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Vital work of Sussex’s community pharmacies highlighted

With winter on the way, the vital work of local community pharmacies across Sussex has been highlighted.

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Chris, Kirsty and baby Monty.

COUNTY NEWS: Mum’s thanks to hospital staff for saving premature baby’s life

A new mum whose baby boy was born weighing just 1lb 9oz has spoken out in praise of the doctors, nurses and midwives who saved his life.

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Amy Standen with her son Rhys Fuller, eight

COUNTY NEWS: Mum’s tears over abusive remark to her disabled son

More than 1,000 people on Facebook have rallied behind a mum left distraught by a stranger’s hugely offensive comment about her disabled son.

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A South East Coast Ambulance Service crew

Ambulance trust to introduce new response standards

A new set of ambulance standards aimed at delivering the quickest response to the most serious 999 calls are set to be rolled out in Sussex from next week.

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Patients invited to have a say on revamped NHS 111 hotline

Moves to transform a patient hotline, which has had some criticism from users in the past, have taken a huge leap forward.

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Dave and Dawn Robinault. Dawn was forced to wait seven hours for an ambulance after breaking her hip

COUNTY NEWS: Seven-hour ambulance wait for broken hip

A woman’s seven-hour wait for an ambulance after breaking her hip ‘seemed like an eternity’, her husband has said.

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Product warning

Protein supplement recalled due to allergy fears

A popular brand of protein supplement has been recalled by its manufacturer due to its containing possible allergens not mentioned on its label.

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Parents are encouraged to ignore the fake news and make sure their children get the flu vaccine

‘Fake news’ warning to East Sussex parents over flu vaccine

Efforts to vaccinate children against flu are being hampered by myths being spread on social media, public health chiefs have warned.

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Babies' dummies recalled

Boots recall babies’ dummies due to safety issue

Boots have recalled a range of their Baby Airflow Soothers, due to a potential safety issue having been identified with the products.
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St John Ambulance is urging people to be first aid ready for this year's Bonfire Night

Around 1,000 people a year hurt by firework-related injuries, says first aid charity

Remember, remember first aid in November, is the advice of St John Ambulance this Bonfire season.

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Response time missed on half of most serious 999 ambulance calls

Sussex’s ambulance service missed its target on almost half of the most serious 999 calls last month.

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From broken bones to new beginnings

From broken bones to new beginnings

WHEN Tim Bennett was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis and was forced to give up work, he knew he needed something else to occupy his time.
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Mia Fowler whose feeding problems were solved by sheep's milk SUS-170410-151443001

Flock of sheep help save baby Mia

A flock of sheep have come to the rescue of a Hailsham baby struggling to feed properly since she was born.

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Katy Stafford and Diane Hull

Local nurses star in new NHS recruitment video

Mental health nurses from across Hampshire and Sussex are starring in a new recruitment film for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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Millions of British workers shy away from discussing mental health with colleagues

Millions of British workers shy away from discussing mental health with colleagues

Millions of British workers would shy away from discussing mental health issues with colleagues amid a fear they could jeopardise their career, it has emerged.

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Staff from the Royal Alex and TMBU enjoy the celebrations at the Rockinghorse 50th Anniversary Ball (Photograph: Stephen Johnson Photography)

Children's charity hits half a million at gala event

A Sussex children's charity has raised £500,000 in its 50th year, after a final fundraising push at its anniversary ball.
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Free flu jabs for those high at risk

Free flu jabs for those high at risk

The NHS is calling on people to roll up their sleeves and get protected against seasonal flu.

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Sussex OCD Clinic Team

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex clinic aims to improve the lives of OCD sufferers

A clinic in Sussex is helping people who suffer with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) to regain control over their lives.

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PICTURES AND VIDEO: Brighton 'hit-and-run'

Police continue to investigate an alleged hit-and-run outside the Ladies Mile pub in Brighton last night.

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Smoking at work: what are your rights and what can your boss do to help you quit?

Smoking at work: what are your rights and what can your boss do to help you quit?

It’s likely your boss wouldn’t think twice if you stepped away from the desk to make a quick cup of tea but if you’re a smoker and taking regular breaks your habit could be costing your employer time and money.

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