National Charity Partnership launches free online tool to help you get healthier this summer

Sussex residents wanting to get healthier this summer now have extra support to achieve their goals thanks to a new, free online tool.

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Eastbourne DGH receives vital funding for radiotherapy unit

Eastbourne hospital has received vital funding towards radiotherapy equipment for its new unit to treat cancer patients.

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Widow seeks justice after asbestos death

The widow of an Eastbourne man who died from a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos is hoping people may be witnesses to the working conditions that she believes killed him.

E-cigarette laws change this weekend - Here’s how vapers will be affected

E-cigarette laws change this weekend - Here’s how vapers will be affected

New tobacco laws affecting vapers who smoke e-cigarettes has come into force this weekend.

New rules come into effect

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging from this weekend

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging bearing graphic warnings of the dangers of smoking from this weekend as rules designed to prevent young people taking up the habit come into full effect.

Michelle Baker, CEO of the Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund, and skin specialist Siva Kumar

Eastbourne gardeners urged to watch their backs

A Sussex charity has enlisted the help of eight celebrity gardeners, three key horticultural organisations and 170 major garden retail groups to help raise awareness of melanoma - the fastest rising cancer in the UK.



The hero volunteers who have transformed a home in just nine days got to see what their hard work will mean to the family who live there at the DIY SOS ‘Big Reveal’.

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People urged to get out and about during National Walking Month

May is National Walking Month and The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) are encouraging people of all ages to get out in the open air and enjoy a Health Walk.


DIY SOS VIDEO: Nick Knowles determined to ‘make a mum a mum again’

The transformation of a disabled mum’s home is now well underway.

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Nearly 10 million Brits could lose their eyesight by not having eye tests

Almost 10 million Brits could lose their eyesight - by shunning regular eye tests.

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Easier than ever to buy cheap booze in poor areas

Easier than ever to buy cheap booze in poor areas

Cheap booze is easier than ever to buy despite the dramatic surge in pub closures - especially in deprived areas, according to new research.

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Hospitals issue Bank Holiday A&E warning

Hospitals across the county have warned people to go to A&E only if absolutely necessary this Bank Holiday weekend.

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Lifesaving campaign makes first steps to helping Eastbourne

A campaign to get lifesaving equipment available across the town is in full swing.

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Hailsham nursing home rated ‘requires improvement’ in latest CQC

A Hailsham nursing home has been rated ‘requires improvement’ in its latest CQC report – with one section branded ‘inadequate’.

World Immunisation Week campaign urges parents to check their child is up to date with important vaccinations

Parents in East Sussex urged to check their child’s vaccinations are up-to-date

This week is World Health Organisation (WHO) World Immunisation Week and parents and carers are being urged to check that their child’s vaccinations are up-to-date, protecting them from serious diseases and helping to prevent outbreaks.


COUNTY NEWS: Traders answer DIY SOS for Sussex family

Hit TV show DIY SOS has been ‘absolutely inundated’ with offers from trades people across Sussex to help transform a family’s home.

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Sugar tax works

Hefty taxes on sugary soft drinks could help in the fight against obesity because they stop people buying them, according to new research.

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Eastbourne mum on TV this morning

A mother from Pevensey Bay is featured on the BBC2 Victoria Derbyshire Show this morning (Tuesday April 18) alongside women across the country fighting to get a controversial operation stopped.

NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS.

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Ambulance service preparing for ‘very busy’ Easter weekend

Sussex’s ambulance service is preparing for a ‘very busy’ Easter bank holiday weekend with demand for paramedics expected to surge.

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