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Casualty star Emily helps the hospice

Local actress, 13 year old Emily Carey, has kindly donated signed cast cards and rare Casualty memorabilia from the set to St Michael’s Hospice.

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Calls to strip Coperforma of Sussex patient transport service contract

Embattled patient transport service provider Coperforma should be stripped of its contract, one union has suggested.

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Charity appeals for specialists to help create therapeutic gardens

The Sara Lee Trust is seeking imaginative garden specialists to help create therapeutic gardens for its new Therapy Centre.

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Dental survey

Tooth decay ‘acceptable for children’ in South-East

Almost a quarter of parents in the South-East think that it is acceptable for a child to have experienced tooth decay before they have reached their teenage years.

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Family’s bid to raise awareness of meningitis in dad’s memory

Huw Merriman MP has pledged his support to a family’s campaign to raise awareness of the risks of bacterial meningitis in memory of popular Bexhill hairdresser and Battle resident Gaylord Howlett, who sadly died from bacterial meningitis in May this year.

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Friends of Conquest Hospital donate six-figure record sum

The Friends of the Conquest charity gave the hospital a record £260,000 to spend on vital new equipment, facilities and services for patients, their families and other visitors in 2015-2016.

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NHS remind people to stock up on medication

Doctors across Sussex are calling for people to check their medication and make sure you have enough of your repeat prescriptions to last over the August bank holiday weekend.

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Damning report is ‘shot in the arm’ that Brighton hospital needs

There is no quick fix for the ‘stark’ situation at the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH), but the damning CQC report which branded the hospital ‘inadequate’ should be ‘the shot in the arm’ needed to kick start improvements.

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How much sunshine can your skin stand?

Although sunlight boosts our mood and is good for us in small doses, too much exposure can lead to serious long-term consequences, including skin cancer as well as damage to your eyes.

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Care charity appeals for new trustees to join up

Local charity the Association of Carers is looking for new trustees with a range of skills and experience.

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Brave Bexhill girl awarded for saving her great-grandfather

An eight-year-old girl has been recognised for her brave actions in helping save her great-grandfather’s life when he collapsed at his Bexhill home.

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Mum helps youngsters with painful condition

A local mum who launched a charity earlier this year has just returned from a week in Utah where she took a group of young adults to a special camp for children with neurofibromatosis.

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Care provider gives dehydration advice

With more warm weather predicted this weekend people are being encouraged to drink plenty of water to stay healthy and avoid dehydration.

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Sussex to benefit from new diabetes prevention campaign

Sussex to benefit from new diabetes prevention campaign

People in the South-East at greatest risk of developing Type 2 diabetes are set to benefit from increased help to avoid the disease.

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Coperforma suspends six staff working in Sussex patient transport service

Coperforma has suspended six staff working on its Sussex patient transport service contract.

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Product recall

Metal flakes found in supermarket puddings

Supermarket chains Sainsbury’s and Morrisons have been forced to recall chilled desserts after the manufacturer reported that they could contain flakes of metal.

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Union to ballot patient transport service staff on strike action

Staff working in Sussex’s patient transport service could strike in September over an estimated total of £45,000 unpaid back-pay.

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Sussex ambulance service agrees to joint working with neighbouring trust

Sussex’s ambulance service has agreed to formal collaborative working with a neighbouring trust covering Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, and Oxfordshire.

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Sussex parents warned about the dangers of the giant hogweed

A warning has been issued about keeping clear of the invasive weed giant hogweed which can damage skin.

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Supermarket recalls nut product because of presence of... nuts

Waitrose has recalled a peanuts and raisins product because of the undeclared presence of nuts.

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