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SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Life and death – life after death

This is not comforting to write; it will not be comforting to read.

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Town crier Bob Smytherman and councillor Sean McDonald visit the Empty Plate Cafe and meet the volunteers

ROTARY ROUND-UP: Christmas coming to Empty Plate Café

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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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Show your support for appeal and help hospice provide care over Christmas

You may have recently received our St Barnabas House Christmas Appeal which we send out every December to households in the local area.

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Tim Loughton Skyping with a sixth form politics class at the Vernon High School in Sussex County, New Jersey, USA

TIM LOUGHTON: Britain in strong position to affect change

Thank you to all those constituents asking me to sign the Blue Belt Charter to help protect four million square kilometres of ocean around British overseas territories.

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Tim Drew

TIM DREW: Beware of online fraud over the festive period

This being my final column for this year, it represents an opportunity to pass on a few tips towards staying safe online as well as a brief review of the activities of Neighbourhood Watch and its associates during 2017.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Action needed to halt drug resistant bacteria

On Friday evening I spoke at a dinner of foreign policy and security experts in Washington DC. Usually issues such as the situation in the Middle East are discussed.

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VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Find an opportunity to lend a helping hand in the community

Here are just a few of the volunteering opportunities that are available in Littlehampton and the surrounding areas.

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The Let's Get You Home initiative will support people to return home quickly and safely

HEALTH AND CARE: Let the NHS get you home this winter

The local NHS in Coastal West Sussex is working together this winter to make sure that patients spend no longer than they need to in hospital.

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Rt Rev Richard Jackson, Bishop of Lewes

Finding hope in a bigger story

This year I saw the first Christmas TV ad on September 15th.

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

VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Lend a hand and help to make a difference

Every day charities and organisations make a difference to our community; the services they provide could be a lifeline to the people (and animals) around you.

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Cold weather increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, lung illnesses, flu and other diseases

HEALTH AND CARE: Stay warm to stay well this winter

Local doctors are encouraging everyone to take simple steps to stay warm and well this week, as temperatures are expected to drop tonight and stay low for the weekend.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Challenges and opportunities for hospices discussed at annual meeting

Our annual meeting took place last Tuesday and we were delighted to welcome Tracey Bleakley, chief executive of Hospice UK, to talk to attendees at St Barnabas House.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Concerns about school funding and standards

This week the Government announced significant new measures to improve mental health support for children and young people.

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Tim Loughton

TIM LOUGHTON: Brexit, babies, mental health and trains

Back to Westminster on Monday and more late nights for day four of the Brexit Bill as a stream of blurry-eyed MPs left the Commons after a series of votes just before 1am.

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Tim Drew

TIM DREW: Speedwatch helping to tackle driving offences

PCC Katy Bourne has congratulated all those involved in Community Speedwatch Online in Sussex on its recent success in obtaining the Lord Ferrers Award, which recognises the outstanding contribution of police volunteers.

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Ian Hart

IAN HART: They still don’t come any funnier than Eric and Ernie

A long plane journey has many facets, and among the more palatable aspects is the vast array of visual entertainment available whilst airborne.

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The Sir Robert Woodard Academy winning team

ROTARY ROUND-UP: Contest encourages communication skills

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: Giving and reaping

People who keep a journal or who write a diary have my admiration. I have enough difficulty living my working life, without taking the time to record reflections.

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

VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Help needed across the community

There are lots of volunteer roles that need filling in the area – why not start volunteering and find out what a difference you can make?

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Tim Drew

TIM DREW: Minimise the risk or consequence of theft

As we approach Advent, it’s worth remembering that December is the most common month for burglaries, with numbers peaking on December 23.

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