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Tesco to offer free fruit to children in healthy eating push

Supermarket chain Tesco has announced that it is to offer free fruit to children while their parents are shopping in store.

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Product recall

Plastic shards found in packets of Fridge Raiders

Mattessons Fridge Raiders snacks are being recalled for fear they may contain pieces of plastic.

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Sussex patient transport service vehicles before Coperforma took over the contract

Dispute over back pay in patient transport service could lead to industrial action

Back pay owed to staff working in Sussex’s patient transport service could lead to industrial action.

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Product recall

Protein shakes recalled over allergy risk

A health product manufacturer is recalling a batch of protein shakes because they contain potential allergens not mentioned on the label.

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Marianne Griffiths (right), chief executive of Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and Mike Viggers, chairman

Hospital trust in A&E top four despite £4.8m deficit

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust celebrated outstanding clinical results for the past financial year at its annual general meeting on Thursday, despite a £4.8 million deficit due to staff shortages.

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Jess Ritchie with her dog Tessa (SWNS)

Animal lover films herself in sweltering car to show how dogs suffer

An animal lover has filmed a video of herself suffering the same shocking effects as dogs which are left in cars on hot days in a hard-hitting warning to pet owners.

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Bednest crib

COUNTY NEWS: Crib type linked to seven-week-old death found in charity shop

A Bednest bedside crib, of the type that has been linked to the death of a baby last year by the West Sussex Coroner, has been found for sale in a charity shop without essential safety modifications.

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Kimberley Rollason and Brian Clarke. Picture: Derek Martin

Disabled patient ‘so scared’ over GP practice closure

A disabled woman who is protesting the closure of her GP practice in Littlehampton said she is ‘so scared’ for the 7,500 people affected.

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Worthing Churches Homeless Projects has been awarded the money from the Big Lottery Fund to reduce homelessness through its Littlehampton Community Homelessness Project. 
Simon Nixon, Rosie Morse, Anesta Joseph, Fran Johnston, Ted Stoner, Karen Foster, Jill Burgess, Colin Cox

Homeless charity’s delight at £322k Lottery grant

Work to help reduce homelessness in Littlehampton can continue thanks to a Lottery grant of £322,545.

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A&E demand prompts appeal from Sussex NHS Trust

A sharp rise in temperatures saw the busiest day of the year at A&E departments in Worthing and Chichester last weekend.

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South East Coast Ambulance Service crew

‘Warning notice’ for Sussex ambulance service

Sussex’s ambulance service has been issued with a warning notice by health regulators after an inspection in May.

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New campaign

Over 50s targeted in lung cancer awareness campaign

Around 5,253 people are diagnosed with lung cancer each year in the South-East.

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Actor Sam Coleman cuts the ribbon with Dr Rick Fraser,  Clinical Director of Children and Young Peoples Services at Sussex Partnership. SUS-161207-130841001

COUNTY NEWS: Game of Thrones actor opens new Sussex drop-in centre

A brand new drop-in service for young people in Sussex was officially opened by Game of Thrones actor Sam Coleman.

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Families in the South East are putting off difficult conversations about ageing, charity says

Families in the South East are putting off difficult conversations about ageing, charity says

The charity Independent Age is warning that people are failing to plan ahead for family members who are getting old.

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Two out of five parents in the South East give their children too many sugary drinks

Many under 5s are at risk from tooth decay, according to a survey published by charity Action for Children.

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Paul, a Sompting Big Local Volunteer, carrying out the fortnightly Guardian check on the new defibrillator on the western wall of St Peters Church, Bowness Avenue, before reporting back to Heartsafe/SECAMB.

Free training offered to help you save a life

Sompting villagers are being offered training in how to use new life-saving equipment.

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Huge food poisoning outbreak could have been caused by salad

Huge food poisoning outbreak could have been caused by salad

More than 100 people have become ill in an E.coli outbreak thought to have been sparked by salad leaves.

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POLL: Do you agree with the junior doctors’ decision over a new contract?

junior doctors have rejected a contract with the Government, opening up the possibility of more industrial action.

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Junk free TV

Call for junk food TV ban to halt childhood obesity

People in the South-East are being urged to back a drive to help tackle rising levels of childhood obesity, launched by Cancer Research UK today (Tuesday July 5).

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Patient transport service vehicles used by SECAmb before the contract was taken over by Coperforma

Coperforma branded ‘incompetent’ over patient transport service

Coperforma was accused of ‘incompetence’ and told its patient transport service was ‘chaotic’ by county councillors this week.

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