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Diary of a Sussex ‘newbie’ - The Critters

My new friend is the very lovely and oh so greatly appreciated pest control man.

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MPs Jeremy Quin, Nick Herbert, Sir Nicholas Soames, Richard Benyon and Chris Davies at the South of England Show on Friday

NICK HERBERT: Rail services situation is totally unacceptable

This week the House of Commons has been voting on Brexit. I have voted to reject the Lord’s amendments to the Bill. My position remains that the referendum result must be respected.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Could you support St Barnabas House by holding a Big Get Together this summer?

I hope you’ve all been making the most of the splendid weather we’ve had over the last couple of weeks. It’s at times like these I feel really glad to be living on the south coast!

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VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Ways to support your community

If you’d like to help your community to thrive, why not think about volunteering?

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Sir Peter Bottomley

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Bind us together with love

During the debates and decisions on how best to build our future outside the European Union, I do my best to reduce the consequences of the intensity of feelings.

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The Arun East U3A Con Brio Choir performing at The Woodlands Centre

MAYOR’S MOMENT: Summer concert, beer and sausages

The start of my week was quite quiet, I had the usual collection of meetings and spent time preparing for the year ahead but it wasn’t until the weekend that I had any engagements to attend.

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Carers Week aims to raise awareness of caring and the challenges carers face

HEALTH AND CARE: Thank you to those caring for a loved one

This week is Carers Week across the country, and NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group is taking the opportunity to say thank you.

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Swingtime Sweethearts

WHISPERING SMITH: Coming in on a wing and a prayer

Last week – on June 5, the day prior to the D-Day landings – the Honey Hush Club held a Remembrance Day dance with many of the dancers, myself included, turning up in uniform.

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Volunteer Awards, Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre, June 6th 2018.??� Pete Edgeler, Used with permission. Some of the outstanding volunteers at The Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre outside the Fairmile Caf�.

Toovey’s: Volunteers celebrated at Amberley Museum

Last week I was invited to present a series of awards to some of the outstanding volunteers at the Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre to coincide with national volunteers’ week.

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Dr Rob Marshall, media adviser to Chichester Diocese and contributor to Radio 4 Thought for the Day

Called to be together

Russia has been embroiled in so much controversy lately it’s hard to believe that stadia across that country will soon be hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Kevin Richmond, CEO, Sussex Community Foundation

Volunteering is about so much more than the fiscal value it represents

According to 2017 Office of National Statistics figures, volunteering contributes an estimated £22.6 billion to the UK economy each year.
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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Interim timetable has created more disruption

This week I wrote to the Transport Secretary about the appalling state of the rail service as a result of the new timetable.

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Littlehampton might be difficult to find on Sussex Day

WHISPERING SMITH: ...and Sussex wunt be druv!

Sussex Day is on June 16, and it is getting closer. Already there are plans afoot to cheer, celebrate and entertain us although you would never guess that from the lack of publicity.

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Billy Blanchard-Cooper. Picture: Scott Ramsey

MAYOR’S MOMENT: Delighted to support this year’s charity

With the start of the week seeing copious amounts of rain and many of the town’s drains being unable to cope with such a deluge in a short amount of time, I would like to commend those who took to helping neighbours and sending messages on Facebook with offers of help to those who might need it.

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Sir Peter Bottomley

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Do justice, love kindness, walk humbly

Were I to try to draft a memoir for my family, it might be titled Listen, Think, Act? Reflecting on another week, I realise how much I gain by being present at a variety of events.

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

VOLUNTEER COLUMN: You can make a difference too

Last week was Volunteers’ Week and we’ve been celebrating the difference that volunteers make to our local community.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Recognising the contribution of people who give up their time during Volunteers’ Week

This week has been a time of celebration for us at St Barnabas House as we have been marking Volunteers’ Week by recognising the contribution of all our wonderful, dedicated volunteers, without whom we simply would not be able to continue providing our quality care services for local people.

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The screening test is relatively simple, takes about five minutes and is performed by the practice nurse at your GP surgery.

HEALTH AND CARE: Calling all women... time to get checked

Every day nine women in the UK are diagnosed with cervical cancer and three women will lose their lives to the disease.

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The NHS is urging people to buy medicines for minor illnesses from their pharmacy

HEALTH AND CARE: Make a pledge to #HelpMyNHS

This week we are asking people to help your NHS free up millions of pounds for frontline services by buying your own medicines for short-term ailments over the counter at a pharmacy.

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Littlehampton Churches Together

CHURCHES: A reminder of God’s intentions

May is my favourite month of the year. I love the tulips, the deep blue of the bluebells, the candles on the horse chestnut trees and, later in the month, the scuds of blossom on the hawthorn bushes. Even the cuckoo has been calling.

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