What's on this December

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28 November 2019

What's on this December?

Old style fairy lights.

Look no further for days out this December! We’ve got all your Christmassy needs covered with festive markets, fairs, festivals and panto!

Get your Christmas shopping and mulled wine drinking done with this selection of local events: What's on this December.

Once again families across East Sussex are spoilt for choice when it comes to pantos! Check out our round up of panto events

Reduce your food waste this Christmas

Leftovers lunch in a bowl.

Did you know that in East Sussex, 35% of the food we buy is wasted? 

This only increases over Christmas as we enjoy time with our friends and family feasting. The good news is there are lots of easy ways to reduce food waste and save money at the same time.

How to reduce food waste this Christmas

Have a homemade Christmas

Homemade gifts in paper bags.

The annual challenge of what to buy our loved ones seems to get more difficult each year. Plus we’re more conscious than ever about the environment and the ways in which we can reduce our consumption and waste – and Christmas plays a big part in this.

Check out these great ideas for low cost and environmentally friendly decorations and gifts.

'Tis the season to recycle

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Over Christmas, we typically recycle more as we generate around 30% more waste than usual. But are we recycling everything?

From Christmas trees to cards and wrapping paper, here’s what you can and can’t recycle over Christmas

From the newsroom...

A stack of newspapers

Tell us how you burn to win free fire wood. Take part in a survey about how you heat your home and you could win a stock of energy-efficient wood.

Dodgy motor parts dealer must pay back £100k. The fraudster from Hailsham tricked people into paying for inferior goods.

Top tips to help parents support kids’ mental wellbeing. The guide has been created by East Sussex Youth Cabinet and Seaford Youth Forum. It includes simple tips such as being open and honest, picking the right time to talk, and to ‘listen first, talk later’.

A section of wall at Lewes Castle has been removed. The small section of wall had been left standing after it collapsed in early November.