ST BARNABAS: Providing education and training for external healthcare providers

Education has played a key part in the St Barnabas vision, ever since 1978 when our founder Dr Gusterson and his successor Dr Kingsbury strongly advocated the provision of a conference room at the hospice.

The service advises anyone to speak to their GP first

HEALTH AND CARE: Support for eating disorders across county

Tomorrow (February 27) marks the start of National Eating Disorder Week across the county.

Chris was pleased to see this sign appear at the end of the prom in Rustington

WHISPERING SMITH: Much ado about a lot of little things...

Delighted to see the ‘do not feed the seagulls’ signs at the Rustington end of the promenade.

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VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Do you have some spare time to offer?

Could you find time to volunteer? It doesn’t have to be a whole day, it doesn’t even have to be every week, but if you have some time to spare then local organisations would love to have you involved.

Sir Peter Bottomley talks about the State of Child Health report

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Lessons at home, school and by media

The thoughtful constituent’s letter about sex education has been a reminder that we too often may overlook the obvious.

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This year's Littlehampton Sleepout takes place this Saturday (February 25). See below for more details about the event

CHURCHES: Three ideas for an alternative Lent

This year, the Christian season of Lent kicks off on Wednesday, March 1, and will see people up and down the country giving up a variety of vices.

Blaise is concerned that we may lose sight of good old fashioned common sense to mob rule

In the clamour for instant justice we shouldn't give way to mob rule

If I could sum up the 21st Century so far I would describe it as the era during which the world lost respect for almost everything.
Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Join St Barnabas on a trek through the spiritual heart of northern India

I was very excited to recently discover that our events team are planning to hold a brand-new overseas challenge event in India.

Chris Adam Smith

WHISPERING SMITH: Much is set to change but Mewsbrook Park will prevail...

There was a flurry of snow in the air as I wandered across a landscape more reminiscent of a First World War battlefield than a corner of our lovely Mewsbrook Park.


etc columnist Louise Margaret

Why the good old-fashioned cluttered look will always prevail

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The CCG is looking for volunteers to fill places on several committees and groups

HEALTH AND CARE: Help shape your local NHS services

Are you passionate about your NHS? Do you want to help contribute to the way health services across the Coastal West Sussex area are run and shaped?

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VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Find out how you can help make a difference to someone else’s life

Every day charities and organisations make a difference to your local community; the services they provide could be a lifeline to the people (and animals) around you.

Katy Bourne

Katy Bourne: Hate crime will not be tolerated

Sussex’s police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne on the rise of hate crimes since the Brexit vote.

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A painting of Gandhi

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Remembering Gandhi

We share this world. Every few years I try to visit India to remind myself of the first time I joined other British Members of Parliament to consider our assistance for trade and development.

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Small village schools are at risk

Small village schools are at risk of closure because of unfunded costs

On the outskirts of many English towns, adjacent to greenbelt and farmland, you will find small village communities situated around a local school, church and public house (the pub) – and many of these communities have been established for centuries.

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etc columnist - Alexia Rowley

Now love really is in the air

Blaise want to share the pain of getting on the property ladder with his children

By not planning to build we're constructing a crisis for our children

If I had a pound for every time I’ve been told that moving house is the most stressful thing we do, I would have stopped making my own sandwiches years ago.

Chris Adam Smith

WHISPERING SMITH: Memories are not what they used to be

I could hardly believe my luck last weekend, a fast train to London via Arundel first stop Horsham and on time.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Five new nurses join in-patient unit team as a result of recruitment day

I am delighted to report that the recent recruitment day we held at the hospice was a brilliant success.

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VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Find out how you can lend a helping hand at introductory workshop next week

Have you thought about volunteering but not sure where to start?

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