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VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Find an opportunity near you

Here are just a few of the volunteering opportunities that are available across the area.

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Clinical pharmacists will work as part of the practice team

HEALTH AND CARE: One stop approach to healthcare for GP practices

Thousands of patients across Adur and Worthing are set to benefit from expert advice from a clinical pharmacist at their GP surgery.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: A welcome step in the right direction

Why should West Sussex schools receive less funding per pupil than any other shire county?

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Tim Loughton

TIM LOUGHTON: Civil partnerships, marriages and deaths

Thank you to all the constituents and several hundred others from around the country who sent me ideas for the subject of my private member’s bill, having come up in the House of Commons ballot for the first time in 20 years.

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The NHS is holding three events this month for people to share their views

HEALTH AND CARE: Help improve diabetes services

Are you or a loved one living with diabetes? What is your experience of the help and support on offer to help you or your loved one live with the condition?

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Sunflower Memories Appeal raises more than £25,000 for hospice services

On the weekend of June 9 and 10 we held special times of dedication to bless the sunflowers planted at the front of St Barnabas House throughout June as part of our Sunflower Memories Appeal.

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VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Want to make a difference?

You could make a real difference to your local community by volunteering for one of the many charities and community groups in your area.

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NICK HERBERT: Consultations on improvements to A27

Last week I spoke in a Commons debate on road infrastructure and raised the need for the Arundel bypass.

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The RMT meeting last week

TIM LOUGHTON: Time to settle unnecessary railway dispute

Last week I invited the general secretary of the rail union RMT, Mick Cash, to the Commons to discuss the latest condition of industrial strife in the Southern region with MPs from all parties.

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Alexia

etc Columnist: Alexia Rowley

Alexia Rowley on the realities of going on holiday with small children

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Night to Remember as more than £116k raised at tenth annual midnight walk

Saturday, June 24, truly was a Night to Remember for St Barnabas House as it marked the tenth anniversary of our annual midnight walk.

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VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Do you have some spare time to offer to help make a difference to someone’s life?

If you have some spare time, either regularly or just now and then, you could put it to great use by volunteering.

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The #ItStartsWithYou campaign encourages people to speak up and help to make services better

HEALTH AND CARE: The patients helping to heal the NHS

From concerned mums to passionate pensioners, thousands of ordinary people across the country are sharing their experiences to help hard pressed hospitals, GP surgeries and care homes find ways to improve.

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Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

Accountability on earth is vital and must be effective

On Saturday 1 July in Chichester Cathedral, 12 men and women became clergy in the Church of England.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Further investment needed

This week I spoke in a Commons debate on Southern Rail. This followed meetings with the Transport Secretary and the RMT union to discuss disruption of the service.

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Tim blending his own mango smoothie at the Sompting Festival

TIM LOUGHTON: Share your ideas for bill

Last week the new agreement between the Government and the DUP was put to its first test with the vote on the Queen’s Speech, the Government’s programme for the new session.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Support for carers of patients with weekly drop-in sessions

Carers Week, an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to society, took place between June 12 and 18.

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VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Could you make a difference to someone’s life?

You could help a local charity or organisation to make a difference to someone’s life; by helping them to be more independent, to take part in the activities they enjoy doing, or to change their life for the better.

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It is important that children are fully up-to-date with jabs before they start school for the first time

HEALTH AND CARE: Is your child fully protected?

This week the NHS is reminding parents and carers of the importance of vaccinating their child against a host of serious diseases.

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Chairman of Adur District Council Peter Metcalfe, Major Tom Wye MBE, Worthing mayor Alex Harman, Lord Lieutenant Susan Pyper and Tim Loughton at the Armed Forces Day event on Sunday

TIM LOUGHTON: Remembering our armed forces

At last, after a few hiccups, the Queen came to open Parliament last Wednesday in a slightly ‘dumbed down’ version of the State Opening.

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