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How to keep your pet safe as evenings get darker

With fewer daylight hours at this time of year, it’s a good idea to take extra precautions to keep our pets safe.

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Having my blood pressure taken - which turned out to be good!

On Your Marks: My struggle for fitness and better health starts here

Sussex Sports Editor Mark Dunford is taking on a challenge to get healthier and fitter. Here he starts with a health check.
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Katy Bourne

Sussex PCC’s video log: Working together is key to fighting anti-social behaviour

Filmed ahead of the Police & Crime Commissioner's ‘Listen Live: Partners Together’ crime summit this video examines anti-social behaviour in Hastings and Rother, and some of the great partnership work which is taking place in the area to tackle it.
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From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP SUS-160526-130924001

Keeping on track with rail improvement

Last Friday I held my fourth Hastings Rail Summit to update constituents and local businesses on improvements to our rail network and what further enhancements are planned.

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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

Lowering the voting age will truly help young people make their mark

I never miss the opportunity to encourage young people in schools and colleges across the constituency to find their voice.

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Just a Thought wiith the Bishop of Chichester SUS-171110-140358001

The sounds of the Earth

Even though there’s masses of open countryside in Sussex, the sound of contemporary technology is never far away.

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From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP SUS-160526-130924001

Creatively keeping communities alive

The UK’s creative industries are booming. These are our museums and galleries; artists and designers; film, TV and radio shows; musicians and performers; IT and software companies.

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Blaise Tapp

Opinion: Rules are rules when it comes to uniforms

As somebody who adopts a permanently dishevelled look, I really don’t have much room to talk about the appearance of others.

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Rt Reverend Richard Jackson, Bishop of Lewes

Rejoicing in our shared humanity

I have been fortunate recently to attend events organised by followers of other faiths.

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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

Why the EU Withdrawal Bill got my vote

With the referendum result being won by the majority who voted to leave the EU, and with 492 out of 650 MPs voting to trigger Article 50 earlier this year, we are now in to the mechanics of leaving the EU and negotiating a new relationship with our EU partners and other countries across the world.

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Katy Bourne

Katy Bourne’s September video log: First Sussex-wide service for victims of stalking

A support service for victims of stalking in Sussex is to be commissioned by Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne following the success of a pilot project in Brighton & Hove to understand the demand for specialist support.

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From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP SUS-160526-130924001

Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair at college

Figures released this week showed that the number of people in Hastings and Rye claiming the key out of work benefits was down by 31% since 2010. This is over 1,000 more local people now earning a good wage and developing their skills.

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The late Duke of Richmond and Gordon with his wife the Duchess

An extraordinary and wonderful man

It is with great sorrow that we have heard the news that His Grace the Duke of Richmond and Gordon died on 1st September, after a short illness.

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Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

Education to nurture virtue

It’s been a rather typical English summer.
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From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP SUS-160526-130924001

Post Office must serve the community

Here in Hastings and Rye, as across the country, our post offices and our independent shops are part of our communities. They are at the heart of the villages, towns and cities they serve providing a range of vital services and a friendly high street to local residents.

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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

Cycling around the constituency

At the start of the summer, I set out to visit much of the two hundred square miles of the constituency on my bike. Six weeks on, and with Parliament sitting again next week, I have visited many of the jewels across the constituency and spent time with constituents who do so much for their community.

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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

Inspired by young people at the Hive

Last Friday, I walked down the road from my constituency office to the Bexhill Hive - Bexhill’s new hub for creative learning and development for young people and adults.

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From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP SUS-160526-130924001

Schooling can open a world of opportunity

Students across the country have now received their A-Level results and are busy making important decisions about their future. However, the nervous wait continues for a few more days for those awaiting their GCSE grades. I would like to send my best wishes to all those in Hastings and Rye who are receiving their results this year.

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The Brighton Pebbles group

Supporting parents across the county

Most new parents have had The Panic

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