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How to keep your pet safe as evenings get darker

With fewer daylight hours at this time of year, it’s a good idea to take extra precautions to keep our pets safe.

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Having my blood pressure taken - which turned out to be good!

On Your Marks: My struggle for fitness and better health starts here

Sussex Sports Editor Mark Dunford is taking on a challenge to get healthier and fitter. Here he starts with a health check.
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Katy Bourne

Sussex PCC’s video log: Working together is key to fighting anti-social behaviour

Filmed ahead of the Police & Crime Commissioner's ‘Listen Live: Partners Together’ crime summit this video examines anti-social behaviour in Hastings and Rother, and some of the great partnership work which is taking place in the area to tackle it.
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Lowering the voting age will truly help young people make their mark

I never miss the opportunity to encourage young people in schools and colleges across the constituency to find their voice.

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Just a Thought wiith the Bishop of Chichester SUS-171110-140358001

The sounds of the Earth

Even though there’s masses of open countryside in Sussex, the sound of contemporary technology is never far away.

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Bexhill Caring Community - providing support for 50 years

Volunteer organisations are the life blood of a community, plugging the gaps between health and social care by providing practical support on the ground. But much of what they do is under the radar of most people so it may surprise you to learn that there is an organisation in Bexhill that has been supporting the community for over 50 years.

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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

Use your voice to keep us on track

Making your voice heard is not just about voting in elections but continuously driving your elected representatives with your opinions and ideas to influence what we do.

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Blaise Tapp

Opinion: Rules are rules when it comes to uniforms

As somebody who adopts a permanently dishevelled look, I really don’t have much room to talk about the appearance of others.

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Rt Reverend Richard Jackson, Bishop of Lewes

Rejoicing in our shared humanity

I have been fortunate recently to attend events organised by followers of other faiths.

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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

Why the EU Withdrawal Bill got my vote

With the referendum result being won by the majority who voted to leave the EU, and with 492 out of 650 MPs voting to trigger Article 50 earlier this year, we are now in to the mechanics of leaving the EU and negotiating a new relationship with our EU partners and other countries across the world.

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Katy Bourne

Katy Bourne’s September video log: First Sussex-wide service for victims of stalking

A support service for victims of stalking in Sussex is to be commissioned by Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne following the success of a pilot project in Brighton & Hove to understand the demand for specialist support.

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The late Duke of Richmond and Gordon with his wife the Duchess

An extraordinary and wonderful man

It is with great sorrow that we have heard the news that His Grace the Duke of Richmond and Gordon died on 1st September, after a short illness.

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Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

Education to nurture virtue

It’s been a rather typical English summer.
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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

Cycling around the constituency

At the start of the summer, I set out to visit much of the two hundred square miles of the constituency on my bike. Six weeks on, and with Parliament sitting again next week, I have visited many of the jewels across the constituency and spent time with constituents who do so much for their community.

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Gauging the Health and Wellness of Ageing Parents

Welcome to the latest edition of Senior Snippets: the monthly advisory column with the older members of our community in mind, brought to you by Caroline Aherne, Director of Home Instead Senior Care in Bexhill.

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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

Inspired by young people at the Hive

Last Friday, I walked down the road from my constituency office to the Bexhill Hive - Bexhill’s new hub for creative learning and development for young people and adults.

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The Brighton Pebbles group

Supporting parents across the county

Most new parents have had The Panic

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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

The wheels of regeneration keep turning in Bexhill and Battle

During the summer recess, I’m aiming to cover much of the 200 square miles of constituency on my bike. This would be a leisurely exercise were we to be living in the Cambridgeshire Fens. However, our beautiful hills present more of challenge but it allows me to see parts of the constituency which are less accessible by car.

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Alexia Rowley

COLUMN: Why parents are the bright future of our workforce

Alexia Rowley on why parenthood improves your performance at work.

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Cybercrime

COMMENT: Hidden threat of cybercrime under the radar – but no longer

The humble bobby on the beat is the traditional symbol of security.

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