On 26 Jul 2007 at 1:52pm George Doors wrote:
What do you all think of the Sussex Express since John Eccles retired (I know he still does Rouser) and also since Paul Watson joined as Editor.
Is the coverage better, worse, different, don't care??
Would be interested in your considered comments.
BTW has anyone seen the mooted free paper?
On 26 Jul 2007 at 2:22pm ExiledfromLewes wrote:
I don't know about the paper, the website is a lot better and has more up to date news. From what I've heard the editorial style has changed a little bit with the Express now running campaigns, such as reopening the Landport boys club (not saying thats a bad thing), as before they stuck to reporting the events. As long as people in Lewes are not buying the Brighton Argus, it leaves me fairly content with the Express.
On 26 Jul 2007 at 3:17pm me wrote:
I was hoping for some more local news instead of gossip etc that Eccles could pick up in the boozer. But it hasn't changed it's pretty pathetic really. For instance the town was gridlocked a week or so back and nobody seemed to know why. But alas no enlightenment from the good ole Express.
On 26 Jul 2007 at 4:43pm The Super K wrote:
The town was gridlocked due to 2 unfortunate circumstances.
1) they were cutting the trees at offham and had temporary traffic lights up this caused traffic to back up all the way to the prison traffic lights and then out to Brighton and Down to the Swan and Kingston!
2) there was an accident at earwig corner that totally blocked the road causing traffic to back up down malling hill, round the one way, down fisher street, station street and along southover high street to the swan. and out to kingston.
Add in how good Lewes drivers are at blocking road exits off when in a jam, it c0cked the town up! One small accident and tree cutting! (I assume that the traffic backed up along the top of landport to fisher street as well!)
On 26 Jul 2007 at 9:16pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Who remembers the twaddle Northern John wrote about the holy grail being buried under Albion Street. Apparently some wag in the LA made the whole thing up and spoon fed it to the twat over a few pints. Soon it was hot metal and the S/Express was the laughing stock it is now. Good old scoop.
On 26 Jul 2007 at 9:27pm ExiledfromLewess wrote:
I brought that up a few months ago it was a world exclusive and it was based on a letter that stated the Templar Knights came through Lewes and built a church at that site. I am glad someone else has remembered it as I was accused of failing to see that it was on April 1st (which it wasn't.)
On 26 Jul 2007 at 9:41pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
That is correct EFL, it was no April Fool. Eccles swallowed it hook, line and sinker. You couldn't make it up, unlike the 'world exclusive'.
On 2 Aug 2007 at 4:44pm bonanza wrote:
For what it is I have always thought the Express does its job perfectly.
I've met a fe of the journalists (mostly in pubs!) and they always seem very decent.
It's a local rag, that only comes out once a week so stuff like the gridlocked roads may not get in because they don't have the space or it is too old news by then or whatever.
For a real giggle, read the Parish pump section - it is quite often hilarious!
On 2 Aug 2007 at 4:50pm bonanza (again) wrote:
ps: in regards to the holy grail thing - it was, and still is, very funny but you show me a newspaper (local or national) that doesn't occasionally print a story that turns out to be false or overblown...let's try and keep things realistic people!
On 2 Aug 2007 at 5:14pm ExiledfromLewes wrote:
The local newspaper wrote a front page article that stated the Holy Grail and Ark of the Covenent was burried under the local library under the banner of world exclusive (I suppose overblown is one word for it). i suppose you do have to chuckle, at least it wasn't as bad as Dan Browns Da Vinci Code.
Actually it could be turned into a film with Tom Hanks as John Eccles as the fearless reporter hunting down the Holy Grail, it would also have to be directed by quite an arty director like Lars Von Trier if it was going to be shot in Lewes.
On 3 Aug 2007 at 7:51am dyl wrote:
I thought Lars Von Trier was Chelsea's new signing.
On 3 Aug 2007 at 9:58am lewes trousers wrote:
the sussex express has moved from being normans mouth piece to almost apolitical