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COUNTY NEWS: Traders answer DIY SOS for Sussex family

Hit TV show DIY SOS has been ‘absolutely inundated’ with offers from trades people across Sussex to help transform a family’s home.

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Smiling after her ordeal, mum Ashleigh and baby Finley

Mum’s warning after horrific birth ordeal

A young mum nearly died after going through a horrific ordeal following the birth of her first baby.

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How do you think we should tackle the obesity crisis? Picture: Pixabay.

Sugar tax works

Hefty taxes on sugary soft drinks could help in the fight against obesity because they stop people buying them, according to new research.

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‘I’m raising money to save the next person like me’

A young man who nearly died FOUR times while undergoing gruelling treatment for cancer is now hoping to help others.

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Doctors’ surgery placed in ‘special measures’

A village GP practice has been placed in ‘special measures’ following an inspection by health watchdogs.

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NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS.

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Ambulance service preparing for ‘very busy’ Easter weekend

Sussex’s ambulance service is preparing for a ‘very busy’ Easter bank holiday weekend with demand for paramedics expected to surge.

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Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start to worry about their appearance at the age of 12, a study has found.

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Homeowners have been issued advice ahead of the bank holiday weekends. Picture: St John Ambulance

COUNTY NEWS: DIY first aid advice ahead of bank holiday

St John Ambulance has issued DIY first aid advice ahead of the bank holiday weekends.

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The ten mother's with their certificates. Picture: Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Mothers become breastfeeding peer supporters

Ten more mothers in Crawley have become breastfeeding peer supporters.

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Leanne Bothwick with her husband Danny and their son Oliver, 7. Picture: Derek Martin

COUNTY NEWS: Pain from sudden loss of a baby inspires press-up challenge

The sudden and tragic death of a baby in his family has spurred a Worthing man into a herculean challenge.

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Charlotte and William Parker with seven-month-old Lewis. Picture: Derek Martin

Parents’ little miracle ... and THREE more are on the way

A Crawley couple’s world was turned upside down when they were given the devastating news it was unlikely they would ever have children naturally.

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Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research

Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research

Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research.

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One upcoming event which may offer inspiration is Hats4Headway

New fundraising pack launched

Headway West Sussex, which helps those living with the effects of brain injury, has harnessed volunteer power to create and launch a new online fundraising pack.

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Revealed: the national NHS recruitment campaign to help tackle nursing crisis

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

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Amanda Worne says she's over the moon to be chosen by TV show DIY SOS

COUNTY NEWS: DIY SOS to transform disabled mum’s cramped home

A woman left paralysed by an horrific accident is to have her home transformed on hit TV show DIY SOS.

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Richard Grant with partner Claire and daughter Hollie

Horrific ordeal of dad struck by deadly bug

A flight home from a work trip to Ireland nearly cost a Sussex man his life - but it wasn’t the flight that endangered him, it was a stranger’s cough.

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Crawley highlighted for its poor use of free bowel cancer screening

Crawley highlighted for its poor use of free bowel cancer screening

Crawley has one of the worst take-ups for free bowel screening in the South-East.

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Outrage as bedridden woman, 98, is ruled ineligible for care funding

A woman has been left outraged after being told that her 98-year-old bedridden mother, who suffers from dementia and can barely move, does not qualify for healthcare funding.

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Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust premises at Hellingly. The trust has launched a recruitment drive for more nurses

‘Nursing crisis’ sparks recruitment drive

A ‘nursing crisis’ at an NHS trust running mental health and learning disabilities services in Sussex has sparked a national recruitment campaign.

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