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ST BARNABAS: Show your support for appeal and help hospice provide care over Christmas

You may have recently received our St Barnabas House Christmas Appeal which we send out every December to households in the local area.

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Tim Loughton Skyping with a sixth form politics class at the Vernon High School in Sussex County, New Jersey, USA

TIM LOUGHTON: Britain in strong position to affect change

Thank you to all those constituents asking me to sign the Blue Belt Charter to help protect four million square kilometres of ocean around British overseas territories.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Action needed to halt drug resistant bacteria

On Friday evening I spoke at a dinner of foreign policy and security experts in Washington DC. Usually issues such as the situation in the Middle East are discussed.

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VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Find an opportunity to lend a helping hand in the community

Here are just a few of the volunteering opportunities that are available in Littlehampton and the surrounding areas.

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The Let's Get You Home initiative will support people to return home quickly and safely

HEALTH AND CARE: Let the NHS get you home this winter

The local NHS in Coastal West Sussex is working together this winter to make sure that patients spend no longer than they need to in hospital.

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Rt Rev Richard Jackson, Bishop of Lewes

Finding hope in a bigger story

This year I saw the first Christmas TV ad on September 15th.

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VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Lend a hand and help to make a difference

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

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Cold weather increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, lung illnesses, flu and other diseases

HEALTH AND CARE: Stay warm to stay well this winter

Local doctors are encouraging everyone to take simple steps to stay warm and well this week, as temperatures are expected to drop tonight and stay low for the weekend.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Challenges and opportunities for hospices discussed at annual meeting

Our annual meeting took place last Tuesday and we were delighted to welcome Tracey Bleakley, chief executive of Hospice UK, to talk to attendees at St Barnabas House.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Concerns about school funding and standards

This week the Government announced significant new measures to improve mental health support for children and young people.

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Tim Loughton

TIM LOUGHTON: Brexit, babies, mental health and trains

Back to Westminster on Monday and more late nights for day four of the Brexit Bill as a stream of blurry-eyed MPs left the Commons after a series of votes just before 1am.

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VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Help needed across the community

There are lots of volunteer roles that need filling in the area – why not start volunteering and find out what a difference you can make?

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: New service at hospice supports people with advanced respiratory disease

People often mistakenly think that hospices, including St Barnabas House, only care for people with cancer.

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The campaign aims to help people become aware of all the services available, so they can get the right care

HEALTH AND CARE: People called to HelpMyNHS this winter

Local people are being called to help the NHS provide the best possible care this winter.

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Lancing Beach Green police street briefing

TIM LOUGHTON: Good and regular communication is key

I am very grateful to all the Lancing residents who have responded so positively to my podcast about the spate of vandalism and anti-social behaviour around Beach Green, which has now been viewed by more than 13,000 people.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Fake news can be spread with one click of a mouse

A few days ago I received this messages from a constituent: “I see that you are one of the ‘people’ who voted that animals can’t feel pain or emotion. Have you ever actually met an animal??? They show far more emotion and intelligence than [you]. Disgraceful”.

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Ed Cassidy

On Your Marks: Startling statistic opened my eyes

In my conversion with Ed Cassidy a senior manager in mental health commissioning for Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex CCGs (see last week’s column) he told me a startling statistic that approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime.

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Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

The light of truth

Advent Calendars have hit the high street in a big way as an attractive by-product of the Christmas shopping bonanza.

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Ed Cassidy, a senior manager in mental health commissioning for Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex CCGs

On Your Marks: Life is stressful, and we want to make it less so

In the first of these columns, I spoke to Dr Minesh Patel from the CCG, and something he said really resonated with me. He said that he had prescribed someone with anxiety and depression to do a parkrun - and it really helped.
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Tim Loughton

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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