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FREE bus travel this Sunday for veterans and servicemen and women

Metrobus and Brighton & Hove Buses are offering free travel to veterans and serving members of the armed forces this Remembrance Sunday (November 11).



Anyone wearing their military service medals or carrying a military ID card can travel free all day on the bus network, across Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Brighton and Hove.

Metrobus’ Managing Director Martin Harris said he wanted to make it as easy as possible for people to travel to Remembrance Day services, parades and wreath laying on Sunday.

“It’s a particularly poignant day, marking the 100th anniversary since the end of WWI, and a time for communities to come together and acknowledge the debt the nation owes the armed forces, while looking toward the future with hope,”  Martin said.

Metrobus recently unveiled its new poppy bus to launch the West Sussex Poppy Appeal at the Wings Museum in Handcross. This bus will form part of the Armistice Day procession this weekend at Tilgate Park, Crawley, when the millennium beacon will be lit.

One hundred Brighton & Hove buses will each have a giant poppy on the front to support the Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal and there will be a bus at the Brighton parade and remembrance service at the War Memorial, Old Steine Gardens.

Community events continue into next week too. Brighton & Hove Soiree Rotary Club is inviting everyone to get on board the Brighton & Hove Buses’ Heritage Bus and share their family memories and memorabilia of the First World War while The Loose Cannons choir sings WWI songs.

The Heritage Bus will be parked outside The Hove Club, 28 Fourth Avenue, Hove BN3 2PJ between 6.15pm and 7.15pm.


Snuggle up in style as Crawley Ice Rink launches new offers for parents and students

If you haven’t yet had a chance to get down to the Bigger and Better Crawley Ice Rink then now’s the time to do so with some fantastic new offers.



The ice rink, located in Goffs Park, is already attracting a lot of attention and rightly so.

With it’s huge rink and cosy café it is perfect for all the family.

The new large rink can accommodate more skaters than ever before.

And now they have some fantastic offers for parents.

During off peak days it is half price for parent and toddlers (provided they can fit into a size 8 boot of course).

What’s more, there are penguin and panda aids that can be rented to help the little ones around the rink.


But now students can get at the rink for only £4.75 at either the 12:30pm or the 1:45pm session (term time only) – but do remember to bring your student/college id with you.

And while the younger ones are out enjoying the ice, you can snuggle up in the café and choose one of their very scrumptious delights.

You can find out more information at their website by clicking here.

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