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TIM LOUGHTON: ‘On the hook rather than on the hoof’

Parliament is a particularly frustrating place at the moment but, although the media would have you believe otherwise, there has been some particularly good news coming out of Westminster recently.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: CQC report on the state of hospice services

You may have read the recent report by the Care Quality Commission: ‘The state of hospice services in England 2014-2017’.

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Doctors are encouraging people to only think about using antibiotics when its appropriate to do so

HEALTH AND CARE: Working to save antibiotics for superbugs

With the weather getting colder and winter illnesses starting to circulate, people are being urged to think of over the counter remedies before antibiotics.

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VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Find your perfect volunteer role

If you have been thinking about volunteering but are not sure what you would like to do or where, Volunteer Now! wants to help you find your perfect role.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Neighbourhood plans being undermined

Across my constituency, housing is generally the biggest local issue. One problem we have is that village neighbourhood plans are being undermined by developers.

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Katy Bourne

PCC's video log: Would you pay more to support policing in Sussex?

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has launched a county-wide consultation to ask the public if they would be prepared to pay more for policing in Sussex.

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On Your Marks: Lunges and skipping are my mortal enemies!

The first steps to my target to do a half marathon in six months are well and truly passed. I completed my first 5km run two weeks ago - The Poppy Run at Clapham Common.

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Rampion wind farm

Rampion announce a £4 million fund which will include supporting organisations working for benefit of Sussex people

Corporate social responsibility, as it is sometimes now termed, really began when Victorian industrialists started wanting to address the social ills of their age, including the poor living conditions of their workers.

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Rt Rev Mark Sowerby, Bishop of Horsham

Not as simple as good or bad

This coming Sunday the country will pause, and take stock of the sacrifice and ongoing dedication of many men and women in the service of their country.
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Young children are particularly vulnerable to flu and are most likely to spread flu to others

HEALTH AND CARE: Are your children protected against flu?

Families across West Sussex are being urged to make sure their children are vaccinated against flu before the winter flu season begins.

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VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Lots of opportunities across the area to make a difference to someone’s life

Did you know that there are more than 200 volunteer opportunities across the area?

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Nick Herbert with Pulborough's Neighbourhood Wardens, Carol Boniface and Vanessa Green

NICK HERBERT: Wardens scheme should be extended

On Friday I met Pulborough’s two neighbourhood wardens to find out more about their work. Since I first saw the wardens in action in Steyning and Ashington, two other villages in my constituency which have them, I have been a big supporter of the scheme.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Celebrate the lives of your loved ones this Christmas with Light Up a Life appeal

On Monday, December 11, our annual Light Up a Life remembrance services will take place at Worthing Assembly Hall.

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Debby Scott

On Your Marks: ‘It’s mostly a case of mind over matter’

At my first visit to the Tilgate parkrun (see last week’s column), I bumped into Debby Scott, who I knew through her husband James.

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The Duchess of Norfolk, Patron of the homelessness charity Depaul International, and Nick Herbert MP at the Speakers House, Westminster to celebrate 30 years of Depaul's Nightstop service

NICK HERBERT: Fantastic charities deserve our support

This week I attended a reception hosted by the Speaker at the House of Commons to celebrate 30 years of a brilliant initiative, Nightstop.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Southern Water pledges £10,000 grant to transform pond into tranquil haven

Those of you who have visited St Barnabas House are probably aware that in the midst of the hospice grounds we have a pond, designed as a place for patients and families to relax and enjoy the wildlife.

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VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Make a difference to someone’s life

You could help someone to enjoy the things they like doing, be more independent and live their lives to the full.

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Mum-to-be Michaela Green having her flu jab

HEALTH AND CARE: Pregnant women urged to get free flu jab

With the winter fast approaching it is essential that pregnant women receive their flu vaccinations sooner rather than later to help protect themselves and their unborn babies.

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TIM LOUGHTON: Make sure police have all the help possible

It was good to catch up with the local police last week when I went out on patrol across Adur with one of our sergeants and a PCSO.

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Ready to run round Tilgate Lake

On Your Marks: First attempt at a parkrun did not go to plan, but what a great event

If you have followed my column, you will know I am targeting to run a half marathon in six month’s time.

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