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NICK HERBERT: Consequences of inaction have been profound

The week began with the parliamentary debate on the UK’s military action following President Assad’s suspected use of chemical weapons on his own citizens in Syria.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Raising awareness on World Liver Day of support available at St Barnabas House

Did you know that today is World Liver Day, a global campaign which aims to raise awareness of how important the liver is for our body and how liver diseases can be effectively managed?

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Around nine in ten people with diabetes have type 2, which is closely linked to obesity

HEALTH AND CARE: Reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes

People are being urged to eat healthily and be more active in order to help reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes during Diabetes Prevention Week.

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The opening of the temporary art gallery in the Montague Quarter

TIM LOUGHTON: Good to see the system working as it should

Parliament returned from the Easter recess on Monday and not surprisingly our proceedings were dominated by events in Syria over the weekend.

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Katy Bourne

Sussex PCC's video log: #StandUpToStalking

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, explains why it is important that we all #StandUpToStalking

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Streetlight received a 5,000 grant from Sussex Community Foundation

The human cost of modern slavery

Sussex Community Foundation has two funds – the Nick and Gill Wills Fund and the Brenda Ford Fund - that specifically support charities and community groups in Sussex, supporting women who are vulnerable or at risk of abuse, exploitation or violence.

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Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

Life and faith is about more than entertainment and the survival of the fittest.

I’ve been watching the new Netflix series on the tale of Troy.

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Tim Loughton

TIM LOUGHTON: A good opportunity to catch up

We have some great residents’ associations and special interest groups around the constituency which usually meet during the week and invariably I miss them when I am at Westminster.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Hospices are not just for end-of-life care

One of the major challenges hospices across the UK have is making people aware of the depth and breadth of the services we provide and addressing common misconceptions that people have.

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The service will focus on helping veterans closer to home, rather than requiring them to travel to centres for weeks at a time

HEALTH AND CARE: Improving care for veterans and teenagers

This week we want to focus on two new services to improve care for local people.

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Tim Loughton

TIM LOUGHTON: Tackling loneliness with The Great Get Together

Many readers will have heard of The Great Get Together Weekend which was established in memory of my former colleague Jo Cox MP, who was murdered back in 2016.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: How can your company support hospice?

Firstly I would like to start this week’s column by wishing you all a belated happy Easter!

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The ban announced this week will cover ivory items of all ages

NICK HERBERT: Encouraging signs that attitudes are changing

I am a longstanding campaigner for a ban on ivory sales, calling for this in 2010 when I was Shadow Environment Secretary.

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Some products can be purchased over the counter at a lower cost than that which would be incurred by the NHS

HEALTH AND CARE: Changes to help fund frontline care

NHS England has today published guidance to free up to almost £100million for frontline care each year by curbing prescriptions for ‘over-the-counter’ medicines.

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Tim Loughton

TIM LOUGHTON: Victims of our own success as funding cut

The Herald has reported on the outcry over the review of the way the Community Safety Partnership is funded by the Police Crime and Commissioner.

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Nick Herbert with International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt MP last week to promote World TB Day

NICK HERBERT: Proud of the South Downs’ wine producers

On Saturday morning I went to Graffham’s Easter Market which was held in the village’s Empire Hall. Now in its sixth year, the annual market raises funds for the hall and provides a great opportunity for local producers to showcase their wares, some for the first time.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: A special day in the history of our hospice

Today is a very special day in the history of St Barnabas House hospice as it is exactly 50 years since we officially launched our first-ever capital appeal to build the original hospice on Columbia Drive.

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Some pharmacies will be open over the Easter weekend to offer help and advice

HEALTH AND CARE: Do you have enough medicine for Easter?

With Easter weekend fast approaching, we have been asking people who have repeat prescriptions to make sure they have enough medicines to last over the bank holiday weekend.

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Rt Revd Richard Jackson, Bishop of Lewes

Everything changed at the first Easter

A few years ago I gave up caffeine of any sort for Lent.

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Parham House bathed in the spring sunlight

Toovey’s: Parham 70th anniversary

As you approach Parham through the soft folds of her parkland landscape this fine Elizabethan house reveals herself in a timeless and welcoming way.

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