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Book amnesty sees hundreds of titles returned

book front cover featuring warrior on a horseHUNDREDS of overdue books have been returned to East Sussex libraries following a successful seven-week book amnesty earlier this year.

During the amnesty, which ran from Monday, February 13 to Friday, March 31, over 750 lost books were returned and 240 of those previously lost books were re-loaned out to new customers.

Residents were asked to scour their homes to see if they had any overdue titles, with fines waived by the library service for any books returned during the amnesty period.

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New app will support volunteering opportunities

escc logoTHE CONTRIBUTION of volunteers is being celebrated with the development of an app to make it easier for people to find opportunities.

East Sussex County Council is working with The Tribe Project on an initiative to boost community involvement across the county and support voluntary organisations in finding the right volunteers for the right roles.

The app, currently in development, will help support the work of Rother Voluntary Action (RVA), Hastings Voluntary Action (HVA) and Wealden, Eastbourne, and Lewes Voluntary Action (3VA).

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Brothers convicted over fake shoes

market stall with shoe boxes with shoes on top on themTWO BROTHERS from Kent have been convicted of breaching the Trade Marks Act after being caught selling counterfeit trainers, shoes and boots at Rye Market.

Sukhdeav Singh, of City Way in Rochester, Kent pleaded guilty to 13 counts relating to trademark theft for having in his possession for sale counterfeit footwear with a retail value of over £170,000.

Hardev Singh, 54, pleaded guilty to three counts of breaching the Trade Marks Act, having in his possession for sale counterfeit footwear with a retail value of £36,140 and for selling a pair of counterfeit Nike trainers to an undercover Trading Standards officer.

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