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Metal flakes found in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

The makers of popular ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s has recalled four batches of its product after pieces of metal were discovered in them.

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Patient transport service vehicles used by SECAmb before the contract was taken over by Coperforma

Calls to strip Coperforma of Sussex patient transport service contract

Embattled patient transport service provider Coperforma should be stripped of its contract, one union has suggested.

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Arun Medical Group's surgery in East Street, Littlehampton

GP patient vote ‘stage managed’, says councillor

A councillor has criticised the decision made by the Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group to move patients to other surgeries, saying the vote was ‘stage managed’.

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Dental survey

Tooth decay ‘acceptable for children’ in South-East

Almost a quarter of parents in the South-East think that it is acceptable for a child to have experienced tooth decay before they have reached their teenage years.

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The Primary Care Commissioning Committee voted to disperse the patients at the closing East Street GP surgery

Bosses vote to move patients to nearby surgeries in GP crisis

Hopes that a closing GP surgery would be replaced were dashed after health care bosses voted for patients to re-register at nearby practices.

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Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

Damning report is ‘shot in the arm’ that Brighton hospital needs

There is no quick fix for the ‘stark’ situation at the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH), but the damning CQC report which branded the hospital ‘inadequate’ should be ‘the shot in the arm’ needed to kick start improvements.

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How much sunshine can your skin stand?

How much sunshine can your skin stand?

Although sunlight boosts our mood and is good for us in small doses, too much exposure can lead to serious long-term consequences, including skin cancer as well as damage to your eyes.

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The affected comforters

Children’s comforter recalled due to choking fears

A range of Winnie the Pooh and Dumbo comforters have been recalled due to a choking hazard.

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Dr Tim Kimber is a partner at The Park Surgery in Littlehampton. Picture: Gerald Thompson

UPDATE: Surgery’s contract gets renewed

Healthcare bosses have renewed the contract for a surgery to treat minor injuries as the GP crisis continues.

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Dr Tim Kimber is a partner at The Park Surgery in Littlehampton and has been a GP for 29 years. Picture: Gerald Thompson

Injury service hangs in balance as contract deadline looms

A GP has expressed his fears for an important medical service after healthcare bosses have kept silent about renewing its contract.

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Sussex to benefit from new diabetes prevention campaign

Sussex to benefit from new diabetes prevention campaign

People in the South-East at greatest risk of developing Type 2 diabetes are set to benefit from increased help to avoid the disease.

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Patient transport service vehicles used by SECAmb before the contract was taken over by Coperforma

Coperforma suspends six staff working in Sussex patient transport service

Coperforma has suspended six staff working on its Sussex patient transport service contract.

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Product recall

Metal flakes found in supermarket puddings

Supermarket chains Sainsbury’s and Morrisons have been forced to recall chilled desserts after the manufacturer reported that they could contain flakes of metal.

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VIDEO: Seriously-ill pensioner waits 11 hours for no treatment

A seriously-ill woman has said she felt ‘unwanted’ after waiting 11 hours for out-of-hours treatment that never arrived.

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Patient transport service vehicles used by SECAmb before the contract was taken over by Coperforma

Union to ballot patient transport service staff on strike action

Staff working in Sussex’s patient transport service could strike in September over an estimated total of £45,000 unpaid back-pay.

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Sussex ambulance service agrees to joint working with neighbouring trust

Sussex’s ambulance service has agreed to formal collaborative working with a neighbouring trust covering Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, and Oxfordshire.

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Giant hogweed. Photo: Olaf Booy

Sussex parents warned about the dangers of the giant hogweed

A warning has been issued about keeping clear of the invasive weed giant hogweed which can damage skin.

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Product recall

Supermarket recalls nut product because of presence of... nuts

Waitrose has recalled a peanuts and raisins product because of the undeclared presence of nuts.

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Product warning

Top five supermarkets recall over 20 different yogurt brands after health scare

Five of the UK’s leading supermarket are recalling a number of own-brand yogurts after the Food Standards Agency found they may contain pieces of rubber.

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Tesco to offer free fruit to children in healthy eating push

Tesco to offer free fruit to children in healthy eating push

Supermarket chain Tesco has announced that it is to offer free fruit to children while their parents are shopping in store.

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