World Water Day: ‘Dirty’ bottle packaging urges people to drink and think

Today, on World Water Day, organisations across the globe are taking action to tackle the world’s water crisis.


VIDEO: Unsung heroes bringing life-saving blood to hospitals for free, every night

Meet the ‘blood runners’ – unsung heroes delivering vital blood to our hospitals every night for free.

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Pair’s marathon mission for Bognor’s defibrillator

Two runners will take on the London Marathon next month to raise money for the town’s new defibrillator.

Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Alarming amounts of salt are lurking in our shopping baskets - and it’s costing thousands of lives a year, warns new research.

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Viviane Pfitzner, 65, is still suffering from her injuries after being hit by a car along Clay Lane last year

‘Hit and run’ pensioner calls for action on ‘dangerous road’

A woman seriously injured in a ‘hit and run’ says something urgently needs to be done before someone is killed.

The Rolls-Royce SRH is presented to St Richard's Hospital

Feature: Big smiles for a little Rolls-Royce

We caught up with St Richard’s Hospital to find out how children are reacting to the Rolls-Royce SRH since it arrived on the ward earlier this month.

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Southern agrees to talks if union suspends strike

Southern bosses have agreed to talks to end a dispute with staff if the RMT union calls off strike action planned for early April.

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new rules on cigarettes and tobacco

Smokers warned over new cigarette laws that are coming into force within weeks

Smokers across Sussex are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that are set to come into force within a matter of weeks.

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NHS bosses ‘do not have all the answers’ on transformation plans

NHS bosses ‘do not have all the answers’ on plans to transform health services in Sussex - but have promised to engage patients while they try to find them.

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Vegetables protect against stress

Vegetables protect against stress

Eating at least three helpings of vegetables a day keeps the blues at bay... especially for women, according to new research.

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Natasha Bunby with her boys Deon and London

Brothers plan challenge with inspirational mum

Natasha Bunby is severely affected by aggressive multiple sclerosis but says it is a small part of who she is.

Why not become one of the much-valued volunteers at Worthing, St Richards or Southlands hospitals

10,000 strong family committed to ‘outstanding’ hospital care

The fourth article in a six-week campaign promoting the NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning group and run in conjunction with them.


VIDEO: Child’s cough turns out to be cancer

Daisy Wigginton was struck down with cold-like symptoms and her parents gave her Calpol and nursed her at home.

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Tesco recalls ready meal over allergy risk

Tesco is recalling a batch of its Oriental Kitchen Chicken Chow Mein product because it was incorrectly packed with Tesco Chicken Curry.


New chairman for ambulance trust

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has appointed a new chairman.

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NHS urged to stop ‘rushing from one crisis to another’

The NHS and health services have been told to stop ‘rushing from one crisis to another’ and come up with a clear plan to solve problems by county councillors.

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Mindful Movements sessions explore the positive benefits of dance on physicality and wellbeing

Wellbeing sessions launched with the help of Chichester Festival Theatre

Dementia Support is enjoying a partnership with Chichester Festival Theatre to provide wellbeing sessions for people living with dementia.

Alice Ryan with Jeffrey Collins, one of the people to benefit from her holiday initiative at Lambourne House

Student nurse to travel to Ghana for unique learning experience

Learning disability nursing is an emerging discipline in the developing world and Sidlesham student nurse Alice Ryan is keen to explore this unique learning experience.

Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option and could increase your risk of diabetes

Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option and could increase your risk of diabetes

It’s hard not to notice that the range of gluten-free foods available in supermarkets has increased massively in recent years.

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Extra £25m for West Sussex social care services in Chancellor’s Budget

An extra £25m has been provided for social care services in West Sussex in the Chancellor’s Spring Budget.

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