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Blood letting in Battle – mine’s a pint

I am the proud possessor of a badge which says I have given blood 10 times. My first donation was a few years ago at Battle Memorial Hall. This involved an initial series of questions, including two ‘women only’ ones. It won’t surprise regular readers that I committed the cardinal sin of answering these, which doubtless convinced the nursing staff that they were dealing with a total idiot:

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Louise

Louise Margaret: Perils of 21st parenting

etc’s columnist on why parenthood is all about small victories

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Life on Tapp with Blaise Tapp SUS-160516-112125001

Come on girls, no need to get your knickers in a twist

It is fair to say that, right now, there are plenty of things in the world to get hot under the collar about.

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Katy Bourne

Sussex PCC's video log - Listen Live: Fraud and Elder Exploitation

On Thursday 23 March PCC Katy Bourne will hold the first of four public debates as part of her new 'Listen Live' programme.

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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

Schools campaigning for fair funding

The issue of school funding has been making waves across the country. Locally, my own schools have mobilised support from parents and I have been lobbied by every school in the constituency. Most of the communications have finished with a request that I speak with Ministers, raise the matter in Parliament and be prepared to speak out and evidence my support.

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

Teaching the value of relationships

In 2010, in my first month as your MP, it was reported that our area had one of the highest rates in southern England of teenage pregnancies. I was clear that, at the heart of tackling this issue, was instilling our young women with the confidence and the knowledge they needed to make the choices which were right for them.

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Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

A struggle worth undertaking

So now we know.  Theresa May has given up crisps for Lent.

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Alexia

Alex Rowley on why we can never really have parenting sussed

Alexia Rowley on why the only constant with children is change.

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A Victorian family

Support for bereavement counselling services

My grandmother Nell, who was born into working class London in 1895, was never quite sure how many brothers and sisters she had.

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Ven Dr Edward Dowler, Archdeacon of Hastings

An honest look at ourselves

This week many Christians around the world have been celebrating Ash Wednesday.

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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (and other modes of transport)

This week, my Transport anorak has been well worn, in Parliament and outside. On Monday, our Transport Select Committee continued its inquiry into urban congestion. We heard evidence from the car, cycling and tram lobby. All, naturally, want more of a share of the urban streets for themselves. This inquiry is helpful for me as I am currently working to see how we can relieve congestion in Little Common. Traffic has increased by 20% since the Link Road was opened. A by-pass is the obvious answer but there may be other techniques we can adopt.

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

Women should ‘Be Bold For Change’

For decades the 8th March has brought people together to fight and campaign for a more inclusive and equal world. International Women’s Day is marked across the globe. It is a time to reflect on what progress has been made and to focus on where more needs to be done.

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Life on Tapp

How can bad drivers exploit a legal loophole to keep on the road?

We are a nation of motorists, a tribe so wedded to the idea of car ownership that we see getting behind the wheel as a human right.
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Tony Smith with Carnival and Misty SUS-170224-072436001

Volunteers needed to help horse charity

There are many different ways to get involved in the community and for animal lovers, there’s no shortage of opportunities to help our vulnerable four-legged friends. RVA works with a number of local animal charities, which rely on volunteers to operate.

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Blaise is concerned that we may lose sight of good old fashioned common sense to mob rule

In the clamour for instant justice we shouldn't give way to mob rule

If I could sum up the 21st Century so far I would describe it as the era during which the world lost respect for almost everything.
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Front Line News with David Horne SUS-160422-121044001

Blood letting in Battle – first blood

I am the proud possessor of a badge which says I have given blood 10 times. My first donation was a few years ago at Battle Memorial Halls:

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Louise

etc columnist Louise Margaret

Why the good old-fashioned cluttered look will always prevail

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Katy Bourne

Katy Bourne: Hate crime will not be tolerated

Sussex’s police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne on the rise of hate crimes since the Brexit vote.

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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

A beginners guide to how Parliament makes law

Last week Parliament was again debating and voting on the legislation which, when passed, will give the Government the powers needed to start the process of leaving the EU.

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

Playing a part in humanitarian aid starts on our doorstep

In our communities in Hastings and Rye we can be proud of our commitment to support some of the world’s most vulnerable.

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