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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Matron for critical care Louise Skelt (fifth from right) with the critical care team at Worthing Hospital celebrating their achievements

Hospitals back on track after fixing £8m hole

St Richard’s Hospital has come through a ‘very challenging year’ of budget cuts by listening to its staff, its chief executive said at its annual general meeting.

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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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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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Dr George Findlay and Dr Tim Taylor receive the coveted Best Organisation award at the Patient Safety Awards

NHS trust scoops coveted award for patient safety

Patients have received yet more confirmation of the outstanding care at their local hospitals as Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has won a prized award for patient safety.

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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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..

Network Rail manager Ben West, from Sussex, intervened in a potential suicide in South London

Life-saving interventions on South East rail network up a third

Suicide prevention measures put in place as part of a partnership between Samaritans, Network Rail and British Transport Police are continuing to reduce deaths on the railway.

The smoking ban was introduced in England ten years ago

Record low number of smokers in the South East

It is ten years since the smoking ban was introduced in England and in the South East it has led to the lowest number of puffers on record.

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Sainsbury’s recall dip over allergy fears

Sainsbury’s has recalled their one of their Taste the Difference dips due to a double allergy threat.

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Curry kits recalled over ‘unsafe’ milk powder

Geeta’s Foods has recalled two sauce kits, as they have been found to contain milk powder produced in an unapproved premises.

This years sky-sweeping Central Feature by sculptor Gerry Judah. Picture by Paul Melbert

Gearing up for the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Goodwood is gearing up for a four-day motoring feast as the annual Festival of Speed gets underway.

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Sainsbury’s recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Sainsbury’s has removed 13 of its own-brand sandwich fillers from its shelves following the discovery of food bug listeria in them.

Bill Kent, secretary of reMEmber, wearing the t-shirt presented to the charity by sprinter Usain Bolt

World’s fastest human supports walk

Sprinter Usain Bolt has shown his support for a West Sussex charity helping people with ME.

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