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Diary of a Sussex ‘newbie’ - The Critters

My new friend is the very lovely and oh so greatly appreciated pest control man.

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MPs Jeremy Quin, Nick Herbert, Sir Nicholas Soames, Richard Benyon and Chris Davies at the South of England Show on Friday

NICK HERBERT: Rail services situation is totally unacceptable

This week the House of Commons has been voting on Brexit. I have voted to reject the Lord’s amendments to the Bill. My position remains that the referendum result must be respected.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Could you support St Barnabas House by holding a Big Get Together this summer?

I hope you’ve all been making the most of the splendid weather we’ve had over the last couple of weeks. It’s at times like these I feel really glad to be living on the south coast!

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Ian Hart

IAN HART: Is Love Island a sad indictment of society?

ITV’s latest reality television offering, Love Island, appears to have polarised the nation.

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Picture from Tim Loughton's trip to Israel and the West Bank

TIM LOUGHTON: Peace in the West Bank seems as far away as ever

I spent the short Whitsun recess with the humanitarian aid group Medical Aid for Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank seeing at first hand the plight of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories.

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Rotarian Valerie Trevor gives a child a 'purple pinkie' to signify that they have received the polio immunisation

ROTARY ROUND-UP: Rotarian’s experience of the polio fight

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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Sir Peter Bottomley

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Bind us together with love

During the debates and decisions on how best to build our future outside the European Union, I do my best to reduce the consequences of the intensity of feelings.

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Tim Drew

TIM DREW: ‘Don’t miss a trick, be scam aware’

June is Scams Awareness Month, which is an annual opportunity to raise awareness and take a stand against the crimes and predatory practices which affect millions of people.

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Carers Week aims to raise awareness of caring and the challenges carers face

HEALTH AND CARE: Thank you to those caring for a loved one

This week is Carers Week across the country, and NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group is taking the opportunity to say thank you.

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Volunteer Awards, Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre, June 6th 2018.??� Pete Edgeler, Used with permission. Some of the outstanding volunteers at The Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre outside the Fairmile Caf�.

Toovey’s: Volunteers celebrated at Amberley Museum

Last week I was invited to present a series of awards to some of the outstanding volunteers at the Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre to coincide with national volunteers’ week.

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Dr Rob Marshall, media adviser to Chichester Diocese and contributor to Radio 4 Thought for the Day

Called to be together

Russia has been embroiled in so much controversy lately it’s hard to believe that stadia across that country will soon be hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Kevin Richmond, CEO, Sussex Community Foundation

Volunteering is about so much more than the fiscal value it represents

According to 2017 Office of National Statistics figures, volunteering contributes an estimated £22.6 billion to the UK economy each year.
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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Interim timetable has created more disruption

This week I wrote to the Transport Secretary about the appalling state of the rail service as a result of the new timetable.

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The August bank holiday procession and carnival is one of the main Rotary events

ROTARY ROUND-UP: Looking back at a year of events

This week, Kim Woodley, from the Rotary Club of Worthing, gives an update on the latest and future goings-on.

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Ian Hart

IAN HART: Britain’s Got Talent result is a real lift for the nation

In troubled times of rising knife crime, trade disputes and Brexit, Simon Cowell and ITV came up with a perfect fillip for the country on Sunday night, with the Britain’s Got Talent final.

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Tim Drew

TIM DREW: Continuing to build safer communities

National Neighbourhood Watch week this year runs from Saturday, June 16 to Sunday, June 24 and its members are being asked how our movement continues to help build safer and stronger communities over the next three years and beyond.

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Tim Loughton

TIM LOUGHTON: Chaos has ensued with reduced rail services

As I write, Parliament has been back for just two days after the short Whitsun recess and we have already covered the Ivory Bill, banning the import of fur products, the US trade war, the anomaly that now exists in Ireland over abortion and the latest shambles over GTR trains, again. Plenty to catch up with even without Brexit where the Withdrawal Bill returns to the Commons next week.

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Sir Peter Bottomley

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Do justice, love kindness, walk humbly

Were I to try to draft a memoir for my family, it might be titled Listen, Think, Act? Reflecting on another week, I realise how much I gain by being present at a variety of events.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Recognising the contribution of people who give up their time during Volunteers’ Week

This week has been a time of celebration for us at St Barnabas House as we have been marking Volunteers’ Week by recognising the contribution of all our wonderful, dedicated volunteers, without whom we simply would not be able to continue providing our quality care services for local people.

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The screening test is relatively simple, takes about five minutes and is performed by the practice nurse at your GP surgery.

HEALTH AND CARE: Calling all women... time to get checked

Every day nine women in the UK are diagnosed with cervical cancer and three women will lose their lives to the disease.

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