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NHS celebration features free health checks

St Lawrence Surgery is celebrating 70 years of the NHS with a community event for everyone in Worthing.

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Learning good brushing techniques at Little Rascals Day Nursery in Worthing. Picture: Derek Martin DM1862400a

Nursery children learn importance of oral hygiene

First smiles are all important but oral health remains a major concern, with nearly one in three children starting school with visible signs of tooth decay.

Education
Members of The Cheddar Club in Worthing with organisers Robin and Mary-Jane

Club ‘injects a bit of humour’ into people’s lives

Worthing’s new friendly club for older people is really starting to take off.

Whats on
Martin McCabe was frustrated by the process of securing SEND support for his daughter, Gracie SUS-180622-101458001

Worthing father welcomes inquiry into special education provision

A parliamentary inquiry into the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) scheme has been welcomed by a father whose daughter has autism spectrum disorder.

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Ian Puttock is training for Marathon Madness 5 in 5 to raise money for Heads On

‘5 in 5’ marathon challenge for Heads On

NHS manager Ian Puttock is planning five marathons in five days in a bid to raise awareness of mental health issues.

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‘How the day I died changed my life’

Mother’s Day last year is a day that keen sportsman Willem Pretorius will never forget ... it’s the day he died.

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Ben Wostenhulme, the first man to sign up, with his partner Samantha Wisden and her twin Hannah Wisden

Last call for Night to Remember 2018

You have until Sunday to sign up for the Night to Remember Midnight Walk 2018, raising money for St Barnabas House hospice.

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Mohamed Barakat, 63, from Goring, next to his front door which was broken into. The dent can be seen on the doorframe where the burglars forced one of the three locks.

COUNTY NEWS: Husband’s despair as thieves steal wife’s operation money

A man has spoken of his despair after thieves stole money to fund a life-changing operation for his disabled wife.

Crime

Shoreham fundraiser steps up for bowel cancer charity

A fundraiser is stepping up to raise money for charity Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer

Health
More NHS cuts to hit local health services

More NHS cuts to hit local health services

A new radical shake-up of health services is being planned in Mid Sussex, Horsham and Crawley in a bid to save NHS cash.

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The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot starting this month

Health
East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton cuts the ribbon to open Vision Express at Tesco in the Holmbush Centre

Importance of eye tests highlighted

East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton is encouraging people to have regular eye tests after officially opening a new optician.

Business
The Encounter Project uses reminiscence and art to connect young nursery children with older people in care homes

Project launched to ‘dispel myths’ around dementia

An intergenerational programme has been launched as a positive community service in Worthing and Adur.

Health
Jane Lyons, FRED co-ordinator, presents a certificate to Lee Porter and his daughter at the end of the course

Reading scheme for fathers has improved family bonds

One year on from the launch of a reading scheme for fathers, Home-Start Arun, Worthing and Adur has spoken of the difference it has made to families in the area.

Education
Tracey Shaughnessy with supporters during the lungeathon at PW Physique and Fitness

Lungeathon supports hospice trekker

Hospice trekker Tracey Shaughnessy and supporters have completed a 66km lungeathon to raise money for St Barnabas House.

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Artist's impression of the new building, seen from the car park, with the view of Arundel Castle retained

Lido expansion plans take giant leap forward

Expansion plans that will turn Arundel Lido into a community hub for the town have been approved.

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Health chiefs defend cataract surgery rationing

Health chiefs defend cataract surgery rationing

Health chiefs have defended their policy of rationing cataract surgery to people in Horsham, Crawley and Mid Sussex.

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Celebrate 70 years of the NHS and show your support for mental health services with a Big7Tea party

Raise a cuppa for the NHS with a Big7Tea party

Put on the kettle, crack open the cakes and raise a cuppa to celebrate 70 years of the NHS this July while showing your support for local mental health services.

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Darcey Lipscomb with her sister Tierney after the haircut for the Childhood Tumour Trust

Fundraising idea is a remarkable success

Worthing student Darcey Lipscomb has had her lovely, long hair cut short and raised a fantastic amount for charity.

Health
George Downes with his prize at Shoreham Library

Young readers snack their way to success at libraries

Families across West Sussex have been busy learning which everyday foods and drinks contain the most sugar, and spotting healthier snacks and drinks.

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