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South-east wine & strawberries for Wimbledon!

Whether you're a sporting fan or not, you can't have failed to notice Wimbledon fortnight has just begun. And once again suppliers in the south east are making hay while the sun shines by sending their wares to the world-famous tournament.

But for the first time in Wimbledon's history, there'll be an English wine on the menu - and it's from Bolney in Sussex.

David Johns reports, speaking to wine maker Sam Linter and strawberry grower Marion Regan.

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Celebrate the potato!

You can boil them; you can bake them; you can roast them; and for many people that's about it. But for one woman in Kent, it's not enough. Hilary Steel wants to make us all appreciate the potato a lot more!

Inspired by a book that her mother wrote 30 years ago, she's now bringing it - and the potato - into the 21st century, as David Johns reports.


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Dreamland prepares for opening day

The countdown is on to the long-awaited re-opening of one of East Kent's biggest attractions at the end of this week.

Years since its bustling heyday, Margate's Dreamland amusement park is finally set to see the public enjoying classic rides once again from this Friday.

But the main attraction - the listed Scenic Railway - is NOT going to be ready in time.

David Johns reports. Interviewees are Eddie Kemsley of Dreamland Trust, Technical Manager Andrew Gall and designer Wayne Hemingway.


Cold callers operating in Sussex

People in two areas of East Sussex are being urged to be on their guard for cold calling ‘cowboys’.

East Sussex Trading Standards issued the warning after receiving several complaints of rogue doorstep sellers operating in the Bexhill and Lewes areas.

Officers are particularly keen to intercept a cold calling company offering block paving to residents.

Charity warns on forcing supermarkets to donate food

Volunteers are among the workers who distribute food to the needy

A charity in Southampton is doing its bit to feed the hungry and avoid food waste. Supermarkets donate surplus food to organisations such as Fareshare and Scratch, which then distribute the produce to those who need to be fed.

The issue is much on the agenda after the French government passed a law last week, forcing the supermarkets in France to give any extra food they had to charity.

FareShare say their work tackles the imbalance between food waste and poverty with the co-operation of their donors, but they say the French-style legislation could be counter-productive if a similar law were to be passed here in the UK. Andrew Pate has our report.

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