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TIM DREW: Police recruitment drive aims for diversity

Last Friday the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) announced that Sussex Police had re-opened officer recruitment.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Would you brave a firewalk or summit Mount Snowdon for St Barnabas House?

Did you know that only 21 per cent of the total cost of all the care provided by St Barnabas House, which is now over £6million each year, is paid for by statutory funding?

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Tim with Kym Marsh, Labour MP Sharon Hodgson and Andy Clark-Coates, one of the founders of Saying Goodbye

TIM LOUGHTON: Nominate your NHS champions for awards

On July 5, the NHS will celebrate its 70th birthday. Working alongside a range of partners, NHS England and NHS Improvement are putting together a programme of events to mark the milestone.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Britain should lead the fight against corruption

This week I spoke in a debate in the Commons on the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill. I made the case for action to tackle tax havens in the UK’s overseas territories, such as the British Virgin Islands.

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Ian Hart

IAN HART: The epitome of a pushy parent?

Anyone who is a parent will testify that it is not an easy job. And it doesn’t end when the youngsters reach adulthood.

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The Durrington High School team in the intermediate section of the Rotary Youth Speaks district semi-final

ROTARY ROUND-UP: Young people speak up for themselves

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

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Sir Peter Bottomley

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Roads and rails from Worthing to Westminster

The dominant memories in this week are faith related. Tim Loughton and I met by the queue outside St Matthew’s Church, in Tarring Road, Worthing, on Friday to be part of the prayer service led by the curate Sara-Jane Stevens.

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Pharmacists are a valuable first port of call for minor health concerns

HEALTH AND CARE: Parents urged to think pharmacist first

Did you know you could get more convenient and timely expert advice if your child has a minor illness by opting to go to their pharmacist first instead of the GP?

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Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

Recognising contributions to society

One of the big events coming up in Chichester is the ceremony in which Tim Peake will be granted the Freedom of the City.

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The Old Toll Bridge in Shoreham adorned with ribbons after the Shoreham Airshow crash

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Living with sudden death

In modern times, many do not face the death of a loved member of their family until late middle years.

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Tim Drew

TIM DREW: Agreement will help enhance collaboration

The draft version of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Sussex Police and Sussex Neighbourhood Watch Federation will shortly be available, along with the revised and simplified NHW Ethics and Standards Guidelines.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Development of our new therapy team

At St Barnabas House the wellbeing of the patients we care for is always at the heart of our service.

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

VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Could you find time to lend a hand?

It doesn’t have to be a whole day, it doesn’t even have to be every week, but if you have some time to spare then local organisations would love to have you involved!

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Rotary clubs regularly go on litter picks in the countryside and along the beaches

ROTARY ROUND-UP: What a busy half-term week

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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Ian Hart

IAN HART: BBC hypocrisy is wearing a little thin

Clearly, by its very nature, news is there to be reported by all the various media outlets, and there will always be organisations that will sensationalise.

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A list of 33 illnesses which can be treated using over-the-counter medicines has been compiled

HEALTH AND CARE: Views sought on over-the-counter medicines

This week we want to hear from people about potential changes to the types of medicines that can be purchased over the counter.

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Tim still thinks the proposed development at New Monks Farm will cause chaos on the A27

TIM LOUGHTON: Not convinced about impact of development

Last week I took the opportunity to visit the Southampton branch of IKEA to meet senior managers and grill them about how on earth they think a new store at New Monks Farm won’t completely snarl up the A27.

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Ashley Highfield, CEO of Johnston Press Newspapers

Ashley Highfield: MPs need to vote against ‘harmful, backdoor threat to local and regional papers’

Last week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press. It is very much to be welcomed. There are real, long-term challenges facing our industry – not least the role of the role of the tech giants, Facebook and Google, who hoover up most ad revenue – profiting from journalism they do not produce - and preventing publishers from generating a fair return on their content.

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Tim Drew

TIM DREW: Neighbourhood Watch more important than ever

Domestic burglary has risen by more than 30 per cent according to the latest police recorded figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Social media cannot be a platform for hate

On Monday I attended a planning inquiry about proposed new housing in Hassocks to make the case that local people should be deciding where development goes through their neighbourhood plan.

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