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ST BARNABAS: Registration for this year’s St Barnabas South Downs Trek closes on Sunday

With just over two weeks until our annual South Downs Trek on Saturday, October 7, now is the time to sign up to take part if you want to avoid missing out as registration closes this Sunday.

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ETI owners Peter and Miriam Webb were presented with their third Queen's Award for Enterprise earlier this week

TIM LOUGHTON: Let council know your views before deadline

Thanks to all those who came along to my public meeting in Lancing Parish Hall last Thursday to talk about the New Monks Farm development and state of the A27, and apologies to the many who had to stand.

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The vaccine can help prevent people from developing shingles in old age

HEALTH AND CARE: Pensioners urged to have shingles vaccine

People in their 70s are being urged to protect themselves against shingles with a free vaccine.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: A good deal in the current fiscal climate

Last week the Education Secretary announced the Government’s final decisions on the national funding formula which will come into effect from April next year, delivering on the Conservative Party’s manifesto pledge to make school funding fairer.

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VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Put your spare time to good use

Do you have some spare time available? Why not use it to make a difference in your community?

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Blaise Tapp

Opinion: Rules are rules when it comes to uniforms

As somebody who adopts a permanently dishevelled look, I really don’t have much room to talk about the appearance of others.

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Rt Reverend Richard Jackson, Bishop of Lewes

Rejoicing in our shared humanity

I have been fortunate recently to attend events organised by followers of other faiths.

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Katy Bourne

Katy Bourne’s September video log: First Sussex-wide service for victims of stalking

A support service for victims of stalking in Sussex is to be commissioned by Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne following the success of a pilot project in Brighton & Hove to understand the demand for specialist support.

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The changes would not affect people with a long-term condition

HEALTH AND CARE: Have your say on prescribed medicines

There is still time to have your say on whether more than 3,000 products that are currently available on prescription should be bought over the counter.

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

VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Looking for a volunteer role?

Here are just a few of the volunteer roles that are available in the area – do any of them sound like something you could do?

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Take part in the Will Writing Appeal and leave a gift to St Barnabas House

In October we are holding our annual Will Writing Appeal when a number of local solicitors will be offering appointments in return for a donation to St Barnabas House.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Sensible process needed to translate huge body of law

This week the Commons sat late in the evening as we have voted on measures which excited much comment, including the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, once described as the Great Repeal Bill.

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The late Duke of Richmond and Gordon with his wife the Duchess

An extraordinary and wonderful man

It is with great sorrow that we have heard the news that His Grace the Duke of Richmond and Gordon died on 1st September, after a short illness.

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Philippe the cat

TIM LOUGHTON: Make your views heard on developments

Parliament returns this week after the summer recess and hopefully that marks the end of the ‘Silly Season’ as well.

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The AGM is an opportunity to hear more about the work of the CCG

HEALTH AND CARE: Find out more about the local NHS

Are you interested in the local NHS? Do you want to know more about the challenges the NHS is facing and the plans to make sure people can continue to receive the best possible care?

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Hospice Care Week set to kick off next week with South Downs Trek challenge

It’s just over a month now until the start of Hospice Care Week, an annual week of activity which helps to change people’s perceptions and raise the profile of hospice care across the UK.

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

VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Keep checking for your perfect role

There are new volunteer opportunities added to the do-it website every week, so if you can’t see anything that interests you now, make sure you check back again soon!

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Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

Education to nurture virtue

It’s been a rather typical English summer.
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The health checks are available for anyone aged 14 and over

HEALTH AND CARE: Health checks for people with learning disabilities

The local NHS is working to increase the number of people with learning disabilities who take up their free health checks.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: St Barnabas relies heavily on generous donations to help fund its care services

Paying for all of the care services provided by St Barnabas House certainly doesn’t come cheap.

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