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Holding it all together

One of the collects (concluding prayers) for the night service of Compline in the 1928 Book of Common Prayer goes like this:

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: The time has come for an evidence-led debate

I was pleased that this week the Home Secretary announced a review into the use of cannabis for medical treatment. I wrote earlier this year about the need for the drug to treat six-year old Alfie Dingley, whose parents I met.

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William Rowsell with a Liberty & Co Arts and Crafts earthenware vase

Toovey’s: the arts and crafts chair inspired by Sussex

Sussex has many links to the arts and crafts movement including the famous Sussex chair.

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Diary of a Sussex ‘newbie’ - The Critters

Diary of a Sussex ‘newbie’ - The Critters

My new friend is the very lovely and oh so greatly appreciated pest control man.

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MPs Jeremy Quin, Nick Herbert, Sir Nicholas Soames, Richard Benyon and Chris Davies at the South of England Show on Friday

NICK HERBERT: Rail services situation is totally unacceptable

This week the House of Commons has been voting on Brexit. I have voted to reject the Lord’s amendments to the Bill. My position remains that the referendum result must be respected.

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Volunteer Awards, Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre, June 6th 2018.??� Pete Edgeler, Used with permission. Some of the outstanding volunteers at The Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre outside the Fairmile Caf�.

Toovey’s: Volunteers celebrated at Amberley Museum

Last week I was invited to present a series of awards to some of the outstanding volunteers at the Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre to coincide with national volunteers’ week.

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Dr Rob Marshall, media adviser to Chichester Diocese and contributor to Radio 4 Thought for the Day

Called to be together

Russia has been embroiled in so much controversy lately it’s hard to believe that stadia across that country will soon be hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Kevin Richmond, CEO, Sussex Community Foundation

Volunteering is about so much more than the fiscal value it represents

According to 2017 Office of National Statistics figures, volunteering contributes an estimated £22.6 billion to the UK economy each year.
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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Interim timetable has created more disruption

This week I wrote to the Transport Secretary about the appalling state of the rail service as a result of the new timetable.

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RICHARD WILLIAMSON: Angels of the sea

One of the birds that has been fishing and flying along the coast from Southampton to Seaford recently has been the sea swallow.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Authority ignoring environmental benefit

I am appalled by the South Downs National Park Authority’s decision to seek a judicial review of Highways England’s selection of a preferred route for the Arundel bypass.

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Reverend Thomas Robson

A real and loving faith

Last week, Richard Jackson, Bishop of Lewes, embarked on a five day pilgrimage from Iden, East Sussex to Chichester Cathedral.

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Chardonnays from around the Globe SUS-180521-164230001

Reassessing a misunderstood wine

Chardonnay is perhaps one of the most mis-understood of all wines, which is somewhat ironic as it is produced in virtually every wine-making region of the world.

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Nick Herbert and Chichester MP Gillian Keegan with Di Levantine, founder and unpaid CEO of the Snowdrop Trust for 25 years, and volunteers at the charity's annual walk in Arundel Park

NICK HERBERT: Meetings and events across the county

It has been a busy fortnight in and out of Parliament. Last Sunday I joined the annual walk in Arundel Park for the Snowdrop Trust, a wonderful local charity of which I am honoured to be a patron.

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Bishop Mark Sowerby

The fruit of the spirit

The forthcoming Late May Bank Holiday used to be associated with Whitsuntide and we all got 'Whit Monday' off.

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Life is local

Life is local - read all about it every week in your newspaper

For as long as I can remember I have been a fully blown news addict, having got my regular fix from newspapers, radio, television, Ceefax and nowadays also via my laptop and smartphone.
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Nick Herbert at the A27 at Crossbush on the day of Highways England's announcement of its preferred route for the Arundel bypass

NICK HERBERT: Bypass is essential to protect the South Downs

The much-needed Arundel bypass is now in sight after Highways England announced its preferred route last week.

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Left to right: David Carroll, Patrick Soulijaert and Adrian Cumberworth (Sussex Sailability), Hannah Clay (Sussex Community Foundation), Chris Tomlinson (Rampion Offshore Windfarm), Tony McCoy and Oliver Forsyth (also Sussex Sailability). Picture courtesy of Darren Cool

Helping disabled sailors get active on the water

Sussex has 220 kilometres of coastline and we certainly know how to enjoy it, if this year’s early May bank holiday was anything to go by.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Press freedom is the essence of our liberty

This week the House of Commons will be voting on the Data Protection Bill, and attempts by some MPs to force part two of the Leveson Inquiry which was set up by David Cameron’s government seven years ago following the phone hacking scandal.

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Nick Herbert

Nick Herbert: Data Protection Bill’s possible impact on the press

This week the House of Commons will be voting on the Data Protection Bill, and attempts by some MPs to force part II of the Leveson Inquiry which was set up by David Cameron’s government seven years ago following the phone hacking scandal.

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