Finding hope in a bigger story

This year I saw the first Christmas TV ad on September 15th.

Ed Cassidy

On Your Marks: Startling statistic opened my eyes

In my conversion with Ed Cassidy a senior manager in mental health commissioning for Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex CCGs (see last week’s column) he told me a startling statistic that approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime.

Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

The light of truth

Advent Calendars have hit the high street in a big way as an attractive by-product of the Christmas shopping bonanza.

Ed Cassidy, a senior manager in mental health commissioning for Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex CCGs

On Your Marks: Life is stressful, and we want to make it less so

In the first of these columns, I spoke to Dr Minesh Patel from the CCG, and something he said really resonated with me. He said that he had prescribed someone with anxiety and depression to do a parkrun - and it really helped.

STUART McGINLEY: Undateables star was charming company

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting one of the stars of Channel 4’s TV show – The Undateables.


On Your Marks: Lunges and skipping are my mortal enemies!

The first steps to my target to do a half marathon in six months are well and truly passed. I completed my first 5km run two weeks ago - The Poppy Run at Clapham Common.


STUART McGINLEY: Generous listeners can make a difference with toys

November is here and at Spirit FM, we are already counting down the days to Christmas with the launch of our Toy Appeal 2017.

Rampion wind farm

Rampion announce a £4 million fund which will include supporting organisations working for benefit of Sussex people

Corporate social responsibility, as it is sometimes now termed, really began when Victorian industrialists started wanting to address the social ills of their age, including the poor living conditions of their workers.

Rt Rev Mark Sowerby, Bishop of Horsham

Not as simple as good or bad

This coming Sunday the country will pause, and take stock of the sacrifice and ongoing dedication of many men and women in the service of their country.
Debby Scott

On Your Marks: ‘It’s mostly a case of mind over matter’

At my first visit to the Tilgate parkrun (see last week’s column), I bumped into Debby Scott, who I knew through her husband James.

Ready to run round Tilgate Lake

On Your Marks: First attempt at a parkrun did not go to plan, but what a great event

If you have followed my column, you will know I am targeting to run a half marathon in six month’s time.

Latest advice from the PDSA

How to cope with pet blindness

A pet losing their sight is life-changing, both for them and their owners, yet with some adaptation they can often continue to lead normal, happy lives.

Caught out! I here I am in snacking mode

On Your Marks: Don’t have a target weight, have a target waist size

It’s week two of my challenge to get fit and healthier and this week I am going to focus on diet.
Microchipping is vital

How to keep your pet safe as evenings get darker

With fewer daylight hours at this time of year, it’s a good idea to take extra precautions to keep our pets safe.

Having my blood pressure taken - which turned out to be good!

On Your Marks: My struggle for fitness and better health starts here

Sussex Sports Editor Mark Dunford is taking on a challenge to get healthier and fitter. Here he starts with a health check.
Just a Thought wiith the Bishop of Chichester SUS-171110-140358001

The sounds of the Earth

Even though there’s masses of open countryside in Sussex, the sound of contemporary technology is never far away.


RICHARD WILLIAMSON: Country walk: West Stoke Downs

This walk is from the cornfields at West Stoke described opposite and on northwards uphill to West Stoke clump, then on to Woodend.


LEGAL CORNER: Asking the right questions is key to unlocking good investment advice

If you are looking for informed and reliable investment advice, either on your own behalf or for a loved one, you will probably turn to a professional financial advisor for help. But how can you be sure the professional you choose deserves your trust – what should you look for in a good investment advisor?


RICHARD WILLIAMSON: Harvesting in the Old Way

A favourite rural Sussex event is Harvesting in the Old Way, this year held on David Mortimer’s farm a mile or so northwest of Chichester at West Stoke.


CHADNEY BULGIN: Take financial action now for when you are no longer here

In our last article, we discussed how some people never actually get around to organising their financial affairs in the event of their death.

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