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Make Millicent & Muriel proud with your vote

Anyone walking near Parliament recently will have noticed the addition of a brand new statue of Dame Millicent Fawcett standing strong overlooking Parliament Square and the Palace of Westminster. This fantastic piece of art, and now history, was created by Gillian Wearing and is the first statue of a woman to have a place on Parliament Square.

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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

Delivering the case for transport

This week, I was successful in calling for a Westminster Hall debate on ‘Transport for the South East’. This is the name of a new transport body which has been set up by local authorities and enterprise partnerships spanning 7.5m residents in the south east. Its aim is to be given legal responsibility to steer and deliver major transport improvements in our region. The debate was a good opportunity for MPs in our region to talk of their support for this and their own transport challenges.

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Katy Bourne

Sussex PCC's video log: #StandUpToStalking

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, explains why it is important that we all #StandUpToStalking

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Streetlight received a 5,000 grant from Sussex Community Foundation

The human cost of modern slavery

Sussex Community Foundation has two funds – the Nick and Gill Wills Fund and the Brenda Ford Fund - that specifically support charities and community groups in Sussex, supporting women who are vulnerable or at risk of abuse, exploitation or violence.

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Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

Life and faith is about more than entertainment and the survival of the fittest.

I’ve been watching the new Netflix series on the tale of Troy.

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From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP

The attractions of an English summer

Us Brits are famous for our obsession with the weather - our need to start every ice breaking conversation with some meteorological observation, and never more so than the grateful way we shake off the end of winter. Hopefully we are finally at that moment!

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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

The Case for Military Action in Syria

The Syrian conflict has created the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Half the country’s pre-war population — more than 11 million people — have been killed or forced to flee their homes. I’ve seen the impact of it myself, standing 15km from the Syrian border in the world’s second largest refugee camp in Jordan with 100,000 displaced Syrians being supported by British aid.

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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

Enjoying all that Bexhill and Battle has to offer over Easter

Easter is almost upon us. After a busy week debating Local Government finance, Police resources, Russia and where our passports are produced, Parliament has entered recess for two weeks. I will not be in need of a passport over Easter because I will be spending the bulk of my fortnight in the constituency and hoping that Spring will do as its name suggests and bring forth a burst of fine weather.

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From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP

A rich tapestry of things to look forward to

It is somehow already Easter and what a busy few months it has been: We have seen 100 years pass since some women were finally granted the right to vote, a strong Spring Statement from the Chancellor which means better funding for our towns, and the potential for the Bayeux tapestry to come to Hastings!

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Rt Revd Richard Jackson, Bishop of Lewes

Everything changed at the first Easter

A few years ago I gave up caffeine of any sort for Lent.

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Dr Martin Warner'Bishop of Chichester

The relevance of making time and space

The season of Lent is a period of 40 days when Christians prepare to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ at Easter.

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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

Foreign Affairs Dominate Parliament

Affairs from Europe, and further afield, have dominated Parliament over the last couple of weeks.

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From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP

Apprentices step on the career ladder

Apprenticeships are there for people from all walks of life enabling them to learn skills for the workplace of their choosing, earn a wage, and get on in life. Last week was National Apprenticeship Week which was a great opportunity for companies to learn how apprenticeships can work for them. I spent last Friday visiting businesses in Hastings to hear how apprentices have helped their employers while also gaining a valuable step onto the career ladder.

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The Venerable Edward Dowler, Archdeacon of Hastings

Life begins at 40

In Lent, forty is a very special number.

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From House to Home with Amber Rudd MP

Standing up for our future farmers

When I am asked about the future of our country’s farming and agricultural sector following Brexit, I can give reassuring news! This week, the Government launched an open consultation on the future of farming to get farmer’s views on new agricultural proposals.

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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

It’s snow way to run a democracy

I hope that all readers are keeping safe and warm during this period of cold weather. My late father was a devoted amateur weatherman. As my mother once said, ‘When I married your father, I married the weather.’ He would certainly have enjoyed this week.

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The spin class

On Your Marks: I’m spinning around, move outta my way!

When I started this challenge - to be able to run a half marathon from scratch - I knew my main issues would be getting fit and avoiding injury.

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Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

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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In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

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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