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Legal Highs – police incidents increase

Police forces in the South East have seen a rise in recent years in the number of incidents involving so-called “legal highs” – synthetic substances sometimes used as an alternative to illegal drugs. It...

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Flight from Biggin Hill to Goodwood

Jon takes his niece and her boyfriend on a day trip from Biggin Hill to Goodwood on the Sussex coast.  This video is part 1/3, as while at Goodwood, Jon took his friends who...

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Compton Abbas to Biggin Hill

Jon & Alastair return to Biggin Hill after a day trip to Compton Abbas.  This was a far less bumpy journey than the outbound leg, as the cloud cover increased, the ground temperatures fell,...

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Day trip to Dorset

Jon takes his friend, Alastair, on a day trip to Dorset.  Landing at Compton Abbas Airport.  Our 1 hour flight, took us past Guildford, Alton, South of Middle Wallop and Shaftsbury.  Look out for...

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Call for better labelling of clothes

A Sussex Coroner is writing to a government minister to raise the issue of clothes labelling, after a care home pensioner died when his cigarette lighter ignited the jacket he was wearing.  72 year...

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East Kent tour On Election Day

Jon & Andrew take the PA28 for a spin around the East Kent coastline.  Great aerial views of Paddock Wood, Ramsgate, Margate and Whitstable.  It was general election day, and we flew over one...

Aerial view of Paddock Wood

Aerial views of Paddock Wood

I took a short flight from Biggin Hill to Paddock Wood.  I had planned to fly a longer route, but the turbulence was so uncomfortable, and the cloud base fairly low (~1800ft), so I...

Shoreham Aerodrome

Flight around Kent, Sussex and Essex

  I took a long flight around Kent, Sussex and Essex this week, to help our flying group out after the new engine was fitted to the aircraft we use.  After the engine is...

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Fraudulent Sussex ‘Barrister’ Jailed

A Sussex man who fraudulently took thousands of pounds from the family of a special needs child by pretending to be a qualified barrister has been jailed. 50-year-old David Abbott from Peacehaven had partly...

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Poisoned Sausages Disgust Dog Owners

Dog owners in Hailsham say they’re worried and disgusted after sausages, filled with what appear to be slug pellets, have been left in a popular dog walking area. Vets say if eaten, the poisoned...