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Recognising contributions to society

One of the big events coming up in Chichester is the ceremony in which Tim Peake will be granted the Freedom of the City.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Development of our new therapy team

At St Barnabas House the wellbeing of the patients we care for is always at the heart of our service.

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

VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Could you find time to lend a hand?

It doesn’t have to be a whole day, it doesn’t even have to be every week, but if you have some time to spare then local organisations would love to have you involved!

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A list of 33 illnesses which can be treated using over-the-counter medicines has been compiled

HEALTH AND CARE: Views sought on over-the-counter medicines

This week we want to hear from people about potential changes to the types of medicines that can be purchased over the counter.

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Tim still thinks the proposed development at New Monks Farm will cause chaos on the A27

TIM LOUGHTON: Not convinced about impact of development

Last week I took the opportunity to visit the Southampton branch of IKEA to meet senior managers and grill them about how on earth they think a new store at New Monks Farm won’t completely snarl up the A27.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Social media cannot be a platform for hate

On Monday I attended a planning inquiry about proposed new housing in Hassocks to make the case that local people should be deciding where development goes through their neighbourhood plan.

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The Shake ups are available online and feature characters from Cars 3, Moana, Frozen Fever, Zootropolis, Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book

HEALTH AND CARE: Get children moving this half-term

Children across West Sussex are being given a shake-up, with a little help from Disney, over the half-term holiday next week.

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Tim Loughton

TIM LOUGHTON: Lucky to have such a fantastic hospital

Last week was a busy one for me both in Parliament and the constituency as my Private Member’s Bill finally came up for its second reading last Friday – my Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Death (Registration Etc.) Bill.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Care also available in patients’ own homes

When talking to people in our local community who haven’t directly come into contact with our care services, I often have conversations with those who believe we only provide care at the hospice itself.

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

VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Good for you and good for others

Volunteering your time can be a great way to help your local community, but it is also good for your own wellbeing; providing opportunities to socialise, gain new skills and experiences and have fun.

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Every minute is vital when someone suffers a stroke

HEALTH AND CARE: Act F.A.S.T at any sign of a stroke

From today, the local NHS is calling for everyone to make sure they know the signs of stroke and how to act F.A.S.T. if you notice any of them in yourself or a loved one.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Neighbourhood plans should be respected

This week I spoke in a short Commons debate about local planning. I repeated my message that neighbourhood plans should be respected, and that developers should not be allowed to game the system so as to obtain planning permission on sites that villagers have protected.

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Hugh Lowson with trustee David Pegler and finance director Max Caunhye at last years event

ST BARNABAS: Sign up for Hit the Downs MTB off-road cycling event and raise money for hospices

Can you believe it’s the first day of February already? This year is flying by, and I’m very much looking forward to the start of our exciting calendar of challenge events which are coming up later in 2018.

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Tim Loughton

TIM LOUGHTON: More work needed on development plans

Thanks to all those Sompting residents who came to the public meeting on the West Sompting development which I organised at Sir Robert Woodard Academy on Thursday.

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Liam Barrett

On Your Marks: Fellow cricketer 'Bazza' is taking up a similar challenge

Part of the joy of taking up this challenge of a half marathon is seeing how many people do similar events.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Trust working hard to keep up with demand

Last week I mentioned the increase in funding which the NHS has received every year since 2010. What is very striking is the increase in activity over the same period.

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British Airways Run Gatwick Half Marathon

On Your Marks: The challenge is set, Run Gatwick Half Marathon here I come!

At the beginning of this column I set myself a target of running a half marathon in six months.

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Tim having his beard shaved off at Tarik the Turkish barber in Dominion Road, East Worthing

TIM LOUGHTON: Close shave in beard referendum results

So the vote is in and by a margin of 51 per cent to 49 per cent the Worthing Town Facebook page voted for my beard to Leave in an even tighter re-run of the Brexit referendum.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Community palliative care team vital in supporting patients and their families

In this week’s column I wanted to tell you about our community palliative care team here at St Barnabas House, who plays a vital role in supporting the patients and families we care for.

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

VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Stop thinking about volunteering and do it!

With hundreds of roles available, suiting a whole range of interests and time commitments, there is no reason not to start your volunteering journey today.

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