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‘How the day I died changed my life’

Mother’s Day last year is a day that keen sportsman Willem Pretorius will never forget ... it’s the day he died.

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Mohamed Barakat, 63, from Goring, next to his front door which was broken into. The dent can be seen on the doorframe where the burglars forced one of the three locks.

COUNTY NEWS: Husband’s despair as thieves steal wife’s operation money

A man has spoken of his despair after thieves stole money to fund a life-changing operation for his disabled wife.

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More NHS cuts to hit local health services

More NHS cuts to hit local health services

A new radical shake-up of health services is being planned in Mid Sussex, Horsham and Crawley in a bid to save NHS cash.

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The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot starting this month

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Health chiefs defend cataract surgery rationing

Health chiefs defend cataract surgery rationing

Health chiefs have defended their policy of rationing cataract surgery to people in Horsham, Crawley and Mid Sussex.

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Celebrate 70 years of the NHS and show your support for mental health services with a Big7Tea party

Raise a cuppa for the NHS with a Big7Tea party

Put on the kettle, crack open the cakes and raise a cuppa to celebrate 70 years of the NHS this July while showing your support for local mental health services.

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Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton (July 2015) by Hassocks5489 on Wikimedia Commons, licenced by Creative Commons

Hospital trust struggling to recruit nurses

Recruiting new nurses is proving a challenge for Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust.

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City Academy Whitehawk (Credit: Google Maps)

COUNTY NEWS: Confirmed cases of Hepatitis A in Sussex schoolchildren

Students and staff at a Sussex school are being offered vaccinations after five confirmed cases of Hepatitis A.

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PICTURES: Disney party at Chestnut Tree House

Children at Chestnut Tree House in Arundel received a magical surprise when Disney organised a fairy and pirate themed party at the hospice.

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Agony of patients forced to wait six months for NHS treatment

Agony of patients forced to wait six months for NHS treatment

More than one in 10 people in Haywards Heath over the age of 60 have waited almost six months for an operation or medical tests on the NHS.

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No let up for hayfever sufferers in Sussex

Hayfever sufferers in Sussex face another week of discomfort as pollen levels across the county are set to remain very high.

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Dr Fionna Moore, executive medical director at South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust SUS-180106-135310001

Permanent post at ambulance service for former London NHS trust boss

The former boss of London’s ambulance service has been appointed to a permanent position at Sussex’s ambulance trust.

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Blood bag

Blood donations are desperately needed – please do not give up

Potential donors are being urged to contact the priority appointment line if they have 0 negative or B negative blood as stocks are desperately low.

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Urgent call for more Sussex blood donors

Urgent call for more Sussex blood donors

An urgent plea has been made for blood donors with O negative and B negative blood to donate now as stocks are low due to a bank holiday drop off in donations and an increase in demand for certain blood types

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Horsham and Mid Sussex have lowest levels of problem drinkers, figures reveal

Horsham and Mid Sussex have lowest levels of problem drinkers, figures reveal

Horsham and Mid Sussex have the lowest levels of problem drinkers in the UK, according to NHS statistics.

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Natalie Corrigan, 53, from Crawley, wearing her winning hat

Woman diagnosed with brain tumours a month after wedding wins competition

A Crawley woman who was diagnosed with two brain tumours just a month after her dream wedding has won a national competition.

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Ernest Kleinwort Court in Burgess Hill. Picture: Disabilities Trust

New management team for ‘inadequate’ care centre in Burgess Hill

The Disabilities Trust has pledged to address problems found by the care watchdog at the charity’s Ernest Kleinwort Court (EKC) centre in Burgess Hill, which supports people with physical disabilities.

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The Alzheimer's Society in Mid Sussex is encouraging residents to take action and unite against dementia during Dementia Action Week

Alzheimer’s Society in Mid Sussex unites against dementia

The Alzheimer’s Society in Mid Sussex is encouraging residents to take action and unite against dementia during Dementia Action Week this week.

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Sussex volunteers needed to help dementia studies

Sussex volunteers needed to help dementia studies

Volunteers across Sussex are being sought to help with dementia studies.

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Chris Tomkins, 40, from Burgess Hill, who has lived with type 1 diabetes for nearly 25 years. Picture: Diabetes UK

People in Mid Sussex ‘being denied life-changing diabetes technology’

People with diabetes in Mid Sussex are being denied new life-changing technology that could help them safely manage their condition, Diabetes UK has said.

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