Month: November 2017

Family-run company scoops top award for drink based on 150-year-old Mellow Ginger recipe

A PORTSLADE couple have won their first award for one of their handmade non-alcoholic drinks based on a 150-year-old recipe. Chris and Rosemary Knox have not stopped smiling since they won the food and drink industry’s highest accolade for their Gran Stead’s Reduced Sugar Fiery Ginger Wine at the Good Choice! Quality Food Awards 2017, which took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair. “We have been shortlisted twice before, but this is the first time we have won and we are over the moon,” says Chris. “We can’t wait to put the winning logo on our labels.”...

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Young chorister, 13, and 18-year-old Glyndebourne singer are walking in the air as they are chosen to perform at a special screening of The Snowman at the Brighton Dome

TWO Sussex teenagers have been selected to sing classic Christmas song Walking in the Air with the Southbank Sinfonia for a special event at the Brighton Dome. Raphael Bellamy Plaice, 13, known as Rafi, and Francesca Seaborne, 18, will take turns to sing during screenings on December 16 of seasonal favourite The Snowman, where the setting of the film is local to Brighton, the Royal Pavilion and the Palace Pier clearly seen in the flying scene. The screening will be preceded with a special narration of The Nutcracker read by CBeebies favourite Pui Fan Lee, accompanied by newly created...

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A mother’s concern for her baby’s skin allergies spurs her on to launch a business making organic skin care products. Now she’s celebrating her company’s 20th anniversary

A BUSINESSWOMAN inspired to find a solution to her young daughter’s multiple skin allergies and excema is celebrating 20 years of her business producing organic skin care products. Sussex mother Charlotte Vøhtz was in despair as her baby daughter Sandra battled sore and irritated skin and began searching for natural products that would be gentle on her sensitive skin. But she found that even so-called natural skin care brands used almost entirely synthetic ingredients. “From that moment, I realised that we are all children of the chemical age and that man-made chemicals profoundly affect us all,” she says. She...

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Pop legend Chesney Hawkes plays the pantomime prince in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as he battles it out on stage with Niki Evans as the Wicked Queen

HE is the one and only! Yes, former pop star Chesney Hawkes is the swashbuckling prince who gets to choose who is the fairest of them all as he stars in the pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in Worthing. “I’m playing the swashbuckling prince,” he says. “He’s Prince Benedict, the romantic lead, and I’m hoping to have some fun with it and get to do some slapstick comedy on stage. “I can’t wait because I absolutely love panto – the audiences are the most vocal audience. In fact, they’re the last cast member.” On stage at the...

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Would controversial Katie Hopkins want her mother or her children to read her new book Rude? Definitely not, she says

BELIEVE it or not, there is a quieter Katie Hopkins. It’s the quieter side that the controversially outspoken columnist and commentator has revealed in Rude, her funny new book that’s part memoir and part “handbook for the modern woman”. However, it’s still not a book that she would like her mother or her children to read. In Rude, which Katie will be talking about when she appears at the Lewes Speaking Festival on Saturday, she doesn’t hold back on her opinions or her revelations. “It’s the first time I’ve written about me and it’s made me feel naked, over-exposed,”...

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