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The battle for Crawley has begun

Will Labour be able to retain its control over Crawley?



Elections are not the most glamourous of occasions but they can be very exciting and next week will see Crawley have all eyes looking at whether Labour will retain leadership of the town.

Crawley does have quite a political divide with the west under more labour control while the east remains very much conservative.

BUT, there are two key areas that are most likely going to dictate whether Labour will hold onto their two seat lead and therefore overall control of the council.

Whilst both sides are canvassing right across all the wards it is Ifield and Southgate that most eyes will be on as both have councillors from each party already elected.

This cross division of political allegiance from residents makes the two areas highly sought after targets.

With the East West division across the town, from a political stand point Labour should be controlling both these wards but with so much controversy around the Labour party on a national level the nerves are certainly being frayed.

Both parties have brought in their own political heavy-weights to join the canvassing march delivering each parties own messages (along with a lot of flyers).

One party supporter who asked to remain anonymous said:

“There is a lot of tension in the air and no-one knows which way this is going to go.”

So will Crawley remain a Labour controlled town or will the Conservatives win back seats they have been fighting hard to get back.  What is clear is the Battle For Crawley has certainly begun.

The election is just over a week away taking place on Thurs 3rd May with the results coming out the next day.

LIVE reports will be available at throughout the day along with interviews.


Crawley restaurant, Mio Gusto launches 50% off for residents and front line workers



Whilst COVID-19 still causes disruption across the town, one local restaurant owner has taken the decision to offer residents and front line workers a huge 50% off on their menu.

While the government launched the ‘Eat out to Help out’ scheme, the new Mio Gusto was still under renovation which meant potential customers were unable to take advantage of the scheme. Now owner Yashar Koksal, owner of Mio Gusto, has taken the decision to give his customers an even better scheme to promote and offer their whole menu at an even greater discount of 50% off all food (drinks not included).

Crawley Mayor Francis Guidera officially opens Mio Gusto.

The Pizzeria has already gained rave reviews from customers since it was opened by Crawley Mayor Francis Guidera.

Executive Chef Yasar Koksal is working alongside his Head Chef Francesco Furrielo to create the exciting menu.

Head Chef Francesco Furriello preparing some homemade mouth watering Italian pasta.( pappardelle fiiletto di manzo e pecorino cheese , Tagliolini al granchio e pomodorini siciliano)

But Mio Gusto is a much more exciting concept than a traditional Pizzeria. It’s elegant menu has taken customers by storm with dishes you would usually expect to find in a Michelin Star venue.

The relaxed setting of the restaurant based underneath Rhythm Nightclub at 107 High Street, Crawley, has been completely redesigned with an elegant style that, even with the social distancing rules, still makes you feel comfortable and engaged with the ambience.

Mr Koksal said:

“It is vital that we keep our local economy moving and don’t just give up. This is why I am launching this offer to everyone.”

The offer is open to any customers and applies to all their food, starters, mains and deserts.

Mr Koksal said that the offer will be reviewed for residents after two weeks, but will remain in place for all front-line workers till the end of the year.

Mio Gusto is open seven days a week from 12pm to 10pm with last orders at 9.

Sittings are available at 12pm, 3pm, 6pm and 8pm.

To make a reservation call 01293 514120 or go to

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