Protestors outside West Sussex County Council offices last month after an application by a shale company to explore for oil and gas  near Wisborough Green in West Sussex was turned down. Photograph: Ruth Lumley/PA

Something unusual happened in West Sussex last month: a small rural community took on the fracking industry – and won. Indeed, the people of Wisboroug(...)

Ireland was well represented with stunt rider Mattie Griffin who thrilled the crowds on his BMW F800 R

This year marks the 21st anniversary of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, an event that attracts elite racing drivers from all corners of motor sport bu(...)

IHMP Ford near Arundel, West Sussex, with some other open jails, has been at the centre of a number of high-profile cases recently. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Nearly 90 prisoners are on the run from an open jail, including some who have been missing for years, it has been revealed.HMP Ford near Arundel in We(...)

Property developer Gerry Gannon had hundreds of millions worth of debts taken over by the National Asset Management Agency.

Property developer Gerry Gannon whose hundreds of millions worth of debts were taken over by the National Asset Management Agency, has bankrupted a(...)


Unequal parenting and a ‘responsibility gap’ when it comes to household chores can have a toxic effect on the relationship.Photograph: Getty Images

Marital therapist Andrew G. Marshall knows it is a message most parents do not want to hear, so he is not surprised to have become a target of abuse a(...)

In the Living Room, Bottlenose Dolphin, by Co Clare-based photographer George Karbus who has won the British Wildlife Photographer competition.

An image of a dolphin surfing in the waves has claimed the top prize in the British Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.The dolphin’s eye vi(...)

A bench by John Bielenberg based on a painting by Neil Shawcross. Photograph: Richard Johnston
Seat success

What a wonderful summer it’s been for sitting outdoors, savouring the almost forgotten feeling of warm sunlight on our faces. But the next time you se(...)

 Ockenden Manor, England

Ockenden Manor, Sussex, Englandhshotels.co.ukTraverse the centuries to this Elizabethan manor , less than 30 minutes from Gatwick. It has a couple of (...)

Every morning that he is there Lord (Maurice) Saatchi has his breakfast beside his Irish wife’s tomb at their lakeside home in West Sussex. Two years (...)

Brian May  performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena  in Belfast. Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Long before he became a star, Brian May was a stargazer. As a child he was inspired by Patrick Moore’s The (...)