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Toovey’s: Lillie Langtry – love and life expressed in a jewel

This week I am returning to the Parish of St Saviour on the island of Jersey.

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Nick Herbert

NICK HERBERT: Consequences of inaction have been profound

The week began with the parliamentary debate on the UK’s military action following President Assad’s suspected use of chemical weapons on his own citizens in Syria.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Raising awareness on World Liver Day of support available at St Barnabas House

Did you know that today is World Liver Day, a global campaign which aims to raise awareness of how important the liver is for our body and how liver diseases can be effectively managed?

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Norfolk Gardens toilets were closed during the winter months

WHISPERING SMITH: Softly, softly catch the monkey...

Highly delighted that our police commissioner, Katy Bourne, has secured a shedload of cash to boost West Sussex policing, around £43million.

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Around nine in ten people with diabetes have type 2, which is closely linked to obesity

HEALTH AND CARE: Reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes

People are being urged to eat healthily and be more active in order to help reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes during Diabetes Prevention Week.

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Sir Peter Bottomley

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: The news here, there and everywhere

Throughout the constituency, local people support charities that work for good overseas.

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Billy Blanchard-Cooper has been elected chairman of the Friends of Mewsbrook Park

MAYOR’S MOMENT: Committed to helping the park

Unusually this week I have not had any engagements to attend but do not think this has meant my diary has been empty.

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

VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Find an opportunity to help nearby

Here are just a few of the volunteering opportunities that are available in Littlehampton and the surrounding areas.

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Katy Bourne

Sussex PCC's video log: #StandUpToStalking

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, explains why it is important that we all #StandUpToStalking

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Streetlight received a 5,000 grant from Sussex Community Foundation

The human cost of modern slavery

Sussex Community Foundation has two funds – the Nick and Gill Wills Fund and the Brenda Ford Fund - that specifically support charities and community groups in Sussex, supporting women who are vulnerable or at risk of abuse, exploitation or violence.

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Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

Life and faith is about more than entertainment and the survival of the fittest.

I’ve been watching the new Netflix series on the tale of Troy.

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Cat McLelland with her painting A Hundred Thousand Stars from her previous exhibition Journeys, Memories, Dreams, Reflections

MAYOR’S MOMENT: Lots to do over Easter break and beyond

Well I hope you have all been good and not eaten too many Easter eggs over the Easter holidays and if you have had the opportunity to, I hope you have enjoyed time with friends and family as I did.

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

VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Lend a hand and make a difference

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

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Bobby Cochran played the Durrington Working Men's club

WHISPERING SMITH: Unbroken circles, that old wheel keeps a’turning

Once, a long time ago, I served a stint in the RAF Police and was posted to a quiet little RAF station very close to Bath.

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Hugh Lowson

ST BARNABAS: Hospices are not just for end-of-life care

One of the major challenges hospices across the UK have is making people aware of the depth and breadth of the services we provide and addressing common misconceptions that people have.

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The service will focus on helping veterans closer to home, rather than requiring them to travel to centres for weeks at a time

HEALTH AND CARE: Improving care for veterans and teenagers

This week we want to focus on two new services to improve care for local people.

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Sir Peter Bottomley

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: Private or public, open or secret?

The issues of Israel and Palestine, the homeland for the Jews and the rights of refugees in Palestine have concerned me through my years of parliamentary service.

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Easter bonnet competition at the St Barnabas House shop in Wick

MAYOR’S MOMENT: Easter celebrations

With the beginning of my week being awash with meetings and alike, it was nice to have Easter-themed engagements to look forward to over the weekend.

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

VOLUNTEER COLUMN: Spread some spring sunshine

You could spread some happiness this spring by volunteering some of your time to help other people; make their days easier and help them to enjoy the things they want to do.

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Sir Peter Bottomley

SIR PETER BOTTOMLEY: ‘I am sorry. I made a mistake.’

When off my knees, the people to whom I should apologise most are my wife and children. In the past, I could also say sorry to those trying to teach me and to bring me up.

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