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ROTARY ROUND-UP: Busy year ahead with lots of events

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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Tim Drew

TIM DREW: Metal theft is still a problem despite decrease

Metal theft continues to pose a significant problem in the UK, with an estimated cost to the UK economy of £770million according to the Association of Chief Police Officers.

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VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Wonderful things happen in your community every day – could you be a part of it?

Have you ever thought about all the wonderful things that happen in your neighbourhood?

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Take part in a challenging new off-road cycling event to raise money for hospice

January is a time of year for new plans and new challenges.

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The CCGs constitution is built on the NHS constitution

HEALTH AND CARE: Feedback invited on our constitution

Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group – the NHS organisation responsible for planning and buying health services for the population – is reviewing and updating its constitution.

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Tim Loughton

TIM LOUGHTON: Sensible suggestions to traffic problems

Well done to Sompting councillors Anne Godley and George Barton for organising a very successful public meeting on the longstanding congestion problems in and around West Street, the historic part of the village.

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The Equitable Life scandal in numbers

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Health, social and spiritual care

This week may appear to be dominated by rail talks, deliberate disruption added to unacceptable unreliability caused by equipment and infrastructure failures and by announcements on the principles and aims in the necessary cooperative talks on how to leave the European Union.

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Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

The potential of life, individually and collectively

Because I’m fairly disorganised, I reckon it’s still not too late to make some new year resolutions.

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Blaise is trying to keep on the straight and narrow

I'm going off my trolley with insane dieting advice

Over the years I have come up with a variety of strategies to cope with the tedium of frequent visits to the supermarket.
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VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Want to make 2017 a great year? Start by giving up some of your time

Many people makes changes at the start of the new year, often by ditching the unhealthy diets or joining a gym; but this year could you make a change by donating some of your spare time to a local organisation or charity?

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Ian Hart

IAN HART: Redevelopment offers opportunity for a landmark building

The ‘hot potato’ that is the Aquarena redevelopment by Roffey Homes reaches another stage next week, with another hearing of the planning committee for the revised proposals.

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Tim Drew

TIM DREW: Take part in survey to help fight fraud

Did you know that 20 per cent of the population of Sussex is aged 65 and over and that the biggest population increase is in the over 85s?

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Scheme awarded national quality standard for mentoring and befriending projects

I am delighted to be able to tell you that St Barnabas House was recently awarded the Approved Provider Standard (APS) in mentoring and befriending for our successful Community Companions project.

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Shoppers in Goring gather to hear the children of Elm Grove Primary School sing carols

ROTARY ROUND-UP: New year’s resolutions? Rotary ticks all the boxes

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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Pharmacists are trained to give advice and treatment for a wide range of minor ailments

HEALTH AND CARE: Help support NHS by using services sensibly

As you will have seen across the news nationally, health services across England are under huge pressure.

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Sing For Better Health in Brighton

New years bring new beginnings

A new year marks a time when many people redouble their efforts to get fit and stay fit.

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Tim Loughton

TIM LOUGHTON: Sad start to the year for Adur district

It has been a sad start to 2017 for Adur with the loss of two valued community figures.

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Sir Peter Bottomley with a friend at The Lamb, Angmering

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Goodwill and trains

It is enjoyable and important to join community and church events; this can include contributing to raffles and other draws.

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A deserted station during rush hour this morning

COMMENT: Sussex commuters left to suffer Southern rail Groundhog Day

It is fair to say that tens of thousands of ordinary Sussex folk are currently enduring a very dark version of Groundhog Day.

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Blaise Tapp is off to the pub

Don’t let the great British pub dry up

We are regularly told that January is the most miserable month of the lot: 31 short days and long cold nights when very few of us have any cash and are full of self-loathing.

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