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2.23m women screened for breast cancer in 2018-19

2.23m women aged 45 and over were screened for breast cancer in 2018-19, a 4.5% increase on 2017-18 (2.14m), and a 26.0% increase since 2008-09 (1.77m). The greatest increases are in the over-70 age range, where 218,000 women were screened for breast cancer in 2018-19, a 51.2% increase on 2017-18 (144,000) due, at least in […]

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Large quantity of drugs seized from address in Eastbourne

A large quantity of drugs was seized from a property in Eastbourne after PCSOs acting on community concerns identified an address involved in the supply of Class A drugs. At a recent meeting with residents of Upperton in Eastbourne, PCSO Jake Greathead and PCSO Julian Williams heard concerns about drug dealing in the area. PCSO […]

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£183 million boost for military helicopter training

The MOD’s UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) has signed a £183 million contract to boost training services for new Rotary Wing pilots. The contract amendment includes: An uplift of four new Airbus H145 helicopters A state-of-the-art simulator and infrastructure improvements Support in attracting and training personnel to meet the increased helicopter demand from the […]

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Prepare for flooding to reduce impacts on mental health

Environment Agency launches campaign to highlight the impact flood damage has on mental health, advising people on the importance of signing up to flood alerts. xperiencing damage caused by extreme weather such as storms or flooding can increase the chance of facing mental health problems such as stress and depression by 50% while a quarter […]

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Village halls boosted by £1.2 million to rejuvenate community hubs

Village halls in England have received £1.2 million through a government funding scheme, helping these community hubs make vital refurbishments to continue the invaluable role they play in rural communities. So far, grants for 21 projects have been approved as part of the £3 million Village Halls Improvement Grant Scheme launched in April 2019. Improvements include repairs […]

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Coastguard help care workers during stormy weather

Coastguard rescue teams on the Isle of Lewis were called out to ensure care workers were able to reach vulnerable and elderly people during the stormy weather. Western Isles council requested the assistance of the Tarbert, Benbecula and Bragar coastguard rescue teams and two Stornoway based senior coastal operations officers. Using their 4X4 vehicles and […]

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Survey results suggest West Sussex is a good place to grow old

More than 570 people completed the survey which was launched in October at the start of the council’s Age Well campaign to find out what older residents currently do, or might want to do, to stay healthy, happy and independent. The results show that 88% of people who completed the survey agreed or strongly agreed […]

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Rightful owners sought for property recovered in Eastbourne

Police are seeking the rightful owners of property recently recovered in the Eastbourne area which officers believe may have been stolen. They are keen to establish the provenance of the various items, and ask anyone who recognises their possessions to come forward. They can do so by contacting Sussex Police online or by phoning 101, quoting serial […]

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Around 900,000 could receive increased Housing Benefit from April

Around 900,000 people across the UK could see their Housing Benefit payments rise from April. The freeze on Local Housing Allowance rates that has been in place since 2016 has this week (13 January 2020) been lifted by the Minister for Welfare Delivery, meaning that rates will rise by inflation from April. There are around […]

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Naturally energising drink TENZING has launched the TENZING Clean Air Tracker – a free tool for runners to use on their mobile devices. Runners breathe much more heavily than pedestrians and flood their lungs with pollutants. This tech helps health-conscious runners avoid the most polluted areas and streets of the Big Smoke! The tracker (developed with Kings College London) syncs with running tool STRAVA to show the live Air Quality Score of the […]