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Eastbourne recovery café set to reopen

An Eastbourne café which supports vulnerable people is reopening soon.

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Sussex runners take part in London Marathon

Runners from all over Sussex completed the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday (April 22), raising money for a number of good causes.

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Sussex mental health trust had 262 serious incidents last year

The mental health trust for Sussex has defended the high number of serious incidents it recorded last year.

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Richard Foster

Ambulance chairman to step down

The chairman of Sussex’s ambulance service is to step down just a year into the job due to health reasons.

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A High pollen count is forecast for Peterborough this week

Warm weather brings ‘high’ pollen count and problems for Sussex hay fever sufferers this week

There is a ‘high’ pollen warning for Sussex this week, according to Met Office forecasts.

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Paul Nelson is running the London Marathon for the British Heart Foundation

Eastbourne man who performed CPR on two strangers takes on London Marathon for British Heart Foundation

A man who performed CPR on two strangers within six months has been inspired to run the London Marathon.

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Across NHS staff in England, women are paid on average 23 per cent less than men, the figures show

Sussex NHS trust one of few to pay women more than men

The Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust has been revealed as one of the few public sector organisations in England to have a gender pay gap in favour of women.

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The UK is set to leave the EU after the referendum in June 2016 saw a victory for the Leave campaign

GP vacancies ‘not just down to Brexit’

Staff vacancies at doctors’ surgeries in East Sussex are not just down to Brexit, according to health chiefs.

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Some of the professionals who will be helping new mums

New mental health service for struggling Sussex mums opens

Help is now at hand for new mums across Sussex who are experiencing mental health problems.

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Partner Yvonne Grant outside the Fitzalan Medical Centre in Littlehampton. Picture: Derek Martin Photography

COUNTY NEWS: Behind the scenes at a struggling GP surgery

A GP practice which went from ‘good’ to being placed in special measures in two years is facing the same pressures of surgeries across the county – and has let us go behind the scenes to explain how they are trying to improve.

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Eastbourne Railway Station Health Centre (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-180504-103041008

Walk-in health facility to move out of Eastbourne town centre

Walk-in health facilities are set to move out of both Eastbourne and Hastings’ town centres next year.

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Send us your stories as the NHS prepares to turn 70

NHS70: Send us your inspiring NHS stories

Exactly three months from today, our National Health Service turns 70.

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Maternity unit

Fresh review of maternity services ‘could risk stability’

An independent review of redesigned maternity services in East Sussex could put their stability at risk, a health boss has suggested.

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Oliver King was just 12 when he died after a cardiac arrest

Eastbourne MP backs dad’s fight to get defibrillators in every school

The town’s MP has thrown his weight behind a father’s campaign to make defibrillators mandatory in schools.

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Eastbourne District General Hospital Midwifery Unit (Photo by Jon Rigby)

‘We are open for business!’ say midwives at Eastbourne DGH

Many people don’t realise that women can still give birth at the DGH – and midwives are battling to change this misconception.

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Lloyd Russell-Moyle, MP for Kemptown, will be one of the speakers

Eastbourne meeting to launch East Sussex Save the NHS Campaign

A new campaign group to fight for NHS services is being launched in East Sussex with a speaker event next week.

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The rate of pregnancies among under 18s is at its lowest

COUNTY NEWS: Record low numbers of under 18 pregnancies in Sussex

The rate of pregnancies among under 18s in Sussex is at its lowest since records began, new figures show.

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COUNTY NEWS: Cancer warning for high proportion overweight in Sussex

Being overweight could overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer, according to a new study.

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Vicky loved animals and was a 'mother hen' to her friends

COUNTY NEWS: Student died after she ‘couldn’t afford treatment’ for earache

The mother of a 20-year-old student who died suddenly after putting off treatment because she couldn’t afford it has spoken about her tragic death as a warning to others.

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Hundreds turned out to protest the planned closures earlier this month

Eastbourne council boss weighs in on care homes debate as petition receives almost 10,000 signatures

Eastbourne’s council leader has called plans to close two of the town’s care homes ‘an absolute disgrace’ as he handed in petitions to County Hall.

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