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National Charity Partnership launches free online tool to help you get healthier this summer

Sussex residents wanting to get healthier this summer now have extra support to achieve their goals thanks to a new, free online tool.

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Sonny Hamilton, who turns three on Monday

Make Sonny’s dream to walk come true

Family and friends are doing everything they can to make a toddler’s dream of being able to walk come true.

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E-cigarette laws change this weekend - Here’s how vapers will be affected

E-cigarette laws change this weekend - Here’s how vapers will be affected

New tobacco laws affecting vapers who smoke e-cigarettes has come into force this weekend.

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New rules come into effect

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging from this weekend

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging bearing graphic warnings of the dangers of smoking from this weekend as rules designed to prevent young people taking up the habit come into full effect.

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IN PICTURES: DIY SOS the Big Reveal

The hero volunteers who have transformed a home in just nine days got to see what their hard work will mean to the family who live there at the DIY SOS ‘Big Reveal’.

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David Bedding with his family in hospital

COUNTY NEWS: Daughter’s heartache over battle to save dad

“When people say their lives have been cut in half – that is how I feel.”

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DIY SOS VIDEO: Nick Knowles determined to ‘make a mum a mum again’

The transformation of a disabled mum’s home is now well underway.

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Cameron Masters and Kaylee Tomlinson with their two sons, Bobbi and Byron. Picture: Steve Robards

Couple left ‘high and dry’ in mouldy flat

A Crawley couple who fear their mouldy flat is putting their children’s health at risk believe they have been left ‘high and dry’ by the council.

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When did you last have your eyes tested?

Nearly 10 million Brits could lose their eyesight by not having eye tests

Almost 10 million Brits could lose their eyesight - by shunning regular eye tests.

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Easier than ever to buy cheap booze in poor areas

Easier than ever to buy cheap booze in poor areas

Cheap booze is easier than ever to buy despite the dramatic surge in pub closures - especially in deprived areas, according to new research.

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Secrets of ageing well revealed

If you thought older age was all about slowing down, think again.

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Hospitals issue Bank Holiday A&E warning

Hospitals across the county have warned people to go to A&E only if absolutely necessary this Bank Holiday weekend.

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Pharmacy opening times for the May Bank Holiday

Pharmacy opening times for the May Bank Holiday

A number of pharmacies across Horsham, Mid Sussex and Crawley will be open this May Bank Holiday 2017.

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DM17420162a.jpg. Sue Pasfield has been bitten by ticks and wants to warn poeple of the dangers of Lyme Disease. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-170423-205242008

‘Anyone near grass is at risk from blood-sucking ticks’

A woman who was bitten by blood-sucking ticks in the garden of her home now wants to warn other people to beware of the bugs.

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World Immunisation Week campaign urges parents to check their child is up to date with important vaccinations

Parents in West Sussex urged to check their child’s vaccinations are up-to-date

Almost 3,000 children in West Sussex are either missing key doses or have not been vaccinated at all, according to NHS England.

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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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