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Fillings could be bad for your health

Having more than eight fillings could raise blood mercury levels two-and-a-half times - increasing the risk of brain, heart and kidney disease, a study shows.

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Obese children more likely to struggle at school

Obese children ‘more likely to struggle at school’

Britain’s obesity epidemic is damaging children’s intelligence, suggests new research.

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NHS to place Sussex ambulance service in ‘special measures’

Sussex’s ambulance service is set to be placed in ‘special measures’ by NHS Improvement following an ‘inadequate’ rating by health regulators.

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(Left to right) Leland Chapman, five, Delisha Chapman, four, Bryan Chapman, six and Colin Chapman. 

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COUNTY NEWS: Thousands raised for dream trip after mum’s sudden cancer death

It was meant to be the Chapman’s first holiday abroad after mum Samantha was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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GMB protests in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-160920-151910008

First batch of unpaid wages delivered to patient transport staff

The first batch of unpaid wages owed to staff working in Sussex’s patient transport service have been received.

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More young women are experiencing back pain

More young women suffering serious back pain

High heels, heavy handbags and housework could be behind young women suffering serious back pain while still in their 20s, suggests new research.

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Emergency services on the scene in Horsham

Worthing man injured in car park fall

A man from Worthing was hospitalised after falling from the top of a two-storey car park.

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Emergency services outside the car park

UPDATE: Man falls from two-storey car park in Horsham

Police have confirmed that a man fell from the top of a two-storey car park in Horsham town centre yesterday afternoon.

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JPCT 130514 S14209995x Glebe Surgery, Storrington -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140513-132208001

Plans for new Storrington doctors’ surgery submitted

Plans for a new doctors’ surgery for Storrington have been submitted to Horsham District Council.

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Election count. Sir Peter Bottomley - West Worthing. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150805-130839008

Worthing MP welcomes suspension of junior doctors’ strikes

The suspension of strike action planned by junior doctors has been welcomed by Worthing West MP Sir Peter Bottomley.

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A junior doctors' strike at Worthing Hospital earlier this year

Doctor strike suspension a ‘huge relief to thousands of patients’

The Patients Association has welcomed the news from The British Medical Association today announcing an end to the planned series of junior doctor strikes.

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Stoptober starts on October 1

South East smoking rates the lowest on record

Sales of cigarettes fell by 12 per cent across the South and South East between December 2014 and November 2015.

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Junior doctors on the picket line earlier this year outside Chichester's St. Richard's Hospital

Junior doctor strikes called off

The British Medical Association has announced a suspension of further junior doctor strikes across England.

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JPCT 050812 S14321443x Horsham. Courtyard practice, London Road -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140508-110149001

Two Horsham GP surgeries to ‘work in partnership’

Two Horsham GP surgeries are set to ‘work in partnership’ to improve the range of services both practices can provide.

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Have you noticed the smell in Horsham?

Hold your nose - mystery smell hangs over Horsham

Mystery surrounds an unpleasant smell wafting across Horsham today (Thursday September 22).

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Coperforma protest by the GMB at  Brighton

Coperforma to pay outstanding wages for patient transport drivers - union

Coperforma has agreed to settle unpaid wages to drivers affected by the collapse of a Sussex patient transport service sub-contractor earlier this month.

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Coperforma protest by the GMB at  Brighton

Coperforma ‘not on brink of financial collapse’

The company running patient transport services in Sussex is ‘not on the brink of financial collapse’, it said in a statement today (Wednesday September 21).

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DM16144609a.jpg Holly Hinvest 7, has had private ballet lessons after being diagnosed with Leukaemia. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160918-203636008

Boost for little ballerina battling cancer

A little girl who has undergone a harrowing cancer ordeal has had a new spring put in her step - thanks to an ‘inspirational’ dance teacher.

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Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

England now has twice as many ex-smokers as smokers, according to health officials.

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Spar Midget Gems contaminated with splinters of wood

Spar Midget Gems contaminated with splinters of wood

Convenience chain Spar, with stores across Sussex, has removed packs of its own brand Midget Gems because it may contain splinters of wood.

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