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COUNTY NEWS: Thousands raised for dream trip after mum’s sudden cancer death

It was meant to be the Chapman’s first holiday abroad after mum Samantha was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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The practice was inspected by the Care Quality Commission in July this year

Strong results for 20,000-patient medical practice

A mid Sussex medical practice serving nearly 20,000 people has received a strong rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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GMB protests in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-160920-151910008

First batch of unpaid wages delivered to patient transport staff

The first batch of unpaid wages owed to staff working in Sussex’s patient transport service have been received.

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More young women are experiencing back pain

More young women suffering serious back pain

High heels, heavy handbags and housework could be behind young women suffering serious back pain while still in their 20s, suggests new research.

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Leacroft Medical Practice was inspected by the Care Quality Commission earlier this year. Picture: Jon Rigby

Improvements needed at 8,000-patient medical practice

A Crawley medical practice has been told to improve following a recent inspection.

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A junior doctors' strike at Worthing Hospital earlier this year

Doctor strike suspension a ‘huge relief to thousands of patients’

The Patients Association has welcomed the news from The British Medical Association today announcing an end to the planned series of junior doctor strikes.

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Stoptober starts on October 1

South East smoking rates the lowest on record

Sales of cigarettes fell by 12 per cent across the South and South East between December 2014 and November 2015.

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Junior doctors on the picket line earlier this year outside Chichester's St. Richard's Hospital

Junior doctor strikes called off

The British Medical Association has announced a suspension of further junior doctor strikes across England.

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Have you noticed the smell in Horsham?

Hold your nose - mystery smell hangs over Horsham

Mystery surrounds an unpleasant smell wafting across Horsham today (Thursday September 22).

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Coperforma protest by the GMB at  Brighton

Coperforma to pay outstanding wages for patient transport drivers - union

Coperforma has agreed to settle unpaid wages to drivers affected by the collapse of a Sussex patient transport service sub-contractor earlier this month.

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Coperforma protest by the GMB at  Brighton

Coperforma ‘not on brink of financial collapse’

The company running patient transport services in Sussex is ‘not on the brink of financial collapse’, it said in a statement today (Wednesday September 21).

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DM16144609a.jpg Holly Hinvest 7, has had private ballet lessons after being diagnosed with Leukaemia. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160918-203636008

Boost for little ballerina battling cancer

A little girl who has undergone a harrowing cancer ordeal has had a new spring put in her step - thanks to an ‘inspirational’ dance teacher.

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Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

England now has twice as many ex-smokers as smokers, according to health officials.

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Spar Midget Gems contaminated with splinters of wood

Spar Midget Gems contaminated with splinters of wood

Convenience chain Spar, with stores across Sussex, has removed packs of its own brand Midget Gems because it may contain splinters of wood.

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Gabi Draper from Shoreham with her daughter Skye

COUNTY NEWS: Mother warns of meningitis risk after daughter’s illness

A mother who nearly lost her daughter to meningitis has warned people to know the symptoms.

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Asthma victim helps shape groundbreaking research

A young Sussex woman who suffers from asthma is helping to shape groundbreaking new research into the respiratory condition.

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Gluten-free crackers recalled for not being gluten-free

Gluten-free crackers recalled for not being gluten-free

The makers of gluten-free crackers have recalled packets of the product after it emerged they contained excessive levels of gluten.

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About 6,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, according to the foundation

New focus on incurable disease that kills more than Sussex roads

People in the south east are more twice as likely to die from one type of lung condition than in a road accident, according to a recent study.

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Diane Abbott Labour's shadow health secretary (photo supplied by the Labour Party). SUS-160916-141728001

Diane Abbott ‘deeply worried’ by Sussex patient transport service problems

Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary Diane Abbott has called problems within Sussex’s patient transport service ‘deeply worrying’.

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Warning over ‘contaminated cheese’ in local shops

A warning has gone out to shoppers that contaminated cheese products may be on sale in local stores.

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