Tips for passengers in bid to cut suicide rates

Train passengers have been given tips to improve their listening skills in a bid to reduce the number of suicides.

BREAKING NEWS: NHS probes Crawley health services

BREAKING NEWS: NHS probes Crawley health services

An investigation has been launched by the NHS into the authority which runs health services in Crawley.

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Doctor quits top health authority post

Health authority boss Dr Amit Bhargava has resigned as chief clinical officer of the Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group.

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Beryl Bailey, 87, says she has a nice little life but does not meet other people like herself

Befriending service expands to meet high demand

When you are alone in the world, who do you turn to?


NHS places Horsham and Mid Sussex health group in ‘special measures’

A group responsible for planning, buying and monitoring local health services - Horsham and Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group - has been placed in ‘special measures’ by NHS England.

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9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

Nine lifestyle and environmental changes starting in childhood could prevent a third of dementia cases according to an international study.

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The summer grants will be used to deliver a variety of community projects

Faecal bacteria found in ice at McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King

Ice served in drinks at the three biggest fast food chains in the UK has been found to contain faecal bacteria.

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Children at the school in Rukungiri

Afternoon tea supporting work in Uganda

A family group is preparing for a trip to Uganda to work with disabled children.

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Barnham Community Trust chairman Terry Bedford with Mrs Kathy Whitby, who heads the Wednesday Coffee Morning Team

Barnham hall users fund defibrillator

People using Barnham Community Hall have raised money to buy a defibrillator.

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Doritos recalled over allergy fears

Two pack sizes of Doritos have been recalled by their manufacturer due to allergy concerns.

Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

The number of children getting just 60 minutes of daily physical activity has dropped by almost half, Public Health England has revealed.

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GP surgeries could open at evenings and weekends

GP surgeries could open at evenings and weekends

Proposals are being considered to extend opening hours at local doctors’ surgeries at weekends and evenings.

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The Stockbridge Road crossing, where the new technology will be introduced as well as at Basin Road crossing

New mobile phone alerts to stop near misses at Chichester crossings

People distracted by their mobiles near Chichester crossings will soon receive an alert on their phones as part of a pioneering new scheme.

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John Gooderham, who lives in Billingshurst, has been calling for radiotherapy services to be based in West Sussex

Progress on new cancer treatment unit ‘nothing short of scandalous’

Inaction over creating a cancer treatment unit in West Sussex has been branded ‘nothing short of scandalous’.

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Priory Park by Benjamin Graham SUS-170522-133031001

Dog ban in Priory Park remains under new powers to fine

The ban on dogs in Priory Park and Bishop’s Palace Gardens will continue, despite strong support for change from some residents.

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Tesco withdraws salads due to food poisoning bug

Tesco has recalled two chicken salads because it contains the food bug Campylobacter.

Natalie Barker loves working at St Richard's Hospital but is angry at the Government's 1 per cent pay cap

‘I have held dying patients’ hands while my wage is being cut,’ says St Richard’s nurse angry at Government pay cap

A St Richard’s Hospital nurse says she has been ‘overwhelmed’ by the response to a Facebook post of her fury at the Government voting to keep the public sector workers’ pay cap.

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Call for a review of town’s blood-test service

A call for a review of ‘poor’ phlebotomy services at Horsham Hospital has gone out from a leading health watchdog.

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Dozens of new ambulances on order

Forty-two new ambulances are on order for South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb),

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Children’s drink recalled from Sainbury’s due to insufficient sterilisation

Alpro has recalled its Alpro Growing Up Drink (1-3+yrs 1 litre UHT pack) because of insufficient sterilisation..

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