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Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.

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Horsham town centre. Photo by Eddie Mitchell.

Men and women in Horsham living longer than ever

Men and women in Horsham are living longer than ever before, according to new life expectancy data from the Office of National Statistics.

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Clare Rixon, centre, with supporters of Marathon in a Day. Picture: Derek Martin DM17735585a

Festive running challenge receives global support

People from all over the world have signed up for a festive virtual running challenge, organised by a Worthing marathon runner and her coach in aid of Mind.

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Sussex Services For Autism has been running a Christmas appeal to bring a little cheer to families with vulnerable individuals

Appeal to bring Santa home

Christmas can be an overwhelming experience for some children and visiting Santa’s grotto can be particularly challenging for those with autism or mental health conditions.

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GP ‘hubs’ launched in new health service shake-up

GP ‘hubs’ launched in new health service shake-up

A new shake-up of health services is being made across Horsham, Crawley and Mid Sussex.

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How to keep warm and keep well as winter takes a hold

How to keep warm and keep well as winter takes a hold

With the arrival of very cold weather over the past weekend and the likelihood of more to come over the winter, NHS Choices has advice on keeping warm and keeping well.

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Co-op Nyetimber Lane manager Daniel Hibbs, centre, presents the cheque to volunteer Margaret Russell and trustee Maureen Jenkins from 4Sight Vision Support, watched by store assistants Luke and Dawn

Co-op donation funds Braille newsletter

Services for people in the Bognor Regis area with sight problems have been given a boost from the Co-operative Community Fund.

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Lady Emma Barnard, High Sheriff of West Sussex, left, meets twins during a visit to the Home-Start Family Group, accompanied by Jo Freeman, play lead Home-Start Arun

Double the fun for Home-Start

Home-Start volunteers across the area are supporting a record number of twins.

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Friends Kelly and Alice will cycle from John OGroats to Lands End in May

Cross-country charity cycle follows rare miscarriage

Delighted to be expecting her first baby, Kelly Stocker was unprepared for the devastating news at ten weeks that she had suffered a rare form of miscarriage.

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The mangled wreckage of the Peugeot 206 Sophie and Callum were travelling in. Sussex Roads Police Twitter

‘It’s a miracle they survived’ A27 crash’

It is a ‘complete miracle’ a woman and her young son escaped a crash into a lorry without being killed or seriously injured, her relieved father said.

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Princess Royal Hospital , Haywards Heath. Pic Steve Robards  SR1606946 SUS-160229-175149001

NHS ‘not rationing’ hospital treatments and operations

Hospital operations and treatments for West Sussex patients are not being rationed, according to health chiefs.

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Amanda and her family with Nick Knowles for the big reveal

Amanda’s Yapton DIY:SOS TV date announced

Back in June, a huge community effort saw Amanda Worne’s cramped Yapton property transformed into a home fit for her family – all in front of the TV cameras.

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Former Foyer resident Bethan Norrell is among those to raise concerns over its closure on December 31. ks170829-1 SUS-171004-214439008

Young people still not rehoused from closing down Chichester Foyer

A number of vulnerable youngsters still haven’t been rehomed from the Chichester Foyer, despite the shelter’s imminent closure.

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Jack Jones, Tom Moore and canon Mark Payne outside St Pancras Church in Chichester. Picture by Steve Robards SR1729525

Chichester churches agree to launch new homeless shelter

A church-run shelter for the homeless is coming to Chichester.

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Yvonne Fraser, customer services manager at Fittleworth Medical, centre, with British Healthcare Trades Association president Mike Lord and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

National award for excellent customer care

A Wick-based medical home delivery service has won a national award for patient services.

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The collection of homes in Haywards Heath are now available

Horses killed in Bracklesham Bay collision

Two horses were killed when they were in collision with a car in Bracklesham Bay, police have confirmed.

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Malcolm Farrow of OFTEC checks his carbon monoxide detector

People ‘at risk’ of carbon monoxide poisoning due to lack of awareness

Households across Sussex are being urged to check they have a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm installed after a survey reveals a lack of awareness of the potential dangers.

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Jade Wood, centre, presents advent calendars to staff at Meadowfield Hospital, for them to pass on to the patients

Advent calendar collection success

More than 100 advent calendars have been handed out to mental health patients and those with dementia.

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Alternatives to calling 999 highlighted by ambulance trust

Alternatives to calling 999 in non-life threatening or non serious situations are being highlighted by Sussex’s ambulance trust in the run up to the busy winter period.

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Scarlet Fever rash. Photo: NHS

What parents need to look for as cases of Scarlet Fever reaches 50-year high in England

Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 - research in the Lancet shows.

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