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TIM LOUGHTON: Mixed bag of debates at the Commons

This week it is the turn of the House of Lords to start scrutiny of the Brexit Bill and I have never seen the place so packed.

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Blaise is concerned that we may lose sight of good old fashioned common sense to mob rule

In the clamour for instant justice we shouldn't give way to mob rule

If I could sum up the 21st Century so far I would describe it as the era during which the world lost respect for almost everything.
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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Join St Barnabas on a trek through the spiritual heart of northern India

I was very excited to recently discover that our events team are planning to hold a brand-new overseas challenge event in India.

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Louise

etc columnist Louise Margaret

Why the good old-fashioned cluttered look will always prevail

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The CCG is looking for volunteers to fill places on several committees and groups

HEALTH AND CARE: Help shape your local NHS services

Are you passionate about your NHS? Do you want to help contribute to the way health services across the Coastal West Sussex area are run and shaped?

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VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Find out how you can help make a difference to someone else’s life

Every day charities and organisations make a difference to your local community; the services they provide could be a lifeline to the people (and animals) around you.

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Katy Bourne

Katy Bourne: Hate crime will not be tolerated

Sussex’s police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne on the rise of hate crimes since the Brexit vote.

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Worth Less? campaign

TIM LOUGHTON: Make your views known about fairer funding

The battle to secure fairer funding for pupils in West Sussex goes on and the county’s MPs arranged a meeting in Parliament between Schools Minister Nick Gibb and nine heads from local schools.

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Small village schools are at risk

Small village schools are at risk of closure because of unfunded costs

On the outskirts of many English towns, adjacent to greenbelt and farmland, you will find small village communities situated around a local school, church and public house (the pub) – and many of these communities have been established for centuries.

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Alexia

etc columnist - Alexia Rowley

Now love really is in the air

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Blaise want to share the pain of getting on the property ladder with his children

By not planning to build we're constructing a crisis for our children

If I had a pound for every time I’ve been told that moving house is the most stressful thing we do, I would have stopped making my own sandwiches years ago.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Five new nurses join in-patient unit team as a result of recruitment day

I am delighted to report that the recent recruitment day we held at the hospice was a brilliant success.

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VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Find out how you can lend a helping hand at introductory workshop next week

Have you thought about volunteering but not sure where to start?

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Inherited heart conditions can be treated with surgery or lifestyle changes

HEALTH AND CARE: Reduce the risk of inherited heart disease

February is the British Heart Foundation’s Heart Month – raising awareness of the sudden devastation caused by inherited heart disease.

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Tim Loughton

TIM LOUGHTON: Beware of ‘alternative facts’ on social media

I have just returned from a breakfast hosted by Channel 4 in the Commons on the subject of ‘fake news’ as part of their ‘Fake News Week’, fronted by veteran newscaster Jon Snow.

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For more about Volunteer Now! on their website - www.do-it.org

VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Join the local army of volunteers

Approximately 14.2 million people in the UK volunteer regularly every month, and in and around Littlehampton there is a large army of volunteers giving up some of their time to contribute to and strengthen the local community.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Family services visitors needed to help with emotional and bereavement support

In my column last week I wrote about the bereavement services provided by our family services team for the friends and relatives of the patients we care for, both at the hospice and in the local community.

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The Venerable Fiona Windsor, Archdeacon of Horsham

Listening to each other in a society of respect

So here we are, well under way with the new year.

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Volunteer Alison (right) with Clocktower service-users, young people who are either homeless or in supported accommodation in Brighton & Hove.

A helping hand for young homeless people

We were shocked to hear last week that rough-sleeping in Brighton and Hove leapt 84% between 2015 and 2016, making it the local authority with the second highest levels of rough sleeping the country, after Westminster.

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World Cancer Day is this Saturday (February 4)

HEALTH AND CARE: Unite in the fight against cancer

Saturday, February 4, is World Cancer Day, a day where people all over the globe come together to awareness and unite in the fight against cancer.

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