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ROTARY ROUND-UP: Moving out for a bit

This week, Gerald Illsley, from the Rotary Club of Worthing Steyne, gives an update on the latest and future goings-on.

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VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Got some spare time to lend a hand? Do it!

If you’ve been thinking about volunteering, today is the perfect time to do something about it.

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Tim Loughton

TIM LOUGHTON: Simple changes needed to investigate stillbirths

Last week was National Baby Loss Awareness week and we marked the occasion in Parliament with a very well informed debate, and a number of events including some very moving testimonies from women who have lost children through stillbirth or in the early weeks after being born.

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Tim Drew

TIM DREW: Initiative to help tackle rise in hate crime

This week is National Hate Crime Awareness Week, a national initiative which aims to raise awareness of and support those affected by hate crime.

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Sir Peter Bottomley

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: This week and thirty years ago

It is difficult, emotionally and with a recognition of what can be printed in an article for a family newspaper, to describe in any detail the content of the speeches of colleagues about the appalling treatment and experiences of the Rohingya in Rakhine state, Myanmar/Burma.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Networking lunch helps build closer ties with businesses

Recently we held a networking event at Ricardo in Shoreham, attended by a number of local businesses and public figures.

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An easy guide to breast screening has been produced and can be downloaded from the CCG website

HEALTH AND CARE: Support women with learning disabilities to take care of their breasts

This week we take a pause on our articles about the seasonal flu campaign to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Busy week ahead across the constituency

It’s another busy week at Westminster and in the constituency. On Monday I submitted my formal response to Highways England’s consultation on the Arundel bypass, in which I argued that an ‘offline’ bypass must go ahead.

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Microchipping is vital

How to keep your pet safe as evenings get darker

With fewer daylight hours at this time of year, it’s a good idea to take extra precautions to keep our pets safe.

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Having my blood pressure taken - which turned out to be good!

On Your Marks: My struggle for fitness and better health starts here

Sussex Sports Editor Mark Dunford is taking on a challenge to get healthier and fitter. Here he starts with a health check.
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Katy Bourne

Sussex PCC’s video log: Working together is key to fighting anti-social behaviour

Filmed ahead of the Police & Crime Commissioner's ‘Listen Live: Partners Together’ crime summit this video examines anti-social behaviour in Hastings and Rother, and some of the great partnership work which is taking place in the area to tackle it.
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Tim Drew

TIM DREW: Campaign urges drivers to check tyres monthly

October is National Tyre Safety Month and Tyresafe, one of the UK’s leading tyre safety organisations, is focusing this year’s campaign on the need to carry out monthly checks to ensure that your tyres comply with legal requirements – reinforcing it with the message that £600million is wasted yearly on fuel costs by driving with under-inflated tyres.

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

VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Could your skills or experiences help?

The skills and experiences that you already have could make a massive difference to a charity or community group near you.

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The flu vaccination is offered to those who are at an increased risk from the effects of flu

HEALTH AND CARE: Campaign launched to help protect the most vulnerable this winter

This week people are being urged to make sure they are protected against flu, as the NHS launches its national Stay Well This Winter campaign.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Mental health summit for young people

As a local MP I hold regular constituency ‘surgeries’, usually on a Friday when the House of Commons isn’t sitting, where people can meet me to discuss issues of concern.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Addressing common misconceptions about our services

This week is Hospice Care Week, the annual celebration of hospice care in the UK which aims to raise awareness of the services we provide.

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Residents and staff at Care for Veterans with Rotarians at a recent darts night

ROTARY ROUND-UP: Monthly darts match with war veterans

This week, David Chapman, from the Rotary Club of West Worthing, gives an update on the latest and future goings-on.

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Ian Hart

IAN HART: Will incident stop people entering public office?

Forgive the cliché, but with Vino Vinojan, what you see is what you get.

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Tim at the unveiling of the new bench on Lancing Beach Green in memory of Wendy Grey

TIM LOUGHTON: Memorial bench offers place for reflection

Parliament returned last week after the conference recess and I should think that no one was more relieved to see that behind her than the Prime Minister.

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The Southern Water legal team in the Great Hall at the Palace of Westminster

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: The choice: uniting or splitting?

As local MPs, Tim Loughton and I work together in the West Sussex constituencies for the good of our public services and the businesses that maintain high levels of employment and the shared economic prosperity.

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