• Fatality on scalloper off Sussex coast

    Fatality on scalloper off Sussex coast

    23rd October 2023

    A man has died following an accident onboard the Peterhead-registered scalloper Honeybourne III PD 905 off the coast of Sussex. The incident, in the early hours of Saturday, 7 October, prompted a multi-agency response, with Newhaven RNLI’s Severn-class all-weather lifeboat…

  • Removal of iconic lighthouse underway

    Removal of iconic lighthouse underway

    30th August 2023

    Preparations are underway to remove the Royal Sovereign Lighthouse off the East Sussex coast. The lighthouse, which has stood 11km out to sea since it was built in 1971, was officially decommissioned in March last year. Recently, a large barge…

  • Deal: tradition and change

    Deal: tradition and change

    11th March 2021

    In the Kent town of Deal, a ‘limb’ of the Cinque Ports, fishing is now mostly about preserving heritage, reports John Periam Fishing boats on Deal beach as recently as 2001. David Skardon’s boat Fair Chance with a day’s catch.…


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