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Further review period for A27 Arundel improvements

Highways England has started an additional four-week period for people who responded to last year’s consultation on improving the A27 near Arundel to add to their responses. Announcing the news, Highways England programme leader Jason Hones said: We’ve always been upfront that we want to give people the best possible information to help them have […]

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£20m announced to fund vaccines for coronavirus and other infectious diseases

The Government has today pledged £20 million to develop new vaccines to combat the world’s deadliest diseases, amid concerns over the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak in China. When visiting the Public Health England’s Porton Down laboratory last week, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced the UK will ramp up efforts to fund ground-breaking research into vaccines, […]

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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 […]