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REV DAVID FAREY: A precious insight into the human character

Chris Packham is a fairly well known face on TV, recently performing on BBC TV’s Autumnwatch programme about the changing face of nature around us, along with the effervescent Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games.

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TREVOR WEEKS: How you can help with our wildlife casualties this winter

WRAS is launching its Winter Warmer Appeal this week. Every autumn and winter thousands of wild animals and birds up and down the country struggle as the temperature drops and winter sets in.

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STEPHEN LLOYD MP: Questions surrounding Universal Credit

Readers of the Herald will know I have some concerns about the government’s new(ish) welfare benefits project, Universal Credit, which I have written about a couple of times in my column.

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PCC's video log: Would you pay more to support policing in Sussex?

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has launched a county-wide consultation to ask the public if they would be prepared to pay more for policing in Sussex.

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On Your Marks: Lunges and skipping are my mortal enemies!

The first steps to my target to do a half marathon in six months are well and truly passed. I completed my first 5km run two weeks ago - The Poppy Run at Clapham Common.

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REV DAVID FAREY: We owe a lot to Martin Luther

Five hundred years ago a professor in Germany, who was also a monk, nailed a paper with ninety five points of discussion to a church door. In so doing he lit the fuse on an explosion that became the Reformation and changed the course of history.

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Read about Annemarie's adventures in Cambodia daily at www.eastbourneherald.co.uk

OUT IN THE FIELD: Watch out – there are pickpockets about

Take care if you are out and about in town in the coming weeks as there are pickpockets about.

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TREVOR WEEKS: Mixed bag of rescuees included a cygnet and a kingfisher

Monday turned out to be a rather busy day with our ambulances dashing around all over the place. The day started with me being woken up about 2am with a plea for help dealing with a road casualty fox in the middle of Uckfield High Street. I was on site within 15 minutes but sadly the fox had already passed away.

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STEPHEN LLOYD MP: When you make a promise, you keep it

One of the consequences of government cuts is that public commitments can sometimes be broken. I saw this in a meeting I had with residents from a Housing Association (HA) assisted-places apartment block locally.

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Rampion announce a £4 million fund which will include supporting organisations working for benefit of Sussex people

Corporate social responsibility, as it is sometimes now termed, really began when Victorian industrialists started wanting to address the social ills of their age, including the poor living conditions of their workers.

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Rt Rev Mark Sowerby, Bishop of Horsham

Not as simple as good or bad

This coming Sunday the country will pause, and take stock of the sacrifice and ongoing dedication of many men and women in the service of their country.
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Debby Scott

On Your Marks: ‘It’s mostly a case of mind over matter’

At my first visit to the Tilgate parkrun (see last week’s column), I bumped into Debby Scott, who I knew through her husband James.

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REV DAVID FAREY: The flip side of Hallowe’en

Hallowe’en has come and gone, although in many churches this weekend there will be celebrations of All Saints and the connected one of All Souls.

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TREVOR WEEKS: We need your help to keep our casualties warm this winter

For the first time this autumn / winter I woke up to a sheet of ice covering the ambulance windscreen. Temperatures are starting to drop to the point that hedgehogs will be thinking of hibernating.

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Enjoy fireworks at local events: The Saffrons display in Eastbourne is tonight (Friday) at 6.30pm

OUT IN THE FIELD: Vile yobs spat at young doctor in street

News has reached me of a particularly unpleasant incident in Old Town’s High Street on Tuesday night.

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STEPHEN LLOYD MP: Keep the pressure up over libraries cuts

Proposed Local Library Cuts: I attended a public meeting in Coppice Avenue recently to discuss East Sussex County Councils proposal to close Willingdon Library. The mood in the room (130+ attended) was overwhelmingly against the decision.

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On Your Marks: First attempt at a parkrun did not go to plan, but what a great event

If you have followed my column, you will know I am targeting to run a half marathon in six month’s time.

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REV DAVID FAREY: People need to express themselves considerately

I heard a story of something someone witnessed in a coffee shop a few days after the old round pound coins had stopped being legal tender.

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The three trekkers who head off to Cambodia next month: Jo, Annemarie and Claire

OUT IN THE FIELD: Get to root cause of street drinking

The debate about aggressive street drinkers in the town centre rumbles on and police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne has added her weight to the argument that it is not just down to the police to do something about the persistent problem and other agencies need to get involved as well as, much more importantly, look at the root causes of the problem.

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TREVOR WEEKS: Hazel dormouse is in our care after it was found in a bucket

We have a very special little creature in care at the moment. An amazing hazel dormouse.

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