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OUT IN THE FIELD: Name and shame drink drivers
I realised a long time ago that – up there with bankers and parking wardens – us journalists are not the most popular fairies in the forest on the list of the UK’s most disliked occupations. Probably even more so now that Sussex Police is asking us to name and shame those motorists charged with drink or drug driving offences throughout December as part of a continued crackdown on offenders. Like it or not, the names of ne’er-do-wells and details of their misdemeanours going in the paper has for many years been an unofficial part of the punishment. Yes, it’s not nice and it’s embarrassing. But before those drink/drug drivers who don’t think the laws of the land apply to them start moaning about the fact their names are splashed all over the papers, they should stop and think. Drink driving wrecks lives. As the old saying goes, if you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.
 

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LETTER: Christmas an unpredictable time for diabetics
As preparations and excitement for Christmas grows, some of your readers who have diabetes will realise that Christmas is not as straight forward as they would like it to be. For most people, Christmas is a time for treats and a bit of over-indulgence and with the thought that any extra pounds gained can be lost in the New Year. However, for someone with diabetes, Christmas is a time of temptation, unpredictable or delayed meals, extra nibbles, excitement and stress, all of which can lead to varying blood sugars.
 

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