you might wish to ask them why Bognor Regis is the only town centre in the Arun district that has charged onstreet parking, when Littlehampton, Arundel and Rustington shopping centres - and the edge-of-town stores - are all free. Shouldn't there be a level playing field to give our shops a chance? And what will they do to put this right?" Voting will take place from 7am-10pm on May 4 at polling stations around the town. Counting takes place the next day. THe full list of candidates in the Bognor Regis area is: Bersted - David Edwards (C), Ruth Kenward (UKIP), Vincent McCabe (L), David Meagher (G), Martin Smith (LD), Gill Yeates (I). Bognor Regis East - Kate Eccles (C), Steve Goodheart (I), Conrad Meagher (G), Francis Oppler* (LD), Heather Robbins (L), Chloe Watson (UKIP). Bognor Regis West and Aldwick - Susan Livett (G), Ashvin Patel* (C), Alison Sharples (L), Matilda Watson (UKIP), Paul Wells (LD) Felpham - Martyn Eaves (L), Hilary Flynn (C), Alan Gale (LD), Graham Jones* (I), Nathan Meagher (G). Fontwell - Roger Nash (L), Barbara Roberts (LD), Isabel THurston (G), Tricia Wales (UKIP), Derek Whittington* (C). Middleton - Yusuf Ali (UKIP), Derek Ambler (I), Kenton Batley (LD), Jacky Pendleton (C), Sarah Rands (G) Linda Shepperd (L). Nyetimber - Carol Birch (G), Jan Cosgrove (L), Dawn Hall (C), Brooke Olsen (LD), Michael Warden (UKIP). * denotes sitting councillor

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Politics students enjoy chance to quiz MP and government member BREXIT and US president Donald Trump were among the topics raised when Bognor Regis students staged a Question Time session with their MP. THe sixth formers studying politics at THe Regis School quizzed Bognor Regis and Littlehampton MP Nick Gibb, who is also the schools minister for the government. Mr Gibb discussed various political matters with the pupils. THey also included the possible reform of the House of Lords and the spread of populism in Europe. "I was especially pleased to take part in a question and answer session with the students about my role in Parliament," he said."It is very encouraging to see the next generation expressing such an avid

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A 20MPH speed limit across Felpham has been agreed by councillors as the area's top road safety priority. Parish councillors decided at their April meeting to match the demands of residents in seeking the lower limit. Cllr Glen Hewlett said: “When a survey of residents was carried out, that was the number one priority.” Cllr David Edwards acknowledged the vote to make drivers slow down had been the most backed measure by a large majority. But he warned West Sussex County Council might decide against proceeding because the speed of traffic along some of the roads was above the 24mph average set down in national guidelines. “THe county council has already spent £22,000 in fees from the estimated cost of £102,000 on this,” he said. been a good Cllr Hilary Flynn said: “We are proposing ing MP andthis scheme not just from our point of view but from the view of our residents because yce, 17, said:our job as parish councillors is to prioritise and we werewhat people want.” entered into THe second priority on the list was to alter wered all ofthe Downview Road signals at its junction with the B2259 Felpham Way to narrow mley, 17, said:through movment to one eastbound lane experience, aat a likely cost of £53,000. flesh and to THe third most important priority backed oots-on-the-by councillors at Tuesday's meeting was process." for a mini-roundabout to be installed at lick thankedSummerley Lane's junction with the B2259 to life for theand replacing the controlled crossing with return. a zebra crossing (£140,000).

Priority number four was deemed to be speed cushions in Downview Road but not in Wroxham Way and Outerwyke Road as the county council had proposed. THe fifth priority was the £85,000 scheme put forward by the county council at Vicarage Lane's junction with Felpham Road, provided the pedestrian refuge island was kept and the Give Way system was changed. But the parish councillors objected to the county council's plans there for coloured surfacing, a zebra crossing and altering the bus stop. Cllr Paul English said: “We would also have lost three or four parking spaces. I think people would have got riled up against this and it would have resulted in another public meeting. We need to get the best possible outcome for the residents of Felpham.” He repeated his previous criticisms of the amount spent on consultants' fees to make only limited progress with the schemes. THe estimated total cost given to the parish council is some £405,000 of which £122,000 has gone on fees. THe final priority was said to be extending the footway on the eastern side of Vicarage Lane with a final scheme of looking at a mini-roundabout with Flansham Park and the B2259 being no longer needed. Highways work in Sea Road and Admiralty Road has been completed as part of the overall traffic mitigation scheme. No decision about the remaining works will be made until after the county elections on May 4.

Mayor presents grants JUST over £41,000 has been handed out in grants to Bognor Regis groups by the town's mayor. Cllr Pat Dillon presented the funds for the highlight of his civic reception to mark his year in office. He is pictured below centre with fellow town councillors and some recipients of the grants. THe money was given to more than 20 groups selected by town councillors to meet a huge range of requirements that will enable the organisations to continue to deliver their vital services, and exciting events and opportunities, to the residents of Bognor Regis and the surrounding area. THe reception took place last week as Cllr Dillon's time as the town's leading elected representative comes to an end. THe event was hosted by Butlin's and Cllr Dillon

thanked the resort director, Jeremy Pardey, for the company's help. Cllr Dillon, who was accompanied by his wife, Maureen, was delighted with the large turnout which went to make the occasion such a success. A town council spokesman said: "Live entertainment was provided by vocalist Kim G while guests were hugely supportive of the Mayor's Charities. "Many individuals and businesses, local to the area, were incredibly generous in donating prizes for the raffle thanks to which just over £400 was raised for the major's chosen charities." Also present at the reception were the Mayor's Cadet, Cadet 1st Class Jack Golding, Lady Emma Barnard, the High Sheriff of West Sussex, and Bognor Regis deputy town mayor Cllr Phil Woodall.

` School parking ban confirmed A PARKING ban is about to come into force outside a host of Bognor Regis area schools. THe restriction prohibiting vehicles from stopping on School Keep Clear markings from 8am5pm on weekdays will take effect from next Monday. As reported, it applies to the following schools: Bartons Primary (Lethaby Rd), Bersted Green Primary (Laburnum Grove), Edward Bryant (London Rd), Nyewood CofE Infant (Amberley Drive & Brent Rd), THe Regis School (Frith Rd & Westloats Lane), Rose Green Infant (Hawkins Close), Rose Green Junior (Raleigh Rd), St Mary's Catholic Primary (Glamis St), Bishop Tufnell Junior, and Bishop Tufnell Infant (Pennyfields) and Felpham Community College (Goodwood Ave). In addition, the permanent order also stops waiting at any time, with double yellow lines, on lengths of the following roads around some of the affected schools: Lethaby Road, Hazel Road, Oak Grove, Corbishley Road, Orchard Way, Church Lane, Bersted Street and Brookers Close. THe order bans waiting, loading and unloading at any time on a length of both Anson Road and Hawkins Close outside Rose Green Infant School. West Sussex County Council has introduced the ban because of concerns vehicles being parked on the markings affected the safety of pupils at the schools.

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Attack over homes plan LANDOWNERS seeking to cash in on North Bersted have been compared to vultures. Bersted parish councillor Martin Lury said the Church Commissioners' desire to revive their previously shelved plans for 2,500 homes in Chalcraft Lane reminded him of the birds. "THey are waiting to swoop down on our farmland," he told the latest annual electors' meeting in Bersted. THe scheme was delayed after it was proposed nearly ten years because Arun District Council decided to concentrate large-scale housing elsewhere. But Arun's need to enable 1,000 homes a year to be built annually until 2031 means the Commissioners have again brought forward the proposals. Cllr Lury said the scheme brought to the fore his warnings about the creation of 'Bogchester' through the expansion of the urban areas of Bognor Regis and Chichester. "If you build 2,500 homes on that land, you can forget a half hour drive to Chichester. It will be an 60-90 minutes. THat development is not sustainable. "Arun is making an assault on our way and quality of life." THe district council has earmarked the farmland as one of the strategic housing sites in local plan land use blueprint. Parish council acting planning committee chairman Cllr Gill Yeates said building on the 'treasured farmland' would create yet another large-scale development so soon after the 700-plus homes on Site Six to the north. "THis will have a huge impact on our

parish, especially in light of the 3,000 or so houses proposed immediately to the north at Barnham/Eastergate/Westergate, Fontwell and Yapton, and the hundreds proposed for Pagham. "THis must be considered against the backdrop of the cancelled A27 improvements at Chichester. "And the effect will be exacerbated by the number of new homes being built in that area as well. Overall, the cumulative impact is likely to be severe." THe district council's local plan which was approved last month for its final consultation before it is put before a planning inspector - had many complexities, she said. "THere is a danger that, should the local plan fail again at examination, houses will continue to be built on an ad hoc basis. "However, as far as Bersted is concerned, what we had feared most, now appears to be given the green light." THe parish council intended to give its residents the chance to comment on the local plan to inform its response. Cllr David Lainchbury, the parish council's vice-chairman, said chats with his neighbours on Site Six revealed the level of out-commuting which could be expected from the latest housing proposals. "Dozens of people are commuting to Guildford, Horsham, Crawley, Brighton, Winchester, Guidford and Bournemouth. THey are people who have been enticed to live in Sussex by the sea. "THe road system as it stands can't cope with those commuters. Something really severe has to be done to make the powers that be take any notice of us," he added.

Fuel poverty fall NEARLY 5,000 households in the Arun district are in fuel poverty. THe latest estimate of those who struggle to afford to heat their homes has put the number at 4,942. THis is equal to 7.2 per cent of domestic properties and is a slight decrease from the preceding year by 176 households. But it is still higher than the 6.7 per cent of households in the same situation in 2012. THe new figure, which covers the year 2014, has been included in an annual energy efficiency report published by Arun District Council. Its cabinet member for housing, Cllr Trevor Bence, says in the report:

"THe council aims to work towards reducing the number of people living in fuel poverty in the district using both practical and behavioural measures. "A wide range of actions and progress to date are detailed in the annual energy and fuel poverty action plan." THese include promoting the home energy visitor service and training staff in housing teams about how energy efficiency could help tenants. In the same report, Cllr Bence says carbon dioxide emission from domestic properties in the Arun district fell by 27 per cent from 2005-2014. THis equals a cut from 2.5 to 1.7 tonnes of the gas for each household.

is the size of the developments on what is the western fringe of the Arun district. "It is like we are being treated as a dumping ground. "I don't think the majority of people in Aldwick and Pagham can understand why, with Brexit going on, Arun is going to allow prime farmland to be developed when we should be committed to growing more of our own food." THe rally will feature a skiffle band, Pagham Ponies, Owls About Town and a collection of tractors. THe letter writing campaign by Pagam had seen 1,818 protest letters received by Arun by last Saturday's official deadline. THey are split between 739 for the Sefter Road housing proposal, 580 for Summer Lane and 499 for Hook Lane. Arun is seeking 1,200 houses to be built on the large plots but the three current proposals add up to 950 homes - with the latest application extra to that total. See page 18

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STAND up for the future of Pagham, residents have been urged. THey have been asked to turn out in large numbers at a public rally tomorrow to show their anger at the 1,200 houses due to be built there. THe event takes place from 3pm at Pagham Village Hall in Pagham Road. It is being held by the Pagam (Pagham and Aldwick Greenfields Movement) campaign group and has been publicised by Pagam supporters dressed as Victorian undertakers, pictured left. Committee member Alan Pivett said: "We want as many people as possible to show they are against these houses. "What has added fuel to the fire is that a fourth application for more homes has been submitted to Arun District Council. "It is for a field behind Summer Lane but no-one we spoke to down along there on Sunday was aware of it. "But nobody is saying there should not be any housing. What we are appalled at

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` Award for photo A HUMOROUS shot of a deer has won a prize for a Bognor Regis photographer. Matthew Gould's photograph of the red deer stag with a wardrobe malfunction was the winner of the public vote section of the latest Mammal Society mammal photographer of the year awards. Matthew achieved the most votes by a convincing margin after a week of intense voting on social media. His prize is a day of wildlife photography at the Westcountry Wildlife Photography Centre. Fiona Matthews, who chairs the society, said: "It is fantastic to see such a diversity of entries this year. "THese images show that you don't have to be on safari in Africa to see amazing wildlife. "Wild animals are all around us, from remote corners of Scotland to the middle of cities, if we just stop to look." All the winning and shortlisted images in the contest can be seen at the Mammal Society's Flickr page.

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Hard-hitting day is shocker SHOCKED students in Felpham were given a hard-hitting lesson about the dangers of child sexual exploitation. THe Year 8 and 9 pupils in their midteens were told how to avoid being subject to unwanted attention on the internet through an interactive theatre production, Chelsea's Choice. Emma Green, an assistant headteacher at the college, said: "We informed parents in advance about the workshop as we knew it would be 'hard-hitting' and students may have questions after. "THe event has raised awareness about current issues that could potentially affect any of our students." Year 9 student Saskia Leach said: "We are glad we watched it as it was quite shocking but gave important messages. "THey reminded us of the importance of privacy settings with social media and

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University students don colourful costumes for charity pub crawl by Fiona Callingham 01243 9085806 ex 18 BOGNOR REGIS town centre saw the arrival of superheroes, TV characters political figures and many other strange and wonderful creatures on Saturday during the University of Chichester's annual Rag Race event. Organised by the university's Student Union, this year's pub crawl saw money raised for the Rainbow Trust children's charity. Eager students arrived at the Student Union Bar, THe Hub, at the Bognor Regis campus, as early as 6.45am to ensure they could be near the front of the pub crawl despite the event not starting until 9am. THey were already dressed in a highly imaginative range of costumes, something that makes Rag Race such an anticipated event in the area. Rag (Raising And Giving) Race is always the university's biggest fundraising event of the year. Last year saw over 2,000 people take part and more than £10,000 raised for a good cause. THis year the turnout was even greater, aided by the glorious weather and increasing awareness of the event. Organisers are hoping that this year the final fundraising tally will beat that of previous years. Both the students and participating venues helped raise money with a £5 entrance fee for those taking part and contributions from the venues included on the route. THe Student Union worked alongside the pubs and bars around Bognor Regis to create a scheduled pub crawl which began at the Bognor Regis SU bar at 9am and

ended in the pier nightclub Sheiks. Other venues involved with Rag Race included the William Hardwicke in the High Street, THe Alex in London Road and QEII at THe Steyne. Many of the pubs and bars around Bognor Regis eagerly awaited the day which they knew would bring plenty of business as well as raise awareness for a good cause. Shane Glasspool, manager of THe Pier in Waterloo Square, acknowledged the impact of the event on the town. He said: "I love it. It's good for the town and businesses." Even those working during the day found time to enjoy it. Sam Pallat, who DJ'ed at Jack's Beer & Burger Joint during the morning, said: "Rag Race is always a pleasure to be a part of. It's great to see so many people come together, let go and enjoy themselves." Students have always embraced the fancy dress side of the day, and this year was no exception. Imaginative costumes were in abundance with most of those taking part opting to dress up in themed groups. Many of the town's residents enjoyed looking out for the various outfits on display. Lucie Martin, of Collyer Avenue, was there to see what costumes the students had come up with this year. She said: "I love it. It brings colour to the town and everyone is really well behaved. "Our kids love coming out to see all the costumes." THose taking part were pleased to be helping out the Rainbow Trust as this year's chosen charity. THe Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child aged up to 18 years with a life threatening or terminal illness across the UK. THey have nine support teams located

around the country who provide practical and emotional support in both the home and hospital for the young patients, help their family members who may be struggling, and provide bereavement counselling. Adventure Education student Noah Hill, 21, voiced his support for the trust. He said: "We all love raising money for charity, and it's for such a good cause." James Zyda, 19, who studies History at the university, echoed Noah's sentiments. He said: "THe charitable aspect of the day is amazing. I love to be able to give something back." THe aim of Rag Race was to raise money for charity as well as to allow those involved to have as much fun as possible. THerefore, it wasn't exclusively held for students of Chichester University - or students at all! THe event was open to non-students who paid a more expensive fee (£10) to take part. Alongside current students at Rag Race were past students of Chichester, as well as students from other universities - a testament to the day's growing popularity. Lucie Rounds, 26, from the University of Surrey, said: "Rag Race is a really good way of raising money and bringing the students together." For some, the date was an opportunity to socialise. David Curl-Lloyd, 24, who left the University of Chichester in 2015, still enters Rag Race every year. He said: "For me, it's an amazing time to meet up with old friends." But for new students it was also the perfect chance to get to know others. Business student Ben Chapman, aged 19, said: "It's also a great way of meeting new people." To find out more about the Rainbow Trust visit

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Tributes paid to man who battled to get best for town TRIBUTES have been paid to a Bognor Regis man who fought tirelessly for the town.

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Bognor Regis Civic Society chairman and town centre resident Laurie Barnes has passed away, aged 76. His vice-chairman at the society, Hugh Coster, said Laurie's death from prostate cancer late last month soon after he had been admitted to St Richard's Hospital, Chichester, had been a shock. "Now we mourn the loss of a kind, loyal and gentle friend who has guided the civic society from the days of its inception," he said. "And it is worth remembering that Laurie's contribution to the well-being of our town and its people has extended far beyond the civic society. "Before the society was even founded, and he was a founder member in 1998 and the first and only chairman, he was active in and around the town through other movements, notably BEAM (Bognor Environment and Amenities Movement), and was involved in a great deal of work to improve Hotham Park through the Hotham Park Heritage Trust. "And it should be remembered all of his valuable work and care for the town was entirely voluntary. "So we have much to thank him for, and to be grateful for the life of a noble, kind and generous man. We are privileged to have known him and will always remember him." Laurie's younger sister, Judy Longhurst,

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I lost 10lbs which i was very pleased with and I hadn’t found myself to be hungry at any time, over the next 18 months I lost a total of 7st 10lbs and achieved my target weight, which I have maintained since then and I still attend Slimming World every week as I know this keeps me motivated and on track! "All my health problems quickly disappeared as my weight began to fall and once I reached my target weight I was confident enough to get in the gym and tone up. My trouser size went from 44inches to 30inches and my chest from 50inches to 41inches. THis also gave me the confidence to compete in the BBC1 cooking competition The Box in 2015 winning my episode. "If anyone out there feels they need help and support please give Slimming World a try, I know without the help and support of the consultants and fellow members that I wouldn’t have been successful! So much so that I am now looking to train as a Slimming World consultant so that I can help other people achieve similar results."

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Young voices combine for special day ENTHUSIASTIC young singers ensured an annual event in Bognor Regis lived up to its name. More than 400 infant and primary school pupils joined older students for the latest of the town's Big Sing occasions. THe day of songs old and new brought music to the fore from the members of the Felpham and Bognor Regis (FAB) schools group. One of the guests was Catherine Barker, head of music and performing arts for the United Learning group of schools like THe Regis School. She said: "I was honoured to be invited to the wonderful Big Sing 2017. THe whole day was brilliant from start to finish. I left Bognor Regis uplifted. "THe Regis School, working with West Sussex Music Hub, shows how singing, music and the arts can bring together the whole community in such a positive way. I look forward to the next event in 2018." THe theme of the day at THe Arena Sports Centre in Westloats Lane was respecting rights. Each school chose a song which related to the theme. THey included Love Can Build A Bridge, You've Got The Love and Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World.

THe performances got underway with Felpham Community College playing a range of songs as the primary school pupils arrived. Emily Barden, the leader for singing in West Sussex, led the warm-up for the 400-plus younger singers from Bartons Primary School, Bersted Green Primary School, Downview Primary School, Nyewood Infant and Junior schools, Rose Green Infant and Junior schools, Southway Primary School, Bishop Tufnell Junior School, Edward Bryant School and St Mary's Primary School. THe afternoon performances began with THe Regis School's sixth form and Year 11 students raising the roof with songs such as All the Small Things and Don't Stop Me Now with plenty of clapping along and singing from the lively audience. THe FAB teachers' choir followed this with its version of Can't Stop The Feeling accompanied by the sixth formers. THe day ended with the FAB boys' choir's rendition of Hold Back the River and Rockstar. THe choir combines students from each of the primary schools in the group. It was accompanied by THe Regis School's sixth formers for the first time to add a special touch to the occasion.

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SCHOOLS across the south east will benefit from a £307m cash injection, the government announced this week. THe investment will help to create more than 43,000 new school places in the next three years. Education secretary Justine Greening said: "Our plan for Britain is to build a fairer society with a good school place available for every child. "THis investment of £307m in the south east, together with our proposals to create more good school places, will help ensure every young person in the region has the opportunity to fulfil their potential." THe announcement has come as headteachers around West Sussex maintain their WorthLess? campaign for fairer funding. Government figures show 8,952 primary school places were created across the county from 2009/102015/16. A further 2,655 are expected to be created in the next three years. For secondary schools, the figures are 4,005 new places in the six years from 2009/10 with 300 more in the current three-year spell.

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A NEW bend has been approved for Fontwell Park Racecourse. THe cambered all-weather bend will see the ground level of the existing southern bend of the racecourse raised by up to 2m and given a fibresand surface.

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BOGNOR Regis school girl Elsie Miller made a stand to help others on Tuesday when she had half the length of her hair cut off in aid of the Little Princess Trust. In a daring and generous act Elsie, aged 9 years-old, made the decision to donate her long locks to children in need of wigs, and had more than half of her hair chopped off. Before the ‘trim’ her hair was an impressive length, almost reaching the tops of her legs. Now it sits just past her shoulders, something she’s found strange getting used to. THe Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs free of charge to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland who have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses. Although synthetic wigs are cheaper to produce, they don’t give the wearer the same feeling of confidence that real hair can. Anyone can apply for a wig and the trust hopes that this gesture will help the child and family during their condition.

Elsie’s hair was sent to the Little Princess Trust to help a young boy or girl gain their confidence once again. She first made up her mind to donate her hair after hearing about it from a neighbour. Having had long hair for most of her life the chop proved to be quite a change for Elsie although her mum, Anji, described how she was determined when she first entered the salon. She said: “Elsie was really positive about having it all cut off. Initially after having it done it was quite a shock, but now she’s getting used to it.” Elsie visited her local hairdressers Simply Hair in Spencer Street, Bognor Regis to ensure she was in safe hands when taking the plunge. Hairdresser Emily delicately plaited Elsie’s hair before cutting it. THe plait was later sent to the trust to be used for a wig. For more information about the work of the trust visit www.

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Tea party is tasty way to beat polio SCONES and jam were lifesavers at Felpham Community College. THe enjoyable treats were served up at a tea party to celebrate the success of the college's partnership with Bognor Regis Rotary Club to help wipe out polio. THe event, pictured below, followed the blooming of 1,400 crocus bulbs planted in the college grounds last November - one for each student - for Rotary International's Purple4Polio campaign against the deforming disease. THe purple flowers were supplied by the club to highlight the campaign and the need for it to continue. About 50 guests joined some students who took part in the planting for the afternoon meal last week. Representatives from nearby schools, such as Downview Primary School, Felpham Parish Council, Arun District

Council, the school nurse service were also present along with parents, staff and governors from the college. Students Izzy Saunders and Charlie Cogger, both 15, gave a presentation at the tea party. Izzy said: "Today is about raising awareness of polio and the eradication of it around the world. As long as it remains endemic in one place, the whole world is at risk. "THe crocuses looked good and it was a good way to be part of the community." Charlie said: "Most cases of polio have been eradicated. THe disease causes deformity. Someone who has it would not be able to stand straight. "It destroys limbs and people can be born with them back to front." Fellow student Jackson Voight, 11, said: "We want to make sure polio doesn't

happen to anyone else. THat would be so sad." THe guest speaker at the tea party was Rotary's assistant governor for Surrey and Sussex, Paul Hickson. He spoke about his experiences in India where he had seen the polio vaccine given to the country's underfives as an ambassador for Rotary. "For the past three years, my wife and I have been out to Delhi and Amritsar," he said. "THe Indian government holds a national immunisation day and they vaccinate 172m children on that day. "Nobody thought India would be able to eradicate polio. THey had half of the world's cases in 2007 but they had wiped it out in 2011. "THe mass immunisation has to continue because cases still occur in the nearby countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan. "Seeing these Rotarians arrive from all over the world makes the Indians realise how important the immunisation is. "To get that work done is life-changing and lifesaving. You feel a great sense of worth seeing the vaccine being given." Every child who has been vaccinated dips a little finger in indelible purple paint to show they have taken part in the programme. THose at the tea party were invited to paint a crocus using purple paint. Charlie, Izzy and Jackson joined in, pictured right. Michelle Kelly, an assistant headteacher at the college, said:

f Charlie, left, Izzy and Jackson "Felpham students feel strongly about campaigning for change and this was an ideal opportunity to get involved and to raise awareness of an awful disease that needlessly still affects so many people. "We were planning a sea of purple when we were planting the crocuses and we have been successful. THe school site was awash with purple crocuses and looked amazing." Bognor Regis Rotary Club press officer

Peter Stemp said Rotary International had campaigned against polio for more than 30 years. THe millions of pounds which had been raised were doubled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. "THere are about 50 cases of polio in the world a year," he added. "THere were three recently but we are very close to eradicating it. If it's possible to eradicate it, we will eradicate it."

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Lifesaving walk HUNDREDS of Scouting members from the Bognor Regis area have walked to save lives. THe six to 18-year-olds strolled along the seafront last weekend to raise money for a town centre defibrillator. THe estimated turnout of some 250 Cubs, Beavers, Scouts and Explorer Scouts could have raised as much as £2,000 to enable one of the lifesaving machines to be installed. Richard Beckett, the chairman of Bognor Regis District Scouting, said: "I'm confident the money we will raise today will be enough to buy a defibrillator and have it installed. "THis is exactly what Scouting is about doing something for the community. "Doing a good deed for someone every day is part of the promises our members make. "We are quite hot on first aid as well. It forms part of several badges our members can take. Events like this also help them be aware of the wider community and do their bit for it." THe older walkers completed some two miles from Felpham Sailing Club to THe Waverley pub. THe younger ones did about half the distance from the bandstand to the Waverley or to the sailing club. Most took part last Saturday. A few staged the event on Sunday. Among those setting off on Saturday was Andrew Wigg, a 14-year-old Arctic Fox Explorer. "Hopefully, we can raise enough money for a defibrillator. We want to help others make sure everyone is OK and help to save people's lives. "THe walk will also make people more aware of the Scouting community. "THis is my eighth year in Scouting. You make new friends, take part in new activities and go on camping trips. It's good fun." 1st Felpham Monday Cub Erin Eddy, ten, said: "We are raising money to save lives. I've done other walks with the Cubs before.

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` Easter edition THE Bognor Regis Post and Chichester Post will be published as usual on Good Friday. Look out for your edition of your favourite free newspaper in all our normal distribution outlets. However, our office at 63 London Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 1DF, will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. It will re-open on Tuesday, April 18.

"Most of them are hikes to campsites and I enjoy them." THe groups which took part last Saturday were: Middleton-on-Sea, 2nd Bognor (St Mary's Sea Scouts), Aldwick and Pagham Sea Scouts, Felpham Monday Cubs, Felpham Wednesday Cubs, Felpham Scouts and Beavers. THe 11th Bognor Regis group completed the walk on Sunday. THe Scouts' fundraising for the defibrillator is separate from the campaign by Bognor Regis Lions Club for one of the machines used when a people has suffered a cardiac arrest. But Mr Beckett said one of the machines could be sited at either end of the town centre to provide as much help as possible in the event of an emergency.

` Quiz at library A SPECIAL quiz to mark World Book Night is being held in Bognor Regis Library. THe event will take place at 7pm on April 26. Book lovers are invited to go along and mark the annual celebration of reading and books by getting together a team of up to six people to test their knowledge of books, film, TV and music. Booking is essential and costs £2 a person at the library or the www. website.

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PLENTY of Easter fun has been lined up at the Aldingbourne Country Centre. Two weeks of holiday activities will ensure plenty of enjoyment for all ages at the centre north of the A27 near Fontwell. THe enjoyment starts next Monday and Tuesday with bounce about days and ends on April 22 and 23 with splash about occasions. In between, next Wednesday and THursday feature Easter egg hunts and Easter bonnet parades. Donkeys, reptiles, piglets and archery also feature in the packed programme.

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Fire station event helps good cause FIRE crews in Bognor Regis swopped hose reels for buckets and sponges to raise hundreds of pounds for charity. THe whole-time and retained firefighters buffed up dozens of cars to bring in more than £800 for THe Fire Fighters Charity. THe succession of motors left looking as good as new after some old-fashioned elbow grease from the men at the fire station in West Meads Drive. West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service press officer Gary Towson said: "It was a really good day last Saturday and I know the crews were delighted with how it went.

"THey had a good response from the public to help the charity as well as some referrals for our community safety work, which is always important. "It was one of the best days of its kind we have held recently and we are grateful for the public's support." THe Fire Fighters Charity supports more than 5,000 beneficiaries a year and provides treatment - physical or psychological - to firefighters who witness the devastating effects that serious incidents can have. However, the charity relies solely on donations from the general public because it does not receive government funding.


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OUTLINE plans have been revealed for dozens of new homes in Pagham. Domusea has asked Arun District Council to agree in principle the redevelopment of farmland around Church Barton House for housing. THe company is seeking to build 89 dwellings on 4.15 hectares at Horns Lane. A statement by the firm's planning agent, Paul White, says the site can join with other land in the Pagham south and north areas identified by Arun as being suitable for 1,200 homes. "Although in separate ownership to adjacent land in Pagham south, the site can be master planned to align with the neighbouring parcel of land to deliver a comprehensive development proposal," he states. "THe dwellings will contribute to the district council's pressing five-year housing land supply shortfall which, in December, 2016, stood at 2.12 years. "THe site is capable of providing a safe and acceptable means of access from Horns Lane and Summer Lane with adequate visibility on to Pagham Road. "Based on the trip generation rates, the development will cause no adverse traffic impact on the local highway network and the site access junction will operate well within reserve capacity." But Caroline Rogers, an environment officer at Chichester District Council, says extra surveys are needed to find out if protected species - like great crested newts, winter wildfowl and bats - are using the site.




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Release date: 7 April Directors: Mark Baker, Neville Astley Starring: David Mitchell, Jo Brand Genre: Animation, Family

OSCAR winners Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Albert, in director Zach Braff’s comedy Going in Style. THe trio decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three begin training to risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

JOIN Peppa in this exciting new preschool cinema experience, with plenty of snorts and giggles! Leading with ‘Peppa Visits London’, the first of nine never-before-seen episodes, Peppa and her friends hop on board a doubledecker red bus as the Queen takes them on an unforgettable tour of London. THe other new ‘oink-tastic’ episodes include ‘THe Police, ‘Canal Boat’, ‘THe Zoo’, ‘Move to the Music’ and a four-part story in which viewers will join Peppa on an Australian holiday to visit her old friend, Kylie Kangaroo.

f Going In Style f The Boss Baby The Boss BabyzTaby Release date: April 7 Director: Tom McGrath Starring: Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family DREAMWORKS Animation, director Tom McGrath (Madagascar,) and writer Michael McCullers invite you to meet a most unusual baby. Working as as an agent in the secret war between babies and puppies, he wears a suit, speaks with the voice and the wit of Alec Baldwin, and is also the star in this all new

animated comedy, The Boss Baby. Loosely based on the 2010 picture book of the same name written and illustrated by Marla Frazee, The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story which focuses upon how a new baby's arrival can impact a family. THe film is told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim, voiced by Miles Bakshi. Living with his two parents Ted (Jimmy Kimmel) and Janice (Lisa Kudrow), Tim leads a happy life until the arrival of his new business minded sibling distracts attention away from him. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family and togetherness, The Boss Baby is an authentic and broadly appealing comedy for all ages.

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IMAX Film Festival April 8 Cineworld, Chichester 0871 200 2000 CINEWORLD at Chichester is offering cinema-goers the chance to see their favourite modern classics once again on the big screen. For a celebration of both the spectacle of IMAX and modern film, reduced ticket prices of £3 per film are being offered to anyone wishing to experience the best of cinema. For one day only, the programme of films includes Disney’s (2016) The Jungle Book, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and The Martian. IMAX cinema screens are renowned for producing stunning visuals and total

cinematic immersion unique to them. THis festival celebrates that by offering audiences the best in cinema at a price everyone can afford. Chris Woodhouse, the manager of Cineworld Chichester, is pleased to see the return of the festival. He said: “We’re thrilled that the IMAX Film Festival is back for the second year running, especially as Cineworld saw over 20,000 tickets sold last year. "At £3 a ticket, there’s no excuse not to come down!" So why not venture into the jungle with a host of lovable, talking animals? Or how about journeying into space for the ultimate adventure with both Star Wars and The Martian? For lovers of fantasy and adventure there's also the 2016 hit Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Tickets cost £3.

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April 20-22 Alexandra Theatre, Bognor Regis 01243 861010 ENTHUSIASTIC local theatre group the Rainbow Players are proudly presenting their production of 9 to 5 at the Alexandra THeatre this month. Inspired by the Dolly Parton hit film of the same name, 9 to 5 is an unforgettable musical comedy that everyone can enjoy. Office workers Violet, Judy and Doralee feel stuck in their mundane jobs, working for their awful and sexist boss. THey dream of the day they can give him the boot and run the office themselves. And it isn't long before they start to turn this dream into a plan. Featuring music and lyrics by country superstar Dolly Parton, this hilarious story of revenge, girl power and friendship is sure to have audiences wanting more. After a successful run on Broadway

that resulted in several Tony Award nominations, 9 to 5 has become a popular touring show worldwide. Although it has yet to be seen on the West End in London, a recent two-year tour around the UK proved its demand in this country. Along with the catchy tune of the eponymous song that audiences are sure to enjoy are the other energetic numbers such as Backwoods Barbie and Joy to the Girls that will have everyone humming along. Rainbow Productions is a Bognor Regis-based theatre company that has previously created popular productions including Anything Goes in 2015 and Blues Brothers and Soul Sisters last year. However, they are thrilled to be bringing the Dolly Parton smash hit musical to the stage. THis production of 9 to 5 is a brilliant way to support your local theatre company as well as a great, toe-tapping outing. Tickets cost between £12-£14.

Wonderland April 18-22 Mayflower Theatre, Southampton 02380 711811

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JOURNEY down the rabbit-hole once again with this modern musical based on the Lewis Carroll novels Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. THe story of Wonderland has been updated for this stage show and follows the lives of Alice and her daughter Chloe as they move to New York. After hitting her head in an elevator, Alice falls asleep and finds herself in Wonderland alongside eccentric characters like the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat and, of course, the Mad Hatter. When things start to go wrong in

Wonderland, Alice and Chloe must stick together and eventually discover that they are more important to each other than anything else in the world. Following sold-out seasons in the USA, the multi Grammy-nominated Wonderland is receiving its UK and European première in this brand new British production. TV and West End star Wendi Peters will headline the UK tour of Wonderland as the Queen of Hearts alongside musical theatre favourite Dave Willetts as the White Rabbit. Britain’s Got Talent finalist Rachael Wooding will guest star as Alice. THis enchanting musical adaptation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass has huge heart, plenty of magic and a whole lot of wonder. Tickets range from £20 to £46.

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WITH the brightening days and warmer weather, it is now the perfect time to visit the Weald and Downland Living Museum in Singleton. THe museum promises to be a

wonderful place to visit this Easter. Come and take part in their Easter trail and collect your chocolate prize! To start the weekend is the traditional Good Friday bake that visitors are encouraged to get involved in. THe other Easter activities vary daily and include cooking in the Tudor kitchen, egg painting, bonnet making and a traditional bonnet parade on Easter Monday. Easter marks the start of the museum’s

main season, when the longer days and warmer weather can be enjoyed against the stunning backdrop of their 40-acre site in the South Downs National Park. In addition to traditional Easter entertainment, you can also meet the museum’s new spring lambs and their two new Percheron horses, Olwyn and Ollie. Regular admission prices apply. Tickets start at £5.

"For an insight into Easter traditions of years gone by visit the Weald and Downland Living Museum."

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Rob Beckett: Mouth of the South April 9 Brighton Dome Concert Hall 01273 709709 ROB BECKETT'S back again with another show of funnies and he's taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread! THe star of a number of popular TV shows such as BBC1’s Live At The Apollo and Would I Lie To You?, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Cats Does Countdown, BBC2’s Mock The Week, ITV’s Play To The Whistle, and ITV2’s Celebrity Juice, Rob has become a regular face on television. He has also appeared in shows like The Magic Sponge, alongside Jimmy Bullard and Ian Smith, as well as hosting Absolute Radio’s hit show, Rock n Roll Football. Rob started performing stand-

up in 2009 and quickly enjoyed success in a whole host of new comedian competitions, winning four competitions in his first year. Consistently impressive performances in these competitions culminated in Rob finishing as a runner-up in So You Think You’re Funny and winning the Amused Moose Laugh Off, which earned him an invite to perform at comedy festivals in Australia. At the festival in Adelaide, Rob was nominated for the best newcomer award. Since then, Rob's comedic career has gone from strength to strength and he now performs his stand-up routines across the country to sell-out auditoriums. If you're looking for something to tickle your funny bone then this is the show for you. Tickets cost £17.

"Popular comedian Rob Beckett is bringing his rib-tickling routine to Brighton for his latest tour."

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Chichester’s only independent Artisan Collective Market

Draper’s Yard has a whole host of unusual and quirky businesses. Come down and visit! GEORGE AND THE COFFEE BEAN Selling great coffee and snacks at Draper’s Yard. Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm LUCY WITH DIAMONDS Bespoke contemporary jewellery. Designed and handmade by Lucy. Engagement rings, bespoke jewellery, Wedding jewellery, re-commissioning existing jewellery. Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm THE HAMPSHIRE REAL BREAD CO Home-made real bread, made to order and collect. Baking for Saturday collections and weekend treats. At Drapers Yard, Chichester fortnightly on Sat 10am – 3pm. AJ ARTISAN JEWELLERY Wearable art jewellery; mixed precious metals combined with gemstone beads; knitted sterlingsilver-wire cuffs and earrings. Opening Hours: Tuesday 11am to 3pm, Wednesday & Thursday 10am to 4pm, Friday & Saturday 10am to 4.30pm ANDEAN MEDICAL MISSION The Andean Medical Mission shop helps to pay for medicines and equipment for eye surgery in the Bolivian Amazon. Have a look at the wonderful items hand made locally by Hasneyth Goldsmith. We specialize in Harris Tweed handbags and clutches, Alpaca wool bags, hand spun wool by Spiral Spin and beautiful cork wallets and purses. Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm

REBECCA WILLIAMS CERAMICS Rebecca creates simple, imperfect vessels to accompany you in your kitchen and home. Each piece is made by hand in her studio in Emsworth, West Sussex. Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 10am-2.30pm, Friday & Saturday 10am-4pm. SCISSOR SHED & BEAUTY @ THE SCISSOR SHED A hair and beauty salon set in Draper’s Yard in the heart of Chichester. Come in to a professional and homely salon to pamper, relax and have some you time. The Salon Experience without Salon Prices. CHIC BOUTIQUE Selling chic affordable Italian ladies clothing, in a range of styles to suit all. Opening Times: Wed-Sat 10am – 4pm. BETTY AND HARLOW Betty and Harlow is an independent professional hair and make up studio specialising in colours, cutting, extensions and make up. DRAPER’S YARD ART STUDIO / GALLERY Please come and say hello and see some of my new work. You can see me work and, maybe, buy or commission a gallery quality work at artist studio prices. Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 10.30 – 4.00 THE PAINT POT The Paint Pot’s ethos is to revitalise pieces of furniture and artwork, allowing them to sit comfortably in both traditional and contemporary settings. Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm

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Raising a glass to loved ones Martin Lury Our very own bon vivant gets to grips with all the best buys

I DEDICATED this week's column to a very dear friend, namely Laurie Barnes, who has sadly just passed away - the very gentleman who extolled the virtues of frequenting Lidl in the first place. It is Lidl's Spring Wine Cellar featuring lesser known wines or winemakers from predominantly three countries France, Spain and Italy. Italian wines were my initial port of call and a Vigneti Del Sole 2015 Veneto Bianco priced at £6.99 caught my eye with its appassimento style producing a soft, flavoursome, fruity white of pear and melon combination which proved to be decidedly easy on the palate. My last Italian selection was a 2015 Cascina Valentino Roero Arneis, Arneis being a little known, but characterful grape only grown in the Piemonte region of North-West Italy. Imagine the foothill of the Alps and conjure up Alpine streams and you will fully appreciate this fresh and dry wine whose delicate nature, slightly floral character and herbal fragrance ought to regale your taste buds for the princely sum of £8.99!

Turning westwards to Spain, I selected one white and one red. At £7.99, the 2015 Salneval Barrica Rías Baixas is, as the name suggests, a barrel-aged white from the Albariño grape with oak. With a creamy vanilla scent and citrus fruits to the fore of the taste-buds, this rounded wine lends itself to pairing with any seafood. THese Lidl offers are for a limited time

only, so give this one a try! As for my elected red, it transpired to be a 2011 Rioja Tempranillo Vendimia which intrigued me in terms of its age and also whether it could rival the average Reserva. At £7.49, this classic Rioja fails to disappoint and exudes dark fruit and a hint of chocolate and at this price certainly enticed me! France now beckoned and I

commenced at the lower end, selecting a Domaine de l'Ardennerie Muscadet Sur Lie from 2015 priced at an attractive £5.99 and noted its fresh and lively nature with classic minerality and hint of spring flowers and would complement a dish like scallops with aplomb! Bubbles next and a Bissinger and Co Premier Cru Brut priced at £16.99 had

fine bubbles, was biscuity with a hint of toast and brioche and indubitably justified its price tag! My final selection was a Promesse 2013 Château Soleil priced at £9.99, a wine I will stock up on, given its fruity nose, hints of white pepper and its status as a fine example of a Merlot. A wine to savour in tribute to Laurie à la prochaine !

PostDinner with chef Paul Evans

Spinach, pea and mozzarella open lasagne

difficulty: easy total time: 20 mins serves: 4


INGREDIENTS For the pesto: • 100g peas, thawed if frozen • 50g blanched hazelnuts • 8tbsp extra virgin olive oil • 30g Parmesan, finely grated • 50g mint leavesa good squeeze of lemon juice For the ravioli • 450g spinach, washed • 8 fresh lasagne sheets • 150g peas, thawed if frozen • ½tbsp olive oil • 16 balls bocconcini (mini mozzarella) • double cream • Parmesan shavings or grated Parmesan, to serve

For the pesto, rinse the peas under cold water to defrost fully. In a food processor, blend the peas with the remaining ingredients and 2tbsp water until smooth. Season well, cover and set aside in the fridge until needed. When you’re ready to serve, have 2 large pans of boiling salted water on the go. In one, put the spinach followed by the peas a few minutes later. Cook for 1 minute then drain them all into a bowl. In the other pan, cook the pasta sheets in batches (otherwise they stick together), for 3 minutes per batch, or until al dente, and remove with a slotted spoon on to an oiled tray. To assemble, put a folded pasta sheet on each plate, some dollops of pesto, some spinach and peas, then top with another sheet, tear the mozzarella between them, and add the remaining veg, plus Parmesan, a good drizzle of olive oil and freshly ground black pepper. Pea shoots & pine nuts to garnish.

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by Denise Kelly

Get your spring health check YAY! THE sun is shining and we all start to look forward to the warmer months ahead (hopefully!) Spring is a fantastic time of year to shed a few pounds, increase your energy and get your body in tiptop condition. In my one to one clinics, I use an Asyra testing machine with my clients, which is amazing at detecting what’s going on in the body, including the condition of the blood, how your vital organs are working, and if you are lacking certain vitamins and minerals which are making you feel unwell. Consequently this could be affecting your hormones, nervous system, digestion, sleep, asthma, arthritis, osteoporosis, migraines, fertility etc. THe list of ailments goes on. Once you know what the underlying issues with your health challenges are, we can then deal with this together and start your nutrition plan to get you the energy that you really want and deserve to enjoy life to the full. My company motto is "Because life is for thriving, not just surviving!" and I truly believe this statement. If you are not firing on all cylinders, life can feel like an uphill struggle. Kind of treading treacle each day! I work a lot with corporate men, and often they get sent to me from their boss, who is on a mission to get all their staff fighting fit, so they have fewer sick days and work more efficiently every day of the week. Of course, this works well, and the money spent on inspiring great health,

about that person. It flags up a variety of things, and over the last eight years that I have used it in my practice, at times it has flagged up some very personal and life-changing issues. Perhaps one particular client has not been sleeping well, or that they are suffering with palpitations, or headaches, aching joints, nausea, or that they broke their collarbone five years ago, or that they have chronic indigestion. It even flags up how they are feeling emotionally! Honestly, it’s like the truth machine! All of a sudden, these clients are admitting all sorts to me, and wanting answers and solutions. I even had one guy, while I was working in Lithuania with Stat Oil, who had so much emotional stuff going on in his body, he felt like he was going to have a heart attack every day and was secretly terrified. He hadn’t told anyone. As a result of the test, he changed his life, left his job, and sadly left his wife. Of course that’s quite extreme, and I certainly don’t encourage that kind of drastic change. But he knew, deep down, that if he didn’t change his desperately unhappy life, he would probably have keeled over anyway. THe pressure that he was putting on himself to lead a life where he was not being true to himself, was literally killing him. THat story ended up with a happily ever after as both parties have since met new partners and are happier than ever. So it just goes to prove, that you need to be the change in your life story.

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I always say your body is your responsibility, and I am only here to point people in the right direction. My nutrition programmes are a great focus and incentivise people to make healthier lifestyle choices, allowing them to feel stronger, more in control of their lives and more energised. Call me on 07730671436 to book your spring health check. I am now operating locally from the Lindy Griffiths & Associates Clinic, Main Road Bosham. Denise Kelly is a passionate and motivated 'health expert/nutritionist'. Her company is called DK - The Wellbeing company and represents all things health and fitness. Denise also runs a juice company 'Juice It' that makes and delivers healthy juices and smoothies. She is involved with motivational talks, conferences and corporate events regarding health all over the world and believes that knowledge is power and, ultimately, health is your only wealth! Life is for thriving and not just surviving. For your health questions, or to book a consultation with Denise, please contact her on:

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is money well spent, as everyone has the energy to perform to a higher standard without getting burnt out. However, some of these men don’t really want to see me initially, and often tell me there is nothing wrong with them when we first meet. And that’s where the Asyra machine comes into play. THe Asyra is programmed into my laptop so when the client's body is being scanned they can see the results in front of them on the screen and there is no denying what’s going on inside their own body. THen I have their attention! Why? Because it tells me things that I couldn’t possibly know

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By Sylvia Endacott

Self-taught naturalist uncovered town's past Henry Guermonprez amassed thousands of items of natural science I RECENTLY re-read an email enquiring about a family member, Henry Guermonprez (1858– 1924) that I had received a few years ago. THis week, therefore, I thought we could take a look at his life. THe curator of natural history at the Portsmouth Museum provided us with an insight into this ‘West Sussex naturalist’ when he wrote about him in 1974. Henry, pictured right, was a self-taught natural historian and botanist who lived for 30 years in Bognor recording and collecting plants and wildlife around West Sussex. He was the eldest child of a Belgian, Jean Henri Guermonprez, and an English wife, Charlotte Sarah. Henry was an Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1880. Unfortunately, there appears to be no evidence he practised this profession. It would appear Henry took it upon himself to care for his parents, who were in ill-health, and survived on a private income. THe family lived in Chelsea and visited Bognor several times, finally moving here permanently around 1892. THeir first home was in a terraced house in Albert Road. Following the death of his father, he moved to the larger premises of ‘Dalkeith’ in the same road, and where today the properties can still be viewed. By August, 1897, Henry married Clara Sophia Phelps although little is known of her.

Henry Guermonprez had been interested in natural history, but not until his arrival in Bognor did it become the passion that we learn of today. His initial collection contained a small amount of material from around the Chelsea area in the 1880s and 90s. Upon his arrival in West Sussex, he really started to explore and collect material, all of which was very well documented and he also made it readily available to others. He was well known as a skilled taxidermist and his work as a botanist was mentioned within Flora of Sussex. Henry was also involved in the discovery of the remains of a 13th century chapel at Manor Farm, Nyetimber – now Barton Manor, which has been converted into accommodation. He was also appointed editor of the Selbourne Notes, a regular weekly article in the West Sussex Gazette, this task was ultimately taken over by Martin Venables. I was also interested to read he was involved in the finding of 90 Bronze Age axes or palstaves, within the Marshall Avenue area. A paper that he wrote on this find was published in the Sussex Archaeological Collections soon after his death. As you would imagine from a man who carefully catalogued his collection, and looked after his parents to conserve cost, he also did

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not like waste and he used whatever materials were to hand - postcards and old letters - to make boxes for his collection. He would also collect drift cork from the beach to enable him to mount his stuffed birds on natural material. He was very much a loner, but would always encourage young naturalists. His work and collections are not as well known as they perhaps should be. THis was due in part to the nature of the man – quiet, unassuming and ‘living a retiring life.’ He also did not have many papers published, which would have ensured that his collection would have been more widely known. On his death, the West Sussex Gazette of December 25, 1924, said of him “the desire of the genuine student to make plain and to share unselfishly with all who sought them, the stores of patiently hoarded knowledge he undoubtedly possessed,” as one of his “most characteristic of his personal attributes.” THe report continued that he "lived a retired life". For a man so interested in his subject, he apparently took no part in the activities of national societies, which were beginning to flourish in what was becoming known as the ‘heyday of the amateur naturalist'. To assist others, he did publish a number of papers for the scientific periodicals, but his correspondence appeared to deal only with matters relevant to the subject in hand. After his death, his collection remained at ‘Dalkeith’ under the ownership of his family, until February 5, 1943, when a bomb fell in Albert Road near the house, causing structural damage and endangering his irreplaceable collection. THe group leader of the Civil Defence Service was on duty, and knowing where the collection was held he arranged for its temporary housing – this was Martin Venables. In 1944, West Sussex County Council accepted the gift from the Guermonprez family of a gift of the collection,

f Henry Guermonprez under the guidance of the curator of the Lyon Street Museum, Mr Venables. In December, a reader wrote to the Bognor Regis Post saying, “It is with great interest that I see that Mr H Guermonprez has offered the contents of his late father’s museum to the town". THe writer continued to explain the contents of this museum, as a “fine collection, illustrating the natural history of this part of Sussex in all its aspects". Much of his collection was housed in the museum in Lyon Street before its final move in 1970, to Chichester Road in Bognor Regis. While searching the internet for information I came across a paper written by Martin Venables in 1939 about ‘Picking Mine’ apparently an old Bognor industry. Martin recalls Henry: "His enthusiasm was most infectious, his zeal and industry reflected in his enormous collection". He then recalls that it was from Henry that he learned about the Bognor industry, which Henry had explained in one of his ‘Selbourne Note’s.’ THe industry depended on certain natural minerals. It was known as ‘Picking Mine,’ being an abbreviation of minerals. THe industry had its hey-day between 1850 and 1870. Apparently, the mineral ‘Bognor’s Copperas,’ was transported by colliers that beached off the coal yard of Mr. Osborn, at the seaward end of Lennox Street. THere is more information on the internet on this. Sadly, I can only remember a small part of the Guermonprez collection when it was displayed in the foyer of the Regis Centre, before its removal to Portsmouth, where much of it remains. I find it astonishing this collection apparently included over 1,800 birds, 85,000 insects, and some 2,000 scientific works on all branches of natural science. I am sure that today it would be very difficult to find and reform this collection, but it would be a superb collection for the town.

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Community News & Views A GLASS of wine led to plans for a unique dementia centre for the Post area receiving a £10,000 boost. THe substantial donation to Dementia Support has been made by Ian Poysden. Ian is the managing director of IEP Financial and met representatives of Dementia Support at a wine-tasting function near Chichester. He was impressed by Dementia Support's proposals to offer a complete dementia service under one roof at Tangmere for people living across the county. Support for people living with dementia is a cause close to Ian's heart following the diagnosis of his father-in-law with the condition. As well as the cheque, he has taken his involvement with the charity a step further by joining its fundraisers. Ian, pictured below with Dementia Support workers, said: "My wife, Michelle, and I have had personal experience of dementia. Over the coming months, it is my intention to help Dementia Support with their fundraising appeal by being on the fundraising advisory board committee. "Both my wife and I think the Dementia Support Hub is a fantastic idea and our business, IEP Financial, support it too as part of our corporate social responsibility policy. Although we are a small, local company, we believe in supporting the local community, especially in raising awareness." THe donation goes towards the renovation of Dementia Support's building and will help to develop the charity's dementia services. THe Dementia Support Hub will officially open next spring and will provide memory assessment, information and advice, community cafe, social activities, day care, befriending, wellbeing services and young onset dementia services. THe charity is working in partnership with the NHS, charitable and voluntary organisations, West Sussex County Council and other statutory organisations to create the bespoke, modern and functional community hub. IEP is based in Hove and Eastbourne and focuses on providing independent financial advice on pensions, investments, mortgates and protection. THe company has an established relationship with a number of charities across the south coast and promotes these causes through professional connections in the region. Over the past few years, IEP has supported the Chestnut Tree House children's hospice and the Rockinghorse Children's Charity.

JUNIOR firefighters from across the Bognor Regis and Chichester areas have had their skills recognised. THe latest 12 students, most are pictured below, to tackle the FireBreak challenge received awards of achievement at a ceremony last Friday. THe awards were presented by Acting Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Gavin Watts, at a ceremony at Bognor Regis fire station in West Meads Drive. THe pass out parade was attended by the students' families and friends. THey watched as the young graduates performed various drills they had learnt during the course. At the ceremony, Gavin said: "THe FireBreak scheme is something we take very seriously in West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service because of the opportunities it gives these young people. "Talking to them today, they say they've learnt teamwork, grown in confidence and some have overcome their fears." Chandler Merritt, one of the Firebreak graduates, said: "THe course was really good. "My favourite part was

using the hose reels to spray water. It was exciting and an experience that not many people my age get to have. "I had not heard of FireBreak course before but I would definitely recommend it to anyone." THe youngsters spent five consecutive days at the fire station learning a variety of new skills. THey included ladder and breathing apparatus drills, HeartStart first aid training and communication skills. Simon Woodland, the lead FireBreak instructor, said: "THis group of students has shown a real aptitude. "It's been a pleasure to see them perform so well during their parade today. "I'm sure their families and friends are just as proud of their achievements as we are." THe students attend the following Bognor Regis and Chichester schools: THe Academy, Selsey; Felpham Community College; Chichester Free School; Bourne Community College; St Philip Howard Catholic High School; Chichester High School; and Littlegreen School.

A SELECTION of sculptures, reliefs and paintings by artists working in the field of British Constructivism will go on display at Pallant House Gallery this spring. THe display complements the gallery’s major spring exhibition, Victor Pasmore: Towards a New Reality, which explores Pasmore’s controversial move from figurative to abstract art. Pasmore was a leading figure among the British Constructivists. His work is included in this exhibition alongside works by artists such as Kenneth Martin, Mary Martin, Anthony Hill and Norman Dilworth, all drawn from the Catherine Petitgas Collection. THe British Constructivists were an unofficial group of abstract artists with shared interests who were inspired in part by the ideals of

Russian Constructivism. British artist Kenneth Martin characterised the new constructed work as an "object which is real and not illusional in that it sets out to represent no object outside [itself ], but to contain within itself the force of its own nature". In the late 1950s and 1960s, the British Constructivists continued to exhibit their work and established the group’s central position within the development of the British avant-garde. By 1960, a new generation of artists including Peter Lowe, Gillian Ware, Norman Dilworth and Jeffrey Steele joined and became closely associated with the group’s ideas. THis exhibition will be available until June 11. For more information visit

MORE than 20 children have signed up to start the first violin orchestra in Bognor Regis. THe enthusiastic response has delighted violin teacher Inna Erskine after she devised the idea with Edward Bryant School in the town centre. Inna said: "With considerable deprivation in Bognor Regis, it's vitally important that we make music and art as accessible to as many people from as early an age as possible. "I went to Edward Bryant myself as a child and am so happy that I've been able to return and offer something new to the children. "I was desperately hoping for 12 children to be interested in participating and have been thrilled that 22 have signed up." But it took the generosity of a music shop owner to ensure the plans for the orchestra, pictured below, were not held up by a last minute lack of instruments. THe hire of the violins was agreed in principle with the West Sussex Music Services charity. However, when all the children had signed up, it emerged the music services did not have enough instruments in the correct size. Just four days remained before the first rehearsal when Inna contacted Mike Bosley, the owner of Mike's Music Workshop in Hawthorn Road, to see if he had 20 violins for rent for the term. He did but the fledgling orchestra's budget failed to match the hire prices. But generous Mike agreed to lend the instruments to the school in London Road for free when he heard the orchestra was about to be cancelled before it had even got started. "It's great that children can get the chance to play music at school and, although we only charge a relatively modest amount for our rental instruments, it is a fact that - with school budgets stretched - parents in many cases are not able to afford to give their children a chance to play. "When I was at school, both lessons and musical instruments were available for free. It's a shame that is not the case now. "Fortunately, we stock hundreds of instruments that we rent out or restore for sale, so we were able to help on this occasion." Inna moved back to Bognor Regis last July with her photographer husband and three children. She and another mum launched Harmony Hive, a preschool programme of classes held at the Regis School of Music in Sudley Road, in January. THe multi-sensory music and art-play group runs weekly on Tuesdays during term time. Its new set of pre-school classes begins on April 27.


"A Few" By Richard W. Symonds Will we be remembered? By a few, I'm sure. A few will remember with a smile A few with scorn. A few will remember with loving, thankful hearts A few will not. We will be remembered By a few, I'm sure. Richard W. Symons, Ifield Street, Ifield Village, Crawley

BOGNOR Lawn Tennis Club is offering a fun-filled day of free tennis on April 29. THe club's annual open day will take place between 1.30pm4.30pm and anyone with an interest in tennis is welcome to come along. Beginners, intermediates and experts are all invited for this free taster session that will introduce you to not only the sport but the social side of the club. Bognor Lawn Tennis Club can provide annual memberships for less than £5 per week and boasts five floodlit courts that can be used all year round. All types of memberships for all ages are available and club and coaching sessions take place throughout the week. Don't worry if you can't make the open day, you can always join in with one of their club sessions on Tuesday or Friday mornings at 9.30am or Saturday afternoons, from 1.30pm. So whether you are a budding Andy Murray or just looking for a hobby that's both active and social, why not come along to their club at Nyewood Lane, Bognor Regis, PO21 2TY - next to the Bognor Regis Football Club? You'll receive a warm BLTC welcome. Call 01243 820172 or visit to find out more.

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Blues are left facing the drop after PostSport coming up short to rivals Guildford CHICHESTER are staring the drop straight in the eye after a heartbreaking home loss to one of their relegation rivals. THe Blues have been hovering just above the danger zone of National League THree (London and South East) all season. But a run of five defeats in six has seen Rob Lawrence's side slip into the relegation places as the season draws to a close. THe latest defeat was a heartbreaking loss to Surrey side Guildford. After jumping out 31-10 lead, the Oaklands Park side were left shocked as the visitors scored 27 unanswered points to take a bonus point win. THe Blues now have two must-win games to come - starting tomorrow on the road at Colchester (3pm), who are already destined for the drop. THen it's on to a home match against thirdplace Westcombe Park, as Chi look to make up a three point gap on Southend directly above them. Speaking after the Guildford match, Roger Gould, the club's press secretary, said: "Chichester had a very good 35 minutes before and after the interval when they cruised into

their big lead but then lost the plot and the referee contributed to their downfall. "It was all very disappointing for the Blues and with Southend winning in the last minute at Hertford, Chichester are staring relegation in the face. THey will have to win their last two games to have any chance of survival." Guildford kicked off in sunshine and had most of the possession and territory for 25 minutes. But, after being reduced to 14 as prop Phil Veltom was sin-binned, Chi hit back - with Veltom, Jack Maslen and Henry Anscombe going over to give the Blues a 17-10 lead at the break. THat was extended in the second half when Ben Robson scored with his first touch before Martin O'Callaghan scored Chi's fifth to give the Blues a 31-10 lead. But Guildford hit back, engaging their driving maul tactics together with increasing dominance at the lineout. Chi's Ben Deavall received a yellow card and the Blues crumbled conceding three tries from short distances out. A late penalty and a further try condemned Chi to a heartbreaking defeat.

f Chi stormed into a lead against Guildford...

AS THE end of the Tuesday Double In Double Out season draws to a close, the Captains & Secretaries knockout and the Ladies knockout have taken place at the Newtown Social Club. First up were the officials, who went toe-to-toe in a World Cup format. THe captains and then the secretaries played a best of three legs match. If it's one-all, a sudden death one leg pairs game is played to find the winner. THe first semi-final saw Nick Hales & James Bartley (the Monters) against Les Totham & Sam Burgess (Wheatsheaf ). It went all the way to the pairs game, and for the second time on the night the Monters won in sudden death, making the final for the second year on the trot. THe second semi-final saw Lee Chapman & Phil Hayers (Neptune) take on Karl Wingate & Ian Hackett (Newtown Raiders), with the latter winning with the final tie to spare. THe final started with Hales winning the bull to go first. But Wingate had trouble hitting the in-shot and his troubles continued throughout with Hales winning the game. THe Secretaries game saw Bartley & Hackett go face to face. Both players hit big, but Hackett won through to take the match to the sudden death pairs game. Both Wingate and Hales missed the inshot to start the pairs game, but Bartley and Hackett got the teams going. At the end of the leg both teams started missing doubles, but eventually the double was hit by Hackett, making Wingate & Hackett from the Newtown Raiders the Captains and Secretaries knockout champions 2016/17. THe Ladies knockout saw nine players step up to compete.


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CHICHESTER Rugby under-10s took inspiration from the country as they travelled to Pulborough for a full day of competitive action. With the festival being for 'blended' squads, the Chi coaches allowed the squads to choose their own names - eventually settling on Chickens and Cows. Before the games kicked off, the coaches set the squads the goal of creating tries rather than scoring them - with the intention on getting the youngsters to use the space while keeping the width and depth. THe pep talk paid off - with the Chi teams winning seven out of the eight games they played. THe Cows secured wins over Bognor (60) East Grinstead (5-2) and Horsham (3-1) before rounding off the day with an excellent 6-0 victory against Worthing THis saw the squad use the width, with plenty of inter-passing and some fantastic off-loads in what the coaches described as a

fantastic display of running rugby. Noticeable performances were from Jonah Hutchings, Josuha Ellis, James ScrivenWood, and Oli Davidson while improving awards were given to Vittoria Agosti, Frankie Dallaway and Alfie Harris. THe Chickens were just as impressive, winning three of their four games. A 6-0 win over Burgess Hill was followed up with a 3-2 win over hosts Pulborough. A 3-1 defeat to Brighton was quickly forgotten after a 5-1 victory over Horsham. Noticeable performances were given by Finlay Ronnie, Jaiden Cloke, Sam Wilmot and Oscar Delacy. Improving awards were given to Yannick Mack, Archie Ross, Archie Willis and Oscar Pallant. THe coaches said afterwards: "THe whole squad have to be commended on their attitude on the day, to all opposing teams and officials; with the respect shown to all and the nature in which they took to and left the field of play on the day."

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THe first round saw an 84 out-shot on the bull from Karen Wilson (Newtown Raiders), as well as a 116 in-shot from Hayley Gatford (Hunston Club), both on their way to meet in the first semi-final. Gatford managed to take the win and the place in the final. THe second semi-final saw Emma Bist (POW 'A') take on Trish Kidd (Cabin Cruisers). Kidd hit three tons on the trot in the first leg and duly finished by hitting double top. THe second leg saw Bist take it to the reigning champion in an awesome leg of darts, stretching the match to the third leg. THe last leg saw Kidd hit a 180 and then a 140, but she was still trailing Bist who was more consistent in her scoring. Both players missed a few out-shots, but eventually it was Kidd who had the luck, taking the second leg and the spot in the final. THe final saw Gatford versus Kidd. Both players hit their double to start, but Gatford found form and hit two tons on the trot. Her form dropped though, allowing Kidd to catch up with her. Kidd then took the leg, hitting the bullseye to take the first leg. Gatford got off the mark first in the second leg, while Kidd missed her inshot. But Kidd overtook with a 140, followed by a ton, and later another ton to leave herself 51. Gatford had nothing and was struggling, but it still took Kidd another eight darts to hit the double, and take the win to retain the Double-In Double-Out Ladies Champion title.

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Surprise defeat cannot keep Chi down in excellent season

f The Lions face a battle to finish fourth

CHICHESTER City will be looking to bounce back after suffering only their third league defeat of the season. THe Lillywhites have surprised many in the SCFL Premier this term and are currently sitting five points off the top in third position. Any hopes of a late-run at the title were dashed on Saturday after falling to a 1-0 defeat at strugglers Peachaven and Telscombe. Curtis Ford struck late for Haven to condemn Chi to their first defeat in five games. With second place Haywards Heath winning at league leaders Shoreham, the Lillywhites are now off the pace of the top two. But with those at Oaklands Park not applying for promotion to the Ryman League, much of the focus is on finishing this season strong and building again for the following term. Focus now switches to the remaining five games of the season - starting tomorrow with a trip to Gorings Mead as Chi visit Horsham YMCA (3pm). Miles Rutherford's side will go into the match with confidence after beating YM 2-1 in the reverse fixture in October at Oaklands, Josh Clack and Joshua Case getting the goals.

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PAGHAM'S search for consistency continues as the Lions once again failed to turn pressure into three points. Mark Bennett's side have been through a topsy-turvy year in the SCFL Premier. THe good news is that the Lions have reached their first final in more than a decade. But, for a club which has ambitions of promotion to the Ryman League, the current league position of fourth is not as good as many would hope. Pagham now have five games left - plus that cup final against Haywards Heath on May 1 - to secure a top four finish and look ahead to next season. THe run-in starts tomorrow when they welcome Crawley Down Gatwick to Nyetimber Lane (3pm). THe young Lions side will be keen to show Bennett that he can rely on them to push Pagham on after what has been a difficult year. Last Saturday's match against Newhaven was systematic of the troubles they have faced. In front of a decent home crowd, the Lions scored early - a sublime Scott Murfin

free-kick was arrowed towards Callum Overton who made no mistake heading over Jake Buss in the visitors' goal. But, as has been the case for most the season, the Lions failed to make the most of the lead and a Lee Robinson strike ensured the Dockers headed back east with a point. It could have been worse for the Lions as Robinson had earlier missed a penalty which, if converted, would have condemned Pagham to an unfortunate defeat. THe game summed up the issue for Bennett's side. Since the turn of the year, Pagham have been completely inconsistent. THey have won seven, drawn three and lost six of their 16 games in all competitions. For a team that had hoped to be pushing for promotion, many at Nyetimber Lane will admit they have been disappointed. If there is a glimmer of light, it is with the youth set-up. THis week Pagham's under21s reached the final of their age group cup after a 2-1 win over Shoreham.

f Pagham were held to a 1-1 draw against Newhaven


SIDLESHAM struck late to complete a remarkable comeback and keep their fading title hopes alive - just. THe SCFL Division Two side have been hot on the tails of Bosham all season in the hunt for the championship. But recent slip has left the Sids off the pace. With just three games left of the season, they sit in third, eight points behind their local rivals. Manager Daren Pearce must have thought his side had given up all hope as they fell twonil down to Upper Beeding on Saturday.

f Chi are full of cheer in one of their best ever seasons

But a remarkable comeback in the last two minutes saw the Sids peg back Beeding - first through Dan Bassil, then a last minute effort from Dale Hayes. THe draw keeps Sids third. But with Bosham still to visit the Rec on Easter Monday, Pearce's side are still mathematically in with a shot at the title. First, though, they must beat second-placed Jarvis Brook on the road tomorrow (3pm). A win for the Sids would suit Bosham fine, who are level on points but with two games in

f Sids celebrate equalising against Upper Beeding

hand on Brook. THe Robins have had a week off but return to action tomorrow, welcoming Roffey to Walton Lane (3pm). THe sides last met a fortnight ago when they played out a 0-0 draw. Elsewhere in SCFL Division One, Selsey's late season surge continues after a 5-1 win against surprise package Steyning Town. Goals from Tom Groom, Ryan Morey (2), Bradley Dean and Matthew Boulton sealed all three points for the Blues. Steve Bailey's side currently seventh in the table but are closing the gap on sides like fifthplaced Steyning, who have played four games more than them. Selsey have a tough match tomorrow, though, as they host second-placed Saltdean United (3pm). THe Tigers will no doubt be celebrating after securing promotion last weekend following a 5-0 home win against Seaford Town. In the FA Women's Premier League Division One (south west), it's D-Day for Chichester City Ladies. THe Green and White Army have been top of the table for most of the season winning 15 of their 16 league games so far. On Sunday, they welcome second-place Plymouth Argyle to Oaklands Park (2pm) knowing that a win over their closest rivals would all but seal the title for Chi.

Trophy success for Felpham youngsters THE FUTURE looks bright for these Bognor youngsters, pictured right, as they lifted their first piece of silverware. After some great performances from every team involved, Felpham Colts Youth Under 8s emerged as the winners of the Blackbird Cup. THe final, played at Shrubbs Field in Middleton, saw the youngsters overcome Chichester Under 8s 7-3. In what was an excellent team performance, Boris Kowelczyk and Jude Donovan both bagged a brace. THe other goals were scored by Teddy Stairs, Max Chester and Zeb Lawson. THe rest of team was made up of Lewis Aldred, Tobias Harwood, Aime Chiddle, Eli Yambo and Lennon Pye. It marks a successful year for Felpham Colts

FC, which offers football for players from under-6 right through to adults. THe club provides football for all those in the area who want to play, regardless of their ability. Its aim is to help all those that want to play to have fun, make friends, learn to play the game and learn to love playing the game, in a safe and progressive environment. It is a busy time for the club as on June 3 and 4 it will host its annual six-a-side tournament. Now in its 20th year, last year saw more than 200 participants take part. Building on the success of previous years and with 19 years of tournament experience, those taking part can expect to have a great time with picnics and gazebos just as common a sight as footballs.

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f Goalkeeper Dan Lincoln joins the Bognor attack in the Rocks' 1-0 defeat against Enfield (courtesy: Tom Scott)

Rocks rest legs and minds ahead of final promotion push Next Game

AFC Sudbury(A) TOMORROW | 3pm

JAMIE HOWELL says his Bognor side are fit and raring to go for a final promotion push. With just four games to go, the Rocks are still clinging on to the top of the Ryman Premier. But a 1-0 loss on the road at play-off challenging Enfield on Saturday, combined with a win for second-placed Havant & Waterlooville, means that Bognor's lead is now down to a single point. With just three weeks remaining, Howell knows how important it will be for his squad to be on top form. For that reason, he has given his players some time off this week so they are ready to make one final push - starting with a trip to AFC Sudbury tomorrow (3pm). Howell said: "We didn't train on Tuesday as I felt the Enfield loss took a lot out of us physically and mentally. "We had a lot of disappointed players after that match and, with a few games to go, I told them to go and rest their legs and their minds to make sure they are ready for Sudbury." THe loss in north London was the first in 12 league games for Howell's close-knit squad. But despite the lead at the top being cut, the manager remained upbeat for the crucial games to come. He said: "It was one of those things - we were a little bit unlucky but sometimes it goes like that. "THe most important thing is what we do at

Sudbury." On paper, Bognor will be favourites to return from Suffolk with all three points. Sudbury are third-bottom and have not won in five games, their last match resulting in a 0-0 draw at Worthing. But Howell knows better than to dismiss any side in this competitive division. He said: "THey are fighting for their lives so they will have extra incentive to do well. "In some ways it may be better to be playing a side that is 10th or 12th who have nothing to play for. But we will focus on what we have to do and we will need to play well to get something out of it." He added: "I don't need to pick people up. From the results that happened in midweek, we have mathematically finished second so it has already been a successful season no matter what it happens in terms of the run-in. "It's now down to what we do in the next four games as to where we finish." Howell received a timely reminder of thanks for the work he has done with Bognor this year in winning the manager of the month award for March. He said: "It's very nice but it is all about the team who have done brilliantly. It's a reflection of the players, as they are ones who are out there winning games of football. "All I am just focused on is Saturday and finishing as high as we can."

"I'll stick with players I know" BOGNOR boss Jamie Howell is a man who stays true to this word. So despite adding three players to his Rocks squad in recent days, the former Arsenal man says he will stick with the players who have pushed his side to the top of the Ryman Premier. As has been the habit in recent years, the Bognor new boys come with a decent footballing pedigree: Shabazz Omofe is an ex-Chelsea midfielder who signed from National League side Bromley, while 18-yearold Portsmouth midfielder Tommy Scutt has signed on loan until the end of season. Pagham keeper James Binfield has also been added as a back-up. Howell said the additions were all about providing cover in case of injuries. He said: "As is always the case with these things, people are looking to the next thing. "But we have great team spirit and have over-achieved this season. THat's credit to the players that we have. "I will probably go back to those we have because I trust them, like them and it's because of them that we are where we are. "THey know us and we know that they will deliver what we want."

WITH just four games to go, the Rocks are still well in the hunt for the Ryman Premier title. THe team has managed two wins and a loss during these past two weeks. Firstly, playing at home to a struggling Canvey Island side - a team which has performed well and in fact topped the form chart before visiting Nyewood Lane, was an interesting game and easily a potential banana skin for Bognor. But Bognor didn’t underestimate Canvey and played really well, eventually winning this game 4-0. It was a classic Rocks victory, with James Fraser netting (apparently his first) hattrick. Jimmy Muitt also got the other goal as Bognor ran out confident winners in the end. It was great to see Fraser get his hat-trick. He has really given it his all this season. It was then forward to Leiston at home in the rearranged fixture on Tuesday night. THe Blues provided a difficult contest but it was a fine goal by Jimmy Wild that was the difference. It was a bit nervy to watch at the end, but the boys again got the result and that was the main thing. ‘Zorro’ also gave it his all, too, and was in clear pain at the end with cramp. Gary Charman is affectionately known as 'Zorro' due to his protective mask. He’s also been bandaged up in recent matches after a nasty clash with a player in mid-air during the Canvey game. You need players like Charman. Personally, I think he works better in defence he’s good in the air and knows how to shrug off strikers much taller than he is.

It was then off to Enfield Town to take on this play-off chasing side last Saturday. We talk a lot about poor pitches, but this was one of the worst. THe ground has a sand underlay, and while I was talking to a nice Enfield fan, he told me that their usual groundsman hadn’t been available this season. You couldn’t play passing football on that surface, and so it proved as Rocks fell to a 1-0 defeat. To be honest, Bognor weren’t even worthy of a win here. You could see it on the players’ faces as they exited the field after the game. What’s important now is how the team bounces back. It was very downbeat on the coach home. THis was our first loss since Grays Athletic on January 28! But everyone on the trip back agreed that we needed a positive result at struggling AFC Sudbury tomorrow. Here’s hoping for just that! Well done goes to Dan Lincoln, winning the league’s Goalkeeper of the Month for March and Jamie Howell for Manager of the Month. Both successes are well deserved! Don’t forget to vote for your player of the year on the club's website or at the club shop at Nyewood Lane. I think the main player of the year award could go to a variety of contenders. All have gone beyond expectations this year. My favourites are Fraser, Charman, Lincoln and James Crane. Let me know who you think should win. I’ll see everyone on the coach to Sudbury tomorrow. Come on the Bognor boys just four games left now, so let’s fight to the end. UP THE ROCKS

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