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HEALTH AND CARE: Don’t miss out on the best healthcare

In England, 1.2 million people are estimated to have a learning disability.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Raising awareness of respiratory disease

This week is Breathe Easy Week, the annual awareness event focusing on lung health, run by the British Lung Foundation.

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Tim Loughton

TIM LOUGHTON: Children’s Parade is biggest and best yet

One of my favourite constituency events of the year is the Worthing Children’s Parade now in its 11th year and this time it was by far the biggest and best yet.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: The time has come for an evidence-led debate

I was pleased that this week the Home Secretary announced a review into the use of cannabis for medical treatment. I wrote earlier this year about the need for the drug to treat six-year old Alfie Dingley, whose parents I met.

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William Rowsell with a Liberty & Co Arts and Crafts earthenware vase

Toovey’s: the arts and crafts chair inspired by Sussex

Sussex has many links to the arts and crafts movement including the famous Sussex chair.

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Diary of a Sussex ‘newbie’ - The Critters

Diary of a Sussex ‘newbie’ - The Critters

My new friend is the very lovely and oh so greatly appreciated pest control man.

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MPs Jeremy Quin, Nick Herbert, Sir Nicholas Soames, Richard Benyon and Chris Davies at the South of England Show on Friday

NICK HERBERT: Rail services situation is totally unacceptable

This week the House of Commons has been voting on Brexit. I have voted to reject the Lord’s amendments to the Bill. My position remains that the referendum result must be respected.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Could you support St Barnabas House by holding a Big Get Together this summer?

I hope you’ve all been making the most of the splendid weather we’ve had over the last couple of weeks. It’s at times like these I feel really glad to be living on the south coast!

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Picture from Tim Loughton's trip to Israel and the West Bank

TIM LOUGHTON: Peace in the West Bank seems as far away as ever

I spent the short Whitsun recess with the humanitarian aid group Medical Aid for Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank seeing at first hand the plight of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories.

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Carers Week aims to raise awareness of caring and the challenges carers face

HEALTH AND CARE: Thank you to those caring for a loved one

This week is Carers Week across the country, and NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group is taking the opportunity to say thank you.

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Volunteer Awards, Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre, June 6th 2018.??� Pete Edgeler, Used with permission. Some of the outstanding volunteers at The Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre outside the Fairmile Caf�.

Toovey’s: Volunteers celebrated at Amberley Museum

Last week I was invited to present a series of awards to some of the outstanding volunteers at the Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre to coincide with national volunteers’ week.

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Dr Rob Marshall, media adviser to Chichester Diocese and contributor to Radio 4 Thought for the Day

Called to be together

Russia has been embroiled in so much controversy lately it’s hard to believe that stadia across that country will soon be hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Kevin Richmond, CEO, Sussex Community Foundation

Volunteering is about so much more than the fiscal value it represents

According to 2017 Office of National Statistics figures, volunteering contributes an estimated £22.6 billion to the UK economy each year.
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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Interim timetable has created more disruption

This week I wrote to the Transport Secretary about the appalling state of the rail service as a result of the new timetable.

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Tim Loughton

TIM LOUGHTON: Chaos has ensued with reduced rail services

As I write, Parliament has been back for just two days after the short Whitsun recess and we have already covered the Ivory Bill, banning the import of fur products, the US trade war, the anomaly that now exists in Ireland over abortion and the latest shambles over GTR trains, again. Plenty to catch up with even without Brexit where the Withdrawal Bill returns to the Commons next week.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Recognising the contribution of people who give up their time during Volunteers’ Week

This week has been a time of celebration for us at St Barnabas House as we have been marking Volunteers’ Week by recognising the contribution of all our wonderful, dedicated volunteers, without whom we simply would not be able to continue providing our quality care services for local people.

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The screening test is relatively simple, takes about five minutes and is performed by the practice nurse at your GP surgery.

HEALTH AND CARE: Calling all women... time to get checked

Every day nine women in the UK are diagnosed with cervical cancer and three women will lose their lives to the disease.

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The NHS is urging people to buy medicines for minor illnesses from their pharmacy

HEALTH AND CARE: Make a pledge to #HelpMyNHS

This week we are asking people to help your NHS free up millions of pounds for frontline services by buying your own medicines for short-term ailments over the counter at a pharmacy.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Celebrate 45 years of St Barnabas House at summer charity golf day

We are excited to be holding our inaugural charity golf day at Ham Manor Golf Club in Angmering on Thursday, July 19, to celebrate 45 years since St Barnabas House first opened its doors in 1973.

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Tim Loughton

TIM LOUGHTON: Discussing the issue of secondary school places

Earlier this month I invited the chairmen of governors of all the schools in my constituency to meet me to discuss funding pressures affecting their schools.

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