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Finding hope in a bigger story

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

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Ed Cassidy

On Your Marks: Startling statistic opened my eyes

In my conversion with Ed Cassidy a senior manager in mental health commissioning for Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex CCGs (see last week’s column) he told me a startling statistic that approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime.

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Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

The light of truth

Advent Calendars have hit the high street in a big way as an attractive by-product of the Christmas shopping bonanza.

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Ed Cassidy, a senior manager in mental health commissioning for Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex CCGs

On Your Marks: Life is stressful, and we want to make it less so

In the first of these columns, I spoke to Dr Minesh Patel from the CCG, and something he said really resonated with me. He said that he had prescribed someone with anxiety and depression to do a parkrun - and it really helped.
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Katy Bourne

PCC's video log: Would you pay more to support policing in Sussex?

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has launched a county-wide consultation to ask the public if they would be prepared to pay more for policing in Sussex.

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On Your Marks: Lunges and skipping are my mortal enemies!

The first steps to my target to do a half marathon in six months are well and truly passed. I completed my first 5km run two weeks ago - The Poppy Run at Clapham Common.

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Rampion wind farm

Rampion announce a £4 million fund which will include supporting organisations working for benefit of Sussex people

Corporate social responsibility, as it is sometimes now termed, really began when Victorian industrialists started wanting to address the social ills of their age, including the poor living conditions of their workers.

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Rt Rev Mark Sowerby, Bishop of Horsham

Not as simple as good or bad

This coming Sunday the country will pause, and take stock of the sacrifice and ongoing dedication of many men and women in the service of their country.
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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

Back on track with Southern Railway

Having used this column to grapple for optimism, or bemoan the latest setback, I am delighted that the 09.17 Southern service has now left ‘hopeful’ and arrived at ‘resolution’. Yes, an end really is in sight for the terrible industrial relations afflicting Southern Rail.

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Debby Scott

On Your Marks: ‘It’s mostly a case of mind over matter’

At my first visit to the Tilgate parkrun (see last week’s column), I bumped into Debby Scott, who I knew through her husband James.

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Ready to run round Tilgate Lake

On Your Marks: First attempt at a parkrun did not go to plan, but what a great event

If you have followed my column, you will know I am targeting to run a half marathon in six month’s time.

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Community Champions with Rother Voluntary Action SUS-170623-115535001

Sara Lee Trust – Legacy of a local girl

If you live or work in Rother most likely you will have come across The Sara Lee Trust – you’ve probably walked past its shops, or perhaps even popped in to make a purchase or a donation. But how much do you know about the charity and its work?

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NHS staff must be protected at work

A positive event happened in Parliament last week: a debate which brought a rare consensus to the House of Commons chamber. 


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Latest advice from the PDSA

How to cope with pet blindness

A pet losing their sight is life-changing, both for them and their owners, yet with some adaptation they can often continue to lead normal, happy lives.

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Caught out! I here I am in snacking mode

On Your Marks: Don’t have a target weight, have a target waist size

It’s week two of my challenge to get fit and healthier and this week I am going to focus on diet.
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Microchipping is vital

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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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

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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