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ST BARNABAS: Registration opens for South Downs Trek

Registration is now open for the third South Downs Trek, an annual 21-mile walk across the South Downs to raise money for St Barnabas House.

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Cheeky. Discovered floating along on Mewsbrook!

WHISPERING SMITH: The long and the short and the tall

THE LONG: One of the few perks of being a columnist on a local paper is that one does get invited to events that may well have been otherwise overlooked.

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For more about Volunteer Now! on their website - www.do-it.org

VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Find an opportunity near you

Here are just a few of the volunteering opportunities that are available across the area.

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Clinical pharmacists will work as part of the practice team

HEALTH AND CARE: One stop approach to healthcare for GP practices

Thousands of patients across Adur and Worthing are set to benefit from expert advice from a clinical pharmacist at their GP surgery.

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The Ukulele Jam of Jams on the Stage by the Sea

MAYOR’S MOMENT: Enjoying the great outdoors

I had a rather elegant start to my week finding myself out of Littlehampton at the invitation of the High Sherriff of West Sussex, Lady Emma Barnard, for a garden party at her home Parham House.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: A welcome step in the right direction

Why should West Sussex schools receive less funding per pupil than any other shire county?

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The community lunch at Rustington Convalescent Home

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Change for the better

Progress on issues requires knowledge, insight, thinking and action.

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The NHS is holding three events this month for people to share their views

HEALTH AND CARE: Help improve diabetes services

Are you or a loved one living with diabetes? What is your experience of the help and support on offer to help you or your loved one live with the condition?

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The halfway rest

WHISPERING SMITH: The good, the bad and the ugly...

THE GOOD: A bright sunny Sunday morning and more than a hundred riders set off from Chichester’s St Richards cancer ward to take on the 25-mile hike to Worthing Hospital’s cancer ward and raised an estimated £15,000 for their pedal-powered effort.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Sunflower Memories Appeal raises more than £25,000 for hospice services

On the weekend of June 9 and 10 we held special times of dedication to bless the sunflowers planted at the front of St Barnabas House throughout June as part of our Sunflower Memories Appeal.

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Beaver Scouts on their Knights and Castles Weekend

MAYOR’S MOMENT: Out in the community

Once again this week my diary has been full of engagements, giving me the opportunity to meet a wide spectrum of residents in our community who make such a difference to this town.

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For more about Volunteer Now! on their website - www.do-it.org

VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Want to make a difference?

You could make a real difference to your local community by volunteering for one of the many charities and community groups in your area.

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NICK HERBERT: Consultations on improvements to A27

Last week I spoke in a Commons debate on road infrastructure and raised the need for the Arundel bypass.

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Sir Peter Bottomley

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Hearts and heads in politics

This week includes the welcomed announcement of the independent public inquiry into the tragedy of contaminated blood being given with disastrous impact on children and adults with haemophilia and others with need of blood transfusion.

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Alexia

etc Columnist: Alexia Rowley

Alexia Rowley on the realities of going on holiday with small children

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One of the beds full of wildflowers

WHISPERING SMITH: Unseen, unsung, volunteers help keep our town bright

A grey morning moistened with a light sea mist, a Sussex ‘fret’ following the rising tide.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Night to Remember as more than £116k raised at tenth annual midnight walk

Saturday, June 24, truly was a Night to Remember for St Barnabas House as it marked the tenth anniversary of our annual midnight walk.

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For more about Volunteer Now! on their website - www.do-it.org

VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Do you have some spare time to offer to help make a difference to someone’s life?

If you have some spare time, either regularly or just now and then, you could put it to great use by volunteering.

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The #ItStartsWithYou campaign encourages people to speak up and help to make services better

HEALTH AND CARE: The patients helping to heal the NHS

From concerned mums to passionate pensioners, thousands of ordinary people across the country are sharing their experiences to help hard pressed hospitals, GP surgeries and care homes find ways to improve.

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Billy with the cast of Variety Showtime

MAYOR’S MOMENT: Be Prepared

This week my first official engagement was to attend the Arundel and Littlehampton District Scouts Council 102nd AGM which took place at the Barons’ Hall, Arundel Castle, at the invitation of His Grace, The Duke of Norfolk, who was also present.

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