South Downs rave, dog attacks and Hickstead Showground theft – this is what’s inside this week’s West Sussex Gazette

A major police operation to shut down an illegal music event, dog attacks on sheep and the potential for the South Downs to become a hub for UK winemaking are among the stories in this week’s West Sussex Gazette.

Wednesday, 30th June 2021, 12:53 pm
The scene of the unlicensed music event. Picture by Eddie Mitchell

Your Gazette – out today (Wednesday, June 30), includes 24 pages of news and sport.

This week’s headlines include:

- South Downs ripe to become UK centre for winemaking

This week's Gazette front page

- Major police response as force shuts down unlicensed countryside rave

- Rural crime round-up: Dog attacks on farm lead to death of 11 sheep and £20,000 worth of saddles stolen from Hickstead Showground

- Historic windmill reopens as it marks 200 years

- Feature: foraging on the Cowdray Estate

- Fishing family scoop top award

As well as more news and sport, the Gazette is home to a wide selection of columnists.

The Sussex Wildlife Trust provides expert insight into the county’s flora and fauna, answering your questions; get tips on the best wines from experienced wine consultant, agent, writer and educator Richard Esling; Tillington farmer Gwyn Jones guides you through the world of farming, including the latest issues affecting those providing food for our tables; and more.

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