Health warning issued as temperatures start to fall

Fresh winter health warnings are being issued by Public Health England (PHE) after forecasts say next week will see temperatures fall, bringing snow and ice to some parts of the region.

Milton Grange (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Residents urged to take part in consultation into threatened Eastbourne care homes

The county council has launched its consultation into threatened care homes Milton Grange and Firwood House.

"Yes I donate" NHS organ donor card

British Heart Foundation urges everyone to support the organ donation scheme

The British Heart Foundation is urging people in the South East to ask their local MP to attend parliament this Friday to vote in favour of an ‘opt-out’ organ donation system.

The 1948 leaflet delivered to every household in UK to launch the new NHS

Eastbourne residents encouraged to share memories for NHS’ 70th birthday

Eastbourne residents are being asked to share their memories of the NHS to mark its 70th anniversary.

The magnetic putty which was available on Amazon

Warnings over toy after young girl ends up in hospital with arsenic poisoning

A mother has issued a warning on social media about the dangers of a new kid’s toy after her daughter was rushed to hospital with alleged arsenic poisoning.

Pamela Cornford at her home in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby)

‘These are human beings in a very vulnerable situation’: Eastbourne families speak out over threatened care home closures

Since the news broke that two care homes have been threatened with closure, there has been an outpouring of public outrage.

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Scrutiny committee’s disappointment over no show

Eastbourne councillors have expressed their disappointment and frustration that local health service executives declined two invitations to attend and speak at the council’s influential all-party scrutiny committee.

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Lonely veterans needing support

Armed Forces charity SSAFA is appealing for people to spare some time to provide company and support for veterans who are feeling lonely and isolated.

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Be aware of stroke warning signs - act FAST to save lives

Stroke survivors are urging people to be aware of the warning signs of stroke and share the FAST message to help save more lives.

Mark Oldaker is fighting to improve medical assessments for disability benefits

Eastbourne man launches government petition into medical assessments for disability benefits

An Eastbourne man has launched a government petition calling to improve medical assessments for those who need sickness support.

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Dentists’ chairs condemned at DGH prompts refurbishment

The Maxillo Facial and Orthodontic department at Eastbourne DGH is undergoing a major refurbishment after dentists’ chairs were condemned for being unsafe.

Defibrillator campaign at the Bridgemere Centre, Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Community buzzed as new lifesaving machine goes live in Eastbourne

Members of the Heart Beat Campaign celebrated this week as the town’s newest defibrillator was officially launched outside the Bridgemere Centre.

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When a local GP met Princess Di

A retired Polegate GP who is still active in raising awareness about leprosy once found a supporter in Princess Diana.

Stroke Association opposing East Sussex County Council cuts to services outside County Hall, Lewes (photo submitted).

‘Stroke survivors will be left to feel abandoned’

Cuts to funding for stroke services in East Sussex have been branded ‘outrageous’ by one charity.

Sussex Partnership staff at its inpatient children's unit, Chalkhill, Haywards Heath

Teenager talks about her severe anxiety for Children’s Mental Health Week

A young woman has opened up about her battle with severe anxiety to help others who are struggling for Children’s Mental Health Week.

Photo by Scott Sutton

New pool for Hampden Park

A new pool has been approved for Hampden Park.


VIDEO: New MS centre manager talks of hopes for the future

The Sussex MS Centre has a new manager, who is looking to a bright future with hopes of expansion.

Councillor Tony Freebody (Conservative Ratton)

Eastbourne Tory leader hits out at ‘scaremongering’ over threatened care homes

The leader of the Eastbourne Conservatives has hit out at what he calls ‘scaremongering’ over the proposed closure of two care homes.

Chris Hardy is impressed with the Hellingly Centre

Newly-improved Hellingly mental health centre can’t be beaten

The chairman of Wealden council has praised a newly-improved rehabilitation centre which supports those with mental health issues in Hellingly.

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