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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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Ian Hart

IAN HART: Time to look outside the box to solve vandalism?

It was somewhat ironic that in the week that we said goodbye to Amanda Clare, an individual who spent her entire career in public life championing the rights of the underprivileged locally, we witnessed some of the worst vandalism committed on Broadwater Green in recent years.

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The three winners of the Young Chef Competition (left to right): first, Zoe White; second, Lauren Kilpatrick; and third, Abbey West. Behind are those who assisted and supported: Louise Stewart, teaching assistant; Chris Frampton, teacher of food technology; Jeremy Flaskett, president of West Worthing Rotary Club; Peter Byrne, head teacher; Mark Brocklehurst, of The Empty Plate Caf�; and Sue Virgo, youth services officer for Worthing Rotary Club

ROTARY ROUND-UP: Students show cooking skills in competition

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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The 'Shake ups' are available online and feature characters from Cars 3, Moana, Frozen Fever, Zootropolis, Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book

HEALTH AND CARE: Get children moving this half-term

Children across West Sussex are being given a shake-up, with a little help from Disney, over the half-term holiday next week.

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Tim Loughton

TIM LOUGHTON: Lucky to have such a fantastic hospital

Last week was a busy one for me both in Parliament and the constituency as my Private Member’s Bill finally came up for its second reading last Friday – my Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Death (Registration Etc.) Bill.

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Sir Peter Bottomley

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Treat passengers as full members of society

The special letters that come by post or by email stand out. Every week I am prompted to think more clearly, to act more vigorously and to commit myself more fully to working for common sense, for justice and for a better life for constituents, for people around our country and for fellow humans abroad.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Care also available in patients’ own homes

When talking to people in our local community who haven’t directly come into contact with our care services, I often have conversations with those who believe we only provide care at the hospice itself.

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Tim Drew

TIM DREW: New approach needed to deal with drug dealing

A move away from criminalising drug dealing in favour of a legally regulated approach was strongly advocated in a presentation by Neil Woods at the Ardington Hotel on Thursday evening.

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

VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Good for you and good for others

Volunteering your time can be a great way to help your local community, but it is also good for your own wellbeing; providing opportunities to socialise, gain new skills and experiences and have fun.

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