Branches join forces to raise awareness of condition AS

A joint meeting has been held in Yapton to raise awareness of the chronic condition AS, a form of inflammatory arthritis.

Sight Support Worthing and Stagecoach Worthing at the bus depot for the Swap With Me event. Picture: Derek Martin DM17629808a

Visually-impaired passengers swap with bus drivers

Bus drivers have been given the opportunity to experience first hand what it is like to travel as a passenger with sight difficulties.

Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Young adults are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged over 54, according to new research.

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Someone giving blood

NHS desperately needs blood donors

NHS Blood and Transplant is appealing for new blood donors, launching the #ImThere campaign in a bid to encourage people to register and start saving lives.

Staff at Western Sussex Eye Care centre at Southlands Hospital

New eye centre in Shoreham prepares to open its doors

A new purpose-built ophthalmology department opens its doors in Shoreham next week.

London to Brighton Bike Ride  Picture: John Nguyen/PA Wire

Pictures: London to Brighton Bike Ride

Former England footballer turned Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson was one of 14,700 cyclists to take on the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) iconic London to Brighton Bike Ride yesterday (Sunday, June 18).

A father and daughter at Home-Start Arun having completed the FRED programme.

Reading programme for dads launched

Home-Start Arun is celebrating its work with fathers and the introduction of a new programme specifically designed for dads.

A quarter of a million Brits have had cosmetic surgery

A quarter of a million Brits have had cosmetic surgery

Close to a quarter of a million Brits have undergone cosmetic surgery - at the age of 50 or over, it has emerged.

David Pool, far left, with his group of friends on the Annual South Downs Way Walk. Picture: Shirley Rushmer

Group with sight difficulties tackles 100-mile walk

The South Downs are special and what better way to appreciate the rolling hills than to walk the full length of the National Trail from Eastbourne to Winchester.

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Last year's Care Home Open Day at Westdene House in Worthing. Picture: Steve Robards SR1617185

Care homes welcome in the wider community

Friday is Care Home Open Day, which is designed to create a connection with the community.

Jo and Gareth Goddard with Evan and Dylan. Pictures: Stephen Goodger

Praise for ‘fantastic’ hospital staff after twins born eight-and-a-half weeks early

A mother has praised hospital staff for their ‘fantastic’ care after her twins were born eight-and-a-half weeks early.

Met Office pollen prediction

Warm weather brings ‘very high’ pollen count and problems for hay fever sufferers this week

There is a ‘very high’ pollen warning for Sussex today, Monday June 12, according to Met Office forecasts.

Eateries in the city will be encouraged to make their outside dining areas smoke-free

COUNTY NEWS: Plan to cut smoking outside pubs and restaurants

Restaurants and pubs could be encouraged to introduce smoke-free zones in their outdoor areas.

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Appeal to swap cars for bikes for Breathe Easy Week in West Sussex

The call has gone out to “help to keep West Sussex green and clean” by swapping their cars for bikes during next week’s Breathe Easy Week.

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Warning issued over children’s jewellery

Harmful amounts of heavy metals were discovered in children’s jewellery bought online.

Activities co-ordinator Wendy Bray works with Lavender Lodge residents on a craft activity. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks170942-2

Pamper and Sparkle boost for dementia activities

Working with people with dementia has changed Wendy Bray’s life.

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Firefighters unscrewing the window to free the trapped woman. All pictures Eddie Mitchell

Firefighters rescue ‘woman trapped behind door’ of Worthing home

Firefighters had to gain entry through a top floor window of a Worthing home to reportedly free a woman trapped behind a door.

Jean Krelle, 74, is now at home after her fall. Picture: Derek Martin

Gran waits an hour for ambulance with broken wrist

A grandmother who waited more than an hour for an ambulance with a broken wrist blamed the ‘people on top’ for not giving enough funding to the emergency services.

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Verity Davy has a tumour that could stop her heart at any time

COUNTY NEWS: Hope for little Verity whose heart could stop at any time

Two-year-old Verity’s heart might stop beating at any moment.

National Charity Partnership launches free online tool to help you get healthier this summer

National Charity Partnership launches free online tool to help you get healthier this summer

Sussex residents wanting to get healthier this summer now have extra support to achieve their goals thanks to a new, free online tool.

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