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New editors for Sussex titles

New editors have been appointed at a number of weekly newspapers in Sussex. A reshuffle at several titles owned by Johnston Press will see Eastbourne Herald and Gazette editor Peter Lindsey return to the group’s Hastings titles after eight years

News in brief

Plus: editor role for former regionals man, boost for The Journalists’ Charity – and more news in brief

Battle goes to war with the nationals – again!

For the second time in as many months, the Battle Observer has become involved in a row with a national newspaper journalist. In November, HoldtheFrontPage told how the paper confronted Independent writer Caroline Stacey over a feature in which she

If in doubt, blame your sub

A national newspaper reporter who triggered a war of words in Battle has washed her hands of the whole affair by blaming her sub. Publicans in the Sussex town contacted the Rye and Battle Observer in protest after Independent reporter

Reporter hurt in holiday fall

Battle Observer reporter Dominic Ponsford survived a 30-ft fall out of a hotel window while on holiday in Italy. Doctors in Florence were amazed that Dominic (26) only suffered broken bones in his heel and wrist. They said they would

Team needs new suits

A Sussex newspaper is urging readers to donate the money to get a boat rescue team suited-up for the summer. The Rye and Battle Observer is hoping to raise the £2,800 needed to buy seven protective drysuits damaged during vital