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Recognising contributions to society

One of the big events coming up in Chichester is the ceremony in which Tim Peake will be granted the Freedom of the City.

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Counting the cost of a working margin

Last week in Parliament, the focus from MPs was on the levels of central funding which will be given to our local councils and services. The current Government has made it an aim to see councils becoming self-sufficient. The ambition is for local councils to keep the money they raise from council tax and business rates and then decide how much to spend and raise via these forms of local taxation.

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Liam Barrett

On Your Marks: Fellow cricketer 'Bazza' is taking up a similar challenge

Part of the joy of taking up this challenge of a half marathon is seeing how many people do similar events.

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BLAISE TAPP: Is micro-cheating the first dumb trend of 2018?

BLAISE TAPP: Is micro-cheating the first dumb trend of 2018?

There must a point in everybody’s life when they say ‘I am not sure if I belong here anymore’, as if the world has moved into a different gear and left them behind.

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In the House with Huw Merriman

Bring Bayeux Tapestry to 1066 Country

This week saw the news that the Bayeux Tapestry could be coming to our shores. This, coming on the day when Prime Minister’s Questions took place, and a day before Theresa May was being visited by President Macron, I sensed the opportunity to try and put a bid in for the tapestry to be displayed at Battle.

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From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP

Helping children is vital for our future

Our children and young people must be given every chance to make the very most of their potential. This begins with a high-quality education. Whilst I wasn’t the best student, I was lucky to have many excellent teachers and wonderful opportunities at school.

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Right diet and exercise vital for your pet

With a New Year comes a new start, meaning many of us are all too aware of the need to shed a few pounds for the year ahead.

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Press freedom - or a totalitarian Britain

Press freedom - or a totalitarian Britain

Heaven only knows what they would call me now in this at once sensitive and insensitive age. As Margaret Thatcher’s Press secretary for 11 years, I copped a lot of abuse and ridicule.

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Pete Airey, myself and Tony Airey

On Your Marks: Getting over that tough festive period

It was always going to be a bit tough over Christmas and New Year.
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How to banish those New Year blues

Tinsel and turkey may seem a distant memory now and after the Christmas and New Year celebrations have faded, some people can feel a little blue as they get back into their normal routine.

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Ven Fiona Windsor, Archdeacon of Horsham

Taking time out to pause

The last of the turkey curry has been eaten, and just a tiny bit of Christmas cake left (well in my house at least!)

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Rt Rev Richard Jackson, Bishop of Lewes

Finding hope in a bigger story

This year I saw the first Christmas TV ad on September 15th.

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Ed Cassidy

On Your Marks: Startling statistic opened my eyes

In my conversion with Ed Cassidy a senior manager in mental health commissioning for Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex CCGs (see last week’s column) he told me a startling statistic that approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime.

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Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

The light of truth

Advent Calendars have hit the high street in a big way as an attractive by-product of the Christmas shopping bonanza.

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Ed Cassidy, a senior manager in mental health commissioning for Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex CCGs

On Your Marks: Life is stressful, and we want to make it less so

In the first of these columns, I spoke to Dr Minesh Patel from the CCG, and something he said really resonated with me. He said that he had prescribed someone with anxiety and depression to do a parkrun - and it really helped.
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Katy Bourne

PCC's video log: Would you pay more to support policing in Sussex?

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has launched a county-wide consultation to ask the public if they would be prepared to pay more for policing in Sussex.

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On Your Marks: Lunges and skipping are my mortal enemies!

The first steps to my target to do a half marathon in six months are well and truly passed. I completed my first 5km run two weeks ago - The Poppy Run at Clapham Common.

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Rampion announce a £4 million fund which will include supporting organisations working for benefit of Sussex people

Corporate social responsibility, as it is sometimes now termed, really began when Victorian industrialists started wanting to address the social ills of their age, including the poor living conditions of their workers.

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Rt Rev Mark Sowerby, Bishop of Horsham

Not as simple as good or bad

This coming Sunday the country will pause, and take stock of the sacrifice and ongoing dedication of many men and women in the service of their country.
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From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP

First steps to faster trains is delivered

Last week I invited Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to visit Ashford International to hear an update on my campaign to secure a high speed rail link between our communities and London St Pancras.

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