ST BARNABAS: Registration for this year’s St Barnabas South Downs Trek closes on Sunday

With just over two weeks until our annual South Downs Trek on Saturday, October 7, now is the time to sign up to take part if you want to avoid missing out as registration closes this Sunday.

The vaccine can help prevent people from developing shingles in old age

HEALTH AND CARE: Pensioners urged to have shingles vaccine

People in their 70s are being urged to protect themselves against shingles with a free vaccine.

Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: A good deal in the current fiscal climate

Last week the Education Secretary announced the Government’s final decisions on the national funding formula which will come into effect from April next year, delivering on the Conservative Party’s manifesto pledge to make school funding fairer.

The long green wall at Mewsbrook Park

WHISPERING SMITH: Mowers, blowers, chainsaws and strimmers...

A big pollutant often ignored is noise. Cars with their windows wound down and stereos belting out music no one in their right mind could enjoy.

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VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Put your spare time to good use

Do you have some spare time available? Why not use it to make a difference in your community?

Billy with members of the Littlehampton Musical Comedy Society 65th anniversary tea party and reunion earlier this year

MAYOR’S MOMENT: Care and comedy

My diary this week has not been as full as others and I think it is perhaps the lull following the mass of summer events I have had the privilege of attending, and before the many autumnal activities such as the remembrance events, bonfire night and, dare I mention it, Christmas.

A27 Working Group meeting at Ricardo

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Local business doing good

We can all be grateful to members of the A27 Working Group (A27WG). Tim Loughton MP and I asked Major Tom Wye and Andrew Swayne to be co-chairs.

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COMMENT: We stand with residents over Arun consultation criticism

Scrutiny of a 20,000-home blueprint for the Arun district got off to a stuttering start on Monday as residents rounded on the district council.

Blaise Tapp

Opinion: Rules are rules when it comes to uniforms

As somebody who adopts a permanently dishevelled look, I really don’t have much room to talk about the appearance of others.

Rt Reverend Richard Jackson, Bishop of Lewes

Rejoicing in our shared humanity

I have been fortunate recently to attend events organised by followers of other faiths.

Katy Bourne

Katy Bourne’s September video log: First Sussex-wide service for victims of stalking

A support service for victims of stalking in Sussex is to be commissioned by Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne following the success of a pilot project in Brighton & Hove to understand the demand for specialist support.

My patch and hat in better times...

WHISPERING SMITH: The Devil and the deep blue sea...

It is always the same old story from Tory police commissioners, that ‘we, the common people’, do not appreciate or understand the glorious ‘benefits’ of austerity and the resulting beneficial reduction in police funding.

The changes would not affect people with a long-term condition

HEALTH AND CARE: Have your say on prescribed medicines

There is still time to have your say on whether more than 3,000 products that are currently available on prescription should be bought over the counter.

Sir Peter with Hannah Shore at Worthing�s Gala Bingo Hall

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Civic services, town and village

The better sense of pride, a content sense of attachment and pleasure in belonging, is my feeling when I can attend one-off or regular constituency gatherings.

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

VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Looking for a volunteer role?

Here are just a few of the volunteer roles that are available in the area – do any of them sound like something you could do?

Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Take part in the Will Writing Appeal and leave a gift to St Barnabas House

In October we are holding our annual Will Writing Appeal when a number of local solicitors will be offering appointments in return for a donation to St Barnabas House.

Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Sensible process needed to translate huge body of law

This week the Commons sat late in the evening as we have voted on measures which excited much comment, including the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, once described as the Great Repeal Bill.

5th Littlehampton Scouts

MAYOR’S MOMENT: Community efforts

With a quiet start to my week as far as events were concerned, it was soon full throttle as the weekend hit.

The late Duke of Richmond and Gordon with his wife the Duchess

An extraordinary and wonderful man

It is with great sorrow that we have heard the news that His Grace the Duke of Richmond and Gordon died on 1st September, after a short illness.

The AGM is an opportunity to hear more about the work of the CCG

HEALTH AND CARE: Find out more about the local NHS

Are you interested in the local NHS? Do you want to know more about the challenges the NHS is facing and the plans to make sure people can continue to receive the best possible care?

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