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.

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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.

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New defibrillator installed at pub

1066 Country Community First Responders have unveiled a brand new public access defibrillator in Sedlescombe village.



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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Giant game to improve health is heading for county’s streets

Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets across East Sussex from June as the entire county is transformed into a giant walking and cycling game.

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Schools hockey tournament wins praise for bringing people together

South Saxons Hockey Club welcomed over 80 children to their annual Primary schools tournament at Horntye Park last week.

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Chance to take part in health walk during National Walking Week

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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Have your say on health services in Hastings and Rye

Have your say on health services in Hastings and Rye

The Healthwatch East Sussex Listening Tour, a three year programme of engagement activity, will be coming to the Hastings and Rye area in July.


Bid to raise £50k for cancer fight

The family of a popular Rye businessman has launched a crowdfunding bid to pay for him to have a potentially life-saving cancer operation.

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FEATURE: Meet the woman bringing hope to infertile couples in 1066 Country

On first impression, walking up a lurid yellow fire escape into this characterless industrial unit, it doesn’t look like you are entering a building where miracles happen.

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Health trust third in nation for superbug compensation

The hospital trust which runs the Conquest Hospital came third in a national league table of NHS bodies who have made the most compensation payments after patients contracted life-threatening superbug infections while in their care.

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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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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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Charities and businesses join for Dementia Week awareness event

A group of local charities and businesses have got together to help promote the availability of local services that exist for seniors in the Bexhill, Hastings and Rother area.

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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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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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