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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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Summerhaven Mental Health Drop-in celebrated its first birthday in August, and held a party over the bank holiday. Founding members, Diane Warskett, has also been nominated for the More Radio Community Achievement Award, which is sponsored by Mid Sussex District Council - by Daniel Grimmett Batt

Burgess Hill mental health group marks first birthday milestone

Summerhaven Mental Health Drop-in in Burgess Hill has marked its first birthday. The group was also celebrating one of its founding members, Diane Warskett, being nominated for the More Radio Community Achievement Award sponsored by Mid Sussex District Council.

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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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Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray

Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray

Public Health England (PHE) is warning people who have recently had body piercings about an unsafe cleansing spray that may be provided by piercing studios across the country for aftercare use, which may cause severe infection.

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Coperforma protest by the GMB at  Brighton

Fund to help staff after collapse of patient transport sub-contractor

Almost £1,000 has been raised for employees of Sussex’s patient transport service affected by the collapse of a sub-contractor this week.

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Chefs from all over the world will be taking part in the course

Transform your health with new macrobiotic diet course

It’s not often that we can say that Haywards Heath is the epicentre of an international trend, but how many Haywards Heath residents know that two renowned macrobiotic teachers and chefs are in their midst?

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BREAKING NEWS: Coperforma sub-contractor’s Sussex bases closed

Employees working in the Sussex patient transport service turned up to find several bases closed this morning.

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