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Helping to breath life into the NHS

What would you do if your closest friend in the world – the person who has been with you through all the joy and the heartache that life can throw at you - turned to you and asked, urgently, for your help?

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Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly-infectious vomiting bug has been found in a number of schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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COUNTY NEWS: Woman died after being turned away from three hospitals

A woman died from a brain haemorrhage after at least three hospitals refused to admit her for surgery because they had no intensive care beds.

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The warning has come from Public Health England.

Parents who think child has scarlet fever warned to consult GP after cases rise

Parents are being urged to take their child to a GP if they suspect scarlet fever, after cases rose in some areas of England.

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Do you struggle to sleep?

Ten things stopping us getting a good night’s sleep

There’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep, waking refreshed and ready to take on whatever the day has to throw at you.

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West Sussex Parent Carer Forum empowers parents to help their children

Relaxed coffee mornings empower parents

When Lindsey Butterfield’s son was diagnosed with autism, she did not know where to go for information and support.

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Dr David Hobson, clinical lead for GP services at Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group

New agreement sees GP surgeries unite to combat NHS pressures

GP practices across the coast have agreed to work together in new groups to combat NHS pressures.

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Product warning

Major store recalls stir fry products due to possible presence of salmonella

Sainsbury’s has taken the precautionary step of recalling a number of its stir fry products because the products might contain salmonella.

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Red wine and cancer statistics revealed

Red wine increases cancer risk – but eight out of 10 drinkers are not aware

More than eight in ten people in the South-East (86%) are not aware that drinking red wine increases the risk of cancer, a poll for World Cancer Research Fund has found.

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The number of sickess absences on Monday is expected to be higher than previous years

Businesses braced for ‘National Sickie Day’

Businesses across the county are bracing themselves for ‘National Sickie Day’ on Monday, according to St John Ambulance.

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Homelessness has risen by 30 per cent in the last year in the south-east, figures suggest

Chichester ‘burying its head’ over homeless problem

The Chichester community can ‘no longer bury its head in the sand’ about its ‘growing’ homeless problem.

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Chocolate Easter Bunny recalled due to tampering fears

Chocolate Easter Bunny recalled due to tampering fears

The Co-op has recalled stocks of its Hollow Milk Chocolate Bunny because of possible product tampering.

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85,000 people in the South-East at risk of sudden death from silent heart conditions

85,000 people in the South-East at risk of sudden death from silent heart conditions

Around 85,000 people in the South-East are carrying a faulty gene that puts them at high risk of developing coronary heart disease or sudden death, according to new estimates from the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

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Chichester council defends ‘no rough sleeping’ signs

Chichester City Council has defended the ‘no rough sleeping’ signs outside its Council House in North Street.

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Drugs firms profiteer from NHS by hiking cancer drugs prices

Drugs firms profiteer from NHS by hiking cancer drugs prices

Drug companies are profiteering from the NHS to the tune of £1 billion because they have unjustifiably hiked prices of cancer medicine, experts warn.

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10,000 sign petition to save The Sussex Beacon

The boss of an under-threat HIV charity said he was ‘delighted’ that more than 10,000 have signed a petition calling for it to be saved.

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One in ten Brits never have a good morning

One in ten Brits never have a good morning

One in ten Brits reckon they NEVER have a good morning - and a quarter seldom enjoying more than two good mornings a week, a study has found.

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Four in 10 junior doctors have fallen asleep at wheel

More than four in 10 junior doctors have fallen asleep at the wheel after driving home from a night shift, research shows.

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